Da' Tara, who captured the 2008 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), brought $180,000 Nov. 16 during the ninth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
WinStar Farm Nov. 16 announced 2011 fees for its roster of stallions, led by leading Sire Distorted Humor, who will stand for $90,000 if paid by Nov. 1, 2011, or $100,000 live foal stands and nurses.
Tapit, who stands at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington, has enjoyed such a successful season that his fee has been upped to $80,000 from $50,000.
Faced with making a decision brought about by the battering of the Kentucky horse racing industry, Turfway Park has opted to cut some overnight purses in order to maintain a weekly stakes schedule.
Summer Bird, the 2009 champion 3-year-old male, will begin his stallion career for $15,000 in 2011 at Ben P. Walden Jr.'s Pauls Mill near Versailles, Ky.
Stakes-winning Get Ready Bertie, in foal to Majestic Warrior, sold for $170,000 to headline the Nov. 15 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Bernardini, who became the first freshman stallion in history to sire a grade I winner on dirt and a group I winner on turf, will stand in 2011 at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington for $75,000.
Taylor Made Stallions has set 2011 fees for its roster of stallions, headlined by the fee for prominent sire Unbridled's Song, who will stand for $85,000 payable Nov. 1.
Forever Together, voted the 2008 champion turf female after winning the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for owner George Strawbridge Jr.
Nonsuch Bay, a grade I-winning mare in foal to A. P. Warrior, brought the top price of $210,000 during the Nov. 14 session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale in Lexington.
Longtime horseman D. Hal Griffitt died Oct. 29 after a long battle with PLS, a form of Lou Gehrig's disease.
Twisted Tale, a stakes-placed 5-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat in foal to Indian Charlie, sold for $250,000 to top the Nov. 13 session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Yankee Fourtune remained undefeated in five starts on turf, inching away in upper stretch and holding off a pair of rivals in the late going to win the $121,900 Commonwealth Turf (gr. IIIT) by a length Nov. 13.
Nine-year-old star Brass Hat is being pointed toward the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.
Grosse Pointe Anne, a half sister to Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Uncle Mo was sold for $400,000 to top the Nov. 12 session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Empire Maker, the leading third-crop sire of 2009, has been sold to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders Association for an undisclosed sum, according to a release from Juddmonte Farms.
Jockey Robby Albarado became the fifth rider in Churchill Downs history to reach 900 victories beneath the Twin Spires when he guided Strike Impact to a front-running triumph in sixth race Nov. 12.
Four-time grade I winner Quality Road will stand for $35,000 in 2011 at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Effective Nov. 17, Churchill Downs will raise overnight race purses but KTDF award money will be reduced by 20% because of a shift in the wagering mix.
In the latest salvo in the imbroglio over the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I), the owner of Life At Ten says the filly should have been scratched prior to the race at Churchill Downs.
Conchita, a half sister to group 1 stakes winner White Moonstone, sold for $370,000 to top the Nov. 11 session of the Keeneland breeding stock sale.
Super Saver, the 2010 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner who was retired from racing in October, will stand his introductory season at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm for a fee of $20,000.
Breeders' Cup issued a statement Nov. 11 saying Kentucky regulators have authority in a probe surrounding the performance of Life At Ten in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I).
Vale of York, the 2009 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, and French group winner Alexandros will enter stud in 2011 for Sheikh Mohammed's Darley.
Goldikova, winner of the last three runnings of the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), and Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Workforce are among the five Cartier Racing Award finalists for 2010 Horse of the Year.
Julie Koenig Loignon is returning as vice president of corporate communications for Churchill Downs Inc.
The buy-back rate was one of the best-performing statistics through three sessions of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction in Lexington. It stood at 21.1%, the same as in 2009, when selling ended for the day Nov. 1.
Blame's sire Arch, who also stands at Claiborne Farm, has his fee raised to $30,000.
Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced Nov. 10 that pedigree consultant Ken McLean will be retained by the Midway, Ky.-based Thoroughbred stud and nursery for his services in 2011.
Speedy gelding Yankee Fourtune will seek his fifth consecutive victory Nov. 13 at Churchill Downs when he faces a dozen rivals in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles.
With the Nov. 8-9 select sessions in the rear-view mirror, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale began Book 2 with two mares each selling for $260,000 during the early portion of the day.
Afleet Express, tenacious winner of the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga against a stellar field, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2011 season at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.
Interest in super mare Zenyatta and this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships second day Nov. 6 propelled TVG to a record day, with more than $7.8 million in wagering.
Proviso, who finished unplaced in Goldikova's record third TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) win at Churchill Downs Nov. 6, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms.
Jockey Calvin Borel will be honored Nov. 13 as the recipient of the 2010 Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award, which is presented annually by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners.
The robust market for top-end young mares continued during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale as five horses sold for seven-figure prices.
A Kentucky Circuit Court judge has granted jockey Javier Castellano a stay of the six-day suspension he was given by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for his ride aboard Prince Will I Am in the Breeders' Cup Marathon.
Leading freshman sire Congrats will stand the 2011 breeding season at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.
The mare, named Lucky One, is carrying a full sibling to the 2010 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner.
Awesome Again, who stands at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky., will stand for the same $50,000 fee in 2011 that he stood for in 2010.
Irish stakes winner Heart Shaped brought a top bid of $1,550,000 during the Nov. 9 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington.
Adena Springs Farm lit up the bid board at Keeneland Nov. 9, going to $2,550,000 to purchase Dreamtheimpossible, a daughter of Giant's Causeway consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
Two years after bringing $1.8 million, the 6-year-old went through the Keeneland sales ring again Nov. 9, bringing a high bid of $625,000 from Katsumi Yoshida.
As they go about the tasks of showing horses and leading them to the sales ring at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale, the team at Anderson Farms does it with an emotional tug.
Blame, who won the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs in what was his farewell race, was the main attraction at trainer Al Stall Jr.'s barn at Keeneland Tuesday.
The state attorney general's office has issued an opinion affirming the right of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to search licensees' property.
Grade I winner Quality Road, who was retired from racing after running in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will be available for inspection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm.
The Keeneland November breeding stock sale got off to what the company's director of sales, Geoffrey Russell, called a "solid start."
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said Nov. 8 it is "continuing its inquiry" into the circumstances surrounding the performance of Life At Ten in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Malibu Moon, third on this year's leading sires' list by progeny earnings, will stand in 2011 for $60,000, up from his 2010 fee of $40,000.
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