Breed-shaping New Zealand sire Zabeel has died at the age of 29.
Buyer selectivity has defined the first two days of the Inglis Easter broodmare sale, where Legal Consent, in foal to Darley's Central Kentucky shuttler Lonhro, brought the top price of $190,000 (US$196,447) on day two.
Street Cry's status as a top international stallion took on new meaning when his son Shocking captured one of the world's greatest races, the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aust-I).
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
In the case of Friesan Fire, understanding was a little slow in coming, but Larry Jones' patience seems to be paying off. On pedigree, Jones had every reason to be confident that Friesan Fire would eventually come around.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Black Mamba has grown from a promising young filly in New Zealand into a grade I winner in the U.S. who now may be headed to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships in October. The daughter of Black Minnaloushe is the first black type winner out her dam Sneetch.
Patrick Hogan is recovering in New Zealand after major heart surgery.
Postponed, the Summer Squall son to win the 2000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), sired his first grade I winner in New Zealand when Dorabella defeated 15 others in the country's championship race for 3-year-old fillies Nov. 11.
New Zealand sire Zabeel, a leading sire in Australia and New Zealand, sired his 100th stakes winner.
A paddock accident to a hind leg of the great Zabeel sent a scare through Cambridge Stud in New Zealand where the champion has been standing for 10 years. He was immediately confined to his stall.
Danehill's final total in winning an unprecedented eighth general sires title by Australian earnings was $8,031,031 or $7,935,911 (both Australian funds), depending on the source.
Danehill is officially Australia's champion sire on General Australian earnings for the 2002-03 season.
The first two days of the Inglis June weanling and Thoroughbred sale in Victoria, Australia, have ended with good indicators.
Average price at the New Zealand National Broodmare sale fell 25 per cent to $9,532 (all amounts in New Zealand funds) for 215 head.
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