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  • Tenpins

    Millionaire Tenpins Sires Initial Winner

    Tenpins, a millionaire son of Smart Strike out of the Deputy Minister mare Maid's Broom, sired his first winner when a daughter, La Lynn, won by 10 1/4 lengths.

  • Trainer Mark Casse

    Mark Casse Celebrates 1,000th Win

    Trainer Mark Casse celebrated his 1,000th victory Aug. 9 when the 2-year-old filly Laragh won the first race at Woodbine.

  • Russell Baze

    Baze Banned for Whip Use at Ascot

    Russell Baze, North America's most winning jockey with more than 10,000 victories during his career, will long remember his first ride in Europe at Ascot, which cost him a four-day whip ban.

  • Seeking the Dia to Stud at Hill 'n' Dale

    It was announced Aug. 6 that the Storm Cat horse Seeking the Dia, a five-time stakes winner, four-time group winner, and earner of more than $5 million, will join the stallion roster at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington for the 2009 breeding season.

  • Princess Rooney Diagnosed With EPM

    Eclipse Award winner Princess Rooney has been diagnosed with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis and is being treated at Gentry Brothers Farm near Lexington.

  • Goldikova Surprises in Prix Rothschild

    Trainer Freddie Head landed his third group I win of the season when his 3-year-old filly, Goldikova, held off Darjina by a half-length to capture the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 3.

  • Todd Kabel

    Weight Problem Sidelines Kabel for Year

    Six-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Todd Kabel has decided to sit out the rest of the 2008 Canadian racing season due to weight issues.

  • Akronism takes control in the Royal North Stakes.

    Akronism Overpowers Field in Royal North

    Trainer Tim Ritchey's decision to skip Saratoga's Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) with Akronism in favor of the $159,085 Royal North Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine Aug. 2 proved to be a smart one when the Robert S. Evans homebred bolted to a 3 3/4-length win on the grass.

  • Halfway to Heaven holds on to take the Nassau Stakes under Johnny Murtagh.

    Heavenly Result in Nassau Stakes

    The Ballydoyle juggernaut notched a remarkable 17th group I win of the season when Halfway To Heaven held on for a gallant head victory over Lush Lashes in the Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood Aug. 2.

  • Marina Ballerina seeks her first graded win in the Royal North Stakes.

    'Ballerina Seeking Grade in Royal North

    After a 3 1/4-length stakes triumph on a yielding turf course, the connections for Marina Ballerina certainly won't mind if the Woodbine lawn comes up as something less than firm for the $150,000 Royal North Stakes (Can-III) on Aug. 2.

  • Stakes Producer Carita Tostada Dead

    Carita Tostada, dam/granddam of three graded stakes winners, was euthanized in June because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Seinne Relocates to Cromarty Park

    With the runaway success of Hussonet as a sire since relocating to Australia four years ago, comes the influx of his sons too. On July 29 it was announced his son Seinne (Hussonet-White Lady, by Worldwatch) would find a new zip code in Australia.

  • Boss Leaving Hong Kong for Australia

    Glen Boss flagged the first shock of the new Hong Kong racing season when he told the Hong Kong Jockey Club July 29 he will not return as a club rider for the 2008-09 racing season.

  • Spanish Steps

    Spanish Steps Sires First Winner

    Spanish Steps, a full brother to major sire Unbridled's Song, was represented by his first winner July 24 at Del Mar.

  • Artie Hot overtakes favorite True Metropolitan to win the Chinese Cultural Centre Seagram Cup at Woodbine.

    Artie Hot Burns Favorite in Seagram Cup

    Artie Hot slipped through an opening along the rail to challenge even-money choice True Metropolitan at the eighth pole and gamely prevailed in the $148,281 Chinese Cultural Centre Seagram Cup (Can-III) at Woodbine July 27.

  • Northern Kraze outfinishes Roses 'n' Wine to take the Wonder Where.

    Northern Kraze Tallies in Wonder Where

    Unheralded Northern Kraze pounced on pacesetter Roses 'n' Wine in deep stretch to win the $247,919 Wonder Where Stakes, the final leg of Canada's Triple Tiara series for 3-year-old fillies contested on the Woodbine lawn July 26.

  • Duke of Marmalade (left) holds off Papal Bull to take the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.<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%3D5274886%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'Marmalade Answers King George Challenge

    Duke of Marmalade proved his mettle over 12 furlongs in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Ascot July 26, battling back in the final 200 yards to defeat the upstart Papal Bull and claim his fourth consecutive group I win for trainer Aidan O'Brien.

  • Highest Honor

    Highest Honor Pensioned

    After standing 20 years at Alec Head's stud farm in Normandy, France, Highest Honor, a French champion and two-time leading sire, has been pensioned.

  • For Dixie produced grade I winner Cotton Blossom, shown winning the Acorn (gr.I).

    Stakes Producer For Dixie Dead

    For Dixie, a stakes winner and multiple graded stakes producer, was euthanized July 24 after suffering a ruptured intestine near her stomach.

  • Keyed Entry

    Keyed Entry Retired

    Grade II winner and track-record holder Keyed Entry has been retired from racing and will stand the 2009 breeding season at Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.

  • Helen of Troy was the dam of champion Thor's Echo, shown winning the 2006 Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Helen of Troy Dead

    Helen of Troy, dam of champion Thor's Echo, was euthanized June 30 because of complications from laminitis.

  • Sidney H. Craig

    Sidney H. Craig, Won Epsom Derby, Dead

    Sidney H. Craig, who received a colt named Dr Devious as a birthday present and watched him win the 1992 Ever Ready Epsom Derby (Eng-I), died July 21.

  • Florida's current year leading sire Trippi has been sold to South African interests.

    Trippi to South Africa

    Trippi, Florida's leading sire this year, has been purchased by Johann and Gaynor Rupert's L'Ormarins Stud for stallion duty in South Africa.

  • Sulamani (IRE) won the 2001 Pattison Canadian International (Can-I) in 2001.

    Sulamani Sires First Winner

    Sulamani, a U.S. grade I winner and international champion, was represented by his first winner when his son Dazinski won July 21 at Yarmouth in England.

  • The Leopard won the Generous (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park. <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%3D2852703%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    The Leopard to Stand in Argentina

    The Leopard, the highest-priced auction 2-year-old of 2007 and one of the top juvenile turf runners that year, has been retired from racing to stand at Haras La Quebrada in Argentina.

  • Great Britain Stiffens Medication Policy

    The British Horseracing Authority announced July 21 that trainers outside Europe need to say their horses have never been trained on non-therapeutic substances, particularly anabolic steroids, or face a ban from running in British races.

  • Sugar Swirl takes command in the Scotzanna Stakes at Woodbine.

    Sugar Swirl Scores in Ballerina Tune-Up

    Three-time graded stakes winner Sugar Swirl tuned up nicely for a start in Saratoga's Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) next month by winning the inaugural Scotzanna Stakes at Woodbine July 18.

  • Buzzards Bay has been retired.

    Grade I Winner Buzzards Bay Retired

    Buzzards Bay, whose four graded stakes wins include a triumph in the 2005 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), has been retired from racing.

  • Johar

    Millionaire Johar's First Winner

    Johar, who deadheated for first in the 2003 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), was represented by his first winner when a daughter, Majestic Feline, won July 17.

  • New York Stallion Manlove Dead

    Manlove, who was standing at Beverly Least's Foggy Bottom Farm near Geneseo, N.Y., was euthanized July 11 because of neurological problems.

  • Request for Parole

    Request for Parole to Argentina

    Grade I winner and millionaire Request for Parole, owned by Sam and Jeri Knighton, will shuttle to Argentina.

  • Hip 423 was the July 16 session's highest price at the JHRA Select sale.

    Japanese Market Gets Reality Check

    Even as Deep Impact continued to set a lively pace with many of his foals selling strongly during the final session of the Japan Racing Horse Association select sale on July 16, a hard reality emerged from beneath the flashy headlines.

  • A Deep Impact colt out of champion Biwa Heidi, drew $2,056,074 bid from Takaya Shimakawa to top the first day of the JHRA sale.

    Japan Sale: Young Sire Has Deep Impact

    The electric popularity of Japanese Triple Crown winner and two-time Horse of the Year Deep Impact generated enough voltage on July 15 to lift the Japan Racing Horse Association select sale out of what could have been a dark malaise induced by the nation's sputtering economy.