The average price falls 17.2%, but the median is down only 2.8% for the auction, which ended its four-session run in France Aug. 16.
Michigan stallion Baptistry sired his first winner when his son Ride That Ticket won at Pinnacle Race Course Aug. 14.
Graded stakes-placed Big Top Cat came through with his first winner when his daughter Ms Hard Cat won Aug. 13 at Evangeline Downs in her initial start.
Peach Brew, who won two stakes last year, including the Arlington Oaks (gr. III), was named Horse of the Year and top 3-year-old female by the Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association.
Management at Suffolk Downs announced Aug. 16 the track will reduce average daily purse distribution by 26% for the second half of its 2010 racing season to achieve a 13% reduction in purses for the meet.
Acting Happy put in her final work the morning of Aug. 16 at Saratoga in preparation for the Aug. 21 Betfair TVG Alabama Stakes (gr. I). Guided by jockey Jose Lezcano, she covered five furlongs in 1:02.64.
Stonestreet Stables' Kantharos remained undefeated in three career starts after the 2-year-old son of Lion Heart blew away three other 2-year-olds in a daylight victory in the Aug. 16 Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II).
Jim Cullen, the bloodstock agent who has been banned from all North American auctions through 2010, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the U.S. bankruptcy court in the Eastern District of Kentucky.
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Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra turned in a strong six-furlong workout in 1:13 1/5 at Saratoga Race Course early Aug. 16 as the 4-year-old filly continued preparations for the grade I Personal Ensign Stakes.
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The average price declines 7% from a year ago during the auction's third session.
With the economy the way it is, many neonatal foals are being managed on the farm rather than being sent to a clinic, according to Kelsey A. Hart, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, at the recent American Veterinary Medical Association meeting in Atlanta.
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