David Schmitz

  • Majesty's Prince Euthanized at 30

    Majesty's Prince, one of the top turf runners during the first half of the 1980s, was euthanized Aug. 24 because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Janet Elliot

    2009 Hall of Fame: Elliot Chasing Fame

    Janet Elliot's horses have led the National Steeplechase Association's annual earnings list six times. Through 2008 Elliot ranked third on the all-time earnings list, with $7,580,234. Her lifetime total of 355 NSA wins through April 17 this year ranks among the best.

  • Ben Nevis II

    2009 Hall of Fame: Big Ben

    Ben Nevis II became the third United States-based winner of England's Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree when he captured the historic race in 1980. Better yet, he followed the two previous American winners, Battleship and Jay Trump, into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

  • Florida-bred Advice is the only 2009 Kentucky Derby entrant bred outside of Kentucky.

    Kentucky-breds a Runaway Success

    There's a saying that a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner can come from anywhere. But that saying has more to do with where a horse prepped for the Run for the Roses than with its birthplace.

  • Arcangues won the 1993 Breeders' Cup Classic

    Arcangues, BC Classic Winner, Dead

    Arcangues, who won the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at 133-1, has been euthanized in Japan because of complications from founder. He had been sent to Japan from the United States for stallion duty in 1995.

  • Curlin at Lane's End Farm <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7564379%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Curlin's Book Stacked With Major Mares

    Curlin, the 2007-08 Horse of the Year, made a good showing when he covered the first of the mares booked to him for his first season at stud at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • True Quality upsets Fabulous Strike in the General George Handicap.

    True Quality Shines in General George

    New York shipper True Quality underlined his quality by withstanding the challenge of odds-on favorite Fabulous Strike in the stretch run of the Feb. 16 General George Handicap (gr. II).

  • Frank Stronach

    Eclipse Owner/Breeder: Adena/Stronach

    History repeated itself in a big way for Frank Stronach. For the second time in his career, the Austrian native earned an Eclipse Award as both outstanding breeder and top owner in the same year. In 2008, his Adena Springs was named best breeder, and his Stronach Stables was chosen top owner.

  • Midshipman <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6466471%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    2YO Male Eclipse Award: Midshipman

    Like 19 other of his predecessors in the 25-year history of the Breeders' Cup, Midshipman used a Breeders' Cup victory as a springboard to being voted champion 2-year-old male.

  • Cozzene

    BC Winner/Sire Cozzene Dead

    Cozzene, a champion and Breeders' Cup winner and sire of two Breeders' Cup winners, was euthanized Oct. 7 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.

  • Bold Reason

    Bold Place in History

    When it comes to identifying the great Irish stallion Sadler's Wells, it's easy to remember that his sire is the legendary Northern Dancer. But when it comes to naming Sadler's Wells' broodmare sire, it's not that easy for some.

  • Yanks Music

    Champion Yanks Music Dead

    Yanks Music, the 1996 champion 3-year-old filly, was euthanized May 15 because of intestinal problems discovered after she colicked.

  • Storm Cat

    Storm Cat Experiencing Problems

    Storm Cat, for years the No. 1 stallion, has been experiencing difficulties impregnating his mares this breeding season at the Young family's Overbrook Farm near Lexington.

  • Better Talk Now and regular rider Ramon Dominguez drew post six for the Dubai Sheema Classic Sponsored by Nakheel (UAE-I).

    Better Talk Now to Run in Dubai Sheema

    Better Talk Now might be several years removed from a victory in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), but that doesn't mean he's ready to take a back seat to some of the finest 1 1/2-mile turf experts in Dubai March 29.

  • Ginger Punch wins BC Distaff.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2632161%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ginger Punch KO's Competition

    Ginger Punch was all action in 2007. Her victory in the 2007 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Monmouth Park proved powerful enough to propel the daughter of Awesome Again to an Eclipse Award in the older female division

  • Blue Grass Stakes Winner War Dead

    War, who won the 1987 Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) following the disqualification of Alysheba, was euthanized in August at Dr. Pamela Barlow's Wandering Farm near Bowie, Texas, because of complications from arthritis.

  • Haskell winner Any Given Saturday will be joining Darley after retirement.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1917240%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Any Given Saturday to Join Darley Team

    Any Given Saturday, recent winner of the Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, will became a member of Sheikh Mohammed's Darley team following this year's Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Wildcat Bettie B, shown winning the 2006 Miss Preakness Stakes, has been retired.

    Grade I Filly Wildcat Bettie B Retired

    Wildcat Bettie B, one of the top sprinting fillies of last year, has been retired. She exited racing with a triumph in the Aug. 11 Xtra Heat Stakes at Delaware Park for Michael Pressley's Oasis Racing Stable.