Gross receipts, average and median prices increased, as did the buyback rate, during Monday's consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Winter Mixed Sale in Ocala, Florida.
Nineteen stakes worth $3.675 million will be run during Keeneland's 15-day spring meet from April 4-25.
The first foal by grade II winner Broken Vow arrived Jan. 11 at Carter Thornton's Threave Main Stud
The list of horses included in the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust Dispersal to be held Tuesday, March 4 in conjunction with the 14th annual Barretts Equine Ltd. March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training has been posted on the sales company's Web site.
The first reported foal sired by Irish champion Black Minnaloushe was born Jan. 2 at Dr. Tony Ryan's Castleton Lyons Farm
Pensioned broodmare Illiterate, whose son Alphabet Soup beat Cigar in the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died Jan. 9 at age 31
Be My Royal, winner of the one the biggest races of the National Hunt season to date, faces disqualification in connection with a rash of positive drug tests for traces of morphine in British and Irish races due to contaminated feed.
A successful senior business person, with an extensive record in running high-profile companies and a strong interest in horses and breeding, is being sought to be the new chairman of Britain's National Stud which occupies 500 acres in Newmarket, England.
- By Mark Popham
Be My Royal, winner of the one the biggest races of the National Hunt season to date, faces disqualification as he is among a rash of positive drug tests for traces of morphine in British and Irish races due to contaminated feed.
Seattle Slew was bred to only nine mares prior to his death last May, and one them, Plaintiff, produced a filly Jan. 9.
Tom Simon's Vinery harvested the top-priced Sunday Silence at the Magic Millions Yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast. The Vinery principle was present as the son of the deceased champion and unraced Miner's Mark daughter topped the auction at $900,000 (Australian funds).
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe completed purchase of the158 acres on which Emerald Downs racetrack sits, according to the Seattle Daily Journal.
An ongoing entry-box boycott by Illinois harness horsemen shut down live racing at Balmoral Park and Maywood Park for the first two weeks of 2003, with no end in sight and potential implications for the scheduled resumption of Thoroughbred racing in March.
U.S. Representative Ernie Fletcher (Ky-R), a candidate for governor of the state of Kentucky in 2003, pledged his support for the Thoroughbred breeding industry in an address to the winning breeders of Breeders' Cup races Jan 12 at Keeneland Race Course.
Breeders of the winning 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races were honored Jan. 12 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association/Breeders' Cup and the Thoroughbred Club at a dinner held at Keeneland Race Course.
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