Articles posted June 12, 2006

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Irgun Dies at Age 15

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.

National Belmont TV Ratings Slump 22%

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.

Tiger Hunt to Stud in South Africa

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.

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