Champion Vindication, one of this year's leading second-crop sires, was euthanized Wednesday because of complications from colic.
Behindatthebar comes into the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) a fresh horse, having scratched from the May 17 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) due to a bruised left front foot.
Curlin, the favorite for Horse of the Year after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), is now down to three owners.
- By Ryan Conley
An attorney representing a limited liability company that includes embattled attorneys William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham Jr. claims his client's ownership interests in likely Horse of the Year Curlin is still intact, and is not in the hands of 400-plus plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit settlement.
Curlin swept past Hard Spun down the stretch to win the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) by 4 1/2 lengths.
Satish and Anne Sanan, who announced this summer they are relocating their Padua Stables' operation from Ocala, Florida, to Central Kentucky, are offering their 769-acre farm for sale.
Satish and Anne Sanan announced Thursday that Padua Stables has sold a minority interest in Exchange Rate, currently North America's leading juvenile sire and a leading third crop sire, to Three Chimneys Farm and that he will stand the 2008 season at Three Chimneys, near Midway, Ky.
The Alliance for Industry Reform and Horse Owners' Protective Association have merged.
Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables has acquired an interest in major Triple Crown contender Any Given Saturday from Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm.
The first reported foals by grade I winner Proud Accolade and Pico Central arrived within two days of each other.
Padua Stables in Summerfield, Fla., announced Sunday that stud fees for four of the five Padua stallions will remain the same as in 2006. The fee for Pico Central will be reduced to $7,500 from the 2006 fee of $10,000.
Snow Ridge and Yonaguska, both grade I winners, were represented by their first winners July 1.
Robert N. Clay and Satish Sanan announced that prominent North American sprinter and miler Pico Central has been retired from racing to stand at Padua Stables near Summerfield, Fla.
Proud Accolade, who won the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) last year at two and the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) earlier this year, has been retired and will stand in 2006 at Satish Sanan's Padua Stables near Summerfield, Fla.
Delaware Township, a two-time grade I winner, was represented by his first winner when his daughter Fightin Hen won June 5 at Calder Race Course.
Exchange Rate had his first career winner when British Bow won in Italy May 20.
Beckys Shirt, whose millionaire son Cajun Beat won the 2003 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), died April 3 from complications of colic after delivering a Storm Cat colt.
The Thoroughbred industry's first code of ethics for public auctions has been getting generally positive reviews since its release Dec. 16. However, many people would like to see further efforts to encourage the disclosure of information and to discourage buyers and sellers from becoming involved in fraudulent ventures.
The first-ever code of ethics for the Thoroughbred auction industry was introduced Dec. 16 during a press conference at Keeneland.
Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables has sold a minority interest in Yes It's True, currently third on the freshman sire list by progeny earnings and fifth on the overall 2-year-old list, to Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm.
- By Tom LaMarra
Cothran "Cot" Campbell, founder and manager of Dogwood Stables and a regular participant at Thoroughbred auctions, was tabbed as chairman of the recently formed Sales Integrity Task Force during its first meeting Sept. 2 at Keeneland.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Alliance for Industry Reform, which is targeting issues tied to Thoroughbred sales, has launched its Web site and is in the early stages of forming an industry task force that will plot a course of action.
Padua Stables' Satish Sanan said there is growing support for his plan to implement a code of ethics and other standards that would govern the Thoroughbred sales industry, either through an industry organization or legislative initiatives.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has formed a committee that will study the use of jockey advertising in live races and try and come up with a plan "that benefits the entire sport."
Millionaire Yes It's True's first winner, Chandtrue, won April 29 at Hollywood Park .
Hill 'n' Dale Farms reported that Footing is the first mare confirmed in foal to champion Vindication.
For the second time Tuesday, a world-record price for a juvenile sold at public auction was set during the Fasig-Tipton selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Race Course. The new world record price of $4.5 million was paid by Japanese owner Fusao Sekiguchi for a colt from the first crop sired by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who was raced by Sekiguchi.
Snow Ridge's first foal is a colt born Jan. 2 at Dr. Rick Erwin's Camelot Acres near Ocala, Fla.
Undefeated champion Vindication has responded well to treatment and is ready to resume training. The son of Seattle Slew has been sent to Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables' training center near Summerfield, Fla.
Two-year-old Freedom's Daughter won the first stakes at Saratoga this season with a length victory in Wednesday's Schuylerville Stakes.
Everett "Eb" Novak announced that he has sold an interest in grade I winner Delaware Township to Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables and that the 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Notebook will enter stud at Padua near Summerfield, Fla.
Satish Sanan and Mrs. John Magnier's Bach tracked the pace then held off Jammaal to win the Royal Whip Stakes (Ire-II) on Sunday at the Curragh, giving the 4-year-old his first group stakes win.
Satish Sanan's Clearwater, Fla.-based IMRglobal Corp. will merge with CGI Group of Montreal, Quebec, according to a release from IMRglobal. But the Feb. 22 edition of the St. Petersburg, Fla., Times called it a $438-million stock sale to the Canadian company.
Brisk trading is pushing Churchill Downs stock ever higher, but declines in technology stocks are weighing heavy on Satish Sanan's IMRglobal.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Cash Run will make her next start in the $200,000-added Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks Friday at Hoosier Park, becoming the first Breeders' Cup winner to race at the Anderson, Ind. track.
David Hutson, who one year ago announced his Silverleaf Farm was on the market, will sell the 635-acre Thoroughbred farm at auction on Oct. 14.
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