Keeneland's 11-day November breeding stock auction ended Nov. 14 with a record-equaling median and gains in gross sales and average price for a market the sales company characterized as "vibrant."
Aaron Jones, who enjoyed the heights of success on the racetrack, in breeding horses, and in the sales ring, died Sept. 22 at his Eugene, Ore., home.
Strong 11th session Sept. 19 at the Keeneland September yearling sale kept the auction on pace to produce higher overall average and median.
Keeneland's September yearling sale Sept. 8-21 is widely expected to maintain recent momentum in the Thoroughbred market with good balance between supply and demand.
WinStar Farm has launched the 2013 WinStar StableMates Belmont Stakes Challenge contest, which is free for racing fans, easy to play, and offers unique prizes.
The first reported offspring by Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer is a chestnut colt foaled Jan. 8 at Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.
WinStar Farm will conduct drawings for its "Breed to Win" promotion, rewarding supportive breeders with a complimentary 2013 season to 12 stallions, the farm announced Jan. 4. The drawings will be held Feb. 9.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer, who stands at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., and fellow WinStar stallion Sidney's Candy have had their first mares pronounced in foal.
The upset victory by Drosselmeyer over Game on Dude in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) was voted the 2011 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year.
It was no surprise that Juddmonte Farms' Frankel was rated the top horse in the world when the 2011 World Thoroughbred Rankings were released by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.
For the second year in a row, Ramon Dominguez topped the 2011 national jockey standings with more than $20 million in earnings. Todd Pletcher once again led all trainers in the United States.
WinStar Farm has announced it will auction some of its most historic racing memorabilia starting Dec. 9 to benefit the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.
Plans for recent Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) champion Drosselmeyer were finalized on Nov. 18, and the 4-year-old son of Distorted Humor has been officially retired to stud and will stand his first season in 2012 at WinStar.
WinStar Farm announced 2012 fees for its expanded roster of stallions, led by North America's leading sire Distorted Humor, who will stand for $100,000 (stands and nurses) and will breed an exclusive book of 100 mares.
WinStar Farm will make a decision on the future of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner some time next week, the farm reported Nov. 9.
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A day after one of the closest first-to-last finishes in the history of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), connections of the horses that participated in the race won by Drosselmeyer were at the track early Nov. 6.
Eric Mitchell recaps Saturday action at the 2011 Breeders' Cup, including Drosselmeyer's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions Watch Video
2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships - Day 2: Photos of the day two winners at the 2011 Breeders' Cup. view slideshow
Drosselmeyer came flying down the center of the track to sweep past pacesetter Game On Dude just before the wire, winning the 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at odds of 14-1 Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.
Drosselmeyer went a powerful five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs on Oct. 29, leaving Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott completely satisfied by his final move before the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer will retire to stud after making a final start in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Royal Delta and To Honor and Serve worked Oct. 23, on the main track at Churchill Downs for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott
WinStar Farm's Drosselmeyer, most recently second in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), continued his preparations for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) by working five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 in company Oct. 22.
No trainer has won more races at Churchill Downs than Mott. read blog
A trio of Breeders' Cup contenders from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott--To Honor and Serve (Classic, gr. I), Royal Delta (Ladies' Classic, gr. I) and Courageous Cat (Mile, gr. IT)--worked Oct. 16 at Churchill.
Is the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) simply a 2 horse race between Flat Out and Stay Thirsty? Or, will the others have their say? Predict the Order
Preston Stables' Flat Out and Mike Repole's Stay Thirsty are the two standouts in the 1 1/4-mile Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), which offers the winner an automatic berth in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Teaks North will try to jump to the top of the standings when he takes on seven rivals in the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) Aug. 13 at Saratoga.
In no race is the blend of speed with stamina more important than in the Belmont. Mr. Prospector contributed the right stuff to produce descendants capable of dominating the 'Test of the Champion'.
Stretching out to 1 1/2 miles for the first time, Preston Stables' Birdrun went wire-to-wire to win the $150,000 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) June 10 at Belmont Park.
WinStar Farm is offering the WinStar StableMates Powerfecta. You must pick the exact order of finish of every horse running in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Trainer Bill Mott has an excellent opportunity to get his Belmont Stakes weekend off to a great start at Belmont Park June 10 in the $100,000 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) and the $150,000 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II).
Drosselmeyer, out of the money in two starts since he won last June's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), got back to the winner's circle in his May 15 return to the Elmont, N.Y., track.
Robert LaPenta's S.S. Stone again showed his affinity for the main track at Gulfstream Park with an easy victory in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III) April 3.
Classic winner Drosselmeyer had all he could handle from fast-improving Colizeo at Tampa Bay Downs one month ago. He takes on that rival once again in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park April 3.
Colizeo, who has the looks of a star in the making, captured the $60,000 Challenger Stakes in style, as he set a stakes record for the 20-year-old race by traveling 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.94 under Willie Martinez.
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer and multiple graded stakes placed local Schoolyard Dreams headline the $60,000 Challenger Stakes March 5 at Tampa Bay Downs.
WinStar Farm's 2010 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer will not be running in the Feb. 19 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds, according a press release from the Louisiana track.
WinStar Farm's 2010 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer, who has been working strongly toward his 4-year-old debut, is being pointed to the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Meydan March 26.
A total of 312 horses from 18 countries, including 49 from the U.S., have been nominated to the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse March 26.
After winning a pair of Triple Crown races, besting this year will be quite a challenge for WinStar Farm. But if 2010 was the year of the 3-year-old for WinStar, 2011 may just be the year of the older horse.
Golden Ballet, a stakes-winning and grade I producing broodmare by Moscow Ballet, brought $1.4 million during the first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
WinStar Farm president and CEO Doug Cauthen, who has been with the operation since its inception in 2000, is leaving the farm. He is creating his own independent consulting service.
Kenny Troutt, who started WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., with Bill Casner, is now the sole owner of the farm and Casner the farm's largest client.
Belmont winner Drosselmeyer has been taken out of training with an ankle problem that trainer Bill Mott said likely will keep the colt out for the remainder of the year.
President of Taylor Made Farm and Sales Agency discusses Taylor Made, the Breeders' Cup, the Thoroughbred industry, and the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky yearling sale (July 13-14).
WinStar Farm, owned by Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt and located near Versailles, Ky., is giving away one of the shoes worn by the farm's Drosselmeyer in the colt's June 5 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) triumph.
Drosselmeyer continues the trend of recent classic winners being sired by horses known for speed from mares with a pronounced aptitude for stamina.
Steve Haskin looks back at the 2010 Triple Crown and some of its unsung heroes.
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