Giant’s Causeway lands 100th stakes winner

Giant’s Causeway has reached the century mark by number of stakes winners, with his progeny taking victories in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres in 2011. His North American winners this year include Giant Oak, Worth Repeating and Quiet Giant.  The son of Storm Cat has led the sires’ list by progeny earnings the past […]

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OBS April Ends with Upswing

Press Release Hip No. 1049, a colt by Macho Uno consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Hill ‘n’ Dale Bloodstock, Agent for Frank Fletcher Racing Operations for $825,000  to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2011 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The gray or roan colt, […]

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Lookin at Lucky and Starspangledbanner to join Coolmore stallions in Autralia

The Australian breeding community will have some great new choices this year with Coolmore stallions Lookin at Lucky and Starspangledbanner being shuttled to stand there this season. “The reputation of the Australasian thoroughbred continues to soar worldwide and Coolmore has demonstrated its confidence in the domestic market though our acquisition of international sire prospects Starspangledbanner […]

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Day three at OBS April celebrates increases in average, median

The OBS April sale does not seem to be receeding much over its first three days. The sale produced an average increase of 8%, a median rise of 11.6% and the buy-back improved by 6%.

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2001 Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos recovering from colic surgery

Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos is recovering from colic surgery performed Tuesday but without further complications may be covering mares within three to four weeks at Nuckols Farm in Midway, Ky. The surgery was done at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington. Charles Nuckols III said “the surgery consisted of straightening multiple twists of the small […]

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Numbers continue positive trend at OBS

While not up as much as yesterday’s sale, the OBS April sale day two continued some positive trends. While the buy-back rate was up 6.9%, average increased 8.6%, gross rose 11.2% and median held steady over 2010.

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Sid Fernando: Bambera after the fall

Last year, Venezuelan mare Bambera was sent to the U.S. to take on Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta but the move became a non-starter after going to her knees after her first start in the states. She suffered a fracture and never became the high-stakes class mare her connections were hoping for. However, she’s now in […]

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Juvenile market continues to rebound on second day of OBS sale

Most of the leading economic indicators were up on the seond day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April sale of 2-year-olds in training, continuing what has been a promising trend of rebounding trade in the juvenile marketplace. Topped by a Mizzen Mast colt, purchased by EQB, agent, for $240,000, Tuesday’s second session of the […]

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Colonel John colt, three-quarter brother to Well Armed born at WinStar

Press Release A three-quarter brother to Grade 1 multimillionaire Well Armed was born at WinStar Farm on April 14th. The bay colt is from the first crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Colonel John – Tiznow’s top performer at stud. The colt is out of Well Dressed, a stakes-winning Notebook mare who has already produced […]

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