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GISW Pinehurst Sells on Fasig Digital, to Stand at Walmac

Last year's GI Runhappy Del Mar Futurity S. winner Pinehurst (Twirling Candy--Giant Win, by Giant's Causeway) has been retired from racing and will stand the 2023 breeding season at Gary Broad's Walmac Farm after being acquired in partnership with Kiki and Louise Courtelis's Town and Country Farms Nov. 22 in a Fasig-Tipton Digital 'Flash Sale.' The price, a record for a digital sales price in the U.S., was undisclosed, according to Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton's Director of Digital Sales. "Tom Ryan [of SF Bloodstock] called us on Wednesday of last week...

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Triple GISW Jack Christopher Retired to Ashford

'TDN Rising Star' and three-time Grade I winner Jack Christopher (Munnings--Rushin No Blushin, by Half Ours) has been retired from racing and will stand in 2023 alongside his sire at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. His introductory fee will be $45,000. "We are delighted to have Jack Christopher now here at Ashford standing alongside his sire Munnings," said Coolmore's Dermot Ryan. "He's a striking horse with great presence and a lovely temperament. Horses like him are what makes racing exciting to watch." Owned by the partnership of Jim Bakke,...

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GSW Dennis' Moment Retired to Leadem Farm in Arkansas

Graded stakes winner and 'TDN Rising Star' Dennis' Moment (Tiznow--Transplendid, by Elusive Quality) has been retired from racing and will stand the upcoming season at Leadem Farm near Leola, Arkansas. Owned by a syndicate led by Glen Hill Farm and brokered by Jay Goodwin, Dennis' Moment will stand for $2,500. Bred by Tolo Thoroughbreds in Kentucky, the now-5-year-old was a $400,000 yearling purchase by Albaugh Family Racing at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. Debuting at Churchill Downs in June at two, the Dale Romans trainee clipped heels and unseated his...

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Golden Pal to Ashford After Third BC Win Attempt

Dual Breeders' Cup winner Golden Pal (Uncle Mo--Lady Shipman, by Midshipman) will retire to Coolmore America's Ashford Stud after attempting to win his third consecutive Breeders' Cup race next week. The Wesley Ward pupil won the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint in 2021 and the GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint in 2020. Owned by the partnership of Westerberg Limited, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael B. Tabor, and Derrick Smith, Golden Pal will make his final career start in the Turf Sprint Nov. 5 at Keeneland before standing alongside his sire...

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Medaglia d'Oro Again Tops Darley America's 2023 Fees; Speaker's Corner Retired

Perennial top sire Medaglia d'Oro once again heads Darley's Jonabell Farm roster for 2023 with his fee remaining at $100,000, the same amount as 2022. Darley has also added two new stallions to the now-11 horse roster, including G1SW Mystic Guide (Ghostzapper) and GISW Speaker's Corner (Street Sense). Mystic Guide, who won the 2021 G1 Dubai World Cup, was retired earlier this year. He will stand for a fee of $15,000 in his initial season at stud. Speaker's Corner, a Godolphin homebred out of Tyburn Brook (Bernardini) who is bred...

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True Valour Retired to Northview

R. Larry Johnson's MGSW True Valour (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}--Sutton Veny {Ire}, by Acclamation {GB}) has been retired and will stand at Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md. The Graham Motion trainee was last seen finishing second to dual Breeders' Cup winner Golden Pal (Uncle Mo) by just a head in the GIII Troy S. at Saratoga Aug. 5. The 8-year-old True Valour began his career in Ireland, where he captured the G3 Ballycorus S., and culminated in the U.S., where his wins included the GII City of Hope Mile...

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Greatest Honour Retired to Spendthrift

Courtlandt Farm's Greatest Honour (Tapit--Tiffany's Honour, by Street Cry {Ire}), winner of Gulfstream's GII Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth S. and GIII Holy Bull S., has retired to stud at Spendthrift Farm and will stand the 2023 breeding season for a fee of $7,500 S&N. "Greatest Honour has one of the best combinations of pedigree, looks and ability among the sons of Tapit that we've evaluated," said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. "Unfortunately, he came up with an injury in last year's Florida Derby as the odds-on favorite before the Triple...

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MGSW & GISP Leinster Retired to Pleasant Acres

Trainer Rusty Arnold's MGSW & 2020 Breeders' Cup-placed Leinster (Majestic Warrior--Vassar, by Royal Academy) has officially been retired from racing and will stand at Joe and Helen Barbazon's Pleasant Acres Stallions in Florida for the 2022 breeding season. He will stand for $5,000 and has already arrived at the farm. "Leinster is an exceptional addition to the stallion barn at Pleasant Acres Stallions," said Joe Barbazon. "A world-class turf sprinter, he brings with him two blazing fast track records in graded events and four triple digit Beyers." Racing for a...

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MSW & GISP Chance It Retired to Journeyman

Florida champion Chance It (Currency Swap--Vagabon Diva, by Pleasantly Perfect) sustained a soft tissue injury in Saturday's GII Kelso H. and has been retired to stand at Journeyman Stud in Ocala. His fee has not been announced for 2022. "We're excited to stand Chance It here at Journeyman next year. He is a beloved Florida-bred racehorse that displayed tons of talent. Had he not got injured, I'm sure he would have annexed at least one Grade I stake before he was finished," Journeyman's Brent Fernung said. "Chance It won from...

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MGSW and Dual Marathon Winner Rocketry Retired

Centennial Farms and partners have retired MGSW and 'TDN Rising Star' Rocketry (Hard Spun-Smart Farming, by Smart Strike). The seasoned campaigner raced for five seasons and twice won what was originally known as the Breeders' Cup Marathon. He first won the race in 2018 when it was known as the GII Marathon S. presented by TAA, then captured it a second time last year when it was rebranded as the GII Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance S. The popular Jimmy Jerkens trainee also won Belmont's Temperence Hill Invitational S. in 2018, setting...

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GSW Prime Attraction to Stand in Ontario

Prime Attraction (Unbridled's Song--Strawberry Sense, by A.P. Indy), winner of the 2017 GIII Native Diver S., has been retired and will stand at Horsepower Racing Stable near Shelburne, Ontario. In addition to his Native Diver win, Prime Attraction placed in an additional five graded stakes, including the 2018 GI Pacific Classic S. and two graded turf events. Out of a half-sister to 2002 juvenile champion Vindication (Seattle Slew), Prime Attraction retires with a record of 23-4-4-2 and earnings of $557,795. "Prime Attraction is big, attractive, and well bred," said Horsepower's...

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Classic Winner Tiz the Law Retired

Sackatoga Stable's Tiz the Law (Constitution--Tizfiz, by Tiznow), winner of the GI Belmont S. and GI Runhappy Travers S. this summer, has been retired from racing. It was announced shortly after the Belmont that the sophomore colt would stand at Coolmore America's Ashford Stud upon retirement. "The entire Tiz The Law team is deeply disappointed that Tiz The Law will be unable to race as a 4-year-old as planned," stated Jack Knowlton, Operating Manager of Sackatoga Stable. "He has provided the 35 owners a unique opportunity to compete and succeed...

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