Fortunate Prospect, a successful sprinter and broodmare sire, was euthanized March 15 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center near Georgetown, Ky., because of complications from old age.
Mike Sherman, who built Farnsworth Farm into a Florida powerhouse breeding establishment, died May 7 at his North Miami, Fla., home.
Robyn Dancer, who placed in the 1991 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), was euthanized Dec. 21 after he kicked a stall wall and shattered his sesamoids in his hind leg.
Mercedes Won, a grade I winner and Canadian champion, was euthanized Oct. 16 because of cancer and the infirmities of old age.
Graded stakes winner Suave Prospect has been acquired by Chris and Barbara Coleman for stallion duty at their Coleman Farms near Farmington, N.M.
Fortunate Prospect, a 24-year-old son of Northern Prospect, has been retired from the breeding shed and pensioned at Farnsworth Farms near Ocala, Fla.
For the second consecutive year, Adena Springs tops the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2004 with earnings of $14,225,036, according to statistics released Friday by The Jockey Club Information Systems.
Swift Mercedes, from the first crop of graded turf stakes winner Adcat, became his sire's first winner when winning Oct. 23 at Calder Race Course.
World-record setter Robyn Dancer, whose runners have earned $19.6 million, will stand the 2005 season at W.L. Mooring's Double LL Farm near Bosque, N.M.
Exclusive Ribot, perhaps the last living offspring sired by Federico Tesio's great European champion Ribot, died Aug. 8 at age 32 of heart failure at Brian Wallis' Dormello II Stud near Decatur, Texas.
With seven horses selling for $100,000 or more and very low RNA rate, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s April juvenile sale had a very strong second session Tuesday. The four-day sale continues through Thursday.
At first glance the success of Imperialism, the son of a $4,500 mare, appears flukish, but after delving into the thought process that produced the two-time grade II winner, it replays a common refrain in breeding: stamina, plus speed, equals success.
Millionaire Best of the Rest is scheduled to arrive Jan. 16 at Michael Sherman's Farnsworth Farms near Ocala, Fla., where he will begin his stallion career for breeder/owner Bea Oxenberg.
Grade II winners Posse and Zavata, whose stallion plans were announced during the second half of 2003, closed out their racing careers in the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita. Best of the Rest, who also will enter stud, might race once more.
Popular Florida millionaire Best of the Rest, who is experiencing his best season this year at age eight, will enter stud at Michael Sherman's Farnsworth Farms near Ocala, Fla.
Prominent Florida stallion Jebler was killed by lightning in mid-September at Michael Sherman's Farnsworth Farms near Ocala, Fla.
Michael Sherman's Farnsworth Farms announced fees for its stallions, and Fortunate Prospect leads the way.
Three Florida operations--Hooper Farms, Mockingbird Farm, and Farnsworth Farms' partnership with Locust Valley Corp. will disperse at the upcoming OBS Fall mixed sale.
Beautiful Pleasure dominated her five rivals Saturday at Belmont Park.
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