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Keeneland November Sixth Session Sees Gains

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Competition for quality horses fueled substantial across-the-board increases during the Nov. 12 sixth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, led by $260,000 Aqua Regia, in foal to Dialed In.

Romans Breaks Churchill Downs Record for Most Wins

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Romans took sole possession of the record for most wins by a trainer in the history of Churchill Downs from Bill Mott, when 2-year-old Storm Runner cruised to a 4 1/2-length victory under jockey Alex Canchari in the sixth race Nov. 12.

Gigantic Breeze Bests Melmich in Autumn Stakes

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Hopefield Farm's Gigantic Breeze turned the tables on Melmich in the $175,000 Autumn Stakes (G2) at Woodbine Nov. 12, as the Giant's Causeway gelding ended a five-race win streak for Melmich. 

Long On Value, Airoforce Among Sale Prospects

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Horses of racing age will step up to the plate at the Keeneland November sale Nov. 13-14, with graded stakes winning horses and colts, and a few geldings, scheduled to go through the ring. 

Nominees Announced for Cartier Racing Awards

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Following the end of the British flat racing season at Doncaster Nov. 11, the 2017 nominees for the Cartier Racing Awards were announced Nov. 12 with Cracksman, Enable, Ribchester, Ulysses as the nominees for Horse of the Year.

Bee Noteworthy Scores in NY Stallion Series Stakes

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Check Mark Stables' Bee Noteworthy stole the show in the New York Stallion Series Stakes Nov. 12, speeding down the rail late to draw off to a 5 1/4 length score.

Bloodstock Investments Acquires Carpe Diem Colt

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Bloodstock Investments continued to add to its portfolio of pinhook prospects, going to $200,000 to acquire a colt from the first crop of Carpe Diem during the sixth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Silver Bay First Stakes Winner for Currency Swap

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Freshman sire Currency Swap had his first black-type stakes winner Nov. 11, when Richlyn Farms' Silver Bay led the way through the 6 1/2-furlong Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park West.

Windfall for Marula Park Employees With Colt's Sale

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
When a dark-hued son of Verrazano was hammered down on a final bid of $100,000 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, it represented a financial windfall for two employees of Tony Holmes' Marula Park Stud.

Mozu Katchan Captures Queen Elizabeth II at Kyoto

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Facing older rivals for the first time, Mozu Katchan caught Crocosmia in the final jumps to take the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) by a neck Nov. 12 at Kyoto Racecourse.

Greyvitos Speeds to 19-1 Upset in Bob Hope Stakes

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
With the addition of blinkers and some aggressive riding from Victor Espinoza, the 2-year-old Malibu Moon colt shot to the front in the seven-furlong test and led every step of the way to break his maiden in the grade 3 event.

Reasonable Reserves Boost Hunter Valley Consignment

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Hunter Valley Farm has had a successful Keeneland November breeding stock sale, ostensibly due to the ability of the Versailles, Ky., nursery to establish reserves that enable the large consignment to have a high turnover rate.

Mr. Misunderstood Wins Commonwealth Turf

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
The Commonwealth Turf was Mr. Misunderstood's first graded stakes triumph but fourth straight win against stakes company.

Lea Weanlings Off to Strong Start for Value Sire

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
The first crop of Claiborne Farm's Lea made a splash when going through the sales ring for the first time at the Keeneland November sale, with a filly bringing the top price for a weanling during the Nov. 11 session.

Taylor Made Offers Mare for Charity at Keeneland

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
When Hip 1742 goes through the ring at the Keeneland November sale Nov. 12, Taylor Made Sales Agency isn't just offering a nice mare named Dicey Flats in foal to Verrazano, but the chance to donate to a good cause as well.

Oppenheim: First-Crop Sires Bring November Intrigue

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
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'Per-Start Credit' Program Set for Aqueduct Winter Meet

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
The New York Racing Association and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have announced a new "per-start credit" program for owners and trainers to further enhance horsemen participation and help offset the costs of workers' compensation.

Spring Quality Kicks in for Red Smith Score

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Augustin Stable's homebred Spring Quality thrived in the longest race of his career Nov. 11, when he edged Call Provision in deep stretch to win the $200,000 Red Smith Handicap (G3T).

Afleet Willy Earns Second Stakes in Richard W. Small

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
It took 23 starts for BB Horses' Afleet Willy to earn his first stakes win, but there was no delay for his second.

Bayern's First Crop Well-Received at Keeneland November

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
The first crop of Hill 'n' Dale Farm's Bayern was put to the test of the market as they went through the auction ring at the 2017 Keeneland November sale, and so far they have been well received by buyers.