Argentina

Dance Brightly Dead in Chile

Dance Brightly (Mr. Prospector--Dance Smartly, by Danzig) died at the age of 27 in Chile, Turf Diario reported. The Sam-Son Farm homebred raced for trainer Mark Frostad and ran out a maiden special weight winner at Woodbine in October 1997. The Ontario-bred then ran second in the Listed Coronation Futurity later in his juvenile season, but was ultimately retired due to an injury suffered in a workout in 1998. A son of Canadian Horse of the Year and Canadian Triple Crown heroine Dance Smartly started his stud career at Hill...

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Irish Derby Hero Sovereign to Stand in Argentina

Classic winner Sovereign (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}-Devoted To You {Ire}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}) will stand in Argentina at El Mallin Stud Farm in Capitan Sarmiento, Buenos Aires, in partnership with La Leyenda Stud Farm. A fee will be announced later. "I have been looking for a Galileo descendant for years, but not just any horse; I wanted a good one," said auctioneer and breeder Antonio Bullrich. Group-placed as a juvenile, the former Aidan O'Brien trainee ran second in the G3 Ballysax S. and third in the G3 Derrinstown Stud Derby...

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McPeek Shopping For Yearlings in Argentina

More so than perhaps any top trainer in the sport, Ken McPeek is always thinking outside the box. And he's at it again. McPeek is in the midst of a three-day excursion to Argentina, where he is shopping for yearlings. It's not at all uncommon for American trainers to buy yearlings overseas, but to do so in the Southern Hemisphere is largely unchartered territory. That's because Southern Hemisphere horses are born primarily in the months of August, September, October and November. For U.S. racing purposes, they turn a year older...

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Breeders' Cup Spot Up for Grabs in Carlos Pellegrini

The first automatic fees-paid berth to the 2022 Breeders' Cup will be handed out this Saturday in Argentina when the G1 Gran Premio Internacional Carlos Pellegrini, also known as the 'South American Arc', is run at the historic Hipodromo de San Isidro. The winner will punch their ticket to the GI Longines Breeders' Cup Turf, to be held in 2022 at Keeneland. Contested over 2,400 meters, about 1 1/2 miles, on the massive San Isidro turf course with about a three-furlong stretch run, the Pellegrini was won last year in...

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New Format for Copa Bullrich Sale

Argentina's Copa Bullrich May Sale will feature a new pre-sale bidding opportunity ahead of the live sale, which will be held May 11-13 at 2 p.m. daily. An online sale for registered bidders will begin Saturday, May 8, at 8 p.m. and end at 10 a.m. on each live sale day. All times are local. Online bidding will be available for every horse listed in the catalogue, which features a select group of 2-year-olds. Each sale day will then continue with a live auction streamed online from the sales pavillion...

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