Thoroughbred Breeding

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Millionaire River Keen Retired

Hugo Reynolds' River Keen, who hit the peak of his form by winning the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) and Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park in consecutive starts in the fall of 1999, has been retired from racing.

Monashee Mountain to Coolmore

Irish group winner Monashee Mountain, who was sold for $1 million at the 1998 Keeneland July yearling sale, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

Tabasco Cat Headed to Japan

Japanese newspaper Sankei Sports reported that the Japan Bloodstock Breeders' Association has purchased dual classic winner Tabasco Cat for stallion duty for $7 million and will stand the 9-year-old son of Storm Cat at the organization's Shizunai Stallion Station.

Puerto Madero Retired to Walmac

Millionaire Puerto Madero, whose victory over Behrens and Silver Charm in the 1999 Donn Handicap (gr. I) got the "NTRA Champions on Fox" series off to a rousing start, has been retired from racing and will stand at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington for $5,000 live foal.

Commentary: Breeders MIA at NTRA Meeting

Central Kentucky's Thoroughbred breeders were noticeable by their absence at Keeneland on Thursday morning when the National Thoroughbred Racing Association held the first session of a two-day membership meeting.

NTRA Pushes For Total Support

With only a month before 2001 membership commitments are due, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association apparently has made progress in several key areas, and pledged Thursday morning to strive for 100% industry participation.

Godolphin's Bachir Retired

Godolphin Racing's dual Guineas winner Bachir has been retired and will stand at Kildangan Stud in Ireland beginning in the 2001 breeding season, according to Sporting Life. Bachir won five of 10 career races, including a rare classic double of the Dubai Poule d'Essai des Poulains-French Two Thousand Guineas (Fr-I) and the Entenmanns Irish Two Thousand Guineas.

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