While the bloodstock market anxiously awaits the beginning of the yearling sale season, there is a heightened level of anticipation with first-crop stallions.
Chester Broman's 9-year-old Antespend was euthanized in April at the owner's Chestertown Farm near Chestertown, N.Y., because of complications while foaling a Seeking the Gold filly.
Spain, Thoroughbred racing's all-time leading female money earner, has been retired from racing. She leaves the track with a record of 9-9-7 in 35 races with earnings of $3,540,542.
The Stewards of The Jockey Club have approved changes to clarify the eligibility for registration of foals resulting from certain breeding practices. The longstanding rule permits registration and listing in The American Stud Book of only those foals that have been bred by natural means.
Prismatical, whose major win came in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, was euthanzied July 1 at The Ohio State University equine clinic because of complications from a neurological disorder.
Grade II winner Tomorrows Cat's first winner came out June 28 at Belmont Park.
Prominent broodmare Round the Rosie (Cornish Prince--Rosayya, by Rosemont) was euthanized June 5 after a brief illness.
Multiple graded stakes winner Richly Blended, who started his racing career with a 103 Beyer Speed Figure, has been purchased by BnD Chase Thoroughbreds and will enter stud at Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.
Graded stakes winner Western Echo was represented by his first winner when Harry and Tom Meyerhoff's homebred Echo Lady won June 28 at Colonial Downs.
Deputy Commander was represented by his first winner as a sire Saturday when Blue Harmony held off Assail to win a 5 1/2-furlong maiden claiming race on the Colonial Downs turf course.
Danehill will not shuttle to Australia for the 2002 breeding season. He has been shuttling to Australia since 1990, and Coolmore has decided to rest him for the 2002 southern hemisphere breeding season.
Four-year-old Scorpion, one of 28 grade/group I-winning offspring of Seattle Slew, has been purchased by Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery for stallion duty.
Grade II winner Exchange Rate, who is standing his first season at Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables near Summerfield, Fla., will stand the remainder of this season and next season for $7,500.
Grade II winner Lasting Approval was represented by his first winner when his son Four R Approval won June 25 at Delaware Park in his first start.
Wild Goose won his first stakes, the June 23 John D. Marsh Stakes at Colonial Downs, and became the first stakes winner for his sire, Prenup, at the same time.
Bargain Day, who was born when Kelso was racing, died the night of June 24 at Marilyn Rose's Van Mar Farm near Galt, Calif.
Ingoldsby, dam of grade I winner and millionaire Formal Gold, died June 17 of colic at the veterinary clinic of Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates near Lexington.
Arlington Park hosted the Prairie State Festival on June 22--five races restricted to horses bred in Illinois.
Japanese stallion Sunday Silence, who temporarily was relieved of stallion duty in May because of phlegmone (an infection caused by bacteria) in his right front leg, underwent surgery June 23 at Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm, and will not resume breeding this year, according to a Japanese source.
Act One, who was scheduled to run in the June 30 Irish Derby (Ire-I), has been retired from racing after suffering a hairline fracture of a cannon bone
Breeders' Cup winner Val Royal will begin his stallion career at Eliza Park near Kerrie in the province of Victoria in Australia.
Millionaire Diplomatic Jet was represented by his first winner when his daughter Jettin'for Roobels won June 21 at Colonial Downs
First crop sire Confide was represented by his first winner Friday when Texas-bred Confiding Winner went wire-to-wire to win a maiden race at Lone Star Park.
Sheikh Mohammed's Morozov wins Prix du Lys while setting a record for his sire.
One of England's top breeders has died.
While the racing world is awaiting Sadler's Well's landmark 200th stakes winner, another Coolmore stallion, Northern Dancer's son Night Shift, reached a milestone of his own.
The New York Turf Writers Association is readying for its annual awards dinner, held this year on Aug. 19. Among this yera's honorees are Ogden Phipps.
Wingsea, the dam of millionaire Polar Expedition was sold Wednesday to Dede McGehee for $2,000 in a public auction in Fayette County (Lexington, Ky.) Circuit Court.
Irish stallion Elnadim will shuttle once again to Westbury Stud in New Zealand, but this year's fee will be $7,500 less than last year's price
The dam of millionaire Polar Expedition, Wingsea, will be auctioned at Fayette County Circuit Court on June 19 to settle her owners' debt to Hilary J. Boone's Wimbledon Farm.
Central Kentucky stallion Southern Halo entered into the history books by becoming the 12th stallion to top the 100 mark by number of stakes winners among those stallions who stood at least one season in North America .
Millionaire Anet was represented by his first winner when his son My Own Groom won June 12 at El Commandante in Puerto Rico.
Fortunate Moment, winner of the 1987 American Derby (gr. I) at Arlington Park and that year's Illinois Horse of the Year, was euthanized June 7 at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine near Stillwater because of laminitis.
Graded stakes winner Weekend Madness died June 8 while delivering a Swain colt for Frank Stronach's Adena Springs.
Outofthebox, winner of last year's Super Derby XXII (gr. I), has been retired from racing after injuring his left front ankle.
William T. Young's grade I winner Snow Ridge has been retired from racing after injuring a sesamoid while on an exercise trial at Churchill Downs.
Solid. Consistent. Hard-knocking. Those terms have been used time and time again by breeders and owners to describe Wild Again's runners. Now it's time to add classic-winning to the list.
Leo Castelli, who spent two years at stud in Russia in the early 1990s, was euthanized in February at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A & M University because of an intestinal infection.
Sarava, the Belmont Stakes winner, was bred by New Yorker William Entenmann's Timber Bay Farm.
A study on the effects of caterpillars points to the insects themselves, not their waste, as the cause of early fetal loss...Preliminary survey results show 8% loss of 2003 crop.
Graded stakes winner Swing and Miss was represented by his first winner when his son Its Samson won June 7 at Emerald Downs in his first start.
Millionaire Subordination's first winner emerged June 9 at Hastings Park when his daughter Cyndaquil won in her second start.
Gentlemen's first starter turned out to be his first winner. His son Gentlemen's Club, a homebred for R.D. Hubbard and Connie Sczesny, won June 9 at Hollywood Park in :59 flat for five furlongs.
Bertram, Elaine, and Richard Klein have retired their grade II winner De Bertie because of a bone chip in her right front ankle.
Skip Away, 1998 Horse of the Year, was represented by his first winner when his daughter Heart Ofa Champion won June 7 at Belmont Park.
Champion mare Rose Of Kingston, whose Secretariat colt Kingston Rule won the 1990 Melbourne Cup (Aust-I), has died at her birthplace, Kingston Park Stud at Merricks, Victoria, Australia.
Champion and classic winner King Of Kings celebrated his first Northern Hemisphere winner when his son Dharkan won at Southwell in England.
Believe It, sire of 29 stakes winners and broodmare sire of champion Real Quiet, was found dead in his paddock June 5 at Clear Creek Stud in Folsom, La.
He went unsold for $20,000 at the 2000 Keeneland September yearling sale, and a little over 1 1/2 years later, was worth a cool million. The big questions are how many millions and what's in store for the owners if War Emblem wins the Belmont Stakes.
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