Keyword: Rick Trontz

  • Najran To Red River Farms in La.

    Najran, 12, a record-setter for one mile at Belmont Park, moves from Kentucky to Louisiana for the 2011 breeding season

  • Skip Away in 2003.

    Skip Away Dies of Heart Attack

    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.

  • Jury Gives Mixed Results in Singer Trial

    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.

  • 'Chilling' Tales Told at Kentucky Trial

    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.

  • Kentucky Trial: Insurance Fraud? Or Not?

    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 is going back home with his breeder.

    White Prince Goes Back to Breeder

    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 on Target for Hollywood Derby

    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.

  • Volponi's First Foal Is a Filly

    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 to Golden Eagle in California

    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.

  • Najran to Stand at Hopewell Farm

    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.

  • Volponi, center, winning the 2002 Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Volponi Headed to Hopewell Farm

    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 Down to $15,000

    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.

  • Skip Away, whose 2001 fee has been reduced to $30,000.

    Skip Away's Fee Reduced to $30,000

    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.