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NY-Bred Sale Finishes Strong, Avg. Up 5%

NY-Bred Sale Finishes Strong, Avg. Up 5%

While the second-session figures weren't as lofty as the numbers from Aug. 9, Fasig-Tipton's sale of preferred New York-breds finished it's two-night run Sunday evening with an overall average price that was 5.4% higher than last year.

Icabad Crane Wakes Up in Tesio Stakes

Icabad Crane Wakes Up in Tesio Stakes

Launching a strong bid from between horses on the final turn, favored Icabad Crane ran down the front-running Mint Lane in the final sixteenth of a mile to register a head victory in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes on opening weekend at Pimlico April 19. The triumph could provide trainer H. Graham Motion and owner Earle I. Mack with a prospect for the May 17 Preakness (gr. I) over the track.

Go Between Heads Ben Ali Stakes

Go Between Heads Ben Ali Stakes

Seven runners have entered the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland, but on paper the race comes down to a battle between three starters. Peter Vegso's Go Between, Turtle Bird Stable's Sir Whimsey, and Knob Hill Stable's Leonnatus Anteas head up the 1 1/8-mile event over the main track April 20.

Storm Cat's Fee Reduced

Storm Cat's Fee Reduced

Storm Cat, whose fee of $500,000 from 2002-07 was North America's highest, will stand for $300,000 in 2008 at the Young family's Overbrook Farm near Lexington. His new fee is equaled to that of Lane's End stallion A.P. Indy. The $300,000 is the highest fee announced so far this year for 2008.

Second-Crop Sensations

Second-Crop Sensations

Apart from the talent displayed in recent graded stakes, Street Sense and La Traviata have something else in common as they are both from the first crop of what appears to be a very promising group of second-season sires. Leading the ranks by earnings are Street Sense and Johannesburg, but the top 10 in this sire class are producing runners rich in class.

Jump Start Filly Kicks Off OBSC Sale

Jump Start Filly Kicks Off OBSC Sale

A filly by Jump Start was purchased R.E. Wilson, agent for Thomasina Caporella, for $190,000 to top the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.

Overbrook Announces 2003 Stud Fees

William T. Young's Overbrook Farm, which earlier announced that Storm Cat's fee will remain at $500,000 for the 2003 season, has kept fees for the other eight returning stallions at the same 2002 price.

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