Bloodstock

Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Zensational sires first foal

Grade I winner Zensational and son of Unbridled’s Song sired his first foal out of the Storm Cat mare Queenie Cat near Aurora, Ontario, Canada. Zensational’s 2010 stud fee of $25,000 has been lowered to $22,500 in 2011.

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Woman charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty blames abuse on her health, county

Terry L. Sullivan, who has been charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty against her 30-horse herd, has blamed her poor health and the unwillingness of Augusta County to help. Described as disabled, Sullivan suffers from diabetes, hypertension, a blood disorder, sleep apnea and other ailments. Additionally, she had asked the county to seize the […]

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Re-homing effort for horses underway in Montana

About 80 horses previously under the care of the now bankrupt Sanders County sanctuary are trying to be “re-homed” by the Montana Animal Care Association and Western Montana Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation. If you want to adopt one of these horses, click below for more information.

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Veitch: It is wonderful to see Sagamore Farm and Calumet Farm return to the winner’s circle

Part of racing’s rich history are two farms that seem to be enjoying a bit of resurgence in Sagamore Farm and Calumet Farm. Sagamore’s recent successes include long shot Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf champion Shared Account and Count Fleet Stakes winner Monzon. Calumet Farm’s biggest win of late came when Switch won the […]

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Former Fasig-Tipton chief Robertson joins Keeneland as vice president of sales

KEENELAND PRESS RELEASE LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 4, 2011) – Keeneland President and CEO Nick Nicholson announced today that Walt Robertson, a long-time leader in the equine auction industry, will serve in a newly created position as Vice President of Sales. “At a time when our industry needs to focus on the challenges that confront us, I […]

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Haskin: There have been few horses quite like Quality Road

Steve Haskin of the Blood-Horse gives the most comprehensive analysis of new Lane’s End stallion Quality Road we’ve seen to date. From his early days as a sales prospect to his disappointing finish in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and all of the highs and lows in between, it is clear that Quality Road’s career was […]

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The Saturday Post: There is something extraordinary about being ordinary

Not all horses are destined to become Triple Crown contenders. In fact, many may never win a race in their lives. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t something extraordinary about them as Jennifer Wirth at The Saturday Post discovered after spending some time in trainer Tim Ice’s barn.

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A. P. Indy leading sire of sale yearlings; Distorted Humor of 2-year-olds; Dynaformer of weanlings

Lane’s End’s A. P Indy led all sires in sale yearlings based on average price according to Deirdre Biles of the Blood-Horse. His 19 offspring found an average price of $544,737. WinStar Farm’s Distorted Humor averaged $706,250 for 2-year-olds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Dynaformer sold his five sale weanlings for an average of $237,000.

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Magic Millions app-lies itself online

The Gold Coast Magic Millions bloodstock auction will include iPads for all “tech-savvy buyers” that will deliver videos of the horses going up for sale and the stallions that sired them. The app is already available and approximately 45,000 people have already looked at the videos in preparation for the sale.

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Lane’s End stallion open house Jan. 8-14

Press Release Lane’s End will host an open house daily from Saturday, January 8 through Friday, January 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lane’s End stallion complex on Midway Road just outside Versailles, Kentucky. All of the Lane’s End stallions will be available for inspection and no appointment is necessary during these […]

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