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  • The Tabulator picks up his first victory under the Twin Spires

    The Tabulator Charges to Iroquois Win

    Carolyn Wilson's The Tabulator picked up an automatic berth to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) and 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with a strong run in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.

  • Romantic Vision wins the Locust Grove Stakes Sept. 16

    Romantic Vision Upsets Locust Grove

    Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. expertly guided Romantic Vision along the rail to victory in the $100,000 Locust Grove Stakes (G3) Sept. 16 at Churchill Downs. 

  • Justin Casse said there hasn't been enough time to look at yearlings due to the new format at Keeneland

    Buyers Find New Keeneland Format Challenging

    The new format for Keeneland's September yearling sale in which almost double the number of horses were offered before the Sept. 15 day break in selling than during the same period last year proved challenging for buyers.

  • Hip 319, a Violence colt from the Warrendale consignment, sells for $725,000 Sept. 12

    Violence Colts Return Highest Pinhook Profits

    A Violence colt sold for $725,000 during the Sept. 12 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale produced a whopping return on investment of 760% for the pinhooking entity which bought him as a weanling for $70,000.

  • Claiborne Farm's Walker Hancock helped put together Marchmont Stable, which purchased four yearlings for $1.8 million

    Newly Formed Marchmont Stable Seeking Classic Horses

    Marchmont Stable, a group consisting of Claiborne Farm and some of its clients who want to buy two-turn colts with classic potential was active during the first week of the Keeneland September yearling sale, buying four horses for $1.8 million.

  • Multiple Rewards for Jones at Keeneland September

    Airdrie Stud owner Brereton Jones turned his Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You can into another $1 million when he sold a Tapit filly out of the mare, but he got as emotional about a buy-back from his mare named Fought the Fight

  • Shadwell's Rick Nichols said he was not surprised the operation was the leading Book 1 buyer by gross

    Shadwell Stays Active at End of Book 2

    Shadwell may have been the leading Book 1 buyer Sept. 11 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, with eight horses acquired for $6,825,000, but Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's international operation remained active throughout Book 2 as well.

  • Hip 987, a colt by Curlin, brought $850,000

    Curlin Colt Moves to Top of Keeneland Session

    Nearing the halfway point of the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, a Curlin colt garnered the top price of the day to that point when purchased by Ken McPeek for Fern Circle for $850,000.

  • Kelly's Humor wins the Ellis Park Debutante

    Take Charge Paula, Kelly’s Humor Head Pocahontas

    Two stakes winning juvenile fillies, who are both two-for-two in their short careers so far, will put their undefeated records on the line when they take on eight others in the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs Sept. 16.

  • Kerri Radcliffe (left) with Eric Fein (center) at the Keeneland September yearling sale

    Radcliffe Forging New Partnerships at Keeneland

    Kerri Radcliffe, who has emerged as one of the biggest players in the North American auction market as she buys on behalf of Phoenix Thoroughbreds, is also forging new relationships within the industry at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

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    T.I.P. Championship Winners Announced

    The inaugural Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championship Horse Show was held Sunday, September 10, 2017, in the Rolex Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, coinciding with the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show.

  • Hip 587, a Scat Daddy colt, sells for $1.1 million at the Keeneland September yearling sale

    Scat Daddy Colt Brings $1.1 Million

    Moments after a colt by Will Take Charge sold for $975,000, a colt by Scat Daddy brought $1.1 million during a heated early start to Book 2 Sept. 13 at the Keeneland September yearling sale. M.V. Magnier signed the ticket from the back ring.

  • Hip 564, a colt by Will Take Charge, brought $975,000

    Will Take Charge Colt Brings $975,000

    Hip 564, a flashy son of champion Will Take Charge, sold to Willis Horton for $975,000 early during the Sept. 13 second session of Book 2 at the 2017 Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • A striking son of Scat Daddy consigned by Gainesway topped the first day of Book 2 trade

    Late Buying Drives Keeneland's Second Session

    When Keeneland's radically reformatted September yearling sale moved into another phase with Book 2 Sept. 12, there was a predictable downturn in prices from Monday's blockbuster Book 1 but there was no drop-off in competition.

  • Kerri Radcliffe with Three Chimneys' Goncalo Torrealba at Keeneland

    Scat Daddy Colt Tops Keeneland's Second Session

    A Scat Daddy colt, one of the final yearlings through the ring Sept. 12, topped the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale when Kerri Radcliffe went to $950,000 to land the chestnut who was consigned by Gainesway, agent.

  • Graham Motion's legal battle over a 2015 methocarbamol positive will continue

    KHRC Appeals Ruling in Motion Methocarbamol Case

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Sept. 12 filed a notice of appeal in the Kentucky Court of Appeals of a Franklin (Ky.) Circuit Court's decision that overturned a methocarbamol positive against trainer Graham Motion.

  • Hip 236 sold for $675,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale

    Uncle Mo Colt Another Success For Albaugh Team

    The Uncle Mo colt Free Money foaled Feb. 15, 2016, became another Albaugh success tale when he sold to Peter Brant's White Birch Farm and Coolmore's M.V. Magnier for $675,000 during the second day of action at the world's largest yearling sale. 

  • Hip 69, a Tapit filly, sells for $2.7 million to top the Book 1 session Sept. 11

    Strong Demand at Keeneland September Opener

    Fueled by unfettered demand for offspring of leading sires Tapit and War Front and a competitive international buying base, the Keeneland September yearling sale got a fast start out of the gate during the Book 1 Sept. 11 session.

  • Hip 84, a Scat Daddy colt out of the Danehill Dancer mare Luvly Rita, was the co-sale topper

    Scat Daddy Colts Top Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase

    The horse industry traditionally is slow to embrace change, as was apparent during Fasig-Tipton’s inaugural turf showcase in Lexington Sept. 10 that was topped by two colts from the last crop of Scat Daddy sold for $250,000 each.

  • Hip 50, a Scat Daddy colt, brought $250,000 as the co-sale topper at the Turf Showcase

    Vinery Sales Sells Co-Sale Topper at F-T Turf Showcase

    After watching one of his yearlings bring the co-sale topping price of $250,000 and then watching another not sell at $5,000, Vinery Sales' Derek MacKenzie had mixed feelings at the first ever Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase sale Sept. 10. 

  • Justin Zayat said he looks for an athletic physical and a healthy individual first and foremost

    Zayat Looks for Diamond in the Rough at F-T Turf Sale

    Even as the early minutes of Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase sale crept along Sept. 10, buyers who were gathered around the outdoor ring were already optimistic for the first-ever sale. One such optimistic buyer was Zayat Stables' Justin Zayat. 

  • Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud was among the sellers who believes in the new format

    Keeneland September Begins With New Format

    When Keeneland kicks off its marathon September yearling sale Sept. 11, it will be a litmus test of the sales company's overhaul of the format, with a goal of getting the auction off to a robust start that hopefully will carry throughout the sale.