Articles posted September 17, 2009

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Keeneland September Sale: Day 4 Recap

Keeneland September Sale: Day 4 Recap

BloodHorse.com News Editor Ron Mitchell talks with Tom Thornbury, Keeneland Associate Director of Sales, about the first four days of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

THS: The Super Derby

THS: The Super Derby

Jason, Evan, and James Scully of twinspires preview the Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs.Plus picks for the Woodbine Mile. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Super Derby.

Goulash Doing Better in Laminitis Battle

When Goulash's Unbridled's Song colt brought $925,000 to top the opening session of the Keeneland September yearling auction Sept. 14, the prognosis for the Mari's Book mare looked grim. She is battling laminitis, and there were concerns that she would need to be euthanized just days after her son had been sold.

OBS Fall Mixed Sale Has 688 Horses

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 688 horses for its two-day fall mixed sale in Central Florida. There will be a consignor preferred session Oct. 12 with 290 lots, and it will be followed by an open session Oct. 13. Selling will begin on both days at 10:30 a.m. (EDT).

Worstcasescenario Sprints Again in Matron

Worstcasescenario Sprints Again in Matron

Though her breeding wouldn't suggest it, Worstcasescenario has shown best-case sprinting ability, winning her two starts to date by a combined margin of 10 lengths, including an upset victory in Saratoga's Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) one month ago. Trainer Richard Violette hopes his unbeaten daughter of Forbidden Apple can do it again in the $250,000 Matron Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park Sept. 19.

Rutherienne Looks Best in Noble Damsel

Rutherienne Looks Best in Noble Damsel

Virginia Kraft Payson's multiple graded stakes winner Rutherienne has not been off the board her last 10 starts, but has just one win to show for her efforts. On Sept. 19 at Belmont Park, the 5-year-old mare will try to return to the winner's circle when she takes on six fillies and mares in the $100,00 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT).

Dixiana Farm

Dixiana Farm

Racing historian Ercel Ellis recounts his days at Dixiana Farm and takes the viewers on a tour of the historic property. Fore more information on Billy Shively and his move to reunite Dixiana Farm and Domino Stud, check out the September 19th, 2009 issue of the Blood-Horse magazine.

Live Foals Down 8.2% Reports TJC

Live Foals Down 8.2% Reports TJC

The Jockey Club reported that 3,439 stallions covered 56,901 mares in North America during 2008, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 9, 2009. These matings have resulted in 31,727 live foals of 2009 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports received as of Sept. 9, 2009.

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