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Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including the day's top sellers, and comments from Walt Robertson, Keeneland Vice President of Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including the day's top sellers, and comments from Walt Robertson, Keeneland Vice President of Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Frankel, the world's highest-rated racehorse, left training Nov. 8 to return to his birthplace, Khalid Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud, near Newmarket, England, where he will start a new career as a stallion.
While the young and beautiful have generated most of the financial fireworks at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale so far, the third session turned out to be the time for an older horse to sparkle.
Mike Lauffer, Bill Cubbedge and Phillips Racing Partnership's Shackleford, winner of the 2011 Preakness, is scheduled to be available for inspection at Darby Dan Farm on Friday through Sunday, but Thursday will not be the last day at the track for the chestnut colt. Shackleford is scheduled to return to Churchill Downs at the beginning of next week and could make his final career start in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap on November 23.
Multiple graded stakes winner Tapizar, winner of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 3, will enter stud in 2013 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.
Trainer John Sadler, who guided multiple Grade 1 victress Switch through a career that saw her earn $1.4 million, was proud as a peacock when the Quiet American five-year-old mare was sold Monday at the Fasig-Tipson select mixed sale for $4.3 million.
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Teuflesberg, sire of Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Trinniberg, will stand in 2013 at Joe McMahon's McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile hero Tapizar will enter stud in 2013 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Kentucky, it was announced Thursday. Bred and raced by Winchell Thoroughbreds and trained by Steve Asmussen, Tapizar will become the first Grade 1 winner by top sire Tapit to stand at Gainesway, where he will stand alongside his sire.
Charles Fipke's Perfect Soul, sire of 2011 Breeders' Cup winner Perfect Shirl, will stand in 2013 at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington for a fee of $7,500 stands and nurses.
John Sadler, who guided Switch through a career in which she earned more than $1.4 million, was proud as a peacock when the Quiet American mare was sold Nov. 5 at the Fasig-Tipson select mixed sale for $4.3 million.
Colonial Downs will host a 25-day spring/summer Thoroughbred meet in 2013 from June 8 through July 13 after approval from the Virginia Racing Commission Nov. 7.
There are new starters in the race with odds-on favorite Suffolk Downs to win the sole destination resort casino license designated for the Boston area, according to a published report Nov. 8.
Undefeated Matchmadeinheaven goes for her fourth straight stakes victory Nov. 11 when she takes on six other 2-year-old fillies in the $125,000 Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Series at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Tell It, a winning stakes-placed daughter of Storm Cat, brought the highest price thus far during the third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when she fetched $540,000 from Blandford Bloodstock.
Hit It Rich ended her 2011 campaign with her first graded stakes win in the Grade 3 Long Island Handicap at Aqueduct. The gray mare will try and end 2012 on a similar note when the $150,000 fixture over 1 3/8 miles on turf is renewed Saturday.
Undefeated Matchmadeinheaven goes for her fourth straight stakes victory Sunday when she takes on six other two-year-old fillies in the $125,000 Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Series at Aqueduct.
Churchill Downs will host the "Parade of Breeders' Cup Champions" on Sunday and while it is sure to be a unique and one-of-a-kind event for fans, the trainers of the top horses also are looking forward to the special ceremony.
Florida Million Day returns to Calder Casino & Race Course for the 11th time Nov. 10, with title defenses in the Bonnie Heath Turf Cup by Bad Debt and the Elmer Heubeck Distaff by My Pal Chrisy highlighting the program.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 242 lots for its Midlantic mixed sale. The auction is scheduled for Dec. 3 in Timonium, Md., and will start at 11 a.m. EST.
Reprinted from The Horse Report with permission from the Center for Equine Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.
Sam-Son Farm will be represented by two sons of Stormy Atlantic -- Up With the Birds and His Race to Win -- in Saturday's C$250,000 Coronation Futurity, at Woodbine.
The Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds shaped up as an intriguing event when two promising colts were supplemented to Europe's final top-level race of the season, to be run Nov. 10.
Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm will hold a stallion show and open house Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
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Oui Say Oui, an Irish-bred daughter of Royal Applause, was purchased for $350,000 by Epona Bloodstock as the top-priced offering during the first half of the Nov. 8 session at the Keeneland November sale in Lexington.
Barbara Hunter, 78, who owned Brownwood Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., died at the farm Nov. 8 after a long illness. She had recent success with homebreds Keertana and Snow Top Mountain.
The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack on Thursday following a nor'easter that passed through the region Wednesday and left behind several inches of wet snow.
Title defenses in the $125,000 Bonnie Heath Turf Cup by Bad Debt and the $150,000 Elmer Heubeck Distaff by My Pal Chrisy highlight the 11th Florida Million Day at Calder on Saturday, an afternoon featuring eight stakes restricted to registered Florida-bred horses and named in honor of Florida racing dignitaries totaling $1 million in purse money.
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Canadian champion filly Tu Endie Wei has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for Brereton C. Jones at his Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
For the second straight day Nov. 8, live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack has been canceled as a result of a nor'easter that passed through New England and left behind several inches of wet snow.
Editor's Note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the British Equine Veterinary Association's 51st annual Congress, held Sept. 12-15 in Birmingham, U.K.
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