Extreme Change, a 10-year-old mare by Copelan out of stakes placed Ideal Exchange went to Gaspar Rivera for $25,000 to top the first of two Open sessions of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Winter Mixed Sale.
Helen Alexander has donated a conservation easement to Bluegrass Conservancy which will protect all 349 acres of her Middlebrook Farm, near Lexington.
Holiday Thunder, a graded stakes-placed son of Thunder Gulch, enters stud at William Schettine's Signature Stallions.
Citing the devastating effects of Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS) on Kentucky's 2002 foal crop, Keeneland's July Selected Yearling Sale will take a one-year hiatus, Keeneland officials announced today.
The date of the 64th running of the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) has been moved to June 14. The race, originally scheduled for May 31, will be shown live as part of the CBS NTRA Summer Racing Tour.
Shooter, a graded stakes winner as a 2-year-old, will enter stud at Weatherly Horse Farms near Anthony, N.M.
Florida Thoroughbred Charities raised more than $240,000 from its annual Live and Silent Auctions and its Stallion Seasons Auction on Jan. 12-13.
The countdown to the 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) has officially began with the launching of the redesigned Kentucky Derby web site, www.kentuckyderby.com.
The first reported foal sired by millionaire and grade I winner Aptitude is a filly born Jan. 10
West Virginia has joined Washington as states planning to consolidate government functions and make the racing commission part of a broader gambling commission.
Padua Stables' Vindication worked a half-mile in ::49 3/5 handily over Santa Anita's main track Sunday with Dana Barnes aboard. "It was just an easy work," trainer Bob Baffert said. "Good horses like this one make it so easy. All I have to do is keep him happy and healthy and he does the rest."
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Kentucky's leadership role in breeding excellence may be slipping and too many of the state's legislators fail to understand the importance of the state's Thoroughbred industry, how it works, and who it represents.
By Robert D. Bolson -- While reading about Bob Baffert's recent grousing and nagging displeasure with the Eclipse Awards I was reminded of Ronald Reagan's memorable remark to then-president Jimmy Carter during the second 1980 presidential debate: "There you go again."
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will tackle issues related to simulcasting as part of its winter convention Jan. 26-29 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced the arrival of Albert the Great's first foal, a bay colt out of Bessiepunkindo (by Lion d'Or).
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