Articles posted November 5, 2007

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Keeneland Sale Analysis: Strength at the Top

In contrast to this year's yearling auctions, the record-setting first day of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Nov. 5 was fueled by strength at the top, with moderate weakness in the middle.

Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 1 Wrap

Video:  Keeneland Nov - Day 1 Wrap

BloodHorseNOW.com reporter Ron Mitchell interviews John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale about the world record price set today and recaps the first day of the sale from Keeneland.

Grade II Winner Spellbinder to Stonewall

Grade II Winner Spellbinder to Stonewall

Grade II winner Spellbinder, whose half-brother Whywhywhy sired a 2007 Breeders' Cup winner from his first crop, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm near Versailles, Ky.

Lots of Action as Keeneland Sale Begins

Lots of Action as Keeneland Sale Begins

The opening session of the 2007 Keeneland November mixed sale got off to a strong start Nov. 5 with a host of top-class broodmares and broodmare prospects selling for seven-figures during the first five hours of action.

When a Bid is Not a Bid

When a Bid is Not a Bid

There has been much hand-wringing and questioning over the circumstances surrounding the sale of multiple grade I-winning filly Octave to agent John Ferguson for $4 million at the Nov. 4 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky mixed sale.

Better Talk Now Not Done Yet; Dubai Trip Eyed

Better Talk Now Not Done Yet; Dubai Trip Eyed

Better Talk Now, winner of the 2004 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), will remain in training for a 9-year-old campaign in 2008 and possibly travel to Dubai to run in March, trainer Graham Motion said Nov. 5.

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