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Coolmore’s Fastnet Rock stays red-hot at Inglis Premier

On day two of the four-day Inglis Melbourne premier yearling sale, Coolmore sire Fastnet Rock stood above the rest with co-session toppers at $264,846 ($260,000 Australian). The stallion will be standing his first Northern Hemisphere season this year at Coolmore Ireland. Median rose 8.3%, average basically stayed the same and the clearance rate was 77.2%.

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Optimism on eve of Fasig-Tipton’s Florida Sale

What’s that in the fresh air surrounding the Palm Meadows training center in Palm Beach County, Florida, on the eve of the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale of 2-year-olds in training? Optimism? You bet. The combination of a new site (the sale was moved from Calder Casino & Race Course to the training center owned by Gulfstream […]

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First two mares bred to Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Concord Point in foal

Concord Point, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tapit standing his first season at stud at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms near Lexington, Ky., had the first two mares he was bred to pronounced in foal. The two mares — Go On Baby and Musical Rhythm — along with Concord Point are owned by Kaleem Shah, […]

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First mare bred to G1 winner Eskendereya confirmed in foal

Press Release Eskendereya, dominant winner of last year’s Wood Memorial (G1) and Fountain of Youth S. (G2), had his first mare confirmed in foal on Tuesday. The mare, Trendy Lady, was the first to be bred from Eskendereya’s inaugural book at stud. Trendy Lady, a Grade 2-placed daughter of top broodmare sire Unbridled’s Song, is […]

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Prices down slightly at Inglis yearling sale opening session in Melbourne

Prices were down, but only slightly at the opening session of the four-day Inglis Melbourne premier yearling sale on Monday, when a colt by Fastnet Rock brought AUS$310,000 to bring the highest price. Numbers were similar to the 2010 session, with gross down just over 5%, and the AUS$67,909 average price declining by 2%

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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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