Pulpit's grade I-winning son Power Broker has been retired from racing and will stand at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington, for a 2014 fee of $10,000 live foal.
- By Frank Angst
Trainer Rusty Arnold was earning his second Keeneland training title, securing a then-record 13 victories. Although he might not have guessed it, the trainer from Paris, Ky. also was beginning a long streak of success. read blog
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will provide live streaming of the 28th Annual National Awards Dinner, to be held Sept. 6. The live stream will be available on bloodhorse.com
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey has been named the honored guest at the 82nd Thoroughbred Club of America testimonial dinner. The event will be held in Lexington at Keeneland Sept. 29.
Congressmen Andy Barr (R-Ky.) and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) have been named co-chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus in the 113th Congress. They replace Congressmen Dennis Cardoza (D-Cal.) and Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.).
The digital catalog for Fasig-Tipton's inaugural summer Selected Horses of Racing Age sale includes several research and evaluation tools.
Donald Potash, horseman, manager of New York-based Tri County Stables, and longtime consultant for Milestone Farm near Lexington, died at his home in Bayside, N.Y., June 23. He was 70.
The University of California-Davis Kenneth L. Maddy Laboratory and HFL Sport Science in Lexington became the first two fully accredited laboratories under the RMTC Laboratory Accreditation program June 11.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 258 selected yearlings for The July Sale, which will be held in Lexington July 15. The 2013 catalog may now be viewed at Fasig-Tipton's website and will be available from the company's offices.
Thomas "Tommy" Lawson Thompson, a native of Alma, Ga. who found his calling as a Thoroughbred bloodstock agent in Kentucky, died at his home in Lexington May 23. He was 62.
From May 31 to June 2 owners and breeders from all corners of the U.S., and Canada, converged in Lexington to spend three days immersed in all aspects of the Thoroughbred breeding process.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced May 30 that Flair LLC, maker of FLAIR(r) Equine Nasal Strips, has become an official marketing partner of TOBA.
Tom Simon's Vinery Sales has formed a partnership with Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington. The expanded sales division for the companies will be managed by Derek MacKenzie, director of public sales at Vinery Sales.
"If horses could talk, what a job this would be," said one Gary Contessa, enjoying a bountiful breakfast at Keeneland. "I'd ask that sunofagun right now, 'Do you like that track as much as you like the grass?"
It was a crowded scene at the April 10 post-position draw for the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), as the connections crossed their fingers and hoped for good post positions.
John Oxley's Star Contender is highweighted at 123 pounds in a field of 11 for the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT), but SamSon Farms' Up With the Birds has beaten him and will likely be favored at Keeneland April 5.
Rachel Alexandra returned to Stonestreet Farm March 26, beginning the next stage of her remarkable recuperation following abdominal surgery performed mid-February at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.
Flashy Gray, a 2-year-old winning daughter of Flashy Bull, brought $775,000 early in the eighth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington.
The good news during the fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale was that the average and median both increases. The bad news was the rise in the buy-back rate.
While the young and beautiful have generated most of the financial fireworks at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale so far, the third session turned out to be the time for an older horse to sparkle.
Wealthy buyers' enthusiasm for the young and the beautiful fueled the market again during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Demand was strong for quality young mares and broodmare prospects as the Keeneland November breeding stock sale opened its 11-day run in Lexington.
With the economy improving and the Thoroughbred market rebounding, Keeneland officials are anticipating a robust November breeding stock sale. The auction will kick off its 11-day run Nov. 6 in Lexington.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale concluded with a record-setting flourish in Lexington.
A $250,000 son of Indian Charlie was the highest-priced horse that had been sold as of 4 p.m. (EDT) during the third and final session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale.
Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), returned to Keeneland Oct. 22 from his home base at Fair Hill, Md., to continue preparations for a Nov. 3 run at the Breeders' Cup Mile.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale is bigger than ever. There are 1,254 horses cataloged for the auction, which will be held Oct. 22-24 in Lexington. The number is up 24.5% from 2011's total of 1,007.
The skeleton a Thoroughbred is born with isn't the finished product it needs to be a successful competitor. The animal must develop and strengthen it through training and then maintain it.
The use of corticosteroids in racehorses has created controversy, but the medications are beneficial when used appropriately. That was Dr. Wayne McIlwraith's message during the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit IV.
Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey started the Keeneland fall season off with a bang, and will be represented by their top contender Oct. 13 when Stephanie's Kitten takes on eight in the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.
A Kentucky state veterinarian accidentally administered furosemide to a racehorse at Keeneland Oct. 5, the first day a new state rule was enacted that requires the medication to be administered by KHRC vets.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 180 lots for its Kentucky November select mixed sale. The auction is scheduled for Nov. 5 in Lexington and will start at 5 p.m. (EST).
Keeneland has cataloged 3,958 lots (3,957 horses and one stallion share) for its November breeding stock sale. The number is up 1% from last year's total of 3,919.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged a record 1,254 for its Kentucky fall yearling sale, which will be held Oct. 22-24 in Lexington. The number is up 24.5% from last year's total of 1,007.
The Keeneland September yearling sale crossed the finish line of its marathon run Sept. 21 in Lexington with average and median prices that increased for the third year in a row.
The first week of Keeneland's September yearling sale in Lexington has been completed. Read about what people had to say about the market prior to Sept. 16.
A.P. Indy's last offspring have been sold at the Keeneland September yearling auction, ending an era in the Thoroughbred marketplace.
Market is stable during books one and two of the auction's catalog even without great support from John Ferguson and the absence Besilu Stables.
The Keeneland September auction completed its first four days - books one and two of the sale's catalog - with more seven-figure horses than in 2011's entire auction.
The $1.3 million Big Brown colt that was the most expensive 2-year-old in training sold this year is nearing his first career start, according to Demi O'Byrne, a member Coolmore Stud's buying team.
A $700,000 Tapit colt topped the session, which marked the beginning of book two of the Keeneland auction's catalog following an opening select session.
The select portion of Keeneland's September yearling sale had fewer horses and was shorter this year, but it generated some impressive financial fireworks. Five horses commanded seven-figure prices.
Here is a list of horses in the Keeneland September sale's select session that could command the big bucks.
Keep the select portion of the Keeneland September sale or do away with it? Read what auction participants had to say.
As the start of the Keeneland September yearling sale approached, people expressed more anticipation than trepidation about the market's prospects. Read what they had to say.
The Keeneland September yearling sale will test the strength of the Thoroughbred marketplace's recovery with both quantity and quality during its 10-session run that begins Sept. 10 in Lexington.
Veterinarians from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital presented information about radiographic images of joints, endoscopic videos of throats, and changes in conditions of sale during an educational forum on sale yearlings.
The dams of two of this year's Triple Crown stars, I'll Have Another and Bodemeister, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale.
The Keeneland September yearling sale is smaller and shorter this year, but it's still the largest auction of its kind in the world. There are 3,604 horses in the catalog.
Commercial breeders were better off financially following the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale than they were in 2011. But pinhookers didn't fare as well they did a year ago.
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