The gross revenue and median price for the Keeneland September yearling sale both were the auction's second-second highest ever, and the number of horses sold established a world Thoroughbred auction record.
- By Ron Mitchell
That the strength of the yearling market held strong throughout the marathon Keeneland September yearling sale is nothing short of, as Keeneland sales director Geoffrey Russell is wont to say, "phenomenal."
Carl Nafzger, trainer of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense, discussed his reasoning for racing against grade I winner Hard Spun in the Sept. 29 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association media teleconference Sept. 25.
- By Ryan Conley
Jess Jackson's California lawsuit against Emmanuel de Seroux was settled Sept. 24, one week before a trial over the blockbuster case was scheduled to start, attorneys affiliated with the case have confirmed.
If Maryland's Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley gets his way with the notoriously restive Maryland legislature this fall, the state's horseracing fans may at long last find slot machines installed at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course.
Snitzel, a group I-winning Australian son of Redoute's Choice, has arrived for stallion duty at John Messara's Arrowfield Stud in New South Wales, Australia.
- By Mark Popham
The habits of gamblers in Great Britain are moving more toward betting online, a study carried out on behalf of the Gambling Commission has revealed.
James Tafel's Street Sense, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), tuned up for a run in the Sept. 29 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park with a five furlong work Sept. 25 at Churchill Downs.
Tiffany Ice, a top 10 Oregon sire the last several years, was euthanized in April because of cancerous tumors and complications from the infirmities of old age.
Saturday, Sept. 22 was a holiday of sorts for trainer Todd Pletcher. He was all prepared to celebrate the end of a two-month slump that has seen his normally lofty winning percentage of around 25% drop to 11%.
Trainer Bobby Frankel said Sept. 25 he would likely run Ginger Punch, a back-to-back grade I winner in New York, in the Sept. 30 Beldame (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Discussions are under way on whether to supplement Gallant Bloom Stakes (gr. II) winner Jazzy to the $1-million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Dirt Sprint.
Stakes winner Easyfromthegitgo was represented by his first winner Sept. 21 at Louisiana Downs.
Fifty-seven horses, including a host of stakes winners, have been nominated to a pair of stakes that will anchor the Sept. 29 closing-night card of the inaugural racing season at Presque Isle Downs.