Nayef gets the best of Golan, this time at York's Ebor meeting
Nayef gets the best of Golan, this time at York's Ebor meeting
The long vigil is over. After 14 weeks of battle, Sunday Silence died of heart failure Sunday, Aug. 19, brought on by infection in his leg and the debilitating effects of laminitis.
Sunline again exhausted all of the usual superlatives in collecting her fourth straight New Zealand Horse of the Year award. Voting numbers are not generally disclosed at awards in this part of the world, but from a panel of 42 judges made up of media and racing club administrators 26 of 41 ballots (63%) placed Sunline No. 1 and Ethereal No. 2, the other plumping for a tie.
As its 2002 southern roster is about to assemble, Darley has confirmed the purchase of Kelvinside Stud in the Hunter Valley as the base for its Australian breeding base from 2003.
The word on Sunday Silence remains grim, the mood at Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido less than optimistic.
HAYAKITA, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN (August 13) -- It's the ninth anniversary of the death of Zenya Yoshida, the founder of Shadai Farm. Rain has fallen for most of the day, growing stronger toward evening and the mood is grim at Shadai Stallion Station. In a barn set back from the others, a barn that was especially built to accommodate the aging Northern Taste, Sunday Silence battles what appear to be his longest odds yet.
Tattersalls is set to make major changes to its sale dates in 2003, with the flagship Tattersalls Houghton yearling sale set to move up one week, and the Tattersalls October yearling sale moved to the week currently occupied by the Houghton.
As a virus runs through Aidan O'Brien's yard, he still manages to win the Phoenix Stakes for the fifth straight year.
Sunday Silence is fighting for his life and a decision may have to be made to euthanize the American champion and leading Japanese stallion, Shadai Stallion Station owner Teruya Yoshida said Aug. 8.
Eureka Stud in the northern Australian state of Queensland is facing a Supreme Court action seeking $23 million (Australian funds) in lost earnings by deceased stallion Brave Warrior.
Kaieteur, a 3-year-old son of Marlin--Strong Embrace (by Regal Embrace) bred in Kentucky, rolled to a two-length victory Sunday in the Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (Ger-I) at Munich, Germany.
Irish-bred Islington drew away to easily win the Group 1 Vodafone Nassau Stakes for fillies contested at 10 furlongs at Goodwood Saturday.
Rock of Gibraltar wins sixth group I in a row to tie record set by Mill Reef.
New Zealand's top mare also earned entry to Australia's Racing Hall of Fame. Australia also named its other champions of 2001-2002.
The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Elusive City scored a three-length victory in the Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (Eng-II) at Goodwood. The victory was the first major stakes score for The Thoroughbred Corp. since the death of Prince Ahmed bin Salman on July 22.
Van Nistelrooy, who brought the top-price of $6.4 million at last Keeneland's September yearling sale, became the 100th stakes winner for Overbrook Farm's leading sire Storm Cat when he won the Flame of Tara Tyros Stakes at Curragh on Saturday.
Golan wins a memorable King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes the week his owner, Lord Weinstock, dies.
Ashford Stud stallion Woodman, who has shuttled to Australia the last several seasons, will not stand in Brazil for the Southern Hemisphere season.
Mrs. J. S. Bolger's Margarula, an Irish-bred daughter of Douyon sent off at 33-1 odds, produced strong late run to defeat odds-on favorite Quarter Moon in Sunday's Irish Oaks (Ire-I) at The Curragh.
Thomas L. Nichols' Century City, a 3-year-old Danzig colt produced from Canadian Horse of the Year Alywow, took a narrow lead with three-sixteenths of a mile remaining and continued on for a neck victory over U.S.-bred Common World in Saturday's Goffs International Stakes (Ire-II) at Curragh racecourse in Ireland.
Australian businessman Dick Karreman has purchased The Oaks Stud in New Zealand and will stand Our Emblem's full brother, Traditionally, there during the southern hemisphere season.
O'Brien looks to the future after Hawk Wing takes the Eclipse Stakes.
The British Red Cross, Ascot's charity of the year, is staging a fundraising jockey race to help raise money for the charity work it does in the UK and abroad. Leading European riders Frankie Dettori and George Duffield have agreed to participate and need an additional eight riders to join them in the Red Cross Stakes on Blue Square Shergar Cup Day on Aug. 10.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has set the fields for this weekend's inaugural Breeders' Cup Future Bet. Street Cry, winner of the Dubai World Cup, has been listed as the morning line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic at 6-1 odds.
Aidan O'Brien saddles first three and Sadler's Wells sires the first four as High Chaparral becomes 15th Epsom/Irish Derby winner.
Europe's most successful trainer, Aidan O'Brien, has threatened to leave Ireland and train in America if a plan for an incinerator near his stables at Ballydoyle is approved.
Ange Gabriel, a colt who until now, had only won in listed company, upset favored filly Aquarelliste and ran away with a two-length win in Sunday's Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.
Hold That Tiger, a half-brother to Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Editor's Note, won Sunday's Anheuser Busch Railway Stakes (Ire-III) at The Curragh.
Danehill will not shuttle to Australia for the 2002 breeding season. He has been shuttling to Australia since 1990, and Coolmore has decided to rest him for the 2002 southern hemisphere breeding season.
Ascot is planning to have the finest racecourse in the world when the £180 million (U.S. $250 million) new grandstand is completed by June, 2007.
Jockeys Johnny Murtagh and Frankie Dettori will miss the June 30 Irish Derby (Ire-I) at The Curragh after picking up whip bans in Thursday's Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I).
High Chaparrel is one of six horses from the stable of Aidan O'Brien among 11 five-day declarations for Sunday's Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I).
War Zone, a son of Danzig racing for Prince Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, outraced five rivals to win Sunday's Prix de la Porte Maillot (Fr-III) at Longchamp.
The first two days of the Inglis June weanling and Thoroughbred sale in Victoria, Australia, have ended with good indicators.
Japan capped the first half of the year with the Takarazuka Memorial (Jpn-I) June 23 at Hanshin. The Takarazuka is the last group I until fall, and one of two races in Japan in which entrants are partially selected by fan ballot.
Rock of Gibraltar's St. James's Palace score is the highlight of a memorable meeting.
Australian company EquineUnited will conduct the world's first online auction for unborn foals on August 1.
Malhub, a homebred racing for Shiekh Hamdan al Maktoum, won Saturday's Golden Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot by 1 1/2 lengths. Favored Johannesburg finished ninth.
One of England's top breeders has died.
Back-to-back winner of the Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I). That title now belongs to Royal Rebel just as such past heroes as Drum Taps, LeMoss, and Ardross.
Johannesburg, last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner and Eclipse Award recipient, heads a field of 16 to run Saturday in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien wins many group races in Europe, but for the second straight day at Royal Ascot, he was upset in one of the meeting's major stakes.
Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen waited as long as he could, then unleashed Irresistible Jewel for a late run to get up and take the Ribblesdale Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot Thursday.
Romantic Liason provided Pat Eddery with win number 4,493, the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-III) win at Royal Ascot Wednesday equaling Lester Piggott's number of victories. Only Richard Gordon, with 4,870, has more among English riders.
Running back on just a few days rest, Just James won the Jersey Stakes (Eng-III) Wednesday during the Royal Ascot meeting.
Frankie Dettori rode Grandera to victory in the Prince of Wales Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot on Wednesday, giving trainer Saeed bin Suroor his third successive win in the race.
Trainer Michael Petro has added Fuzzy Star to the list of starters for Sunday's $1 million Queen's Plate at Woodbine. The addition of Fuzzy Star increases the field to 14 for Canada's most prestigious race.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien notched his first victory of this year's Royal Ascot meeting when favored Rock of Gibraltar scored a 1 3/4-length victory in the group I St. James's Palace Stakes.
Statue of Liberty, a $1.3 million son of leading American sire Storm Cat, scored a three-quarter-length win in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The Coventry is Britain's first group race for 2-year-olds.
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