The $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 2 was a two-horse race from the get-go between champion Untapable and Stopchargingmaria, with the latter edging clear in the final sixteenth to win at Saratoga Race Course.
Highland Yard's Walk Close bided her time off the pace in the $100,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) and then asserted herself in the stretch to win July 11 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Horse Country Inc., a tourism initiative for Central Kentucky's horse farms, equine clinics, and other equine-related attractions, has added seven new members to the organization.
Posset, full sister to the multiple group I winner Midday, was the highlight of the third day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale when selling for 625,000 guineas ($1,031,250 in U.S. funds) Dec. 3.
Topped by a $370,000 Super Saver ridgling, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's October yearling sale rang up increases across the board, but the buyback rate also climbed.
Silver Deputy, a major North American sire in the 1990s and early 2000s, was euthanized Oct. 4 at Fred Seitz's Brookdale Farm near Versailles, Ky., due to the infirmities of age at age 29.
Even-money choice Stopchargingmaria, always prominent for jockey John Velazquez, prevailed in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) for her second top-level win in a row at the Saratoga Race Course meet Aug. 16.
Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria returned to her winning ways May 16 at Pimlico Race Course, but had to fight to get the job done in the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II).
Joe and Fred Seitz, at Brookdale Farm, where Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another was born and raised. watch video
I'll Have Another didn't attract much attention as a sale horse, but he's making a big impact as a runner. The son of Flower Alley ranks among the top 3-year-olds on the Triple Crown trail.
Crafty Prospector, a son of Mr. Prospector, died March 27 at Fred Seitz' Brookdale Farm. He was 31.
After three years as a key member of trainer Todd Pletcher's administrative team, Versailles, Ky., native Anna Seitz will return to her home state to join Fasig-Tipton as a marketing assistant and client coordinator.
Three Chimneys, along with consignors Blackburn Farm, Brookdale Farm, Denali Stud, and Middlebrook Farm, will again host its annual September RNA Showcase sale Sept. 12 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (EDT).
Silver Deputy, one of North America's top veteran stallions, has been pensioned because of declining fertility, said Ric Waldman, who managed the bay horse's stud career, Sept. 5.
Brookdale Farm announced Aug. 22 the death of its stallion Forest Wildcat. The graded stakes-winning son of Storm Cat died the evening of Aug. 21 at Rood & Riddle Equine Clinic near Lexington. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.
Veteran stallion faces uncertain future in the breeding shed.
Six Kentucky consignors at the Keeneland September sale have banded together in an effort to find homes for any horses they buy back in the first four days of the auction, which begins Monday.
Veteran stallion Crafty Prospector is recovering from colic surgery June 13 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. The 27-year-old son of Mr. Prospector was standing for a private fee at Fred Seitz' Brookdale Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Graded winner Newfoundland's first crop includes a colt born Jan. 28 at Ann Britt's Mare Gate Farm near Finchville, Ky.
With Approval, for years one of North America's top turf stallions, has been acquired by Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud from a syndicate for stallion duty.
Newfoundland, a multiple graded stakes winner and grade I-placed, has been retired to Fred Seitz' Brookdale Farm near Versailles, Ky., and will stand for $15,000 live foal.
A Boundary colt sold for $175,000 ($126,858 in U.S. funds) Tuesday to top the Fasig-Tipton Canadian-bred sale's select session, which posted small gains in the gross revenue and average price.
Roger Devenport paid a top price of $260,000 for the 3-year-old filly Lovely Sage during Thursday's session of Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale.
Walk on Gold, a half-sister to multi-millionaire Marquetry brought a top price of $290,000 during Sunday's session of Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale.
Forest Wildcat, the third-crop leader by number of stakes winners, had his fee boosted to $60,000 for 2003 from $40,000
Hugo Merry Bloodstock paid a top price of $220,000 for a 6-year-old broodmare by Irish River during Friday's session of Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale.
Ric Waldman, who manages the Windfields Farm stallions, said Wednesday Deputy Minister's stud fee for 2002 will remain $150,000, and the fee for Silver Deputy will be reduced to $40,000 from $75,000.
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