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  • Lot 35, a Street Sense colt purchased by Kerri Radcliffe for Phoenix Thoroughbreds

    Street Sense Colt Major Pinhook Score at Arqana

    A Street Sense colt purchased at last year's Keeneland September yearling sale for $15,000 lit up the bid board during the May 12 Arqana breeze up sale in France, selling for a sale record €1.4 million (US$1,521,660).

  • Sloppy morning at Churchill Downs

    Soggy Start to Oaks Day; No Derby Scratches

    Steady rain provided a wet start to the May 5 Kentucky Oaks day card at Churchill Downs and was forecast to continue throughout the day. Also there were no scratches out of the May 6 Kentucky Derby before the 9 a.m. Friday scratch deadline.

  • Billy Koch of Solana Beach Sales

    Creative Cause Filly's Sale Emotional for Koch

    After scoring a big pinhooking profit during the April 28 final session of Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, Billy Koch became emotional when discussing the effort required to get a horse to that point.

  • Union Rags colt sold for $1 million

    Union Rags Colt Hits for New Partnership Group

    A new pinhooking partnership group made a big hit at the April 27 session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale, where a Union Rags colt was sold for $1 million, a tie for the second-highest price of the sale.

  • More Than Ready filly sold for $1 millon

    More Than Ready Filly Led OBS Sale Briefly

    For a brief moment April 27, a dark bay or brown daughter of More Than Ready (Hip 778) was the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale-topper when sold for $1 million, only to be eclipsed by the record-priced Tiznow colt (Hip 793) sold for $2.45 million.

  • HIp 793, a colt by Tiznow, brought $2.45 million

    Tiznow Colt Brings $2.45 Million at OBS

    A Tiznow colt out of the Distorted Humor mare Moonbow lit up the board during the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale when he sold to Coolmore's M.V. Magnier for $2.45 million April 27.

  • Speedway Stable Strikes Late for Malibu Moon Filly

    Among the last horses through the ring during the April 26 second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale was an attractive daughter of Malibu Moon who eventually went to Speedway Stable for $650,000.

  • Hip 584, 2017 OBS 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale

    Medaglia d'Oro Colt New OBS Sale Topper

    A son of Medaglia d'Oro produced by grade 2 winner Indian Vale was purchased by a high-powered partnership for $850,000 to become the new sale-topper at the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training auction.

  • Juveniles get ready to head into the auction ring during the OBS spring sale

    Bull Run Continues at OBS Spring Sale

    Continuing the momentum from the previous day’s opening session, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring auction of 2-year-olds in training continued its bull run April 26, with strong increases in gross and average prices.

  • Hip 345, a filly by Munnings, sold for $425,000 April 26 at the OBS spring sale

    Filly’s Price Tag is Right for the Prices

    Andro and Tracey Price had the biggest score to date for their pinhooking operation when a Munnings filly bought for $67,000 sold for $425,000 during the April 26 of the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale.

  • Hip 383 sold for $575,000

    Distorted Humor Filly Brings $575,000 at OBS

    A well-bred daughter of Distorted Humor sold for $575,000 to become the first 2-year-old of the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale to pass the half-million dollar mark early April 26.

  • Hip 28, an Orb colt consigned by Randy Miles, topped the April 25 first session of the OBS spring sale

    OBS April First Session Soars

    With brisk across-the-board trade, the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training kicked off with double-digit increases in gross and average.

  • Hip 262, a filly by Creative Cause, brought $575,000

    Creative Cause Filly Sells for $575,000

    A daughter of Creative Cause was purchased by Peter Brant's White Birch Farm for $575,000 to become the second-highest priced offering on the April 25 first day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Jacob West, director of bloodstock services for Three Chimneys

    Orb Colt Grew Up, Brought $685,000 at OBS

    An Orb colt purchased as a yearling for $30,000, reflecting his small size, brought a high bid of $685,000 from Three Chimneys Bloodstock, as agent, during the April 25 session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training auction.

  • Hip 402 at the OBS spring 2-year-olds in training sale

    Pricey Filly Tops OBS Pinhook Prospects

    A daughter of leading sire Tapit, produced from multiple grade 1 winner Evening Jewel and bought as a yearling for $400,000, is the highest-priced previously purchased 2-year-old consigned to the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale.

  • Horses walk to and from the track at the OBS facility in Ocala

    OBS Spring Sale to Test Depth of Juvenile Market

    There has been strong demand for 2-year-olds in training through the first four auctions of 2017, but the juvenile marketplace will undergo its stiffest test April 25-28 when Ocala Breeders' Sales conducts its spring sale in Ocala, Fla.

  • A Malibu Moon filly breezes in :20 4/5 in preparation for the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale

    Malibu Moon Filly Fastest at OBS Under Tack Session

    A Malibu Moon filly from the Eddie Woods consignment had the fastest quarter-mile time of :20 4/5 during the April 19 third session of the under tack show in preparation for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Hip 234, a Florida-bred filly from the first crop of Prospective

    Five Share Fastest OBS Work Time

    Five juveniles shared the eighth-mile workout time of :09 4/5 during the April 18 second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2017 spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • D. Wayne Lukas surrounded by former assistants

    Toasting, Not Roasting, Legendary D. Wayne Lukas

    They were there to roast their mentor, but by the end of the night April 17 at the Keeneland sales pavilion, the seven prominent trainers who cut their teeth under legendary D. Wayne Lukas ended up toasting their former boss.

  • Keeneland Ahead of 2016 Through Seven Programs

    Spectacular weather and one of North America's highest purse structures that drew some of the top horses in training combined to boost the numbers in every major statistical category for Keeneland's first seven days.

  • Irap, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency as Hip 612 to the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale

    Irap Latest Sale Success for Dennis O'Neill

    Dennis O'Neill's keen eye has yielded two Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winners and another of his sale finds, Irap, is en route to Churchill Downs following a stunning upset victory in the April 8 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2).

  • Mongolian Saturday (red cap) wins the 2016 Woodford Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select

    Mongolian Saturday Tops Nine-Horse Shakertown Field

    Mongolian Saturday, whose affinity for the Keeneland turf course includes the 2015 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) and last year's Woodford Stakes (G3T), headlines the field of nine entered in the $200,000 Shakertown Stakes (G2T) at 5 1/2 furlongs.

  • The initial focus of screening limits will be substances commonly used in horses

    KY EDRC Backs Screening Limits for Some Substances

    The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has adopted a statement supporting screening limits at drug-testing laboratories as a result of the proliferation of irrelevant substances that have shown up at low levels in equine drug tests.

  • Hip 31, a Redding Colliery colt posted the fastest time of :10.1

    Texas Juvenile Sale 'Bigger and Better'

    Following a one-day delay in the under tack show due to inclement weather, the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s sale of 2-year-olds in training remains on track for April 4, with an amended starting time.

  • Hip 135, a Tapit colt supplemented into the Barretts select sale of 2-year-olds in training

    Tapit Colt Tops Barretts Hips to Watch

    A colt by three-time leading sire Tapit supplemented into the Barretts select sale of 2-year-olds in training tops the list of hips to watch during the March 29 auction at Del Mar.

  • King and His Court wins the 2016 Display Stakes

    Different Paths, Futures for Two Spiral Contenders

    King and His Court and Bronson, two 3-year-old horses entered in the JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) March 25, have taken different paths to the Turfway Park race and are headed in different directions after the race.