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Keeneland January Loses Bit of Momentum

Keeneland January Loses Bit of Momentum

Strong numbers from first three sessions of Keeneland January will assure improved total sales and average price compared with last year's totals, but the five-day sale saw a slight drop in session four.

Malibu Moon Filly Brings $700,000

Malibu Moon Filly Brings $700,000

A Dynaformer colt and a filly by hot sire Malibu Moon fetched $500,000 and $700,000, respectively. The Dynaformer colt was consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent, while the Malibu Moon filly was sold by Elm Tree Farm.

Major Sire Gone West Euthanized

Major Sire Gone West Euthanized

Gone West, who carved out a successful branch of the Mr. Prospector sire line all his own as the sire of 98 stakes winners, was euthanized the night of Sept. 7 because of complications following colic surgery.

Chandler To Receive Award of Merit

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Chandler To Receive Award of Merit

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers Association announced Jan. 14 that Alice Headley Chandler, owner of Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington and prominent industry leader, will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing.

Inside Track: Great Expectations

Inside Track: Great Expectations

On the morning of April 30, as the eyes of the nation turned to Churchill Downs for the upcoming running of the 134th Kentucky Derby, a Brook Ledge horse van arrived at Stephens Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Fla.

Barbaro's Full Brother Nicanor Developing Nicely

Although it has been more than seven months since Barbaro was euthanized, owner Roy Jackson says that he and his wife, Gretchen, still receive plenty of letters and fan mail about the fallen champion. But recently, Jackson says, more of the incoming mail has turned to an uplifting subject: Nicanor, the full brother to Barbaro, by Dynaformer.

Kentucky Stallion Diesis Dead

Diesis, an English champion and prominent Kentucky stallion, was euthanized Nov. 18 at Mill Ridge Farm, owned by Alice Chandler and her husband, Dr. John Chandler, near Lexington.

No July Sale for Keeneland in 2006

Keeneland officials have again cancelled the July selected yearling sale in 2006, announcing that all yearlings will be sold this year during the September yearling sale.

Nicosia Dead at 34

Nicosia, Alice Chandler's mare of 34 years, was euthanized last week at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington.

Champion Anees' First Winner

Anees, champion 2-year-old male and Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, was represented by his first winner when his daughter Nine Cats won June 26.

Commendable's First Winner

Classic winner Commendable's first winner came June 17 at Lone Star Park when I'm On T. V. won at 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:05.09 in her first start.

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