Catching up with Better Than Honour at Southern Equine Stables in Midway, Kentucky. view slideshow
Two-day auction will take place at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at Timonium May 18-19.
Fasig-Tipton Co. announced Feb. 9 Southern Equine Stables' continuation in 2015 of a strategic plan to reduce a portion of its Thoroughbred holdings.
David Jacobson and Southern Equine Stables' Salutos Amigos wouldn't be denied Feb. 7, rallying through the stretch to take the $147,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack by 1 3/4 lengths over Dads Caps.
Supplemental entries to the Fasig-Tipton Nov. sale include grade I winners and grade I producers.
"Today, he's got his ears pricked and he's looking around at people eating Dunkin' Donuts," trainer says of Travers-bound speedster's Aug. 17 move.
Southern Equine Stables' Moreno made nine starts before he found the winner's circle for trainer Eric Guillot, but once he did, he rather liked it there.
It didn't take long for a horse to hit the six-figure mark at the Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale April 5. A $105,000 bid won hip 16, a Louisiana-bred Salute the Sarge colt.
For the second day in a row, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale saw its key statistics decline during the penultimate session Nov. 16 in Lexington.
Tom Roach, who operated his family's Parrish Hill Farm near Midway, Ky., died Sept. 3 after a long illness. The horseman who co-bred 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic was 63.
Broodmare prospect Careless Jewel, who captured the 2009 Alabama Stakes (gr. I), brought $1.95 million Nov. 7 during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale.
Consignors and buyers support the new format change for the Keeneland September yearling sale, but say its success will have to be weighed in view of the entire sale.
Better Than Honour, the 2007 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, produced "an incredible" Street Cry filly earlier this year and she is back in foal to Street Cry and carrying another filly.
Champagne d'Oro, winner of the June 5 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, struck again, this time at Saratoga Aug. 7 in the seven-furlong Test Stakes (gr. I). Bonnie Blue Flag was second.
The gross fell 38.3% during the select yearling auction, which had enjoyed upswings in 2009.
He will be raced by Dubai's Ruler, Sheikh Mohammed.
Southern Equine Stables' Champagne d'Oro, who previously had one victory in nine starts, scored a major upset when she broke alertly and held off all challengers to win the grade I Betfair/TVG Acorn Stakes (gr. I).
Southern Equine not only has Champagne d'Oro in the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, but its champion broodmare, Better Than Honour, is also scheduled to deliver a Street Cry filly any day.
Grade I winners Point Ashley and Spoken Fur, both in foal to Ghostzapper, have been sold privately after being scratched from the Jan. 12 second session of the Keeneland horses of all ages sale.
World's most expensive broodmare will be bred back to Street Cry
Even though we're in the midst of a global financial crisis, a special horse can still bring a jaw-dropping amount. Better Than Honour, the dam of back-to-back Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners Jazil and champion Rags to Riches, set a world Thoroughbred auction record for a broodmare or broodmare prospect Nov. 2 when her price soared to $14 million during the Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale in Lexington.
Better Than Honour, the dam of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners Rags to Riches and Jazil, will be bred back to A.P. Indy after losing an A.P. Indy colt earlier this year, according to Eric Guillot of Southern Equine Stables.
Maryfield sold for $1,250,000 during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale.
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