Trainer Kiaran McLauglin sent Godolphin Racing's Alpha to the gate to school May 2 in preparation for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert considers himself a lucky man to be back at Churchill Downs healthy and happy two months after a severe health scare.
Roger O'Callaghan of Tally-Ho Stud got a big surprise April 19 during the second and final session of the Tattersalls Craven breeze up sale in England.
A chestnut colt by Distorted Humor commanded $1.2 million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock agent John Ferguson to lead the Fasig-Tipton Florida select 2-year-old sale at Palm Meadows Training Center March 26.
Noverre, an English champion who ran in two Breeders' Cup events, died in India, where he was standing at stud,
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Swain, an English and Irish champion who placed in two Breeders' Cup events, has been pensioned from stallion duty.
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation has announced well-bred stakes winners Jalil and Sousa will enter stud in China in 2012 in an effort to bolster that country's emerging Thoroughbred industry.
Lonhro, Australia's 2010-11 leading sire, will shuttle to Sheikh Mohammed's Darley at Jonabell near Lexington for the 2012 breeding season.
A Montjeu colt, which brought 300,000 euros ($403,893 in U.S. funds), was the most expensive horse sold Sept. 27 during the opening session of the Goffs Orby yearling sale in Ireland.
The Keeneland September yearling sale kept the momentum going during its fourth session, continuing to generate numbers that were encouraging to consignors and sale company officials.
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A Bernardini colt brings $1.2 million as the select yearling auction's average rises 15.9% and the median grows 4.2%.
On a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points, the opening session of Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling auction showed surprising strength in upstate New York Aug. 8.
Sheikh Mohammed and his entourage got busy early during opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale in upstate New York Aug. 8.
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Irish stallion King's Theatre, who finished third on the 2010/2011 English/Irish jumps sires' list, was euthanized following colic surgery performed June 13.
The median price is stable at the Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-old sale at Palm Meadows Training Center, but the gross and average price decline while the buy-back rate increases.
A sleek Empire Maker filly, who had generated a lot of buzz in the days leading up to the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training, brought $1.35 million.
A quick daughter of Tapit was the early standout during the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training, commanding $750,000 March 3 at Palm Meadows Training Center near Boynton Beach.
Jade Hunter, a multiple grade I winner who sired 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, was euthanized Sunday, Jan. 23, at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington because of complications from colic.
The 21st annual Thoroughbred Charities of America select stallion season auction will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington.
Bernardini, who became the first freshman stallion in history to sire a grade I winner on dirt and a group I winner on turf, will stand in 2011 at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington for $75,000.
Vale of York, the 2009 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, and French group winner Alexandros will enter stud in 2011 for Sheikh Mohammed's Darley.
Godolphin will try to win a third consecutive Breeders' Cup Juvenile Nov. 6 when it sends out Biondetti at Churchill Downs.
Casamento took the lead two furlongs from home and shook off the late challenge of Seville to win the Racing Post Trophy (Eng-I) at Doncaster Oct. 23.
The Book 2 portion of the Tattersalls October yearling sale opened in England with a median price of 25,000 guineas ($41,877 in U.S. funds) that was the same as a year ago.
He purchases a Dubawi colt that tops Part 2 of the auction in Ireland.
The ruler of Dubai's finish earned a team victory in World Equestrian Games event.
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The Jockey Club has reported that 3,130 stallions covered 49,404 mares in North America during 2009.
A Distorted Humor colt brings $2.05 million during the second and final select session.
Falling prices at boutique sales in France and Saratoga suggest the prices for fancy horses in Keeneland's select sessions will be more vulnerable this year.
Midshipman, champion 2-year-old male of 2008 and winner of that year's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will stand his first season at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington.
Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, will sponsor the group I Dewhurst Stakes, it was announced Aug. 25. The race will be run Oct. 16 at Newmarket in England.
Multiple graded stakes winner Desert Party has been retired from racing and will stand at stud at the Maktoum family's Darley USA near Lexington.
"I think tonight reality has set back in," said consignor Mark Toothaker of Legacy Bloodstock after the average declined 13.8% from a year ago during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson, signs the sale ticket.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction generated results in the opening session that indicated the market for young Thoroughbreds hadn't changed much since last year, according to the sale company.
He will be raced by Dubai's Ruler, Sheikh Mohammed.
Flag Day is the top-priced horse, bringing 115,000 guineas ($182,819 in U.S. funds).
An Eclipse Award and World Cup (UAE-I) winner, he was a successful stallion.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Darley Australia operations reported a $27 million loss and will have to cut 30 jobs.
Grade II winner Worldly Manner, who was purchased privately by Godolphin in the fall of his 2-year-old season in 1998, died April 26 from a heart attack while covering a mare in Texas.
Sheikh Mohammed and Bo Derek will be honored at the ninth annual Equine Advocates awards dinner and charity July 29 in Saratoga Springs. All proceeds from the event will go to Equine Advocates.
Desert Party, a Kentucky-bred colt who has made the same number of starts in Dubai as he has in the United States, will try to make it two straight in Dubai as he takes on 13 rivals in the March 27 Godolphin Mile.
Gloria de Campeao sprung a 16-1 upset and odds-on favorite Midshipman finished fifth in the $200,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (UAE-III), the featured event on opening day at brand new Meydan Racecourse Jan. 28 in Dubai.
Paul Wagner-directed production was filmed on last year's Triple Crown trail.
Maktoum family stable owner of seven U.S. grade I winners in 2009 including Flashing, Gayego, Music Note, Pyro, Seventh Street, and Vale of York
He plans to build a one-mile training track on the property, which is located approximately six miles from the Aiken Training Track.
Abu Dhabi, the largest member of the United Arab Emirates, will give $10 billion to Dubai to help cover the debt of a state-owned conglomerate.
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