Thoroughbred Breeding

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Grade I Winner I'm Sweets Euthanized

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.

Champion Gourmet Girl Retired

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.

Grade II Winner Postponed to New Zealand

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.

End of the Road to Highcliff in New York

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.

Stud Duty for Jump Start Delayed Until 2003

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.

Six Crowns, Dam of Champion Chief's Crown, Dies at Age 26

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.

Sunday Silence Tops in 2002

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.

King Cugat to Shuttle to Widden in Australia

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.

CTBA Looks to Continue Positive Momentum

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.

Monarchos Settles in at Claiborne

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.

Kentucky Breeding Regulations Amended

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.

Kelly Kip's First Foal

The first foal from millionaire Kelly Kip was born Jan. 15 at Jack Dreyfus' Hobeau Farm near Ocala, Fla.

Major Winner Ciro to Japan

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 Repeats as California Champion

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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