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.
In what could be an indicator of the strength of the market for New York-breds, a first-time buyer at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale made his first dive a deep one by purchasing the session-topper for $250,000.
Sale executives and consignors are feeling optimistic about Fasig-Tipton's July select yearling sale, which kicks off the major yearling auction season in Lexington July 14 starting at 10 a.m. EDT.
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farms announced its 2014 stud fees for 21 stallions both Kentucky-based and regional, led again by leading sire Malibu Moon whose fee jumped from $70,000 to $95,000 stands and nurses.
Morning Line, a grade I-winning son of Tiznow, will stand at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky for 2014. The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) runner-up will stand for $10,000.
The first reported foal by multiple grade I winner Tizway is a dark bay or brown filly born Jan. 9 at Lynn Alexander's Alastar Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.
New York trainer H. James Bond earned his 1,000th career victory when Messorio scored by five lengths in the fourth race at Finger Lakes Sept. 28.
Images from some of the Kentucky Farm Open Houses in January 2012. View Slideshow
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B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm announced stud fees for its 2012 roster of stallions, which is headlined by leading sire Malibu Moon.
Goldikova, Havre de Grace lead the charge for the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships. Eight of the 15 races are over-subscribed.
Tizway, one of the top contenders for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will miss the race with a ligament injury. Trainer Jim Bond confirmed the 6-year-old horse has been retired.
Tiznow's courageous 2001 Classic victory resonates 10 years later read blog
Game On Dude, Havre de Grace, and Tizway probably control their own destiny. read blog
Tizway, who missed the Oct. 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) with a fever, shipped from his Saratoga barn and worked a mile in 1:38.47 over the Belmont Park main track Oct. 12.
It took 10 months, but the Classic now has our full attention. read blog
Leading handicap horse Tizway was back on the work tab Sept. 27 at Saratoga after missing last week's scheduled training due to a fever.
The column is about the Gold Cup's influence on the Breeders' Cup Classic and how to approach the race, as prestigious as it is, with the Classic in mind. read blog
Tizway, the expected favorite for the next weekend's $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), will miss the race, according to trainer Jimmy Bond.
Tizway, Havre de Grace, Cape Blanco, and The Factor top the rankings. read blog
Tizway, the leader of the handicap division, breezed an easy five furlongs over Saratoga's Oklahoma Training Track Sept. 9 as he continues to prepare for the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I) next month.
The guys reveal a Top 5 in the Sprint division, and discuss the current Breeders' Cup picture. Watch Video
The latest odds say otherwise, but she certainly belongs in the mix read blog
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Tizway and Flat Out, the first two finishers in the Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I), appear headed for a rematch in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park Oct. 1.
Tizway picked up his second consecutive grade I victory Aug. 6 at Saratoga when he took over approaching the quarter-pole and breezed to an easy score in the $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I).
Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding interest in Tizway, winner of the Aug. 6 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga.
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The handicap division has taken its lumps this year for not being especially deep, but its competitive nature has led to one of the more intriguing recent editions of the $750,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I), which drew 11.
This week's nominees: TIzway, Courageous Cat, Teaks North, and Giant Ryan. Read More
Trainer James Bond has had success in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga, and he hopes to continue his run Aug. 6 with Tizway.
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After nearly 30 year in the business, Mandy Pope understands the value of time and patience. read blog
The pedigree of Tizway, whose second attempt at the 'sire-making' Met Mile proved good, unites one of America's oldest female families with one of its oldest male lines.
William Clifton Jr.'s Tizway took over approaching the quarter pole and opened up in the stretch to post a decisive victory in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) on Memorial Day at Belmont Park.
This year's Met Mile features a deep field of 11. Can you predict the order of finish from first to last? Predict the Order
A large and evenly-matched field of 11 was drawn for the Met Mile, which headlines Belmont Park's Memorial Day lineup that also includes the Sands Point (gr. IIT).
Duke of Mischief has no problem traveling or trying new racetracks, and the evening of April 16 he found Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races to his liking in the $1 million Charles Town Classic (gr. III).
Tackleberry scored his third consecutive stakes win on March 12, holding on gamely for a narrow win in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 12.
How does one even attempt to discuss in detail last weekend's stakes extravaganza? And what words are left to describe the Zenyatta phenomenon that haven't already been used?
Tizway swept past Jersey Town at the top of the lane and easily pulled clear of the field en route to a five-length win in the $250,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II) Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.
Regal Ransom is the 2-1 favorite in the $250,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II), which is scheduled for dirt for the first time. Le Grand Cru won the off-the-turf race in 2009.
Quality Road remained perfect in three starts this year, as the star 4-year-old held off a charging Musket Man in deep stretch to take the $500,000 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) under John Velazquez.
Freshened up since his sensational 12 3/4-length length triumph in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) nearly four months ago, Quality Road is the one to beat in the $500,000 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park May 31.
Favored Espoir City became the 10th champion of the Japan Cup Dirt Dec. 6 at Hanshin Racecourse, going wire-to-wire from the rail post to finish 3 1/2 lengths ahead of Silk Mobius for his first group I victory.
If Sea the Stars does not make the trip to California, which seems more likely than not, and joins Rachel Alexandra on the absentee list, it will create a void never before seen in the Breeders' Cup.
Summer Bird continued his meteoric rise to the top of the Thoroughbred ranks, as he turned back fellow 3-year-old Quality Road to win the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) by a length Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.
Though his racing career began just seven months ago, Summer Bird has accomplished extraordinary things in a short period of time. The Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Shadwell Travers (gr. I) winner will try to defy the odds once again when he faces older horses for the first time in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I) Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.
The longest shot in a field of six, 18-1 Bullsbay pulled a shocking upset in the $750,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 8 at Saratoga, splitting horses on the turn and pulling away for a 1 1/2-length score under Jeremy Rose.
The ageless Commentator will try to stand alongside the great Kelso as the oldest horse ever to win the prestigious Whitney Handicap (gr. I), a race he will also attempt to capture for a record-tying third time.
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