It didn't take long for anyone with a sense of racing history to start comparing Storm Flag Flying's performance in the Long John Silver's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Arlington Park to that of Personal Ensign's in the 1988 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).
Starine's meteoric rise from a French claimer to being a Breeders' Cup winner is anything but routine.
When Azeri decimated the field in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), she represented another pinnacle in the legacy left by Allen Paulson.
Indian Ridge, whose son Domedriver won the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will stand next year for 75,000 euros
Canadian champion Exciting Story has been retired and will enter stud at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead
John J. Greely IV of Wintergreen Stallion Station announced the 2003 fees for current stallions Ecton Park and Five Star Day.
Pathologists at the Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center in Lexington noticed that a few more fetal losses were being seen than was usual during August, September, and October. That prompted increased surveillance and reporting, and meetings by the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners committee that was formed during the mare reproductive loss syndrome crisis of 2001.
Grade/group I winner Beat Hollow, a champion in France, will enter stud at Khalid Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud in England
Millionaire Rock of Gibraltar, who won a record seven consecutive European group I events and figures to be named Europe's champion miler, will enter stud in his native Ireland at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud.
Millionaire Came Home has arrived at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., and will begin his stallion career at $50,000 live foal.
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture on Friday released the results from a collaborative project involving Eastern Tent caterpillars and mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS).
Four agriculture officials from Russia toured horse farms, racetracks, and veterinary clinics the week of Oct. 18 at the invitation of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
Grade II winner Shadow Caster has been retired and will enter stud at Sherwood's Farm and Equine Nursery, owned by Patti and Bart Sherwood, near Seguin, Texas.
Storm Boot, who is represented by 10 added-money winners this year, will stand next year for $15,000
Five-year-old Tiznow, the only two-time Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner, will stand once again for $30,000 live foal
Explicit, who won three stakes and ran second in another in a four-race span, has been retired and will enter stud at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington.
Major sire Miswaki, whose son Black Tie Affair won the 1991 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and was Horse of the Year, will stand for a private fee in 2003
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stud Management announced fees of £30,000 (approximately $46,400) for two of its English stallions, Fantastic Light and Halling.
Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm announced a $100,000 fee for leading sire Broad Brush for 2003
Members of the Mr. Greeley syndicate and Spendthrift Farm have purchased a 50% interest in the breeding rights to top 2-year-old Whywhywhy.
Grade II winners Distilled asnd Buster's Daydream been sold for breeding purposes to the Korean Racing Association.
Elusive Quality, who ranks first on the freshman and second on the overall 2-year-old list by progeny earnings, had his fee bumped from $10,000 to $30,000 for 2003
California stallion and grade I winner Latin American will stand at Sue Hubbard and Associates Farm near Paso Robles, Calif.
The number of Breeders' Cup horses on the grounds nearly doubled Monday afternoon when Bobby Frankel's six-horse arsenal stepped off the Brook Ledge van at 3 p.m. Those arriving were Medaglia d'Oro and Milwaukee Brew (Classic), Beat Hollow and Aldebaran (Mile), Starine (Filly & Mare Turf), and Denon (Turf). Filly & Mare Turf starter Banks Hill, who captured the race last year, was due to arrive Tuesday from California.
Allen Paulson died in July of 2000, but the legacy of his breeding successes continues. Paulson, the leading breeder of Breeders' Cup horses by earnings, will be represented by two runners Saturday at Arlington Park in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
The leading Breeders' Cup sire by earnings, Deputy Minister, does not have an entrant this year. That could open the door for another sire to take over that title, the likely candidates being Storm Cat, Seattle Slew, Mr. Prospector, and Sadler's Wells.
California stallion and grade I winner Siberian Summer will be relocated to Alex Trebek's Creston Farms near Creston, Calif.
Danehill, who is based at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, became the second sire in history and the first shuttle stallion to hit the 200 mark by number of stakes winners.
Besides the eight Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Day races, the race for leading freshman sire of 2002 could be determined Oct. 26 at Arlington Park.
Central Kentucky stallion Saint Ballado, who underwent surgery to correct clinical signs associated with a compressive cervical myelopathy, was euthanized Oct. 20 following complications after the operation.
Canadian stakes winner Millennium Allstar, a half-brother to Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Red Bullet, has been retired and will enter stud at Road's End Farm near Abottsford, British Columbia, Canada.
Lou and Patrice Wolfson's Adored, a grade I winner from the first crop by Seattle Slew, was euthanized in July due to problems associated with chronic founder.
Arc winner and Irish champion Marienbard has been retired and will stand at East Stud in Japan
The Jockey Club reported on Oct. 17 that 3,364 stallions covered 59,090 mares in North America during 2002, according to Reports of Mares Bred (RMB's) received by The Jockey Club as of Oct. 10.
Robert Clay's millionaire broodmare Gorgeous died Oct. 4 because of internal hemorrhaging after running into a fence.
Grade II winner Why Change, a 9-year-old son of Time for a Change out of the Fappiano mare Secondfromthetop, will stand at End of the Trail Farm near Fowlerville, Mich.
Demidoff, a full brother to Gone West, will stand next year at Horizon Farms near Barrington Hills. Ill.
Horse of the Year Charismatic, who has stood since his retirement at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., has been sold to the Japan Racing Association
California champion Ex Marks the Cop will stand the 2003 season at Beckner Farms near Albany, Ore.
Godolphin's Best of The Bests, who beat Banks Hill in winning this year's Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I), will enter stud alongside his sire, Machiavellian, at Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket. England.
Canadian stallion Tejabo, who stood the past breeding season at Brian Kozak's Crown West Farm near Chillwack, British Columbia, will stand in 2003 at Michael Byrne's Park Stud near Orangeville, Ontario
Stakes winner Entepreneur has been retired and will enter stud at James F. Edwards' The Stallion Park in Millbrook, N.Y.
Canadian champion and millionaire Dancethruthedawn, a Sam-Son homebred, has been retired because of a non-displaced hairline fracture of her right ankle.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club will host a meeting on Nov. 3 at the Embassy Suites on Newtown Pike to discuss Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS) in 2003.
Montbrook, who was represented by stakes winners Castlebrook and Trust N Luck on Oct.12, will have his fee raised from $12,500 to $17,500 for 2003.
Our Emblem, whose popularity rose to new heights after his son War Emblem won this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will stand for $35,000 in 2003 at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.
Grade I winner Captain Bodgit will be transferred to Louis Salerno's Questroyal Stud near Hudson, N.Y.
Owner/trainer Janis Gerace has announced the retirement of her graded stakes winner Loaded Gun from racing
Stakes winner Manlove has been relocated to Jim and Michaelyn Scott's Liberty Stud near Ghent, N.Y.
Stakes winner Western Borders will stand the 2003 season at Joe and Anne McMahon's McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
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