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Sekiguchi Issues Call For Trainer to Condition Colt

Owner Fusao Sekiguchi will provide trainers from around the world an opportunity to train his $2.79-million Sunday Silence colt from the last crop of the reigning champion sire in Japan. All they have to do is show their eagerness.

Ky. Oaks Next for Godolphin's Danuta?

Godolphin's Danuta romped to an easy five-length victory in Thursday's UAE Oaks at Nad al Sheba racecourse in Dubai, but a representative of the Dubai-based racing giant is not ready to commit the budding star to a trip to Churchill Downs for the May 2 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

Japan's Hayata Group Bankrupt

Japan's Hayata Group Bankrupt

Yuki and Koichiro Hayata's Hayata Group has petitioned for bankruptcy in Japan. The Hayatas operate Hayata Farm and CB Farm, where they stand Brian's Time, one of the top sires in Japan since 1996.

Sunday Silenced

Sunday Silenced

By Ray Paulick -- Sunday Silence, who died in Japan Monday at age 16, saved Arthur Hancock's Stone Farm from bankruptcy in the late 1980s.

Sunday Silenced

Sunday Silenced

By Ray Paulick -- Sunday Silence, who died in Japan Monday at age 16, saved Arthur Hancock's Stone Farm from bankruptcy in the late 1980s.

Report From Japan: On-the-Scene Account of Sunday Silence's Battle

Report From Japan: On-the-Scene Account of Sunday Silence's Battle

HAYAKITA, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN (August 13) -- It's the ninth anniversary of the death of Zenya Yoshida, the founder of Shadai Farm. Rain has fallen for most of the day, growing stronger toward evening and the mood is grim at Shadai Stallion Station. In a barn set back from the others, a barn that was especially built to accommodate the aging Northern Taste, Sunday Silence battles what appear to be his longest odds yet.

Sunday Silence Doing Well After Surgery

Sunday Silence Doing Well After Surgery

Japanese stallion Sunday Silence, who temporarily was relieved of stallion duty in May because of phlegmone (an infection caused by bacteria) in his right front leg, underwent surgery June 23 at Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm, and will not resume breeding this year, according to a Japanese source.

Blood-Horse Editor Donates Book Fee to Charity

Ray Paulick, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse magazine and author of the recently released book Sunday Silence, has donated his entire compensation for writing the book to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and to Central Kentucky Riding for the Handicapped.

Sunday Silence Tops in 2002

Japanese stallion Sunday Silence, whose sire title in 2001 was his seventh straight, heads this year's list, with $4.6 million in progeny earnings through most of January.

A Sunday Drive

A Sunday Drive

By Ray Paulick -- Some Western Hemisphere breeders worry about the heavy concentration of Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector blood in the modern-day Thoroughbred. They're not alone in their concerns over a limited gene pool. A similar predicament is developing in Japan, where Sunday Silence reigns supreme.

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