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  • 2016 Fasig-Tipton November Sale hip 87

    Stopchargingmaria Cracks $2 Million Mark

    Multiple grade I winner Stopchargingmaria is the first mare to break the $2 million mark at the Fasig-Tipton November sale. The broodmare prospect by Tale of the Cat sold for $2.8 million to Three Chimneys Farm.

  • 2016 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

    Love the Chase Sells for $1.95 Million

    Love the Chase, dam of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, brought $1.95 million at the Fasig-Tipton November sale. Bloodstock agent John McCormack signed the ticket for the daughter of Not For Love offered by Taylor Made Sales.

  • Tamarkuz with Mike Smith wins the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (GI) at Santa Anita on November 4, 2016.

    Tamarkuz Retired to Shadwell Farm

    Shadwell Stable's Tamarkuz, a convincing winner of the Nov. 4 Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) has been retired and will stand 2017 at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington. The son of Speightstown's fee will be $12,500.

  • Frosted Retired to Darley

    Godolphin's 4-year-old homebred son of Tapit won the Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap by a record 14 1/4 lengths this year. He will stand for $50,000 stands and nurses.

  • Bill Farish of Lane's End.

    Keeneland Has Momentum Entering November Sale

    When Keeneland launches its November breeding stock sale Nov. 8, the Lexington sales company will be riding a wave of momentum that includes Breeders' Cup World Championships victories by eight of its graduates, including three sold in November.

  • Ashford Stud Releases 2017 Fees

    American Pharoah's fee is private, while Uncle Mo's has doubled to $150,000. European champion Air Force Blue will stand for $25,000 in his first year, while reverse shuttler Vancouver will stand for $15,000.

  • My Conquestadory winning the 2013 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

    My Conquestadory Tops Keeneland Watch List

    My Conquestadory, a grade I-winning mare carrying a filly sired by leading sire Tapit, as well as her 2016 colt also sired by Tapit, top the list of horses to watch for on Day 1 of the Keeneland November sale.

  • Lady Eli

    Lady Eli, Stellar Wind Out of November Sale

    As the barn areas at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland were abuzz over the excitement on display Santa Anita during the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, results of some races also impcated the upcoming November sales.

  • Bubbler

    Dams of Arrogate, 'Chrome' Top Hips to Watch

    With Arrogate’s scintillating victory over Horse of the Year California Chrome in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic fresh in the minds of buyers, the dams of both horses are among the top horses to watch during Fasig-Tipton’s November sale.

  • Beholder

    Beholder to be Bred to Uncle Mo

    The racing days of Beholder have finally drawn to a close, as Spendthrift Farm officially announced the 6-year-old’s retirement Nov. 6, two days after her thrilling victory over Songbird in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • Juvenile Fillies Turf winner New Money Honey

    Another Breeders' Cup Success for Mike Ryan

    Mike Ryan has been associated with six Breeders’ Cup winners, but the hard-working Kentucky agent says the most recent, New Money Honey’s victory in the Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. I) was the most satisfying because of the filly’s ownership.

  • Phipps Reduction Part of Keeneland Sale

    When Keeneland kicks off its breeding stock sale Nov. 8, buyers will have an opportunity to purchase some of the rich bloodlines from the prominent Phipps Stable that has been among the leading breeding and racing entities in for decades.

  • Love the Chase

    For Some, It's Sale Over Breeders' Cup

    While many were in sunny Southern California Nov. 4 readying for the first of two Breeders' Cup days at Santa Anita Park, some 2,500 miles away another group of industry pros shivered in the brisk morning air at the Fasig-Tipton sales grounds.

  • Four-Time Grade I Winner Fly Till Dawn Dies

    Multiple grade I winner Fly Till Dawn died in late October at Nick Lotz's Briarbrooke Farm in Paris, Ky., the farm where he was born and returned after being pensioned from his stallion career.

  • My Conquestadory, winning the Alcibiades.

    Conquest Dispersal Has Unique Flavor

    Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell's Conquest Stables has quickly risen to the upper echelon of North American owners. But for personal reasons, the stable will be dispersed at the upcoming Keeneland November sale.

  • Twilight Eclipse.

    Twilight Eclipse: Bargain Auction Purchase

    When Twilight Eclipse won his career debut in June 2012, his earnings of $20,400 represented a return of more than 20 times the $1,000 paid by John L. Langemeier when he bought the son of Purim at public auction.

  • John Oxley  - Keeneland, October 12, 2016

    Classic Empire Lifts Oxley Operation Back Up

    Since teaming up with trainer Mark Casse, John and Debby Oxley have experienced a strong uptick in success with their Thoroughbred runners, evidenced by Breeders' Cup contenders Classic Empire and La Coronel.

  • Awesome Again winning the 1988 Breeders' Cup Classic

    A Look Back: The Greatest Classic Field?

    A look back at Awesome Again winning the 1998 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) in a field that many still argue is the best in the race's history.

  • Sisterson to Join Eaton Sales

    Eaton Sales announced today that trainer Jack Sisterson, assistant to Doug O'Neill, has accepted a position with the consignment company and will start his employment as account executive during the upcoming Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sales. 

  • WinStar stallion Distorted Humor

    WinStar Launches Incentive Network

    WinStar Farm will launch Nov. 4 its new WinStar Incentive Network (WIN), a new rewards program for the breeders of WinStar-sired racehorses that goes into effect in time for this week’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park.

  • Keeneland set an attendance record at its fall meet that concluded Oct. 29.

    Keeneland Sets Fall Meet Attendance Record

    Keeneland closed its 2016 fall meet, which celebrated the 80th anniversary of racing at the world-famous track, on Oct. 29 with record total on-track attendance of 276,543 and substantial gains in on-track and all-sources wagering. 

  • Syringe for use on equine animals on May 24, 2006, in Lexington, Ky.

    Kentucky Likely to Put Labs to the Test

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will likely run double-blind quality assurance testing on its lab after the state’s Equine Drug Research Council approved plans to carry out such tests.

  • I'm a Chatterbox breezes Oct. 29 at Keeneland.

    BC Hopefuls Work at Keeneland, Belmont

    While many Breeders' Cup pre-entered horses already are in Southern California, several also wrapped up final serious works elsewhere Oct. 29, including I'm a Chatterbox at Keeneland and 2015 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Keen Ice at Belmont Park.

  • Sidney's Candy to Remain in Argentina

    Grade I winner Sidney's Candy, who has stood at WinStar Farm since 2012, will take up permanent residence at Ricardo Benedicto's Haras La Pasion in Argentina where he will stand during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. 

  • Carina Mia is one of 9 Keeneland grads pre-entered in 2 races

    74 Keeneland Sales Grads Pre-Entered in Cup

    Headed by seven horses in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), 74 horses that are graduates of Keeneland sales have been pre-entered in the World Championships Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita Park in California.

  • Violence Filly Had Top F-T October Return

    A filly from the first crop of Hill ‘n’ Dale stallion Violence bought in July for $25,000 returned a quick substantial profit for her owner when sold for $190,000 at the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale.

  • Kentucky Downs Juvenile winner All Right is one of 14 2-year-olds entered in Spendthrift Stallion Stakes

    Cool Arrow On Target for First Spendthrift

    Brad Grady's Cool Arrow will try for a second straight stakes win when he faces an expected 13 other juveniles in the inaugural running of the $300,000 Spendthrift Stallion Stakes Sunday, Oct. 30 at Churchill Downs.