Lord Avie, the champion 2-year-old male of 1980, died Dec. 28 at Blue Ridge Farm near Upperville, Va. Thoroughbred racing's oldest living Eclipse Award winner at age 34, he passed away peacefully from natural causes.
Neil Boyce, a successful Chicago horseman for years, trained such stars as Calestoga, Valid Vixen.
Tim Boyce, director of sales for Fasig-Tipton's Texas division, recently announced that the company has cataloged 303 entries for its 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale on April 1 at Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, Texas.
- By Ron Mitchell
The Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale that concluded Tuesday with 14.8% and 12.7% increases in average and median prices, respectively, benefited from demand for Louisiana-breds.
- By Ron Mitchell
Bolstered by the revival of racing in Oklahoma and the continued increases in purses in Louisiana, there is "guarded optimism" among Texas breeders and sales company officials on the eve of the Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 355 horses for its 2007 Texas Two-Year-Olds in training sale at Lone Star Park, in Grand Prairie, on April 3. The sale will be held in a continuous, single session beginning at 10 a.m. The under-tack show, over the main track at Lone Star, will be held on Sunday, April 1, from 10 a.m.
Bar Three's homebred Best of Buddies battled for the lead every step of the way from the rail and held off the fast closing Crested by a neck to capture the $250,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) in his stakes debut Saturday.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Ten Most Wanted is a filly born Jan. 20 at John and Mildred Boyce's Jonmil Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.
Kipper Kelly, whose son Kelly Kip was one of the top sprinters of the late 1990s, died Sept. 11 after suffering a heart attack at Jerry Meaux' Indian Ridge Farm near Duson, La.
A Louisiana-bred Tejano Run ridgling sold for $130,000 Monday to top the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling auction at Lone Star Park.
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