The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association once again honored the top men and women in racing in North America for their industry achievements from the previous year at its annual dinner.
Ol Memorial Stable and Clint Glasscock's Buffalo Man earned his second graded stakes score of the season Aug. 30 in the $150,000 Red Bank Stakes (gr. IIIT), as he split horses in deep stretch and inched clear for a narrow victory on the Monmouth Park turf.
Tucci Stables' Just Rushing, who missed by less than a length in last year's Play the King Stakes (Can-IIIT), would not be denied in the 2008 edition of the $215,600 turf event, as he shook clear in mid-stretch and went on to win by 1 1/4 lengths Aug. 23 at Woodbine.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale got off to a rocky start in Central Florida, suffering significant downturns from the previous year in the number of horses sold, gross revenue, average price, and median price.
Adena Springs has canceled its juvenile sale for 2009, but is selling 217 yearlings this year at sales conducted by Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.
Bear Stables and trainer Reade Baker completed a sweep of Woodbine's stakes races July 20 when Fatal Bullet captured the $150,836 Bold Venture in track-record time over the Polytrack racing surface.
Harlem Rocker seized the lead at the top of the stretch and outfought the surprising East End Tap to win the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown series, for owner Frank Stronach and trainer Todd Pletcher.
Eric Hamelback, who has been with Frank Stronach's Adena Springs twice during his career, has been named general manager of the Kentucky property.
Grade I winner Congaree came through with his first winner when his son For All Who Conga won June 15 at Calder Race Course in his initial start.
Yanks Music, the 1996 champion 3-year-old filly, was euthanized May 15 because of intestinal problems discovered after she colicked.
Steady rain and sloppy track conditions did nothing to dampen the fortunes of Stronach Stables and trainer Bobby Frankel when the 4-year-old homebred Giant Gizmo scored a come-from-behind victory in the $166,050 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, giving them their second graded stakes win on the May 2 card.
In a race named for Muhammed Ali's hometown, Ginger Punch delivers a knockout blow in easily taking the Louisville Stakes (gr. II) under the Twin Spires.
A Macho Uno colt topped the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) spring sale of 2-year-olds in training Monday in Central Florida, bringing $250,000 from Terri Pompay, who was acting on behalf of Klaravich Stable.
There were no positive results among the 12 horses tested for anabolic steroids following the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A strapping A.P. Indy colt topped the seventh annual Adena Springs sale of 2-year-olds in training Monday, bringing $380,000 during the Central Florida auction that was conducted by the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) for the multiple Eclipse Award-winning operation headed by Frank Stronach.
Buyers will get an opportunity to acquire young horses from Frank Stronach's multiple Eclipse Award-winning program when the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. conducts the Adena Springs sale of 2-year-olds training Monday.
Due to weather conditions, the first Adena Springs 2-year-old in training under tack show has been rescheduled for March 6.
Frank Stronach and Adena Springs dominate at Florida awards banquet.
The 4-year-old El Prado colt stalked the pace and wore down the leader Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park.
Stronach Stables' Ginger Punch proved why she is a champion against an overmatched field Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park, romping by 6 3/4 lengths in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff.
Frank Stronach covers a variety of topics in this exclusive video interview, including a look at the newly relocated Adena Springs Farm.
Ginger Punch was all action in 2007. Her victory in the 2007 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Monmouth Park proved powerful enough to propel the daughter of Awesome Again to an Eclipse Award in the older female division
As a result of finishing 2007 as the leading breeder by earnings for the fifth consecutive year, Frank Stronach's Adena Springs was voted the outstanding breeder of the year for a record fifth time.
Citronnade, a grade I-winning homebred for Frank Stronach, is booked to Stronach's Horse of the Year Ghostzapper.
Puerto Rican champ Leyenda Dorado sold for $50,000 on the second day of the OBS winter mixed sale.
The first reported foal sired by 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Giacomo is a colt born Jan. 13.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs heads the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2007 with earnings of $18,055,772, according to statistics released Jan. 4 by The Jockey Club Information Systems.
Frank Stronach, who will finish the year as the leading North American breeder and owner by earnings, has retired his grade I-winning filly Citronnade.
Executive Choice, under a smart ride from Jim McAleney, defeated nine rivals in Woodbine's $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes Dec. 8.
A horse retirement program Adena Springs created in 2004 has a new Web site.
The Nov. 10 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale saw declines in gross, average, and median as a changeover of buyers from around the world created a softer market.
The Holy Bull mare Silent Bull brought $130,000 to top the 11th Adena Springs broodmare sale at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Newtown Paddocks Nov. 8.
Multiple grade II winner Silent Name will retire to Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky near Paris after starting in the Nov. 23 Citation Handicap (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.
Aristocrat, a winning full brother to Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla.
- By Ron Mitchell
The Keeneland November sale will include dispersals or major reductions by Adena Springs, Swettenham Stud, Golden Eagle Farm, the partnership of retired trainer MacKenzie Miller and the late Smiser West, and California owner Stan E. Fulton.
Adena Springs has announced stud fees for the nine stallions it will be standing in Kentucky and the nine the farm will be standing at its Florida farm in 2008.
Grade I winner Golden Missile has arrived at Dr. Jonathan Davis' Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y., where he will stand for $7,500 live foal.
Macho Uno, sire of grade I winner Wicked Style from his freshman crop, will relocate from Frank Stronach's Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla., to stand the 2008 season at Adena Springs Kentucky near Paris.
- By Ron Mitchell
Frank Stronach took a major step toward the top of the breeders' list when his homebred Ginger Punch won the $2 million Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).
In the most thrilling stretch duel of the day, Ginger Punch took the worst of it on the rail but still won the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) over Hystericalady.
Kindred Thoroughbreds' Going Ballistic continued his terrific 3-year-old campaign Oct. 21, taking the $300,000 Centennial Oklahoma Derby by 3 1/4 convincing lengths at Remington Park.
Wilko, winner of the 2004 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been purchased by Frank Stronach's Adena Springs.
Grade I winner Sligo Bay was represented by his first stakes winner Oct. 11, when Craig Singer's Wind In My Wings took the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland for trainer Reade Baker.
The outbreak of equine influenza that is jeopardizing the Australian breeding season has breeders from Down Under thinking about sending their mares to Kentucky-based stallions this fall and winter so they can be bred on Southern Hemisphere time.
The highlight of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale's second open session was a $150,000 son of Macho Uno.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm, North America's leading breeder by earnings for the fifth consecutive year, will offer a large consignment of in-foal mares at both Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton mixed sales this fall.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs has moved to a new facility near Bourbon County, Ky.
Grade I winner Milwaukee Brew was represented by his first winner May 27 when Brewtiful Girl won at Delaware Park.
Cobalt Blue could be entertainer Merv Griffin's first Kentucky Derby starter after the inexperienced colt went gate to wire for a sharp two-length win in the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.
Adena Springs has begun relocating mares to its new 2,000-acre facility near Paris, Ky.
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