Iowa-based Dennis Albaugh, through Kempton Bloodstock's Steve Castagnola, went to $485,000 to secure a Mineshaft colt Sept. 19, topping to that point the fifth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A half sister to grade I winner Sam's Sister brought $475,000 from Alex Solis and Jason Litt for client LNJ Foxwoods at session five of Keeneland's yearling sale
Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert made a winning bid of $700,000 for a colt by Uncle Mo, the highest price paid during session 4 of Keeneland's September yearling sale Sept. 18.
Lenny Shulman is on location at the Keeneland September sale with Donegal Racing's Jerry Crawford. The duo reflect on the Travers Stakes, future plans for Keen Ice, and the importance of the Keeneland Sale for Jerry. watch video
Co-highweights Lady Lara and Coffee Clique look to return to winning ways in the one-mile Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.
King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) runners Grand Bili and Limousine Liberal will tussle with Hebbronville and a solid supporting cast in the grade III Gallant Bob Stakes Sept. 19 at Parx Racing.
Accomplished veterans Ashleyluvssugar, Big John B, Ganesh, and Finnegans Wake head a talented cast of grass stars going long at Del Mar Aug. 22.
Chenery's lessons could benefit 'Pharoah'
Are You Kidding Me leads three horses coming out of the Nijinsky Stakes as they stretch out to 10 furlongs in the Sky Classic and face off against last year's Belmont Derby winner Mr Speaker.
Blue Dancer heads a field of a dozen 3-year-olds, including two fillies, that will contest the $200,000 Canadian Derby (gr. III) at Northlands Park Aug. 15.
American Pharoah and A.P. Indy star in this episode of Lenny's Place. Lenny has an exciting interview with trainer Bob Baffert and they discuss the emotional roller-coaster of the past year. watch video
Trainer Bob Baffert said Aug. 10 that American Pharoah has bounced back from his effort and cross-country trip to the Haskell and he is leaning toward running next in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes at Saratoga.
Stakes winners Galina Point and Brooklynsway head a field of 10 Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies going 10 furlongs over Woodbine's turf course in the Wonder Where Stakes.
Graham Motion-trained Kitten's Point is the most accomplished turf runner in the upgraded Waya Stakes (gr. IIIT) but will have to deal with three runners from top turf trainer Chad Brown's shedrow.
Multiple graded-stakes winner Protonico leads the cast of older horses going 1 1/16 miles in the $200,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 2.
Undefeated 3-year-old filly Lady Eli continues to recover from laminitis at trainer Chad Brown's Belmont Park stable, with her connections encouraged that she is doing as well as possible at this point.
A tough cast of characters will fight it out in the $250,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT), an 11-furlong race for older horses on the Saratoga Race Course inner turf Aug. 1.
Host Lenny Shulman talks with trainer Doug O'Neill about Hall of Fame inductee Lava Man. Lenny also discusses Del Mar, Saratoga, race fixing and more! Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions watch video
Seven sophomore sprinters, including multiple stakes winners W V Jetsetter and Bluegrass Singer, will face off July 25 in the $100,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park going six furlongs.
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Ten older turf runners will face off in an evenly drawn edition of the Nijinsky Stakes, including two German imports making their first starts in North America
Nine older horses square off in the one-mile $100,000 Hanshin Cup over Arlington's Polytrack in a wide-open affair
Star 3-year-old filly Lady Eli is battling laminitis in both front feet and her prognosis remains unknown. She stepped on a nail following her victory in the Belmont Oaks and her condition turned worse earlier this week.
Host Lenny Shulman examines challenges with drug testing labs, reacts to California Chrome's return home, and catches up with Hansen by talking with Dr. Kendall Hansen. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions watch video
Last-out stakes winners The Pizza Man, Dramedy, and Xtra Luck will seek to continue their successful ways at the marathon distance of 1 1/2 miles at Arlington International Racecourse.
Katie's Eyes and Shrinking Violet will have a major impact on the Highlander Stakes at Woodbine as they face five male sprinters on the turf.
A month after tangling in the Nassau Stakes (gr. IIT), five fillies will face a handful of new shooters in the Dance Smartly (Can-IIT) at Woodbine July 5.
Lenny Shulman talks with Pete Bradley of Bradley Thoroughbreds, stud fees of American Pharoah and California Chrome, and shares thoughts on Saratoga. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale stallions watch video
Stakes winners Bodhisattva and Mr. Jordan head a field of eight 3-year-olds in the Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) June 21 at Monmouth Park as the post-Triple Crown season for sophomores begins.
Lenny Shulman talks with owner Ahmed Zayat about American Pharoah's triple crown win. Lenny also describes what it was like to be at Belmont Park, Bob Baffert's training job, and more! watch video
Recorded in 2008, Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez look back on the rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar during the 1978 Triple Crown. Watch Video
Chuck Fipke has traveled the world many times over searching for precious metals, and this weekend he will mine Belmont Park looking for something equally as valuable -- a classic win for his homebred Tale of Verve.
Several older runners looking to recapture past form, including Slim Shadey, Lochte, and Slumber, will try the Monmouth Park turf June 7 in the Monmouth Stakes.
Sheikh Mohammed seeks to compete in classic races around the world, and he will have Frosted to carry the colors of his Godolphin in this weekend's Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Recorded in 2008, Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez look back on the rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar. Part 1: Cauthen and Velasquez recall the 2yo seasons of Affirmed and Alydar. Watch Video
Stakes winners are everywhere you look in the $700,000 Longines Just a Game (gr. I) for older fillies and mares going one mile June 6 on the Belmont Park turf.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa, cousin to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Hamdan, will compete against his cousins when Mubtaahij faces off against Frosted in the Belmont Stakes.
Lenny Shulman talks with Steve Cauthen about the Belmont Stakes and American Pharoah's chances for securing the Triple Crown. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions Watch Video
Donegal Racing, which has run such grade I winners as Paddy O'Prado and Dullahan in Triple Crown races, is back with late-running Keen Ice, who encountered a ton of trouble last month in the Kentucky Derby.
Ben's Cat, a millionaire two times over, will go for his 25th lifetime stakes victory in the Governor's Cup at Penn National Race Course against his three closest pursuers from his last race.
Lenny Shulman talks with Ahmed Zayat about his Derby win with American Pharoah, and previews the 140th Preakness Stakes. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions Watch Video
A field of established turf runners will compete in the Red Bank Stakes, but most are seeking a reversal of recent form in stakes company as they compete over the one-mile distance.
Arkansas will be well represented at this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands as owners Harry Rosenblum and Robert LaPenta will have Southwest Stakes winner Far Right in the Run for the Roses.
Ken Ramsey said he is loaded with 2-year-olds for next year's Kentucky Derby, but International Star, who swept the Fair Grounds Derby preps, might get him the roses a year earlier than planned.
Sires Malibu Moon, Warrior's Reward, Temple City, Line of David, and Notional, who stand or have stood at Spendthrift Farm, all have starters in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.
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Phil Birsh likes nothing more than getting off a fast one-liner, often at his own expense, but his good-looking New York-bred Tendencur needs to be taken seriously in the Run for the Roses.
Lenny Shulman gives his thoughts on the top 20 contenders, interviews Mark Casse about Danzig Moon, and reveals his favorite choice of chewing gum. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions watch video
Much like his two horses in the May 2 Kentucky Derby, trainer Bob Baffert seems to be playing a strong hand in the May 1 Eight Belles with grade I winner Callback and multiple stakes winner Enchanting Lady.
Blue Grass runner-up Danzig Moon, trained by Mark Casse, could give Oklahoma energy man John Oxley his second Kentucky Derby victory if he, like Oxley's Monarchos, can pull off a big upset in the Run for the Roses.
Ed Harrell and Gil Moutray formed Alto Racing to participate at racing's highest level, and they have accomplished that dream with Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Materiality.
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