Three-time G1 winner Vineyard Haven retires to Journeyman Stud

Vineyard Haven, a three-time Grade 1 winner and leading 2-year-old of his generation, has been retired  from racing and will stand his first season in 2012 at Brent & Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud in Ocala, FL. In 2008, Vineyard Haven was the top 2-year-old in New York after decisive back-to-back Grade 1 wins in the […]

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Drill draws post 6, made 2-1 favorite in $1-million Delta Jackpot

The field for this year’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III) was finalized on Wednesday morning as entries were taken and post positions drawn for the 1 1/16-mile test for 2-year-olds, which will take place Saturday at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. There is a special first post time for the Jackpot Day program of […]

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Browning: FT November a ‘strong sale’

The economic indicators at Fasig-Tipton’s November Sale in Lexington, Ky., were up substantially over the 2010 auction, but company president Boyd Browning said the industry still had some work to do to restore good health to the marketplace. “There was a higher level of confidence than there was a year ago,” Browning said after the […]

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RIP, Mace Siegel: philanthropist, leading owner, racing advocate

The California Thoroughbred industry lost one of its true giants on Wednesday with the passing of Mace Siegel, who with his late wife Jan and daughter Samantha campaigned a host of stakes winners over the last 35 years, including 2004 Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old male Declan’s Moon. Siegel was 86 years old. Samantha Siegel published a […]

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By Ray Paulick “It’s hard to get half the people in this industry to agree on what day it is,” a Central Kentucky breeder said to me a couple of weeks ago, shortly after the Breeders’ Cup announced suspension of the stakes supplement program for 2009. “I can’t believe 83% of the people voting in […]

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