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Overall Breeding Stats Decline; Into Mischief Top-Covering Stallion

23 Oct 2018
For the fourth consecutive year, and for the 12th time in 13 years, the number of reported mares bred (RMB) in North America has declined, according to year-to-date statistics through Oct. 16 released on Monday by The Jockey Club. The 30,274 covers reported thus far in 2018 represent a drop of 5% from the 31,863
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Fasig-Tipton October Opens Monday

22 Oct 2018
LEXINGTON, KY – The Fasig-Tipton October Fall Yearlings Sale will attempt to build on its record-setting 2017 renewal when it opens for a four-day run at the company’s Newtown Paddocks Monday in Lexington. A total of 1,464 yearlings have been catalogued for the auction, with bidding scheduled to begin daily at 10 a.m. through Thursday.
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Poseidon’s Warrior Relocates to Darby Dan

22 Oct 2018
Grade I winner Poseidon’s Warrior (Speightstown), sire of GISW Firenze Fire, will relocate from Pleasant Acres Farm in Ocala, Florida to join the stallion roster at John Phillips’s Darby Dan Farm in 2019, it was announced Sunday. The stallion will be offered as part of Darby Dan’s “Share the Upside” program and will stand for
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Breeders’ Cup Bulletin: Catholic Boy, Brown Brigade, Baffert Duo Work

22 Oct 2018
Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’s Catholic Boy (More Than Ready) worked five furlongs in 1:02.60 Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for a start in the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 3. “I thought everything went really well,” said trainer Jonathan Thomas. “He broke off kindly from the
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Trainer, Horsemen’s Advocate Violette Passes Away at 65

22 Oct 2018
Rick Violette Jr., who achieved success on the racetrack as a trainer and off the track as a tireless and influential advocate for horsemen and backstretch workers, died Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was 65 and passed away at his home in Delray, Florida. To racing fans, Violette was known as a steady and
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