I'm Sweets, a graded stakes winner all three years she raced, was euthanized Feb. 25 at age 19 at Elizabeth Moran's Brushwood Stable near Malvern, Pa., because of the infirmities of old age.
Gary Tanaka's Gourmet Girl, who was honored with an Eclipse Award as champion older female of 2001 the previous week, has been retired from racing according to trainer Pico Perdomo.
The first mare bred to Horse of the Year Point Given at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., was pronounced in foal Feb. 25.
New York grade II winner Postponed has arrived in New Zealand for stallion duty following his purchase by a partnership of Karaka Group, Chatham Lodge Thoroughbreds, and Fayette Park Stud.
Twenty-two horses died Saturday in a barn fire blamed on an electrical problem at Ocala Stud Farm. Marion County Fire Rescue Capt. Deborah Karst said Sunday that the horses were 2- and 3-year-olds.
Seven-year-old End of the Road, who earned $248,805, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Carl Lizza Jr. and Joe Bartone's Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y., as the property of James Olson.
Champions Soaring Softly and Escena produced foals Feb. 16.
William T. Young's Overbrook Farm announced that homebred grade II winner Jump Start will not stand at stud this year at the Lexington nursery as planned and instead will begin his stallion career in 2003.
Grade I winner Jersey Girl produced an A.P. Indy filly Feb. 12 for Robert and Leland Ackerley's Glory Days Breeding.
Multiple stakes winner Pico Teneriffe produced her first foal, a Danzig colt, Feb. 18 at Windfields Farm in Canada
Champion Serena's Song, North America's all-time leading female money- earner, produced an Unbridled colt Feb. 19.
A full sister to recently named champion older male Tiznow and a half-brother to sprint champion Squirtle Squirt were born in Kentucky.
Kris, a two-time English champion miler and prominent sire, has been pensioned from stud duty.
A number of established farms in Central Kentucky have changed hands or added onto existing property.
Eight-year-old Eleven North has been retired from racing with six stakes wins and earning of $459,755.
Keeneland record-setter Bursting Forth produced her second foal, a colt by Unbridled's Song, Feb. 12 at Catherine Parke's Valkyre Stud near Georgetown, Ky.
Six Crowns, dam of champion Chief's Crown and multiple grade I winner Classic Crown, was euthanized Feb. 14 due to the infirmities of old age.
1995 Venezuelan champion 2-year-old and Horse of the Year Templado died Friday morning at Haras Gran Derby due to a heart attack.
Seattle Slew, the only living Triple Crown winner, celebrated his 28th birthday Friday, Feb. 15, at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Krisada, who won the Dec. 29 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) in her final outing, has been retired and will be bred this spring, according to her trainer, Shug McGaughey.
Six Crowns, the stakes winning dam of champion Chief's Crown and multiple grade I winner Classic Crown, was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age on Thursday, February 14 at the age of 26. The daughter of Secretariat will be buried at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm next to her dam, Filly Triple Crown winner Chris Evert.
Graded stakes winner Idle Rich produced her first foal, a Pleasant Tap filly, on Feb. 13 at Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stables near Paris, Ky.
Fourteen-year-old stallion Sultry Song has been purchased by Millennium Farms Kentucky part owner Ro Parra from Live Oak Stud,
Austinpower, a 4-year-old son of leading Japanese stallion Sunday Silence who was bred on a similar pattern as important sires Devil's Bag and Saint Ballado. will enter stud at Alfred Nuckols Jr.'s Hurstland Farm near Midway, Ky.
Tiznow, the 2000 Horse of the Year and a finalist for 2001 honors, covered his first mare Feb. 8 at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Klondike Pete, a 4-year-old son of Mr. Prospector, will stand at Drs. A.R. and A.B. Contreras' Rancho San Antonio in Monte Plata in the Dominican Republic
Eishin Masamune, an 8-year-old son of Sunday Silence, will enter stud at Arven Holden's Holden Farm near Denver.
Central Kentucky stallion Unaccounted For has been sold to the Turkish Jockey Club for stallion duty.
Central Kentucky stallion Accelerator has been purchased by the Turkish Jockey Club.
Japanese stallion Sunday Silence, whose sire title in 2001 was his seventh straight, heads this year's list, with $4.6 million in progeny earnings through most of January.
Prominent international stallion Royal Academy once again will shuttle to Australia for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.v
Incoming stallion King Cugat, who is getting ready for the Feb. 11 start at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., will join the 2002 roster at Widden Stud in Australia at a fee of $17,500. including GST.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association believes 2001 was a strong year for the California-bred program, with increases in the foal crop and number of mares bred. But officials with the organization indicated the status quo will not do for this year or subsequent years.
Stakes-placed Bowl of Emeralds, a $108,470-earner, will begin her broodmare career in regal fashion.
Graded stakes-placed Earth Colonywill stand at Alfred Nuckols Jr.'s Hurstland Farm near Midway, Ky.
Rich and Laura Soutar have purchased 11-year-old Walter Willy (Sadler's Wells--Whakilyric, by Miswaki) for stallion duty at Old English Rancho near Sanger, Calif.
Bienamado, a three-time grade I winner who was retired in January because of a suspensory ligament injury, will stand at Cardiff Stud Farms near Creston, Calif.
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos arrived at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. on the morning of Feb. 7 to begin his new career as a stallion.
The cause or causes of mare reproductive loss syndrome are still a mystery, but that hasn't lessened interest in the topic. During an informational session Monday, new questions were raised about circumstances surrounding the outbreak during last year's breeding season.
Multiple stakes winner Cheryl P. injured an ankle while training at Oaklawn Park and has been retired.
Some of the most exciting female runners of 2001 will stay in training, barring injury, through 2002. However, a number of grade or group I-winning mares will visit the breeding shed for the first time this year.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture filed emergency regulations regarding testing procedures for contagious equine metritis (CEM) to be followed when breeding an imported mare in the state. These regulations require an extra pre-breeding swab of the endometrium, and will allow a stallion covering an imported mare to be treated and returned to service rather than waiting the previous 12-hour mandatory rest period.
William T. Reed's Waverly Bell, Texas' champion older female in 2000, has been retired from racing and is booked to Central Kentucky stallion Pine Bluff
The first foal from millionaire Kelly Kip was born Jan. 15 at Jack Dreyfus' Hobeau Farm near Ocala, Fla.
A filly from the first crop of millionaire Behrens was born Feb. 2 at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Irish champion Lisieux Rose's first foal is a Storm Cat filly foaled Feb. 1 at Eaton Farms near Lexington,
The first foal sired by European champion Sinndar is a colt born Jan. 31 at the Aga Khan Studs in Ireland.
Roger Devenport's Unbridled Elaine, who won the 2001 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) as a 3-year-old, has been retired from racing because of ankle problems.
Five-year-old Ciro, a grade I turf winner in the U.S. and a group I winner in France, has been sent to Japan to stand at Yushun Stallion Station.
Tiznow, who was California's Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male of 2000, was voted the top older male of 2001 by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
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