Steve Willard, who as part of Team Zenyatta earned the 2010 Special Eclipse Award, died the night of Feb. 16.
Sci Fin Kin, dam of grade II winner Pretty Unusual, tops the Jan. 23 Barretts January mixed sale. The auction's average rises 14.2% over last year's figure.
Siphon, a Brazilian group I winner who stands at stud in Pennsylvania, is scheduled to be returned to his native Brazil for stallion duty following the Northern Hemisphere breeding season.
Zayat Stables' Z Fortune put himself near the top of trainer Steve Asmussen's 3-year-old list when he came from off the pace to take the $100,000 LeComte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Jan. 12.
The famous cerise, black and white colors of Louis E. Wolfson's Harbor View Farm were back in the winner's circle Dec. 24 at Calder Race Course.
Ray Larkin's 23-1 shot Siphon City nursed an early lead in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) and surprisingly drew away to win by six lengths in Altoona, Iowa, Saturday night.
Pacesetting Siphon City and jockey Elvis Trujillo turned back the challenge of Congrats in the stretch and edged away to a 1 1/2-length win in the $100,000 Memorial Day Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course
Siphon, whose son I'm the Tiger won the Nov. 19 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (gr. I), has been relocated to Thomas Reigle's Regal Heir Farms near Grantville, Pa.
Frank Stronach's homebred I'm the Tiger pounced on the lead for jockey Jerry Bailey and left his 13 foes well behind in the stretch en route to a surprisingly easy victory in the $300,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Saturday.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring juvenile auction ended its four-day run Thursday in Central Florida with small declines in gross revenue and average price from last year's sale record highs.
A striking bay son of Yes It's True was purchased by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley for $900,000 to top the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March selected 2-year-olds in training sale.
A large contingent of trainers were on hand March 20 for the final of two breeze shows leading up to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's selected March 2-year-olds in training sale.
After stalking the pace throughout most of the 6 ½-furlong $141,250 Bold Venture Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday, I'm the Tiger, piloted by Todd Kabel, pounced on his rivals.
A Siphon colt turned in the fastest quarter-mile work Monday during the first under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's February select sale of 2-year-olds in training. He covered the distance in :21 3/5 at Calder Race Course in Florida.
James McIngvale's Consecrate, fifth in the Norfolk Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Oct. 5, turned in a five furlong breeze in :59 at Santa Anita on Monday, indicating his readiness for the Oct. 25 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).
Keeneland's September Yearling Sale reached the halfway point Sunday with substantial increases in gross sales, average and median.
Major sire Silver Hawk again will stand for a private fee next year at Brereton and Libby Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Trainer Clifford Sise has big hopes for maiden winner Royal Siphon, who takes a big step up in Saturday's Norfolk Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.
Godolphin Racing's Sharp Impact remained perfect in his brief career with a 3/4-length victory in the $75,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes Saturday at Arlington Park.
Business was steady on several fronts at the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association's summer yearling sale, which was held at Emerald Downs on Tuesday.
A wide open field of eight 2-year-olds will battle Saturday in the $75,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes at Arlington Park.
Pedigree Analysis for Siphonic
Millionaire Siphon's first winner came out May 28 at Hollywood Park when his daughter Siphina captured a five-furlong race in :58.14 in her debut.
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