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Deaths of Yankee Victor, The Groom Is Red reported in Korea

Yankee Victor and the Groom Is Red, two former American Grade 1 winners standing at the Korean Racing Association’s Jeju Stud Farm, were reported to have died recently. The Groom Is Red sustained multiple fratures in a paddock accident Jan. 27 and had to be euthanized. Yankee Victor succumbed to colic on Feb. 1.

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WinStar to shuttle Bluegrass Cat to Chile

Bluegrass Cat, a leading freshman sire of 2010 and leading second-crop sire of 2011, will shuttle to Liliana Solari’s Haras Don Alberto in Chile for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season, it was announced Monday. “Bluegrass Cat is off to a great start at stud and we’re thrilled that he’s in high demand in South […]

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Palm Meadows ‘More Than Ready’ for Fasig-Tipton sale

A filly by More Than Ready zipped one furlong in 9 3/5 seconds at Palm Meadows in Palm Beach County, Fla., on Monday, one of many rapid workouts in preparation for Thursday’s Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale, being held for the first at the training center built and owned by Frank Stronach an hour North of Miami. […]

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Tale of Ekati gets first mare in foal

The first mare covered from the debut book of multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati was pronounced in-foal over the weekend. Sea Breezer, a stakes-winning and stakes-producing Gulch mare, was confirmed in foal to Tale of Ekati at Jim and Pam Robinson’s Brandywine Farm. The mare, owned by Brandywine Farm along with Rob Whiteley’s […]

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Grasshopper to stand at Lane’s End Texas

A Grade III winning son of Dixie Union, Grasshopper will stand at Lane’s End Texas. The seven-year-old, who nearly defeated Street Sense in the 2007 Travers, ended his career with earnings of $848,852. His stud fee will be announced shortly.

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Bloodstock market stabilizing in 2011

According to statistics provided by the Jockey Club, it appears this year’s foal crop will be at a 20-year low. But that is not all bad news as the reduction in crop has also led to a stabilizing of the market across the board. “Last year it held its own. We have seen that, across […]

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The Jurga Report: The ins and outs of colic surgery

Fran Jurga walks horsemen and women through the experience of colic surgery in her latest offering. If you are going through a potential surgery with one of your horses or if its possible in the future, Jurga’s piece is a must read to learn what to expect during the process.

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Graded Stakes: Spendthrift Farm’s wide array of young and exciting stallions

As we find ourselves into the breeding season, there has perhaps been no farm more forward thinking in their approach to selling stallion seasons than Spendthrift Farm with their “Share the Upside” program. And leading the way with Malibu Moon, they have many stallions that could certainly give the upside necessary to breed a highly […]

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Inglis Melbourne yearling sale starts Monday

The Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling auction begins a four-day sale Monday in Australia. Recent graduates of the sale include world class and undefeated sprinter Black Caviar.  The 2011 catalog includes 83 siblings to stakes winners and 92 horses from stakes-winning dams.

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Classic Champion Thoroughbreds: Emotional conformation

On his Classic Champion Thoroughbreds blog, pedigree analyst Calvin Carter discusses the importance of “emotional conformation,” citing examples such as Lookin At Lucky and the keen eyes of trainers like Bob Baffert and the late Frederico Tesio: “Indeed, Tesio knew how to embrace the magic within the spirit of the horse. He was known for […]

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