Lexington agent Pete Bradley enjoyed a big day at Saratoga Race Course July 23, with a grade I win by Dacita in the Diana, and two horses he bought and sold finishing first and second in the grade III Sanford.
Attorneys for two sides in the convoluted court battle over historical race wagering in Kentucky were in court again July 25, arguing whether the type machines in use at Kentucky Downs are in compliance with state regulations.
Grade I winner Hoppertunity will miss the Cougar Handicap (gr. III) at Del Mar July 24 after spiking a fever Thursday, July 21.
Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s Postponed will miss the opportunity to defend his title in the group I King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by Qipco July 23 due to a respiratory infection.
Grade I winner Stormy Lucy, who topped the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale July 11 when she sold for $575,000, will be bred to Frankel on Southern Hemisphere breeding time this year.
A bay colt by Tapit from an active stakes-laden female family was bought by Cromwell Bloodstock for $450,000, becoming the second-highest priced purchase at the Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale.
A beautiful son of Curlin lit up the bid board at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected yearling sale when he was purchased by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds for $475,000.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners went to $235,000 to purchase a filly from the first crop of Violence during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale. The filly was consigned as Hip 61 by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
The list of horses to watch during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected yearling sale July 12 in Lexington is topped by the only two yearlings in the auction by leading sire Tapit.
The $1.6 million buyback of Donegal Moon and the $575,000 sale of grade I winner Stormy Lucy highlighted the Fasig-Tipton July horses of all ages sale that saw competitive bidding and solid numbers.
Grade I winner Stormy Lucy was purchased by SF Bloodstock for $575,000 in a private transaction after leaving the ring unsold at the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale July 11 in Lexington. The price is the highest at the auction.
Topped by the Storm Cat mare Kitness, the dispersal of horses owned by Elisabeth “Betty” Alexander’s Eutrophia Farm grossed $1,673,000 during the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale.
As the yearling sales season kicks off July 12 with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected sale in Lexington, breeders and consignors will be watching to get an indication of the market.
The Fasig-Tipton selected horses of racing age sale that will be held for the fourth year has carved out a valuable niche within the equine sales marketplace in a short period of time.
The task of identifying horses allegedly abandoned on a Central Kentucky farm continued this week, with The Jockey Club representatives taking DNA samples that have been sent to a laboratory for analysis.
If weanling price is an indication of how a particular horse sells as a yearling the following year, two offspring of first-crop sire Graydar should be in demand at the July 12 Fasig-Tipton selected yearling sale in Lexington.
A case in Central Kentucky that has resulted in 43 charges of second degree animal cruelty against Charles “Chuck” Borell and trainer Maria Borell has brought to the fore the laws in the state governing acts such as abandonment.
A day after 43 charges of second-degree animal cruelty were filed against Charles Borell and his trainer daughter Maria, investigators with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture continued to work on identifying and locating owners of the horses.
Fasig-Tipton has unveiled the catalog for its selected yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., that company president and CEO Boyd Browning Jr. says is endowed with more quality individuals than ever.
Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture on June 29 charged Charles "Chuck" and Maria Borell with 43 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals in connection with the abandonment of horses in Central Kentucky.
When state and local officials in Kentucky earlier in the week intervened in a case, in which 43 horses had apparently been abandoned with some in poor health condition, they did not have to look far to find assistance in dealing with the situation.
As additional supplies arrived, some of the 43 horses abandoned on a Kentucky farm were relocated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation facility near Lexington.
As authorities worked to see who is responsible for a case of neglected horses in Central Kentucky, individuals within the horse industry are marshaling forces to help ensure the care of the animals and make attempts to have the horses relocated.
- By Ron Mitchell
Management of two major U.S. equine sales companies say it is too early to tell if the 52%-48% vote in favor of Great Britain exiting the European Union and the resulting drop in currency values will impact upcoming North American yearling sales.
Ohio breeder/owner Elisabeth “Betty” Alexander will disperse most of her Thoroughbred holdings at the Fasig-Tipton July selected sale of horses of racing age sale July 11.
Topped by a sale record $800,000 City Zip colt purchased by Frank Fletcher Racing, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale ended on a strong note June 17.
For the second day in a row, a telephone bid secured the topper at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June sale, when John Fort went to $250,000 to buy an Into Mischief filly during a session that saw numbers continue to spiral downward.
A colt by Fastnet Rock has generated a lot of interest leading up to the June 17 final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, and is one of the top hips to watch during the session.
The final 2-year-old by leading sire Tapit being offered at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale is scheduled to go through the ring during the June 16 third session.
A bid made via a transatlantic phone call from Royal Ascot by Justin Casse to secure a War Front filly for $425,000 topped the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.
In quick succession, two horses sold for $350,000 and $370,000 during the second session of the ongoing Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.
Bidding by phone from Royal Asccot in England, Justin Casse, as agent, bought a well-bred War Front filly for $425,000 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.
Topped by a filly from the first crop of Stay Thirsty, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale began June 14 with across-the-board declines when compared with the same session a year ago.
Juveniles by freshman sires Bodemeister and Stay Thirsty were sold for highest prices early during the June 14 first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.
Although details have yet to be worked out, by this time next year the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. will be well on its way to having a newly refurbished sale pavilion that is about 30% larger and will have about 25% fewer seats.
If the speediest horses bring the highest prices, then the June 14 first session should get the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age off to a fast start.
Celestine, winner of the June 11 Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT), went through the ring at the 2014 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, which will be held this week.
With no Triple Crown on the line this year, betting on the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I) was well off the 2015 figure when American Pharoah capped his historic run.
Juddmonte Farms’ globe-trotting Flintshire displayed his brilliant turn of foot in the stretch to post a 1 3/4-length victory over Ironicus in the $1 million Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes (gr. IT) on the June 11 Belmont Stakes undercard.
Patricia Generazio’s homebred Pure Sensation sizzled gate to wire in a course-record time of 1:06.76 for six furlongs to take the Jaipur Invitational Stakes (gr. IIIT) over another Generazio homebred, Disco Partner, at Belmont Park June 11.
- By Ron Mitchell
"He was a striking colt, with a lot of Tapit about him, and he was a correct and good mover," Gainesway's Michael Hernon said.
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale came to an end June 10, with a Majesticperfection filly breezing a quarter-mile in :20 4/5, co-fastest during six days of workouts.
Shakhimat, the winter book favorite for the Queen’s Plate for Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield, tops the six-horse field for the July 12 $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes at 1 1/8 miles over the Tapeta all-weather track at Woodbine Racetrack.
The penultimate under tack session June 9 for next week’s Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training sale once again resulted in a handful of juveniles sharing the day’s fastest times for both the eighth-mile and quarter-mile breezes.
Trainer Eoin Harty has taken Drafted, a colt he purchased earlier this year for $35,000, on an overseas journey to attempt the Windsor Castle Stakes on the Royal Ascot card.
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale continued with seven horses sharing the fastest time of the day of :10 for an eighth of a mile and three going a quarter mile in :21 1/5.
Following an approximate 45-minute delay, the June 7 under tack show workouts for next week’s Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training sale went on as scheduled.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s management won its race against Mother Nature June 6, completing the second under tack show workout session for the June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale before heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.
An Into Mischief colt posted the fastest quarter-mile time of : 20 4/5 when the first of six under tack workout sessions for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age was conducted June 5.
With an Uncle Mo filly selling for a sale-topping $1 million, the two-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale that was expanded in numbers this year concluded May 24 with a record gross.
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