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  • Zero Steroid Positives at Keeneland Sale

    Buyers of 94 of the 3,605 yearlings sold during the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale requested tests for exogenous anabolic steroids during the 15-session auction which ran from Sept. 8-23 in Central Kentucky. Keeneland reported all tests were returned negative.

  • Hip 147, a daughter of A. P. Indy, brings $3.1 million during the opening session of the Keeneland September sale.

    A.P. Indy Filly Brings $3.1 Million

    Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock advisor John Ferguson goes to $3.1 million to secure daughter of A.P. Indy during opening session of Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 8.

  • Proud Spell will be the likely Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) post time favorite if stablemate Eight Belles scratches in favor of the Derby.

    Jones Girls Rule Kentucky Oaks Line-Up

    Trainer Larry Jones took it as a sign of better things to come when his Eight Belles drew the outside 12 post for the May 2 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), but all was not lost for the Kentucky-born trainer when his Proud Spell drew post 8 in the 1 1/8-mile race for the lilies on the first Friday in May.

  • Fleet Indian, winning the Personal Ensign.
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    Fleet Indian Booked to Storm Cat

    Multiple grade I winner Fleet Indian, who was injured during the stretch run of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), has been booked to Overbrook Farm stallion Storm Cat.

  • Ouija Board makes her third run in FM Turf competition.

    Filly & Mare Turf Preview: Still On Board

    The 2006 Emirates Airline Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) is shaping up to be an exciting event. The 1 3/8-mile race is expected to pit the older, globe-trotting, European superstar Ouija Board against up-and-coming 3-year-old sensation Wait a While, who has won stakes on both dirt and turf this season.

  • Kentucky Farm Managers Address EHV-1 Concerns

    In light of recent outbreaks of the equineherpes virus (EHV-1) and the Feb. 13 opening of most Central Kentucky breeding sheds, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club held a discussion at its Feb. 9 meeting on how best to prevent the spread of the virus.

  • Keeneland's Russell: "...a continuation of the November and September sales."

    Record Pace Continues at Keeneland

    Expect An Angel topped the Thursday session of the 2006 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale when Stonewall Farm/Atoka went to $440,000 to secure the broodmare prospect. The sale, which surpassed last year's gross on day three this year, is on pace to break the all-time January record gross.

  • Keeneland Sale Exceeds 2005 Gross on Day 3

    Northern Mischief topped the Wednesday session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale when Frank Stronach went to $340,000 to purchase the 4-year-old mare, helping the sale company surpass last year's total gross on day three of the seven-day sale.

  • Speightstown

    2004 Eclipse Sprinter: Speightstown

    In the days leading up to the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, trainer Todd Pletcher would only say that Speightstown would have to win the six-furlong Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) to be considered divisional champion. Speightstown won the race and now has garnered champion sprinter honors. Pletcher took home the Eclipse Award for outstanding trainer.

  • Jockey Kevin Manning, riding Alexander Goldrun, waves to fans after winning the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup International 2000-meter.

    Alexander Goldrun First Filly to Claim Hong Kong Cup Title

    Irish-bred Alexander Goldrun became the first filly to win the HK$18 million (US$2,319,289) Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) by edging out American-bred Bullish Luck at the wire by a short head at Sha Tin Racecourse Sunday. Touch of Land was three-quarters of a length back for third.

  • Phoenix Reach Worth the Wait in Hong Kong Vase

    After a delayed start due to broken equipment, Phoenix Reach proved he was worth the wait by taking the (HK)$14 Million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (HK-I) by a half-length over Sights on Gold, with Valle Enchantee two lengths back in third. Phoenix Reach completed the 2,400-meter distance (1 _-mile) in 2:29.80.

  • Phoenix Reach wins the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase International 2400-meter in Hong Kong.

    Phoenix Reach Worth the Wait in Hong Kong Vase

    After a delayed start due to broken equipment, Phoenix Reach proved he was worth the wait by taking the (HK)$14 million (US$1,803,891) Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (HK-I) by a half-length over Sights on Gold, with Valle Enchantee two lengths back in third.

  • Phoenix Reach Worth the Wait in Hong Kong Vase

    After a delayed start due to broken equipment, Phoenix Reach proved he was worth the wait by taking the (HK)$14 Million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (HK-I) by a half-length over Sights on Gold, with Valle Enchantee two lengths back in third. Phoenix Reach completed the 2,400-meter distance (1 _-mile) in 2:29.80.

  • Speightstown makes his case as champion sprinter.

    Sprint Recap: Classy Call

    In the days prior to the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) trainer Todd Pletcher was dogged with questions about Speightstown's chances of being named champion sprinter. The soft-spoken Texas native would only say that Speightstown would have to win the six-furlong race in order to be considered a champion.

  • Eastern State Rewards Programs

    This is the first in a series detailing state-bred awards offered across the country. The series, which examines the breed-back regulations, and the amount of money paid to owners, breeders, and stallion owners, begins with the Eastern region.

  • Midwest State Rewards Programs

    This is the second in a series detailing state-bred awards offered across the country. The series, which examines the breed-back regulations, and the amount of money paid to owners, breeders, and stallion owners, continues with a look at the Midwest region.

  • Western State Rewards Programs

    This is the third in a series of articles detailing state-bred awards offered across the country. The series, which examines the breed-back regulations, and the amount of money paid to owners, breeders, and stallion owners, continues with a look at the Western region.

  • Southwest State Rewards Programs

    This is the fourth in a series detailing state-bred awards offered across the country. The series, which examines the breed-back regulations, and the amount of money paid to owners, breeders, and stallion owners, concludes with a look at the Southwest region.

  • Plans for New Texas Track Slow Down

    Plans to construct a new racetrack near the Texas City of Pflugerville have been put on hold while members of The Austin Jockey Club work with the city and county concerning traffic issues. The Texas Racing Commission was scheduled to hear a proposal from representatives of the track at its Aug. 12 meeting.

  • Across the Board Gains at Fasig-Tipton Fall Sale

    The yearling market continued to hold strong as the 2003 Fasig-Tipton Fall yearling sale concluded Tuesday night at the sale company's Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky. with across the board gains in each category.

  • Yearling Market Stays Strong at Fasig-Tipton Opener

    The steamroller known as the 2003 yearling market continued to roll along at full power during the opening session of the two-day 2003 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky yearling sale at the company's Newtown Paddocks in Lexington.

  • Kentucky Farm Managers Hear Fletcher-Pence Views on Industry

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club welcomed Kentucky Lt. Governor candidate Steve Pence to its Oct. 7 meeting. The candidate discussed what role the Fletcher-Pence administration would play in promoting the Thoroughbred industry. The state election is Nov. 4

  • Ex-Racehorse Sale to be Held at Fairmount Park

    The annual Fairmont Park paddock auction of ex-racehorses is planned for Saturday. More than 90 horses will be offered without reserve, however the seller has the option of calling no sale if they feel the price is low.