Here is a selection of noteworthy pedigrees for yearlings set to sell at Keeneland's September auction Thursday, Sept. 11, the final day of Book 1.
The rare horse who made headlines in the sales ring, on the track, and as a stallion, Unbridled's Song died July 26 in Lexington at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.
The Fares Farm dispersal at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 7-11 conjured a lot of bittersweet emotions and memories for the Fares family and Shannon White, who managed the Lexington-based farm.
Embur's Song, the Canadian champion who was expected to attract strong buyer attention at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, has been withdrawn from the Lexington auction that runs from Jan. 7-11.
Buyers will have the opportunity to purchase horses from the Issam Fares' Fares Farm dispersal at a Keeneland January sale that will feature a larger catalog compared with last year.
Keeneland has cataloged 1,893 lots for its 2013 January horses of all ages sale to be held Jan. 7-11 in Lexington. The sale will feature the complete 80-horse dispersal of Fares Farm.
Issam Fares' Fares Farm, breeder of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, will completely disperse its Thoroughbred breeding and racing stock at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
Embur's Song, a finalist for 2011 Canadian champion older female and a graded stakes winner at Keeneland, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for owner Issam Fares,
Recent claimer Atlantic Hurricane likely wrapped up a Sovereign Award as Canada's leading female sprinter when she romped to a five-length victory in the $162,312 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 20 at Woodbine.
Embur's Song, entering off a rare dull effort in her last start, will try to rebound when she leads a field of 10 in the $150,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-III) Nov. 20 at Woodbine.
Shug McGaughey, Bill Mott, and Todd Pletcher, who have won three of the last four editions of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I), are back again with multiple contenders in the prestigious race Oct. 9 at Keeneland.
Multiple Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti returns to Keeneland on Oct. 8 as he seeks to defend his title in the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT), one of nine graded stakes over the Lexington track's opening weekend.
Recent claim Atlantic Hurricane tops 2-5 favorite Embur's Song by three-quarters of a length in seven-furlong Seaway Stakes (Can-III).
Embur's Song will carry the highest weight of her career as she attempts to win her fifth consecutive stakes in the Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 3 at Woodbine.
Front-running favorite Embur's Song registered her fourth consecutive stakes win when she held off an all-out Ariana D by three-quarters of a length in the $193,066 Ontario Matron (Can-III) at Woodbine July 24.
Seven-year-old Windward Islands, who recorded his biggest win in the 2010 Nijinsky (Can-IIT), is back for another try when he faces five others in the July 24 race at Woodbine.
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Embur's Song stalked a hot pace, took over approaching the eighth pole, and glided to her second straight graded stakes victory May 14 in the $182,500 Hendrie (Can-III) at Woodbine.
Fresh from her record-setting win in Keeneland's Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III), Embur's Song returns to Woodbine for the first time since last summer in the $150,000 Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) May 14.
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Embur's Song shot to an early lead and never looked back, as she held off a late bid from Check the Label to win the $125,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (gr. III) in track record time April 22 at Keeneland.
Check the Label, who jumpstarted her four-race win streak on the Keeneland turf last year, makes her season debut in Lexington as the 121-pound high weight in the $125,000 Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) April 22.
Free Fee Lady collected the pieces when 1-10 favorite Embur's Song burnt out in upper stretch, drawing away to a four-length win for jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson in the $241,851 Bison City Stakes at Woodbine July 11.
Embur's Song, who lost for the first time when third in last month's Woodbine Oaks as the 2-5 choice, returns for the second leg of the Canadian Triple Tiara, the $250,000 Bison City Stakes at Woodbine July 11.
Overlooked Roan Inish closed with a rush between horses to win the $484,812 Woodbine Oaks by a head over Moment of Majesty in a surprise finish at the Toronto track June 13.
Undefeated Embur's Song heads a field of eight for $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, the most prestigious race in the country for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies.
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