The second of four sessions saw declines across the board when compared with an equivalent session last year that featured two million-dollar horses.
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags will enter stud next year at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., the farm announced Aug. 16.
Owner Phyllis Wyeth is now shopping for a stud deal for Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags, her adviser Russell Jones said July 20.
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags has sustained a minor suspensory injury and will miss the remainder of the 2012 season.
Union Rags, closing with urgency along the rail under John Velazquez, got up in the final couple of strides to win a heart-pounding finish over Paynter in the 2012 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 9.
Trainer Michael Matz confirmed May 22 that Union Rags will be ridden by jockey John Velazquez in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Trainer Michael Matz and owner/breeder Phyllis Wyeth announced May 9 that they have decided to forego the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with Union Rags.
Chris Brothers will be watching the Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park with great interest March 31.
Michael Matz has put the past behind him and is only focusing on getting Union Rags through the Florida Derby and on to the Kentucky Derby, but the trainer is still clearly bothered by the Eclipse Award voting.
Eddie Woods is pumped up about the possibility that another graduate from his sale program, Union Rags, can become a classic winner just as Big Brown did.
With Algorithms scratched from the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), Union Rags made easy work of what had been a highly anticipated match-up at Gulfstream Park Feb. 26.
Union Rags signaled his readiness for next Sunday's Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park when he breezed four furlongs in :48 4/5 Sunday at Palm Meadows Training Center.
Chadds Ford Stable's Union Rags is favored to remain undefeated and seal the 2-year-old championship in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.
As Union Rags prepares for a run in the Nov. 5 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile, his owner/breeder Phyllis Wyeth took some time to reflect on the horse's fairytale-like story, comparing it to that of the great Seabiscuit.
Unbeaten Union Rags, forced to wait for room in traffic, slipped past pacesetter Right to Vote on the outside in mid-stretch and drew off to capture the $300,000 Champagne Stakes in dominating style at Belmont Park Oct. 8.
Javier Castellano described Union Rags as "unbelievable" following the Three Chimneys Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 15 in upstate New York.
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