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$1 Million Bid Secures Fools in Love

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
Fools In Love, the dam of recent group 2 winner Seahenge, was knocked down for $1 million to Cheveley Park Stud, the highest price early during the Nov. 9 third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Guilty Verdicts for Pharmacy, Vet Tied to Frog Juice

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
A U.S. district court jury found a veterinarian and pharmacy guilty of multiple charges for their roles in introducing and delivering dermorphin for illegal use in horse racing from Nov. 2010-Dec. 2012 in Louisiana.

2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 2 Recap

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
Claire Novak recaps the second day of the Keeneland November sale with a look at the top hips and comments from Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud, Jane Lyon of Summer Wind Farm, and Fernando Diaz-Valdes. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

Look Back: Rags to Riches Scores in Grade 1 Debut

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
In conjunction with Tom Hall's Throwback Thursday feature in BloodHorse Daily, BloodHorse.com each Thursday will present corresponding race stories from the pages of the magazine.

Doubling Up at the Breeders' Cup with e Five Racing

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
From a winner's circle celebration with Richie Sambora to visiting Rushing Fall at the barn, follow along with Casi of e Five Racing for an unforgettable weekend at Del Mar featuring the best the Breeders' Cup has to offer.

Gun Runner to Stand for $70,000 for 2018

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
Three Chimneys Farm announced Nov. 8 leading Horse of the Year candidate and five-time grade 1 winner Gun Runner will stand the 2018 breeding season for a fee of $70,000.

Keeneland Average, Median Post Gains on Day 2

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
The second session of the Keeneland November sale saw a drop in gross, but increases in average and median prices Nov. 8 in Lexington.

Run Away Stays Sprinting in Bob Hope

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
Kaleem Shah and Simon Callaghan feel Run Away is better suited sprinting at this point in his career, so he'll make his next start in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) Nov. 11 at Del Mar.

Twirl a Pricey Buy-Back at Keeneland

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
Twirl (IRE), the final horse through the ring during the Nov. 8 second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale represented a large buy-back, failing to sell on a final bid of $3.1 million.

McCraken Will Shoot for Clark Handicap

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
Janis Whitham's homebred McCraken, seeking to land an elusive grade 1 victory, continues to prepare for his next start in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs.

Half to Violence Tops Weanling Market at $1M

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:20
Agent Andre Lynch went to $1 million for an undisclosed partnership that intends to race the son of Curlin. The colt is out of Violent Beauty, the dam of grade 1 winner and second-leading freshman sire Violence.

Keogh Hopes Keeneland Momentum Continues in Book 2

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:00
With the Keeneland November breeding stock sale off to a solid start during the first three sessions, James B. Keogh hopes the momentum is sustained during the fourth session Nov. 10.

Mr. Misunderstood Seeks Graded Win in Commonwealth Turf

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:00
Flurry Racing Stables' Mr. Misunderstood will attempt to remain unbeaten on turf as he headlines a field of eight 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (G3T) Nov. 11 at Churchill Downs.

Half Sister to Abel Tasman Sells for $1.5 Million

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:00
Greg Goodman's Mt. Brilliant Farm bought Sky Girl, a daughter of Sky Mesa and half sister to Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Abel Tasman. The 7-year-old mare is in foal to Union Rags.

Royal Obsession in Foal to Curlin Goes for $1.8M

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:00
Grade 2-placed winner Royal Obsession hammers down for $1.8 million to Don Alberto. Second in the Gazelle Stakes (G2), the 4-year-old daughter of Tapit is in foal to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin.

Arrogate's Fee Set at $75,000 for 2018

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:00
Juddmonte Farms announced Nov. 8 that the stud fee for four-time grade/group 1 winner Arrogate has been set at $75,000 for 2018. His book will be restricted to 142 mares.

Curlin Mare Sold for $800,000 Headed to Japan

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:29
Curlin Hawk, a Curlin mare in foal to Malibu Moon, was purchased by Japanese-based Shimokobe Farm, Polo Green Stable, as agent, for $800,000 to light up the Keeneland November bid board during the Nov. 9 session.

Paola Queen Commands $1.7M from Don Alberto

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:29
Paola Queen, who won the 2016 Test Stakes (G1), becomes the third-highest-priced broodmare or broodmare prospect at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale's second session. No decision has been made on who the daughter of Flatter will be bred to.

Leggy Tapit Filly Sells for $675,000

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:29
Michael Levy bought the filly on behalf of Skara Glen Stables, which intends to race her. She is the fourth foal out of millionaire Mushka, who won the 2009 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (G1).

Dam of Champagne Room Sells for $1,250,000

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:29
One more bid from Shunsuke Yoshida on behalf of Northern Farm sealed the deal on Lucky to Be Me, the dam of champion and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner Champagne Room. The daughter of Bernstein is in foal to Uncle Mo.