Just a month prior to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale, veteran horseman Eugene Melnyk made a decision to change his business model to reduce the emphasis on his breeding program.
- Chestnut Mare
- Born 2002
- KY -Bred
|Owner||Melnyk Racing Stables, Inc.|
|Breeder||Kings Way Farm Inc & Windfield Farm|
|Pool Land View Five-Cross Pedigree||Silver Deputy||Deputy Minister|
|Slew City Slicker||Slew City Slew|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Eugene Melnyk||Fred Seitz, agent for King's Way Farm and Silver Deputy Syndicate||$475,000|
|Broodmare||Live Oak Plantation||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$900,000|
The one-day Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale already was registering strong numbers on Feb. 11 in Lexington when a supplemental catalog from Eugene Melnyk's breeding operation assured a grand finale.
Several late additions to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale have added considerable intrigue to the one-day auction at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington Feb. 11. The sale will begin at 10 a.m.
Twenty-eight selected offerings from Eugene Melnyk's Winding Oaks Farm have been added to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale and will be sold Feb. 11 by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
Grade I winner Pool Land has been retired from racing and will be bred to A.P. Indy.
Pool Land, a winner of seven races from 10 starts, seeks her third graded win in the $150,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct Nov. 23.
At a Nov. 2 press conference next to the Churchill Downs paddock, trainer Todd Pletcher tried to explain the logistics of starting 17 horses on Breeders' Cup World Championship day Saturday.
Fleet Indian is right where her owner, Paul Saylor, wants her to be in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).
Working 14 horses in one morning is a major load for any trainer, but Todd Pletcher took that to another level Sunday when he put 14 Breeders' Cup horses through their paces with most of them turning in almost identical drills with machine-like precision.
Todd Pletcher, the nation's reigning champion trainer, worked a number of his horses Sunday in preparation for grade I stakes appearances at Belmont Park Oct. 7.
Pool Land tracked favored Take D' Tour through wickedly fast early fractions, then pulled away in the stretch to win the $300,000 Ruffian (gr. I) for fillies and mares at Belmont Park Sunday.
Sunday's Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park features only five fillies, but the catch is the top three choices in the race all run their best when on the front end.
One of the worst things a jockey at Saratoga can do to win a race these days is to use the rail in the final furlongs. There is a hard, smooth glide path just off the rail that seems to be more user-friendly to stretch-running horses en route to the winning post.
Stronach Stables' Spun Sugar notched her second grade I victory of the year with a gut-wrenching effort to defeat the outsider Balletto by a whisker in the $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sunday.
With a date in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) on the horizon, trainer David Fawkes is anxious to see how his grade I winner Take D' Tour performs going two turns in Sunday's $250,000 Go For Wand Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.
Pool Land, the 3-2 favorite, pulled away from Josh's Madelyn in the lane at Pimilco to win the Allaire DuPont Breeders' Cup Distaff Handicap (gr. III). Grade I winner In the Gold was a distant third.
A field of nine is set to go in the Allaire DuPont Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. III) Friday at Pimlico, led by trainer Todd Pletcher's Doubledogdare Stakes winner Pool Land and trainer Nick Zito's grade I winner In the Gold.
Pool Land established an early lead from her inside post and then dusted her four rivals in the stretch for a 12-length victory in the $107,300 Doubledogdare Wednesday at Keeneland.
In the Gold, who has established impressive credentials over the last two seasons, meets undefeated Pool Land for the first time to highlight Saturday's $200,000 Shirley Jones Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park.
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