Team Valor International reached a major milestone July 30 when Blossom d'Orange provided the 1,000th win for a partnership formed by Barry Irwin, scoring by five lengths in the Produccion Nacional (Uru-III) at Maronas in Uruguay.
Three stallions from Rockridge Stud near Hudson, NY., will ship to Uruguay for Southern Hemisphere breeding in 2016.
The winner is owned by Stud 3 Enero, who won the Uruguayan Triple Crown in 2005 with Invasor, who was North America's Horse of the Year in 2006.
With two-time winner Hielo declared from the race by trainer Pico Perdomo, Gran Premio Nacional (Uru-I) winner Mi Centinela takes over the favorite's role in the group I Clasico Gran Premio Jose Ramirez Jan. 6 in Uruguay.
Smarty Jones, whose 2004 Triple Crown bid and affable connections earned him legions of fans, is returning to Central Kentucky from Pennsylvania to take up stallion duties at Calumet Farm. His fee for 2016 will be $7,500.
Grade III winner Went the Day Well, who finished fourth in the 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has arrived in Uruguay and will stand for Las Zainas Farm, according to bloodstock agent Pablo Nunez.
Leading New York stallion Posse will shuttle to Haras Rapetti in Uruguay beginning with the 2015 Southern Hemisphere season, Rockridge Stud announced May 30.
Jockey Club do Rio Grande do Sul announced May 7 that for the first time, racetracks from Brazil and Uruguay will be able to commingle their wagering pools, allowing fans to bet from either country into one system.
Breeders hope imported stallions will improve stock. Read the full feature in the March 7, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine. view slideshow
Breeders hope imported stallions will improve stock. Read the full feature in the March 7, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
The son of Candy Stripes, who was named U.S. Horse of the Year and champion older male in 2006, will return to Uruguay to stand at Haras Cuatro Piedras, it was announced Jan. 18.
- By Claire Novak
Illinois-bred son of Dynaformer, a multiple graded stakes winner who raced for Team Block, walks at Haras La Concordia in Uruguay. The 2012 Illinois Horse of the Year is at stud there. watch video
Illinois-bred son of Dynaformer, a multiple graded stakes winner who raced for Team Block, walks at Haras La Concordia in Uruguay. The 2012 Illinois Horse of the Year is at stud there.
Undefeated Uruguayan Triple Crown winner Sir Fever has been purchased privately by an undisclosed buyer and is expected to race in the United Arab Emirates, according to Nov. 17 reports.
Bluegrass Cat will shuttle from his base at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., to Norman Fox's Haras Lacala in Uruguay for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Twenty-six 2-year-olds by Smarty Jones have been sold at public auction in Uruguay, where the dual classic winner has shuttled for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season the past three years.
Steve Haskin presents a tribute to Invasor, who will be inducted into racing's Hall of Fame on Friday. read blog
Smarty Jones, who has been shuttling from Northview Stallion Station in Pennsylvania to Haras Cuatro Piedras in Uruguay since 2011, arrived at the South American farm July 31 to begin his third year.
Smarty arrived at Cuatro Piedras in early August after staying 20 days in quarantine near Carrasco Airport. read blog
In a move to provide future expansion at tracks in Latin America, international gaming company Codere announced the signing of a strategic alliance agreement with United Tote Sept. 13.
Codere, a Spanish gaming company with a presence in eight countries, has added to its portfolio by securing a 30-year contract through the company HRU to manage and revitalize Las Piedras Racetrack in Uruguay.
Team Valor International and Richard Santulli have purchased Uruguayan champion miler Brujo de Olleros and will import the 4-year-old son of Wild Event from Uruguay Feb. 20.
Horse of the Year Invasor came through with his first winner when his daughter Wonder of It All scored at Ellis Park Sept. 5.
Smarty Jones arrived at Haras Cuatro Piedras in Uruguay at 11 a.m. Aug. 3 and was bred to his first mare five hours later, according to co-owner Claudia Rosas.
Smarty Jones, the 2004 champion 3-year-old male and that year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner, has arrived for stallion duty in Uruguay.
Mark J. Gerard, a New York veterinarian who executed one of racing's most famous fixes, died June 21 in Miami.
Haskin's Smarty Jones Tribute: The second installment recaps Smarty's Preakness victory. Read Blog
Champion and dual classic winner Smarty Jones will shuttle to Uruguay for the 2011 Southern Hemisphere season.
Ride the Rails, sire of grade I winner and successful young sire Candy Ride, died at age 19 in Uruguay following a bout with colic.
Multiple graded stakes winner Ecclesiastic will stand the 2010 season in Uruguay through a joint venture of Walmac Farm and Santa Escolastica.
Real Quiet, the 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner and champion 3-year-old male, will stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Haras Cuatro Piedras in Uruguay.
By Steve Haskin - With Thoroughbred racing in the United States going through perhaps the roughest time in its history, it is reassuring to know that the passion people around the world have for the sport and for the horse still is as strong as ever.
- By Steve Haskin
Shadwell Farm's Invasor, brought to the U.S. last winter from Uruguay, was named Horse of the Year during Monday's annual Eclipse Awards dinner.
Haras Las Dos Manos's Latency stamped himself as South America's best horse on Saturday as he swept from far back in the pack to capture the $150,000 Gran Premio Latinoamericano (Uru-I) at Uruguay's Maronas National Racetrack.
Unbeaten Uruguayan Triple Crown winner Invasor has been purchased by Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell and will be sent to the United States, according to a report in South America.
Subordination, a millionaire two-time grade I turf winner, has been purchased by Juan Marmorek's Uruguayan Stud Montana Ranch for stallion duty in Uruguay.
Two group I fixtures from Uruguay's Maronas National Racetrack simulcast into the United States on Thursday handled an impressive $424,054, buoyed by an enthusiastic response from players in California.
Two group I fixtures from Uruguay's Maroñas National Racetrack will be simulcast into North America on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 with Pimlico Race Course serving as the North American wagering hub for the stakes.
Two group 1 fixtures from Uruguay's Maroñas National Racetrack will be simulcast into North America Jan. 6 with Pimlico Race Course serving as the North American wagering hub for the stakes. The highlight of the South American stakes is the group 1 Gran Premio Jose Pedro Ramirez, a 1 1/2-mile race that traditionally attracts some of the best horses from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.
Maroñas racetrack in Uruguay has been granted approval for entry into part two of the International Cataloguing Standards and International Statistics beginning in 2004.
Graded stakes winner Aly's Alley, who ran second in the 1998 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been purchased by Geraldo Arcos for stallion duty at the new owner's farm in Uruguay.
A sold-out crowd of more than 10,000, including Uruguay President Jorge Batlle, welcomed back horse racing to Maroñas National Racetrack in Montevideo.
Lone Star Park officials said they will know by September whether the Texas racetrack will operate a racing facility in Uruguay in conjunction with Hipica Rioplatense, a gaming and technology concern.
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