Headlines for Friday, December 30, 2011

  • Strong Hope Moves to Indiana

    Multiple grade II winner to stand at Midwest Equine & Veterinary Hospital near Trafalgar, Ind. The son of Grand Slam will stand for a 2012 fee of $2,500.

  • Closing Argument Moves to La. for 2012

    Closing Argument, a top 10 leading third-crop sire of 2011, has moved to Whispering Oaks Farm near Carnecro, La. for the 2012 breeding season. The son of Successful Appeal will stand for $5,000.

  • Unzip Me won the 2011 Monrovia by 1 1/4 lengths.

    Unzip Me Eyes Monrovia Repeat

    Unzip Me will be heavily favored on Santa Anita's hillside turf course Jan. 2 when seeking a repeat victory in the $100,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIIT) for older fillies and mares.

  • Marshall Buys Ardmore Farm in Kentucky

    Californian Steve Marshall has purchased 125-acre Ardmore Farm near Versailles, Ky., the first Kentucky farm developed by Briggs & Cromartie Thoroughbred Consultants. The deal was brokered by Biederman Real Estate.

  • MacBeth Memorial Fund to Cease Operations

    The Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund that provided financial aid and assistance to injured jockeys and exercise riders will cease operations and disburse its funds by the end of this year.

  • The Eclipse Award-winning photo

    Mayberger Garners Photography Eclipse Award

    Bob Mayberger of Albany, N.Y., won the 2011 Media Eclipse Award for Photography for his panoramic picture of Thoroughbreds jumping over a fence during the A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase at Saratoga on Aug. 4.