Squirtle Squirt, last year's champion sprinter and Penske Auto Center Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner, might be headed to Japan to stand for the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders Association.
Lord Carson has been purchased by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and will be relocated to the Santa Ynez, Calif., farm from Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.
The Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station has purchased millionaire Swept Overboard for stallion duty starting next year
Claiborne Farm stallion Ordway was represented by his first stakes winner when his daughter Ordinary Paula won the Sept. 24 Juvenile Stakes at Fort Erie.
Grade I Winner Pistols and Roses to Emerald Pastures in Florida
Millionaire Astra, who figured to be one of the favorites in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), has been retired because of a respiratory infection.
Graded stakes winner Time Bandit will be relocated from Walmac South in Florida to Farrell Ryder's Ryders River Ridge Farm near Natchitoches, La.
Vinery announced fees for prominent incoming stallions Yonaguska and Scorpion, both of whom are Saratoga grade I winners.
Syndicated stallion Point Given, whose fee of $125,000 was the highest for an incoming stallion of 2002, had his fee reduced to $75,000 for 2003.
Graded stakes winner Leelanau has arrived at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington.
Olin Gentry and Tom VanMeter, shareholders in freshman stallion Indian Charlie, have announced the relocation of the 7-year-old stallion to Mr. and Mrs. Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Indian Lodge left Ellinthorpe Stud under-manned when he missed last month's shuttle. Grand Lodge's exciting miler wasn't running late but a slightly elevated temperature caused veterinary surgeons to revoke his ticket out of Ireland.
Chicago Six, a two-time Illinois championship, will enter stud at Richard Duchossois' Hill 'N Dale Farm near Barrington, Ill.
Alice Chandler, who owns Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington with her husband, Dr. John Chandler, announced that fees for all four stallions will remain the same.
Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Winding Oaks Farm has welcomed its first stallion prospect.
Deputy Minister, who rang up $10-million in progeny earnings in both 1997-98, will have a reduction in his 2003 fee
During the breeding season of 2001, the number of stallions covering 100 or more mares actually decreased, but the stud horse that mounted the most mares blew the "cover" off the record.
Champion sprinter Lit de Justice, whose big win came in the 1996 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has been purchased privately and will stand the 2003 season at Rich and Gaby Sulpizio's Magali Farms near Santa Ynez, Calif.
Grade I winner Millennium Wind, a half-brother to Horse of the Year Charismatic, arrived Sept. 18 for stallion duty at Ro Parra and William Hardin's Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington.
Unlimited Sky, whose full brother Northern Idol ranks third on the 2002 New Jersey sire list, will stand the 2003 season at Thomas Swales IV's Tee-N-Jay Farm near Monroe, N.J.
William T. Young's Overbrook Farm, which earlier announced that Storm Cat's fee will remain at $500,000 for the 2003 season, has kept fees for the other eight returning stallions at the same 2002 price.
Emancipator, a 7-year-old son of Forty Niner out of the grade I winner Contredance (by Danzig), will stand the 2003 breeding season at Charles Jenkins' Oak Hill Farm near Rippon, W.Va.
Two-year-old Smoken Devine, who is from the female family of Horse of the Year Holy Bull, will enter stud next year at Diane Banks' Y Bar Ranch near Gainesville, Texas.
California stallion Bonus Money has been relocated to Ken Arnold Ranch near Stockton from Rick Taylor's Special T Thoroughbreds near Temecula.
Lord Avie, champion 2-year-old male of 1980 for SKS Stable and sire of 74 stakes winners, has been pensioned at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., because of advanced age and a decline in fertility.
Champion and dual classic winner Real Quiet, who stood at Tom Simon's Vinery Farm near Lexington, will be relocated to Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., for the 2003 breeding season.
Mr. Mellon, who won the Arlington Classic Stakes (gr. IIT) in June, has been retired after suffering a career-ending injury in the Sept. 7 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT).
Storm Day, a graded stakes-placed half-brother to Brian's Time, has been sold to stand at stud next year at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La. No stud fee was announced for the son of Storm Cat--Kelley's Day, by Graustark.
The $17-$18 million deal to send Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem to Japan to stand at stud includes the 10% stake Chicago industrialist Russell Reineman had in the horse.
Oh Say, a Maryland stallion and before that one of the many stars in the racing stable of the late Jane du Pont Lunger's Christiana Stable, was euthanized in late July because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Stakes winner Leave a Legacy will stand at Ellen Caines' Caines Stallion Station near Wynnewood, Okla,, for $1,000.
Festival of Light, Dubai's Horse of the Year of 2001, has arrived at Clarence and Dorothy Scharbauer Jr.'s Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas
Millionaire Red Bullet, whose victory in the 2000 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) came over Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, is scheduled to enter stud next year at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky near Midway.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem will head to Japan to begin stud duties in 2003 at the Shadai Stallion Station, the powerhouse operation run by the Yoshida family. Shadai recently lost three major stallions in Sunday Silence, El Condor Pasa, and End Sweep.
California-based stallions Compelling Sound and Rainbow Blues will be relocated to Joan Rogers' Applebite Farms near French Camp, Calif., for the 2003 breeding season
European champion Sakhee, who is scheduled to enter stud in 2003 at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud in England, will begin his stallion career for £20,000.
Multi-millionaire Street Cry, who arrived Sept. 10 at Sheikh Mohammed's Jonabell Farm near Lexington, figures to be the star attraction at the stallion showcase scheduled Sept. 13 at the farm.
Graded stakes winner Cat's Career, a 9-year-old son of Mr. Prospector, has been moved to Thomas Reigle's Reigle Heir Farm near Hershey, Pa.
Skeedattle Stable's Forever Partners, an 11-length winner of the Colleen Stakes in early August at Monmouth Park, fractured her right knee in a runner-up effort in the Aug. 30 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga and has been retired.
A.P. Indy, who is having another good year at stud with eight stakes winners and the earners of $3.8 million, will stand in 2003 for the same $300,000 amount that he stood for in 2002, according to figures released by William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm.
Grade I winner Yonaguska, a $1.95 million auction 2-year-old, has been purchased by Tom Simon's Vinery from Michael Tabor and Sue Magnier, wife of Coolmore managing partner John Magnier, for stallion duty at the Lexington farm.
NetJets, a company headed by Thoroughbred owner Richard Santulli, has become title sponsor of the $1-million Breeders' Cup Mile.
Don't Say Halo, a more modest sire son of Halo, died of a brain seizure at 20 in Western Australia.
On a weekend dominated by news of the tragic death of Zafonic, the shuttle list was also reduced by the illness of Marju. The Last Tycoon son's season at Collingrove in Victoria was cancelled on Sept. 6 as the 14 year-old battled travel sickness.
Zafonic died Sept. 7 from injuries suffered in an accident at Arrowfield Stud in the Hunter Valley near Scone in New South Wales, Australia.
E Dubai, a top international star for Godolphin, will enter stud at Sheikh Mohammed's Jonabell Farm in Lexington in 2003. The announcement came shortly after Godolphin retired multi-millionaire Street Cry for stallion duty at Jonabell.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association honored owners and breeders at its annual awards dinner.
Jeffry Morris, long a top consignor and boarder of Thoroughbreds in Central Kentucky, is entering a new phase in his career, as he and his son, Stuart, will enter the stallion business in 2003. Their first prospect will be Malabar Gold, a son of Unbridled currently in training in Southern California.
Storm Cat, the world's most expensive Thoroughbred stallion, will stand for the same price in 2003 as he did in 2002: $500,000.
The Jockey Club reminds consignors of weanlings to the upcoming fall
sales to complete each weanling's registration application and DNA kit as soon as possible.
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