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For Royalty Claims New Top Keeneland Price at $2.1M

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:29
Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm bought the daughter of Not For Love, who is the dam of grade 1 winner Constellation and three other stakes-placed winners. The mare is in foal to Bernardini.

Curlin Mare Brings $800,000 at Keeneland

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:38
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.

Belle Watling Goes for $1.05M on Keeneland Day 2

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:38
Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm bought the daughter of Pulpit, who is the dam of grade 1-placed Land Over Sea and grade 2 winner War Story out of four foals to race. The mare is in foal to Medaglia d'Oro.

Emotional Sale for Hamilton of $2M Enchanted Rock

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:38
White Birch bought Enchanted Rock on day 2 of the Keeneland November sale. The daughter of Giant's Causeway is the dam of multiple grade 1 winner Verrazano and grade 2 winner El Padrino. She is in foal to More Than Ready.

Midlantic Mixed Sale Back to December Date

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:20
Fasig-Tipton has moved its Midlantic winter mixed sale back to its traditional December date and added a horses of racing age component.

Don Alberto, Three Chimneys Partner on Wapi

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:20
Wapi, a Chilean-bred champion and multiple grade 1 winner, sold to Don Alberto and Three Chimneys Farm. The daughter of Scat Daddy was the second horse through the ring on day 2 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Grade 1 Turf Winner Al's Gal Sells for $950,000

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:20
Daughter of English Channel and winner of the E. P. Taylor Stakes Presented by HPIBet (G1T) sells to J S Company. Al's Gal is a sister to grade 2 winner May Be Now and stakes winner Ann of the Dance. She's in foal to Medaglia d'Oro.

What's Going On Here: Surprise Surprise

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:20
For most of us that live east of the Pecos, the Breeders’ Cup weekend of Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar was like stumbling onto the lost city of the Incas. Who knew it was the best-kept secret in racing?

The Return of Swaps

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:20
This was the extent of my racing foundation, and it all started with Swaps and Nashua and two guys talking about them on a bus. After all, how could you not love the name Swaps?

2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 1 Recap

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:20
Claire Novak recaps day 1 of the Keeneland November sale with a look at the top hips of the day and comments from M.V. Magnier of Coolmore Stud, Conor Doyle of Bedouin Bloodstock, and agent Reynolds Bell. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

Under Top Trio, Quartet Sells Strong at Keeneland

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:20
While champion Stellar Wind was the day's headliner, selling to representatives of Coolmore for $6 million, several other mares drew their share of attention from deep-pocketed buyers.

Ashford Stud Sets Fees for Practical Joke, Cupid

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 23:35
Practical Joke, winner of the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes (G1) this year in addition to grade 1 wins in the Champagne Stakes and Hopeful Stakes as a 2-year-old, will stand for a fee of $30,000 in 2018, Coolmore America announced Nov. 7.

Belle Watling Ties Day 2 Top at $1.05 Milllion

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm buys the daughter of Pulpit, who is the dam of grade 1-placed Land Over Sea and grade 2 winner War Story out of four foals to race. The mare is in foal to Medaglia d'Oro.

Early Fireworks at Keeneland Day 2, Wapi Brings $1.05M

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
Wapi, a Chilean-bred champion and multiple grade 1 winner, sold to Don Alberto and Three Chimneys Farm. The daughter of Scat Daddy was the second horse through the ring on day 2 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Gun Runner to Stud After the Pegasus World Cup

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
The son of Candy Ride will make his last start in Gulfstream Park's $16 million race then enter stud at Three Chimneys Farm.

Brisk Trade Highlights Day 1 of Keeneland November

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
The opening session of the Keeneland November sale Nov. 7 saw brisk trade from both domestic and international buyers.

The Week in Photos 11/7/2017

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
Breeders' Cup Classic, Nashua, Chilukki, JBC Classic, JBC Sprint, JBC Ladies Classic, Long Island Handicap, Tempted and more.

Two Breeders' Cup Winners Boost Medaglia d'Oro's Fee

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
Darley's son of El Prado will stand for $250,000 for 2018, but a limited number of seasons are available.

McCauley Farm Disperses Horses at Keeneland

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
After nearly 20 years in the Thoroughbred business, Ron McCauley is dispersing his bloodstock at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale that began Nov. 7. The McCauley horses are being offered without reserve.

All Breeders' Cup Equine Drug Tests are Clear

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
All samples collected from 2017 Breeders' Cup horses for testing have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.