Headlines for Tuesday, November 6, 2012

  • Whisper Hill buys Plum Pretty for $4.2 million at Keeneland

    PLUM PRETTY (Medaglia d'Oro), winner of last year's Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks and the Grade 1 Apple Blossom Handicap in April, brought a final bid $4.2 million at Tuesday's opening session of the 2012 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale in Lexington, Kentucky. The winning bidder was Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm, which bought reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace (Saint Liam) for $10 million Monday night at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale.

  • Keeneland November Sale Day 1 Wrap

    Esther Marr recaps Day 1 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including the sale of Plum Pretty. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Keeneland November Day 1 Wrap

    Esther Marr recaps Day 1 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including the sale of Plum Pretty. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Breeders' Cup Feature

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  • Hollywood opens 24-day fall meet

    Hollywood Park will begin its 32nd Autumn Meet Thursday, with post time at 12:30 p.m. (PST). Scheduled for 24 days through December 16, the meet is highlighted by four Grade 1 events and the annual Autumn Turf Festival (November 23-25).

  • TRF Opens 'Second Chances Ranch' in Illinois

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has announced an agreement with the State of Illinois to open its ninth correctional facility-based farm., the Second Chances Ranch at the Vandalia Correctional Facility in Vandalia.

  • Breeders' Cup Drug Samples All Clear

    All samples collected from horses that ran in the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2-3 have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at UC Davis.

  • Claiming Crown Nomination Deadline Nov. 9

    The nomination deadline for the Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park is Nov. 9. This year's event, which will feature seven races worth a total of $850,000, is scheduled for Dec. 1, opening day of the Gulfstream 2012-13 meet.

  • Dual grade I winner Zazu fetched $2.1 million during the first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6.

    GI Winner Zazu Fetches $2.1M at Keeneland

    Dual grade I winner Zazu fetched $2.1 million from Katsumi Yoshida's Japan-based Northern Farm at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6. She was consigned by William S. Farish's Lane's End, agent.

  • Plum Pretty was purchased for $4.2 million during the first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. KEENov2012Hip96_3KEEtn.jpg

    Pope Spends $4.2 Million on Plum Pretty

    Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm bought Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Plum Pretty for $4.2 million from Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Cry and Catch Me Brings $3.5 Million at F-T

    Cry and Catch Me fetched $3.5 million from Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud at the Nov. 5 Fasig-Tipton November sale. The Street Cry mare was consigned by John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent.

  • Nov. 3 Breeders&#39; Cup Classic received a 2.0 national rating on NBC.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Classic/26128658_j8xsjs#!i=2194603847&amp;k=jVZgqdP&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    BC Classic TV Ratings Rise; Undercard Falls

    Viewership numbers for the Breeders' Cup Classic nearly doubled from 2011 as NBC got a 2.0 rating for its primetime coverage of the 2012 event, up from a 1.0 rating the Classic received on ESPN a year ago.

  • Harmonious brought $2.8 million in the first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Harmonious Commands $2.8 Million at Keeneland

    Grade I winner Harmonious brought $2.8 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6. Acquired by Mandore International Agency, the daughter of Dynaformer was consigned by Lane's End, agent.

  • Havre de Grace

    Fasig-Tipton November Wrap

    Esther Marr reviews the Fasig-Tipton November sale and the purchase of Havre de Grace. Also, comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.

  • Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup.

    Green Moon Pulls Melbourne Cup Upset

    Green Moon upstaged the two most recent winners of the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) when he captured this year's edition of "the race that stops a nation" Nov. 6 at Flemington Racecourse.

  • Fasig-Tipton November Wrap

    Esther Marr reviews the Fasig-Tipton November sale and the purchase of Havre de Grace. Also, comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.