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Irgun Dies at Age 15

Irgun, winner of the 1994 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), died May 23 from a stomach rupture. The 15-year-old son of Sunny's Halo was standing at Three Way Horse Farm near Nashville, Ill., for a fee of $1,250.

A Look Back: Saving Nureyev

In October 1987, Walmac International and its veterinarians went to extensive lengths to save the life of stallion Nureyev. Those efforts paid off, adding 14 years to the horse's life. When the son of Northern Dancer died this past Oct. 29 at age 24, he had been represented by 130 stakes winners. This article detailing how Nureyev was saved in 1987 was originally published in the Oct. 10, 1987 Blood-Horse.

New York Stallion Phone Trick Dead

Phone Trick, sire of champions and Breeders' Cup winners Favorite Trick and Phone Chatter, died Oct. 10 of natural causes. The 23-year-old son of Clever Trick stood at Dr. Jonathan Davis' Milfer Farm near Unadilla, N.Y

Giant's Causeway's Full Brother to Walmac

Group II stakes-placed Tumblebrutus, a full brother to prominent freshman sire Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at John T.L. Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac International near Lexington.

Successful Appeal's Fee $25,000

Successful Appeal, the leading first-crop sire who was relocated this summer from Florida to Walmac International near Lexington, will stand for $25,000 in 2005.

Roar of the Tiger to Hartley/De Renzo in Florida

Stakes-placed Roar of the Tiger, a full brother to champion and prominent freshman sire Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing and will enter stud as a joint effort between John Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac International and Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo's Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds.

Walmac Stallion Miswaki Pensioned

Miswaki, who has sired 96 stakes winners and is broodmare sire of 106 stakes winners, has been pensioned from stallion duty at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington because of his advanced age and declining fertility.

Colorful Commentary

By Frances J. Karon -- A colleague remembers Joss Collins as a man even more colorful than the multi-colored shirt that was his trademark.

Unbeaten Cactus Ridge Retired

Country singer Toby Keith's unbeaten Cactus Ridge has been retired from racing because of an injury to his right front knee that was discovered following a workout in preparation for the Oct. 25 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

Racing Series, VLTs Endorsed by Award Winner

Bill Casner, co-owner of WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., called for support of video lottery terminals in Kentucky and the Thoroughbred Championship Tour while accepting the 2003 Industry Service Award at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association's National Awards Dinner.

Thunderello to Walmac

Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up Thunderello, who was originally scheduled to enter stud at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., instead will enter stud at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International

Minardi to Walmac International

European champion Minardi, whose close relative Johannesburg won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), will enter stud at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington.

From The Blood-Horse Magazine: Remembering Nureyev

Nureyev was one of those horses whose stratospheric yearling price of $1.3 million in 1978 and championship status on the racetrack earned plenty of attention. That type of attention was nothing compared to the type of admiration he later earned for his many accomplishments at stud and for coming back from a life-threatening injury.

Irgun Back at Walmac

Grade I winner Irgun, who stood the 1999 and 2000 Southern Hemisphere breeding seasons at Furlong Stud in Australia, is scheduled to begin the 2001 season at John T.L. Jones' Walmac International near Lexington.

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