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  • Love Me Only sold for $2.1 million during the Nov. 8 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Love Me Only Brings $2.1 Million at Keeneland

    Frank and Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm paid $2.1 million for the Sadler's Wells mare Love Me Only, consigned as Hip No. 383 by Eaton Sales, during the Nov. 8 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Delta Princess sold for $2.6 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 8. Her Smart Strike weanling filly brought $1.6 million.

    Delta Princess, Daughter Light Up Sale Ring

    Frank Stronach went to $2.6 million to purchase Delta Princess (by A.P. Indy) and Besilu Stables acquired her Smart Strike weanling filly for $1.6 million in back-to-back sales at the Keeneland November sale Nov. 8.

  • Camargue was purchased for $1,650,000 during the Nov. 8 session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

    Camargue Second Mare to Bring Seven Figures

    Prominent owner-breeder Frank Stronach went to $1,650,000 to purchase Camargue, an unraced Mineshaft mare in foal to Street Sense, during the Nov. 8 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Dynaformer's Fee Remains at $150,000

    Robert and Blythe Clay's Three Chimneys Farm has released the fees for its 2012 stallion roster, and topping the list once again will be perennial leading sire Dynaformer, who will command a fee of $150,000.

  • Blind Luck, hip 210, sold for $2.5 Million dollars.

    Dedomenico Buys Blind Luck for $2.5 Million

    Champion Blind Luck brought $2.5 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The multiple grade I-winning daughter of Pollard's Vision was consigned as Hip No. 210A by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

  • Dance Quietly, hip 92, sold at the Keeneland November Sale for $2 Million dollars.

    Half to Saint Liam Commands $2 Million

    Stakes winner Dance Quietly, a 3-year-old daughter of A.P. Indy and a half sister to champion Saint Liam (by Saint Ballado), brought $2 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Buster's Ready, hip 63, sold at the Keeneland November Sale for $2.4 million.

    Buster's Ready Brings $2.4 Million

    Buster's Ready, a 3-year-old grade I-winning daughter of More Than Ready, fetched $2.4 million, the top price thus far at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 7.

  • Kitten's Joy's Fee Doubles to $50,000

    Kitten's Joy, whose daughters Stephanie's Kitten and Sweet Cat finished a respective first and third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 4, will stand in 2012 for $50,000.

  • Funny Moon, hip 105, sold for $2.3 Million during the Fasig-Tipton November Sale.

    Market Surges at F-T November Mixed Sale

    The Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale enjoyed a tidal wave-like surge in business. The gross revenue rose 17% from a year ago even though the number of lots sold declined 11.2%. The average price increased 31.8%.

  • 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic

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    Trainers of Classic Horses Report No Problems

    A day after one of the closest first-to-last finishes in the history of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), connections of the horses that participated in the race won by Drosselmeyer were at the track early Nov. 6.

  • Speightstown Mare Brings $1.55 Million

    Grade I winner Mona de Momma, a 5-year-old mare by Speightstown, fetched $1.55 million from Jon Clay of Alpha Delta Stables during the last hour of the Faisg Tipton November sale. She was consigned by Lane's End, agent.

  • Funny Moon

    Funny Moon Sells for $2.3 Million at F-T

    Grade I winner Funny Moon, who is foal to Indian Charlie and carrying her first offspring, shot into the price lead at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale around 7 p.m. (EST) Nov. 6, bringing $2.3 million.

  • Bonnie Blue Flag Brings $1.5 Million at F-T

    Bonnie Blue Flag, a stakes-winning 4-year-old in foal to Medaglia d'Oro, was the most expensive horse sold during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale as of 6:30 p.m. (EST). She commanded $1.5 million Nov. 6.

  • Deluxe wins the Cardinal Handicap.

    Deluxe Takes Cardinal 'Cap for Red-Hot Mott

    Trainer Bill Mott put an exclamation point on his big Breeders' Cup weekend at Churchill Downs when the regally-bred Deluxe held on for a half-length victory in the $109,900 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov 6.

  • Pachattack jogging at Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup, sold for $1.2 Million at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale.

    Pachattack Sells for $1.2 Million at F-T

    Pachattack, who finished third in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, commanded $1.2 million early in the first session of the Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale in Lexington.

  • Drosselmeyer takes the Breeders' Cup Classic under Mike Smith.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9729180%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Smith Gets Classic Redemption on Drosselmeyer

    Drosselmeyer came flying down the center of the track to sweep past pacesetter Game On Dude just before the wire, winning the 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at odds of 14-1 Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Hansen holds off Union Rags in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9729109%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Phot

    Hansen Holds Off Union Rags in BC Juvenile

    Hansen, a local horse coming off of pair of dominating wins at Turfway Park, desperately held off heavy favorite Union Rags to win a thriller in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill.

  • Caleb's Posse flies home late to win the Dirt Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9729072%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Caleb's Posse Soars in Dirt Mile

    Like he was shot out of a cannon, Caleb's Posse rocketed past Shackleford in the stretch and romped to a four-length victory in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Amazombie fights off a stubborn Force Freeze to win the Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9729056%26ref%3Dstory">Order This

    Amazombie Tracks Blazing Pace to Sprint Tally

    Amazombie, a 5-year-old Cal-bred gelding by Northern Afleet, wears down Force Freeze in the final 100 yards to win the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) by a neck. He covers the six furlongs in 1:09.17.

  • Wrote (far left) leads them home in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9729043%26ref%3Dstory">Order

    European Wrote Authors Juvenile Turf Surprise

    Wrote, owned by Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith, rallied strongly in the stretch and pulled away to easily win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at one mile on grass Nov. 5.

  • Afleet Again upsets the Marathon.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9729039%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Afleet Again, 41-1, Steals BC Marathon

    Sent off at 41-1, Afleet Again ran down Birdrun and Giant Oak in deep stretch to pull a shocker in the opening race on Day 2 of the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Guild Wants CDI to Renew Insurance Deal

    The Jockeys' Guild wants Churchill Downs Inc. to come to the table to discuss reinstatement of roughly $330,000 the racing and gaming company has paid annually to support insurance for jockeys.

  • Fravel: Enhancing the Cup Experience

    Noting that it is a "world championship event and it ought to be at a world championship venue," Breeders' Cup president and CEO Craig Fravel said track enhancements will play a role in the selection of future sites.

  • Secret Circle pulls away in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9728522%26ref%3Dstory">Order This

    Secret Circle Takes Inaugural BC Juvy Sprint

    The Bob Baffert-trained Secret Circle carried a big lead into the stretch and then held off a rail bid from longshot Shumoos to win the inaugural running of the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 4 at Churchill.

  • Blink Luck is one of the horses scheduled to sell at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9154303%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Important Dispersals Highlight Keeneland Sale

    The Keeneland November breeding stock sale has two major attractions to tempt buyers, with the dispersals of well-bred horses owned by the late Edward P. "Ned" Evans and the late Prince Saud bin Khaled's Palides Investments.