Headlines for Tuesday, September 9, 2008

  • Kingmambo

    Lane's End Stallions Top Day 2 Sires

    Kingmambo and A.P. Indy, two stallions who stand at Will Farish's Lane's End Farm, emerged on top of the list of leading sires of yearlings sold (minimum three sold) during the Sept. 9 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Dubai Spends More in Select Sessions

    Dubai pumped more money into the select sessions of the Keeneland September yearling sale than it did a year ago even though Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson spent less. And buying entities associated with Dubai also bought more horses.

  • Olin Gentry of Legends Racing

    Hey Big Spenders: Legends on a Roll

    When the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale ended Sept. 9, Olin Gentry and trainer Bob Baffert of Legends Racing rushed to the barn area to look at more horses and get ready for the next day's selling. It's been a busy auction, so far, for the new racing venture, whose formation was announced just prior to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in June when a presentation was made to potential investors in New York.

  • Deputy Wild Cat

    Deputy Wild Cat to Fairberry

    Irving Cowan's Deputy Wild Cat, who previous stood at Rising Hill Farm near Ocala, Fla., will stand in 2009 at Fairberry Farm near Waterloo, Ill.

  • Doncaster Festival Sale Starts Wednesday

    A fortnight after Doncaster's flagship St. Leger yearling sale in England, the South Yorkshire venue plays host to the two-day St. Leger Festival yearling sale on Sept. 10 and 11.

  • Breeders' Incentive Director Named

    Jamie Eads, a Lexington native with extensive experience in the Thoroughbred industry, has been appointed director of breeders' incentives for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • Rick Dutrow, Jr.

    Big Brown All Set For Monmouth Stakes

    On Sept. 9, trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. addressed the media to answer questions about dual-classic winner Big Brown, who returns to the grass in the newly-created Monmouth Stakes Sept. 13 in New Jersey. Though Dutrow fielded questions regarding Big Brown's race this weekend, inevitably, the talk eventually returned to the one subject everyone seems obsessed with: Big Brown vs. Curlin.

  • Kesmarc-Florida to Open Next January

    Doors are set to open in January at Farnsworth Farms' new equine sports medicine and rehabilitation center. Construction is in the final stages at Kesmarc Equine Rehabilitation, the horse therapy facility, designed and dedicated to the recovery and conditioning of professional equine athletes.

  • A.P. Indy is the hot stallion during the early sessions of the 2008 Keeneland Yearling Sale.

    Ferguson: A.P. Indy 'The Top Man'

    John Ferguson, the bloodstock manager Sheikh Mohammed, took a break from his busy schedule to talk to the media Sept. 9 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. He answered questions and responded to observations about Sheikh Mohammed's buying strategy during the auction and indicated that some people might be overanalyzing what he is doing.

  • 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 288 was the early sales-topper, at $1 million, during day 2 of the Keeneland sale.

    A.P. Indy Filly Brings $1 Million

    The Sept. 9 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale picked up where it left off Monday, with John Ferguson purchasing an A.P. Indy filly for $1 million during the early part of the sale.

  • 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.