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  • Farrell

    Farrell, Tequilita Meet in Dogwood Stakes

    Multiple graded stakes winner Farrell will return to racing action for the first time since she competed in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) more than four months ago when she headlines the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 23.

  • The Keeneland September session topper Sept. 20, a daughter of first-crop sire Atreides

    Sept. 20 Session Topper Brings $175,000

    A racy gray/roan filly from the first crop of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms’ Atreides topped the ninth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. The filly, Hip 3077, brought $175,000 Sept. 20, the first session of Book 5.

  • A Warrior's Reward filly, Hip 2702, was the co-highest price at the eighth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale

    Momentum Carries Through Keeneland Book 4

    Two yearlings, a filly by Warrior’s Reward and a colt by Stay Thirsty, each sold for $325,000 to headline Tuesday's session as Keeneland sold 285 yearlings for gross sales of $15,571,000, an average of $54,635 and a median of $40,000.

  • Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm

    Glen Hill's Purchases Include $285,000 Orb Filly

    After being quiet during the early part of the Keeneland September yearling sale, Glen Hill Farm's Craig Bernick has been busy, with one of his purchases being an Orb filly bought for $285,000 during the Sept. 18 session.

  • Mike Ryan

    Ryan Buys a 'Very Special' Cairo Prince Colt

    Agent Mike Ryan, the current second-leading buyer at the Keeneland September yearling sale, could barely contain his excitement over a Cairo Prince colt he bought for $350,000 during the Sept. 18 first session of Book 4.

  • Cathryn Sophia, the morning after her 2016 Kentucky Oaks victory

    Cathryn Sophia, Her Emmynency to Keeneland November

    Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Cathryn Sophia and Her Emmynency, winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1T) at Keeneland, have been consigned by Bedouin Bloodstock to Keeneland's 2017 November breeding stock sale, which begins Nov. 7.

  • Patrona Margarita opens up on her competition in the stretch of the Pocahontas Stakes

    Patrona Margarita Surges to Pocahontas Victory

    Stretching out in distance seemed to do the trick for Patrona Margarita who pulled away from her competition in the stretch to win the Sept. 16. $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. 

  • Ron Winchell speaks with reporters at the Keeneland September sale

    Huckabays Rewarded by Trappe Shot Investment

    Jody and Michelle Huckabay bought an interest in Trappe Shot, and during the Sept. 16 session of Keeneland September yearling sale, they were rewarded when a filly by the Claiborne Farm stallion was sold for $480,000.

  • 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.

  • Meet My Buddy

    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.