07/12/2012 6:37PM

Etc. . . . July 12


Owner Kip Colvin announced Thursday that his world record-breaking gelding Mandurah has retired after injuring a tendon. An 8-year-old by A. P. Indy, out of Morning Pride, set a world record at Monmouth Park in 2010 when he went a mile in 1:31.23. Mandurah won seven of 25 races and finished second twice, earning $164,357. Colvin is developing a small retirement facility in Piperton, Tenn., and he said in a tweet Thursday that Mandurah will stay with Dr. Foster Northrop until relocation to Tennessee. . . . England’s Tattersalls July sale, selling horses and fillies in training as well as broodmares, ended its second of three sessions Thursday with gains in gross receipts and average price after Group 3 winner Esentepe topped the session at about $355,740. The filly, the current sale leader, sold to agent Tom Goff. Thursday’s session in Newmarket sold 138 horses for about $3,078,121, up 7 percent. The $22,305 average was up 13 percent, but the $11,319 median dipped 7 percent. Buy-backs were just 4 percent. . . . Thoroughbred Charities of America said Thursday that it has awarded grants totaling $597,258 to 82 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits, including Thoroughbred rescue, rehabilitation, retirement, and adoption organizations, as well as education and backstretch programs, equine research, and therapeutic riding programs.