A P Valentine, who has been retired from stallion duty at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., because of fertility problems, has arrived at Dr. Phillip McCarthy's Watercress near Lexington
Prominent Central Kentucky stallion Kris S., who was relieved of stallion duty in late February at Kenny Troutt and Bill Casner's WinStar Farm near Versailles because of cervical pain, has been pensioned after failing to respond to treatment.
A filly by Our Emblem and a colt by Always Fair turned in the fastest eighth of a mile works Sunday during the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton and Texas Thoroughbred Association's sale of 2-year-olds in training. Both covered the distance in :10.
Grade II winner Souvenir Copy was represented by his first winner when his daughter Long Term Wish won the second race offered this year at Santa Anita for 2-year-olds, a two-furlong maiden special event March 22.
A long-running dispute between Tattersalls, the Newmarket, England, sales company, and Ivan Allan, a leading Hong Kong-based trainer and owner, finally ended with an out-of-court settlement. The case was due to have been heard in London High Court on March 18.
Ethereal, Calaway Gal, and jockey Scott Seamer were the big winners at Rosehill over the weekend.
- By Ray Paulick
A projected revenue shortfall due to mare reproductive loss syndrome has led Breeders' Cup officials to negotiate with racetracks for a 1% cut of simulcast handle on stakes that include purse enhancements from the Breeders' Cup.
Four-year-old Old Kentucky Home is standing his first season at stud at Issam Fares' Fares Farm near Lexington.
- By Tom Precious
State regulators in New York have approved a plan for 11,400 video lottery terminals at eight racetracks, but also appear to have dismissed the industry's demand for more help to make alternative gaming profitable.
- By Ben Baugh
When the Marion Cultural Alliance was formed, no one had any idea how successful the concept of Horse Fever would be. On March 22, the auction of 52 fiberglass horses brought $846,000.
Twining, who currently stands at Hilary Boone Jr.'s Wimbledon Farm near Lexington, will be returning to Lexington for the 2003 breeding season, but he won't be standing at Wimbledon.
You've heard it said many times: the more things change, the more they stay the same. Well, things certainly are changing each week on the road to the Kentucky Derby, but we seem to be just about where we were when we embarked on the journey almost three months ago.
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