The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training lived up to its high risk/high reward reputation March 26. For the lucky consignors who hit the jackpot, the riches were greater than they had been in 2011.
A bay son of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Big Brown became the new sale topper at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds when he fetched $1.3 million from Demi O'Byrne
Eddie Woods is pumped up about the possibility that another graduate from his sale program, Union Rags, can become a classic winner just as Big Brown did.
Keeneland has cataloged 161 horses for its 20th April sale of 2-year-olds in training. The number is down 4.7% from last year's total of 169.
Boundary, sire of champion and dual classic winner Big Brown, was euthanized Feb. 4 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., because of infirmities of old age.
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Bob Mayberger of Albany, N.Y., won the 2011 Media Eclipse Award for Photography for his panoramic picture of Thoroughbreds jumping over a fence during the A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase at Saratoga on Aug. 4.
Robert and Blythe Clay's Three Chimneys Farm has released the fees for its 2012 stallion roster, and topping the list once again will be perennial leading sire Dynaformer, who will command a fee of $150,000.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale's reputation has improved dramatically in recent years.
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Big Brown, the 2008 champion 3-year-old male and dual classic winner, took a major step up as a stallion at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
WinStar Farm stallion has yearlings sell for $310,000, $225,000 at July 12 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale to top the sire list. First-year stallion Big Brown ranks second.
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New York racing authorities deemed trainer Richard Dutrow `"obnoxious" and ordered him to show why he should not be suspended, lose his license, and be kicked off state tracks.
Hatta Diamond, a winning 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry, brought $170,000 during the first hour of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 7 in Lexington.
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Sophomore Pomeroys Pistol gives her young sire a first graded-winning progeny. The filly's pedigree represents multiple generations of crossing Northern Dancer with Mr. Prospector.
A legal tussle between two investors in IEAH Stables entered round two Jan. 24 with a federal lawsuit filed in Boston.
The artistic skills of Smarty Jones, Big Brown and Curlin brought in big donations for the horse retirement charity ReRun during its just-concluded online auction.
Dynaformer, this year's leading turf sire by progeny earnings, will stand in 2011 for $150,000 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Da' Tara, the only horse to beat Big Brown, is selling as a racing or stallion prospect at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
The auction will be held Oct. 25-27 in Lexington, with each session beginning at 10 a.m.
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More Than Ready, who has sired 69 stakes winners, once again will shuttle to Tom Simon's Vinery Australia near Scone, New South Wales
Stardom Bound, a 2008 champion and winner of that year's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), has been retired from racing and been booked to Big Brown
The auction will wrap up the select juvenile selling season, which has enjoyed some modest rebounds.
Paul Pompa Jr. has retired his grade I winner Backseat Rhythm and plans to send her to one of his former stars, champion and dual classic winner Big Brown.
D' Funnybone, trained by Rick Dutrow Jr., will go for his fourth grade II score March 20 at Gulfstream when he leads a field of nine in the Swale Stakes.
According to an announcement on the Vinery Australia Web Site, the farm has "secured a significant shareholding" in Big Brown and the stallion will shuttle beginning this year.
Keeneland has cataloged 181 horses for its April 2-year-olds in training sale, to be held Monday, April 5.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) winner Big Brown was represented by his first foal, a filly out of the unraced Seeking the Gold mare Impressive Attire.
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Dynaformer, who stands at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will stand in 2010 for $150,000.
Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky fall yearling sale isn't as fancy as the company's Saratoga and Kentucky July select auctions, but as a producer of Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brand (gr. I) winners, it stands out. Big Brown, who captured the Run for the Roses in 2008, and Mine That Bird, who scored in the first leg of the Triple Crown this year, both are graduates of the October sale.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 972 horses for its Kentucky fall yearling sale, which will be held Oct. 26-28 in Lexington. The total is down 10.8% from last year's total of 1,090.
Big Brown, the 2008 champion 3-year-old male and winner of that year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), was started back under tack Monday morning Aug. 17 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Citing a variety of claims that his client's rights were violated, an attorney for trainer Rick Dutrow has filed an appeal over the 30-day suspension levied by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for a Clenbuterol positive in the spring of 2008.
In a rare decision, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has rejected it's stewards and hearing officer's recommendations and suspended trainer Rick Dutrow 30 days for a Clenbuterol positive that dates back to May 2, 2008.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale isn't glamorous. It comes at the end of the yearling selling season, so it generally doesn't attract the best of the available stock. But, in recent years, it has become a prime source of Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brand (gr. I) winners.
Big Brown, who is standing his first season at Three Chimneys, was last year's Triple Crown hopeful, as he won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.
There's a saying that a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner can come from anywhere. But that saying has more to do with where a horse prepped for the Run for the Roses than with its birthplace.
Jockey Joe Talamo has pledged $25,000 to Children's Hospital in New Orleans if he wins his first Kentucky Derby (gr. I) May 2.
Three Chimneys Farm announced March 12 that several notable mares have already been confirmed in-foal to first year sire Big Brown.
Big Brown, last year's 3-year-old champion male, is scheduled to cover a number of prominent mares this year at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. Mates beyond this year will include champion Stardom Bound following her retirement from racing.
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Eclipse Award attendees and the TVG viewers tuned in on the night of Jan. 26 were anticipating, and many were hoping, that Curlin would repeat as Horse of the Year.
Big Brown's championship campaign in 2008 was predominantly about his long list of accomplishments, several which were history-making and unlikely to be duplicated for a long time.
The anticipation for many owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys and their connections will soon be over as the Eclipse Awards for Thoroughbred racing champions of 2008 will be announced Jan. 26 at a ceremony in Miami, Fla.
The victory by Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic -- a win that culminated a perfect seven-for-seven 2008 campaign -- has been voted the 2008 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year.
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