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  • Keeneland January Sale

    Market Roundup: Comments on January Sale

    The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale enjoyed increases in the number of horses sold, gross, and average price during its five-day run in Lexington. Read what people had to say about the market.

  • Eric Mitchell

    Mitchell Named Executive Vice President

    Eric Mitchell has been appointed Executive Vice President of Blood-Horse Publications it was announced Jan. 17. He will retain his primary role of Editorial Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Blood-Horse.

  • Adrian Regan, Hunter Valley Farm

    January Sale Chatter: Tough But Better

    The Keeneland January sale, which ends its five-day run Jan. 14 in Lexington, is generating some positive results after declines in many of its key business figures in recent years. Read what people are saying.

  • KY Transportation Dept. in Life At Ten Probe

    The Office of the Inspector General in the Kentucky Transportation Department is assisting the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in its probe of Life At Ten's participation in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I).

  • Ave, hip 276, sells for $1.4 million.

    Ave Sells for $1.4 Million at Keeneland

    Grade I winner Ave became the first horse to bring a seven-figure price at the Keeneland January horses of all age sale when she sold for $1.4 million three-quarters of the way through the first session in Lexington Jan. 10.

  • Wickedly Perfect, hip 245, sells for $800,000.

    Wickedly Perfect Brings $800,000

    Wickedly Perfect, winner of the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland in 2010, returned to Keeneland and brought $800,000 during the opening session of the January horses of all ages sale in Lexington Jan. 10.

  • Keeneland January Sale 2011.

    Keeneland January Sale: Mood Is Upbeat

    Even though the weather could have been better, the mood generally was positive in the barn area at Keeneland as horsemen prepared for the first major Thoroughbred auction of the year, the January horses of all ages sale.

  • TCA Auction Raises Nearly $1.7 Million

    The 21st annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season Auction raised a gross amount of nearly $1.7 million during a three-day telephone auction and a live auction held Jan. 8 at Keeneland.

  • Keeneland January Sale

    Open Houses at Central Kentucky Farms

    Some Central Kentucky farms have scheduled open houses this month to permit inspection of their stallions by those in Lexington for the Keeneland horses of all ages sale that begins Jan. 10.

  • The January horses of age ages sale will be the first Keeneland auction for former Fasig-Tipton executive Walt Robertson in his newly create role as vice president of sales.

    Keeneland January Sale: What's New?

    Keeneland will introduce a new member of its management team and a new technological innovation designed to aid buyers during its January horses of all ages sale, which begins its five-day run in Lexington Jan. 10.

  • Large Field for Turfway Prevue

    Inhisglory, an impressive allowance winner last out at Turfway Park and two-for-three as a juvenile, will begin his 3-year-old campaign as one of the horses to beat in the $50,000 Turfway Prevue Stakes Jan. 8.

  • Ten Centuries Sires First Winner

    Ten Centuries, the only son of European champion Dubai Millennium standing in the United States, recorded his first winner when his son Ryans Joy scored by 5 1/4 lengths in a six-furlong race.

  • Turfway Park

    Mixed Results at Shorter Turfway Park Meet

    Turfway Park, which raced four days a week instead of five during its holiday meet, reported an increase in average daily ontrack wagering but as expected a decrease in average daily all-sources pari-mutuel handle.

  • Temple City to Stand for $5,000

    Temple City, who recently retired as the only track record-setting son of Dynaformer at stud, will stand the 2011 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington for $5,000 stands and nurses.

  • TCA to Auction Stallion Seasons

    The 21st annual Thoroughbred Charities of America select stallion season auction will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington.

  • State Waives Keeneland Testing Requirement

    Keeneland buyers and consigners should note that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has waived the requirement for equine piroplasmosis testing for horses entered in Keeneland's 2011 January horses of all ages sale.