Gainesway Farm announced that the first foal sired by grade I winner Cuvee arrived Jan. 5 at Bruce Kline's Foxhills Farm near Lexington.
Our Emblem, sire of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner War Emblem, has been sold to Goncalo and Regina Borges Torrealba's TNT Stud in Centro-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He previously stood at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., and has shuttled to TNT Stud since 2004. The 15-year-old son of Mr. Prospector will remain in Brazil, according to Taylor Made Farm.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has catalogued 535 horses for its March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
A total of 183 Finger Lakes Race Track Thoroughbreds found new homes in 2005 through volunteer efforts of the Exceller Fund and the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program.
Betsy Wells, who galloped such stars as Storm Cat, died Feb. 13.
Stakes winner Ballado's Devil will enter stud at Liam Gallagher's Galtee Farm near Midway, Ky.
Several states have announced their state-bred champions who have proven themselves worthy of receiving honors in 2005.
The first mare covered by Horse of the Year Ghostzapper at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky near Midway is Mr. Prospector's winning daughter User History.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Fund, signed into law in late December by Gov. Ernie Fletcher, kicks into high gear with the opening of the 2006 breeding season.
By Eugene Levey - Change is inevitable and necessary, but it should be made for the right reasons. Unfortunately, most of the changes in recent years have robbed racing in general and racing fans in particular. I speak of the abbreviated careers of modern-day racehorses compared to their counterparts of yesteryear.
It is mid-February, and although the 3-year-olds look to be a solid bunch, there are few standouts. With question marks surrounding some of the leading contenders and the top spots up for grabs, it's time to check out the second wave, which includes several horses whose bandwagons are ready to take on passengers.
Churchill Downs president Steve Sexton gave students in the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program tips on how to grow a company in a mature industry, improve customer relations, and find new ways to market horse racing.
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