Norman Asbjornson Retired to Pin Oak Lane

By Blood-Horse Staff   Photo: EQUI-PHOTO/Barbara Weidl Norman Asbjornson Dual stakes winner Norman Asbjornson   has been retired from racing to stand at Dr. William O. Solomon’s Pin Oak Lane near New Freedom, Pa. The 6-year-old son of Real Quiet—Merryland Missy, by Citidancer, will stand for $2,500, or $1,500 for multiple mares. Norman Asbjornson excelled at Read more »

Uptowncharlybrown Sires First Foal

By Blood Horse Staff The first reported foal for stakes winner Uptowncharlybrown   was a colt born the evening of Feb. 16 at Michael Jester’s Penn Ridge Farm near Harrisburg, Pa. Bred by Fantasy Lane Stables, the colt is the first foal out of the Dixie Union mare Glorious Union. Fantasy Lane also campaigned Uptowncharlybrown who Read more »

Princess of Sylmar Works at Palm Meadows

Princess of Sylmar, who rattled off four consecutive grade I wins last year, returned to the work tab Feb. 16 for trainer Todd Pletcher with a three-furlong breeze at Palm Meadows. An Eclipse Award finalist for top 3-year-old filly of 2013 off her six stakes wins, Princess of Sylmar lost out to Breeders’ Cup Distaff Read more »

Falling Sky Soars to Gulfstream Sprint Upset

By Claire Novak,   Photo: Coglianese Photos Falling Sky runs away from the competition in the Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes. Order This Photo Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger’s Falling Sky won for the first time since the 2013 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III), upsetting the Feb. 8 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (gr. III) Read more »

PA Equine Coalition Response to Rep. Stephens Proposed Legislation to Transfer $250 million from RHDF

(January 31, 2014)- The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition is fully opposed to the proposed legislation introduced by Representative Todd Stephens to transfer $250 million annually from the Race Horse Development Fund (RHDF) to support traditionally underfunded schools. Representative Stephens has unfortunately chosen to propose this legislation as a means to score political points. While we agree Read more »