Esther Marr

  • First CBA Seminar Called a Success

    The reasons to scope yearlings and significant findings in radiographs were among the major topics covered at the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association educational seminar at Keeneland Feb. 4.

  • First reported foal by Sangaree.

    Sangaree Represented by First Foal

    Sangaree, a stakes-winning son of Awesome Again, sired his first reported foal Jan. 27 when a chestnut colt was born at Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.

  • Hansen colt out of the Tiznow mare Havelsee

    Juvenile Champ Hansen Sires First Foal

    Hansen, the 2011 champion juvenile male and Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, was represented by his first reported foal when a colt was born at Jason and Ashley Schappert's Leading Edge Farm near Jan. 28.

  • OTTB Spotlight: Prime Cut

    Prime Cut, whose prominent half siblings are graded stakes winners Vyjack and Tepin. Prime Cut was bought by Carrie Brogden of Machmer Hall for a mere $1,000 at last year's Keeneland November mixed sale.

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    Third Eclipse Award for Royal Delta

    Superstar mare Royal Delta easily dominated the older female division and notched her third straight Eclipse Award by virtue of three impressive graded stakes victories last year, one of which was grade I.

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    Impressive Finalists for Older Female Eclipse

    In the older female Eclipse Award category, two-time champion Royal Delta is the standout finalist, while other impressive mares Joyful Victory and Tiz Miz Sue attempt to make a case with their 2013 grade I accomplishments.

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    Top Turf Mare Laughing Dies From Colic

    Dual grade I-winning millionaire Laughing, a finalist for the 2013 Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding female turf performer, died from colic Jan. 7 at Mid Atlantic Equine Clinic in Ringoes, N.J.

  • Don't Tell Sophia

    Don't Tell Sophia Ready for Falls City

    By virtue of her impressive score in the Nov. 2 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, Don't Tell Sophia will be the 122-pound high weight and likely favorite when she goes postward in the Falls City Handicap (gr. II).

  • Daddy Nose Best will try for his fourth win in a row in the River City Handicap.

    Daddy Nose Best Heads River City Field

    Cathy and Bob Zollars' Daddy Nose Best will attempt to notch his fourth consecutive victory when facing a full field of 13 other rivals in the Nov. 23 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Keeneland November: Day 2 Wrap

    Esther Marr recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale including comments from Walt Robertson, Keeneland VP of Sales, and Mandy Pope, who purchased Groupie Doll.

  • Keeneland November: Day 1 Recap

    Esther Marr recaps Day 1 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, including comments from Walt Robertson, Keeneland Vice President of Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.

  • Eblouissante, a half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta, sold for $2.1 million on Nov. 5.

    St. George Farm Buys Zenyatta's Half Sister

    Eblouissante, a half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta, captivated attendees of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when the daughter of Bernardini commanded a price of $2.1 million Nov. 5.

  • Fasig-Tipton November Sale 2013 Recap

    Esther Marr gives us the results of the Fasig-Tipton November Sale where 24 Horses sold for $1 million or more. Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning talks about being blown away by the results tonight.

  • Cairo Prince wins the Nashua Stakes.
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    Cairo Prince Registers Decisive Win in Nashua

    In his first start against winners, Cairo Prince scored a decisive victory over an 11-horse field after taking over the lead at the top of the stretch of the Nov. 3 Nashua Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct.

  • Keeneland November Sale: Duncan Taylor

    Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency discusses the weanling and broodmare markets with Esther Marr. Duncan talks about early interest in foals and the growing interest in broodmares at the Keeneland Breeding Stock sale.

  • Fasig-Tipton November Sale 2013 Preview

    Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning talks about the quality of this year's November sale. Boyd talks about the broodmare and weanling market, explains the buzz at Breeders' Cup, and how the event energizes the industry.

  • Romansh comes home strong to win the Discovery Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2885677728&k=q7mPGx7">Order This Photo</a>

    Romansh Rolls to Victory in Discovery

    Romansh more than made up for his two previous unplaced efforts when he rolled to a convincing 9 1/4-length victory in the Nov. 2 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Jose Sea View is a perfect 2 for 2 in his career.

    Undefeated Jose Sea View Looks for Nashua Win

    Undefeated Jose Sea View, the only stakes winner in the field of the Nov. 3 Nashua Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack, will attempt to keep his record perfect when he races on dirt for the first time in the one-mile event.

  • Keeneland: Rosie Napravnik On the Run

    Jockey Rosie Napravnik didn't have much time to celebrate her historic triumph as the first female to capture the leading rider title at Keeneland at the conclusion of the meet Oct. 27.

  • Rosie Napravnik

    Napravnik 'Body Sore' from Churchill Spill

    Jockey Rosie Napravnik was unseated from her mount Be Nice or Leave prior to the seventh race at Churchill Downs Oct. 27. The jockey is reportedly body sore with no broken bones and should be back in the saddle Oct. 30.

  • Hero of Order

    Hero of Order to Stand at Raut Farm

    Longshot 2012 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Hero of Order will enter stud in 2014 at Gennadi and Irina Dorochenko's Raut Farm near Paris, Ky., for a $3,000 fee.

  • Fasig-Tipton October Sale Preview

    Esther Marr talks with Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning about the past history of the October Sale and what he expects this year. Boyd also talks about who has come to the sale and what type of horse is available.

  • Nellie Cashman won the 2013 Virginia Oaks.

    Nellie Cashman Heads Pin Oak Valley View

    Hot off a series of bullet workouts and looking to redeem a disqualification in her last start, Nellie Cashman heads an overflow field of well-matched 3-year-old fillies in the Oct. 18 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Ami's Holiday takes the Grey Stakes by a half length over Big Bazinga.

    Ami's Holiday Captures Grey Stakes

    Ami's Holiday came from off the pace, unleashing a powerful surge in deep stretch in the 1 1/16-mile Grey Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine Oct. 6 over Big Bazinga.

  • Winning Cause has won all 3 of his Keeneland starts.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2467745510&k=Pgx7J3w">Order This Photo</a>

    Phoenix Attracts Overflow Field of 14

    An overflow field of 14, highlighted by undefeated Keeneland contender Winning Cause, plus previous Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (gr. III) victors Sum of the Parts and Hoofit, are entered in this year's edition of the race.

  • Monzante at the 2009 Breeders' Cup.

    Trainer: Monzante Euthanized Due to Injuries

    Jackie Thacker, the trainer that opted to euthanize grade I winner Monzante, said he made the call when it was apparent the gelding was suffering after a breakdown in a July 20 claiming race at Evangeline Downs.

  • Champion Sea the Stars Gets First Winner

    First crop sire Sea the Stars, a dual Cartier Award winner and six-time group I victor in 2009, was represented by his first winner when Stars Over the Sea posted a victory at Ayr Racecourse in England July 22.

  • Fasig-Tipton July Sale Wrap-Up

    Esther Marr recaps the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Yearling Sale and Horses of Racing Age Sale. Esther gives sale numbers, talks about both sale toppers, and asks Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning what his thoughts were.

  • Holiday Soiree Brings $370,000 at F-T

    Holiday Soiree, a grade I-placed daughter of Harlan's Holiday, got the July 15 Fasig-Tipton summer horses of racing age sale off to a good start when she fetched $370,000 from John Greathouse of Glencrest Farm.

  • Ausus pulls away from the pack to win the Modesty Handicap.

    Ausus Notches First Graded Victory in Modesty

    Shadwell Farm's 4-year-old homebred filly Ausus snapped a four-race losing streak and earned her first black-type victory when she charged to the front in the stretch and pulled away to a 2 1/4-length advantage.

  • Dark Cove flies home to win the Stars and Stripes.

    Dark Cove Lowers Course Record at Arlington

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's favored Dark Cove rated behind stalking pacesetter Ioya Bigtime and unleashed a late burst of speed in the stretch to capture the July 13 Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 1 3/4 lengths.