Phaedrus Flights' Celestine went wire-to-wire in the $300,000 Honey Fox Stakes (gr. IIT) April 2 at Gulfstream Park, picking up the first graded victory of her career for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.
Romping maiden winner, late Triple Crown nominee, could run April 16 in grade I.
The undefeated filly who will next take on boys in the UAE Derby (UAE-II) will likely not travel to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), but could come to America in June for a race like the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Mei Ling returned to stakes-winning form March 5, taking the $150,000 Heavenly Prize Invitational wire-to-wire at Aqueduct Racetrack.
A Curlin colt was the second through the ring to bring $1 million at the Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-olds in training sale March 2 at Gulfstream Park.
The Street Sense colt was hustled from the gate and never looked back in the $100,000 Queens County Stakes Dec. 19 at Aqueduct Racetrack, picking up his first stakes score while galloping clear of 6-5 favorite Tommy Macho.
Rontos Racing Stable's Social Inclusion has been retired, according to owner Ron Sanchez. Stud plans are pending for the Pioneerof the Nile colt, who was graded stakes-placed on three occasions in 2014.
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Blue Streak: Big Blue Kitten sets course mark in Joe Hirsch Turf Classic and more in the October 3, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
Keeneland's 12-day September yearling sale ended Sept. 26 in Lexington with results that revealed a market similar to 2014's.
Bloodstock agent Julio Rada and his Platinum Bloodstock agency clients have been moving the needle in this season's yearling market, part of a strong South American contingent of buyers influencing North American sales.
Gene Sipus and Julia Moya each pinhooked weanlings to the September yearling sale and sold them profitably for six figures in Book 3 of the sale.
Bridlewood Farm cherry-picked the day's top-priced yearling, Hinkle Farms' Blame half sister to grade I winner Nyquist, for $330,000, enough to make them the day's leading buyer by gross.
A pair of colts that Mandy Pope bred led selling Tuesday at the Keeneland September auction's opening session of Book 4, including the day's highest-priced lot, a $425,000 colt by first-crop sire Astrology.
Tapit colt stars at Keeneland September and more in the September 26, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
An unexpectedly fierce bidding war for a Quality Road colt produced a $710,000 session-topping price Sunday to open the Keeneland September yearling sale's Book 3 at a session that otherwise underperformed.
Upper-level buyers stayed in Lexington Friday as Keeneland's 12-day September yearling sale rolled into its second week and the premier Book 1 sessions gave way to Book 2.
A colt from the first crop of grade I winner The Factor sold for $600,000 Sept. 18 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Braxton Lynch signed the ticket for the first Book 2 Tapit to enter the ring Sept. 18 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, as Session 4 of the sale got off to a solid start.
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Pope outdueled trainer Bob Baffert for the $2.1 million session-topper, currently the auction's highest price with nine sessions to go, while Gainesway Farm and Tapit led the day.
In the care of Dede McGehee's Heaven Trees Farm near Lexington, broodmare Lotta Kim, dam of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, is again hitting her stride.
Sire War Front continued to thrive at the Keeneland September yearling sale when David Ingordo, agent, went to $1 million to land one of his progeny in the third session Sept. 16 in Lexington.
Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm went to $2.1 million to land a Tapit colt about midway through the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 16 in Lexington, the highest price paid so far at the sale.
Hideyuki Mori went to $900,000 for a War Front colt out of Satans Quick Chick at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stables went to $1.65 million to land a chestnut colt out of Pure Clan consigned by Gainesway.
After making history on the track this year with American Pharoah, Zayat Stables also made some headlines at the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 16, going to $1.5 million to land a Bernardini filly.
A War Front colt helped get things going at the third day of the Keeneland September yearling sale Wednesday, Sept. 16 in Lexington, when M.V. Magnier went to $1,150,000 to land the dark bay or brown colt.
Eric Mitchell recaps Session 2 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including comments from Geoffrey Russell, Director of Sales at Keeneland, and Barbara Banke.
On a day colts by a range of established sires set the pace, a $1,525,000 Distorted Humor colt bought by Three Chimneys brought the highest price Tuesday at the Keeneland September yearling sale's second session in Lexington.
A half brother to Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra was purchased by Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Estate Company for $800,000 during the Sept. 15 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A Distorted Humor colt rocketed to the top about an hour into the second day of the Keeneland September yearling sale on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Lenny Shulman is on location at the Keeneland September sale with Donegal Racing's Jerry Crawford. The duo reflect on the Travers Stakes, future plans for Keen Ice, and fan reactions. Jerry also delves into the importance of Keeneland Sept. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions
The colt is out of graded stakes winner Afleeting Lady, a half sister to classic winner Shackleford and grade I winner Lady Joanne.
Stacked Deck held off 2014 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) winner Calgary Cat with a determined drive and claimed his first graded score Sept. 13, winning this year's edition of the $150,000 test at Woodbine.
Keeneland's September yearling sale begins Sept. 14 with a six-book catalog of 4,164 yearlings. Sellers and sale company are optimistic ahead of Book 1's three-day run.
Runhappy ran them off their feet Aug 29 in the $500,000 NYRA.com King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, giving trainer Maria Borell her first grade I victory and collecting the first one of his own in stakes-record time.
Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator shipped in from California and put on a brave performance Aug. 16, splitting horses midstretch before surging to victory in the $200,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.
Multiple graded stakes winner Frac Daddy has been retired from racing, according to a July 28 announcement from trainer Ken McPeek.
J. Stables' Off the Tracks went from maiden winner to stakes victress in just her second start July 24, taking the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) in powerful fashion at Saratoga Race Course.
Hip 749, a son of leading sire Tapit and a half brother to Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner New Year's Day sold for $2.2 million deep in the final session of Book 1 at the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 11. Video Courtesy Keeneland.
Flaxman Stables bought the lone Dubawi yearling in the Keeneland September sale Sept. 10 for $1.45 million. Out of the 2003 Vodafone Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Casual Look, the bay filly was bred by William S. Farish.
Lyn Burleson discusses the $1.6 million yearling sold at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Burleson says 'always been one of the nicest colts on the farm' and is the sale topper, prior to the start of Day 3 bidding.
Peter O'Callaghan of Woods Edge Farm talks about the yearling sale so far.
Hip 228, a filly by War Front out of Score, by A. P. Indy, brought $1.3 million on day 2 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Video Courtesy Keeneland
Hip 345, a colt by Unbridled's Song out of Tizamazing, sold for $1.6 million on day 2 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Video Courtesy Keeneland
Hip 307, a daughter of Tapit out of Super Espresso, sold for $1 million on day 2 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Video Courtesy Keeneland.
John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale discusses the Keeneland September sale and Super Saver's half brother.
Keeneland's Tom Thornbury discusses September yearlings bred in other countries. watch video
Keeneland's Tom Thornbury discusses September yearlings bred in other countries.
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