Millionaire and grade I winner Fastness will stand the 2003 breeding season at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa.
The Breeders' Cup has received a dozen phone calls this week from persons asking about the eligibility of stallions that stood in 2000 (foals of 2001) and 2001 (foals of 2002) at Dr. William O. Reed's Mare Haven Farm near Lexington.
Sweetest Thing, who won the July 6 Dance Smartly Handicap (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine in what turned out to be her final start, has been retired after trainer and former co-owner Roger Attfield detected some swelling in an ankle following a workout.
Grade I stakes-placed Tribunal, a $1.8 million yearling purchase, has been sold by Robert and Beverly Lewis to a group of investors from the Pacific Northwest who are in the process of syndicating the 5-year-old son of Deputy Minister
The wait for more than 40 Thoroughbred shuttle stallions at Sydney's quarantine station will continue until samples from the standardbred Astreos are tested in his homeland Canada.
Shuttle stallions at Sydney's quarantine station are awaiting clearance after a virus scare. Results of tests conducted on blood samples taken from an unnamed Canadian harness-horse at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory at Geelong, Victoria, are expected within 24 hours.
European millionaire Golan is scheduled to make his farewell start in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) in November before beginning his stallion career at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
Grade I winner Will's Way was represented by his first winner when his daughter Freedom Forever won Aug. 24 at 5 1/2 furlongs by 6 1/2 lengths at Fairmount Park in her first start.
Graded stakes winner In Excessive Bull was represented by his first two winners Aug. 24 at Ruidoso Downs.
Slew o' Gold, who set the racing and breeding world abuzz with four grade/group I winners from his first crop, has been pensioned after failing to impregnate a single mare this year.
Karen and Mickey Taylor announced on Thursday plans for a complete dispersal of their Thoroughbred holdings, beginning this fall at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Millionaire Friendly Lover, who was third on the 2000 freshman sire list by progeny earnings, has been relocated to Fred and Wade Feuring's Rockin' River Ranch near Winterset, Iowa.
Multi-millionaire Skimming, winner of the last two runnings of the Pacific Classic (gr. I), has been retired and will enter stud at the Sahadi family's Cardiff Stud Farms near Atascadero, Calif.
Shanekite, who sired 16 stakes winners, was euthanized because of the infirmities of old age last Wednesday at Ron and Fran Stolich's Blooming Hills Farm near Clements, Calif.
Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo have reached an agreement to purchase 150 acres of the late Marvin Warner's Warnerton Farm near Ocala, Fla.
WinStar Farm's Pompeii, who was being prepared by trainer Eliott Walden for a repeat win in the Personal Ensign Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga, came down with a wrenched ankle and has been retired.
New York stallion Rage was represented by his first winner when his daughter Fresh and Sassy won Aug. 17 at Calder Race Course in her initial start.
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.
Sheikh Hamdan's homebred Muqbil, winner of the Aug. 16 Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises Stakes at Newbury in England, is the first winner and stakes winner sired by European champion Swain.
The Jockey Club is predicting that the 2002 foal crop in Kentucky will be about 2,000 less than last year's figure, primarily because of mare reproductive loss syndrome, but the projected decrease isn't as large as earlier estimates.
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.
Eleven-year-old Numerous has been sold to the Head family's Haras du Quesney and will stand at that French nursery in 2003.
Graded stakes winner Highland Gold has been purchased by BnD Chase Thoroughbreds from George Todaro and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and will stand at Ken Arnold Ranch near Stockton, Calif.
Six-year-old Battle Cry will enter stud at Tim Cochran and Ray Muck's Special K Thoroughbreds near Runnels, Iowa, as the property of the farm.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association ended its two-night Del Mar yearling sale Monday in a virtual statistical dead-heat in average price with last year's all-time record sale.
Graded stakes winner Global View has been moved to Jay Goodwin's Good Win Farm near Arkadelphia, Ark., where he will stand for owner Charles Chappel for $1,000.
Proud and True, a full brother to leading sire Our Emblem, was represented by his first winner Aug. 11 when his daughter Proud American won at seven furlongs at Calder Race Course for breeder/owner Donald Dizney.
Maryland stallions Ops Smile and Yarrow Brae were represented by their first winners Aug. 8 at Laurel.
William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm and Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel have entered into an agreement to stand grade II winner Roar at Rancho San Miguel near San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Festival of Light, Dubai's Horse of the Year in 2001 for Godolphin Racing, will enter stud at Clarence and Dorothy Scharbauer's Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas.
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.
John Franks' homebred Clearly a Queen might be retired because of a fractured left sesamoid sustained in her victory in the Aug. 4 Eatontown Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park.
Millionaire Puerto Madera will relocate to Gary and Marlene Howard's Hideaway Farms near San Jacinto, Calif., from John T. L. Jones' Walmac International near Lexington.
Leading Japanese stallion Sunday Silence, who underwent the latest of three operations July 18 at the Shadai Horse Clinic in Japan, is in critical condition after showing signs of laminitis.
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.
Luciano Tavana has retired his 5-year-old racehorses Fourway Action and Downbeat to stud at T & L Farms near Panama, N.Y.
Leading Japanese stallion Sunday Silence is steadily improving after undergoing additional surgery July 18 at the Shadai Horse Clinic,
Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, who is represented by a graded stakes-placed filly from his first crop, welcomed his first winner July 31, when his son Favorite One won at seven
furlongs at Laurel for Harry and Tom Meyerhoff.
Mr Combustible, a two-time English group winner and third in the classic Rothmans Royals St. Leger (Eng-I), has been retired from racing to stand at Beechbrook Stud in County Wicklow in Ireland,
The first Southern Hemisphere-bred foal of European champion Montjeu was born Aug. 6 at Bloomsbury Stud's New Zealand farm in Matamata.
Dance Brightly's initial winner, Mr. Whitestone, won a six-furlong race Aug. 4 at Ellis Park.
Team Block's Ioya Two, who thrilled Thoroughbred racing fans twice last summer at Arlington Park with courageous victories, has been retired and will leave this week for her upcoming career as a broodmare.
Graded stakes winner Well Noted has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Monhill Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y
Stakes winners Match Trick and Truckee were represented by their first winners in early August.
Johannesburg, who was last year's brilliant champion but this year's disappointment, has been retired and will stand at stud next year alongside his sire at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
The Irish National Stud announced that it has purchased an interest in Medecis, a 3-year-old son of Machiavellian. A winner of four of six starts with a pair of seconds, Medecis' last start was a victory in the about one-mile Prix de la Jonchere (Fr-III) at Chantilly on June 17.
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