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Cape Town premieres export-focused auction

The two-day Cape Premier Yearling Sale, organized by the Thoroughbred Breeders Association of South Africa, raised $12.2 million on Jan. 27 and 28. According to Bloomberg, the sale was “organized by some breeders who felt that Johannesburg wasn’t the place to promote South African horses”.

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Wilkinson bolsters Lemon Drop Kid stock

Coming from a crop he sired at a fee of $20,000, Wilkinson bolstered the stock of Lane’s End stallion Lemon Drop Kid with his win in the Lecomte at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La.

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American Humane Association in CO donates $20K for horse welfare

The nonprofit organization the American Humane Association donated $20,000 to help towards the care of as many as 700 of the James Leachman horses on private and Crow Reservation land.

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The Science of Horse Training: Uncle Mo vs Comma To The Top

The Science of Horse Training blog takes an in-depth look at the training schedules of two Kentucky Derby contenders – Uncle Mo and Comma To The Top.  He draws these conclusions: “My two cents: a 50% chance that Uncle Mo will get injured during his prep for the Derby. If he does survive unscathed, Pletcher […]

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Moss: Zenyatta likely to breed end of February

Zenyatta owner Jerry Moss says he’s in no hurry to breed Zenyatta but is targeting late February for her mating with Bernardini. “I guess this means she’s really retired,” Moss said, smiling.

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Virtual-bred horses bring real lawsuit

You can’t make this stuff up. A company that offers breedable horses in the virtual world of Second Life is being sued in real life by a company that makes virtual breedable bunnies. Ozimals was first on the scene with its bunnies that can pass on specific traits to their virtual offspring.  All was well […]

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Organizers pleased with Cape Town sale

The inaugural Cape Premier yearling sale in Cape Town, South Africa wrapped up Friday with total receipts of more than $12 million. Two colts by Jet Master topped the sale, bringing about $355,000 each.

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Musket Man to stand at Vinery Florida

Press Release Musket Man, the 5-year-old son of Yonaguska, will stand at Vinery in Summerfield, FL, this year for $2,500 stands and nurses.  A G2 winner of six starts, including four stakes races, Musket Man also placed eight times from 16 career starts, earning over $1.2 million.   “Musket Man is an exciting addition to […]

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Two-time harness HOTY survives roof collapse

A former harness racing Horse of the Year survived a barn collapse Thursday in which two other horses died. A section of a barn at Lindy Farm in Somers, Connecticut collapsed under the weight of heavy snow.  Rescue workers managed to save 13 of the 15 horses inside the barn, including 18-year-old Moni Maker, a […]

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Australian breeder buys Magic Millions sales company

Australian businessman and Thoroughbred breeder Gerry Harvey announced Friday that he and his family have agreed to purchase the Magic Millions sales company for an undisclosed amount. Harvey is absorbing the minority shares of Rob Ferguson and John Singleton, who also sold his share in Vinery Stud. “They are great blokes at Vinery and I’m […]

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