Irgun, winner of the 1994 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), died May 23 from a stomach rupture. The 15-year-old son of Sunny's Halo was standing at Three Way Horse Farm near Nashville, Ill., for a fee of $1,250.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 477 horses for its Kentucky select yearling sale on July 17 and 18 at the Newtown Paddocks near Lexington.
Because he continues to improve daily, Barbaro was allowed by his veterinarians to make a special televised appearance during ABC Sports' coverage of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, June 10.
British jockeys Brian Reilly and Dean Williams, together with bookmaker Owen Churchill, face various charges brought by that country's Horseracing Regulatory Authority after an investigation into betting on 10 races staged between Dec. 21, 2004 and Feb. 11, 2005.
Three-year-old Sunday Romeo became the first stakes winner sired by a U.S.-based son of deceased Japanese leading sire Sunday Silence.
A quartet of runners from the Tim Hills barn were the first to try the new Monmouth Park turf when they all worked over the surface on Monday -- the first horses to set foot on the $4.5 million course.
ABC Sports picked a tough time to get back into the Triple Crown business. Without Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro and Preakness victor Bernardini, the Belmont Stakes was left without a star attraction, and that was reflected in national television ratings for the June 10 running from New York.
Stakes winner and grade II-placed Tiger Hunt will enter stud during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Brendon and Candice Norman's Connington in the Mooi River valley in South Africa.
The Darley Flying Start program has announced that its 12-member class of 2006 ranges in ages from 20 and 29 and represent eight different countries, including China for the first time.
The weanling section of the Magic Millions national Gold Coast sale ended Sunday in Australia in spectacular fashion.
Jockey Chance Rollins, a 36-year-old regular on the Northern California circuit, remained in critical but stable condition Monday with injuries he suffered after he was thrown in the third race at Bay Meadows on Sunday.
After almost three years as operations manager for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Fred Winters has decided to return to a commercial role within the Thoroughbred industry.
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