Keyword: Eugene Melnyk

  • Paynes Bay to T.C. Westmeath Farm

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Paynes Bay has been retired from racing and will stand the 2004 breeding season at T.C. Westmeath Farm near Shelburne, Ontario. His fee will be $2,500 (Canadian funds).

  • Melnyk Named to NYRA Board

    Eugene Melnyk has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the New York Racing Association Inc.

  • Melnyk Buys Schettine's Broodmares

    Eugene Melnyk, owner with wife Laura of Winding Oaks Farm near Ocala, Fla., privately purchased 37 of William Schettine's mares.

  • House Party Doesn't Rattle Harmony Lodge

    Harmony Lodge and jockey Richard Migliore held off a late rally by favored House Party and stubborn Slews Final Answer on Sunday afternoon to win the $150,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at 6 1/2 furlongs by a half-length.

  • Capote Colt Tops at Keeneland; Numbers Continue to Soar

    A Capote colt who is a brother to grade II stakes winner and grade I producer She's Tops was purchased by J. L. Gladwell for $700,000 to top Wednesday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.

  • Danzig colt, topped Monday's Keeneland sale session.

    Keeneland Sale: Speed from the Gate

    Keeneland's September yearling sale broke out of the starting gate running hard. Nearly every key business figure sprinted ahead of last year's pace on Sept. 8 during the first of the auction's two select sessions.

  • Danzig colt, sold for $3.6 million.

    Keeneland Sale Opens With Gains in Every Major Category

    Boosted by competitive bidding from leading international buyers, the Keeneland September yearling sale began on a strong note Monday at the company's sales pavilion in Lexington, Ky. The average price was up 41.1%, the median rose 32.4%, and the RNA rate was 29.7%.

  • French Village Canters to Susan's Girl Win

    Laura and Eugene Melnyk's French Village remained perfect in her career, winning for the third time at Calder Race Course on Saturday while taking the $125,000 Susan's Girl Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • Longshot Harmony Lodge (right) hangs on for gutsy upset in the Ballerina, Sunday at Saratoga.

    Harmony Lodge Holds On for Ballerina Upset

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Harmony Lodge, at 12-1 the longest shot on the board, set an easy pace and had just enough to hold off the fierce late charge of Shine Again by a nose in the $250,000 Ballerina Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

  • Storm Cat filly, early topper at Saratoga sale.

    $1.1-Million for Storm Cat Filly at Saratoga

    It didn't take long for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale to hit with a seven-figure yearling. Despite a steady rain outside, the bidding began with spirit in the Humphrey S. Finney pavilion, with a $1.1 million bid for Hip No. 13, a daughter of Storm Cat, out of champion older filly Jewel Princess.

  • Strong Hope posted his fourth straight victory in the Dwyer Stakes.

    Strong Hope Spoils Sky Mesa's Dwyer Return

    In the much-anticipated return of Sky Mesa, it was Eugene and Laura Melnyk's rapidly-improving Strong Hope who held on for victory in Sunday's $150,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) by a head over Nacheezmo, with Sky Mesa settling for a non-threatening third.

  • Archers Bay's First Winner

    Canadian champion and classic winner Archers Bay came up with his first winner when his son Kent Ridge won July 5

  • Volponi Upset in Belmont Park Return

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Speightstown, making his first appearance in more than 21 months, upset Breeders' Cup Classic champion Volponi by a long neck in Friday's $56,000 allowance feature at Belmont Park.

  • Tweedside wins the Orchid Handicap, Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

    Tweedside Splashes to Orchid Victory

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's favored Tweedside disposed of pace-setting Amelia and danced away from San Dare and Hi Tech Honeycomb in the stretch to score a 5 1/2-length victory in Sunday's $200,000 Orchid Handicap (gr. II), switched from the turf to a sloppy Gulfstream Park main track.

  • Thady Quill Captures Sandy Lane Gold Cup

    Gay Smith's favored Thady Quill closed from midpack on the final turn to take the $110,000 Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup Saturday at Garrison Savannah Racetrack near Bridgetown, Barbados.

  • Harmony Lodge Cruises Home in First Lady

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Harmony Lodge, with John Velazquez riding, circled the field on the turn for home and went on win the $100,000 First Lady Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park Sunday.

  • Fisher Pond races to victory in the Lawrence Realization Handicap.

    Fisher Pond Wins Sloppy Realization at Belmont

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Fisher Pond drew into the Lawrence Realization Handicap (gr. III) when it was shifted from the turf to a sloppy main track and took full advantage, handily winning the 1 1/2-mile stakes.

  • A Mr. Greeley Filly for $485,000 Tops at Keeneland

    Elizabeth Moran's Brushwood Stable went to $485,000 to acquire a Mr. Greeley--Star of Paris (by Dayjur) filly as the top price paid during Monday's session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Awesome Humor Tops Spinaway

    That question may be answered on Friday afternoon, when she is tested against 11 others in the $200,000 Spinaway (gr. I) – the marquee race for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs Saratoga Race Course.

  • Storm Cat colt topped the Keeneland July yearling sale at $3.1-million.

    Keeneland Rebounds in Second Session, But Overall Average Down 31.4%

    Unlike Monday's opener, in which only two horses were sold in excess of seven figures, the second session of Keeneland's July Selected Yearling Sale was strong from start to finish. For the entire two-day sale, Keeneland reported 87 yearlings were sold for a total of $42,385,000. The sale average of $487,184 represented a decline of 31.4% from 2001 when 89 horses were sold for a total of $63,212,000 and an average price of $710,247.

  • Report: Melnyk New Canadian Leader in Compensation

    Biovail Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Eugene Melnyk has topped Magna International chairman Frank Stronach in terms of highest compensation in corporate Canada in 2001, the Toronto Globe and Mail reports.

  • This son of Phone Trick was sold for $400,000 at the OBSC March sale.

    Phone Trick Colt Brings $400,000 at OBSC Sale

    A juvenile son of Phone Trick was purchased by Canadian veterinarian Robert McMartin on behalf of Eugene Melnyk for $400,000 to top Wednesday's second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March select juvenile auction.

  • Blast of Storm, with J. Jones aboard, after winning the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup.

    Storm Blows Through Barbados Turf Club

    Sally Arbib's Blast of Storm posted his third straight win in the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup on Saturday at the Barbados Turf Club when he won a stretch duel with Eugene Melnyk's Warleigh.

  • A. P. Indy, Lane's End Farm stallion and sire of colt that sold for $900,000 at Fasig-Tipton's Calder sale.

    A. P. Indy Colt Brings $900,000 at FT Calder Sale

    An A. P. Indy colt was purchased by Californian B. Wayne Hughes for $900,00 to top the first half of Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton selected sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Racecourse in Florida.

  • Mapp Hill Rallies to Take Sugar Bowl Stakes in New Orleans

    Mapp Hill took advantage of a fast early pace to close resolutely down the stretch and take the $75,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes easily at Fair Grounds on Monday, defeating Lead by Example and Cojet in the six-furlong race for 2-year-olds.

  • Melnyk Signs Agreement To Purchase Mockingbird Farm

    Pharmaceutical executive Eugene Melnyk has signed an agreement to purchase Mockingbird Farm in Ocala, Fla., from Harry T. Mangurian Jr., the leading breeder in 1999 and 2000 in North America by purses earned. Mangurian, who is on top of the breeders' standings again in 2001, is no longer in the breeding business after dispersing nearly of all his stock.

  • Storm Cat colt sold for $6.4 million at Keeneland's Wednesday session.

    Keeneland Selected Sessions End on Positive Note

    Wednesday began with a lot of questions for the Keeneland Association, mostly surrounding what effect the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. on Tuesday would have on resumption of the September Yearling Sale. By the end of the day, the sales company in Lexington, Ky. had gotten affirmation that the right decision had been made. There was competitive bidding between buyers from North America, Europe, and Middle Eastern countries during the session, which was highlighted by a Storm Cat colt sold for $6.4 million.

  • OBS March Sale Ends With A Bang

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March select auction of 2-year-olds ended with a bang on Wednesday. A Dehere ridgling became the most expensive juvenile ever sold by OBS when he brought a $1,050,000 bid from trainer Todd Pletcher, who was representing pharmaceutical executive Eugene Melnyk.

  • Marley Vale, with John Velazquez aboard, defeats Cassidy in last year's Shirley Jones Handicap.

    Marley Vale, Pico Teneriffe Retired

    Graded stakes-winning distaffers Marley Vale and Pico Teneriffe have been retired from racing, according to owner Eugene Melnyk. Marley Vale, whose big win came in the 1999 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, will be bred to A.P. Indy, and Pico Teneriffe will visit the court of Danzig.

  • Agent Demi O'Byrne paid a September sale record of $6.8 million for a Storm Cat colt, a half-brother to champion Storm Song.

    Keeneland Sale Soars; Fillies Bring Record Prices

    Boosted by competitive bidding between Sheikh Mohammed, Coolmore Stud interests, and clients of trainer D. Wayne Lukas, the second session of Keeneland's fall yearling sale soared to record levels Tuesday, primarily on the strength of horses consigned by William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm. Among the highlights were the sale of a Storm Cat colt for $6.8 million--the highest price paid for a yearling sold at auction in North America since 1985--and two apparent world record prices for yearling fillies.<br><a href="http://auctions.bloodhorse.com/results/keesep00/index.asp" target="_blank">Hip-by-hip results, live coverage</a>.

  • Lodge Hill wins the Canadian Breeders&#39; Stakes, 2000, Mike Smith up.

    Scatter the Gold Denied in Breeders' Stakes

    Scatter the Gold's bid to follow in his mother's footsteps by sweeping the Canadian Triple Crown fell a little over three lengths short Saturday as the Sam-Son Farm's homebred finished third in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine. The Todd Pletcher-trained Lodge Hill earned the win, completing the 1 1/2-mile turf race, run over firm turf, in 2:28.97.