David Schmitz

  • Excellent Meeting, preparing for the 1999 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

    Millionaire Excellent Meeting Retired

    John and Betty Mabee's homebred millionaire Excellent Meeting arrived at the couple's Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif., on Aug. 16 following the announcement of her retirement from racing.

  • Circle of Life Injured, Retired

    Michael Tabor’s grade I winner Circle of Life has been retired from racing following a saucer fracture of her left front cannon bone and is due to leave trainer Todd Pletcher’s Saratoga barn today for Creekview Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Champion Mare Height of Fashion Dies at 21

    Prominent broodmare Height of Fashion, whose five stakes winners includes dual English classic winner Nashwan, died on July 29 at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Yankee Victor To Stud at Airdire

    Brereton C. Jones announced that he has purchased a three-quarter interest in recently retired grade I winner Yankee Victor and that the 4-year-old ridgling will enter stud for a fee of $15,000 at Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.