Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale opened its four-day run Jan. 12 with mixed results, as gross fell but average gained and median remained level in a market widely described as "fair" by consignors.
Some horses to watch at the Jan. 12 opening session of Keeneland's January mixed sale.
Keeneland's January sale, featuring champion Blind Luck, is expected to continue the stability and positive momentum seen in the 2014 November breeding stock market.
Melnyk Racing Stable's Canadian champion filly Leigh Court led at every point of call as the 13-10 favorite and coasted to a comfortable win the $142,172 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 24 at Woodbine.
A well-balanced field of 10 fillies and mares, including 2013 winner Youcan'tcatchme, are set to contest the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 24 at Woodbine.
Even-money choice Stopchargingmaria, always prominent for jockey John Velazquez, prevailed in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) for her second top-level win in a row at the Saratoga Race Course meet Aug. 16.
Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria returned to her winning ways May 16 at Pimlico Race Course, but had to fight to get the job done in the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II).
Murray Stroud's Youcan'tcatchme, winner of the Etobicoke Handicap on the front end in her last start, wired the field again in the $148,882 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) on the Woodbine Polytrack Aug. 31.
After leaving her turf rivals behind in the Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) one month ago, Nikkis Smartypants will attempt to do the same thing on Polytrack in the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 31 at Woodbine.
Fasig-Tipton's Florida Sale at Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, Fla., featured plenty of highlights throughout the one-day auction including double-digit gains in average and median.
An A.P. Indy filly became the first seven-figure purchase at the March 25 Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of selected 2-year-olds in training when she was acquired by Green Hills Farm for $1.1 million.
Spendthrift Farm stallion Malibu Moon was represented by two of the seven co-bullet workers who sped an eighth of a mile in 10 seconds flat during Fasig-Tipton's under tack show at Palm Meadows Training Center March 22.
Back on her favorite track, Tu Endie Wei engaged 1-2 favorite Roxy Gap along the inside and refused to give way en route to a one-length victory in the $170,843 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine Sept. 1.
Roxy Gap, a three-time graded stakes winner at Woodbine this season, is the 124-pound high weight in a field of five entered for the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 1 at the Toronto track.
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.
Cherokee Queen and Justaroundmidnight each have won a graded stakes over the Gulfstream Park turf course at the current meet, and should be among the favorites in a field of 13 drawn for the March 5 Honey Fox Stakes (gr. III)
Amen Hallelujah, a grade II winner last year at Gulfstream Park, will be making her second start at the current Gulfstream meeting when she takes on seven rivals in the Sabin Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 19.
Top filly Evening Jewel, facing possible retirement beforehand, posted a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff Jan. 29 at Santa Anita that seems to have put those considerations aside.
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The final four stakes of the 2010-2011 Tropical meet help Calder wind down its season this weekend with the Stage Door Betty Handicap (gr. III) and Tropical Park Derby (gr. IIIT) leading the New Year's Day program.
Outsider Hooh Why shook off favored Tribal Belle on the turn and persevered through the long Woodbine stretch to win the $155,363 Seaway Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 4.
Tribal Belle, Canada's champion female sprinter of 2009, returns to defend her title in the Seaway Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine Sept. 4 against just four rivals.
La Rocca, ridden by James McAleney, dictated an easy pace and then repelled odds-on choice Simply Splendid to win the $144,780 Ontario Matron Stakes by a half-length at Woodbine July 25.
Simply Splendid remained perfect in two starts on the turf this season, courageously holding off Miss Keller in the final yards to win the $300,400 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) by a half-length June 5 at Woodbine.
Tribal Belle, making her second start of the year, swept past favored Dr. Zic inside the final furlong to win the $150,726 Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) by 1 1/4 lengths at Woodbine May 16.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Amazing||Martin D. Wolfson||
|Crown of Diamonds||Eoin G. Harty||
|Exotic Bloom||Frederick J. Seitz||
|Foxy Danseur||Josie Carroll||
|Simply Splendid||Gail Cox||
|Tribal Belle||Terry Jordan||
|Verdana Bold||Daniel J. Vella||
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