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.
The chestnut son of Dr. Fager was the last horse on the Tartan Farms property in Ocala, Fla.
New Zealand's top mare also earned entry to Australia's Racing Hall of Fame. Australia also named its other champions of 2001-2002.
Wheelaway, winner of the 2000 Tampa Bay Derby, has been retired from racing will stand the 2003 season at Joe and Anne McMahon's McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in upstate New York. His stud fee for 2003 is set at $6,000.
Van Nistelrooy, who brought the top-price of $6.4 million at last Keeneland's September yearling sale, became the 100th stakes winner for Overbrook Farm's leading sire Storm Cat when he won the Flame of Tara Tyros Stakes at Curragh on Saturday.
They call it the Sport of Kings. But sometimes the little guys have their moments, too. One of those little guys is James E. Jones. A farrier in Central Kentucky, he is the breeder of Whywhywhy, winner of the Sanford Stakes (gr. II).
The deal between William T. Young's Overbrook Farm and Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables to stand grade I winner Snow Ridge at stud has been completed.
Hallowed Dreams, the speed-happy Louisiana-bred female that drew national attention when she won her first 16 starts, has been retired according to trainer and co-owner Lloyd Romero.
Ashford Stud stallion Woodman, who has shuttled to Australia the last several seasons, will not stand in Brazil for the Southern Hemisphere season.
Encino, the 10th highest-priced yearling of 1978, died in June of natural causes at Frances Beckett's Beckett Ranches near Colton, Calif.
The fact that William T. Young's stallion extraordinaire Storm Cat led the Keeneland July yearling sale by average hardly sent shock waves through the industry.
Millionaire Formal Gold was represented by his first winner July 21 when his daughter Risky Kitten won a 5 1/2 furlong race in 1:08 by 6 1/2 lengths at River Downs in her initial start.
Mike's Wildcat, acquired by owner John Oxley after romping to an eight-length victory in the June 30 Astoria Stakes at Belmont Park, seeks her second stake in the grade 2, $150,000 Schuylerville that highlights Wednesday's opening day of 134th meet at Saratoga Race Course.
Sheikh Hamdan's homebred champion and stallion Nashwan was euthanized July 19 because of complications following what was expected to be a minor operation on his right hind leg
Millionaire Kiridashi was represented by his first winner when Brigadoon won a maiden special weight race at Great Lakes Downs on Friday.
Japanese stallion Sunday Silence, who temporarily was relieved of stallion duty in May because of an infection in his right front leg, underwent an operation July 18 to remove pus in the leg
Stakes winner Wild Deputy was represented by his first winner when his son Puddin Tame won July 18 at Solano.
Six-year-old Tribal Rule, who started only four times in his star-crossed career, has been retired from racing after suffering a sesamoid injury in a July 10 allowance race at Hollywood Park
Seven-year-old Japanese stallion El Condor Pasa died of complications from colic following surgery
Four interesting facts were brought to light because of the late-term abortion and Eastern tent caterpillar (ETC) study that was recently completed at the University of Kentucky, according to Dr. Thomas Tobin of the Gluck Equine Research Center:
Trainer Bobby Frankel has reconsidered retiring his grade I-winning mare Starine.
Lines of Power, sire of 22 stakes winners, was euthanized in mid-June from complications from the infirmities of old age
Claiborne Farm stallion Danzig came up with his 100th graded or group stakes winner when his son Burning Sun won the July 14 Prix Eugene Adam (Fr-II) at Maisons-Laffitte.
Overbrook Farm official Ric Waldman announced that an agreement in principle has been reached with Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables to stand grade I winner Snow Ridge at Padua near Summerfield, Fla.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association will offer a seminar July 25 to assist breeders in filling out loan applications for funding tied to mare reproductive loss syndrome. The money is available through a federal law enacted in 2001.
Grade II winner Globalize (Summer Squall--Sugar Hill Chick, by Fit to Fight) has been moved from Creston Farms in California to Rick Taylor's Special T Thoroughbreds near Temecula in the Golden State.
The Storm Cat colt Van Nistelrooy, who was sold for $6.4 million at the 2001 Keeneland September yearling sale, won July 14 at the Curragh in his debut.
Chiselling, whose career got off to a slow start when he lost his first three races, overcame a tardy break to win the Lexington Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a nose for owner-breeder Juddmonte Farms and Hall of Famers Jerry Bailey and Bobby Frankel.
Australia's Arrowfield Stud, which recently lost the services of deceased stallion End Sweep, announced that it will stand the proven sire Zafonic (Gone West – Zaizafon by The Minstrel) in 2002 on behalf of Prince Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms.
Grade I winner Outofthebox, Florida's champion 3-year-old male of 2001, will enter stud at Dick Simon's Sez Who Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla.
Three-year-old Century City, who was bought by Tom Nichols and John J. Greely IV's Kitchwa Stable shortly before winning the July 13 Goffs International Stakes (Ire-II) at the Curragh, is scheduled to be shipped to trainer C. Beau Greely in the U.S.
La Gueriere, a grade I winner who produced multiple graded winner Lasting Approval, brought the top price of $610,000 during Diane Perkins' Wimborne Farm dispersal Saturday.
The 416-acre nucleus of Wimborne Farm, near Paris, Ky., sold in three separate tracts for $1,167,566 in an absolute auction conducted Friday by Tom Biederman.
Champion sire End Sweep was euthanized July 12 at the Shadai Horse Clinic in Japan. The decision of the joint owners representing Australia's Arrowfield Stud and Shadai Stallion Station was made after they were informed by the clinic's head, Dr. Masaaki Tagami, that the 11 year-old horse had "gone down" and could not regain his feet.
Keeneland was beginning to spring to life Thursday as horses started arriving for the sale company's annual July auction, the industry's first true measure each year of the yearling market.
Three-year-old Queen's Logic, who won all five of her races, has been retired after contracting a virus
Robert and Janice McNair's Tout Charmant, a turf specialist who was retired from racing in the spring and bred to Storm Cat, has been returned to Southern California trainer Ron McAnally.
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