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  • Sky Mesa

    Sky Mesa Undergoes Surgery for Colic

    Sky Mesa, whose son General Quarters entered the Triple Crown picture with an upset victory in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) on Feb. 14, has been taken out of service after undergoing surgery for colic over the weekend. Colic is acute abdominal pain.

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    Stardom Bound Booked to 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.

  • Divine Park

    Divine Park to Airdrie

    Divine Park has been retired for stallion duty at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.

  • Beck, Bell Named to NTRA Board

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) board of directors met Sept. 11 in Lexington and selected two new board members, Antony Beck of Gainesway Farm and Reynolds Bell Jr., chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

  • Met Mile winner Divine Park will enter stud at Airdrie Stud following the conclusion of his racing career.

    Airdrie to Stand Divine Park

    Grade I winner Divine Park will enter stud at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky., following the conclusion of his racing career.

  • Albert the Great

    Albert the Great to Pin Oak Lane

    Albert the Great, sire of grade I winner Nobiz Like Shobiz, will stand at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa.

  • Apple Blossom winner Ermine is one of two grade I winners from the first crop of stallion Exchange Rate.

    Leading Juvenile Sire Exchange Rate to Three Chimneys

    Satish and Anne Sanan announced Thursday that Padua Stables has sold a minority interest in Exchange Rate, currently North America's leading juvenile sire and a leading third crop sire, to Three Chimneys Farm and that he will stand the 2008 season at Three Chimneys, near Midway, Ky.

  • Flower Alley to Stand at Three Chimneys

    Eugene Melnyk and Robert N. Clay have reached an agreement in principle for Melnyk Racing Stables' grade I winner Flower Alley to stand at Clay's Three Chimneys Farm in 2007.

  • Dynaformer's Fee Boosted for 2007

    Three Chimneys Farm owner Robert Clay announced Sept. 29 that the 2007 fee will increase for only one of the farm's stallions and that a decision on a fee for Albert the Great would be made later this year.

  • New York gubernatorial candidate Eliot Spitzer.

    Kentucky Horsemen Make Donations to Spitzer

    Groups and individuals trying to influence the future direction of horse racing in New York have opened their wallets to statewide candidates and campaigns of legislators who will have a role in picking a new owner of the franchise to operate Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga racetracks.

  • San Carlos winner Pico Central has been retired to Padua.

    Grade I Winner Pico Central Retired to Padua

    Robert N. Clay and Satish Sanan announced that prominent North American sprinter and miler Pico Central has been retired from racing to stand at Padua Stables near Summerfield, Fla.

  • Giant's Causeway colt topped last year's Saratoga sale at $1,850,000.

    Saratoga Sale Catalogue Considerably Smaller

    Having previously announced its Saratoga sale would be held over two nights rather than three for the first time, Fasig-Tipton officials said the catalogue for the sale has declined considerably.

  • Grade I Winner Sky Mesa's First Foal

    Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced the arrival of Sky Mesa's first foal, a bay colt out of Star of Africa, by Polish Precedent, born Jan. 5 at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.

  • Three Chimneys Announces 2005 Fees

    Three Chimneys Farm, which earlier announced a fee of $100,000 for incoming stallion Smarty Jones and one of $25,000 for new arrival Yes It's True, announced fees for all but one of its remaining stallions.

  • Yes It's True's Fee Upped to $25,000 in 2005

    Syndicate manager Robert Clay announced today that the 2005 stud fee for millionaire Yes It's True, Three Chimneys' newest stallion, will be $25,000 live foal at the Midway, Ky, farm.

  • Yes It's True to Three Chimneys

    Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables has sold a minority interest in Yes It's True, currently third on the freshman sire list by progeny earnings and fifth on the overall 2-year-old list, to Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm.

  • Dual classic winner commands smart fee in first year at stud.

    Smarty Jones' Fee Set at $100,000

    Three Chimneys Farm owner Robert N. Clay announced Thursday the initial stud fee for dual classic winner Smarty Jones will be $100,000.

  • Smarty Jones, has been retired to Three Chimneys Farm.

    Go Smarty Go -- To Stud at Three Chimneys Farm

    Smarty Jones, the Elusive Quality colt whose quest for the Triple Crown came up short in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been retired due to bone bruises in all four cannon bones caused by his rigorous campaign at ages two and three.

  • First Winners for Chester House, War Chant

    Grade I winner War Chant was represented by his first winner when daughter Speciale won the Aug. 1 Prix Yacowlef at Deauville in France in her initial start.

  • Clay Named Co-Director of Sales at Three Chimneys

    Case Clay has been named co-director of sales for Three Chimneys Farm. He and Braxton Lynch will oversee all aspects of Three Chimneys Sales, which last year sold 190 mares, weanlings, and yearlings at public auction for more than $36 million.

  • Sky Mesa, retired to Three Chimneys Farm.

    Grade I Winner Sky Mesa Retired; Fee $30,000

    John C. Oxley announced that his grade I winner Sky Mesa is being retired from racing to stand at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., for a fee of $30,000 live foal.

  • Pedigree Rules in Breeding a Winner

    Pedigree and conformation experts espoused various breeding theories and stated what is wrong with modern bloodstock practices during a panel discussion at the Thoroughbred International Exposition Conference on prioritizing between pedigree, conformation and performance.

  • Albert G. Clay

    Industry Leader Albert Clay Dies at Age 85

    Albert G. Clay, breeder and long-time Thoroughbred industry leader, died the morning of Aug. 20 at his residence in Mt. Sterling, Ky. Clay was 85. Clay helped found the American Horse Council in 1969, and served as that organization's secretary for many years.

  • Puerto Rican Sire Virtua Cop Gets First Winner

    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.

  • Albert the Great, shown winning last year's Jockey Club Gold Cup, was one of two Nick Zito trainees to set track records at Hialeah Park on Saturday.

    Albert the Great Gives Zito Trainees Two Track Records on One Card

    Sent off at odds of 1-20, Nick Zito trainee Albert the Great drew off in the final furlong to win Saturday's $200,000 Widener Handicap (gr. III) by 5 3/4 lengths at Hialeah Park, breaking the track record for 1 1/8 miles in the process. Albert the Great took over on the second turn and kicked clear in the stretch, running the final furlong in a quick :11.51. He completed the distance in 1:45.52 on a fast track. Earlier on the card, Zito-trained A P Valentine set a course record for 1 1/16 miles.