Mark "Snake" Thompson, a fixture at North American racetracks and sales for several decades, continues to improve from the effects of a stroke as his friends and colleagues continue to help raise funds for his care.
Fort Larned, winner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will shift from Central Kentucky to stand in 2015 at Frank Stronach's newly reopened Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla.
Adena Springs South will stand Capo Bastone, City Wolf, and Hunters Bay for the 2015 breeding season.
Adena Springs announced Sept. 3 that Grant Williamson will join the Adena Stallions sales and marketing team. From his base in Kentucky he will assist the team in promoting all of Adena Springs' stallions.
Stronach Group continues promoting the concept of league horse racing with updated standings and team merchandise.
Lenny Shulman talks with Jack Brothers, co-owner of Belmont contender Street Life. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Robert McNair hopes history repeats itself June 9 when Street Life, whom he co-owns, seeks to spoil the Triple Crown party of I'll Have Another. McNair owned part of Touch Gold, who denied Silver Charm the 1997 Triple Crown.
Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale posts 'similar' numbers as last year during two-day sale.
Lexington-based McMahon Bloodstock and Hidden Brook Farm in Paris are involved in a cooperative effort to bolster business for their individual companies during a time of economic challenges.
A colt from the first crop of Unforgettable Max sold for $330,000, and the buy-back rate rose to 44.1% during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction July 14. The average price rose 5.4% and the median stayed steady at $75,000. The sale continues Tuesday.
- By Ryan Conley
Magna Entertainment's debt-reduction sale of what it deems excess assets is under way with at least four properties already listed with real estate agents.
Participants in the Keeneland November breeding stock sale were generally optimistic heading into the auction's 15-day run that begins Monday.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm, North America's leading breeder by earnings for the fifth consecutive year, will offer a large consignment of in-foal mares at both Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton mixed sales this fall.
Silent Name, a grade II winning son of Sunday Silence, will retire to Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Versailles, Ky., in 2007.
Four years ago, when he was the farm trainer for Frank Stronach at Adena Springs South near Ocala, Fla., Danny Vella had the satisfaction of seeing former pupils Perfect Sting and Macho Uno win Breeders' Cup races. At this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, Vella is seeking an even bigger thrill--training a winner of his own.
Magna Entertainment Corp. removed another obstacle to bringing Thoroughbred racing back to the Detroit area on Tuesday when it applied to transfer its Great Lakes Downs racing license to a Delaware corporation.
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