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  • Hip 35, a colt by Animal Kingdom, was the sale topper at the Barretts paddock sale

    Animal Kingdom Colt Tops Barretts Paddock Sale

    Shortly after Curlin Road, a $95,000 Barretts May 2-year-old sale graduate, captured the July 26 Cougar II Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, Barretts conducted its paddock sale. Three sold for $100,000 or more, topped by a $180,000 colt by Animal Kingdom.

  • What's Going On Here: Turning Two

    Stakes results from the holiday weekend are a reminder of the importance of 2-year-old racing in the yearling marketplace...especially for the younger stallions trying to build their résumés and for sires that stand below the five-figure line.

  • Nancy Polk of Normandy Farm was at Churchill Downs to watch Sunny Skies romp in the Debutante Stakes

    Despite Late Night, Polk Enjoys Sunny Skies

    The 2-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom became the first stakes winner for her sire June 30 in the $100,000 Debutante Stakes around 10:30 p.m. EDT, and Normandy Farm owner Polk, also Sunny Skies' breeder, was on hand.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale begins Aug. 8

    Animal Kingdom Filly Among Hips to Watch

    An Animal Kingdom filly, a daughter of Frankel, Songbird's half sister, and the only colt by War Front in the sale highlight the potential top sellers at the Aug. 8 session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

  • The A.P. Indy line is responsible for stallions Take Charge Indy, Power Broker, and Orb

    Here Come the Freshmen - Part 2

    In our first installment we focused on the new stallions with a half-dozen or more yearlings in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale. Here we will look at 11 other stallions—those that had 50 or more foals in their first crop.

  • Kasseopia finished second in the Grey Stakes at Woodbine in October.

    Motion, Team Valor Collaborate With Kasseopia

    Trainer Graham Motion and owner Team Valor International, who teamed to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom before later going their separate ways, are back with another promising 3-year-old in Kasseopia.

  • Lot 672, a Fastnet Rock filly, brought Aus$1 million (US$695,300).

    Magic Millions Book 1 Ends With Records

    The Book 1 portion of Magic Million's Gold Coast yearling sale closed Jan. 9 with a Fastnet Rock filly selling for Aus$1 million (US$695,300), bringing number of seven-figures sellers to a record six for the four-day session.

  • Half to Animal Kingdom Wins Debut in Japan

    A Deep Impact half brother to 2011 U.S. champion 3-year-old male and Central Kentucky stallion Animal Kingdom won his Dec. 27 debut at Nayakama Racecourse in Japan in the day's fourth race.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Weanling Tops Inglis Sale

    Kentucky-based horseman Roderick Wachman secured a Medaglia d'Oro colt for $230,000 (US$180,276), the highest price at the platinum session for weanlings at the Inglis Australian broodmare and weanling sale May 3.

  • Bolo
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    Bolo's Best Effort Could Surface in Derby

    When the connections of Bolo look for a reason why the third-place Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) finisher could jump up and win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, the dirt surface at Churchill Downs provides hope.

  • Animal Kingdom, 2011 Kentucky Derby winner, registered huge efforts on dirt, synthetic surfaces, and turf. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2011-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-137/i-DnRz3DF">Order This Photo</a>

    Derby Winners Have Enjoyed Turf Success

    California Chrome will try to become the latest Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victor to also find success on the turf, joining the likes of recent Derby winners who excelled on grass like Animal Kingdom, Big Brown, and Barbaro.

  • Graham Motion on Animal Kingdom and Travel

    What kept Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom performing at his best as he traveled the world? His trainer Graham Motion explains.

  • Graham Motion on Animal Kingdom and Travel

    What kept Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom performing at his best as he traveled the world? His trainer Graham Motion explains.

  • Black Caviar
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    Black Caviar World's Top-Ranked Horse

    With three group I wins in Australia this season, female sprinter Black Caviar is the top-ranked Thoroughbred through the first half of the year on the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.

  • Leathel Force, ridden by Adam Kirby, wins the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

    Royal Ascot 2013

    View the sights and races from the Royal Ascot race meet.

  • Declaration of War defeats Animal Kingdom in the Queen Anne Stakes.
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    Declaration of War Flies to Queen Anne Win

    Declaration of War burst between horses and charged down the center of the track to win the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 18 at Royal Ascot while U.S.-based Animal Kingdom failed to settle and faded out of contention.

  • Wise Dan
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    U.S. Horses Among Top-Rated in the World

    In the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities' latest "World's Best Racehorses Rankings" for performances from Dec. 1, 2012, to June 9 of this year, three of the top four rated horses were based in the U.S.

  • Animal Kingdom
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    Animal Kingdom Bids for Unprecedented Triple

    United States-based star Animal Kingdom appears poised to solidify his place among racing's all-time greats June 18 in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I), the first race on opening day at Royal Ascot.

  • Royal Ascot: Animal Kingdom Press Conference

    A press conference with the connections of Animal Kingdom. Hear from Graham Motion, Barry Irwin, and John Messara. Learn why they chose to go with jockey John Velazquez.