Articles posted September 12, 2007

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Saoirse Abu: A Message in the Wind

Saoirse Abu: A Message in the Wind

Saoirse Abu has become a legitimate contender for a Cartier Award as European champion juvenile filly with victories in the Independent Waterford Wedgwood Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) and the Moyglare Stud Stakes (Ire-I).

O'Neill Comes Full Circle to Saddle 1,000th Winner

He's saddled starters in several different countries, hoisted trophies at tracks from Santa Anita to Belmont Park, and trained champion horses to victory in the world's top races, but trainer Doug O'Neill came full circle at a bullring track Sept. 9 when he saddled the 1,000th winner of his career during Fairplex Park's 16-day meet.

Barbaro's Full Brother Nicanor Developing Nicely

Although it has been more than seven months since Barbaro was euthanized, owner Roy Jackson says that he and his wife, Gretchen, still receive plenty of letters and fan mail about the fallen champion. But recently, Jackson says, more of the incoming mail has turned to an uplifting subject: Nicanor, the full brother to Barbaro, by Dynaformer.

Indy King Gets First Winner

Indy King Gets First Winner

Florida freshman sire Indy King sired his first winner Sept. 11. First-time starter Indy Joe won a $40,000 Delaware maiden special weight wire-to-wire against a field of nine other horses at Delaware Park.

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