Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags has sustained a minor suspensory injury and will miss the remainder of the 2012 season.
Mark McDermott will retire June 1 after 35 years as executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association.
Read what consignors and buyers had to say about the market at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
Russell B. Jones Jr. no longer is working for the Walnut Green bloodstock agency that he and his late brother, Richard, founded in 1980. The Joneses sold Walnut Green to the Mark Reid Bloodstock Agency and partners in September of 2005, and Russell Jones remained associated with the prominent Pennsylvania-based business, serving as its president.
Buyers and sellers look back on a Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select sale yearling market that suffered declines in gross revenue, average price, and median price.
Bloodstock agent Mark Reid has purchased 100% of Pennsylvania-based Walnut Green Bloodstock from brothers Russell and Richard Jones.
Everything is looking good in Saratoga, where Fasig-Tipton's select yearling sale begins its three night run Tuesday.
Carol Pyle Jones Fry, the mother of Walnut Green Bloodstock owners Russell and Richie Jones, died July 25 in a motor vehicle accident near her home in West Marlborough Township, located in Chester County Pennsylvania. She was 93.
After a two-day meeting in Lexington, Ky., the American Graded Stakes Committee on Thursday released the list of stakes races that will have graded status in 2002. As a result of the committee's review, which uses a five-year formula to assess races and assign graded status, there is a net gain of eight graded races in 2002, bringing to 486 the number of races assigned graded status from the 751 eligible races.
The American Graded Stakes Committee will meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Lexington to review the grades assigned to 475 stakes in the United States, and in total will look at about 750 races that are unrestricted and carry a purse of at least $75,000.
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