Starspangledbanner, the 2010 champion sprinter in Australia, will return to stud duty after having been retired for the second time.
So You Think, a winner of 10 group I races and $8.6 million, has been officially retired after pulling a muscle in his hindquarters, it was announced July 5.
So You Think, an Irish champion and two-time Australian champion, will be retired from racing in the summer for stallion duty at Coolmore Australia.
Coolmore Australia has reduced many of its stallion fees for the 2010 season with one notable exception.
International champion High Chaparral, who is based at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland, won't shuttle in 2010 to Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand as he has in the past.
Choisir, who stands at Coolmore Australia, won't shuttle to Coolmore Ireland.
Coolmore Australia has announced service fees for the 2009 season, headed by Encosta de Lago, who will stand at a reduced fee of $220,000.
Fusaichi Pegasus, who has 2008 worldwide progeny earnings of $4.9 million, will shuttle to Liliana Solari's Haras Don Alberta in Chile.
It is little wonder the Australian-bred galloper is gaining credibility all over the world. This fact was confirmed yet again by Coolmore announcing its stunning roster of stallions to stand down under in 2008.
Dual group I winner Haradasun will enter stud at Coolmore Australia for the 2008 breeding season.
Now that Equine Influenza has been trampled out of Australia, experts and breeders alike are predicting the broodmare owners of Australia will hit the stallion farms en masse. This follows the drama of last season where broodmare coverings were down 17% across Australia.
Coolmore in Australia has bowed to broodmare pressure and will not be sending former champion galloper Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill-L'on Vite) back home. The European two-time group I winner is instead out of quarantine and is heading to the stud's New South Wales farm to cover mares for the remainder of the year.
Reeling already from having eight of their best stallions stranded in quarantine at New South Wales' government controlled Eastern Creek facility, Coolmore Australia has decided to send three of its star stallions home to Ashford Stud.
Encosta De Lago's service fee for the 2007 season has been increased, as anticipated, to $220,000 by Coolmore Australia.
There are two superstar stallions in Australia: One is Redoute's Choice and the other is Encosta de Lago. Coolmore owns Encosta de Lago, and he is about to be given the chance to show his talents on a global stage at the outfit's stud in Ireland.
Coolmore's Giant's Causeway, racing's latest sensation sire with three group I winners this year, will not shuttle as planned to Coolmore's Australian stallion station in New South Wales.
Yes, a Magic Millions record was broken Tuesday during the opening session of the three-day Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale in Australia. But reader beware -- this was a hard sell sale.
Reports have been circulating that there is a disease similar to mare reproductive loss syndrome occurring in Australia. Dr. Nigel Perkins of the private consulting firm AusVet Animal Health Services has termed it equine amnionitis and fetal loss (EAFL).Additional information was released Dec. 1 by the Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre, a research facility adjacent to Scone racetrack in the heart of the Australian breeding area, concerning a problem that is causing sporadic abortions throughout the area in mid- to late-term pregnancies.
In a surprise move, Coolmore Australia has canceled the southern season of Peintre Celebre.
Coolmore stallion Hennessy, whose current runners include Australian group I winners Grand Armee and Half Hennessy, will shuttle to Coolmore Australia
Coolmore's southern branch has announced its roster for the 2003 Australian breeding season.
Duncan Grimley has resigned as joint general manager of Coolmore's Australian division.
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