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News and features for Kentucky farm owners, racehorse owners, and breeders

  • Songbird admires her sale display at Fasig-Tipton

    Quality on Offer at Fasig-Tipton November Sale

    It's impossible to traverse the barn area of the Fasig-Tipton November sale without feeling a sense of awe with the broodmares, racehorses, and well-bred weanlings that will be offered during the Nov. 6 sale in Lexington that begins at 4 p.m. ET.

  • Buyers inspect horses ahead of the Fasig-Tipton November sale

    Fasig-Tipton Buzzing Over Breeders' Cup Friday Results

    As buyers and consignors went about the business of inspecting and showing horses that will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, there was a buzz over the events at Del Mar during the first day of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Angie Cheak, winner of 2017 White Horse Award

    Cheak Honored with White Horse Award

    Angie Cheak, who spearheaded the rescue of 43 Thoroughbreds from a Mercer County, Ky., farm, was honored with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award Nov. 2 at Del Mar.

  • Keeneland Begins November Breeding Stock Sale Nov. 7

    Keeneland has cataloged 4,147 horses for its 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, the world's largest and most important sale of its kind, to be held Nov. 7-18. The sale's first two sessions on Nov. 7-8 comprise the premier Book 1 catalog.

  • V. E. Day Relocated to Buck Pond Farm

    Buck Pond farm owner Doug Arnold announced Nov. 1 the addition of Magalen Ohrstrom Bryant's millionaire V. E. Day to his stallion roster for 2018. V. E. Day will stand for $6,500, live foal guaranteed.

  • Orbolution wins the Aug. 31 P.G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    StarLadies Pick a Pair for Breeders’ Cup

    StarLadies Racing, a partnership group led by Laurie Wolf, has two 2-year-old fillies for the Breeders' Cup: Orbolution in Friday's Juvenile Fillies Turf and Stainless in Saturday's Juvenile Fillies.

  • Long On Value - Woodbine, September 15, 2017

    Long On Value Supplemented to Keeneland November Sale

    Multiple graded stakes winner Long On Value, third in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) in September, has been supplemented to the horses of racing age portion of Keeneland's 2017 November breeding stock sale.

  • Leading rider Ricardo Santana Jr. (left) receives a fist bump from Robby Albarado after guiding Shut the Box to victory in the seventh race Oct. 28 at Keeneland

    Ramseys, Maker, Santana Earn Keeneland Meet Titles

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey continued their record-breaking pace, accumulating seven wins to earn their 19th leading owner title at Keeneland, while Mike Maker added another training title and Ricardo Santana Jr. secured his first Keeneland riding title.

  • Stephanie Seymour Brant leads Significant Form into the Belmont Park winner's circle

    Whispers on Significant Form Prove True

    The word was out early on Significant Form early, and so far she's backed it up. The daughter of Creative Cause is one of the headliners of the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1T).

  • Norman Casse (left) will go out on his own after serving as assistant to his father, Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse (right)

    Norman Casse Prepares to Walk His Own Path

    What had been an abstract idea now has reality bearing down upon it as, effective in the spring of 2018, Norman Casse will officially depart as assistant trainer to his father and hang his own shingle, starting in his home state.

  • Zipessa works a half-mile on the turf Oct. 27 at Keeneland

    Six Breeders' Cup Horses Work at Keeneland

    Four horses pre-entered in the 34th Breeders' Cup each worked four furlongs Oct. 27 on a fast Keeneland track, and later in the morning another two Breeders' Cup pre-entrants worked four furlongs over the firm turf course.

  • Cupid takes the Harry F. Brubaker Stakes at Del Mar

    Cupid to Stand at Ashford Stud

    Grade 1 winner Cupid, a son of Tapit who is scheduled to make his next start in the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1), will retire to Ashford Stud for the 2018 breeding season, the farm announced Oct. 26.

  • Neolithic gallops Oct. 25 at Keeneland

    Neolithic Targets Elusive Stakes Win in Fayette

    After facing Arrogate or Gun Runner or both in his past three stakes tries, Neolithic will take a break from those accomplished rivals when he tries to nail down his first stakes win in the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes (G2) Oct. 28 at Keeneland.

  • A Sky Mesa colt consigned as Hip 886 sells for $270,000 at Fasig-Tipton

    Heavenly Love's Half Brother to Farmer for $270,000

    On Oct. 6, Mark Casse-trained Heavenly Love won the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) for Debby Oxley. Nineteen days later, Casse signed the sales ticket on the Malibu Moon filly's half brother for $270,000 on behalf of Kentucky owner Tracy Farmer.

  • 2017 Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale

    Five to Watch at Fasig-Tipton October Sale

    Three colts and two fillies are among the horses to watch during the Oct. 26 fourth and final session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale, based on observations from buyers and consignors.

  • Hip 736, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro out of Broadway Gold, brought $700,000 during the Oct. 25 third session of the Fasig-Tipton October sale

    Casse Strikes Early to Get Colt for $700,000

    Acting on behalf of a partnership group, trainer Mark Casse went to $700,000 to buy a Medaglia d'Oro colt early during the Oct. 25 penultimate session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale, becoming the top-priced individual at the sale.

  • Hip 383, a Medaglia d'Oro half brother to Miss Ella, brought $250,000

    Wilsons Acquire Well-Related Medaglia d'Oro Colt

    A Medaglia d'Oro colt who is a half brother to multiple graded stakes winner Miss Ella was one of the stars during the Oct. 24 second session of the Fasig-Tipton October sale when bought by David and Holly Wilson for $250,000.

  • Hip 506 is an Into Mischief half brother to grade 2 winner Kobe's Back

    Frommer Acquires Colt With 'Stallion's Pedigree'

    Like many pinhookers, Cary Frommer and partners are buying at the top of a polarized market with the hope they will be selling at the top of the 2-year-old market next spring, and she hopes an Into Mischief colt bought for $270,000 fits the bill.

  • Hip 131, a Tapit filly out of Raffishing Look, sold for $250,000

    Crow Thrilled to Get Tapit Filly for $250,000

    Liz Crow, acting on behalf of Mathis Stables, was pleased she was able to acquire a chestnut daughter of leading sire Tapit for $250,000 Oct. 23 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton October fall yearling sale.

  • Hip 96, a Ghostzapper filly, sells for $275,000

    Ghostzapper Filly Landed in Good Spot at Fasig-Tipton

    A Ghostzapper filly initially pointed toward to an August sale lit up the bid board during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton October fall yearling sale Oct. 23, bringing a final bid of $275,000 from Samantha Siegel's Jay Em Ess Stable.

  • Dale Romans

    Churchill Downs Racing Club Recruiting New Owners

    Up to 200 people can experience the excitement of Thoroughbred racehorse ownership this fall with unraced 2-year-old Rare Form, the latest addition to the popular Churchill Downs Racing Club stable.