The Irish have developed a unique understanding of the horse, one passed from generation to generation along with a relationship fused through time to form the bond of mutual dependency that exists today.
European champion and dual classic winner Rodrigo de Triano has died of pneumonia at age 25 in Japan, where he stood during his stallion career.
Irish-bred El Prado, the horse that inspired Frank Stronach to get involved in the stallion business, died of an apparent heart attack in his paddock at Adena Springs near Paris, Ky. the morning of Sept. 21.
Tattersalls has cataloged 2,728 lots for its December mixed sale, which will be held Nov. 24 through Dec. 4 in England. There are 237 yearlings listed for the auction's first day, 1,261 foals spread over five days, and 1,230 lots of breeding stock listed for the sale's final four days.
The opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 5 featured Playful Act's world record auction price of $10.5 million, which made her the most expensive broodmare or broodmare prospect ever sold.
- By Mark Popham
The children of the late Robert Sangster recently announced plans to sell the international bloodstock empire that he established.
Ballet de France, a Virginia Broodmare of the Year, was euthanized Aug. 5 at Stewart Bainum's Dinwiddie Farm near Middleburg, Va.
Storm Bird, a European champion who sired the great Storm Cat, was euthanized the night of Dec. 3 following a bout with colic at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Coolmore stallion Bluebird, a Kentucky-bred champion son of Storm Bird who sired 74 stakes winners, has been retired from stallion duty at Castle Hyde Stud in County Cork in Ireland.
Playful Act showed her Oaks credentials when she led nearly all the way in winning the Meon Valley Stud Fillies Mile (Eng-I) at Ascot Saturday.
Robert Sangster's silks will once again be represented in the Vodafone Derby at Epsom after Percussionist registered a 10-length win in the Gallagher Group Ltd. Derby Trial Stakes (Eng-III) at Lingfield.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- Robert Sangster was not only forward-thinking, he was universal in his approach to the business...
Keeneland will host a memorial service for prominent owner/breeder Robert E. Sangster, who died last week at his London home following a battle with cancer.
Robert Sangster, the leading racehorse owner of the 1970s and 1980s, has died at age 67 after a long battle with cancer, according to the London Telegraph.
Trainer Pat Byrne has had the date Sunday, March 21 circled on his calendar since his Ocean Silk finished second in her 2004 debut in the Feb. 28 The Very One Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park. This Sunday she is set to start in the Orchid Handicap (gr. IIT), also at Gulfstream Park.
Ten fillies and mares were entered for Keeneland's $150,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager on Sunday with Robert Sangster's Ocean Silk worthy of marquee billing.
The leading contenders for the 2003 Vodafone Oaks remain in the June 6 classic after the final forfeit stage. Included among the 3-year-old fillies in contention for the group I race at Britain's Epsom Downs is William S. Farish's Casual Look.
British-bred Megahertz, who reeled off her fifth straight United States triumph in Hollywood Park's inaugural running of the $500,000 American Oaks in July, returns on Saturday as the 124-pound high weight among ten entrants in the $125,000 Matiara Stakes.
Action is on the upswing again for trainer Simon Bray, who awaits English import Secret Garden at Hollywood Park for the $125,000 Matiara Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday.
Robert Sangster's Detroit, who won the 1980 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and later produced 1994 Arc winner Carnegie, died of complications from hemorrhaging after foaling an Entrepreneur filly.
The Darley breeding entity that stands stallions raced by Sheikh Mohammed is joining forces with the Robert Sangster family for a stallion base in Australia. As part of the venture, Darley is sending four stallions to stand at the Sangsters' Collingrove Stud in New South Wales.
British horse owner Robert Sangster has reportedly scored a major sponsorship agreement for horses trained by John Gosden at Manton and raced under the Swettenham Stud banner.
Trudy McCaffery, John Toffan and Robert Sangster's Bienamado reeled in early pacesetter Self Feeder racing into the third turn and drew away through the stretch to win the $250,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) by 1 1/2 lengths Sunday at Hollywood Park. Deploy Venture finished second, 1 1/2 lengths ahead of Single Empire.
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