Coolmore's M.V. Magnier signed a $2.5 million ticket at Keeneland's September sale Sept. 12, closing out the auction's first week with a sale-leading War Front colt, one of 18 million-dollar yearlings so far.
Claire Novak recaps Day 4 of the Keeneland September Sale, and the completion of Book 1. Sponsored by Taylor Made. Watch Video
Los Alamitos Race Course will press ahead with plans to conduct Thoroughbred racing in the absence of Betfair Hollywood Park next year, representatives of the Orange County track announced Sept. 12.
Flemington trainer Michael Moroney talks about Picture Editor, who runs September 14 at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day. Watch Video
No Explaining, British newcomer Ladys First, and Solid Appeal head the field nine fillies and mares in the 59th renewal of Woodbine's Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 15.
An 11-horse field that includes Galileo Rock is set for the world's oldest classic, the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I), which will have its 237th running Sept. 14 at Doncaster.
Flemington trainer John Sadler talks about Lady Melksham, who runs this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day. Watch Video
A half sister to Havre de Grace sold for $1.7 million late in the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 12 in Lexington. Alex Solis, agent, signed the ticket for the Tiznow filly.
A Medaglia d'Oro colt named Gold Shield became the 16th yearling to reach a seven-figure price when he sold toward the end of the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 12 in Lexington.
Trainer Paul Beshara talks about Happy Trails, who runs on September 14 at Moonee Valley. Watch Video
Forte Dei Marmi, looking to improve on his third-place effort of a year ago, heads a field of seven entered in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-IT) Presented by Vtech Sept. 15 at Woodbine.
Oklahoma stallion Podium had his first winner Sept. 11 when Party Cove scored in race 5 at Remington Park, a maiden special weight event.
According to a statement from Lammerskraal Stud, champion South African sire Western Winter died Sept. 12. He was euthanized after breaking a front leg while recovering from colic surgery.
Grade I winner and international stallion Geri has been permanently pensioned to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement center near Georgetown, Ky.
- By Tom LaMarra
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Kentucky Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs this week. watch video
- By Ron Mitchell
Peter O'Callaghan of Woods Edge talks about the $1.4 million Galileo yearling. Watch Video
A War Front colt from the female family of Will's Way and Willa On the Move was bought by Coolmore Stud interests Sept. 12 for $2.5 million to become the new sale topper at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Morton Fink's Wise Dan, winner of last year's Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) and Horse of the Year in 2012, drew post four in a field of six as the 2-5 favorite for the $1 million grass test Sept. 15 in Toronto.
Tom Thornbury of Keeneland evaluates new September format. Watch Video
The promising homebred racing for Jerry and Ann Moss had finished second Aug. 24 in Kings Bishop Stakes.
A striking son of Tapit and a half brother to grade I winner Justin Phillip was sold for $1.2 million as the first seven-figure offering during the Sept. 12 fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Using a four-wide move at the quarter pole, veteran jockey Ronald Allen Jr. posted the 3,000th win of his career when he guided Burkholder Stables' Ghost Flower to victory in the second race Sept. 11 at Presque Isle Downs.
John Patrick Unick, who has advised several Thoroughbred racetracks and horseman's groups in arranging workers' compensation insurance policies, is helping southeast Florida horsemen prepare a similar program for Gulfstream.
After about a year of study and negotiating, Maryland will have a revised Thoroughbred breeding program beginning with the Laurel Park meet that kicks off Sept. 19.
Warren Byrne discusses Fastnet Rock colt, who is out of the U.S. champion Eliza. Watch Video
The 2014 Illinois live racing schedule likely will be trimmed back significantly as a result of revenue shortfalls, the Illinois Racing Board indicated Sept. 11.
- By Ron Mitchell
Ron Mitchell asks Ken Ramsey about how Ken discovered Kitten's Joy and how Kitten's Joy's progeny are doing.
Because breeding is a business, having a veterinarian evaluate your stallion's semen to determine his fertility (or lack thereof) is a key component of a breeding soundness examination. But semen evaluations are not always black and white, and there are many types of tests your veterinarian can perform. So at the 2013 Society for Theriogenology Confer...
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