The Hancock family's Claiborne Farm increased the 2003 fee for prominent second-crop stallion Pulpit
Equine Spectrum sold 13 stallion seasons for a gross of $146,300 and an average price of $11,253 during an online auction Tuesday.
TVG has announced it will offer exclusive live coverage of the Keeneland July Select Yearling Sale.
The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training turned in one of its most successful performances ever on Tuesday at Calder Race Course. Gross revenue increased. The average price reached its second-highest level ever. And the median established an auction record. But the sale also was a treacherous experience for consignors as the buy-back rate soared to 45.3%.
He was shut out on several big lots early at the second session of the Keeneland July sale Tuesday, but Reynolds Bell, bidding for Jayeff B Stable, got the one he really wanted, a Seeking the Gold filly named Scene Seeker. Bell actually dropped out of the bidding, but then jumped back in and secured the filly for $3.7 million.
Ogden Phipps' pensioned grade I producer Con Game was euthanized March 30 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Diane and Guy Snowden's Edgewood Stakes winner Solar Bound has been retired due to a severe episode of pulmonary bleeding during an allowance race at Churchill Downs on Wednesday.
Stud fees seem to be going the same way that home runs were two years ago--up, up, and away.
Godolphin Racing's Dubai Millennium, who was retired Saturday after breaking a leg during a workout in Newmarket, England, underwent successful surgery Sunday to correct the lateral condylar fracture of his right hind leg.
Gold Tiara, a 4-year-old daughter of Seeking the Gold bred in Kentucky, zipped seven furlongs in track record time of 1:21.9 to win Sunday's Procyon Stakes (Jpn-III) at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan.
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