Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including comments from Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland Director of Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
Not everybody was shopping for items in the wildly popular new Missoni collection at Target stores Sept. 13. In Lexington, many people were busy buying horses at Keeneland.
A Medaglia d'Oro -- Violent Beauty, by Gone West, colt (Hip No. 469) was purchased by Black Rock Stable for $600,000 from the Hill 'n' Dale Sales consignment during the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Bluegrass Hall Farm purchased an Awesome Again-Tizso, by Cee's Tizzy, colt (Hip No. 426) for $510,000 from the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment during the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13.
Awesome Again, the leading active sire of Breeders' Cup winners, is recuperating from colic surgery performed the morning of Sept. 13 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.
Catherine Parke of Valkyre Stud wasn't thinking about an exotic vacation or buying a new car after selling a Bernardini filly for $1.2 million during the third session of the Keeneland September yearling auction.
Alumni Hall, a multiple graded stakes winner for William S. Farish and partners, was euthanized in June because of complications associated with heart failure.
Mike Ryan, acting as agent on behalf of an unnamed client, purchased a Medaglia d'Oro colt for $470,000, the highest priced colt so far during the Sept. 13 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Silver Train, winner of the 2005 TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and a leading second-crop sire, will relocate to Northview Stallion Station's Pennsylvanian division near Peach Bottom.
Saint Stephen, a graded stakes-winning full brother to Horse of the Year Ashado, came through with his first winner when his daughter Holy Tempest scored at Northlands Park.
Benjamin Leon Jr.'s Besilu Stable went to $1.2 million to acquire a Bernardini filly (Hip No. 307, consigned by Valkyre Stud) produced from the Smart Strike mare Silk n' Sapphire at Keeneland's September yearling sale.
Stephen Lyster, a 26-year-old Kentuckian, is trying to build a racing stable at a time when many economic indicators are down. But his family background and appreciation of the horse have him committed to the business.
A trio of yearlings topped the open session of the annual Canadian-Bred yearling sale, selling for $45,000 each at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion on Sept. 10.
Hitting her stride at 5, Maria's Mon's Saratoga graded stakes winner Emerald Beech is a throwback to the stamina-oriented, late-developing runners of America's turf history.
Business wasn't as brisk the second evening of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington as it was on opening night. But the select portion of the auction still managed to post increases in its key business figures.
A New York lawmaker said Sept. 13 he will introduce legislation banning use of "performance-enhancing drugs" such as the anti-bleeding medication furosemide, or Salix.
Legislation to authorize Internet gambling at Atlantic City casinos-- and produce a dedicated amount for purses at racetracks--has been introduced in the New Jersey Senate.
Racetracks and horsemen's groups in Ohio continue to wrestle over how much purses and breed development programs will receive from track-based video lottery terminals, which were legalized earlier this year.
- By Tom LaMarra
Racing industry officials said a report that shows 99.5% of biological samples taken from racehorses and tested by laboratories in 2010 were "clean" dispels claims that horse racing is drug-ridden.
River Downs, where the start of the 2011 race meet was delayed because of Ohio River flooding, reported gains in live handle and daily average purses.
Esther Marr talks with Tom Thornbury, Associate Director of Keeneland Sales, about the non select sessions of the 2011 Keeneland September Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency watch video
Canterbury Park officials said overall business numbers for the Minnesota track's 2011 meet were "encouraging" in the face of 20 lost days caused by a state government shutdown.
Esther Marr provides the numbers from day 2 of the Keeneland September Sale and includes totals from the full 2 day select sale session. Esther also interviews Walt Robertson about the select sale. watch video
The latest Horse Course from the University of Kentucky's Veterinary (UK) Diagnostic Laboratory and Gluck Equine Research Center (presented by Pfizer Animal Health) is now available for viewing on TheHorse.com.
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