Longtime Ocala, Fla.-based trainers Caroline and Rob Webster recently closed on the purchase of 55 acres of Eddie Martin's Martin Stables South that includes a 5/8-mile dirt track and half-mile turf course.
Marablue Farm's Bon Fleur took the lead with an inside move on the final run down the backstretch and stayed there to win the $100,000 AFLAC U.S. Championship Novice hurdle stakes (NSA-I) at the Callaway Gardens Steeplechase Saturday.
Fountain of Youth (gr. I) winner and Florida's leading first crop yearling sales sire of 2004, Songandaprayer, has relocated to Hartley/De Renzo, Walmac South from Marablue Farm for the 2005 season.
Pensioned Florida stallion Proud Birdie, who won the 1977 Marlboro Cup Handicap (gr. I) and sired 33 stakes winners, was euthanized May 2
Songandaprayer, whose big win came in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, will enter stud next year at A. Douglas Henderson's Marablue Farm near Reddick, Fla.
French group winner Zamindar, a full brother to European champion Zafonic, will stand the 2001 breeding season at A. Douglas Henderson's Marablue Farm near Reddick, Fla., for a fee of $5,000 live foal.
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