The New Zealand Bloodstock premier yearling sale at Karaka ended Jan. 28 with a new leading consignor, but the headline grabber was sire Fastnet Rock.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Cape Blanco (IRE)||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Rip Van Winkle (IRE)||O'BRIEN AIDAN||
|Twice Over (GB)||CECIL SIR HENRY||
A colt from first crop of Rip Van Winkle led trading Nov. 25 at the single-session Tattersalls December yearling sale, which saw a marginal decline in total sales, compared with 2012, but increases in average and median.
A Rip Van Winkle half brother to Irish classic-winning filly Just The Judge topped the Goffs November foal sale when selling for 420,000 ($566,061 in United States funds) at the final session Nov. 21.
Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., has announced its 2014 stud fees, led by Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat--Maria's Storm, by Rahy), who will stand for $85,000, the same fee as last year.
A colt from the first crop of multiple group I winner Rip Van Winkle sold for the highest price of 230,000 guineas ($386,356 in United States funds) on the second day of Book 2 at the Tattersalls October yearling sale Oct 15.
The first reported foals by champions Uncle Mo and Cape Blanco are both fillies foaled in Kentucky.
The Tattersalls December Foal Sale concluded Dec. 1 with a Dutch Art colt topping the final session at 105,000 guineas (US$168,598) on a day that saw 150 lots sell for 3,688,900 guineas ($5,923,281).
According to the Report of Mares Bred released Oct. 19 by the Jockey Club, breeding activity declined 3% in 2012 as 35,591 mares were covered.
Nathaniel took command three furlongs from the wire and easily held off the late bid of Farhh to win the Coral-Eclipse (Eng-I) at Sandown Park July 7.
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For the third straight year, a female was crowned Horse of the year when Fox Hill Farm's Havre de Grace took home top honors Jan. 16 at the annual Eclipse Awards ceremony.
Cape Blanco won the champion male turf title by making three transatlantic trips to America and winning not only three grade I stakes, but three of the most prestigious turf stakes in America.
In the Horse of the Year category, fans made the multiple grade I winner Havre de Grace their top pick with 4,249 votes.
Grade I winners Uncle Mo and Cape Blanco, both newcomer stallions at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., will stand for $35,000 and $17,500, respectively in 2012.
A trip to the U.S. was just what Galileo's Irish-bred daughter Together needed to break a 12-race losing streak -- which she did in the grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland.
French raider Cirrus des Aigles edged So You Think in the final strides to claim victory in the $2,028,000 QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot Oct. 15.
This week's nominees: Cape Blanco, Flat Out, Stacelita, Giant Ryan, Uncle Mo, Havre de Grace, Game On Dude. Read More
Cape Blanco, a five-time grade/group I winner, will enter stud in 2012 at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Cape Blanco, who withstood a tenacious challenge for a game victory in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) Oct. 1, has been retired due to an injury sustained in the race over yielding turf at Belmont Park.
Cape Blanco shipped across the pond from Ireland for third time to collect a grade I victory, barely outlasting a determined Dean's Kitten by a nose in the $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) Oct. 1.
Cape Blanco and Teaks North, both two-time grade I winners on turf this year, headline a star-studded six-horse field for the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT).
Tizway, Havre de Grace, Cape Blanco, and The Factor top the rankings. read blog
This week's nominees: Cape Blanco, Stacelita, Hilda's Passion, Celtic New Year, Acclamation. Read More
Juddmonte Farms 6-year-old homebred Twice Over posted a surprising three-quarter length victory over multiple group I winner and stablemate Midday in the Aug. 17 Juddmonte International Stakes (Eng-I) at York.
A yielding turf was just fine with favored Cape Blanco, who registered his second straight grade I score on North American turf in style for Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 13.
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