Group I winner One Cool Cat, the highest-priced U.S. auction yearling of 2002, has been retired from racing after suffering a condylar fracture of a hind leg during a Sept 29 workout at Ballydoyle in Ireland.
Chapel Royal, a grade II winner who ran third in last year's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been retired from racing because of a minor injury, but no decision has been reached as to where he will enter stud.
After a record-breaking Keeneland September yearling sale, the action shifted to Ireland Monday as the Goffs Orby sale got underway. The top price of the opening session was 650,000 euros Irish punts (about $800,000 U.S.) for a Green Desert filly.
Collingrove Stud in Australia has purchased the entire interest in Irish champion Bianconi from Irish-based Coolmore Stud.
The American-born European raced superstar, successful freshman sire Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat--Mariah's Storm) received an impressive kick start to his southern hemisphere breeding campaign.
In a surprise move, Coolmore Australia has canceled the southern season of Peintre Celebre.
Without giving a specific reason, Coolmore announced High Chaparral had a "minor setback at the end of the recent breeding season" and will not shuttle to Australia as planned. The Southern Hemisphere breeding season begins Sept. 1.
The second and final day of the select part of Melbourne's Inglis premier yearling sale told us all one thing--Encosta de Lago is something very rare and special.
In a move that has raised some eyebrows, Coolmore has sold one of its group I producing stallions, Foxhound.
Moonshee Mountain, a $1 million Keeneland July sale yearling, came through with his first winner when his son Monashee Prince won April 26 at five furlongs at Hamilton Park in England.
Fusaichi Pegasus, the 2000 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner, reached sire status when his son In Excelsis won a maiden race April 22 in heavy going at Tipperary in Ireland.
Coolmore-controlled stallion King Of Kings has been re-located to New Zealand for the 2004 season.
A record price was established at the Keeneland 2-year-olds in training sale Tuesday when Coolmore Stud interests went to $3.3-million to acquire a striking juvenile son of Pulpit.
Australian yearling sales stepped from the minor leagues to the big time Tuesday when three horses sold for a record A$4.3 million (U.S.$3,271,800). The sale topper was a handsome bay colt consigned by breeding giant Coolmore.
Robert Sangster, the leading racehorse owner of the 1970s and 1980s, has died at age 67 after a long battle with cancer, according to the London Telegraph.
The protracted dispute over the ownership of stallion Rock Of Gibraltar between John Magnier, who heads one of the world's most powerful bloodstock empires in Coolmore, and Manchester United soccer manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been settled.
Outstanding Australian Tale of the Cat 3 year-old Taatletail was euthanized Feb. 24 after injuring herself in a barn accident.
Be My Guest, a former leading English/Irish sire, died Feb. 19 at the age of 30.
Two things stood out on day one of Victoria's Premier yearling sale, traditionally a good sale for finding bargain babies.
Castle Gandolfo, a group III stakes winner who was also twice group I stakes placed, will enter stud this year at John T.L. Jones' Walmac International near Lexington. He will stand for $6,000.
Deceased Irish stallion Danehill, the world leader with 238 stakes winners, sired a filly at Dr. Tony Ryan's Castleton Lyons near Lexington from his last crop.
Sadler's Wells' sire record keeps looking better and better the further back one goes. And we're talking all the way back to the late 1700s when the great English stallion Highflyer reigned supreme.
Woodlands Stud in Australia announced that prominent stallion Grand Lodge was euthanized following a long battle to repair the left knee that was damaged in a paddock accident in September.
EquineCommerce.com quietly opened for business earlier this week, failing to sell any horses or stallion seasons in its first series of listings. But the company's chief executive was pleased because the software for the company's Web site worked well.
Sir Alex Ferguson, Britain's most successful soccer manager, has started court action against John Magnier, owner of Ireland's Coolmore Stud, as the dispute between them over top racehorse Rock Of Gibraltar, who is now a globe-trotting stallion, reaches a climax.
Tim Vigors, a former bloodstock agent who owned Coolmore Stud in Ireland for a time, has died at the age of 82.
Irish-based freshman stallion Fasliyev tied End Sweep's record mark of 34 2-year-olds from a year's crop when his daughter Ouimonamour won Nov. 4 at Maisons-Laffitte in France.
Coolmore freshman stallion Fasliyev, who is on the verge of becoming the all-time leader by number of 2-year-old winners in a single year, has his fee upped from 20,000 euros (approximately $23,000) to 75,000 euros ($87,000) for 2004.
Dual Breeders' Cup hero High Chaparral, runaway Lockinge Stakes winner Hawk Wing, and international sprinting sensation Choisir will be joined on the new Coolmore stallion roster by Catcher In The Rye, Spartacus, and Statue Of Liberty.
Spinning World, winner of the 1997 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), collected his first group I success in Melbourne Oct. 15 when jockey Damien Oliver had a grand day out at Caulfield with Special Harmony.
Tattersalls October Yearling Sale (Part One) enjoyed another record-breaking session Thursday with the average price of 40,433gns up by 38% and the median of 30,000gns showing an increase of 25% over a year ago.
The racing career of English/Irish champion Hawk Wing has ended because of a knee ligament injury suffered in an unplaced effort in the June 17 Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.
Australian sprint sensation Choisir has been purchased by Coolmore Stud - subject to a veterinary inspection - following his excellent effort in yesterday's Darley July Cup. The son of rising star Danehill Dancer will go into quarantine in Ireland before shuttling to Coolmore Australia for the upcoming stud season.
Despite the fact many feel this year's North American 3-year-old crop could be ripe for the picking, this year's Kentucky Derby will be strictly an all-American affair as Godolphin Racing and trainer Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle stable will not have representatives in America's classic horse race.
The Australian Easter yearling sale posted a diminished average of Aus$131,772 (approximately $80,983) during its opening session Tuesday in Sydney, Australia. It represented an almost Aus$25,000 retreat on the previous year's opener.
Colm Santry leaves Vinery Australia for Coolmore...BRISnet.com holds $40,000 handicapping contest.
Happyanunoit, purchased by Newsells Park Stud for $1.4 million at last year's Keeneland November sale, produced her first foal, a Giant's Causeway filly, at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. She will be bred back to Danehill.
Coolmore's southern branch has announced its roster for the 2003 Australian breeding season.
Irish-based Coolmore Stud bought a half-interest in Serena's Song's 2-year-old son, Grand Reward, from Robert and Beverly Lewis
Ireland's thriving bloodstock industry would be dealt a huge blow if attempts to remove the tax-free status of fees earned by stallions standing in the country were successful.
Rock of Gibraltar has been retired to stud duty, but the horse's Coolmore connections plan to campaign his well-known stablemates, Breeders' Cup Turf champion High Chaparral and Classic contender Hawk Wing, as four-year-olds.
Aidan O'Brien, Europe's leading trainer as caretaker of the horses from the Coolmore operation at Ballydoyle, has seven horses entered for the World Thoroughbred Championships. His standout for the day lies in the form of Rock of Gibraltar in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) -- the best "rock" to come out of Ireland since U2.
Ballingarry, impressive winner of last Sunday's Canadian International Championship, has been sold by Mrs. John Magnier for an undisclosed seven-figure price to a partnership consisting of Sidney Port, Marsha Naify, and the husband and wife team of Emmanuel and Laura De Seroux.
Where or When beat favorite Hawk Wing by two lengths Saturday to win the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.
Keeneland sold 2,933 horses for $210,802,500 during the 12-day September Yearling Sale, which ended on Saturday.
Price correction within the yearling marketplace continued Tuesday as the gross and average prices fell during the second session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The sales company reported 182 horses were sold for a gross of $50,145,000. The average price of $275,521 represented a 28.6% decline from the $385,721 average in 2001 when 197 yearlings grossed $75,987,000.
Rock of Gibraltar wins sixth group I in a row to tie record set by Mill Reef.
Aidan O'Brien saddles first three and Sadler's Wells sires the first four as High Chaparral becomes 15th Epsom/Irish Derby winner.
Europe's most successful trainer, Aidan O'Brien, has threatened to leave Ireland and train in America if a plan for an incinerator near his stables at Ballydoyle is approved.
Danehill will not shuttle to Australia for the 2002 breeding season. He has been shuttling to Australia since 1990, and Coolmore has decided to rest him for the 2002 southern hemisphere breeding season.
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