A Harlan's Holiday colt out of the Dixieland Band mare Shiny Band was purchased by Patrice Miller of EQB for $225,000 during the July 12 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale in Lexington.
Here is a list of the horses that consignors and buyers think could bring expensive prices during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
Five members of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission have been reappointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to terms ending July 1, 2014.
Susan Salmon Donaldson owned and operated her family's Mereworth Farm near Lexington. The historic breeding outfit produced more than 170 stakes winners.
The Fasig-Tipton July select yearling auction has fewer horses and is shorter this year. Those are changes that should appeal to both buyers and sellers, according to the company's vice president of sales, Bayne Welker.
Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt, who have been involved in the Thoroughbred business for more than 20 years, will begin dismantling their breeding and racing operation July 12 in Lexington.
In 2011, there are several reasons why the outlook for buyers and sellers of yearlings should be more positive even though America's economy continues to struggle.
Reiley McDonald has had several partners in Eaton Sales over the years. But now he is the sole proprietor of the Kentucky-based agency that is one of the top consignors in the Thoroughbred auction world.
Street Sense, a champion and a Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, was represented by his first winner from his first crop when his 2-year-old son Street Hunter won July 8 in Japan.
Grade I winner Paddy O'Prado will stand his first season at stud in 2012 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington it was announced July 8.
The catalog for the Edward P. Evans Estate's complete dispersal is available online at Keeneland's website.
A district court judge has scheduled a hearing for later this month to decide whether a dispute between the two parties that own the stallion Ready's Image will be resolved through the courts or by arbitration.
Dublin, winner of the 2009 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, has been retired from racing because of a fractured sesamoid
Casino Drive, a half brother to Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners Jazil and Rags to Riches, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan.
Two purse increases and continued success with a night racing program highlighted the 38-day spring meet.
Making his first start on turf in his 10th time out. Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan made a powerful stretch move en route to a 2 3/4-length win in the $203,000 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) July 4 at Churchill Downs.
Exfactor circled the field on the turn, took over at the top of the stretch, and ran away to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $111,500 Bashford Manor (gr. III), the first graded race for 2-year-olds males this season July 2.
It appears Kentucky Downs will be the first racetrack in the state to apply to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for an Instant Racing license.
The Fayette County coroner issued an autopsy report July 1 identifying suicide as the manner of death of Linda Witman.
The grade I winner will stay in Nick Zito's barn and is being pointed toward the Whitney Handicap (gr. I). He'll stand at Lane's End upon retirement.
General Quarters, who scored the biggest turf win of his career last year at Churchill Downs, returns as the 119-pound high weight in the $175,000 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) on closing day of the 38-day spring meet.
Airdrie Stud's Flashy Bull is off to a hot start with his first crop; sire of Debutante Stakes (gr. III) winner Flashy Lassie.
WinStar Farm has sold an interest in grade I winner Sidney's Candy to Argentina-based Rubio B Stable, and plans to shuttle him to Ricardo Benedicto's Haras La Pasion in Argentina.
Possible friction among KHRC staff was part of testimony June 30 on the third and final day of a hearing to examine whether state chief steward John Veitch violated racing regulations.
The Churchill Downs Inc. Foundation, Churchill Charities announced June 30 it will contribute $160,122 in charitable initiative proceeds derived from Kentucky Oaks Day May 6 and Taste of Derby.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced June 30 grants totaling $903,450 have been awarded to 81 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA's mission.
The chief state steward overseeing racing in Kentucky and several veterinarians testified June 29 that they saw nothing out of the ordinary with Life At Ten prior to her participation in the Ladies' Classic.
A landscaping crew working at Calumet Farm found the body of 48-year-old Linda Witman of Lexington sometime around 9:30 a.m. June 29. The Fayette County coroner's office said the cause of death hasn't been determined.
Texas-bred Lil Cherokee, undefeated in two starts at Lone Star Park, leads a field of 11 in the $100,000 Bashford Manor (gr. III) for 2-year-olds July 2 at Churchill Downs.
John Veitch, the chief state steward for Kentucky Thoroughbred racing, defended his actions June 28 during a hearing in connection with Life At Ten's run in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Down
Wise Dan, General Quarters, Mister Mardi Gras among those that work the morning of June 28 in advance of Churchill Downs' July 4 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT).
Regulations governing Instant Racing in Kentucky apparently will be on the books July 1, but there won't be a rush by racetracks to move forward on implementing the games.
Team Valor International and The Vinery's Pluck, who won last year's Breeder's Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs, will be returned to training June 28.
The longest shot on the board at 17-1, Barry L. King's Flashy Lassie came from off the pace to collar Five Star Momma in the late going to take the $109,300 Debutante (gr. III) June 25 at Churchill Downs.
Eight of the nine races lost June 23 due to the tornado that hit Churchill Downs' barn area the previous night will be made up on closing week.
Multiple grade I winner Shakespeare was represented by his first winner when his daughter Quantum of Solange won at Naples in Italy June 23.
The Life At Ten saga will enter its final stage June 28 when a hearing begins into whether senior state steward John Veitch violated any Kentucky racing rules.
Officials with Churchill Downs have revised the number of horses displaced by the June 22 tornado that damaged nine barns at the Louisville, Ky., track, estimating that between 75 to 100 had to be relocated.
Officials at Churchill Downs said June 23 it was a miracle no horses or people were injured the previous day when a tornado ripped through a portion of the stable area at the historic track in Louisville.
On June 23 workers began the task of accounting for all the horses under their care and cleaning up damage caused by a tornado the night before at Churchill Downs.
At least five barns were damaged and horses were running loose at Churchill Downs Wednesday night, June 22, after a powerful storm that spawned tornadoes blew through Louisville.
Led by undefeated Texas-bred Shocktime, a field of eight 2-year-old fillies was drawn for the $100,000 Debutante (gr. III) June 25 at Churchill Downs. It is the first graded race of the year for juvenile fillies.
The Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation has unveiled 'Pony Up For Charity,' a new charitable initiative which will be offered at the next three "Downs After Dark" night racing events at the flagship track.
Brazilian-bred Mr. Nedawi became the first horse to qualify for the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) this year following his two-length victory in the 1 9/16-mile Clasico Belgrano (Arg-I).
Blood-Horse Publications garnered 14 honors in the American Horse Publications annual awards program June 18 in San Diego, Calif.
Proven on dirt after his 36-1 upset in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 18, synthetic track specialist Pool Play is aiming for similarly lucrative spots on his unaccustomed surface, trainer Mark Casse said.
Grass champion English Channel came through with his first winner from his first crop when his 2-year-old daughter Ann of the Dance won at Arlington Park June 18 at first asking.
William S. Farish Jr.'s Pool Play, making his first start on dirt in his 28th career start, pulled a 36-1 shocker in the $561,300 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 18 at Churchill Downs.
Bizzy Caroline, making her stakes debut, kicked clear late to register a 2 1/4-length win in the $138,125 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf course June 18, earning her third consecutive win.
Peter Callahan's Scotus made a winning stakes debut June 18 when he took over inside the sixteenth-pole to score by one length in the $138,500 Matt Winn (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.
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