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  • Adena Springs Cancels Broodmare Sale

    Frank Stronach's Adena Springs operation has canceled the 2008 edition of its annual broodmare sale. The auction, which featured mares in foal to Adena Springs stallions, had been held for 11 consecutive years previously.

  • Panty Raid, winner of the Grade I Spinster at Keeneland, will be sold at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale.

    Honey Ryder, Panty Raid In F-T Sale

    Grade I winners Panty Raid and Honey Ryder, along with La Comete, the dam of grade I-placed Munnings, will be offered during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select mixed sale Nov. 2 in Lexington.

  • This Medaglia d'Oro - Amizette filly brought a final bid of $1.1 million.

    $1.1-Million Filly Resold Privately

    A $1.1-million Medaglia d'Oro filly that topped the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale was resold privately by Keeneland officials to celebrity chef Bobby Flay Sept. 13 after the original purchaser and his client were unable to provide sufficient proof of credit, according to Keeneland vice president Harvie Wilkinson.

  • Beck, Bell Named to NTRA Board

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) board of directors met Sept. 11 in Lexington and selected two new board members, Antony Beck of Gainesway Farm and Reynolds Bell Jr., chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

  • Hip 712, Mr. Greeley-Chinoe Road by Old Trieste, brought $875,000 to lead the third session of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Keeneland Third Session Numbers Solid

    No horses inspired buyers to pay dazzling seven-figure amounts during the third day of the Keeeneland September yearling sale in Lexington. But some of the results for the auction's first open session were encouraging after significant downturns during the two select sessions that kicked off the sale.

  • Dubai Spends More in Select Sessions

    Dubai pumped more money into the select sessions of the Keeneland September yearling sale than it did a year ago even though Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson spent less. And buying entities associated with Dubai also bought more horses.

  • Olin Gentry of Legends Racing

    Hey Big Spenders: Legends on a Roll

    When the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale ended Sept. 9, Olin Gentry and trainer Bob Baffert of Legends Racing rushed to the barn area to look at more horses and get ready for the next day's selling. It's been a busy auction, so far, for the new racing venture, whose formation was announced just prior to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in June when a presentation was made to potential investors in New York.

  • 5,555 horses are cataloged for the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

    Keeneland September: Let the Show Begin

    Some people call the Keeneland September yearling sale a marathon because of its length: 15 sessions this year. Others think it's more like Walmart because of the large number of horses cataloged, which has risen to a record of 5,555. To Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland's director of sales, it's more like a Broadway show.

  • Hip 12, the first foal out of Playful Act

    Keeneland Day One: A Playful Start

    When the Keeneland September yearling sale opens in Lexington, things are going to get very interesting very quickly. Remember Playful Act (by Sadler's Wells), who brought a world record price for a broodmare of $10.5 million last November? Her first foal, a daughter of Giant's Causeway, is Hip No. 12 during auction's first session Sept 8.

  • Yearling inspection at the 2008 Keeneland September sale.

    Keeneland a Big Test for Yearling Market

    It's crunch time for North America's Thoroughbred yearling market, which faces its biggest test when the Keeneland September sale gets under way. There are more horses cataloged than ever before, 5,555, and they will be offered over 15 sessions beginning Sept. 8 in Lexington.

  • Keeneland September Sale Opens Monday

    Keeneland will play host to the international Thoroughbred community for the next two weeks as it conducts its 65th annual September yearling sale. The catalog is the largest in the auction's history, with 5,555 horses listed.

  • Live Coverage Planned for September Sale

    Keeneland Productions and HRTV are partnering to provide live coverage of the opening two days of the September yearling sale, September 8-9, which are select sessions.

  • Saratoga Yearlings: No Steroid Positives

    Fasig-Tipton officials reported Aug. 11 that there were no positives for exogenous anabolic steroids among horses sold during the company's Saratoga select yearling auction that were tested at the request of their buyers.

  • Seeking the Dia to Stud at Hill 'n' Dale

    It was announced Aug. 6 that the Storm Cat horse Seeking the Dia, a five-time stakes winner, four-time group winner, and earner of more than $5 million, will join the stallion roster at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington for the 2009 breeding season.

  • Hermes to Benefit Blue Horse Charities

    Hermes will introduce a special edition scarf and tie to benefit Blue Horse Charities at the Cross Gate Gallery Aug. 4-5 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Yearling Sale

    Economy Squeezes F-T July Yearling Sale

    Perhaps Mark Toothaker of Legacy Bloodstock said it best during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction: "The bull's-eye is getting smaller on what the marketplace is wanting. It's gone from about the size of a quarter to the size of a dime."

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    On the Mend: Chelokee's Prognosis Good

    Dr. Larry Bramlage, who in mid May said grade III winner Chelokee's chances of survival were at 60-40 after the colt dislocated his right front ankle, is now talking about him being released from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington within weeks.

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    Eight Belles Wristbands Benefit Rescue

    Six days after Eight Belles' breakdown in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), owner Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farms approved a wristband manufactured in memory of the gallant filly, with proceeds to benefit Midlantic Horse Rescue.

  • Chelokee won the Barbaro Stakes in 2007.

    Chelokee Given '50-50 Chance' to Survive

    Chelokee, who suffered a dislocated right front ankle during the running of the May 2 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, has "at least a 50-50 chance" of survival, according to prominent equine surgeon Larry Bramlage.

  • Lear Named Keeneland Trustee

    William M. "Bill" Lear Jr. was elected to Keeneland's board of directors and appointed a Keeneland trustee April 15 during the board's semi-annual meeting. He succeeds William T. "Buddy" Bishop III, who died April 3.

  • Satish Sanan announced March 13 that Padua Stables has purchased the historic Bluegrass Heights Farm.

    Padua Buys Bluegrass Heights Farm

    Satish and Anne Sanan announced March 13 that Padua Stables has purchased the historic Bluegrass Heights Farm near Lexington, located at the corner of Old Frankfort Pike and Alexandria Drive.

  • Lyle Joins Millennium Farms

    Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington has announced the appointment of Brian Lyle as sales manager.

  • The Keeneland January horses of all ages auction ends with a sale-record median.

    Keeneland Median Sets Record

    The Keeneland January horses of all ages auction generated a sale-record median price during its seven-day run in Lexington, and its average price increased from 2007, while the gross revenue suffered a slight setback even though the number of horse sold plunged.

  • The Keeneland November breeding stock sale established an auction record for gross revenue on day 9.

    Keeneland Gross Sets Record

    The Keeneland November breeding stock sale's gross reached an all-time high Tuesday. The total soared to $321,774,400 Tuesday in Lexington during the ninth of the sale's 15 sessions, surpassing the former mark of $317,666,000 that had been set in 1999.

  • Countess Gold, the dam of European group II winner Strike the Deal, was the session's most expensive horse, selling for $850,000.

    Results Mixed at Keeneland

    The fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale produced mixed results, but the cumulative gross revenue and average price continued to remain well ahead of last year's pace in Lexington.

  • The top-selling horse Wednesday was a stakes-winning filly named Stylish Wildcat, who brought $800,000.

    Keeneland November Continues Upward

    On a day when the U.S. stock market plunged 360 points, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale generated strong enough figures during its third session to keep the auction's cumulative gross up 13.8% and the average price up 9.9% from a year ago.

  • Gone West at Mill Ridge Farm

    Mill Ridge Farm Announces 2008 Stud Fees

    Dr. John and Alice Chandler's Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington announced Nov. 1 that the fees for the farm's stallions would be reduced for 2008.