Keeneland’s 13-day November breeding stock sale that ended Nov. 20 reflected a stable market that mirrored recent trends, in which there is continued demand for quality and buyers' unwillingness to take risks on horses that do not fit their criteria.
Topped by Unrivaled Belle at $3.8 million, the Nov. 9 second session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale brought Book 1 to a close with average and median prices up over 2015 as the gross declined with considerably fewer head sold.
Millionaire Unrivaled Belle in foal to leading sire Tapit lit up the Keeneland bid board when the daughter of Unbridled’s Song was purchased for $3.8 million.
Royal Delta brought the second day of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction to an electrifying conclusion when her price soared to $8.5 million in a spectator-packed sale pavilion.
Castleton Lyons' three-time homebred champion Gio Ponti has been retired from racing to stand at stud in 2012 at the Lexington farm.
Gary and Mary West have privately purchased Canadian champion Milwaukee Appeal from C. E. C. Farms and have retired her to their broodmare band.
Breeders' Cup winner Unrivaled Belle, who broke her withers after falling backward in the paddock while waiting to be saddled for the Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park June 18, has been retired
One of three chances for Todd Pletcher, Awesome Maria seeks her first grade I win when she faces a small but solid field in the $250,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap.
Upperline returns to Chicago for the first time since winning the Arlington Oaks (gr. III) last summer when she faces nine opponents in the $100,000 Arlington Matron Stakes (gr. III) May 28.
Favored Blind Luck overcame a bad stumble at the start to collar Unrivaled Belle in the final strides for half-length win in the $330,900 La Troienne (gr. II) May 6, the first of five graded stakes on Kentucky Oaks Day.
Unrivaled Belle, who upset Kentucky Oaks winner Blind Luck in the 2010 BC Ladies Classic, set for a rematch in the La Troienne.
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.
Odds-on choice Awesome Maria scored her second straight dominating win at Gulfstream Park this season in the $150,000 Rampart Stakes (gr. III) April 2, spoiling the 2011 debut for Unrivaled Belle.
Unrivaled Belle makes her first start since capturing last fall's Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) when she faces six rivals in the Rampart Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park April 2.
Broodmares and broodmare prospects are among the horses that will be offered as the breeding season approaches.
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Unrivaled Belle swept past the leaders at the head of the stretch, staving off favored Blind Luck after opening a big lead to win the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.
Unrivaled Belle, a 4-year-old Unbridled's Song filly, worked four furlongs in :49 2/5 at Churchill Downs in preparation for an expected start in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.
It was another busy day for clockers at Churchill Downs as many contenders of the Nov. 5-6 Breeders' Cup World Championships completed their workouts Nov. 1.
Gary Seidler and Peter Vegso's Unrivaled Belle tuned up for a run in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) on Nov. 5 by working five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 under jockey Kent Desormeaux at Churchill Downs Oct. 25.
Multiple stakes winner winner Acoma added a first grade I victory to her record when she seized the lead coming off the turn for home en route to taking the $500,000 Spinster Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 10.
Life At Ten, who was beaten soundly by Persistently and the recently retired Rachel Alexandra last out, rebounded convincingly in the $350,000 Beldame Stakes (gr. I), romping to an easy victory Oct. 2 at Belmont Park.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bon Jovi Girl||William I. Mott||
|Flashing||Saeed bin Suroor||
|Me Love||Dale Capuano||
|Milwaukee Appeal||Ralph J. Biamonte||
|Peach Brew||Donnie K. Von Hemel||
|Unrivaled Belle||William I. Mott||
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