Multiple grade I winner Denon has been purchased by Paolo Crespi for stallion duty at his Societa Allevamento di Besnate near Varese, Italy
The Keeneland Association has awarded $862,052 to more than 80 charitable organizations in 2004-with more than $292,000 contributed to organizations specializing in health and human services. Through the years Keeneland has given more than $12.8 million to various organizations.
Moro Oro, sire of unbeaten 2004 stakes winner Free Bonus, and 10-year-old Personal will stand at Dr. Jerrilee Cave's Clearview Equine near Markleville, Ind.
Eastern Echo, who was getting ready for his first year at Maryland Stallion Station near Glyndon, Md., after standing at Shamrock Farms near Woodbine, Md., died Tuesday of a heart attack.
Jockey Shane Sellers, who has won more than 4,000 races in his career, will officially announce his retirement from riding Dec. 15, according to a release from the Jockeys' Guild.
Fond, a two-time stakes winner at Aqueduct, has been retired from racing with a record of three wins from 11 races and earnings of $113,661.
Hard Buck, a millionaire and grade I turf winner, will enter stud at John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla.
Officials at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino announced today Jason Boulet has been hired as racing secretary for the 2005 racing season. Boulet, currently working as a racing official at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, will assume his duties immediately. A Lafayette, La., native, Boulet has held numerous positions on both the backside and the frontside during his 14-year career.
Stakes winner Roaring Fever will enter stud at Michael and Debra Lischin's Metropolitan Stud near Pine Plains, N.Y., where he will stand for a syndicate.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has catalogued 1,160 lots for its 2005 winter mixed sale, scheduled for Jan. 17-20 in Central Florida.
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By Ray Paulick - The execution of Magna's vision has been difficult given its isolationist philosophy.
- By Steve Haskin
By Steve Haskin -- When it came to sheer toughness, Broad Brush was in a class by himself.
The Sales Integrity Task Force will release the results of its work during a press conference at 11 a.m. (EST) Dec. 16 at Keeneland in Lexington.
Michigan Racing Commissioner Robert Geake said he would leave his post when his term expires at the end of December, and that he hopes to make the long-awaited decision on granting a suburban Detroit racetrack license before he goes.
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