David Schmitz

  • Six Perfections, daughter of Celtic Swing, in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Celtic Swing Dies in Italy

    Celtic Swing, Europe's 1994 champion 2-year-old and a French classic winner the following year, died Sept. 4 in Italy after a bout of colitis.

  • Stakes Winner Key Spirit Dies

    Key Spirit, who was a stakes winner during the early part of his career and a $3,000 claimer near the end, was euthanized Aug. 18 because of complications from laminitis.

  • Silver Charm's Dam, Bonnie's Poker, Dies

    Bonnie's Poker, dam of Kentucky Derby and Preakness (both gr. I) winner and Hall of Fame member Silver Charm, was euthanized Aug. 5 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility near Georgetown, Ky.

  • First Winner by The Daddy

    The Daddy, winner of the 2005 Super Derby (gr. II), came through with his first winner when his daughter Please Daddy won at Delaware Park Aug. 2.

  • Gloria de Campeao (yellow cap) won the 2010 Dubai World Cup by a nose.

    Dubai World Cup Winner Retired

    Gloria de Campeao, who won the world's richest race when he beat 13 rivals in this year's $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I), has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury.

  • California Sire Salt Lake Dies

    Salt Lake, a successful stallion first in Kentucky and then in California, was euthanized July 20. He stood at the Mabee family's Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif.

  • Clovelly to Disperse Stock

    Robin Scully's Clovelly Farms will disperse its stock at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The Lexington farm will sell approximately 35 head consisting of mares, weanlings, and racing stock.

  • Smarty Jones Sires First Millionaire

    Smarty Jones, the champion 3-year-old male and dual classic winner of 2004, came through with his first millionaire when his 4-year-old daughter Keiai Gerbera won the July 11 Procyon Stakes (Jpn-III).

  • Whatsthescript

    Whatsthescript Runs Big in Return Race

    Grade II winner Whatsthescript, who stood the first part of the year at Tom and Debi Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif., finished third in the July 10 Battlefield Stakes at Monmouth Park.

  • Pensioned Stallion A. P Jet Dies

    A. P Jet, who got into a fight with fellow stallion Gold Token at Howard and Susan Kaskel's Sugar Maple Farm near Poughquag, N.Y., in April 2006, was euthanized June 9.

  • With Approval, who sired 50 stakes winners, won the 1989 Canadian Triple Crown and finished 2nd in the 1990 Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Canadian Great With Approval Dies

    With Approval, a Canadian Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner as a homebred for the Willmot family's Kinghaven Farm and a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, died June 21.

  • Safely Kept (right) defeated Dayjur in the 1990 Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Champion Safely Kept Pensioned

    Safely Kept, a champion sprinter and Breeders' Cup winner on the racetrack and later a multiple stakes producer, has been pensioned from broodmare duties.

  • Snow Chief

    Champion Snow Chief Dies

    Snow Chief, the 1986 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner and champion 3-year-old male, died Preakness Day of an apparent heart attack. The 27-year-old son of Reflected Glory stood at Eagle Oak Ranch near Paso Robles, Calif.

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    Payton d'Oro Leads Gallorette Field

    Payton d'Oro, who won last year's Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico as part of a four-race win streak, will be gunning for her second straight win when she faces nine disaffers in the May 15 Gallorette Handicap.

  • Secretariat, shown as a 2-year-old, was foaled March 30, 1970

    Secretariat Foaled 40 Years Ago

    Big Red born March 30, 1970, at Christopher T. Chenery's The Meadow near Doswell, Va. The son of Bold Ruler would become racing's ninth Triple Crown winner in 1973.

  • Desert Party (left) finished 2nd in last year's U.A.E. Derby.

    Desert Party Ready For Godolphin Mile

    Desert Party, a Kentucky-bred colt who has made the same number of starts in Dubai as he has in the United States, will try to make it two straight in Dubai as he takes on 13 rivals in the March 27 Godolphin Mile.

  • Holy Roman Emperor Sires First Winner

    First-crop stallion Holy Roman Emperor, a French champion and Irish group I winner, sired his first winner when his son High Award won the first race for 2-year-olds in England and Ireland this year.