The equine abortion rate in Kentucky is down 48% from a year ago, based on the latest figures released Monday by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC).
It was no great surprise that Half Hennessy supplied the first group I classic win for his sire in the $500,000 (Australian funds) Queensland Derby (Aust-I) on June 7. It was the manner in which he dispatched his 13 rivals that provided the shock.
Graded stakes winner Doneraile Court was represented by his first winner when his son Jazzy Jay won at five furlongs
Juddmonte Farms' Toussaud, the 14-year-old daughter of El Gran Senor who produced Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker, was honored as Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association earlier this year.
Since Funny Cide is a gelding, the obvious winner on the breeding side of things is his sire, Distorted Humor. At least one person has already cashed in. WinStar Farm, where Distorted Humor stands, bought a share from Joseph Federico for $450,000.
Grade I winner Scorpion, who entered stud this year at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington for a fee of $8,500, is suffering from fertility problems
Sunny's Halo, the 1983 Kentucky Derby winner, was euthanized Tuesday at Double S Thoroughbred Farm in Tyler, Texas due to the infirmities of age. He was 23.
Tagish, a son of Mr. Prospector out of champion Waya (by Faraway Son), has arrived at Martha and David Reynolds' Hidden Lake Farm
Black Mackee, who sired 39 stakes winners, died at age 27 the end of May
Champion Xtra Heat, who was bought privately by S. David Plummer and partners' ClassicStar last November for $1.5 million, has been pronounced in foal to leading sire Gone West.
Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem, who experienced difficulties at the Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station during his first season at stud this year, has been transferred to the insurance companies.
The equine abortion rate in Kentucky continued its significant decline from a year ago, based on figures released Monday by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC).
Summer Mood, Canada's champion sprinter of 1985 as a homebred for Kinghaven Farms, died in mid-April
Grade II stakes-placed Rubiyat was represented by his first winner when his son Rubi Echo won June 1
Cozzene's Angel, dam of Toccet, produced a half-sister to the grade I winner for William and Mary Lou Griffin
Something special happened in the 4th race at Belmont Park May 29.
Grade II winner Parade Leader, a full or half-brother to five stakes winners, has been purchased for stallion duty by Mike and Norma Rattray's Lammerskraal Stud
Carson City, a member of the Overbrook Farm stallion corps that includes the incomparable Storm Cat, has bettered his illustrious stallion mate.
The downward trend of equine abortions in Kentucky continued during the third week of May, based on figures released Monday by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) in Lexington.
Political Intrigue, the dam of Monday's Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes (gr. IT) winner Redattore, was euthanized beause of complictions from laminitis on March 22 .
The number of Eastern equine encephalitis cases in Florida has risen to 68 for this year, further substantiating an earlier suspicion that 2003 will be a tough year for fighting the disease. Florida's case count for all of 2002 was 25 horses.
Millionaire Precocity's first winner came May 25
First Winners for Menifee, Military, Sea of Secrets, Wild Wonder, Time Bandit
Grade I winner Expelled's first winner came May 21 when his daughter Birdie Barrage won at five furlongs
Barclay Tagg to judge Grand Champion Maryland yearling show... Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship to visit River Downs Saturday.
Grade I winner Wild Event was represented by his first winner
Champion sire Zabeel will stand at New Zealand's Cambridge Stud at a reduced fee.
John C. Oxley announced the retirement of his grade I winner and Florida champion Booklet from racing because of an injured right front leg. The 4-year-old son of Notebook won half his 14 races and earned $989,460.
When Kenny Troutt and Bill Casner purchased Prestonwood Farm between Lexington and Versailles, Ky., and renamed it WinStar in January 2000, among the horses they acquired in the deal was Belle's Good Cide, who was then carrying a foal who would go on to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.
Graded stakes winner Mayakovsky has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Tim Little and Anne Morgan's Mill Creek Farm
European standout Rock of Gibraltar, who won seven consecutive group I events before running second in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will stand for a fee of A$132,000
Eclipse Award winner and European champion Daylami was represented by his first winner
Grade I winner D'wildcat has been retired to Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
Malibu Moon's first winner is his son, Perfect Moon
Grade II winner Lil's Lad was represented by his first winner when First Money got out to a quick start and won going away
Millionaire Jostle, an Eclipse Award runner-up as top 3-year-old filly of 2000, produced her first foal
Coolmore Stud stallion Danehill, who sired 2001 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Banks Hill and European standout Rock of Gibraltar, has died.
The equine abortion rate in Kentucky continued its downward trend, based on figures released Monday by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) in Lexington.
The champion 2-year-old filly of 1999, Chilukki, gave birth to her second foal
Canadian grade I winner Holzmeister was represented by his first winner when Miss Meister won May 11
Ridgewood Pearl, who won the 1995 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), died giving birth last week.
Ocean Terrace, who won the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) in March in his third start, has been retired from racing.
Daniel Borislow, whose grade I winner Toccet was taken off the Triple Crown trail because of an injury, has accepted the offer to stand the son of Awesome Again at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm.
Jules, whose millionaire son Peace Rules ran third in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), died May 8 in Brazil
Edmund Gann's Final Destination, a champion and classic winner in her native New Zealand and a U.S. grade II winner, has been retired from racing
Multiple stakes-winning millionaire Repent, who was retired earlier this year because of an injured tendon, has been sold by Jerry and Feye Bach's Select Stable to Cloverleaf Farm in Ocala, Fla.
Amerman Racing Stables' Lido Palace, a millionaire twice over and two-time champion colt in his native Chile, has been retired from racing due to a wrenched ankle that has not sufficiently responded to rest.
Daniel Borislow, whose grade I winner Toccet was taken off the Triple Crown trail because of an injury, is leaning toward standing the son of Awesome Again at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm.
Champion Xtra Heat has been booked to Gone West and will be bred Saturday, said John Freston, racing manager for David Plummer and partners ClassicStar Farm.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has put its support behind legislation that would give horsemen 25% of gross revenue from racetrack slot machines. Meanwhile, a prominent Standardbred breeder told members of a Senate Finance Committee May 6 breeders won't receive enough revenue under splits contained in two slots bills that have been introduced.
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