Bloodstock

CBA: ‘Off Label’ Use Of Bisphosphonates In Young Horses Is Unacceptable

The use of bisphosphonates in young horses is a hot-button issue with the recent rash of breakdowns at Santa Anita Park, and last week the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association began pushing for rules that would partially ban bisphosphonates. The drug, commercially known as Osphos or Tildren and used to treat  symptoms of navicular disease, is not […]

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Kentucky-Bred Mr Melody Scores Grade 1 Win In Japan

Four-year-old Mr Melody captured his first G1 title in this year’s Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Japan’s Chukyo Racecourse. Debuting in November of his 2-year-old season, the Scat Daddy colt marked two wins and two seconds in his first four starts on dirt. Registering his first graded win in his first start on turf in the Falcon […]

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‘We’re Not Here Trying To Re-Invent The Wheel’: Kirkwood Stables’ Gulfstream Gallop Consignment Returns For Second Year

Kip Elser’s Kirkwood Stables is far from the first consignment to gallop its horses through a juvenile sale’s breeze show instead of going all-out under the clock. It wasn’t even the first consignment to do it at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale. Still, there was something about the notion that felt novel […]

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J. S. Choice Retired To Stand In Korea

J. S. Choice, the first runner owned by the Korean Racing Authority to earn graded stakes black type in the U.S., has been retired from racing and was exported to South Korea on March 8 to begin his stallion career. The 5-year-old son of Congrats finished his on-track career with one win in 17 starts […]

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OBS Spring 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Spring Sale of Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog […]

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Bloodlines: Rebel Winners Both ‘Take Charge’ Of Derby Opportunity

Few mares are good enough to win the Spinster Stakes at Keeneland, which has been one of the nation’s premier races for decades, and those who can win it twice are extra special. Since Bornastar won the second and third runnings of the race in 1957-58, only three other mares have won a pair of […]

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Starr Bear Delivers Filly By First Dude As Part Of National Museum Of Racing’s Foal Patrol Season 2

Starr Bear, a 5-year-old mare owned by Don Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm, delivered a filly by First Dude at 9:50 p.m. on March 18 as part of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2. The delivery, which took place 16 days after the expected due date, went well and […]

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Egyptian Storm, Half Sister To Justify, Bound For November Sales

Egyptian Storm, a 3-year-old half sister to Triple Crown winner Justify, has been retired from racing and booked to top sire Quality Road. Owners Robert S. Evans and West Point Thoroughbreds will offer the daughter of Pioneerof the Nile out of Stage Magic, by Ghostzapper, in one of the Kentucky breeding stock sales in November.When […]

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‘We Are All Extremely Saddened’: WinStar Farm’s Pioneerof the Nile Dies Suddenly At 13

WinStar Farm stallion Pioneerof the Nile died suddenly today, the farm announced. The 13-year-old son of Empire Maker—Star of Goshen, by Lord at War (ARG), bred a mare this morning and started acting uncomfortable once he was back in his stall. He was en route to the clinic when he died. “We are all extremely […]

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Refried Dreams Tops CTHS British Columbia Horses Of Racing Age Sale

A total of 27 Thoroughbreds were purchased for a collective $251,400 (US$188,433) at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (British Columbia) Horses of Racing Age Sale at Hastings Racecourse on Saturday, and in the words of president Grant Watson, the feedback was all positive. “We were thrilled with the job everyone did, from start to finish,” […]

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