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  • Long On Value at Woodbine in September

    Long On Value, Airoforce Among Sale Prospects

    Horses of racing age will step up to the plate at the Keeneland November sale Nov. 13-14, with graded stakes winning horses and colts, and a few geldings, scheduled to go through the ring. 

  • Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Enable is one of the four nominees for Cartier Horse of the Year

    Nominees Announced for Cartier Racing Awards

    Following the end of the British flat racing season at Doncaster Nov. 11, the 2017 nominees for the Cartier Racing Awards were announced Nov. 12 with Cracksman, Enable, Ribchester, Ulysses as the nominees for Horse of the Year.

  • Katie Taylor, who manages Bloodstock Investments, went to $200,000 for Hip 1810

    Bloodstock Investments Acquires Carpe Diem Colt

    Bloodstock Investments continued to add to its portfolio of pinhook prospects, going to $200,000 to acquire a colt from the first crop of Carpe Diem during the sixth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Greyvitos wins the Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar

    Greyvitos Speeds to 19-1 Upset in Bob Hope Stakes

    With the addition of blinkers and some aggressive riding from Victor Espinoza, the 2-year-old Malibu Moon colt shot to the front in the seven-furlong test and led every step of the way to break his maiden in the grade 3 event.

  • Adrian Regan of Hunter Valley Farm

    Reasonable Reserves Boost Hunter Valley Consignment

    Hunter Valley Farm has had a successful Keeneland November breeding stock sale, ostensibly due to the ability of the Versailles, Ky., nursery to establish reserves that enable the large consignment to have a high turnover rate.

  • Hip 1460, a filly from the first crop of Lea, sells for $230,000 at the Keeneland November sale

    Lea Weanlings Off to Strong Start for Value Sire

    The first crop of Claiborne Farm's Lea made a splash when going through the sales ring for the first time at the Keeneland November sale, with a filly bringing the top price for a weanling during the Nov. 11 session.

  • All proceeds from Dicey Flat's sale Nov. 12 at Keeneland will to go Lexington Catholic's tuition assistance program

    Taylor Made Offers Mare for Charity at Keeneland

    When Hip 1742 goes through the ring at the Keeneland November sale Nov. 12, Taylor Made Sales Agency isn't just offering a nice mare named Dicey Flats in foal to Verrazano, but the chance to donate to a good cause as well.

  • The Unsolved Mystery of Arrogate

    We should remember the Arrogate who raised goose bumps on our arms and left us numb from the experience of watching him run. And we should ignore the phantom who floundered at Del Mar, as we would any mirage.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    $450K Yearling Shines in Eventing Second Career

    With a solid purchase price and now in the care of Darley, it seemed that the youngster, named Regiment, had a bright future ahead on the racetrack. But it wasn't on the racetrack where he began to shine.

  • Redzel takes the Darley Classic at Flemington

    Redzel Rolls Again in Darley Classic

    Redzel followed up his victory in the TAB Everest Stakes by taking command early in the Darley Classic (G1) at Flemington Nov. 11 and holding off longshot Terravista for his sixth straight win.

  • 2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 4 Recap

    2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 4 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps day 4 of the Keeneland November sale with a look at the top hips of the day, as well as comments from John Sikura, Matt Lyons, and Michael Hernon. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Woodford Thoroughbreds' Matt Lyons.

    Tension Tops Keeneland's Fourth Session

    It was the total package: Tension, a young daughter of leading sire Tapit in foal to prominent sire Curlin lit up the Keeneland November breeding stock bid board, going for $750,000 to the account of Woodford Thoroughbreds.

  • Soutache, a son of Backtalk, winning the In Reality Stakes earlier this year

    Backtalk Moves to GoldMark for 2018

    Backtalk, a grade 2 winner and sire of multiple stakes winner Soutache, moves to GoldMark Farm near Ocala, Fla., for the 2018 breeding season. The son of Smarty Jones previously stood at Vinery Florida and Bridlewood.

  • Retired Jockey Dlugopolski Dies at Age 60

    Stakes-winning jockey Anthony "Tony" Dlugopolski, who rode for 25 years before suffering injuries that left him a quadriplegic in a 2001 spill at Mountaineer Park, died at age 60 Nov. 9 at his home in New Manchester, W.Va.

  • Belinda Stronach will be honored at annual awards luncheon, held during the Jockeys' Guild assembly

    Jockeys' Guild Set for Annual Assembly in December

    The Jockeys' Guild Annual Assembly, sponsored by Betfair USA, will bring together Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys from around the country Dec. 11-12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Multiple graded stakes winner Kobe's Back will stand at Bonita Farm for $3,000 in 2018

    Kobe's Back Arrives at Bonita Farm

    Kobe's Back, a multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire sprinter and the first son of Flatter to stand in the Mid-Atlantic region, has arrived at Bonita Farm near Darlington, Md., to stand for the 2018 season.

  • Owner Conference Photos, Videos Available

    The owner conference was held Monday, October 30, through Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif., to coincide with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

  • Breeders' Cup Completes Comprehensive Testing Program

    Breeders' Cup completed an unprecedented out of competition pre- and post-race testing program at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar, Nov. 3-4, which included the testing of 195 horses.

  • NYTHA president Rick Violette Jr.

    NYTHA Says Split Sample Program Has Started

    In a release sent to members, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said a split sample program for horsemen racing at New York Racing Association tracks started with opening day of the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet Nov. 3.

  • 2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 3 Recap

    2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 3 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps day 3 of the Keeneland November sale with a look at the top hips of the day and comments Chris Richardson, Managing Director of Cheveley Park Stud and Yukio Shimokobe of Shimokobe Farm. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.