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Storm the Hill Tops Keeneland Session, Will Keep Racing

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Storm the Hill, a 3-year-old filly who became a stakes winner at Santa Anita Park after being cataloged for the Keeneland November sale, was purchased by Alastar Thoroughbreds for $275,000, the top price during the Nov. 11 session.

The Unsolved Mystery of Arrogate

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
We should remember the Arrogate who raised goose bumps on our arms and left us numb from the experience of watching him run. And we should ignore the phantom who floundered at Del Mar, as we would any mirage.

Ben's Cat Laid to Rest at Laurel Park

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Under a brilliant sky of blue on a Saturday morning that brought freezing temperatures to the Mid-Atlantic, they laid the remains of Ben's Cat in the frozen ground at Laurel Park.

$450K Yearling Shines in Eventing Second Career

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
With a solid purchase price and now in the care of Darley, it seemed that the youngster, named Regiment, had a bright future ahead on the racetrack. But it wasn't on the racetrack where he began to shine.

Redzel Rolls Again in Darley Classic

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:46
Redzel followed up his victory in the TAB Everest Stakes by taking command early in the Darley Classic (G1) at Flemington Nov. 11 and holding off longshot Terravista for his sixth straight win.

2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 4 Recap

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 21:03
Claire Novak recaps day 4 of the Keeneland November sale with a look at the top hips of the day, as well as comments from John Sikura, Matt Lyons, and Michael Hernon. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

American Patriot Retired to Darley Japan

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:19
Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (G1T) winner American Patriot has been retired from racing and will join the Darley stallion roster in Japan for 2018.

Tapit Mare in Foal to Curlin Tops Keeneland Day 4

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:19
Brisk commerce drove double-digit increases in gross sales and average and median prices during Friday's fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Tension Tops Keeneland's Fourth Session

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:19
It was the total package: Tension, a young daughter of leading sire Tapit in foal to prominent sire Curlin lit up the Keeneland November breeding stock bid board, going for $750,000 to the account of Woodford Thoroughbreds.

Tapit Remains at $300,000 as Gainesway Releases Fees

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:19
Gainesway has released stud fees for its 2018 roster, and announced Tapit—the leading North American sire in 2014, 2015, and 2016—will again command a $300,000 fee. His book will be limited to 125 mares.

Litfin at Large: Quick Look Back, Then a Look Ahead

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:19
Dave Litfin looks back at Breeders' Cup, handicaps upcoming stakes races.

Anderson Lands Tapit Mare Carrying Empire Maker Filly

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:19
What was not to like about Hip 943, bought by Anderson Farms for $375,000 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale fourth session Nov. 10?

Dennis O'Neill Dips into Weanling Market for St. Elias

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:19
Bloodstock agent Dennis O'Neill, noted for buying two Kentucky Derby winners as 2-year-olds for Reddam Racing, is teaming up with Vincent Viola of St. Elias Stable to buy weanlings for the co-owner of Derby winner Always Dreaming.

Rare Opportunity to Acquire Alexander-Groves Mares

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:19
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm went to $425,000 during the Nov. 10 session of the Keeneland November sale to acquire Airs, a young in-foal mare from a deep female family rarely available in the auction place.

Illinois Horsemen Sue State for $11M in Purse Money

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:19
Illinois horsemen, after failing to get traction with lawmakers during the recently concluded legislative session, are suing to force the state to pay some $11 million directly to purse accounts.

Backtalk Moves to GoldMark for 2018

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
Backtalk, a grade 2 winner and sire of multiple stakes winner Soutache, moves to GoldMark Farm near Ocala, Fla., for the 2018 breeding season. The son of Smarty Jones previously stood at Vinery Florida and Bridlewood.

Arpista Entering Stud at Horsepower Farm in Ontario

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
Arpista, a winning son of Quality Road, will be entering stud next year at Horsepower Farm near Shelburne, Ontario, and will be offered as a registered Ontario sire. His introductory fee is CA$3,500.  

Gunnevera Back at Gulfstream, Pegasus Next

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
Gunnevera is safe and sound in his stall at Gulfstream Park West after returning from Southern California Tuesday, and will aim for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at his home track.

Bittersweet Keeneland Dispersal for Ben Walden Jr.

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
After three decades in the Thoroughbred business, Ben Walden Jr. is dispersing his stock of broodmares and foals at Keeneland's November mixed sale.

Retired Jockey Dlugopolski Dies at Age 60

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:56
Stakes-winning jockey Anthony "Tony" Dlugopolski, who rode for 25 years before suffering injuries that left him a quadriplegic in a 2001 spill at Mountaineer Park, died at age 60 Nov. 9 at his home in New Manchester, W.Va.