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  • Kieren Fallon

    Jockey Fallon Banned 18 Months

    European rider Kieren Fallon has been handed a worldwide 18-month ban by France Galop after failing a random drug test in that country, according to <i>The Racing Post</i>.

  • Healthy Trade at December Flat Sale

    Healthy trade marked the first day of the December flat sale at Tattersalls in Ireland, during which 93 horses in training and yearlings were sold for 597,300 euros (about $859,331), with a clearance rate of 55%, an average of 6,423 euros (about $9,240), and a median of 3,000 euros(about $4,315).

  • Tom Ryan to Launch New Agency

    Tom Ryan, a member of Pete Bradley's team at Bradley Thoroughbred Brokerage since 2001, is striking out on his own.

  • Rock of Gibraltar Colt Tops Auction

    A colt by Rock of Gibraltar was easily the top lot when he brought 240,000 euros (about $355,000) at the Nov. 21 penultimate session of the Goffs November foal sale in Ireland.

  • Goffs Foal Sale: Tally-Ho!

    Tony O'Callaghan's Tally-Ho Stud bought three of the top lots when business stepped up a gear as Book Two of the Goffs November foal sale got under way Nov. 20 at Kill in Ireland.

  • Scorpion will stand stud at Coolmore Ireland in 2008.

    Scorpion Retired, Fasliyev to Japan

    Scorpion, winner of three group I stakes, has been retired from racing and will stand for Coolmore National Hunt at Castle Hyde Stud in Ireland, Coolmore said in a Nov. 9 release. Meanwhile, Coolmore has sold Fasliyev, Europe's 1999 juvenile champion, to a syndicate of Japanese breeders.

  • Alexander Tango Dies at Farm

    Alexander Tango, winner of the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park in September, died in a freak accident at the O'Callaghan family's Woods Edge Farm near Lexington.

  • Daughter of Sadler's Wells Brings Big Bucks at Goffs

    The best was kept to last at the Oct. 2 second session of the Goffs Million sale in County Kildare, Ireland, when--close to the end of play--a daughter of Sadler's Wells became the dearest yearling filly ever to sell at auction in Ireland when she brought 2.4 million euros ($3.39 million).

  • Goffs Announces New Yearling Sale Incentives

    Goffs, the Irish-based bloodstock auction company that is in talks to take over Britain's number two firm, Doncaster Bloodstock Sales, announced on April 30 an extra set of bonuses involving the Goffs Million yearling sale in October.

  • Coin Silver to Windmill in Ireland

    Coin Silver, a grade II winner who was retired in November of 2006, will enter stud at John Lynch's Windmill View Stud in County Galway, Ireland.

  • Red Ransom Filly Leads the Way as Goffs Sale Opens

    A blue-blooded <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1116341&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Red Ransom</a> filly named Red Dune became the first yearling to make seven figures at the Goffs' 2006 Million sale when selling Tuesday in Ireland for 1.05 million euros to agent John Ferguson, acting for Sheikh Mohammed.

  • Ireland Set to End Tax Break on Stud Fees in 2008

    The tax-free status of stallion income in Ireland will be abolished, as had been widely predicted, but not until July 31, 2008. Ireland's finance minister Brian Cowen announced the decision during his budget speech before the Irish parliament on Dec. 7.

  • Goffs Orby Sale Shows Gains from 2004

    The lure of valuable sale races helped Ireland's premier yearling auction put a couple of disappointing recent renewals behind itself with a hugely successful revamped Goffs Orby Million Sale Sept. 26-28.

  • Goffs Orby Sale Closes Out Successful Run

    The Maktoum brothers may not currently be purchasing the progeny of Coolmore stallions, but an eclectic group of buyers helped that Irish stud supply all the top lots during Wednesday's final session of a highly-successful revamped Goffs Orby Million yearling sale in Ireland.

  • Sheikh Hamdan Again Tops Goffs Orby Sale Session

    Sheikh Hamdan again led the way on the middle day of Goffs' Orby Million Sale in Co Kildare, Ireland, Tuesday when paying 1.8 million euros for a U.S.-bred son of Kingmambo consigned via Ciaran Conroy's Co Tipperary-based Glenvale Stud.

  • Alhaarth Colt Tops Opening Goffs Session

    Sheikh Hamdan, attending in person, led the way on day one of Goffs' Orby Million sale in Ireland on Monday when paying 550,000 euros for a yearling colt by his stallion Alhaarth.

  • Development Plan at Curragh Given Initial Go-Ahead

    The Irish Turf Club has been granted planning permission to realign 1.1 kilometers (about 0.68 miles) of the major road to the north of the existing Curragh Racecourse, Ireland's most prestigious, enabling a redevelopment that will cost 70 million euros to go ahead.

  • Sprints Head Weekend Action in Europe

    Retrieval missions will be high on the agenda in some of the major races in Europe this weekend, when Whipper and Somnus both seek to return to winning ways in the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Fr-I) Sunday while Damson, Ireland's champion juvenile filly of last season, is dropped back to 6 furlongs for the Patrick P O'Leary Memorial Phoenix Stakes (Ire-III).

  • Study Suggests Jockeys Have Bone Problems

    Preliminary results of an ongoing body-weight study of jockeys in Ireland indicate more than half of the riders studied had osteopenia--the presence of less than normal amount of bone--which if not treated may result in osteoporosis.

  • Coolmore Stallion Bluebird Pensioned

    Coolmore stallion Bluebird, a Kentucky-bred champion son of Storm Bird who sired 74 stakes winners, has been retired from stallion duty at Castle Hyde Stud in County Cork in Ireland.

  • Dan Liebman&lt;br&gt;Executive Editor

    The Shipping News

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - For whatever reasons--there are surely many--this could be the first time in the history of the Breeders' Cup that no starter that last raced in England makes the trip for one of the event's turf races. If that is the case, it will be a shame.

  • Solid Demand at Goffs on Day Three

    Newmarket-based Richard O'Gorman, now an important member of Sheikh Mohammed's Darley team, provided the highlight on day three of Goffs' Orby Sale in Co Kildare, Ireland, on Wednesday.