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  • Malibu Moon, Tapit Colts Could Shine at F-T

    Two well-bred colts that were specifically pointed toward Fasig-Tipton’s October yearling sale are among the top horses to watch during the Oct. 26 closing session of the three-day auction in Lexington.

  • Hip 293, a colt by Curlin out of Party Chatter topped the sale at $350,000

    Positive Start to Fasig-Tipton October Sale

    Topped by a Curlin colt making his second foray through the sales ring this year, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s October yearling sale got off on a positive note Oct. 24, with a slight uptick in average and an improved buy-back rate.

  • Curlin colt sold for $350,000.

    Curlin Colt Sells for $350,000 at F-T October

    A Curlin colt from the VanMeter-Gentry consignment had a more productive second trip through the sales ring when he was purchased by JSM Equine/Justin Casse for $350,000 at the Oct. 24 first session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale.

  • Tapit Colt Late Withdrawal from F-T Sale

    A Tapit colt from an active female family was a late withdrawal from the Oct. 24 first session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale and will be pointed toward a juvenile sale next spring.

  • Hip 144, a Malibu Moon filly, brought $300,000

    Malibu Moon Filly Sells for $300,000 at F-T

    A Malibu Moon filly that was described by her consignor as a “sculpture” was purchased by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm for $300,000 to be the top-priced offering early during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale.

  • Joe Seitz

    Strong Buyer Traffic on Eve of October Sale

    As potential buyers went about their business Oct. 23 inspecting yearlings entered in the Fasig-Titpon October sale, the crew at Brookdale Sales could hardly keep up with the volume of requests to see the consignment’s offerings.

  • Fasig-Tipton October

    Gainesway Colts Among Hips to Watch

    Colts by leading sire Tapit and his son Tapizar, third on this year’s first-crop sire list, are among the top horses to watch when the three-day Fasig-Tipton October sale launches Oct. 24.

  • Lightstream with Julien Leparoux wins the Lexus Raven Run

    Lightstream Rallies to Win Raven Run

    Eight months after breaking her maiden first time out, Up Hill Stable's and Head of Plains Partners' Lightstream earned her second graded stakes victory when she captured the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) by 1 1/4 lengths over Malibu Stacy.

  • Fasig-Tipton to conduct Oct. 24-26 yearling sale

    Interest Level High for Fasig-Tipton Sale

    As horse owners, agents, and trainers went about the business of inspecting horses on the Fasig-Tipton sales grounds Oct. 22, there were indications that the yearling auction season could end on a solid note with the sale’s company’s October sale.

  • WinStar Farm Sets 2017 Stud Fees

    Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) victor Classic Empire, will head up WinStar Farm's 22-stallion roster in 2017 and stand for an advertised fee of $110,000.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos passed away at age 18

    Kentucky Derby Winner Monarchos Dies

    John C. Oxley's 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos died the morning of Oct. 22, after displaying signs of internal discomfort Oct. 21 and undergoing emergency surgery to repair a ruptured intestine. He was 18.

  • Champion Tepin Works at Churchill Downs

    In her first serious move since having her eight-race win streak snapped in the Oct. 8 First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland, Tepin signaled she was "back to her normal self" when she turned in a solid four-furlong work in :48 2/5.

  • Aikenite Gets First Winner with Hotfoot

    Maybe it was the extra distance or maybe it was the sloppy going, but in his third start Hotfoot became freshman sire Aikenite's first winner with a 9 1/2-length gate-to-wire romp in a $62,500 maiden claiming race Oct. 21 at Belmont Park.

  • Maria Borell and her father, Charles Borell

    Court Rules Borells Have No Claim on Horses

    Judge Peckler's ruling notes that Charles Borell relinquished his ownership claims in the horses in connection with an Alford plea of guilty to nine counts of second-degree animal cruelty on Sept. 29 in Mercer District Court.

  • Fasig-Tipton's October sale of yearlings begins at 10 a.m. EDT Oct. 24 in Lexington

    Malibu Moon Filly Tops F-T Pinhook Prospects

    A Malibu Moon filly, who likely could have been in the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale had she not been dealt a setback, is the most expensive previously sold yearling in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton October sale in Lexington.

  • Historical racing games at Kentucky Downs.

    KEEP Emphasizes Working Together

    In its first industry conference Oct. 18 in Lexington, the Kentucky Equine Education Project celebrated important progress the group helped make a reality while continuing to emphasize the importance of all breeds working together.

  • Horse Country Inc. provides tours of Central Kentucky farms

    Equine Industry Needs to Reach Out to Public

    With the continued urbanization of the U.S., speakers at the Kentucky Equine Education Project conference Oct. 18 in Lexington said it's more important than ever for industry participants to reach out to the general public.

  • Lady Eli after her Flower Bowl victory

    Lady Eli Among Keeneland November Offerings

    Grade I winner Lady Eli, who returned to top form after missing more than a year due to a bout with laminitis, is among the grade/group I winners consigned to the upcoming Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Time and Motion (center, #7) gets the victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

    Time and Motion Wins QE II Thriller

    Time and Motion wore down Hawksmoor and held off Harmonize with a perfect run Oct. 15, edging her rivals to claim her first grade I in the final strides of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

  • La Coronel comes home strong to win the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes

    La Coronel Powers Home in Jessamine

    While champion Tepin is the barn's undisputed queen and Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse commands respect, 2-year-old La Coronel proved worthy to tread in their hoofprints Oct. 12 in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT). 

  • Runhappy

    Runhappy Works a Mile at Keeneland

    James McIngvale's Runhappy worked a mile in 1:38 4/5 under Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens Oct. 12 at Keeneland. The son of Super Saver is being pointed toward the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).

  • Brody's Cause

    Brody's Cause Retired to Spendthrift

    Brody's Cause, a grade I-winning 2- and 3-year-old by Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2017 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm as the newest participant in the Share The Upside program.

  • Classic Empire scores in Claiborne Breeders' Futurity, one of 10 Keeneland sales grads to score grade I wins over the weekend.

    Keeneland Sales Feat: All 10 Grade I Stakes

    It may be unprecedented in the annals of Thoroughbred public auctions. Over the Oct. 7-10 weekend, all 10 grade I stakes contested in North America were won by horses that had either sold or been offered for sale at Keeneland in Lexington.

  • Justin Casse

    Justin Casse Sharing Limelight With Brother

    Over Keeneland's FallStars Weekend of Oct. 7-9, Justin Casse shared the limelight with his older brother, trainer Mark Casse, as two horses he had either purchased or sold at auction won graded stakes.