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  • Justin Casse said there hasn't been enough time to look at yearlings due to the new format at Keeneland

    Buyers Find New Keeneland Format Challenging

    The new format for Keeneland's September yearling sale in which almost double the number of horses were offered before the Sept. 15 day break in selling than during the same period last year proved challenging for buyers.

  • Hip 319, a Violence colt from the Warrendale consignment, sells for $725,000 Sept. 12

    Violence Colts Return Highest Pinhook Profits

    A Violence colt sold for $725,000 during the Sept. 12 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale produced a whopping return on investment of 760% for the pinhooking entity which bought him as a weanling for $70,000.

  • Harry's Holiday on the track at Churchill Downs ahead of the 2014 Kentucky Derby

    Harry's Holiday to Indiana for 2018

    Justice Farms' grade 3 placed stallion Harry's Holiday will move to Dr. Amy Youngblood's Southern Indiana Equine for the 2018 season to participate in the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program. 

  • Keeneland September Sale Recap Day 4

    Keeneland September Sale Recap Day 4

    Claire Novak recaps Day 4 of the Keeneland September sale, including a look at some of the top hips. Includes comments from Bret Jones, Kerri Radcliffe, and Conrad Bandoroff. Sponsored by Taylor Made Farm

  • La Coronel seeks her fourth straight win when she runs in the Sands Point Stakes (G2T) at Belmont Park Sept. 16

    La Coronel Seeks Rebound in Sands Point

    John Oxley's La Coronel will seek her fourth stakes victory when she takes on a field of eight competitors in the $400,000 Sands Point Stakes (G2T) contested at 1 1/8 miles over Belmont Park's inner turf course.

  • Claiborne Farm's Walker Hancock helped put together Marchmont Stable, which purchased four yearlings for $1.8 million

    Newly Formed Marchmont Stable Seeking Classic Horses

    Marchmont Stable, a group consisting of Claiborne Farm and some of its clients who want to buy two-turn colts with classic potential was active during the first week of the Keeneland September yearling sale, buying four horses for $1.8 million.

  • Multiple Rewards for Jones at Keeneland September

    Airdrie Stud owner Brereton Jones turned his Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You can into another $1 million when he sold a Tapit filly out of the mare, but he got as emotional about a buy-back from his mare named Fought the Fight

  • TCA Provides Grant to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare

    Thoroughbred Charities of America has provided a grant for emergency relief to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare, a Puerto Rico-based nonprofit. The grant will provide hay to racing and retired Thoroughbreds living on the U.S. Virgin islands.

  • Shadwell's Rick Nichols said he was not surprised the operation was the leading Book 1 buyer by gross

    Shadwell Stays Active at End of Book 2

    Shadwell may have been the leading Book 1 buyer Sept. 11 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, with eight horses acquired for $6,825,000, but Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's international operation remained active throughout Book 2 as well.

  • Hip 987, a colt by Curlin, brought $850,000

    Curlin Colt Moves to Top of Keeneland Session

    Nearing the halfway point of the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, a Curlin colt garnered the top price of the day to that point when purchased by Ken McPeek for Fern Circle for $850,000.

  • Hip 1125, a Tapit colt out of Comedy, brought $900,000

    Eric Fein Goes to $900,000 for Tapit Colt

    The Tapit show continues during the fourth day of the Keeneland September yearling sale with a colt out of Comedy going to Eric Fein for $900,000. Comedy is the dam of graded stake winner Taris and stakes winners Theatre Star and Stoweshoe.

  • Barretts Announces 2018 Sale Dates

    Barretts announces 2018 sale dates, with the location of sales the same as 2017. As previously announced, the March and May 2-year-olds in training sales have been combined in 2018 and will held in April.

  • 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.