Headlines for Tuesday, September 13, 2011

  • Keeneland Sept Sale Wrap: Day 3

    Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including comments from Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland Director of Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Keeneland September Sale Wrap: Day 3

    Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including comments from Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland Director of Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Hip #469, colt; Medaglia d'Oro -- Violent Beauty, by Gone West, brought $600,000 during the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13.

    Medaglia d'Oro Colt Brings $600,000

    A Medaglia d'Oro -- Violent Beauty, by Gone West, colt (Hip No. 469) was purchased by Black Rock Stable for $600,000 from the Hill 'n' Dale Sales consignment during the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Awesome Again Colt Sells for $510,000

    Bluegrass Hall Farm purchased an Awesome Again-Tizso, by Cee's Tizzy, colt (Hip No. 426) for $510,000 from the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment during the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13.

  • Evans Dispersal Horses Shine at Keeneland

    Mike Ryan, acting as agent on behalf of an unnamed client, purchased a Medaglia d'Oro colt for $470,000, the highest priced colt so far during the Sept. 13 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • BC Winner Silver Train to Northview

    Silver Train, winner of the 2005 TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and a leading second-crop sire, will relocate to Northview Stallion Station's Pennsylvanian division near Peach Bottom.

  • Saint Stephen Sires First Winner

    Saint Stephen, a graded stakes-winning full brother to Horse of the Year Ashado, came through with his first winner when his daughter Holy Tempest scored at Northlands Park.

  • Hip #307, filly; Bernardini - Silk n' Sapphire by Smart Strike brings $1.2 million at the Keeneland September sale on Sept. 13.

    Leon Pays $1.2 Million for Bernardini Filly

    Benjamin Leon Jr.'s Besilu Stable went to $1.2 million to acquire a Bernardini filly (Hip No. 307, consigned by Valkyre Stud) produced from the Smart Strike mare Silk n' Sapphire at Keeneland's September yearling sale.

  • Trainer Stephen Lyster

    Trainer Makes Go of It Under Economic Cloud

    Stephen Lyster, a 26-year-old Kentuckian, is trying to build a racing stable at a time when many economic indicators are down. But his family background and appreciation of the horse have him committed to the business.

  • Emerald Beech

    Patience a Virtue for Emerald Beech

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Hitting her stride at 5, Maria's Mon's Saratoga graded stakes winner Emerald Beech is a throwback to the stamina-oriented, late-developing runners of America's turf history.

  • Keeneland September Sale Day 2

    Increases Modest in September Select Sessions

    Business wasn't as brisk the second evening of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington as it was on opening night. But the select portion of the auction still managed to post increases in its key business figures.

  • VLT Revenue Splits Remain Issue in Ohio

    Racetracks and horsemen's groups in Ohio continue to wrestle over how much purses and breed development programs will receive from track-based video lottery terminals, which were legalized earlier this year.

  • Officials Say Report Dispels Drug Criticism

    Racing industry officials said a report that shows 99.5% of biological samples taken from racehorses and tested by laboratories in 2010 were "clean" dispels claims that horse racing is drug-ridden.

  • Keeneland Sept Interview: Tom Thornbury

    Esther Marr talks with Tom Thornbury, Associate Director of Keeneland Sales, about the non select sessions of the 2011 Keeneland September Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Keeneland Sept Interview: Tom Thornbury

    Esther Marr talks with Tom Thornbury, Associate Director of Keeneland Sales, about the non select sessions of the 2011 Keeneland September Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Keeneland Sept Sale Wrap: Day 2

    Esther Marr provides the numbers from day 2 of the Keeneland September Sale and includes totals from the full 2 day select sale session. Esther also interviews Walt Robertson about the select sale.

  • Keeneland September Sale Wrap: Day 2

    Esther Marr provides the numbers from day 2 of the Keeneland September Sale and includes totals from the full 2 day select sale session. Esther also interviews Walt Robertson, vice president of Keeneland, about the select sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Muscle Power Horse Course Archived

    The latest Horse Course from the University of Kentucky&#39;s Veterinary (UK) Diagnostic Laboratory and Gluck Equine Research Center (presented by Pfizer Animal Health) is now available for viewing on TheHorse.com.