After standing 20 years at Alec Head's stud farm in Normandy, France, Highest Honor, a French champion and two-time leading sire, has been pensioned.
Taylor Made announces stallions for Matchmaker Stakes (gr. III), Aug. 3 at Monmouth Park.
My Princess Jess muscled her way through a narrow opening in deep stretch on the inner turf course to register a three-quarter length victory in the $150,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga July 25. She earned her third straight victory for Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stable.
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Evening Attire remains at the top of his game, having just qualified for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships by taking the "Win and You're In" Greenwood Cup Stakes at Philadelphia Park.
Da' Tara, who shocked the nation when he wired the field at odds of 38-1 in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and denied Big Brown the Triple Crown, returns to the racetrack July 27 in the $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga.
John Brunetti, the owner of Hialeah Park, said he has spoken "briefly" to Halsey Minor about the technology entrepreneur's dream to buy and reopen the South Florida track. But even though the two men have agreed to talk again in early August, Brunetti told Minor he "isn't really interested in selling yet" because he still hopes to resurrect Hialeah himself.
Swiss Yodeler will stand the 2009 breeding season at John Harris' Harris Farm near Coalinga, Calif. He previously stood at Pepper Oaks Farm.
Spanish Steps sired his first winner July 24, when his daughter Spanish Ice won the fifth race at Del Mar by 1 3/4 lengths.
Bsharpsonata, a multiple stakes-winning homebred for John Sykes' CloverLeaf Farm II, has been transferred to the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher.
The Dubai Racing Club announced that a Tapeta synthetic surface has been selected for the new training track at Meydan.
If what happened at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction is any indication, disclosure of the ownership of sale horses might not be a priority for consignors or buyers.
Stakes winner Hot War was represented by his first winner July 24 at Ruidoso Downs.
For Dixie, a stakes winner and multiple graded stakes producer, was euthanized July 24 after suffering a ruptured intestine near her stomach.
Australian champion 2-year-old Sebring will miss the upcoming spring carnival in Sydney due to an injury.
One of Australia's leading stud farms, Lindsay Park Stud, is selling off their United States import Alannan (Conquistador Cielo-Dame Sybil, by Elocutionist).
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