Vicar, the 1999 Florida Derby and Fountain of Youth Stakes (both gr. I) winner, died Jan. 24 at the Korean Racing Authority's Jeju Stud Farm as a result of a "throat obstruction," according to the KRA.
Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling sale sometimes draws a few entrants from overseas, but few yearlings have traveled as far as Hip 95, which was bred in Korea, did to get into the 2015 auction's catalog
Central Kentucky stallion Tiz Wonderful, currently ranked second among leading third-crop sires in the U.S., has been sold to stand in Korea.
The Korean Racing Authority paid for emergency brain surgery required for exercise rider Eric Jeyu. The rider is expected to fully recover.
The Korean Racing Authority announced Sept. 29 its purchase of grade I winner Officer for an undisclosed price from Taylor Made Stallions in Central Kentucky.
Jockey Kevin Radke will represent the United States in the International Jockey Challenge held at Seoul Racecourse in Korea, on Nov. 10 and 11.
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