Thoroughbred foals with symptoms similar to those associated with last year's Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome are being brought to veterinary clinics in Central Kentucky, officials said Monday.
European group winner Lucky Lionel was represented by his first winner May 5 when his son Little Swimmer won at 4 1/2 furlongs at Calder Race Course.
Luis Barrera, who trained 1981 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Summing, died May 1 of a heart attack.
Sheikh Hamdan's champion and stakes producer Shadayid died April 27 from a ruptured uterine artery after she foaled a Seeking the Gold filly.
Millionaire Val Royal, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in stakes-record time of 1:32.05, has been purchased from David Milch by a partnership that includes Lionel Cohen and Newsells Park Stud owner Andreas Jacobs.
Early test results of a University of Kentucky College of Agriculture study appear to show a correlation between eastern tent caterpillars, their waste--called frass--and foal loss in mares exposed to both.
A P Valentine, who was sent to reproductive specialist Dr. Phillip McCarthy after being yanked from stallion duty at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., earlier this year, impregnated the first mare he was bred to at McCarthy's Watercress Farm near Lexington.
Coolmore's Galileo, who won last year's group I English and Irish Derbys and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, will shuttle to Coolmore Australia for the Southern Hemisphere season.
Seven-year-old Critikola, a group II winner in her native Argentine and grade I stakes-placed in the U.S., has been retired from racing and was bred April 28 to champion Lemon Drop Kid.
Five-year-old Traditionally, one of three grade I winners produced from champion Personal Ensign (by Private Account), has been purchased by Ballylinch Stud in Ireland.
The University of Kentucky issued an advisory Friday regarding the eastern tent caterpillar, which is still regarded as a primary risk factor associated with mare reproductive lose syndrome.
The Jockey Club has redesigned the certificate of foal registration and will begin issuing the new certificates May 1.
A full sister to Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos (by Maria's Mon) was foaled April 25 at Jim Squires' Two Bucks Farm near Versailles, Ky.
The first winner for grade I winner Swiss Yodeler is the filly Singing Swiss, who won at 4 1/2 furlongs in :53.10 April 25 at Hollywood Park.
Collymore Hall, the first starter from the first foal crop of Jim Beam Stakes (gr. II) winner Concerto, won his debut race Thursday at Keeneland.
MRLS took the lives of some 3,500 foals in Central Kentucky, but a recent study indicates it did not affect the quality of life for surviving foals.
John C. Mabee, who parlayed a corner grocery store into one of the country's most prominent breeding and racing operations, died April 24 at the Casa Palmera Care Center in Del Mar, less than a week after suffering a major stroke. He was 80.
Canadian champion Dance Smartly foaled an A.P. Indy colt April 20 for the Samuel family's Sam-Son Farm.
Prince Ahmed Salman, who won two-thirds of the 2001 Triple Crown with subsequent Horse of the Year Point Given, registered a hat trick at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders luncheon scheduled for April 24 at Keeneland.
Elementary-age students are being introduced to the Thoroughbred through "Kids Connection to Thoroughbreds," a program in Fayette County public schools.
Seattle Slew, who was moved to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington from Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., to remove stress, might not return to breeding this year, according to owner Mickey Taylor.
Grade I winner Jostle was retired following a third-place finish in the April 5 Banshee Breeze Handicap at Gulfstream Park and was bred April 23 to Storm Cat.
Eclipse Award winner Chilukki produced her first foal, a Storm Cat bay colt, April 23.
Millionaire Excellent Meeting produced her first foal, a Storm Cat colt, March 22 at Elizabeth Moran's Brushwood Stable near Malvern, Pa.
Champion Personal Ensign's eighth foal, a bay filly by Unbridled, is doing well in her second week at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Kentucky.
Grade I winner Ghazi, sire of 10 stakes winners, will be relocated to Buck and Karen Wheeler's Oak Tree Farms near Ellendale, Minn.
Cassidy, a graded stakes winner for Peter Mirabelli, produced her first foal, a Cat Thief colt, April 19 at Fares Farm near Lexington.
Central Kentucky stallion Minardi will stand the Southern Hemisphere season at Glenmorgan Farm in New Zealand.
Grade I winner Indian Charlie was represented by his first winner April 17 when Forthelifeofme won at two furlongs at Santa Anita in her first start.
Gary Seidler's multiple graded stakes winner Queenie Belle has been retired from racing due to a slight muscle injury. She will be bred to Fusaichi Pegasus.
The first payments in Fayette County's Purchase of Development Rights program (PDR) include owners of three Thoroughbred Farms.
Darley has added Eclipse Award winner Fantastic Light to its galaxy of frequent flyers.
Kip and Suzanne Knelman, who bred Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) winner Buddha in the name of Farfellow Farms, privately sold the colt's dam, Cahooters, about two weeks prior to the April 13 race to Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds and Castleton Lyons.
Central Kentucky horsewoman Diane Perkins, who raced such top performers as Lord At War and La Gueriere, will be dispersing her breeding stock by auction July 13 at her Wimborne Farm near Paris, Ky
Group I winner Distant Music, who entered stud this year at Morristown Lattin Stud in Ireland, will stand the Southern Hemisphere season at the Woodard family's Yallambee Stud in Australia.
First crop Puerto Rican-sire Virtua Cop was represented by his first winner when Maria Rachel won a five furlong maiden race by 1 1/2 lengths on Friday at El Comandante.
Mr. Elusive, one of 77 foals in the first crop by Elusive Quality, became the first winner for that sire when he won Friday at Santa Anita.
Carl Icahn's Meadow Star, the champion 2-year-old filly of 1990, died on Thursday, April 11, from complications from foaling a Fusaichi Pegasus colt.
Dogwood Stable's Illinois Derby (gr. II) winner Distilled suffered a suspensory injury during a workout and has been retired from racing.
First crop sire Distorted Humor was represented by his first winner as a sire when his first starter, Awesome Humor, went wire-to-wire to earn a neck-length win in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race at Keeneland Thursday.
It didn't take long for Seattle Slew to start acting like his old self at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington, Ky.
David Milch's Val Royal, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), has been retired because of a recurrence of a tendon injury.
Major stakes winner and producer Desert Stormer foaled a Kris S. colt April 3.
Grosser Preis Von Baden (Ger-I) winning stallion Morshdi is experiencing fertility problems during his first year at stud in Germany.
Prominent breeder/owner Marvin Warner Sr. of Warnerton Farm died April 8 of heart failure while attending a shuttle takeoff at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Patchen Beauty, the rare white Thoroughbred mare who garnered a lot of attention when she competed on the Kentucky circuit in the mid-1990s, produced a white colt on April 5 at Warren Rosenthal's Patchen Wilkes Farm near Lexington, Ky.
Japanese stallion Sunday Silence continues to maintain a sizable lead on the nation's sire list
The first winner for graded stakes winner Prince of the Mt. captured the April 7 Jean Lafitte Futurity at Delta Downs.
Eight-year-old Tracker, a son of Gone West and a $109,444-earner, has been purchased by Wayne Houston and will enter stud at his Stoney Creek Horse Farm near Mooreland, Ind.
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