Grade I winners Commentator and Acey Deucy were each named multiple 2005 champions at the New York Thoroughbred Breeders annual awards banquet April 24.
Former U.S. superstar Timber Country--a past visitor to Australia when he stood at Arrowfield Stud--is returning down under.
Sir Shackleton, a homebred millionaire for Tracy Farmer, has been retired from racing because of an injured sesamoid.
Mia's Hope, dam of grade I winner Hal's Hope, died in February following surgery after breaking a leg.
Regal Heir Farms, Inc., will continue operating under family ownership despite the loss of owners Dennis Madonna and J. Bradley Jones, who died in helicopter accident April 20.
A colt by Songandaprayer consigned by agent Eisaman Equine zipped a quarter in :20 4/5 to post the fastest time at the distance at the third session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2006 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training Friday.
Horses can now be nominated to the Breeders' Cup program at any time during their racing career, following new rules approved by the Breeders' Cup board of directors.
Multiple graded stakes-placed and stakes winning sire Way West was euthanized March 26 due to laminitis.
Andujar, a grade II winner for J. Paul Reddam and Mark Schlesinger, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare.
Grade I-winning turf miler Nothing to Lose has been purchased for stallion duty by Walter Alteri's Newlands Thoroughbreds from Ken and Sarah Ramsey.
Acaroid, a grass star in the early 1980s for James and Virginia Binger's Tartan Farms, died April 12 of an apparent heart attack in his paddock at Gilda Clark's Timber Creek Farms near Mitchellville, Iowa.
Afternoon Deelites, who stands at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La., has been relieved of stallion duty for this season because of a bad reaction to a strangles vaccination.
Grade I winner Officer's first winner, Satulagi, scored April 17 at Yarmouth in England.
Graded stakes winner Three Wonders was represented by his first winner when his son Pete's Wonder won April 16 at Woodbine.
The first starter for freshman sire Came Home came home a winner at Keeneland Thursday when J. Fred Miller III's homebred Beautiful Venture won the third race by three lengths.
The first foal sired by Tropical Storm arrived Feb. 2 and was bred by Jane M. Braugh.
Rockport Harbor, a multiple graded stakes winner, has been purchased by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation and will enter stud at Darley at Jonabell near Lexington.
Classy Women, a graded stakes winner and dam of Irish champion Ad Valorem, was euthanized March 15 at Calumet Farm near Lexington.
Mimbet, dam of 1997 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Elmhurst, was euthanized March 9 because of the infirmities of old age.
Donation, dam of Arkansas Derby (gr. II) favorite Lawyer Ron, is booked to Smarty Jones.
Grade I winner Borrego has been retired from racing after undergoing surgery in early April to remove a chip from his right front ankle.
Dawn's Curtsey, a grade I winner and stakes producer, died March 15 shortly after delivering an Honor Glide colt.
California champion Super High's first foal is a Victory Gallop filly born April 9.
John Marker's Little Irish Nut, a stakes-winning graded stakes producer, was euthanized April 8 at Calumet Farm
Diesis, an English champion and prominent Kentucky stallion, has been pensioned at Mill Ridge Farm.
Unbridled Time, a multiple stakes-winning son of Unbridled's Song, was represented by his first winner when his daughter Mystery Time won April 5.
Cesario, whose victory in the 2005 American Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) was the first in a grade I test for a Japanese-bred runner in the United States, has been retired because of an inflamed ligament in her right front leg.
Grade I winner Dream of Summer, who was retired last week, is booked to Forestry
Mayo On the Side, a grade I winner over Azeri, delivered her first foal, a Speightstown filly April 2 at Steve Davison's Twin Creeks Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Platinum Princess, who closed out her career with a stakes win, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
Grade I winner Southern Image, who is standing his first season at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., under the Taylor Made/WinStar banner, will shuttle in 2006 to Widden Stud near Denman, Australia.
Champion Personal Ensign delivered a colt by Forest Wildcat April 2 at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. The chestnut colt was bred by the Phipps Stable and is Personal Ensign's 11th foal.
California champion Calkins Road has entered stud at Ponzo Equine Center near Santa Ynez, Calif.,
Margie's Wildcat, a 5-year-old son of Storm Cat out of the Kris S. champion mare Hollywood Wildcat, will stand at Hal Snowden Jr.'s Roseglade Farm near Wilmore, Ky.
Stakes winner Unreal Zeal will stand at Harvey and Nancy Vanier's Fairberry Farm near Waterloo, Ill.
Geneticists have disclosed the findings of a six-year study which, as well as discovering discrepancies in the stud book, for the first time details a direct correlation between specific genes and aspects of racing performance in Thoroughbreds.
Grade I winner First Samurai will stand at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., following his retirement from racing.
Martin and Pam Wygod's homebred champion Sweet Catomine delivered an A.P. Indy filly March 28 at Mill Ridge Farm.
Prominent sire Kingmambo, who was sidelined through part of the 2005 breeding season, continues to show improvement.
Four-time champion Azeri, who came up barren last year in her first season as a broodmare, is in foal to A.P. Indy.
Dream of Summer, a grade I winner and millionaire for breeder/owner James Weigel, has been retired from racing.
Qui Bid, a multiple stakes producer, was euthanized March 25 because of founder at Christopher Thomas' Hedgestone Management near Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
A half-brother to 2005 Eclipse Award winner Smuggler was foaled March 23 at Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Elusive Diva, who raced for Allen and Susan Branch in partnership with John and Doris Konecny, has been retired from racing and is booked to Unbridled's Song.
Majesterian, a son of Pleasant Colony owned by Drs. Lutz and Susanne Harfst, died March 22 of an apparent heart attack.
Half-sisters to 2005 Eclipse Award winners Ashado, Folklore, and Stevie Wonderboy were foaled in March.
A half-sister to champion Afleet Alex was born March 10 at Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Farm near Lexington.
Robert J. Amendola has retired his grade II winner Bank Audit and booked her to Distorted Humor.
Grade II winner Top Account, who has sired nine runners that have won or placed in stakes, has arrived for stallion duty at Buzz and Kathie King's Little King Ranch near George, Washington.
Audrey Reed's top producer Secrettame, dam of leading sire Gone West, died March 17 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., following a severe bout of colic. The daughter of Secretariat was 28.
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