Godolphin Flying Start graduate joins family business
Regardless of what is written down and published, there’s always another angle—another lead, another quote, another phone call that could add further depth to a story. These Denali graduates have added their own exclamation points to this one.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Bridlewood Farm, and Bob LaPenta came together two years ago to buy a Tapit colt for seven figures, and they've been rewarded by Tapwrit, now one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby.
The family of champion racemare and Hall of Famer Serena's Song continues to produce stakes winners and bring big prices at auction to the delight of the great mare's human connections.
Moonlight Sky, a full sister to grade III winner Sky Girl, was sold for $240,000 to top the Nov. 13 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale that saw key figures dip from the comparable session a year ago.
Craig and Holly Bandoroff always hope to see a few of their Denali Stud sales graduates make it to the top level of competition at the Breeders' Cup, but having nine entered this year was more than they ever expected.
Horses to watch for during the Aug. 14 second session of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred sale.
Michel Henochsberg, breeder of 1983 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner and influential producer Urban Sea, died Jan. 15 at age 69 after battling cancer, Racing Post reports.
Keeneland's January sale featured a robust upper market in Book 1, but that didn't prevent declines in average and median at the end of the five-day auction, which saw a continuation of 2015's finicky market.
Virginia Kraft Payson sprang for three horses from the Sarah J. Leigh estate's dispersal, including session-topper Summer Solo for $700,000, to boost Keeneland January's opening session.
Two back-to-back offerings from the partial dispersal of the Estate of Sarah J. Leigh became the new toppers at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 11 when they were purchased by Virginia Kraft Payson.
A 2015 Arch filly produced from the Seeking the Gold mare Seeking Atlantis was purchased by Virginia Kraft Payson for $450,000 during the opening session of Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale Jan. 11.
The North American dispersal of the Estate for Sara Jane Leigh's bloodstock will be offered by Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud as agent during the first session of the upcoming Keeneland January sale on Jan. 11.
Ian Tapp reviews session 1 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Hear from Gary Bush of Denali Stud, Goncalo Torrealba of Three Chimneys, and Hugo Merry of Nawara Stud. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency
Hideyuki Mori went to $900,000 for a War Front colt out of Satans Quick Chick at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Trainer Mark Casse visited the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred preferred yearling sale for the first time Aug. 16 and ended up signing the ticket for a $300,000 Speightstown filly on behalf of owner John Oxley.
Tapit colt out of grade I winner sells to John Malone for $1.2 million.
A colt by Tapit brought a final bid of $1.2 million to lead the early action Aug. 10 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
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America's Best Racing Aug. 10 launched the final video of a four-part series of digital video ads, #IBelieveIn, celebrating the passion, beauty, and attraction of horse racing from the perspective of a young, female fan.
Denali Stud sells this War Front filly the first day of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions
America's Best Racing has released the third episode of a four-part series of digital video ads, #IBelieveIn, produced by ABR Films and filmed at Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.
America's Best Racing announced July 13 the launch of a four-part series of digital video ads, #IBelieveIn, produced by ABR Films and filmed at Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.
Horse Country Inc., a tourism initiative for Central Kentucky's horse farms, equine clinics, and other equine-related attractions, has added seven new members to the organization.
The Lewis family and Denali Stud have announced the retirement of champion Serena's Song from breeding at age 22.
- By Ron Mitchell
Craig Bandoroff discusses his War Front colt that sold for $1.3 million and the overall market. watch video
Craig Bandoroff discusses his War Front colt that sold for $1.3 million and the overall market.
A War Front colt was purchased by Coolmore's M.V. Magnier for $1.3 million as the first seven-figure offering during the early portion of the Keeneland September yearling sale second session Sept. 9.
On the heels of a healthy selected yearlings sale earlier this week, optimism is high on the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga grounds as attention shifts to New York-breds for this weekend's preferred yearling sale Aug. 9-10.
The first foal by champion Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brand's (gr. I) and 2013 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), was born this week at John Messara's Arrowfield Stud in Australia.
Team Valor International reported that Secret Heart, the dam of 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) winner Pluck, died July 5 at Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.
Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud announced Audrey Jarrett has been promoted to director of sales and Beth Bayer has been added to the sales team.
Percentage of yearlings sold skyrockets at first three major sales
It did not take long during the Sept. 16 seventh session for the Keeneland September yearling sale to surpass the $219.7 million in gross receipts for the entire 11-day sale in 2012.
Claire Novak talks with Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud and Tom Thornbury, Keeneland director of sales. Craig describes what he looks for in horses and expectations for the sale. Tom compares last year to this year. watch video
- By Claire Novak
Hip 395, a half to millionaire Naughty New Yorker, at the Denali Stud consignment at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 11. watch video
Hip 395, a half to millionaire Naughty New Yorker, at the Denali Stud consignment at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 11. The bay colt is by Elusive Quality out of the Known Fact mare Naughty Natisha.
Opening night for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred preferred yearling sale saw powerful gains as 18 horses, topped by a $300,000 filly, sold for $100,000 or more Aug. 10.
- By Ron Mitchell
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The first reported offspring by Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer is a chestnut colt foaled Jan. 8 at Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.
Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Keertana brought some excitement to the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 8 when she fetched $1 million from Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud.
- By Ron Mitchell
Denali Stud's Craig Bandoroff discusses the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale. watch video
Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga auction, scheduled for Aug. 6 and 7 in New York, has a number of half brothers and half sisters to racing royalty in its catalog.
In 2010 the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington had 14 sessions. In the 11th, cataloged as Hip No. 3474, was Hero of Order.
Craig Bandoroff's Denali Stud in Kentucky and Vivien Malloy's Edition Farm in New York have formed a strategic alliance, it was announced Nov. 30.
Bobby Flay's Super Espresso, a graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare.
The Keeneland November breeding stock sale has two major attractions to tempt buyers, with the dispersals of well-bred horses owned by the late Edward P. "Ned" Evans and the late Prince Saud bin Khaled's Palides Investments.
Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky fall yearling sale soared at the start, and company officials expected the market to remain upbeat throughout the auction's three-day run in Lexington.
Fasig-Tipton officials are optimistic about the prospects for the company's New York-bred preferred yearling auction, which is scheduled for Aug. 13 and 14 in upstate New York.
Barry Irwin had faith in the horse he bred and is being rewarded with a chance to participate in the first leg of the Triple Crown.
Team Valor and Denali Stud have formed a strategic alliance that, among other things, will allow the international racing stable to use the Kentucky breeding farm and consignor as its exclusive boarding and sales agent.
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