• Louisiana to Adopt Racehorse Steroids Rule

    <P>Using emergency regulations, the Louisiana Racing Commission has banned the use of anabolic steroids in racehorses effective Jan. 1, 2009. <P>Racing commission executive director Charlie Gardiner said the regulations were adopted Dec. 2 via emergency procedure to have them on the books in time for the first of the year. "The end of January was the ea...

  • NY Sale Company Voids Purchase of Horses

    The New York Breeders' Sales Company voided the purchase of a number of horses that sold during the Oct. 12 Fall Breeding Stock Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., after it was determined the buyer of those horses failed to properly establish credit.

  • J Be K

    J Be K to Gainesway

    Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables' J Be K has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2009 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington. His 2009 fee will be $10,000.

  • Hip #1014; Danceinthesunlight (A. P. Indy - Dancethruthedawn by Mr. Prospector), brought $675,000 to top Day 4 at the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Same Story at Keeneland Day Four

    It was more of the same for the fourth session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6 at the Central Kentucky auction house as the number of horses sold, gross, average, and median all fell from last year's marks.

  • Hip #1014; Danceinthesunlight (A. P. Indy - Dancethruthedawn by Mr. Prospector) brought $675,000 to start off day 4 at the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Keeneland Day Four Gets Underway

    Sam-Son Farm-bred Danceinthesunlight, the first horse through the sales ring, got the fourth session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale off to a strong start Nov. 6 when she was purchased by Southern Equine for $675,000.

  • Henny Hughes, whose weanlings have been getting positive reviews at the November breeding stock sale.

    First-Crop Weanling Chatter

    The annual November breeding stock sale is a showcase of first-crop weanling sires. Below is a random sampling of comments about the new sires and their weanlings.

  • Patrick Biancone at the Keeneland November Sale.

    Biancone Buys Baroness Thatcher

    Trainer Patrick Biancone went to $1.8 million to acquire grade III winner Baroness Thatcher during the late portion of day two of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 4 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Mushka was the sales topper midway through the second day of the Keeneland November Sale.

    Mushka Sells for $2.4 Million

    Grade II winner Mushka was purchased by Elizabeth Moran's Brushwood Stable for $2.4 million to keep the second session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale rolling along Nov. 4 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Lady Joanne, hip 381, brings $1.25 million during the Nov. 4 morning session of the Keeneland Sale.

    Lady Joanne Goes for $1.25 Million

    Adena Springs' Frank Stronach went to $1.25 million to acquire grade I winner Lady Joanne in foal to Mr. Greeley to kick start the second session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 4 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Eight Belles&#39; dam Away sells for $2.5 million at Keeneland Nov. 3.

    Dam of Eight Belles Brings $2.5 Million

    Away, the dam of the ill-fated Eight Belles, was purchased for $2.5 million during the opening session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Hip 215, a granddaughter of Better Than Honour, sold for $1.475 million Nov. 3 at Keeneland.

    Filly Out of Teeming Brings $1.475

    On the heels of Better Than Honour selling for $14 million, a bay filly out of her daughter, Teeming, sold to Reiley McDonald of Eaton Sales for $1.475 million late in the opening session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3.

  • Shadow Cast Sells for $2.3 Million

    Representing Sheikh Mohammed, John Ferguson went to $2.3 million to acquire grade I winner Shadow Cast during the afternoon portion of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Shadow Cast brought $2.3 million during the Monday, Nov. 3 afternoon session at Keeneland.

    Shadow Cast Sells for $2.3 Million

    Representing Sheikh Mohammed, John Ferguson went to $2.3 million to acquire grade I winner Shadow Cast during the afternoon portion of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Hystericalady in the Keeneland sales ring Nov. 3.

    Hystericalady Brings $3 Million

    Selling as a racing or broodmare prospect, grade I winner Hystericalady was purchased by Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock advisor, John Ferguson, for $3 million during the early portion of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Diamond Necklace in the Keeneland Sales ring Nov. 3.

    Diamond Necklace Sells for $1.3 Million

    Diamond Necklace, carrying a foal by Giant's Causeway, brought $1.3 million to get the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale off to a good start Nov. 3 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Stardom Bound is one of the grade I winners to be offered at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select sale.

    Confidence High at FT November Sale

    A small catalogue of boutique offerings combined with a dash of confidence from sale company officials and consignors could be the just the right recipe for the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select sale. The one-day auction begins at 3 p.m. at the sale company's Newtown Paddocks near Lexington.

  • Better Than Honour

    Better Than Honour: A Rare Jewel

    Amongst all the equine sapphires and emeralds selling at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale, breeders are also going to be offered the chance to buy the equine equivalent of the Hope Diamond.

  • FT Ky Sale Ends In Decline

    The three-day Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale at the sale company's Newtown Paddocks near Lexington ended Oct. 22 with across the board declines.

  • Giant's Causeway Son Tops FT Ky Sale

    A $310,000 son of Giant's Causeway topped the second session of the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale at the sale company's Newtown Paddocks near Lexington. Despite six horses bringing six figure prices, the overall statistics for the sale continue to slide.

  • Hip 197, the sales topper for Day 1

    FT Kentucky Sale Down Across Board

    The 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale suffered across the board declines in its opening session Oct. 20 at the sale company's Newtown Paddocks near Lexington.

  • J Be K won the Bay Shore earlier this year.

    J Be K Out of Breeders' Cup Sprint

    J Be K is out of the Oct. 25 Sentient Flight Group Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Santa Anita, according to Sobhy Sonbol, racing manager for Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables.

  • Zayat Adheres to Plan, Selling Horses

    Following his business plan, Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables will offer more than 70 horses, including grade III winner Baroness Thatcher, during the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, which begins Nov. 3. Eaton Sales will consign the horses, which will include racing, broodmare, and stallion prospects, as well as a few weanlings.

  • Princess Rooney won the inaugural Breeders&#39; Cup Distaff (gr. I)

    Champion Princess Rooney Dead

    Eclipse Award winner Princess Rooney was euthanized at Gentry Brothers Farm near Lexington Oct. 7 due to complications of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). She was 28.

  • Tony Bowling

    Bowling Has New Venture, New Partner

    Tony Bowling is "All In" for the 2009 2-year-old in training sale season. The Ocala, Fla.-based pinhooker has left long-time partner Bobby Dodd and has formed All In Sales agency.

  • Hip 678; colt; Holy Bull - Disco Darlin&#39; by Citidancer topped the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall yearling sale with a final bid of $320,000.

    F-T Midlantic Finishes with Declines

    Continuing the trend with the season's previous yearling sales, the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall yearling sale ended its three-day run at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., Oct. 1 with downturns across the board and an increase in the buy-back rate.

  • Hip 612; colt; Tiznow - Cinnamon Spice by Seeking the Goldhalf topped the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale with a final bid of $170,000.

    Two Days of Declines at F-T Midlantic

    It was more of the same during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale Sept. 30 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., as gross, average, and median took dives while the buy-back rate climbed.

  • Hip 205 was the top priced yearling in the first day of the FT Midlantic Sale.

    Midlantic Sale Declines on Opening Day

    The opening session of the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Eastern Fall yearling sale, Sept. 29 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., took hits in key statistical areas, with gross and average falling, but the median remained steady.

  • Cautiously Optimistic at FT Midlantic

    If two words could sum up the thoughts of the consignors and sale company officials on the eve of the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall yearling sale, those words could be 'cautiously optimistic.' The sale kicks off its three-day run Sept. 29 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., with sessions beginning at 10 a.m.

  • Zero Steroid Positives at Keeneland Sale

    Buyers of 94 of the 3,605 yearlings sold during the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale requested tests for exogenous anabolic steroids during the 15-session auction which ran from Sept. 8-23 in Central Kentucky. Keeneland reported all tests were returned negative.

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    Zenyatta Looks to Stay Perfect

    Unbeaten Zenyatta will be looking for career win No. 8 when she takes the gate for the Lady's Secret Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27 at Oak Tree at Santa Anita. The California-based runner will face four rivals, including grade I winner Hystericalady, in the 1 1/16-mile race.

  • Hip 1084; filly; Medaglia d&#39;Oro - Amizette by Forty Niner  brought a final bid of $1.1 million to lead the way on day 4 of the Keeneland September Yearling sale.

    Seven-Figure Filly Highlights Day Four

    Despite a filly by Medaglia d'Oro selling for $1.1 million and the session realizing a 3.9% increase in the number of horses sold compared to last year, day four of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 11 saw declines in gross, average, and median.

  • Hip 1084 brings a day four high price of $1.1 million.

    $1.1 Million Medaglia d'Oro Filly

    A dark bay or brown filly by Medaglia d'Oro fetched a final bid of $1.1 million from Dr. Karen Sanderson, who was making her first purchase at the Keeneland September yearling sale during the marathon auction's fourth session Sept. 11.

  • Hip 712, a colt by Mr. Greeley, brought $875,000 in the third session of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Mr. Greeley Colt Sells for $875,000

    A chestnut son of Mr. Greeley went to Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables for $875,000 midway through the third session of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 10 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • The session topper for Day 2 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale; Hip 318, colt, A.P. Indy - Taegu by Halo.

    Two Days of Declines at Keeneland Sale

    Keeneland director of sales Geoffrey Russell is taking two straight days of declines in the 2008 September yearling sale in stride by saying it is just a factor of the economic world we are living in today. "This establishes what the market is," Russell said at the close of the Sept. 9 session. "Everybody is here and they have now set the table. This is what the world is today, and they have established the value of these horses."

  • A Fitting Tribute For Mullins

    The only yearling consigned by the late David Mullins' Doninga sold for $350,000 during the early portion of the third session of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 10 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • This son of A.P. Indy brought $1.5 million during the second day of the Keeneland sale Tuesday morning.

    A.P. Indy Colt Continues to Top Sale

    A son of A.P. Indy continues to top the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale with a price tag of $1.5 million. The second highest price of the day--$1.25 million--belongs to a daughter of Giant's Causeway purchased by Troy Steve Bloodstock.

  • Hip 329 has been removed from the Keeneland sale.

    Storm Cat-Tranquility Lake Colt Out

    A son of Storm Cat out of grade I winner Tranquility Lake has been scratched from the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale. The dark bay or brown colt was scheduled to sell during the auction's second session, Sept. 9 ,as Hip No. 329 from the consignment of Lane's End, agent for breeders Martin and Pam Wygod.

  • Hip 147, a daughter of A. P. Indy, brings $3.1 million during the opening session of the Keeneland September sale.

    A.P. Indy Filly Brings $3.1 Million

    Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock advisor John Ferguson goes to $3.1 million to secure daughter of A.P. Indy during opening session of Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 8.

  • Rich Pedigrees Offered at Keeneland

    The catalogues for the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale are ripe with potential superstars, but there are a few that will be looked at more closely than most based on famous family members.

  • Raton, N.M., to Get Racetrack

    The New Mexico Racing Commission approved the racing license application by Horse Racing at Raton, paving the way for construction of a proposed $50-million Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse track and casino to be constructed in the northern part of the state.

  • Steroid testing at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

    Steroid Tests Increase at Saratoga Sale

    Fasig-Tipton officials reported buyers requested steroid tests on 30 of the 122 yearlings (24.6%) that sold during the two-day Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale Aug. 4-5 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Results of the tests are expected early in the week of Aug. 11.