Dynaformer, sire of Barbaro, dies at 27

Dynaformer Close Up. Image by Three Chimneys.

Perhaps not coincidentally, Dynaforma, who sired Barbaro, died April 23rd, the date Barbaro was foaled. The Daily Racing Form reports: Dynaformer -- sire of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, multi-million-dollar earner Perfect Drift, and three-time steeplechase champion McDynamo -- has died two weeks after an aortic valve rupture prompted Three Chimneys Farm to pension him.… Continue reading Dynaformer, sire of Barbaro, dies at 27

Controversial racemare Life at Ten retired to the sales arena

Cross-posted from ESPN via the Daily Racing Form Life At Ten, the two-time Grade 1 winner whose last-place finish in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic created one of the year's biggest controversies, has been retired from racing. David Vance, manager of Candy DeBartolo's racing stable, said Life At Ten will sell in the Keeneland… Continue reading Controversial racemare Life at Ten retired to the sales arena

Big Brown foot injury may retire him to the shed (US)

We love Big Brown, this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, who stunned racing enthusiasts and pundits alike by finishing dead last in the final leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont. Haunted by foot troubles by way of cracked heels, Big Brown tore a chunk of flesh out of his off hind foot while… Continue reading Big Brown foot injury may retire him to the shed (US)