California stallion Siberian Summer was euthanized July 30 because of intestinal complications following surgery.
Najran, who experienced one of his best seasons at stud last year, was euthanized Feb. 9 after suffering a paddock accident.
Tentatively dismissed from Jess Jackson's high-profile fraud lawsuit in California, international bloodstock agent Frederic Sauque seeks similar action in a related Kentucky lawsuit involving the sale of the former Buckram Oak Farm, according to documents recently filed in federal court.
A memorial service is to be held Feb. 25 for Mahmoud M. Fustok, owner of Buckram Oak Farm, in Fort Lauderdale, his family announced.
A memorial service is to be held Feb. 25 for Mahmoud M. Fustok, owner of Buckram Oak Farm, in Fort Lauderdale, his family has announced.
The much talked-about sale of Buckram Oak Farm to Kendall Jackson winery owner Jess Jackson closed Feb. 4, an adviser to Jackson confirmed Feb. 7.
With a deal to purchase a major Central Kentucky farm nearing completion, Kendall-Jackson winery founder Jess Jackson is getting involved in the breeding business in a very big way. According to California trainer Bruce Headley, the bulk of the purchases being made by Emmanuel de Seroux of Narvick International at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale are for Jackson.
Mahmoud Fustok's Buckram Oak horses in trainer Nick Zito's care have been relocated to other conditioners. The horses left Zito's barn, stayed briefly at Fustok's Buckram Oak Farm near Lexington, and have since been distributed to other trainers. Neither racing manager Mohammed Moubarak nor farm manager Michael Albina would elaborate.
Plans for Buckram Oak Farm's 2-year-old Silver Wagon remain unclear but the roan/gray son of freshman sire Wagon Limit showed he is plenty fit for any assignment, working a half-mile in 48 2/5 at Calder Monday morning.
Saratoga Notebook: All Good With Silver Wagon; Decision Due on Trust n Luck; Big Pick 6 Closing; America America Update; Educating Birdstone; Champagne for Chapel Royal
After attending church in Saratoga Springs Sunday morning, trainer Ralph Ziadie visited Barn 30 to check on Silver Wagon the winner of the Hopeful (gr. I) on Saturday. "He came out good," Ziadie said. " Everything was good."
Buckram Oak Farm's Silver Wagon and jockey Jerry Bailey kicked into gear near the eighth pole and pulled away to register a four-length upset over 2/5 favorite Chapel Royal in the $200,000 Hopeful (gr. I) at Saratoga Saturday.
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