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Tammy the Torpedo Explodes at $1.65 Million

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
Grade 3 winner by More Than Ready and in foal to Claiborne Farm's top sire War Front sold to Dr. Masatake Iida at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 7. Tammy the Torpedo is a two-time graded stakes winner on the turf.

Grade 1 Winner Street Fancy Sells for $1.5 Million

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
The 4-year-old daughter of Street Sense and winner of the Starlet Stakes (G1) was bought by John Malone's Bridlewood Farm. Street Fancy is in foal to Darley's top sire Medaglia d'Oro.

Stellar Wind Takes Keeneland by Storm, Sells For $6M

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
M.V. Magnier bought the multiple grade 1 winner and 2015 champion 3-year-old filly by Curlin, who won 10 of 16 starts and banked $2,253,200. Magnier said Stellar Wind will be bred to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions Merge Rosters

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
The stallion rosters of Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions will merge for 2018 and stand at Irish Hill Century Farm near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Pontiff to El Dorado Farms in Washington

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
Pontiff, a half brother to Pulpit by Giant's Causeway, will stand the 2018 breeding season at El Dorado Farms near Enumclaw, Wash. His feel will be $2,500 live foal.

Oscar Party in Foal to Tapit Brings $1.9 Million

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
The graded-placed daughter of Dixie Union sold to Alpha Delta, with agent Reynolds Bell Jr. signing the ticket. Oscar Party is a half sister to grade 1 winner Room Service and grade 3 winner Major Gain, who are both by More Than Ready.

Tapit Filly Sets the Standard for Weanlings at $775,000

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:32
Pinhooker Chris Baccari went to $775,000 for a bay filly by leading North American sire Tapit out of the grade 1 winner My Conquestadory.

Bobby Flay Gets Life Well Lived for $1.25M

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:14
The daughter of Tiznow is the dam of grade 1 turf winner American Patriot. Life Well Lived is a full sister to Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) winner Well Armed and believed to be in foal to American Pharoah.

Life At Ten Filly by American Pharoah Brings $500,000

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:14
The filly offered by Adena Springs, who bred her in Ontario, sold to Blue Sky Stable, a partnership organized by Brian Graves, Mike McMahon, and Jamie Hill. She sold immediately after her grade 1-winning dam went through the ring for $550,000.

Her Emmynency Brings $1.5M, Headed to Japan

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:14
A short, rapid-fire bidding session took Her Emmynency quickly to $1.5 million with Shadai Farm prevailing in the bidding Nov. 7. The Successful Appeal mare and grade 1 winner is out of graded stakes winner Chic Dancer (Joyeux Danseur).

Bridlewood, Don Alberto Join Forces on Cathryn Sophia

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:14
Cathryn Sophia, winner of the 2016 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), was one of the highlights of the Nov. 7 opening session of the Keeneland November sale when purchased by John Malone's Bridlewood Farm and Don Alberto for $2.3 million.

Weekend Whim Gets Keeneland November Off to Fast Start

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:14
Weekend Whim, the dam of New Money Honey and in foal to Medaglia d'Oro started the Keeneland November breeding stock sale with a bang Nov. 7, selling for $1.4 million to Jane Lyon, owner of Summer Wind Farm.

Rekindling Takes Melbourne Cup for Joseph O'Brien

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:14
No 3-year-old of any kind had won since Skipton in 1941, but Rekindling ran by Johannes Vermeer to give the younger O'Brien a triumph in the Emirates Melbourne Cup Nov. 7.

Surf, Turf, and a Classic

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:14
Del Mar set the scene for an unforgettable Breeders' Cup World Championships, featuring high-class fashion, big payouts, and fun in the sun with friends. Relive Gun Runner's Classic win and the entire weekend of excitement at the seaside track.

Fasig-Tipton November Sale Recap

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:14
Claire Novak recaps the best and brightest of the Fasig-Tipton November Sale, including a look at Songbird, Tepin, and Quidura (GB). Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

Considerable Strength Below Top at Fasig-Tipton

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:14
The blockbuster Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 6 yielded not only some big-ticket mares, but several others just below the top that could have been sale-toppers in many other venues, including champion female sprinter Finest City.

Fasig-Tipton November Sale Soars to Record Levels

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:09
The queens of the track, who thrilled fans before being sent to Fasig-Tipton Nov. 6, did not disappoint during the opening session of the sale's company's November sale.

Quidura Brings $3.6 Million Late in Fasig-Tipton Sale

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:09
Trainer Chad Brown signed the ticket for the grade 2-winning daughter of Dubawi, who finished second by a head to Lady Eli in the Diana Stakes (G1). Quidura won or placed seven times in nine starts and earned $503,788.

O'Meara to Join Stonehaven Steadings

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:09
Aidan O' Meara is the farm's new director of bloodstock and client development.

Japanese Buyers Go to $3 Million for Catch a Glimpse

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:09
Canadian Horse of the Year and millionaire daughter of City Zip sold for $3 million to K I Farm in Japan at the Fasig-Tipton November sale. Catch a Glimpse won seven graded stakes, including two grade 1s, and retired with $1,853,615 in earnings.