William S. Farish's Lane's End sold 18 horses for $19,620,000 on the second day of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
- By Ron Mitchell
Despite large declines in gross sales and average price, there were some positive signs indicated during the two select sessions of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
The boys from Coolmore added another stellar purchase to their already impressive stable, spending $2.6 million for a full brother to grade II winner and stallion Half Ours.
A striking son of Unbridled's Song brought a final bid of $3.7 million from Coolmore and associates to establish a high price for the second session and the first two days of the Keeneland September sale.
- By Ron Mitchell
The Keeneland September yearling sale got off to a great start for Frank and Jane Lyon and their daughter, Karen, who operate Summer Wind Farm near Georgetown, Ky.
James Tafel's Street Sense, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), turned in a solid five-furlong work at Churchill Downs Sept. 11 in his first major training move since a victory in the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 25.
Tirol, who won the 1990 group I English and Irish Two Thousand Guineas, died of colic at Capricorn Stud Farm in India.
The second day of selling action at the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale got off to a strong start when two of the first 10 hips sold for seven figures or more.
- By Tom LaMarra
The franchise to operate Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga will be front and center Sept. 12 during a meeting of the New York Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming, and Wagering.
By Evan I. Hammonds - One thing we should already know about next year's round of yearling sales is that there will be changes to the conditions of sale. The Sales Integrity Task Force has until the end of the year to come up with recommendations to the Kentucky legislature to address several issues involving the sale of horses in the Bluegrass State.
By Bob Summers - I've been playing horse races for 47 years and have not regretted a minute. But I've just passed another birthday and feel it's time to get one little confession off my chest.
Australia's leading sale company, William Inglis & Son, has postponed the 2- and 3-year-old Breeze Up sale and the October Racehorse sale scheduled for Oct. 28 because of the equine influenza outbreak.
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