A son of Harlan's Holiday and a daughter of Tapizar each brought $90,000 to top the inaugural Barretts select yearling sale at Del Mar racetrack Aug. 15.
Najran, who experienced one of his best seasons at stud last year, was euthanized Feb. 9 after suffering a paddock accident.
Najran, 12, a record-setter for one mile at Belmont Park, moves from Kentucky to Louisiana for the 2011 breeding season
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Slip Away is named 2010 champion Steeplechaser based on his 25-plus length score in the Colonial Cup Hurdle Stakes (NSA-I).
Skip Away, the 1998 Horse of the Year and currently third on the all-time leading earners list in North America, dies of heart attack at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky.
After deliberating late into the night of a rare Saturday trial session, jurors in a Kentucky state court trial partially sided with Paula Singer in a wrongful-termination action by delivering a judgment of $47,417 against a prominent equine insurance agency and former boss Richard Vimont, but awarded her no punitive or emotional distress damages.
In a Kentucky court trial interrupted for two days by a paralyzing ice storm, jurors returned to hear chilling testimony that a manager was fired from her job with an equine insurance agency because she terrorized her staff, and not because she was on the verge of discovering an international scheme of fraud.
Jurors in a Kentucky state courthouse are basically asked to believe one of two things pertinent to a civil lawsuit being tried there: Former Kentucky resident Paula Singer was either fired from Bluegrass Bloodstock Agency in 2001 for being a poor manager; or, that the former head of the company's equine insurance division was unjustly terminated because she was on the verge of uncovering a scheme of international fraud involving her boss.
White Prince, whose $60,000 price topped the fifth session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages auction in Lexington Jan. 16, did not go to a new home. The transaction was voided because the buyer had not established credit at the level at which the yearling colt was sold, according to Keeneland vice president Harvie Wilkinson.
Muny, who posted his third straight victory with a front-running effort in the Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) on the Breeders' Cup undercard at Santa Anita Oct. 25, is slated to make his next start in the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 30, trainer Mike Puype said Nov. 7.
Blazonry, a grade II-winning sprinter by Hennessy, will enter stud at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky.
Wild Zone, sire of four stakes winners this year, has been relocated to Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky.
Tropical Storm, a 5-year-old son of Storm Cat out of grade I winner Pearl City, will stand at Rick Trontz's Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky.
The first reported foal by millionaire Volponi is a filly born Jan. 21 at Lakland North, owned by Lewis and Brenda Lakin and Becky Thomas, near Hudson, N.Y.
Souvenir Copy, who began his stallion career at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky., arrived Tuesday at Betty Mabee's Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif.
Swiss Lake, a stakes-winning daughter of Indian Ridge, brought $500,000 to top Wednesday's third session of the Keeneland Janaury horses of all ages sale in Lexington.
The good times continued to roll at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Wednesday. Midway through the afternoon, the average price for the third session was $27,850, up 55.9% from a year ago.
Topped by a pair of $800,000 horses -- La Galerie and Spring Meadow -- the Keeneland January mixed sale got off to a strong start on Monday.
La Galerie, a champion in Argentina, brought $800,000 Monday as the Keeneland January mixed sale's opening session approached the midway point.
Najran, who earlier this year equaled an American record for a mile on dirt, will stand in 2004 at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky. He will stand for $7,500.
Hall of Fame trainer Phil "P.G." Johnson's 5-year-old multi-millionaire Volponi will enter stud at Rick and Liz Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky., in 2004.
Skip Away, 1998 Horse of the Year, will stand the 2004 for $15,000, down $5,000 from his past fee, at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky.
The organizers of "Old Friends," a proposed facility for retired Thoroughbreds, held their first formal event at Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky., on July 23. The group hopes to use equine star power to publicize the Thoroughbred industry.
- By Steve Haskin
The wheels are in motion to bring Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winners Strike the Gold and Sea Hero back to the United States from Turkey, where both have been standing at stud.
Like many businesses in Central Kentucky, breeding farms were severely impacted by the ice storm that struck the area Feb. 16.
Hopewell Farm is suing to recover $79,500 in breeding fees and taxes from Irish American Bloodhorse Agency, which bred two mares to 1998 Horse of the Year Skip Away.
Breeders hoping to breed their mares to Horse of the Year Skip Away at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky., won't have to dig as deep in their pockets as in previous years.
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