The bidding was hot in southern Florida Friday night at The Race For Education's Horsemen of All Ages Sale, shattering all previous sale records.
Pre-auction online bidding for bachelors and bachelorettes participating in The Race For Education's Horsemen of All Ages Sale begins Saturday, Valentines Day, in conjunction with the Daily Racing Form.
The Race For Education is accepting nominations for the second annual Horsemen Of All Ages Sale, to be held Feb. 20 at Gulfstream Park near Miami, Florida. The event, chaired by Nadia Sanan of Padua Stables, will feature an auction of bachelors and bachelorettes in the racing and equestrian industries, with the proceeds going to The Race For Education. Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.racingscholarships.com and mailed or faxed to The Race For Education.
Randy Bradshaw has been hired as a farm trainer by Frank Stronach's Adena Springs operation.
Arthur Hancock and Robert McNair have bought back a quarter interest in the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale-topping colt they bred from buyer Padua Stables.
Undefeated Vindication, last year's champion 2-year-old male, has returned to light training, according to his owners.
Undefeated champion Vindication has responded well to treatment and is ready to resume training. The son of Seattle Slew has been sent to Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables' training center near Summerfield, Fla.
John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms has bought a portion of the breeding rights in pro tem 2-year-old male leader Vindication from Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables
Vindication is a name with special meaning for Satish Sanan and his family.
Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables has removed most of its racehorses from trainer D. Wayne Lukas' barn as part of a re-evaluation of its operation. During the Keeneland July sale, Nadia Sanan, who acts as the family's racing manager, had said Lukas would remain the Padua trainer.
Padua Stables' Exchange Rate, who won the grade II Tom Fool Handicap at Belmont Park in his last start, was injured in training and has been retired. Exchange Rate would have made his next start in the grade I Forego Handicap at Saratoga in early September.
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