Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. saved the best for last during its June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, which concluded a record-breaking four-day run June 19 in Ocala, Fla.
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Freshman sire Uncle Mo wasted no time in picking up his first winner when his first starter Outwork won by 2 1/4 lengths in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race debut on Thursday, April 23 at Keeneland.
Following an opening session with relatively few highlights, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training picked up the pace April 22 on day two of the four-day auction in Ocala, Fla.
For the second consecutive day, big-ticket juveniles were plentiful at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March sale of 2-year-olds in training March 18 in Florida.
Months have passed to the point that when American Pharoah makes his 3-year-old debut Saturday, March 14, in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, it will come just seven weeks before the Kentucky Derby.
Colts by Uncle Mo and Kitten's Joy topped the work tab for the fastest eighth-mile breeze--one on dirt, the other on turf--at the Fasig-Tipton Florida under-tack show March 2 at Gulfstream Park.
Barretts will hold its final sale in Pomona, Calif., Feb. 23 before relocating to Del Mar with its selected 2-year-olds in training sale.
Keeneland November's market appeared stable and strong at the top Nov. 7, with a $550,000 Unbridled's Song broodmare out of Desert Stormer and a $290,000 Pioneerof the Nile weanling colt finishing as the top lots.
About midway through the fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 7, a Hard Spun mare named Harriet, in foal to Uncle Mo, had registered the highest price of $350,000.
Keeneland's September yearling sale posted more across-the-board gains Sept. 17 at its ninth session as four horses brought $200,000 or more, helping the 13-day sale remain ahead of last year on average and median prices.
A look behind the scenes at some of the newsmakers during sale's first four days.
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.
Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling sale continues its two-night run Aug. 5 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Following is a selection of noteworthy yearlings from the final session.
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.
A Fastnet Rock colt sold for $450,000 ($417,635 in United States funds) May 4, the top price at the select weanling session on day one of the Inglis Australian broodmare and weanling sale.
Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., has announced its 2014 stud fees, led by Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat--Maria's Storm, by Rahy), who will stand for $85,000, the same fee as last year.
A look back on the career of John Velazquez, as he records his 5,000th NA win. View Slideshow
The first reported foals by champions Uncle Mo and Cape Blanco are both fillies foaled in Kentucky.
The Keeneland January sale serves as a benchmark for new stallions, as mares in foal to stallions who will have their first foals in 2013 are offered and sires who have their first yearlings look to make their mark.
Toby's Corner, winner of the 2011 Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial Stakes (gr.I), will launch his stallion career in Japan at Hidaka Stallion Station.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and Eclipse Award winner Hansen has been purchased to stand at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Stay Thirsty, who ran a tough second in the TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park Sept. 29, will enter stud in 2013 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
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Uncle Mo's breeder delivers again as the breeder of Mabee winner City to City. read blog
Top Thoroughbred owners Kevin Plank and Mike Repole are facing off in court over a high-stakes trademark dispute, The Wall Street Journal reported July 13.
Coolmore stallions Uncle Mo and Zoffany will be shuttling this year to Coolmore Australia.
Images from some of the Kentucky Farm Open Houses in January 2012. View Slideshow
A visual look at some of the top new stallions for 2012. View Slideshow
Indian Charlie, sire of multiple champions, was euthanized the morning of Dec. 15.
Online voting is now open for the second annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and excellence resounded most with the public.
With Uncle Mo retired, Stay Thirsty is now the top gun in Mike Repole's stable. And after a championship-caliber 3-year-old season in 2011, there are high expectations for the son of Bernardini next year.
Voting is under way at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association web site, www.ntra.com, for the 13th annual "NTRA Moment of the Year." Voters can choose from among 12 images, drawn from the year's events.
How would you rank the 25 most intriguing horses and people in racing for 2011? Rank Them!
Grade I winners Uncle Mo and Cape Blanco, both newcomer stallions at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., will stand for $35,000 and $17,500, respectively in 2012.
Drosselmeyer pops another surprise read blog
Jon and Joel examine the Breeders' Cup 2011 results and explain how the weekend affects the divisional leaders. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions watch video
A look back at the racing career of Uncle Mo. View Slideshow
Mike Repole's Uncle Mo, last year's champion 2-year-old male who was scratched out of this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) due to a liver ailment, has been retired from racing.
A day after one of the closest first-to-last finishes in the history of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), connections of the horses that participated in the race won by Drosselmeyer were at the track early Nov. 6.
Drosselmeyer came flying down the center of the track to sweep past pacesetter Game On Dude just before the wire, winning the 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at odds of 14-1 Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.
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Jason, Tom, Evan, and James Scully of twinspires.com preview the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Presented by twinspires.com. Watch Video
Owner Mike Repole and a British journalist engaged in a minor verbal tiff Nov. 3 at a press conference featuring connections of some of the top horses racing in the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Friday actually has more intriguing longshot possibilities than Saturday, so here we go. read blog
Even when he has an apparent edge, Stay Thirsty still is overshadowed by Uncle Mo.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) favorite Uncle Mo returned to the track at Churchill Downs the morning of Nov. 2, three days after his final workout for the Nov. 5 race, and galloped 1 3/8 miles under Hector Ramos.
Lenny interviews Rick Porter about Havre de Grace's work and who Rick thinks will be the most challenging competition in the Classic. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions watch video
The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic should have enough star appeal with Uncle Mo and Havre de Grace, but others are vying for Horse of the Year honors.
A complete list of entries for the two days of the Breeders' Cup.
Mike Repole's Uncle Mo was made the 5-2 morning line choice after drawing post 8 for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Havre de Grace will break from post 10 as the 3-1 second choice in the $5 million race.
Mike Repole's pair of Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty get in their final tune-ups at Churchill Downs for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Both colts went five furlongs.
|Trainer||Todd A. Pletcher|
|Jockey||John R. Velazquez|
|Breeder||D. Michael Cavey DVM|
|Uncle Mo View Five-Cross Pedigree||Indian Charlie||In Excess (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Moon Bloodstock||Denali Stud, agent||$160,000|
|Yearling||Repole Stables||Four Star Sales, agent||$220,000|