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  • Louisiana Sale Sees Increases

    The gross and average both increased March 30 at the annual John Franks Memorial 2-year-olds in training sale at Evangeline Downs in Louisiana.

  • Lucky North Dead

    Lucky North, a 26-year-old son of Northern Dancer who was pensioned from stallion duty in the summer, died of natural causes at Cam and Sherisse Ziprick's Ziprick Thoroughbreds near Russell, Manitoba, Canada.

  • Lucky North, Son of Northern Dancer, Pensioned

    Lucky North, a 26-year-old son of Northern Dancer, was pensioned at Cam and Sherisse Ziprick's Ziprick Thoroughbreds near Russell, Manitoba, Canada, after failing to impregnate a mare the past breeding season.

  • Millionaire Lady Tak Retired

    Lady Tak, a millionaire and multiple grade I winner, has been retired from racing with a record of 10 wins from 19 starts.

  • Adena Springs Repeats as Leading North American Breeder

    For the second consecutive year, Adena Springs tops the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2004 with earnings of $14,225,036, according to statistics released Friday by The Jockey Club Information Systems.

  • Native Regent to Elite Thoroughbreds

    Graded stakes winner Native Regent, a 12-year-old son of Vice Regent, has arrived at Michele Rodriguez' Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La., for stallion duty.

  • Evangeline Sale Boosted By Franks Horses

    Boosted by a group of horses sold as part of the continuing dispersal of racing and breeding stock owned by the late John Franks, the 2-year-olds in training and paddock sale at Evangeline Downs racetrack in Louisiana March 14 grossed $1,503,500.

  • Old Friends Acquires First Horse

    Old Friends was formed last year with the intent of retiring and/or bringing home pensioned Thoroughbred stallions and giving the public access to these horses. Ironically the operation's first acquisition, aptly named Narrow Escape, is a 21-year-old mare.

  • Franks Estate to Offer 200 Mares in February

    Alta Franks, the widow of John Franks, has begun the reorganization of her husband's Thoroughbred holdings. Mrs. Franks plans a reduction, but not a complete dispersal, beginning with the sale of about 200 broodmares at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale Feb. 8-9 in Lexington.

  • Deceased champion Answer Lively.

    Champion Answer Lively Dead

    Champion and Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Answer Lively died earlier this year of a heart attack at Ed Milligan Jr.'s Twin Oaks Training Center near Murchison, Texas.

  • First-year stallion Answer Lively is experiencing fertility problems.

    First-Year Sire Answer Lively Experiencing Fertility Problems

    Answer Lively, the 1998 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner and that year's Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old male, is experiencing fertility problems in his first year at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. Dr. George D. Mundy, the farm's general manager and resident veterinarian, said on Friday only one of the first 12 mares bred to Answer Lively has been pronounced in foal.

  • Kiss A Native, with Mickey Walls aboard, runs to victory in the $250,000 Pegasus Handicap on Friday night at the Meadowlands.

    Kiss A Native Romps in Pegasus

    Kiss A Native won the $250,000 Pegasus Handicap on Friday night, beating Cool N Collective by five lengths in the race for 3-year-olds at the Meadowlands. Pine Dance finished third.