The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA), which was formed in Central Kentucky earlier this year, has published a 20-page pamphlet about the pre-sale endoscopic evaluation of the throats of horses offered at public auction.
Arravale, a 2-year-old daughter of Arch, is now two for two after gliding to victory in the $152,638 Natalma Stakes (Can-III) Sunday at Woodbine.
Brilliant Irish Oaks (Ire-I) winner Shawanda turned in another scintillating performance when winning the Prix Vermeille Lucien Barriere (Fr-I) on Sunday at Longchamp.
In spite of her relative inactivity this season for her new connections, Stellar Jayne looked right on target for the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) next month with her front-running score in Sunday's $300,000 Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
The undefeated Shakespeare blew past grade I winner Meteor Storm in mid-stretch en route to his first graded stakes victory, a track-record win in the Belmont Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf Sunday.
The sprinter Silver Train made short work of the field in the $150,000 Jerome Handicap (gr. II) at one mile for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park Sunday, going gate to wire while pulling away from favored High Fly in the late stages.
Even though buyers were praising the quality of the horses, some consignors were worried that the supply might exceed the demand, even in the two select sessions that open the Keeneland September auction.
Sweet Stream, the French-based mare who booked passage to the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) with a convincing victory last week in the Park Hill Stakes (Eng-II) in England, will be ridden Nov. 1 at Flemington by veteran jockey Greg Childs.
Along with the connections of 3-year-old champion Afleet Alex, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has announced a fundraising plan to benefit hurricane relief efforts.
The select sessions of the Keeneland September yearling sale are a lot like the Keeneland July auction used to be, featuring many of the very best yearlings that consignors have to offer. Following are some of the horses in Monday's select session that are attracting the attention of consignors and buyers.
Saint Liam, the authoritative winner of the Sept. 10 Woodward (gr. I) at Belmont Park, will make his next start in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic, Powered by Dodge (gr. I) on Oct. 29, according to trainer Richard Dutrow Jr.
Tuesday's action at Keeneland features the second and final session of the September sale's select yearlings. Here are some of the horses consignors and buyers think have the potential to bring big prices.
California invader River's Prayer, a newcomer to Belmont Park, breezed a fast four furlongs in :46 4/5 Saturday morning in preparation for Saturday's $300,000 Matron (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.
Grade II winner Rock and Roll came though with his first winner when his son Native Redman won Sept. 10 at Suffolk Downs.
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