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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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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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First winner for millionaire Sun King

Sun King, a multimillionaire and four-time graded stakes winner, sired his first winner on May 22, when a 2-year-old colt named Legalis won at Premio Meltrasio racetrack in Milan, Italy. Out of the stakes-producing Time for a Change mare Eh La Bas Chere, Legalis proved best in six-furlong contest on turf, moving his earnings to […]

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Evening Jewel sold to the Joneses

Multiple Grade 1 winner Evening Jewel has been purchased by Aaron and Marie Jones and will arrive June 1 at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky.  Evening Jewel won or placed in 15 of 19 races and earned more than $1.2 million for owners Tom and Marilyn Braly. The Joneses will look at breeding Evening Jewel, […]

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