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Magic Millions second session wraps with big declines

A Fastnet Rock filly sold for $194,448 on the second day of the Magic Millions weanling sale in Australia, making her the top price in the final session of the select portion of the sale.  So far, the auction has seen disappointing results compared to last year, with the gross falling 46.8% and the average […]

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TRF forms National Equine Veterinary Alliance

Press Release The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) is proud to announce the formation of the National Equine Veterinary Alliance, consisting of professionals who have agreed to provide pro bono veterinary care to Thoroughbred ex-racehorses from non-profit organizationsthat have been registered with, and approved by, the TRF. The issue of Thoroughbred retirement remains a major area […]

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Rees: “Mystery men” take horse hair samples at Churchill

Louisville Courier-Journal turf writer Jennie Rees says two unidentified men went from barn to barn at Churchill Downs earlier this week, collecting hair samples from various horses.  No one at the track seemed to know who the men were or why they were allowed into the stable area: “Clearly the guys acted like they belonged, […]

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Journeyman Stud’s Teuflesberg sires first winner

Press Release Journeyman Stud’s Teuflesberg sired his first winner on May 21, when his 2-year-old colt This One for Me captured a maiden race at Hipodromo de las Americas racetrack in Mexico. The colt hails from the stakes-winning Prospectors Gamble mare This One for Abbey, winner of the 2004 Iowa Breeders’ Oaks. This One for […]

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Stratum filly tops Magic Millions weanling opener

A Stratum filly brought the highest price on day one of the Magic Millions weanling sale on Australia’s Gold Coast, selling for just under $232,000.  A New Zealand farm purchased the filly, who is closely related to two highly-regarded New Zealand runners in Anabandana and King’s Rose. The weanilng auction continues for the next two […]

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Colorado race meet cancelled due to EHV-1

An annual Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing meet in Western Colorado has been cancelled due to the threat of EHV-1, the deadly equine disease spreading through Western states.  It’s only the second time in 25 years the San Miguel Horse Racing Association Spring Race Meet has been called off.  There have been no cases reported […]

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Belmont Park to host World of Horses

Press Release The World of Horses comes to Belmont Park Sunday, May 29 to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend and the June 11 Belmont Stakes. The day begins with a Parade of Breeds on the main track, tentatively scheduled for 11:30 a.m., led by the Nassau County Mounted Unit and featuring local horses and riders.  […]

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Zipse: Missing Paddy O’Prado already

Zipse at the Track says he doesn’t often write rememberance pieces so soon after a horse retires, but in the case of Paddy O’Prado, it might be fitting because his career was all too short: “As I write this, plans for his second career, at stud are being planned. A son of El Prado, I […]

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Magic Millions kicks off three-day weanling sale

Australia’s Magic Millions begins a series of auctions Wednesday with a three-day sale featuring more than 600 weanlings.  Several US-based sires will be represented, including Artie Schiller, Bernardini, Hard Spun and Street Cry. The Magic Millions Broodmare sale follows May 29, while a yearling auction takes place in early June.

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FT Midlantic wraps up with “encouraging” results

The Fasig Tipton sale of two-year-olds in training concluded Tuesday evening after an Indian Charlie colt sold for $600,000, topping the two-day auction.  Despite selling 69 more horses this year, the average sale – $47,370 – was just 1.3% lower than last year.  The median price was down 5.5% to $28,500.  The buyback rate was […]

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