First-time starter Forte Feroce seized command at the quarter pole and romped to a clear win in the third race at Emerald Downs June 15, becoming the first winner for Texas-based freshman sire Grasshopper.
Topped by two fillies purchased for $65,000 each by Tom Durant, the Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale at Lone Star Park Aug. 26 ended with across-the-board increases in all key statistical categories.
Valid Expectations, a seven-time leading Texas stallion, reached another prominent milestone when he passed deceased Sunny's Halo to become the state's all-time leader by progeny earnings.
Graded stakes winner Truluck will stand in 2013 at Mel Leiseth's Cross Leiseth Farm near Valley View, Texas.
Touch Tone, who sired the first two finishers in this year's Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star Park, will stand in 2013 at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, Texas.
Grade III winner Grasshopper, who nearly defeated Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), has been retired from racing.
Graded stakes winner Sing Baby Sing has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2011 at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, Texas.
Dove Hunt, sire of 21 stakes horses, will stand in 2010 at Richard Hessee's Trophy Club Training Center near Royal, Ark.
Median price increases 38.9% from a year ago while buy-back rate falls. Gross drops 21.7%
Graded stakes winner Midway Road came through with his first winner when his daughter Midif won June 10 at Evangeline Downs.
Multiple graded stakes winner Chatain has been retired from racing and is entering stud this year at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, Texas.
Parade Ground, a multiple graded stakes winner, will stand at Ted Griffith's Legend Farm near Coleman, Okla.
The Fasig-Tipton Texas December mixed sale, which was the last major Thoroughbred auction of the year in this country, followed the downward trend that has plagued the equine marketplace in recent months. The gross revenue plummeted 46.7% Dec. 14 compared to a year ago, while the average price dropped 36%. The median declined 14.3%.
The Fasig-Tipton December mixed sale, this country's last major Thoroughbred auction of the year, will be held Dec. 14 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. There are 221 horses listed in the catalog: 142 broodmares or broodmare prospects, 44 weanlings, and 35 yearlings or horses of racing age.
Grade II winner Too Much Bling has been moved to William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, Texas.
Exciting Story, who was a Canadian champion and a U.S. grade I winner, was represented by his first winner when his daughter, Holly Torque Tango, won May 11 at Hollywood Park.
Midway Road, a multiple graded stakes winner at Keeneland and runner-up in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will stand at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, Texas, instead of at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Business slumped at the Fasig-Tipton Texas December mixed sale Sunday at Lone Star Park.
Hurricane Katrina and the lack of expanded gaming legislation in Texas contributed to declines in the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale held Aug. 29-30 at Lone Star Park. Final figures for the two-day sale showed declines in gross, average, and median from a catalogue that was 33% larger than last year.
Graded stakes winner Truluck, sire of a pair of 2005 stakes winners, has been moved to William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead.
Parade Ground, a multiple New York graded stakes winner, has been relocated to William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead.
Leading freshman sire Successful Appeal isn't the only son of Valid Appeal attracting attention. Valid Expectations, who stands at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, might undergo a boost in stud fee from $12,500 from this year to $15,000 for next year.
The July 11 Texas Stallion Stakes on closing day at Lone Star Park resembled another family reunion for 2-year-old sons of Texas stallion Valid Expectations.
Dove Hunt, a five-time graded stakes winner, has been relocated from William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., to Lane's End Texas near Hempstead
Canadian champion Exciting Story has been retired and will enter stud at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 212 horses for the Dec. 9 mixed sale at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
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