Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year and champion older mare, brought some major fireworks to the Fasig-Tipton November sale when she commanded a final bid of $10 million from Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm.
Contested, a dual grade I-winning daughter of Ghostzapper, brought the highest price during the first two hours of the Nov. 5 Fasig-Tipton November sale when she fetched $2.3 million as Hip No. 41.
Distorted Humor, last year's leading sire by progeny earnings, will stand in 2013 for the same $100,000 fee that he stood for in 2012
Hansen, the champion two-year-old colt of 2011, has been purchased to stand at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Kentucky.
A montage of Melbourne Cup trainers gives you their top three picks and other tid-bits about the big race! watch video
Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor reflects on his horse Calvaryman's draw for the 2012 Melbourne Cup in Australia. Calvaryman will be one of jockey Frankie Dettori's last mounts for Godolphin in Australia. watch video
Godolphin Racing's Questing, who was eased in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) after showing no inclination to run, was found to have suffered an injury to her eye, though no one knows exactly how it happened.
Lane's End stallion Smart Strike, a two-time leading sire, will stand in 2013 for $85,000, the same fee he stood for in 2012.
With the number of U.S. race days in October down 7.86% from the comparable month a year ago, wagering on U.S. races fell 8.79%, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators from Equibase Company.
The Breeders' Cup Classic Nov. 3 from Santa Anita Park managed an overnight rating of 2.2 across 56 metered markets, which equates to approximately 1.7 million households.
Multiple grade I winner To Honor and Serve has been retired from racing to stand at Antony Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr talks with Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell. Esther also asks Geoffrey about Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic winner Royal Delta in last year's sale. watch video
Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and Eclipse Award winner Hansen has been purchased to stand at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
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.
Evan recaps the weekend of exciting Breeders' Cup action! watch video
World traveler Rhythm of Light, coming off a group II win in Turkey, turned in an explosive stretch run to capture the $150,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) on closing day of the fall meet at Santa Anita Park Nov. 4.
Relive the races and sights of the Saturday race card. view slideshow
Betfair Hollywood Park begins its 32nd autumn/winter meet Thursday, Nov. 8, a 24-day stand that runs though Dec. 16.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who had high hopes and 10 horses to run in the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, drew a doughnut for the weekend, but still managed to smile and put a philosophical turn to things.
The New York Racing Association will contribute to Hurricane Sandy disaster relief in New York with a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross.
Trainer Ian Wilkes plans to give Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned a break after his taxing effort Nov. 3 and is hoping to return to Santa Anita Park next fall for the 30th World Champinships in 2013.
With the economy improving and the Thoroughbred market rebounding, Keeneland officials are anticipating a robust November breeding stock sale. The auction will kick off its 11-day run Nov. 6 in Lexington.
Atlantic Hurricane blew in at the last moment to nose out longshot Youcan'tcatchme for a repeat victory in the $156,153 Ontario Fashion Stakes (Can-III) Nov. 4 at Woodbine.
Powered by victories on Royal Delta in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) and Mizdirection in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith has won the Bill Shoemaker Award.
Violence proved profitable in the $200,000 Nashua Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds Nov. 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Major sire Speightstown is recovering well after undergoing colic surgery for a nephrosplenic entrapment Saturday morning at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington.
In a juvenile filly stakes worthy of Breeders' Cup weekend, My Happy Face nipped Cue the Moon by a neck in the $142,500 Tempted (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 4.
Godolphin Racing's Hunter's Light and jockey Silvestre De Sousa notched breakthrough wins at the highest level on Nov. 4 when partnering for a victory in the Premio Roma GBI Racing (Ity-I) at Capannelle Racecourse in Rome.
A competitive field of 24 is set for the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I), including the event's two most recent winners, French stayers Americain and Dunaden, who will square off in Australia's greatest race Nov. 6.
The Fasig-Tipton November sale, which is known for its prominent cast of selected entries, will again feature several standouts, including this year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Zagora.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr talks with Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning about the November sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
Images from the 2012 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. View Slideshow
Janis R. Whitham's Fort Larned led from gate to wire and held off a sustained stretch bid by Mucho Macho Man to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) before a crowd of 55,123 at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.
Breeders' Cup reported that a total of nearly $144.3 million was wagered on the two-day World Championships Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park, down from the $161.5 million figure a year ago at Churchill Downs.
Comments from the connections of Fort Larned, after his victory in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman recaps an exciting Saturday at the Breeders' Cup, including Fort Larned's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic. Sponsored by Vinery. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of Wise Dan after his win in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Mile. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of Trinniberg after his win in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Sprint. Watch Video
The connections of Little Mike discuss his victory in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of Shanghai Bobby, after his win in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Watch Video
Comments from the owner of 2012 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Tapizar. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of Mizdirection, after her win in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. Watch Video
Morton Fink's Wise Dan squarely put himself in the mix for a variety of championships this year with a superior course-record victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.
Comments from the connections of Groupie Doll after her victory in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. Watch Video
Trinniberg, overlooked at odds of 13-1, proved his doubters wrong when he posted his first grade I victory in the $1.5 million XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint by three-quarters of a length Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.
Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner Little Mike upset the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and finished a tick off a 23-year-old track record to do so, holding off Point of Entry while getting 1 1/2 miles in 2:22.83
Undefeated Shanghai Bobby wrapped up an Eclipse Award Nov. 3 with a gutty head victory over 19-1 outsider He's Had Enough in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.
A 4-year-old daughter of Eddington, Team Forster's Brushed by a Star is enjoying her best season as the Chilukki marked her third stakes win this season.
Mizdirection provided a rumble in The Jungle at Santa Anita Nov. 3, taking the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) with a thrilling stretch drive in near-record time.
Tapizar, returning to the scene of his only graded stakes wins for trainer Steve Asmussen, took the lead in upper stretch and drew away for a handy win in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.
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