A $1.45 million Dubawi filly headed Keeneland September's third session, which posted overall declines Sept. 10. But the auction's overall average and median remain ahead of last year's clip.
Hernando, a classic winner in France who may be best known in the U.S. as the sire of 2003 Arlington Million Stakes (gr. IT) winner Sulamani, has died.
Greinton, a leading West Coast runner in the mid-1980s, has died in Germany.
Forbes released its annual list of billionaires March 11, and several persons on the list of the world's wealthiest individuals are involved in the Thoroughbred industry.
Business boomed on the third day of the Tattersalls December foal sale Nov. 27 in England. The gross revenue rose 55.1% from a year ago while the average price and median price increased 21.7% and 14.3%, respectively. Thirty weanlings sold for 100,000 guineas ($173,000 in U.S. funds) or more apiece, and seven each brought 200,000 guineas ($346,000) or more.
Southern Halo, the most successful sire in Argentine history, died in his paddock at Haras La Quebrada near Buenos Aires from complications from the infirmities of old age.
A fire virtually destroyed a 12-stall barn at the Oak Tree division of Lane's End Farm in Central Kentucky Oct. 9, but no people or horses were injured.
Bloodstock legend Sir Philip Payne-Gallwey, a lynchpin in the success of the Niarchos family's racing and breeding operation, died Feb. 3 at his home in Newbury, England.
Favorite Laverock could do no better than fourth as Saddex powered to a 1 1/4-length victory in the Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse KolnBonn (Ger-I) at Cologne on August 12.
Seattle Dancer, who set the racing world abuzz when he commanded a world-record $13.1 as a yearling, died of a heart attack in June.
After a seven-year absence, Henry Cecil, the master of Warren Place and one of the greatest trainers in the history of the British turf, roared back into the Classic spotlight when his high class filly, Light Shift captured the Vodafone Oaks (Eng-I) at Epsom on Friday.
Divine Proportions, who finished a puzzling fourth in the Aug. 14 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois (Fr-I) after winning her first nine starts, has been retired after suffering a tendon injury.
Sixteen-year-old Trishyde, who was a graded stakes winner for B. Wayne Hughes, was euthanized because of complications while delivering a Malibu Moon colt March 2.
Multiple grade I winner Denon has been purchased by Paolo Crespi for stallion duty at his Societa Allevamento di Besnate near Varese, Italy
International star Sulamani, who exited racing with a score in the Oct. 24 Pattison Canadian International Stakes (Can-IT), will enter stud at Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket, England.
What is it about the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) that makes winners want to double their fun? Of the six horses that have won two Breeders' Cup races, three did their repeat winning in the Mile.
Bago, the winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) who was expected to be one of the top European representatives in this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, will miss the Oct. 30 races at Lone Star Park.
Machiavellian, one of Europe's leading stallions and sire of two Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winners, was euthanized following a bout with laminitis.
Bago, France's leading 2-year-old in 2003, kept his perfect record intact Sunday in his season debut with an impressive victory in the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) at Chantilly.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Limited, in conjunction with the Thoroughbred Club of America, will honor the victorious breeders of the 2003 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at the 10th annual Breeders' Cup Ltd./Thoroughbred Club of America dinner on Sunday, Jan. 11, 6:00 p.m., at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky.
Graded stakes winner Sea of Showers was retired because of a throat problem following her last-place effort in the Aug. 23 Ballston Spa Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga
Domedriver, winner of last year's NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will enter stud at Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud near Newmarket, England, in 2004
Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said Saturday's Arlington Million (gr. IT) at Arlington Park is a stepping stone toward the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships for European invader Sulamani.
Millionaire Good Journey has been retired and will be headed to Australia to stand at stud
Domedriver, 26-1 upset winner of the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) on Oct. 26, will bid to add another "I" to his resume in the Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) on Dec. 15.
The Niarchos family and its Flaxman Holdings operation have enjoyed uncanny success in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT). Of the 22 starts made under the blue-on-blue Flaxman silks in Breeders' Cup races, 11 have been in the Mile.
French-based Domedriver held off a stiff challenge from 4-5 favorite Rock of Gibraltar to post a three-quarter length victory in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I). The race was marred by the breakdown of Landseer, who broke a cannon bone shortly after the field entered the stretch.
Allen Paulson died in July of 2000, but the legacy of his breeding successes continues. Paulson, the leading breeder of Breeders' Cup horses by earnings, will be represented by two runners Saturday at Arlington Park in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
Light on experience but with a pedigree for the race, Sulamani takes the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly.
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