Prominent Australian sire Commands died suddenly during the early morning hours July 12 at Darley's Kelvinside Stud in New South Wales. The son of Danehill was 17.
Champion and prominent Australian sire Canny Lad, broodmare sire of leading sire Redoute's Choice, was euthanized recently at Darley's Woodlands Stud, where he was a pensioner. He was 26.
A colt by Exceed and Excel was the top seller March 31 during the sixth session of the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast. Consigned by Woodlands Stud, agent, the colt was purchased by Queensland-based buyer Alan Acton for $210,000.
- By Ric Chapman
Darley Australia has spent nearly a half-billion Australian dollars (U.S $415 million) to purchase the Ingham brothers' impressive Woodlands Stud operation.
Undue grabbed his second major sprint with a grandstand finish to land the Oakleigh Plate (Aus-I) at Caulfield on Feb 24.
When is it all going to stop? Day two of the Australian William Inglis & Son broodmare sale came and went with another 196 moms passing through the ring. And once again the "Wonder from Down Under" -- the incomparable Redoute's Choice -- stamped himself all over it.
It has gone past the crest of a winning wave now -- it has become tidal in its appearance. That's about as accurate a description as one can make of this buying frenzy in Australia as day two of William Inglis & Son's Australian Easter sale ended.
The mother of the world's best sprinter Silent Witness (El Moxie--Jade Tiara, by Bureaucracy) is in foal to one of the greatest racehorses Australia has ever produced in Lonhro.
Retired Australian great Lonhro collected more than 94% of the possible votes to be named the continent's Horse of the year Aug. 4.
Australia's best racehorse, Lonhro (Octagonal--Shadea), will retire to stud in about three weeks.
Woodlands Stud in Australia announced that prominent stallion Grand Lodge was euthanized following a long battle to repair the left knee that was damaged in a paddock accident in September.
After undergoing extensive knee surgery Sept. 5 at Scone Veterinary Clinic, Grand Lodge is recovering well.
Grand Lodge, sire of such European standouts as champions Grandera and Sinndar, will undergo surgery at Scone Veterinary Clinic after injuring a knee in a paddock accident at Woodlands Stud in New South Wales, Australia.
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