Tom's Ready roared past last year's male sprint champ Runhappy to win the one-turn mile Ack Ack Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 1 at Churchill Downs. The son of More Than Ready got the trip in 1:34.86.
Keane Stud has acquired controlling ownership of second-crop sire Dublin; The Lumber Guy sold to stand in Chile.
Multiple graded stakes winner Palace will squeeze in one more start, the $100,000 Gravesend Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 26, before retiring to stud at Spendthrift Farm.
David Tillson has joined the stallion sales team at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm and will primarily represent the farm in the southern region of the country.
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm announced Sept. 3 that Mark Toothaker has been promoted to stallion sales manager at the farm near Lexington.
Tommy and Wyndee Eastham announced Dec. 19 that they have relaunched Legacy Bloodstock, the Lexington, Ky.-based Thoroughbred sales agency that Tommy Eastham co-owned with former partner Mark Toothaker.
Grade I winner Liaison has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington for a fee of $10,000.
Mark Toothaker has joined the sales team at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington
The Aug. 27 Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale, to start at 4 p.m., offers a 170-lot catalog that includes 47 Texas-breds, 27 Oklahoma-breds, and 65 Louisiana-breds.
Prospective was a tough as a yearling and that attitude seems to be helping him as a racehorse, according to Mark Toothaker.
The equine marketplace took another step on the road to recovery as the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale posted huge gains in Lexington.
Buyers and consignors discuss their expectations for the market at the Keeneland September yearling auction.
Gross and average for the yearling sale mirror 2010 figures; the median was steady at $5,000. A Louisiana-bred City Zip filly tops the sale at $78,000.
Veteran horsemen Ben Walden, Mark Toothaker, and Jim Perrone have joined forces to form Pauls Mill Sales, a full-service sales consignment agency based in the Bluegrass.
Tommy Eastham and Mark Toothaker of the Kentucky-based sales agency Legacy Bloodstock have dissolved their partnership.
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale enjoyed increases in the number of horses sold, gross, and average price during its five-day run in Lexington. Read what people had to say about the market.
Hal Wiggins, former trainer of champion Rachel Alexandra, is enjoying his first year of purchasing horses for the clients of Legacy Bloodstock.
Retired trainer Hal Wiggins, who developed Rachel Alexandra and trained her early in her Horse of the Year campaign, has joined Legacy Bloodstock to assist in client relations and owner recruiting.
Conditions were brutal at Keeneland Jan. 9, two days before the start of the Central Kentucky company's horses of all ages sale.
Consignors are steeling themselves and their clients for a significant downturn in the market at Keeneland's breeding stock sale, which starts Nov. 3 in Lexington and runs for 15 days. But they also are hoping that the drop in prices will bring out the bargain hunters, who could help reduce the severity of the setbacks, which seem inevitable during the current global financial crisis and Thoroughbred auction slump.
Perhaps Mark Toothaker of Legacy Bloodstock said it best during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction: "The bull's-eye is getting smaller on what the marketplace is wanting. It's gone from about the size of a quarter to the size of a dime."
The Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale posted increases in its gross revenue, median price, and average price.
Legacy Bloodstock announced that Mark Toothaker joined the company as a new partner, effective Jan. 1.
The 2006 Fasig-Tipton Texas Summer yearling sale is scheduled to kick off its two-day run Monday and sales company officials are optimistic about positive returns.
Monarch's Maze, a two-time graded stakes winner, will stand at Mark Toothaker's Tooth-Acres Farm near Lavaca, Ark.
Grade II winner Monarch's Maze will enter stud at Mark Toothaker's Tooth-Acres Farm near Lavaca, Ark.
Groomstick, an 11-time stakes winner, and stakes-placed Macabe will stand at Mark Toothaker's Tooth-Acres Farm near Lavaca, Ark.
Beamer'n Glick, who is named after two of the four men credited with overwhelming the terrorists on Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, broke his maiden Wednesday at Arlington Park.
Valley Crossing arrived in late August at Mark Toothaker's Tooth-Acres Farm near Lacava, Ark., where he will stand for J. and K. Enterprises for $2,500.
A pair of Arkansas racing fans and Thoroughbred owners pay tribute to Dale Earnhardt by naming colt after him.
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