Coolmore stallion Hennessy, who ranks among the leaders on the first-crop sire list by progeny earnings, will be headed to East Stud in Japan for the 2001 Northern Hemisphere season following his Southern Hemisphere duties at Coolmore Australia this fall.
The Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale concluded Tuesday with a 5.7 percent increase in average sales price compared to last year.
David Hutson, who one year ago announced his Silverleaf Farm was on the market, will sell the 635-acre Thoroughbred farm at auction on Oct. 14.
Chester House, the son of Mr. Prospector who won the Aug. 19 Arlington Million Stakes (gr. IT) as a homebred for Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms, is likely to enter stud at the farm’s North American division near Lexington in 2001.
The quest to become racing’s all-time leading earner among fillies and mares has ended for Mike Pegram’s two-time champion Silverbulletday, who has been retired and will be bred in 2001.
Serena’s Song’s first foal -- Serena’s Tune, by Mr. Prospector -- won her debut race Sunday at Del Mar. Under Kent Desormeaux, the Neil Drysdale trainee, owned by James A. and Alice Sapara, led at every call en route to a seven-length victory over three other maiden juvenile fillies, completing the 5 ½ furlongs in 1:05.31.
Artax, winner of the 1999 Breeders' Cup Sprint, will not be back for the 2000 edition of the race.
An Illinois appeals court has upheld action by the state’s racing board to award harness dates for this year to Balmoral Park and Maywood Park.
Stallions Helmsman and Matty G will be returning to the state of their grade I triumphs for stud duty in 2001.
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Blushing K. D., whose victory in the 1997 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) ensured a measure of fame for owners James and Sue Burns, died on Aug. 5 at Dr. Bruce Lyle’s clinic near Aubrey, Texas, two days after colic surgery.
John and Betty Mabee's homebred millionaire Excellent Meeting arrived at the couple's Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif., on Aug. 16 following the announcement of her retirement from racing.
Perhaps it's a good sign that the medication of racehorses again was a prominent topic at the annual Jockey Club Round Table held Sunday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2001 registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,300, marking the fourth consecutive increase in foal crop size.
William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm and Mrs. Jeanne Vance announced Friday that Lemon Drop Kid, the 1999 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner who won last weekend's Whitney Handicap, will go to the Versailles, Ky. farm to stand at stud when he retires following this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) on Nov. 4. The 4-year-old colt will be syndicated with the stud fee to be determined later.
Fasig-Tipton's annual Saratoga yearling auction ended with plenty of fireworks Thursday night: a Seattle Slew colt whose $4.2 million hammer price was the second-highest in the sale's history; a filly by Hennessy selling for $1.8 million, the highest filly price since the high-flying 1980s; and a final session average of almost $400,000.
The trend of larger books for stallions was validated statistically in a release by The Jockey Club on Oct. 28.
Bold Forbes, the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner died Wednesday at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, Ky. at age 27.
Anne and Satish Sanan’s Padua Stables officially announced Wednesday that its stallion division in Summerfield, Florida will open effective with the 2001 breeding season.
Godolphin Racing’s Aljabr, a U.S.-bred son of Storm Cat who won three group I races, has been retired and will enter stud next year at Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum’s Shadwell Farm near Lexington, Kentucky.
Coolmore Stud has finalized its purchase of controlling interest in Fusaichi Pegasus after the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner successfully passed veterinary tests to determine his ability to stand at stud.
A colt by A.P. Indy and a filly by Silver Deputy each brought final bids in excess of $1 million during Tuesday night's opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., but the average, median, and gross revenues all were down from the 1999 opener.
Vinery has signed a deal to buy a percentage of graded stakes winners Trippi and More Than Ready and to stand them at the Lexington, Ky. farm at the end of their racing careers.
First, it was an investment that amounts to more than $100 million by media giant TV Guide Inc. Now, it's a partnership with IBM Global Services, dubbed the world's leading provider of information technology solutions.
Godolphin Racing's Dubai Millennium, who was retired Saturday after breaking a leg during a workout in Newmarket, England, underwent successful surgery Sunday to correct the lateral condylar fracture of his right hind leg.
Fred W. Hooper, the 102-year-old Florida horse owner-breeder, died early Friday morning in Miami.
Three Florida operations--Hooper Farms, Mockingbird Farm, and Farnsworth Farms' partnership with Locust Valley Corp. will disperse at the upcoming OBS Fall mixed sale.
Michael Tabor’s grade I winner Circle of Life has been retired from racing following a saucer fracture of her left front cannon bone and is due to leave trainer Todd Pletcher’s Saratoga barn today for Creekview Farm near Paris, Ky.
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Central Kentucky stallion Salt Lake is recovering from a case of colic and won't shuttle to Australia this summer.
Prominent broodmare Height of Fashion, whose five stakes winners includes dual English classic winner Nashwan, died on July 29 at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Brereton C. Jones announced that he has purchased a three-quarter interest in recently retired grade I winner Yankee Victor and that the 4-year-old ridgling will enter stud for a fee of $15,000 at Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Michael Tabor's Montjeu heads a field of eight entered in Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot, England. The 1 1/2-mile race is the second leg of the Emirates World Series Racing Championship.
Thoroughbred owner-breeder and successful businessman Robert McNair has been named to chair a new National Thoroughbred Racing Association “Task Force on Regulation.”
Virginie, a winner of grade I races in both Brazil and the United States, has been retired due to a small bone chip in her left front foreleg. Richard Mandella, who trains Virginie for Rio Claro Thoroughbreds and R.D. Hubbard, apparently found some slight filling in the leg prior to her second-place finish in the March 26 Santa Ana Handicap (gr. IIT), and had her further checked out following the race.
The first Thoroughbred auction ever in the People's Republic of China has been scheduled for Aug. 5 by Australia's William Inglis and Son Ltd. in conjunction with Beijing Hua Jun Horse Breeding Co Ltd
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Memorial service was held Tuesday for late breeder-owner Allen Paulson.
Allen E. Paulson, founder of the Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. whose Brookside Farms became one of North America's most successful racing and breeding entities of the 1980s and 1990s, died Wednesday in California after a lengthy illness. He was 78.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling sale began in Lexington, Ky. on Wednesday, with two colts each selling for $250,000 before a Lord Carson filly stepped into the ring to sell for $350,000.
What may help bring more sponsors to racing's championship event is the impending consolidation of the Breeders' Cup and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.
The Keeneland July selected yearling sale began on a strong note Monday, July 18.
Sprint champion Artax, who has been returned to training after covering 93 mares this year at Clermont Farm near Germantown, N.Y., will stand next year at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.
The Heath Brook Project in central Florida moved closer to a possible ground breaking date after the developer completed the purchase of 70 acres of Dudley Farm on Friday.
Major producer Tinnitus, dam of sprint champion Groovy and granddam of champion Boston Harbor, was euthanized on June 23 at Jim FitzGerald's Knockgriffin Farm near Paris, Ky., because of complications from the infirmities of age.
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