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  • Frank Stronach

    Eclipse Owner/Breeder: Adena/Stronach

    History repeated itself in a big way for Frank Stronach. For the second time in his career, the Austrian native earned an Eclipse Award as both outstanding breeder and top owner in the same year. In 2008, his Adena Springs was named best breeder, and his Stronach Stables was chosen top owner.

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    2YO Male Eclipse Award: Midshipman

    Like 19 other of his predecessors in the 25-year history of the Breeders' Cup, Midshipman used a Breeders' Cup victory as a springboard to being voted champion 2-year-old male.

  • Indyanne

    Fast Filly Indyanne Euthanized

    Graded stakes winner Indyanne, who fractured a sesamoid in her left front ankle while leading in the La Brea Stakes (gr. I) Dec. 27 at Santa Anita, was euthanized Jan. 13.

  • Yanks Music

    Champion Yanks Music Dead

    Yanks Music, the 1996 champion 3-year-old filly, was euthanized May 15 because of intestinal problems discovered after she colicked.

  • Louis Wolfson, who raced Triple Crown winner Affirmed (above), died Dec. 30.

    Louis Wolfson, Raced Affirmed, Dead

    Louis Wolfson, whose homebred Affirmed became the 11th and most recent Triple Crown winner, died the night of Dec. 30 at his Bal Harbour, Fla., home.

  • Alexander Tango Dies at Farm

    Alexander Tango, winner of the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park in September, died in a freak accident at the O'Callaghan family's Woods Edge Farm near Lexington.

  • Blue Grass Stakes Winner War Dead

    War, who won the 1987 Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) following the disqualification of Alysheba, was euthanized in August at Dr. Pamela Barlow's Wandering Farm near Bowie, Texas, because of complications from arthritis.

  • Central Kentucky Horseman West Dead

    Dr. R. Smiser West, owner of Waterford Farm near Midway, Ky., with his wife, Kathryn, died the afternoon of Dec. 20 at Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. West, who was in his mid-90s, had spent the last week at the hospital.

  • California Trainer Jack Saip Dead

    Jack Saip, a trainer on the Southern California circuit for the past two decades, died Dec. 14 of lung cancer at his home near Playa del Rey, Calif.

  • Da Stoops to Stand at Sequel in Florida

    Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm has announced an agreement to purchase multiple stakes winner Da Stoops and will stand the 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor at Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions near Ocala, Fla.

  • Mull of Kintyre to Ashford

    Classic sire Mull of Kintyre, who stood at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, will relocate to the outfit's North American base, Ashford Stud, near Versailles, Ky.

  • Fantastic Light to Japan for 2007

    Fantastic Light, an Eclipse and Cartier Awards winner, will stand in 2007 at Darley Japan Stallion Complex on the island of Hokkaido.

  • World Cup Winner Almutawakel Pensioned

    Almutawakel, the surprise winner of the 1999 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), has been pensioned from stallion duty at Derrinstown Stud in County Kildare, Ireland.

  • Flower Alley to Stand at Three Chimneys

    Eugene Melnyk and Robert N. Clay have reached an agreement in principle for Melnyk Racing Stables' grade I winner Flower Alley to stand at Clay's Three Chimneys Farm in 2007.

  • Shadeed, English Champion, Dead

    Shadeed, an English champion miler and successful sire, was euthanized Nov. 13 because of complications from illness.

  • Women of the Year: Beldame (1904)

    Beldame's three-year-old season was marked by a number of wire-to-wire scores, and it didn't matter if the races were short or long, on fast or off tracks, or against males or females. She started the season in the Carter Handicap in April 1904 at Aqueduct and led all the way to beat sixteen rivals, most of them older males, under a feathery 103 pounds.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo will stand at Adena Springs when racing career ends.

    Giacomo Out for the Year; Will Stand at Adena Springs Upon Retirement

    Jerry and Ann Moss' homebred Giacomo, upset winner of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will be sidelined for the remainder of the year with a bone chip in his left front ankle, suffered in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Trainer John Shirreffs said the prognosis is excellent, and he is optimistic the colt will return to the races as a 4-year-old.

  • Retired Trainer Kay Erik Jensen Dead

    Retired trainer Kay Erik Jensen, who is believed to be the only rider to win a steeplechase and flat race on a single card, died May 13 at his Warrenton, Va., home.

  • Sultry Song to Shuttle to Argentina

    Millionaire Sultry Song, whose son Singletary won last year's NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will stand the Southern Hemisphere season at Haras Arroyo de Luna in Argentina.

  • High Limit in 'Good' Work at Churchill Downs

    Working in company with Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner High Limit zipped six furlongs in 1:13 4/5 at Churchill Downs Thursday morning.

  • Greater Good Hits the Track at Churchill Downs

    Taking advantage of the sunny, dry conditions at Churchill Downs, Thursday's work tab was busy, with five contenders for the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) breezing over the fast track.

  • Robert W. Jeans, Buckpasser's Groom, Dead

    Robert W. "Bobby" Jeans, who was the groom for the great Buckpasser and other top runners for Hall of Fame trainer Eddie Neloy, died April 15 of natural causes.

  • Beckys Shirt, Cajun Beat's Dam, Dead

    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.

  • Bartok to Rancho San Miguel in California

    Bartok, sire of multiple stakes winners Bartok's Blithe and Euro Empire, has been relocated to Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.

  • Lane's End stallion Kingmambo, back in the breeding shed.

    Recovered Kingmambo Back to Breeding

    Kingmambo, whose arthritic condition in his lower neck caused him to miss a key portion of the breeding season, is back covering mares at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Canadian Champion Eye of the Sphynx Retired

    Canadian champion Eye of the Sphynx, whose last start came in September in the Ontario Colleen Handicap on turf at Woodbine, has been bred to A.P. Indy and has been pronounced in foal.

  • Marablue Farm in Florida Sold

    Eddie Martin Jr., principal owner of Martin Stables South, has reached an agreement to purchase 180-acre Marablue Farm near Reddick, Fla., from A. Douglas Henderson.

  • Grade II Winner Summer Wind Dancer Retired

    Summer Wind Dancer, a grade II winner who won or placed in 13 stakes from 18 starts, has been retired from racing because of an injury suffered last fall.

  • Grade II Winner Quest Retired to Stone Farm

    Quest, a homebred grade II winner for Arthur B. Hancock III and Gerald Healy, has been retired from racing and will stand at Hancock's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky.