Keyword: Kip Elser

  • TCA to Present Awards of Merit

    In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced it will honor nearly 20 recipients of the inaugural Thoroughbred Charities of America Award of Merit.

  • Average Surges at Cape Town Yearling Sale

    During a day of high prices that helped lift average, a son of successful South African sire Silvano topped the opening session of the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, the first sale of the year in South Africa.

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    New Stallions Making Mark at Keeneland Sale

    The Keeneland January sale serves as a benchmark for new stallions, as mares in foal to stallions who will have their first foals in 2013 are offered and sires who have their first yearlings look to make their mark.

  • Hip 64 by Giant's Causeway was the session topper at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale.

    F-T Kentucky October Sale Soars at Start

    The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale is the last major yearling auction of the year. But 2012's generally upbeat market didn't show any sign of fatigue during the sale's opening session in Lexington Oct. 22.

  • Six Horses Involved in Van Accident

    Six Thoroughbreds that were traveling by van from Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida to Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland April 18 were involved in an accident along Interstate 95 in Colleton County, S.C.

  • Orientate, shown, is the sire of the colt who recorded the fastest quarter work during the first session of the under tack show for Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Orientate Colt Shines in F-T Midlantic Work

    An Orientate colt worked a quarter mile in :21 2/5, which was the fastest time for the distance, during the May 13 first session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Timonium, Md.

  • Hip#23; colt, Songandaprayer - Beach Bunny by Storm Bird, worked the fastest eighth of a mile (:9 4/5) during the under tack show for the Keeneland juvenile auction.

    Songandaprayer Colt Shines at Keeneland

    In what has been a tough, grin-and-bear-it kind of year for sellers of 2-year-olds, Mike Akers of Dapple Bloodstock got a break from the bad news April 2 in Lexington. A son of Songandaprayer, which Dapple had purchased for $110,000 at last year's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Easter Fall yearling sale, turned in the fastest work at an eighth of a mile during the under tack show for the Keeneland juvenile auction. The dark bay or brown colt covered the distance in :9 4/5 over Keeneland's Polytrack surface.

  • Elser Joins Darby Dan, Heiple Promoted

    John Phillips, owner of Darby Dan Farm near Lexington, announced that industry veteran Kip Elser of Kirkwood Stables would be joining the team as interim sales director.

  • Hip#7 colt; Langfuhr - Coral Sea by Rubiano, sold for $700,000 at the opening session of the Keeneland April Sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Langfuhr Colt Tops Keeneland Opener

    Keeneland director of sales Geoffrey Russell called Tuesday's opening session of the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training "a success." But the auction will have to seriously improve upon its first night gross of $7,127,000 in Wednesday's second session to equal or surpass last year's total of $16,637,000.

  • Track Slow for Final Keeneland Under Tack Show

    Keeneland enjoyed near perfect weather for the first under tack show for its sale of 2-year-olds in training on April 10. But the conditions were far from ideal Monday during the second and final preview before Tuesday's auction in Central Kentucky.

  • Memorial Planned for Son of Horseman Kip Elser

    A memorial service will be held Friday, April 23, at 10 a.m. at the Carolina Cup offices on Springdale Race Course in Camden, S. C. in memory of Christopher Elser, son of horseman Kip Elser.

  • Claiborne To Sell Juveniles At Public Auction

    Claiborne Farm, which announced last year that it would reduce the numbers in its racing stable, plans offer to up to a dozen of its 2-year-olds at public auction in 2002.