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2009-09-22 17:13:59

Summer Squall, winner of the 1990 Preakness Stakes and sire of 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic, was euthanized Tuesday, his former owners said. The 22-year-old thoroughbred was put down at Lane's Farm near Versailles, Ky., because of complications of old age and foundering, Dogwood Stable of Aiken, S.C., said in a release. Besides Charismatic, Summer Squall also sired 1996 2-year-old filly champion Storm Song. Summer Squall was a vital part of Dogwood's success, and we had the deepest...

2009-08-26 10:05:47

Mine That Bird, the long-shot winner of the Kentucky Derby, won't run in this weekend's Travers Stakes to allow more recovery time from a recent surgery. Mine That Bird had throat surgery Aug.

2009-08-17 14:49:35

Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird will have throat surgery Tuesday but may be able to run in the Travers Stakes Aug.

2009-08-04 15:11:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Kendall-Jackson winemakers are crafting a new, limited-edition set of distinctive wines in honor of Super Filly racehorse Rachel Alexandra. Less than 300 cases of the wines will be produced.

2009-06-06 19:10:00

Summer Bird, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, won the 141st Belmont Stakes by two lengths Saturday at Elmont, NY

2009-06-03 13:06:17

Jockey Calvin Borel will go for a historic first while riding Mine That Bird against nine other horses at the 141st Belmont Stakes in New York. Mine That Bird was made a 2-1 favorite Wednesday ahead of Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.