Bloodstock

Fasig-Tipton Florida sale catalogs 244 horses

The Florida select two-year-olds in training sale at Palm Meadows Training Center has cataloged 244 horses and is set for March 3. This will be the first time the sale will be held at the Palm Meadows facility having previously been held at Calder Race Course.

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Heza Wild Guy named Indiana-bred of the year

As a nine-year-old, the son of Wild Event and bred by Circle S Ranch, won three times all in stakes races, finished second twice and earned a career high $153,176.

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Alaazo, son of A.P. Indy , to stand at Swifty Farms

Alaazo, a son of A.P. Indy and out of a Deputy Minister mare, has been retired to Swifty Farms in Indiana. “I am looking forward to giving Alaazo a chance at stud,” said Ahmed Zayat who raced Alaazo during his career. “He showed great stamina and talent early in his career and gave us a […]

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Jade Hunter, sire of Azeri, Euthanized

Press Release Jade Hunter, multiple GR1 winner and sire of Horse of the Year Azeri, was humanely euthanized Sunday afternoon (January 23) at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute due to complications from colic.   The 27-year-old stallion had been pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, since 2009. “Jade Hunter was a very […]

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Barretts dispersal not a goodbye for Stute

Veteran trainer Mel Stute, who says his Barretts dispersal of his Santa Anita stable is not an indication of retirement, does admit he’s cutting back at 83 years old. “I am cutting back,” said Stute. “We’ve got nine in the sale on Tuesday with Mary Knight. These are horses of racing age and most of […]

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Harlan’s Holiday ‘one of the best value proven horses around for the coming year’

In Alan Porter’s analysis of Harlan’s Holiday, he sings high praises for Airdrie Stud, the former home of the proven sire, and WinStar Farm where the talented racehorse now stands for $25,000 live foal. With top progeny like Into Mischief, Mendip and Majesticperfection, the future for the son of Harlan looks bright as ever.

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Australian yearling sale sees increase first day

The three-day Inglis yearling sale in Sydney began Sunday with gains in median and average price from last year. Average price climbed 5.5% while the median price rose 20% from the opening session in 2010.

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Carson City gets 100th winner on track

Deceased stallion Carson City produced his 100th winner Saturday when his son Early Return won the F.W. Gaudin Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds. The six-year-old Early Return is a member of Carson City’s last crop of foals.  Carson City died in 2004.  His other progeny include City Zip, City Band and Pollard’s Vision, the sire […]

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Barretts California sale set for Monday

A Barretts mixed sale scheduled for Monday, January 24 at Fairplex Park in Pomona, California will feature a catalog of 392 horses, including breeding stock, horses of racing age and yearlings. The sale will include the dispersal of Applebite Farms and phase one of the Walter Family Trust horses.

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Shuback: Remembering Miesque

The death of the great turf champion Miesque Thursday brought back a flood of memories for Daily Racing Form foreign correspondent Alan Shuback.  Shuback recalls seeing Miesque triumph in France and then twice in the Breeders’ Cup Mile: “At better than 7-2, she rated one of the better overlays in Breeders’ Cup history. Kept close […]

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