A half sister to grade I winner Sam's Sister brought $475,000 from Alex Solis and Jason Litt for client LNJ Foxwoods at session five of Keeneland's yearling sale
Midwest Thoroughbreds' The Pizza Man breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 on the Churchill Downs dirt Sept. 19 for trainer Roger Bruggemann.
A bay colt by Flatter out of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Caressing was purchased by agent Ben Glass for $425,000 Sept. 19 during the fifth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A Hard Spun colt brought a final bid of $330,000 to top early trading Sept. 19 during the fifth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Tepin, who will target the Oct. 3 First Lady (gr. IT) at Keeneland, worked Sept. 18 along with grade III winner World Approval for Mark Casse. Also on the tab was champion sprinter Work All Week.
Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert made a winning bid of $700,000 for a colt by Uncle Mo, the highest price paid during session 4 of Keeneland's September yearling sale Sept. 18.
A colt from the first crop of grade I winner The Factor sold for $600,000 Sept. 18 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Braxton Lynch signed the ticket for the first Book 2 Tapit to enter the ring Sept. 18 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, as Session 4 of the sale got off to a solid start.
Lenny Shulman is on location at the Keeneland September sale with Donegal Racing's Jerry Crawford. The duo reflect on the Travers Stakes, future plans for Keen Ice, and the importance of the Keeneland Sale for Jerry. watch video
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At first there were three, then one scratched and one failed to meet its reserve. That left one Frankel yearling in the Keeneland September sale. read blog
Keeneland and Red Mile officially opened their jointly owned historical racing parlor Sept. 17.
Mandy Pope prevailed in a protracted bidding battle that ended with a final price of $1.05 million for a daughter of Street Cry out of Tizso.
War Front-Betterbetterbetter filly kicks off Keeneland September sale and more in the September 19, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Hip 495 in the ring during the Keeneland September Sale.
Hip 511 in the ring at the Keeneland September Sale.
Hip 530 in the ring at the Keeneland September Sale.
Kentucky Downs, which was rebuffed last year in its attempt to add racing days to its 2015 schedule, will try again for 2016, track president Corey Johnsen said Sept. 16.
On a day colts by a range of established sires set the pace, a $1,525,000 Distorted Humor colt bought by Three Chimneys brought the highest price Tuesday at the Keeneland September yearling sale's second session in Lexington.
A filly sired by Coolmore's champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock was purchased by Spendthrift Farm for $1 million during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A Distorted Humor colt rocketed to the top about an hour into the second day of the Keeneland September yearling sale on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Keeneland September Sale session 1. Also hear thoughts on the market and book 1 format from Geoffrey Russell. Mandy Pope and John Ferguson also share thoughts. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the Keeneland September Sale session 1. Also hear thoughts on the market and book 1 format from Geoffrey Russell. Mandy Pope shares thoughts on the challenges in selling and John Ferguson comments on his purchases. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency
Keeneland's 12-day September yearling sale, which runs from Sept. 14-26 (with a dark day Sept. 17), features a number of horses with noteworthy pedigrees or intriguing backgrounds.
Lenny Shulman is on location at the Keeneland September sale with Donegal Racing's Jerry Crawford. The duo reflect on the Travers Stakes, future plans for Keen Ice, and fan reactions. Jerry also delves into the importance of Keeneland Sept. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions
The colt is out of graded stakes winner Afleeting Lady, a half sister to classic winner Shackleford and grade I winner Lady Joanne.
The fifth "Taste of the World," to be presented by WinStar Farm, is scheduled for the evening of Oct. 29, eve of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The Pizza Man, who became the first Illinois-bred to win the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 15, will make his next start at Keeneland with an eye on the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and beyond.
One of the nice things about my drive to the office is passing Keeneland each day. In the past few weeks it's been fun to watch the tents go up that will house the various added seating for the Breeders/ Cup. read blog
Keeneland's Breeders' Cup Paddock Chalet construction timelapse.
Keeneland's preparations for the Breeders' Cup World Championships are entering the home stretch as construction of the luxury chalets and Grandstand Loge Boxes and refurbishing of the training track near completion.
Paul Reddam wins Del Mar Futurity with Nyquist, Hopeful with Ralis, MarketWatch, and more in the September 12, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan, two-time Horse of the Year, has been retired after trainer Charles LoPresti noticed some filling in a tendon the morning of Sept. 7.
With the year's first major yearling sales in the book and the marathon September sale at Keeneland on the horizon, buyers will be working on where to take the next steps with their purchases. Download Now
The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will salute American Pharoah and the team that molded him into the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years to highlight its 56th annual awards dinner Oct. 28 in Lexington.
Keen Ice rolls past American Pharoah in the Travers and more in the September 5, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Gleneagles, the four-time group I-winning son of Galileo, is being aimed at the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a possible showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Keeneland Oct. 31.
The 8-year-old Wiseman's Ferry gelding went five furlongs in 1:00 flat Sept. 1 on trainer Charlie LoPresti's watch, and galloped out six furlongs in 1:12 in final serious move for the Sept. 13 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT).
Seth W. Hancock, longtime member of the Keeneland board of directors, was appointed a Keeneland trustee, effective Aug. 25 upon the retirement of current Keeneland trustee Louis Lee Haggin III.
Most Breeders' Cup attendees will need to use one of three park-and-ride locations around Lexington.
Wise Dan was bright-eyed and bushy tailed the morning of Aug. 25, powering his way through a five-furlong bullet in :59 flat on the dirt at Keeneland.
Keeneland Race Course announced that tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 25, for its Oct. 29 "Prelude to the Cup" race card leading up to the Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 30-31.
Keeneland will celebrate hosting the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships by offering hour-long, guided tours that will give fans an insider's look at the rich connection between Keeneland and the Breeders' Cup.
Charlie LoPresti said the two-time Horse of the Year moved closer to a likely start in the Sept. 13 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) with his third straight breeze on dirt.
Alex and JoAnn Lieblong's grade I winner The Big Beast turned in his first work since his second-place finish in the Aug. 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, going five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 Aug. 14.
Churchill Downs announced Aug. 12 that points for the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) have been doubled for the 2015-2016 "Road to the Kentucky Derby."
Parts of the grounds at Keeneland in Lexington may look like mini construction sites right now, but if one takes a step back and looks at the whole picture, it's very clear: The place is getting bigger.
Charlie LoPresti liked what he saw in a five-furlong workout by Wise Dan Aug. 2 on the Keeneland main track, and the Kentucky-based trainer is pointing the two-time Horse of the Year toward an early September return.
There's a good chance no races that are part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships will be simulcast to Hong Kong this year.
Keeneland announced July 30 that 4,164 yearlings have been cataloged for its September yearling sale. The 12-day auction runs Sept. 14-26 and offers a new, three-session format for Book 1.
Trainer Bob Baffert will relish allowing American Pharoah dictate any plans between the Aug. 2 Haskell at Monmouth Park and the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland.
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