Distorted Reality, a multiple stakes winner by Distorted Humor, will stand in 2010 for a private fee at Marvin Fleming's Fleming Thoroughbred Farm near Willcox, Ariz.
Hold for Gold and Mambo Train will stand in 2009 at Fleming Thoroughbred Farm near Willcox, Ariz.
A single-season record of 622 victories might have been all Steve Asmussen needed to win the Eclipse Award for leading trainer of 2008. However, being trainer of Curlin probably didn't hurt either.
Trainer Steve Asmussen, who on Dec. 18 became the first trainer to win 600 races in a year, labeled the feat a "pretty amazing thing" and credited his staff and owners for his ability to continue to break records.
The Inglis Australian Breeding Stock Sale quickly established its place within the bloodstock trade when the Southern Hemisphere record for a Thoroughbred sold at auction was obliterated by Danehill mare Milanova, who sold for Aus$5 million as part of the Tyreel Stud Reduction.
Graded stakes winner Mountain Top and 13-year-old Sir Juli Go will stand at Bill and Kim Flemings' Hidden Echo Farm near Carlisle, Pa.
Former U.S. superstar Timber Country--a past visitor to Australia when he stood at Arrowfield Stud--is returning down under.
Ironman Dehere, a four-time stakes winner, has been relocated to McFall Ranch near Lathrop, Calif.
Larrupin', a stakes-placed son of Mr. Prospector, has been purchased privately by Walter H. Seifried Trust for stallion duty at Fleming Thoroughbred Farm near Cashion, Ariz.
With workers at Lone Star Park continuing to prepare for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships and with the North Texas heat wave continuing (the forecast high was 91 degrees), Sprint (gr. I) contender Bwana Charlie went to the track Tuesday and zipped five furlongs in :59 2/5.
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