Avenue of Flags, who has sired the career earners of $11.7 million while standing his entire career at the Mabee family's Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif., has been sold and will take up stallion duty at Double LL Farm near Bosque, N.M.
The two-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale ended Tuesday with a record gross and increase in average price. The sale's final numbers were helped by record price for a juvenile when bloodstock agent Buzz Chace went to $450,000 for a daughter of Silver Deputy.
Dogwood Stable is now accepting nominations for its annual Dogwood Dominion Award for an unsung hero in the Thoroughbred industry. Nominations should be received no later than June 28.
Doug Donn, who since 1969 served in a variety of capacities at Gulfstream Park, ended his 35-year affiliation with the track by tendering his resignation as chairman of the board of the Gulfstream Park Racing Association.
A total of 22 top-class middle-distance horses from Britain, France, and Ireland go forward for the 2004 Vodafone Coronation Cup (Eng-I) at Epsom Downs on June 4 at today's forfeit stage.
Jockey advertisements worn during the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) telecast on NBC received little "exposure time," a sports marketing firm's analysis has concluded.
- By Tom LaMarra
Turfway Park president Bob Elliston has been elected to represent the independent Midwestern racetracks on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association board of directors.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's 2004 National Awards Dinner will be held Sept. 10 at Prince Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms near Lexington.
State law must change before any entity other than the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority operates Meadowlands and Monmouth Park.
By Steve Haskin -- Get the golden coach ready; we're heading to the ball again. After so many failed attempts, maybe this time Smarty Jones can fit into that elusive glass slipper, and Thoroughbred racing and the Visa Triple Crown finally can live happily ever after.
Selected articles from other media on Smarty Jones and his quest for the Visa Triple Crown, compiled by Ron Mitchell.
By Ray Paulick -- Checking media coverage of the extended Jones family, Smarty's a clear winner.
By Dr. Tom R. Lenz -- Federal legislation to ban the slaughter of horses in the United States for human consumption has become an emotional issue on which some groups within the equine industry can't see eye to eye. Here are the facts regarding the American Association of Equine Practitioners' position on H.R. 857, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.
- By Victor Ryan
Employees at Magna Entertainment Corp.'s Standardbred track Flamboro Downs have set a strike deadline of midnight Tuesday in response to what it called MEC's "attempt to intimidate workers into dropping key demands" during collective bargaining negotiations.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association anticipates bottom-line revenue for 2004 will come in at $400,000, up from $307,895 in 2003. Total operating revenues are expected to increase by more than $6 million this year.
Millionaire Kelly Kip's first winner. My Kip, won a two-furlong race in :22.07 May 17 at Calder Race Course in her first start
Roy, a Florida-bred who reached leading sire status in Argentina and Chile, became the latest to sire 100 stakes winners.
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