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Keeneland Sept. Sale Market Still Merciless

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Keeneland Sept. Sale Market Still Merciless

The Keeneland September yearling auction continued its merciless battering of commercial breeders and consigners, posting results that fell far short of last year's figures for the third consecutive day.

Medaglia d'Oro Filly Brings $1.3 Million

Medaglia d'Oro Filly Brings $1.3 Million

A striking filly by Medaglia d'Oro was purchased by Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Plantation for $1.3 million to highlight the Sept. 16 third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. The filly was consigned by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield.

Medaglia d'Oro Filly Tops OBS Select Session

Medaglia d'Oro Filly Tops OBS Select Session

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale broke slowly from the starting gate Aug. 24 in Central Florida, suffering downturns of more than 30% from 2008 in its gross revenue, average price, and median price. But a powerful-looking Medaglia d'Oro filly topped the select session by attracting a $275,000 final bid from Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Plantation that surpassed last year's peak price for an individual horse of $200,000.

Fasig-Tipton Forms Advisory Board

Fasig-Tipton has formed an advisory board of directors to assist the company's management in its auction ventures and other related initiatives in the Thoroughbred industry. Fasig-Tipton chairman Walt Robertson is chairing the advisory board, and Fasig-Tipton chairman emeritus D. G. Van Clief Jr. is a board member.

2007 TOBA Dinner 'Record Event' at Hill 'n' Dale

This year's Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association dinner took place at John Sikura's picturesque Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, where elite horsemen from across the country gathered for a night of entertainment by Aretha Franklin and a ceremony to honor their accomplishments in the industry.

Miesque's Approval Is Eclipse Male Turf Winner

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Miesque's Approval came from behind all right, unleashing a big kick that not only carried him to victory in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), but to an Eclipse Award as the top male turf horse of 2006.

Noble Stella, Louve Royale to Vie in Bewitch S.

Six older fillies and mares are matched in Keeneland's Wednesday feature, the 1 1/2-mile, $100,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT). The Patrick Biancone-trained Angara won last year's event, spring-boarding off an explosive allowance win to open the meet. The conditioner looks to repeat the tactic with Louve Royale, a driving April 9 allowance winner over the course.

FTC Auction at Live Oak Hits Record Level

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The 16th annual Florida Thoroughbred Charities (FTC) fundraising auction March 19 at Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Plantation near Ocala, Fla., raised $122,140, a 75% increase over last year's gross of $69,410.

High Fly to Stand at Live Oak in Florida

Grade I winner High Fly, who recently was retired from racing because of a medial condylar fracture of his right front fetlock, will enter stud at Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud near Ocala, Fla.

Grade I Winner High Fly Retired

High Fly, a grade I winner and one of the favorites in this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), has been retired from racing because of a medial condylar fracture of his right front fetlock.

Dizney Re-Elected FTBOA President

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Donald R. Dizney was re-elected president of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association following the annual membership meeting on Saturday, Oct. 8, in Ocala, Florida.

High Fly's Dam, Verbasle, Dead

Charlotte Weber's Verbasle, dam of 2005 grade I winner High Fly, was euthanized Aug. 16 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute because of complications from laminitis.

Weber's 'Riding For A Cure' Gift Challenge Met

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Meryl Squires-Cannon, president of the Barrington, Ill., Merix Pharmaceutical Corporation, has answered prominent Thoroughbred owner Charlotte Weber's $50,000 matching gift challenge over the next five years made to Arlington Park's "Riding For A Cure" program on behalf of cancer research.

Owner Weber Issues Cancer Research Challenge

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Prominent Thoroughbred owner-breeder Charlotte Weber, set to be honored with this year's "Penny Chenery Distinguished Woman in Racing Award" at Arlington Park Aug. 11, has issued a $50,000 matching gift challenge over the next five years against pledges made to the Chicago track's "Riding For A Cure" program benefiting cancer research.

Kentucky Derby Trail: 'Z Troop' Marches On

Nick Zito's Run For the Roses Regiment continued its assault on Churchill Downs this past weekend, as High Fly and Noble Causeway finished one-two in the $1-million Florida Derby (gr. I) on April 2, giving Zito five top Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contenders for five different owners.

Laser Light Dead in Florida

Laser Light, a New York grade I winner and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up, was euthanized Feb. 10 at Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud near Ocala, Fla.

Broadway View Barely in Commonwealth Turf

Broadway View, ridden by John McKee, rallied from last on the far turn and then withstood the hard-charging America Alive by a bare nose in the first running of the $171,150 Commonwealth Turf for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

Keeneland January Sale Off to Strong Start

Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale got off to a solid start on Monday. The number sold, gross revenue, and average price all experienced big increases from last year's first session. The buy-back rate declined significantly. And the second-highest price in the auction's history was recorded when Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Desert Stormer (in foal to Kris S.) sold for $3.6 million.

Hesabull's First Winner

Graded stakes winner Hesabull, who ran second in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), was represented by his first winner when his daughter Taurus Moon won Nov. 9 at Calder Race Course

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