Select Stable's Repent, who won four graded stakes, has been retired from racing because of problems associated with an injured tendon.
For the second week in a row, equine abortions were down in Kentucky, but the cumulative total remained ahead of last year's pace, based on information released by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center on Feb. 24.
Wings of Grace, dam of champion Soaring Softly and grade I winner Plenty of Grace, died Feb. 12 from foaling complications at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington
Stakes winner Nines Wild, sire of grade III winner Allen's Oop, will be relocated to Al Martin's Tomorrow Bloodstock near Thompson Ridge, N.Y.
Skywalker, who won the 1986 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and whose champion son Bertrando finished second in the 1993 running, died the morning of Feb. 25 of a heart attack.
Champion and multi-millionaire Serena's Song produced her sixth foal, a Storm Cat filly, Feb. 23 at Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.
Like the Prospects, a winning son of Mr. Prospector out of grade I winner Likeable Style (by Nijinsky II), will stand at Castle Peak Farm near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Eight-year-old Malibu Wesley has been relocated to Liberty Stud near Ghent, N.Y.
Dave Reynolds and Marti Taylor have bought 17-year-old Tagish and will stand him at their Hidden Lake Farm near Hurt, Va.
By Dr. David Kronfeld -- The ethics of horse owners and breeders are ultimately responsible for veterinary decisions.
Through the first seven weeks of the year, the number of equine abortions remained up in Kentucky when compared to 2002.
Loose Wire, a New York Broodmare of the Year, died Feb. 18 of hemorrhaging at Kinloch Farm near New Woodstock, N.Y.
Saint's Honor, who won the 2000 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II), will enter stud at Connie Mack Guidry's Cajun Oaks Farm near Lake Charles, La.
Robert Berentsen's Wild Phantom, an 11-year-old son of Wild Again out of the Blade mare Bonnie Blade, will stand at Dr. Richard Mays' Key to the Hills Farm near Boerne, Texas
The late Seattle Slew, who impregnated four of the nine mares bred to him last year in his final season at stud, has sired his last offspring, a filly born Feb. 19
Peachtree Stable's Invisible Ink, runner-up in the 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), will stand at Jim and Sheila DiMare's Rising Hill Farm in Ocala, Fla.
Edwin Wachtel's Claramount, 1988 New York bred Horse of the Year, died of a ruptured aorta on Feb. 17 at James Edwards' The Stallion Park in Millbrook, where he had stood since entering stud in 1990. He was 19 years old.
From Kentucky up through New York, the recent winter storm's ice and snow has caused major problems for horse owners and those in the horse business.
Grade II winner Halory Hunter (Jade Hunter -- Halory, by Halo) arrived at Joe and Anne McMahon's McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds on Feb. 12 to stand the 2003 breeding season.
Like many businesses in Central Kentucky, breeding farms were severely impacted by the ice storm that struck the area Feb. 16.
Millionaire Came Home, whose $40,000 fee is the highest for an incoming stallion, covered his first two mares Feb. 12
Grade I winner Rings a Chime produced her first foal, a Kingmambo filly, Feb. 9
Favorite Express, a 5-year-old son of Momsfurrari out of the Temperence Hill mare Temperence Express, will enter stud at Spruce Run Thoroughbred Training Center near Perry, Mich.
Graded stakes-placed Kettle Won, whose dam is a half-sister to champion sprinter Safely Kept, will enter stud at Liberty Stud near Ghent, N.Y.
New Mexico breeding industry has been rejuvenated by money from trackside slot machines.
Grade I winners Manistique and Golden Ballet, both owned by Aaron and Marie Jones, produced offspring Feb. 10
Breeders' Cup Ltd. said 13,846 foals were nominated to the Breeders' Cup program in 2002, an 8.3% decrease in nominated foals from 2001.
The number of equine abortions in Central Kentucky remains ahead of last year's pace based on the most recent report issued by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center on Tuesday.
Multiple stakes winner Sold to Wallstreet will stand at Stacy Hinton's Silver Creek Farm near Peekin, Ind.
Godolphin Cat, a 5-year-old son of Storm Cat, will enter stud at Tom Swales IV's Tee-N-Jay Farm near Monroe, N.J.
The number of mares bred in Kentucky in 2002 -- the year after mare reproductive loss syndrome first hit -- fell by 3.4% from 2001, but the state's broodmare population remains 33% higher than it was a decade earlier, according to figures released by The Jockey Club.
The results of a survey conducted by the Gluck Equine Research Center showed that a small number of Central Kentucky farms experienced an unusual increase in what is being termed fall fetal loss syndrome (FFLS) during the latter part of 2002.
In what amounts to a massive coup for the New Zealand Thoroughbred industry, Peter and Philip Vela have announced the purchase by their Pencarrow Stud of 20 broodmares in foal to Irish sensation Danehill.
Arrowfield Stud will spark a new era in Australian breeding this year with the addition of three internationally renowned first-time shuttle stallions to its sire roster
Rokeby Rose, dam of two-time champion Silverbulletday, was euthanized Feb. 1 at Jeffry Morris' Highclere near Lexington
Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up Thunderello, who was originally scheduled to enter stud at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., instead will enter stud at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International
Miss Seffens, a five-time stakes winner, has been retired from racing and is booked to Fusaichi Pegasus
Monarchos, who won the 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) for John Oxley in the second-fastest time, was represented by his first offspring
Rock of Gibraltar, the son of Danehill who won a European record seven consecutive group I events, has a line up of top mares awaiting his presence at stud
Kentucky's horse industry is proceeding with a plan to develop a computerized equine reproductive health monitoring system at the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) after hearing and approving a proposal Monday from a Virginia-based epidemiologist.
Scientists in Kentucky say it is too soon to tell whether West Nile virus (WNV) has been causing equine abortions. But they have found enough evidence to make them want to explore the possibility that the disease can play a role in fetal loss.
Equine abortions were down in Kentucky for the first time this year based on the latest weekly report from the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC).
Evidence of West Nile virus (WNV) has been found in the tissues of a small number of aborted equine fetuses in Kentucky, according to a press release issued Monday by the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners.
Frank Tatman, who has relocated his P. B. & J. Farm operation from New Mexico to Orland, Calif., announced that his stallion Hoolie also made the move
Mercedes Won, a champion, millionaire, and grade I winner, has been pensioned because of declining fertility
As many of the first northern 2-year-olds by Stravinsky are in various stages of pre-schooling, his first southern generation made a significant impact on the New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale
Duncan Grimley has resigned as joint general manager of Coolmore's Australian division.
Because of the proposed link of the Eastern tent caterpillar and Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome, the Grayson/Jockey Club Research Foundation and the University of Kentucky held an informational session Friday to discuss controlling and eradicating caterpillars.
The third foal from the last crop of Seattle Slew was born the night of Jan. 30 at Summer Wind Farm
The abortion rate in Central Kentucky is up significantly from a year ago. But scientists aren't sure why there has been an increase.
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