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  • Cash Control wins the Old Forester Mint Julep at Churchill Downs

    Cash Control Leads Field of 13 in Cardinal

    Richard and Bertram Klein's homebred Cash Control returns to the site of her lone graded stakes victory, breaking from post No. 12 in a field of 13 for the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) going 1 1/8 miles at Churchill Downs Nov. 19.

  • Boarding - Finding The Right Fit

    Choosing where to board your broodmare and, subsequently, where to raise your foal are crucial decisions not to be made without careful study and examination of all alternatives.

  • Heart to Heart enters Artie Schiller Stakes off a win in the Knickerbocker.

    Heart to Heart Draws Wide in Artie Schiller

    Multiple graded stakes winner Heart to Heart will try for a second straight stakes win in New York when he starts in an expected full field in the one-mile Artie Schiller Stakes Nov. 19 on the Aqueduct Racetrack turf.

  • Racing on Santa Rosa's turf course

    CHRB Takes Step Toward Resolving NorCal Dates

    The California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee took a step toward resolving a nearly six-month-long dispute regarding Northern California's 2017 schedule Nov. 16, with a recommendation that largely resembles 2016's slate in the region.

  • Claiming Crown Sees 279 Nominations

    The 18th running of the $1.1 Claiming Crown, to be hosted by Gulfstream Park for the fifth consecutive year, received 279 nominations for the nine-race event that will highlight the opening of the Championship Meet on Saturday, Dec. 3.

  • Memories of Sham Rekindled With New Book

    With Sham sort of back in the spotlight again, I went back to a 2009 column I wrote on the colt and felt enough years had passed to re-work and re-edit it by adding new material and tell his story once again even more comprehensively.

  • Jeff Lowe, of Team Valor, Margaret Ransom, and Team Valor chief executive officer Barry Irwin.

    Stan Bergstein Writing Award to Ransom

    Margaret Ransom has won the Stan Bergstein Writing Award for a story that revealed dire conditions for more than 40 horses at a Kentucky farm that led to animal cruelty charges against Chuck and Maria Borell. 

  • Sunland Park Opens Dec. 16

    Sunland Park, which opens its 72-day meet Dec. 16, releases its stakes schedule that features the grade III, $800,000 Sunland Derby.

  • Hip 2973 from Lane's End Conquest Stables dispersal brings $785,000 at the 2016 Keeneland November Sale.

    Conquest Dispersal Boosts Keeneland Day 8

    Boosted by the conclusion of the Conquest Stables dispersal, the Nov. 15 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale soared past the comparable day a year ago, bringing the cumulative numbers to nearly even terms with '15.

  • Will Take Charge

    Will Take Charge Weanlings Well Received

    At the current Keeneland November breeding stock sale, Three Chimneys Farm’s Will Take Charge leads sires with first foals of 2016 going under the hammer, with 18 sold for $2,312,000 through Nov. 15.

  • Unbridled's Song

    Legacy of Unbridled's Song Going Strong

    Less than two weeks after his son Arrogate reeled in champion California Chrome to capture the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Unbridled's Song has top billing once more as the leading sire by gross through Book 4 at Keeneland November.

  • Owner Conference Video Links Available

    Video presentations from the third Thoroughbred Owner Conference, co-hosted by OwnerView and BloodHorse and sponsored by Breeders' Cup Ltd., Keeneland Association, and The Stronach Group, are available here.

  • Uptown Twirl tops Nov. 14 session at Keeneland November.

    Conquest Horses, Uptown Twirl Rock Keeneland

    Boosted by the first day of the Conquest Stables dispersal and the historic sale of Uptown Twirl for $1,075,000, prices soared during the Nov. 14 seventh session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Flintshire wins the 2016 Sword Dancer.

    Flintshire's Stud Fee Set at $20,000

    Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Nov. 14 Juddmonte's homebred and leading turf horse Flintshire will stand the 2017 breeding season for a fee of $20,000, live foal stands and nurses. 

  • Conquest Vivi sells at Keeneland November.

    Conquest Dispersal Day 1 Exceeds Expectations

    The dispersal of Conquest Stables began Nov. 14 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, topped by the $800,000 bid by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables for Conquest Serenade, a half sister to Canadian champion Fatal Bullet.

  • Bergstein Writing Award to be Awarded Nov. 16

    Team Valor International will reveal the winner of the $25,000 Stan Bergstein Writing Award Nov. 16 in a live video broadcast at noon ET. The live webcast will be available here and archived at the same address. 

  • Uptown Twirl sells for $1.075 million at Keeneland November.

    Classic Empire's Half Sister Goes for $1.075M

    Uptown Twirl, a stake-winning half sister to multiple grade I winner Classic Empire was purchased by Three Chimneys Farm for $1,075,000 to take the lead during the Nov. 14 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale

  • Hip 2242 at the 2016 Keeneland November Sale

    Conquest Serenade Sells for $800,000

    Another filly from the blockbuster Conquest Stables dispersal lit up the Keeneland November breeding stock sale bid board Nov. 14 when Conquest Serenade was purchased by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stable for $800,000.

  • Hip 2178, Tim McMurry, 2016 Keeneland November Sale

    $400,000 Filly Jumpstarts Conquest Dispersal

    Conquest Curlgirl, a graded stakes-placed daughter of Curlin, was purchased early by Sea Horse Breeders for $400,000 at the Complete Dispersal of Conquest Stables, being held during the Nov. 14 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Starquine, iStable Teams Launch Horseco

    The teams that brought iStable, the industry's leading stable management platform, and Starquine, the leading online sales platform currently servicing the thoroughbred industry, have collaborated to form Horseco Inc.

  •  Hip 1751 Moonlight Sky from Denali Stud is bought for $240,000 by Kern Thoroughbreds

    Moonlight Sky Tops Keeneland's Sixth Session

    Moonlight Sky, a full sister to grade III winner Sky Girl, was sold for $240,000 to top the Nov. 13 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale that saw key figures dip from the comparable session a year ago.

  • Tepin

    Tepin Aiming for Dubai Turf

    This year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) runner-up will target next year's $6 million Dubai Turf (UAE-I), according to assistant trainer Norman Casse.

  • Keeneland November

    Benoit Strikes Again for Quality at Keeneland

    For the second day in a row, Louisiana breeder Evelyn Benoit struck for a high-priced mare to breed to her stallion Star Guitar, going to $550,000 for Five Star Momma during the fifth session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.

  • Hay Dakota and jockey Denny Velazquez

    Hay Dakota Upsets Commonwealth Turf

    Sent to post at odds of 29-1 in a field of 11 for the 1 1/16-mile event, Hay Dakota was third-to-last at the top of the stretch but swung wide to deliver his late kick and outran Bondurant at the finish to stop the clock in 1:43.60 over firm turf.

  • Bigger Picture wins the 2016 Red Smith

    Bigger Picture Makes the Grade in Red Smith

    Bigger Picture picked up his first graded victory and held off accomplished rivals to get the job done Nov. 12 at Aqueduct Racetrack, winning the $200,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT) over Danish Dynaformer and Wake Forest.

  • Peter M. Brant

    Sales Mark Brant's Return to Horse Industry

    Peter M. Brant, one of the leading breeders of the 1990s, has returned to the Thoroughbred industry after a hiatus, with one of his purchases a gray Tapit filly acquired during the Nov. 9 second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • 2016 Keeneland November Sale Day 4 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps Day 4 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, including a look at some of the top hips. Also comments from James Keogh. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Appelbaum Wins Breeders' Cup Contest

    Joe Appelbaum of New York City zoomed from 47th place to first with a big exacta score in the Breeders' Cup Classic to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge at last week's Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • James B. Keogh

    Benoit's Unorthodox Breeding Plan

    At the Nov. 11 Keeneland breeding stock sale, Grovendale’s James Keogh acquired the multiple stakes winner and graded-placed mare Moment of Majesty for $850,000 from the Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency consignment to be bred to Star Guitar.

  • Jose Valdivia Jr.

    Valdivia Undergoes Surgery for Broken Leg

    Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. is expected to be sidelined through mid-January after the 41-year-old native of Peru sustained a broken left tibia and fibula during a fall during the fourth race at Churchill Downs Nov. 10.