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Returning for a second bite of the Grand National largesse is Sideways Syndicate's Jury Duty (IRE), who won last year's race by 3 1/4 lengths for top Irish trainer Gordon Elliott.
Bob Edwards and bloodstock agent Mike Ryan were part of an American armada that journeyed to Newmarket, England, for the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and had a profound impact on Book One of the famed United Kingdom auction.
Myers Tiger became the first winner for freshman sire Pataky Kid when she soared clear of eight rivals by as many lengths Oct. 15 in a $34,000 maiden special weight for state-bred fillies at Indiana Grand Race Course.
Two-year-old was purchased for US$355,493 by Ardross Bloodstock.
Claiborne Farm announced Oct. 15 that the 2020 stud fee for their new stallion Demarchelier (GB) will be set at $5,000 LFSN.
Foals from the first crop of Practical Joke were in demand during Fasig-Tipton's The Saratoga Fall Sale as the two top-priced offerings were weanlings sired by the Ashford Stud stallion.
Spendthrift Farm announced stud fees Oct. 15 for most of its 24 stallions for the 2020 breeding season, anchored by Into Mischief, the leading sire in North America, who is already booked full at a fee of $175,000.
Mick Kinane's purchase of a well-related son of Archipenko (Lot 910) for US$562,343 on behalf of the Hong Kong Jockey Club proved the high point of a solid second session of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in Newmarket Oct. 15.
The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has tabbed veteran trainer and racing executive William 'Billy' Badgett to fill the group's vacant position of executive director.
The 2020 Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale has been scheduled for March 31 at Lone Star Park. The auction is a joint venture by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park.
It's been six months since millionaire Shotgun Kowboy last raced, but the 7-year-old gelding will be back on his home track at Remington Park Oct. 18 as he tries to defend his title in the $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup Stakes.
Son of In The Wings died due to infirmities of old age
The return of the $100,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) and a $100,000 purse reduction to the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity (G2) are the key changes to the Los Alamitos stakes schedule for its eight-day winter Thoroughbred meet Dec. 5-15.
Darley America announced its 2020 stud fees Oct. 15, topped by Medaglia d'Oro, whose stud fee remains unchanged at $200,000. Second highest behind Medaglia d'Oro, Street Sense's fee will be $75,000 in 2020.
Keeneland announced Oct. 15 that several prominent broodmares, graded stakes-winning fillies and horses of racing age have been supplemented to its November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held Nov. 6-17.
Hard Legacy and jockey Julien Leparoux will again carry the iconic Eton blue and brown silks of Marylou Whitney—who died July 19 at age 93—when the filly faces an overflow cast in the Oct. 18 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3T) at Keeneland.
Fasig-Tipton has added eight supplemental entries to its upcoming November Sale, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Lexington.
Juddmonte's homebred superstar Enable will race as a 6-year-old in 2020, her connections revealed Oct. 15. The John Gosden trainee concluded her 2019 campaign with a game second Oct. 6 in pursuit of her third Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) win.
Atreides has been sold to continue his career at River Oaks Farm in Oklahoma in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock.
Following a meeting of the IFHA executive council, IFHA chairman Louis Romanet announced the appointment of a new chairman of the Gene Doping Control subcommittee of the advisory council on Equine Prohibited Substances and Practices.