Temperence Hill, whose upset victory in the 1980 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) set the stage for a run toward a 3-year-old championship, died this summer at Sawang Jai Farm near Bangkok, Thailand.
Multi-millionaire, multiple grade I winner Harlan's Holiday has been retired from racing because of an injury suffered while finishing last in the Aug. 16 Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II).
Domedriver, winner of last year's NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will enter stud at Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud near Newmarket, England, in 2004
Multiple graded stakes winner Globalize has been moved from Rick Taylor's Special T Thoroughbreds to Ellen Jackson's Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, Calif.
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2004 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,200, a marginal increase over 2003 and an indication that the foal crop size has stabilized following the decline in 2002 due to Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS).
Hays Biggs, who raced several stakes winners with wife Kaaren, died Aug.12 at a Springdale, Ark., hospital after a lengthy illness
The racing career of English/Irish champion Hawk Wing has ended because of a knee ligament injury suffered in an unplaced effort in the June 17 Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.
Multiple stakes winner Dusty Screen has arrived at Helen Stearns' Justaplain Farm near Cochranville, Pa.
Plans for Danzig stallion Anabaa to shuttle from France to Australia for his sixth season at Widden Stud in Australia have been delayed as a result of injury at the Head family's Haras du Quesnay.
BnD Chase Thoroughbreds announced the relocation of multiple grade III winner Richly Blended to Rick Taylor's Special T Thoroughbreds near Temecula, Calif.
Six-year-old Winter Glitter will enter stud at Whispering Creek near Wellborn, Fla., for owner Janet Brickle for a fee of $3,000 live foal
With trainer Bob Baffert reporting that Vindication's training schedule is just too tight to make the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Classic, Powered by Dodge (gr. I), Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables announced the early retirement of the unbeaten 2-year-old champion male of 2002.
Ashford Stud stallions Hennessy and Thunder Gulch will not make the shuttle trip south to Coolmore Australia
Champion sprinter and millionaire Artax was represented by his first winner when Friendly Michelle won Aug. 10 at Del Mar
Graded stakes winners Lucky Roberto, Scatmandu, and Wagon Limit were represented by their first winners recently.
A share in Distorted Humor that brought $500,000 was the highlight of the Stallion Access Champagne Sale of selected seasons and shares that was held Friday evening in Fasig-Tipton's Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
A new service enabling breeders to hypothetically match up mares in trial matings with all registered New York stallions will be available this fall at no cost on the New York Breeding & Racing Program website (www.nybreds.com).
Chateaucreek, dam of 1980 Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Henbit, was euthanized Aug. 7 at Mrs. Jack G. Jones Sr.'s Mineola Farm near Lexington
Graded stakes winner General Royal was represented by his first winner when his daughter Many Many Bows won at six furlongs in 1:12.93 Aug. 6
Prominent stallion Red Ransom will relocate from Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington to Darley's Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket, England, for the 2004 breeding season
A $1.5-million deal is in the works for the purchase of Adena Springs stallion Wild Rush by a Japanese syndicate.
The first winner for grade II winner Rainbow Blues came Aug. 1 when Rainbow Sand won at five furlongs in :59.01
Graded stakes winner El Amante was represented by his first winner when Comin On Thru won Aug. 5
Slewsbox, who won the 2002 Desert Stormer Handicap (gr. III), died Jan. 28 after battling two separate illnesses
Jack Ingham, who with his brother, Bob, comprised the leading entity among Australian Thoroughbred owners and breeders, died today, the Australian Associated Press reported. He was 74.
Florida stallion Notebook, whose son Booklet was Florida's 2002 Horse of the Year and whose daughter Spoken Fur is on the verge of a $2-million bonus, was euthanized Aug. 4 because of a ruptured stomach lining.
Multiple stakes winner Stormy Jack has been purchased by a partnership for stallion duty at Gary and Marlene Howard's Hideaway Farm near San Jacinto, Calif.
Authenticate, a record-priced yearling at the Keeneland July sale, will enter stud at Cedarcrest Farm near Palestine, Texas
Grade II winners Classic Cat, a millionaire, and Flame Thrower have been relocated to CloverLeaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla.
Danehill is officially Australia's champion sire on General Australian earnings for the 2002-03 season.
As the grand sweep of Seabiscuit's story reaches many more generations in movie theaters, the career has closed on one of Australia's wonderful underdog Thoroughbreds. Northerly departs far from the applause which accompanied his recently conferred Horse of the Year title.
Horse of the Year Black Tie Affair is returning from Japan. He has been purchased by Donna Hayes' The Stallion Company, and he will be syndicated to stand in 2004 at Blue Ridge Farm in Upperville, Va.
Eclipse Award winner Golden Apples has been retired from racing because of a suspensory injury to her left front leg.
Margaret Glass, who worked at Calumet Farm during the glory days, died Aug. 2 at the University of Kentucky hospital.
Thunder Gulch, who was scheduled to shuttle to Coolmore Australia for the Southern Hemisphere season, might not be going
If there is to be a silver lining in the cloud of Ferdinand's death in Japan, it comes in the manner in which future business transactions will be written, and the heightened awareness that owners' responsibility no longer ceases when a horse is sold. Ignorance is no longer an option, and no one understands that better than the people who have done business selling horses to overseas interests.
Viewed as too valuable, Mutakddim won't be shuttling to Argentina from John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington
Stakes producer Debby's Turn, whose 13 career stakes wins included four in a little over a month, was euthanized July 24
Central Kentucky stallion Salt Lake departed July 25 for Haras de la Pomme in Argentina
Skip to the Stone, winner of the 2001 Bay Shore (gr. III) at Aqueduct and Baldwin Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park, has been retired after finishing third in the Independence Day Handicap at Emerald Downs earlier this month.
Ferdinand, the 1986 Kentucky Derby winner who went on to capture the following year's Horse of the Year title with a dramatic victory over 1987 Derby hero Alysheba in the Breeders' Cup Classic, is dead. The Blood-Horse has learned the big chestnut son of Nijinsky II died sometime in 2002, most likely in a slaughterhouse in Japan, where his career at stud was unsuccessful.
Millionaire Manndar, a dual grade I turf winner, has been sold and will stand the 2004 season at Ballykisteen Stud in Ireland
Irish Bear, a popular stakes winner in the Northwest, died July 5
The Greathouse family's Glencrest Farm has purchased an interest in grade I winner Booklet from owner John C. Oxley for stallion duty at the Midway, Ky., farm.
San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) winner Kafwain has been purchased by Darley and will stand at stud at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky. for a $10,000 fee. Cherokee Run, the sire of Kafwain, also stands at Jonabell.
Britain's National Stud has been rocked by the resignations of four of its five directors in a protest linked to the appointment of a new chairman at the Newmarket farm, which is run by the Levy Board, a government subsidiary.
Posse, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Silver Deputy -- Raska, by Rahy, will enter stud at Vinery in Lexington, Ky. upon completion of his racing career. The 3-year-old colt is being pointed toward next month's King's Bishop (gr. I) at Saratoga.
A half-interest in graded stakes-winning 2-year-old Cuvee has been purchased by a partnership that includes Bruce Kline and partners' Spendthrift Farm
Here's what some buyers and consignors thought about the progeny of first-crop sires that were offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
Forestry, the highest-priced freshman stallion of 2000, was represented by his first stakes winner when his son Deputy Storm won the July 20 Tyro Stakes
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