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BC Marathon winner Man of Iron set for Tattersalls sale

The 2009 Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner, Man of Iron, has been cataloged for sale as a horse in training at the Tattersalls July auction.  The five-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway has not raced since being pulled up at Meydan Racecourse in January and has not won in eight starts since the Marathon at Santa Anita.

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Malibu Moon filly tops early Fasig-Tipton bidding

A daughter of Malibu Moon sold for $390,000, giving the Fasig-Tipton Midatlantic two-year-olds in training sale a solid start Monday.  Eden’s Moon is the second foal out of the Giant’s Causeway mare, Eden’s Causeway. She was purchased by trainer Bob Baffert, acting as agent for one of his clients.

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Giant’s Causeway gets 100th stakes winner

Leading sire Giant’s Causeway produced his 100th stakes winner Friday when Excited won the $50,000 Hilltop Stakes at Pimlico.  Giant’s Causeway is currently third on the sire list by progeny earnings and stands for $85,000 at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky.

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Giant’s Causeway filly sales topper at positive Arqana May breeze-up sale

A daughter of Giant’s Causeway sold for $371,280 Saturday at the Arqana May sale in Saint-Cloud, France. The sale posted across the board increases. “The regular increase in the results reflects the upgrade in the quality of the catalog and of the juveniles’ preparation,” Arqana President Eric Hoyeau said.”

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Giant’s Causeway colts dominate South American sale

A colt by Giant’s Causeway led the buying in the first session of the Copa Bullrich, the premier yearling sale in South America.  Bloodstock agent John Fulton bought the colt for $132,678.  He’s out of the Group 1-placed winner La Promenade by Southern Halo. “I love the colt since I saw at him at the […]

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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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Daughter of Azeri wins debut at Oaklawn

Three-year-old filly Arienza, out of 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, won her debut at Oaklawn Park as the 9-10 favorite in a field of nine. The daughter of Giant’s Causeway shook free of the field in the six furlong maiden by 2 1/2 lengths.

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Giant’s Causeway tops 2010 sires’ list

For the second year-in-a-row, Ashford Stud’s Giant’s Causeway was the United States’ leading stallion according to figures by Equineline. His runners earned $8,806,163 which was down significantly from 2009. The leading sire will stand for $85,000 in 2011. The top five included WinStar Farm’s Distorted Humor ($100,000), Spendthrift Farm’s Malibu Moon ($60,000), the deceased Maria’s […]

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Good News Friday sponsored by Liberation Farm: Brightening Our Breeders’ Cup Path

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” – Buddhist expression By Ray PaulickI have a confession to make to our readers. While so many of you helped Breeders’ Cup Charities raise, by last count, nearly $80,000 in the second annual Breeders’ Cup or Bust fundraiser to help the Permanently […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Day Seven: Owning Up

To make a donation to Breeders’ Cup Charities, benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, Thoroughbred Charities of America and the V Foundation for Cancer research, please click here now. By Ray Paulick Hundreds of owners anxiously await news on entries and post-positions today for the 14 Breeders’ Cup championships races to be held at Churchill […]

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