Two-year-old Katie's Kiss romped to a front-running victory in the third race at Gulfstream Park July 26 and became the first winner for Florida-based freshman sire Kantharos.
Sire Silver Tree was represented by his first winner Jan. 3 when newly-turned 3-year-old Windtalker captured a $25,000 maiden claiming event on the turf at Calder Casino & Race Course.
The first reported foal by grade II winner Adios Charlie is a bay filly born March 2 at Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Graded stakes winner High Cotton sired his first winner when his son Tarpy's Goal won at Churchill Downs May 19 for owner Mike Tarp in his initial outing.
Second in last year's Cornhusker Handicap (gr. II) at Prairie Meadows, Shadowbdancing was not to be denied in this year's $300,000 renewal, scoring the biggest win of his career by one length June 26.
Shake You Down, Florida champion sprinter, multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire, will retire to the Florida Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's farm in Lowell.
Trippi, a grade I winner, came through with his first winner May 10 when his son Triplethepleasure won at Calder Race Course in his first start.
Graded stakes winner Sweetsouthernsaint was represented by his first winner when John Prete's homebred General John B won June 12 by eight lengths.
Trainer Scott Lake did not hide his disappointment that Robert L. Cole Jr.'s Shake You Down was not among the top three finalists for an Eclipse Award as top sprinter in North America for 2003. On Saturday, Lake and Shake You Down got their reward when the 6-year-old gelding zipped to victory in the $300,000 Padua Stables Sprint at Gulfstream Park.
Grade I winner Outofthebox, who covered 104 mares at Richard Simon's Sez Who Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., in 2003 in his first season at stud, will be relocated to Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud Farm.
Florida stallion Notebook, whose son Booklet was Florida's 2002 Horse of the Year and whose daughter Spoken Fur is on the verge of a $2-million bonus, was euthanized Aug. 4 because of a ruptured stomach lining.
Montbrook, who was represented by stakes winners Castlebrook and Trust N Luck on Oct.12, will have his fee raised from $12,500 to $17,500 for 2003.
Pentelicus, whose 24 juvenile winners were the most for any stallion in 1997, was euthanized Aug. 29 after foundering.
Twenty-two horses died Saturday in a barn fire blamed on an electrical problem at Ocala Stud Farm. Marion County Fire Rescue Capt. Deborah Karst said Sunday that the horses were 2- and 3-year-olds.
Grade I winner Trippi, who was scheduled to stand the 2002 breeding season at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington, instead will begin his stallion career at J. Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Thunderhead Farms' Lady Gin trimmed over two seconds off the previous Hawthorne Race Course track record for about five furlongs on the turf Sunday, winning the $44,000 Wooden Star Stakes in :56.19 over firm turf. The previous track record of :58 4/5 was shared by three horses.
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