Keeneland's 11-day November breeding stock auction ended Nov. 14 with a record-equaling median and gains in gross sales and average price for a market the sales company characterized as "vibrant."
Aaron Jones, who enjoyed the heights of success on the racetrack, in breeding horses, and in the sales ring, died Sept. 22 at his Eugene, Ore., home.
Strong 11th session Sept. 19 at the Keeneland September yearling sale kept the auction on pace to produce higher overall average and median.
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.
Grade II winner Birdrun has been retired from racing to stand at Robin Murphy's Poplar Creek Horse Farm near Bethel, Ohio. His fee is $2,000.
WinStar Farm has launched the 2013 WinStar StableMates Belmont Stakes Challenge contest, which is free for racing fans, easy to play, and offers unique prizes.
Two years after winning the Belmont Stakes, George and Lori Hall's Ruler On Ice will again travel the full circuit of the Belmont Park main track oval June 7 when he starts in the 1 1/2-mile Brooklyn Handicap.
Rain couldn't extinguish Pants On Fire as the multiple graded stakes winner easily drew off to win by 5 1/4 lengths at Gulfstream Park Feb. 15.
Two allowance events on the Feb. 15 and 16 Gulfstream Park cards feature some of racing's familiar names, with Pants On Fire taking on milers Feb. 15 and Capo Bastone making his first start since the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
The first reported offspring by Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer is a chestnut colt foaled Jan. 8 at Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.
WinStar Farm will conduct drawings for its "Breed to Win" promotion, rewarding supportive breeders with a complimentary 2013 season to 12 stallions, the farm announced Jan. 4. The drawings will be held Feb. 9.
Keyser is first person to win Media Eclipse Awards in both writing and photography categories.
Eternal Rule, whose unbeaten record was spoiled last time out, got back in the win column for trainer Sid Attard with a front-running victory in the $250,000 Presque Isle Mile Stakes on the evening of Sept. 7.
Stronach Stables' Hunters Bay, whose three-race win streak was broken when he stepped into grade I company last out, is the moderate 3-1 morning line choice in an oversubscribed edition of the Presque Isle Mile Sept. 7.
Jay Em Ess Stable's Redeemed, a 10-length winner of the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) in his last start, looms a tough customer in the $200,000 Greenwood Cup (gr. III) at Parx Racing July 14.
Marathoner Birdrun is entered for a repeat chance in the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II). Redeemed is the 5-2 morning-line choice for the June 5 feature, run at the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) distance: one lap around 'Big Sandy.'
Janis Whitham's homebred Fort Larned made his 1 3/16-mile trip at Gulfstream Park March 31 a quick one. He set a track record of 1:53.92 for the distance while cruising to victory in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III).
Grade I winner Awesome Maria looked as good as ever romping in the Sabin Stakes (gr. III) last month; Where's Sterling leads the field in the Skip Away. Both races are part of the Florida Derby undercard at Gulfstream Park.
Burning Sands Stable's San Pablo has been nearly flawless for more than a year, and now he will try to take his game to the next level in the $150,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) March 17 at Aqueduct.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer, who stands at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., and fellow WinStar stallion Sidney's Candy have had their first mares pronounced in foal.
Nates Mineshaft led all the way in the $120,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) for his first stakes victory in a race marred by the breakdown of favorite Thiskyhasnolimit Feb. 25 at Fair Grounds.
Thiskyhasnolimit, who led all the way in the Louisiana Handicap at Fair Grounds in mid-January, will try for his second straight triumph when he takes on eight rivals in the Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III).
One day after losing his regular rider for his 2012 debut in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), Union Rags was out on the track at Palm Meadows for a five-furlong breeze in 1:03.08 Feb. 13.
The upset victory by Drosselmeyer over Game on Dude in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) was voted the 2011 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year.
It was no surprise that Juddmonte Farms' Frankel was rated the top horse in the world when the 2011 World Thoroughbred Rankings were released by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Afleet Again||Robert E. Reid, Jr.||
|Alma d'Oro||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Birdrun||William I. Mott||
|Drosselmeyer||William I. Mott||
|Edgewater||Donald H. Barr||
|Inherit the Gold||James Hooper||
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