Clipper Logistics to Hold National Hunt Dispersal at Doncaster

The Goffs Spring HIT/PTP Sale, set to be held May 22-23 at Doncaster, will feature a dispersal of five National Hunt horses owned by Steve Parkin's Clipper Logistics, the operation that has enjoyed Grade 1 success over jumps with the likes of Morning Assembly (Ire) (Shantou) and Draconien (Fr) (Linda's Lad {GB}). The five horses include the Henry de Bromhead-trained Mossy Fen Park (Ire) (Walk In The Park {Ire}), who was last seen filling the runner-up spot in a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Fairyhouse, finishing three places ahead of...

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Bidding Open For Fasig-Tipton Digital February Sale

Edited Press Release Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 139 entries for its February Digital Sale, including phase one of the Ruis Racing LLC Dispersal. Entries may be viewed here and bidding is open now through Tuesday, Feb. 20, beginning at 2 PM ET. "Fasig-Tipton Digital continues to gather momentum and traction with buyers and sellers, evidenced by the size and quality of this February Digital Sale catalogue," said Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales. The catalogue includes horses of racing, breeding stock, a 2-year-old, and 22 yearlings. Offerings include several recent...

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After Lothenbach Dispersal, Pessin Looks To Regroup

For nearly 20 years, trainer Neil Pessin didn't have to worry about filling up his barn. His principal owner, Bob Lothenbach, kept sending horses his way. That included a Grade I winner in Bell's the One (Majesticperfection) and several useful allowance horses. Pessin was training a 22-horse stable and 19 of them were owned by Lothenbach. "Bob was an excellent owner," Pessin said. "He knew our field of expertise was training horses and his was the paper business. Anytime I asked for anything that involved the welfare of the horse...

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'Start Of A New Legacy' – Jetara Bids To Do Outstanding Family Proud At DRF

Gerry McGrath, breeder of Champion Hurdler Jezki (Ire) (Milan {GB}) and high-class performers Jett (Ire) (Flemensfirth), Jered (Ire) (Presenting {GB}), Jetson (Ire) (Oscar {Ire}) and Jenari (Ire) (Milan {GB}) all out of the outstanding broodmare La Noire (Ire) (Phardante {Fr}), has outlined hopes that the legacy can continue with leading Dublin Racing Festival contender Jetara (Ire) (Walk In The Park {Ire}). A granddaughter of La Noire, the mare who was famously gifted to McGrath by his late father in the nineties, Jetara will take on the boys in the G1...

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Haras du Quesnay to Sell, Dispersal Slated for Vente d'Elevage

Historic breeding establishment Haras du Quesnay announced it will disband its operation, including 40 broodmares, fillies and foals, during the upcoming Arqana Vente d'Elevage Dec. 3-6. "The Lov Group will purchase the stud," Freddy Head told JDG Sunday. "I believe le Quesnay will remain a stud, that's the objective. However, it is too early to tell. In any case, it won't take place until next year. All of the Haras du Quesney stock will be sold in December. Personally, I will continue to breed on my end." Haras du Quesney...

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Bidding Opens For Todd Dispersal on Fasig-Tipton Digital

Bidding for Phase I of the dispersal of the Estate of Glen Todd is now open at digital.fasigtipton.com. This first phase of the dispersal includes horses of racing age, 2-year-olds in training and yearlings. Pegasus Training Center will be acting as agent for the dispersal. A fixture on the racing scene in British Columbia, Canada, John Glendon 'Glen' Todd passed away Mar. 27 at the age of 75. Todd was involved with Thoroughbred racing for the better part of 50 years and since 2006, campaigned nearly 50 black-type winners in...

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Pin Oak Stud's Abercrombie Passes at 95

Lifelong horsewoman Josephine Abercrombie died peacefully at her home on Pin Oak Stud in Woodford County, Kentucky Jan. 5. She was 95. Abercrombie is survived by two sons, George Anderson Robinson IV and Jamie Abercrombie Robinson, as well as grandchildren George Anderson Robinson V and Blair Abercrombie Robinson. Abercrombie, the only child of Texas oilman and Cameron Iron Works founder J. S. "Mr. Jim" Abercrombie and Lillie Frank Abercrombie, was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Kingston, Jamaica. Growing up in Texas, her love of horses begun at a young age,...

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Breeders Can Pin Their Hopes on a Mighty Oak

The breeding of Thoroughbreds being such a notoriously long game, a dispersal as uncommon as this one offers the most privileged of short cuts. It's as though you can transplant an oak overnight from a mature plantation. Someone else has put in all the necessary, painstaking seasons, years, decades since the acorns were first sown. So it's a given, absolutely, that the root-and-branch dismantling of Pin Oak Stud into the Lexington lumberyards next week--two dozen mares, fillies and weanlings at Fasig-Tipton on Sunday evening, with 14 yearlings to follow across...

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Catalogue for Fasig-Tipton's Pin Oak Stud Sale Now Available

The catalogue for The Pin Oak Stud Sale, to be conducted by Fasig-Tipton, is now available online. The sale will be held at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks facility in Lexington, Ky. Sunday, Sept. 12. The auction will begin at 6 p.m. This past Thursday, Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud announced that it will be offering its remaining broodmares, weanlings and some racing fillies at auction. The catalogue consists of 24 horses, including graded stakes winners Overheard (Macho Uno), in foal to McKinzie; Gold Medal Dancer (Medaglia d'Oro), in foal to Munnings;...

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MGSW Regal Glory Summons $925K at KEEJAN

MGSW Regal Glory (Animal Kingdom--Mary's Follies, by More Than Ready) sparked early fireworks at Keeneland Tuesday, summoning $925,000 from Peter Brant's White Birch Farm just three hips into the session. The 5-year-old mare was consigned by Lane's End as part of the complete dispersal of the Estate of Paul Pompa, Jr.

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