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  • Hip 845, a Curlin colt out of Glinda the Good was a $1 million dollar purchase by

    Bull Market Continues at Keeneland Sale

    Topped by a $1 million Curlin colt, the Keeneland September yearling sale continued on a strong note Sept. 16 as the marathon auction didn’t miss a beat moving into Book 2 after a strong three-day Book 1.

  • On Leave wins the 2016 Riskaverse Stakes.

    On Leave Will Try to Add to Family Legacy

    On Leave is primed and ready to carry the family torch into the winner's circle Sept. 17 when she vies for victory in her graded stakes debut in the $500,000 Sands Point (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf at Belmont Park.

  • Trainer Sid Attard and former claimer Glenville Gardens

    A Woodbine Mile Shot with a Former Claimer

    Former claimer Glenville Gardens flourished under Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Sid Attard's care. On Sept. 17 he heads postward as Attard's sixth shot at the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), off a victory in the Aug. 20 Play the King (Can-IIT).

  • Frosted wins the 2016 Whitney

    Frosted Could Train Up to Breeders' Cup

    Frosted, winner of the 2016 Metropolitan Handicap and Whitney Stakes (both gr. I), is unlikely to have a race this fall and instead may run fresh in the Breeders' Cup in November, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin told Belmont Park media officials.

  • Final Tapit Offering on Day 5 Watch List

    The final Tapit yearling to be offered at the Keeneland September sale, and several individuals with significant upgrades in their female families, are among horses to keep an eye on during the Sept. 17 session that completes Book 2 of the auction.

  • Good Samaritan was a winner by a head in a maiden at Saratoga Aug. 13

    Casse Sports Conquest Pair in Summer

    Trainer Mark Casse has two sons of Scat Daddy for Conquest Stables in the Sept. 18 Summer Stakes (Can-IIT) for 2-year-olds at Woodbine. At 2-1 on the morning line, Conquest Farenheit is the more accomplished of the pair.

  • Hip 747, a colt by Paynter, brought $520,000.

    Paynter Colt Sells for $520,000 at Keeneland

    A colt from the first crop of grade I winner Paynter sold for $520,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 16, becoming the fourth session's highest-priced horse a bit more than a quarter of the way into the session.

  • More Than Ready colt sells for $500,000 at Keeneland September.

    WinStar Acquires More Than Ready Colt

    WinStar Farm went to $500,000 to acquire a More Than Ready colt as the first yearling to reach the half-million mark early during the Sept. 16 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Winner for University of Maryland Program

    Over the years, the University of Maryland's equine studies program has continued to provide its students with the knowledge and hands-on experience to move on to successful careers in and around the thoroughbred industry.

  • Sorority Stakes winner Made Me Shiver is the top earner for Maclean's Music, one of the leading 1st-crop sires

    Halfway Home and Rounding Third

    In order to give some insight into what buyers might expect from how the freshmen sires of 2016 are doing, we’ve come up with some statistical compilations to project where they might be long-term.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Another Handle Spike for Kentucky Downs

    With record purses attracting full fields and low takeout sparking interest from horseplayers, Kentucky Downs closed its five-date boutique meet Sept. 15 with total wagering up nearly 34 percent.

  • Red Lodge wins Aug. 6 Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park.

    Red Lodge Faces Full Field in Natalma

    While Red Lodge is the only stakes winner entered in the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IT) Sept. 18 on the Woodbine turf, the expected full field is dotted with juvenile fillies who flashed talent in their maiden wins.

  • Living The Life

    Living The Life Seeks Third PID Masters

    Living The Life, a four-time stakes winner and an earner of nearly $1 million, certainly has nothing to be ashamed of regarding her career, but it's hard not to wonder what could have been if she arrived in the U.S. a handful of years earlier.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Handicapping Tepin's Trip North

    The spotlight is on our neighbors to the North this Saturday as Tepin returns in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT). The undisputed "Queen of the Turf" takes on seven older males in the Sept. 17 event, the last of four graded stakes on a 12-race card.

  • Hips to Watch at Keeneland September Day 4

    As the Keeneland September yearling sale moves to Book 2 after a one-day hiatus followed the blockbuster three-day Book 1, the catalog consists of horses with a little less pedigree and conformation, but they are nonetheless quality individuals.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Atop World's Best Rankings

    Off his dominating victory in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 20 at Del Mar, California Chrome has moved back to the top of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016.

  • Runhappy Sept. 15 at Churchill Downs.

    Runhappy Works from Gate in 1:14 1/5

    Sprint male champion Runhappy continues to move toward his 2016 debut with a six-furlong work in 1:14 1/5 from the gate Sept. 15 at Churchill Downs. Hall of Fame rider Edgar Prado flew in for the move.

  • Sales Spotlight Kee Sept session 3 vid

    Keeneland September Sale Session 3 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland September yearling sale, including a look at some of the top sellers, and an overall look at Book 1. Also includes comments from Geoffrey Russell. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Dacita Hopes to Keep Rolling in Canadian

    Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley Thoroughbreds' Dacita will look to win her third straight race in her first trip to Canada Sept. 17 for the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine, but she'll have to deal with a local in top form.

  • Hip 561, a colt by Tapit out of Ponche de Leona and Eaton Sales brings $2 million Sept. 14 at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

    Tapit, War Front Yearlings Boost Keeneland

    Buyers’ appetites for yearlings by leading sires Tapit and War Front fueled a frenzied Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale topped by a Scat Daddy colt sold for $3 million as Book 1 ended with numbers well ahead of last year.

  • Is Arrogate For Real?

    All you had to do was replace the sandy loam of Saratoga Racetrack with the lush green grass of Europe's finest racecourses

  • Big Blue Kitten

    Brown Sends Two Turfers to Northern Dancer

    Wake Forest, Big Blue Kitten, and The Pizza Man all have to prove they can regain past form when they square off against solid runners Danish Dynaformer and World Approval in 12-furlong turf test at Woodbine

  • Hip 571, a colt by War Front, brought $1.9 million.

    Another Seven-Figure War Front Colt

    Shadwell Estate Company struck again for a well-bred yearling at the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, going to $1.9 million to acquire a War Front colt from the Lane’s End consignment.

  • Tin Type Gal (inside) duels in the stretch with Galileo's Song in the Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT)

    Tin Type Gal, Galileo's Song Meet Again

    My Meadowview Farm's homebred Tin Type Gal and Dell Ridge Farm's Galileo's Song, just a neck apart July 24 in the Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park, will face off again Sept. 17 in the $500,000 Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Hip 561, a colt by Tapit, brought $2 million

    Eaton’s Tapit Colt Lights Up Bid Board

    A Tapit colt who is a half brother to multiple grade I winner Mucho Macho Man lit up the Keeneland bid board when purchased by Bridlewood Farm and M. V. Magnier for $2 million during the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Ahh Chocolate (#5) leaves the starting gate and goes on to win the Allaire DuPont Distaff

    Ahh Chocolate Looks Hot in Locust Grove

    Ahh Chocolate, winner of two graded stakes, looks to have a class edge in the Locust Grove, but will have to turn the tables on Innovative Idea, who outfinished her in the Groupie Doll Stakes last out.

  • Cathryn Sophia wins the 2016 Princess of Sylmar Stakes

    Cathryn Sophia Logs Parx Work for Cotillion

    Cash Is King's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia continued preparations for Parx Racing's $1 million Cotillion (gr. I) Sept. 14 with a half-mile breeze over the Bensalem, Pa. oval.

  • Hip 467, a War Front colt, brought $1.3 million

    War Front Colt Goes for $1.3M at Keeneland

    A War Front colt produced from the two-time grade I-winning A.P. Indy mare Love and Pride became the second seven-figure yearling Sept. 13 at the Keeneland September yearling sale when purchased by Shadwell Estate Co. for $1.3 million.

  • Hip 454, a half brother to champion Beholder and grade I-winning sire Into Mischief, brought $3 million Sept. 14

    Beholder's Half Brother Brings $3 Million

    Clarkland Farm hit another home run at the Keeneland September yearling sale when a half brother to three-time champion Beholder and to grade I winner and sire Into Mischief was purchased by M. V. Magnier for Coolmore interests for $3 million.

  • Casse Targets Woodbine Mile With Tepin

    Mark Casse holds his north of the border success up as one of the catalyst behind his career rebirth, and brings reigning champion turf female Tepin to his adopted hometrack for the first time to face seven male rivals in the eight-furlong test.