Headlines for Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • Keeneland September Sale Recap Day 3

    Keeneland September Sale Recap Day 3

    Claire Novak recaps day 3 of the Keeneland September Sale, including comments from David Anderson, Kerri Radcliffe, and Eric Fein. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Messi wins the 2016 Sky Classic Stakes at Woodbine

    Messi Returns to Woodbine for Northern Dancer

    Gestut Brummerhof's homebred Messi hasn't visited the winner's circle in more than a year, but he'll return to the location of his last victory in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (G1T) at Woodbine.

  • Kelly's Humor wins the Ellis Park Debutante

    Take Charge Paula, Kelly’s Humor Head Pocahontas

    Two stakes winning juvenile fillies, who are both two-for-two in their short careers so far, will put their undefeated records on the line when they take on eight others in the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs Sept. 16.

  • Hip 820, a colt by Curlin out of Sumptuous, sells for $725,000

    Curlin Colt Goes to Juddmonte Farms for $725,000

    The colt (Hip 820) was bred and raised by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and sold by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield consignment. Sumptuous is a half sister to graded stakes winner Strike It Rich (by Unbridled's Song).

  • Hip 564, a $975,000 colt by Will Take Charge, was bought by Willis Horton

    First-Crop Yearling Sire Showdown at Keeneland

    Three Chimneys Farm's champion Will Take Charge led the ranks of first-crop yearling sires during the Keeneland September yearling sale's third session Sept. 13, bolstered by a $975,000 colt that was the fourth-highest price of the day.

  • Kerri Radcliffe (left) with Eric Fein (center) at the Keeneland September yearling sale

    Radcliffe Forging New Partnerships at Keeneland

    Kerri Radcliffe, who has emerged as one of the biggest players in the North American auction market as she buys on behalf of Phoenix Thoroughbreds, is also forging new relationships within the industry at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • World Approval wins the Fourstardave going one mile Aug. 12

    World Approval Takes Aim at Woodbine Mile

    The notion that World Approval thrives when given something to attack was the catalyst behind the decision to shorten him to up one mile. Trainer Mark Casse hopes that call will produce a victory in the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) Sept. 16.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    New Vocations/TIP Championship Show Brings OTTBs to KY

    More than 250 off-track Thoroughbreds descended on the Kentucky Horse Park's Rolex Stadium in Lexington Sept. 8-10 as part of the first-ever New Vocations Charity Thoroughbred Show/Thoroughbred Incentive Program Championships.

  • Breeders' Cup Logo

    Breeders' Cup Festival Events Announced

    The San Diego Tourism Authority, San Diego Sports Alliance and organizers of the Host Committee today announced the 2017 Breeders' Cup Festival, a week-long series of events and activations leading up to the 34th annual World Championships.

  • Tapwrit will be evaluated at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington

    Tapwrit to Rood & Riddle With Foot Injury

    Tapwrit, the 2017 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner, has been sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after he emerged from the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with a foot injury.

  • Meet My Buddy

    T.I.P. Championship Winners Announced

    The inaugural Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championship Horse Show was held Sunday, September 10, 2017, in the Rolex Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, coinciding with the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show.

  • Hip 587, a Scat Daddy colt, sells for $1.1 million at the Keeneland September yearling sale

    Scat Daddy Colt Brings $1.1 Million

    Moments after a colt by Will Take Charge sold for $975,000, a colt by Scat Daddy brought $1.1 million during a heated early start to Book 2 Sept. 13 at the Keeneland September yearling sale. M.V. Magnier signed the ticket from the back ring.

  • Hip 564, a colt by Will Take Charge, brought $975,000

    Will Take Charge Colt Brings $975,000

    Hip 564, a flashy son of champion Will Take Charge, sold to Willis Horton for $975,000 early during the Sept. 13 second session of Book 2 at the 2017 Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • In Search of the True Milers

    So, one must ask: When is a mile not a mile? In a pure horse racing sense it is a mile run around two turns instead of the more traditional flat mile around one turn.

  • Keeneland September Yearling Sale Recap Day 2

    Keeneland September Sale Recap Day 2

    Claire Novak recaps day 2 of the Keeneland September Sale, including comments from Kerri Radcliffe, Brian Graves, John Sikura, and more. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.