Swain, an English and Irish champion who placed in two Breeders' Cup events, has been pensioned from stallion duty.
English and Irish champion Swain will stand in 2010 at Chris Blake's Ascot Stud near Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.
Millionaire Grey Memo came through with his first winner when his son Raising Memo won Sept. 3 at Stockton.
Sheikh Hamdam's Shadwell Farm has dropped the fee for 14-year-old Swain (Nashwan--Love Smitten, by Key to the Mint) from $15,000 to $10,000 for 2007.
TVG, the interactive horseracing network, has announced an agreement with Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino for the exclusive television and interactive wagering rights for the live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meets conducted at the Opelousas, Louisiana track.
The Florida-bred Nasheej earned her first group win Saturday when she captured the Swynford Paddocks Hotel Sweet Solera Stakes (Eng-III) for 2-year-old fillies at Newmarket by a head over Confidential Lady.
The Tattersalls breeze up sale got off to a strong start Wednesday in England with 62 juveniles selling for 3,428,000 guineas, an average of 51,939 guineas, and a median of 38,000 guineas.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Moss' Stanley Park surged past favored Bis Repetitas near the eighth pole and swept to an easy 2 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Bay Meadows Derby (gr. IIIT) Saturday.
Globetrotting Irish trainer Dermot Weld shipped Dimitrova all the way to Southern California Saturday to capture the rich $750,000 American Oaks on the Hollywood Park grass.
The decision to keep a filly in training is one that is laced with tension. You can never be sure how it will work out. It had certainly looked as if it wasn't working out for Banks Hill, until she roared back to form in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois (Fr-I) at Deauville on Aug. 18.
Sheikh Hamdan's homebred Muqbil, winner of the Aug. 16 Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises Stakes at Newbury in England, is the first winner and stakes winner sired by European champion Swain.
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