Sharp Cat, one of the top racemares of the 1990s, died after foaling an A.P. Indy colt April 21.
Horse of the Year Point Given came through with his first winner when his daughter Claremont won July 23 at Arlington Park for owner Tracy Farmer.
The Thoroughbred Corp. will offer the majority of the mares it owns in the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
The death of major buyer Ahmed Salman makes it difficult for Barretts president Jerry McMahon to predict how the market will perform at the company's March select sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday.
Nearly nine months after the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) that triggered the situation, the case of the $1 million bonus payable to the owners of War Emblem has finally been settled.
Grade I winner Officer, who won his first five races as a juvenile last year, will enter stud at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington
There probably will be no major changes in the operation of the Thoroughbred Corp. in the short term, said Prince Faisal Salman, the brother of the late Prince Ahmed Salman, on Monday at Keeneland.
War Emblem will have shot to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner following his dramatic victory in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico. Following a wire-to-wire score in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) two weeks ago, jockey Victor Espinoza rated War Emblem off a quick pace, got to the lead on the turn, then held off a strong rally by Maryland-bred Magic Weisner to win by three-quarters of a length.
Trainer Frank Springer spent his final day with War Emblem Thursday, as the son of Our Emblem will be transferred to Bob Baffert's barn at Churchill Downs Friday barring anything unforeseen happening to stop the sale of the colt to The Thoroughbred Corp.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- Those who say sports and politics do not mix are either immune to reality or, quite possibly, unfamiliar with Thoroughbred racing. Can there be a stronger link between the two seemingly unrelated pastimes than there is between world leaders and the international sport of kings, queens, sheikhs, and princes?
Prince Ahmed Salman, the prominent horse owner and breeder who is a member of Saudi Arabia's ruling family, said Tuesday's attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., were catastrophic.
Prince Ahmed Salman announced that dual classic winner Point Given will stand at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. Clay said Point Given will be syndicated into 50 shares and stand for a fee of $125,000 live foal. Richard Mulhall, racing manager of Salman's The Thoroughbred Corp., said the share price is $1 million, putting a value of $50 million on the son of Thunder Gulch, second only among newly retired stallion prospects to the $60-million to $70-million value placed on last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus. Unlike Fusaichi Pegasus, Point Given will not shuttle to the Southern Hemisphere.
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