Sheikh Hamdan's Muhaarar pinned pacesetter Tropics in the closing stride and won the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) by the slimmest of margins July 11 at Newmarket.
Swiss Yodeler, the sire of TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Thor's Echo, will stand in 2007 for $10,000, up from $7,500 this year.
Eastern Echo, who was getting ready for his first year at Maryland Stallion Station near Glyndon, Md., after standing at Shamrock Farms near Woodbine, Md., died Tuesday of a heart attack.
Max Pearson's Lady of the Future won the $100,000 James Penny Memorial Handicap by the narrowest of noses following a stirring stretch duel with My Glare Farm's Where We Left Off Saturday at Philadelphia Park.
Buddy Gil, the 2003 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) champion, ended a four-race losing streak Friday with a half-length victory over Royal Place in the $63,700 classified allowance feature at Santa Anita Park.
Graded stakes winner Western Echo and three others will stand the 2004 season at Murrell and Rob Redding's Running R Ranch near Opelousas, La.
Donald Litz, the driving force behind the newly created Maryland Stallion Station, has announced the farm's stallion corps will consist of Rock Slide, Seeking Daylight, Outflanker, Eastern Echo, and Jazz Club.
Buddy Gil, who finished sixth in the May 3 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), is recovering from a May 7 surgery in which two bone chips were removed, one from his right knee, and one from his left ankle.
Jockey Gary Stevens broke Bill Shoemaker's record with his ninth Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) victory Saturday aboard unheralded Buddy Gil.
Buddy Gil and jockey Gary Stevens took advantage of a red-hot pace to win Sunday's $114,550 Baldwin Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Santa Anita downhill turf course.
A talented field of 2-year-olds, headed by D's Bertando and Buddy Gil, is shaping up for Saturday's $75,000-added Gold Rush Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
In the only added-money race in the U.S. on Tuesday, Lady of the Future, a 7-1 shot, upset 2-5 favorite Calista to win Delaware Park's New Castle Handicap.
Eastern Echo will be relocating from Lane's End Farm in Kentucky to the Rooney brothers' Shamrock Farms near Woodbine, Md. He will be joined there by the new stallion Jazz Club.
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