Keyword: Valkyre Stud

  • Hip 1482 by Smart Strike sold for $700,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Keeneland September Book 2 Sees Big Gains

    A $700,000 Smart Strike filly from champion Heavenly Prize's family was the top-priced horse Sept. 14 as the Keeneland September sale's two-day Book 2 portion concluded with across-the-board gains in its second session.

  • Gala Award wins the Palm Beach Stakes.
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    Mourning Currin Family Celebrates Gala Award

    If you listened closely enough at Gulfstream Park after the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. III) March 1, you could almost hear the cheers from California, and perhaps beyond, as Gala Award entered the winner's circle.

  • Catherine Parke of Valkyre Stud

    TOBA October Member of the Month

    Looking back on her career in breeding, raising and consigning, Catherine Parke always knew that the equine life was for her.

  • Hip #807, Giant's Causeway colt, brought $750,000 on Sept. 13 during the early portion of the Keeneland September yearling sale's fourth session.

    Giant's Causeway Colt Sells for $750,000

    Trainer Todd Pletcher went to $750,000 Sept. 13 to acquire an attractive son of Giant's Causeway as the top-priced offering during the early portion of the Keeneland September yearling sale's fourth session.

  • The third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington was led by Hip #469, who sold for $1.55 million.

    Prices Surge on Third Day of September Sale

    Boosted by a $1.55 million son of Bernardini, the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington enjoyed an upbeat third session. The gross, average price, and median price all rose.

  • Thunder Moccasin

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    Super Shopper Starlight Has Basket of 3YOs

    When Starlight Racing needs to replenish its stable of runners, its buying team heads to the yearling auctions. The venture's efforts at the sales are paying off handsomely this year with several promising 3-year-olds.

  • Hip #565; colt, Bernardini -- Ava Knowsthecode by Cryptoclearance brought $625,000 on Sept. 14 during the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    $625,000 Bernardini Colt at Keeneland Sale

    A Bernardini--Ava Knowsthecode colt consigned by Valkyre Stud as Hip No. 565 was bought by John Ferguson for $625,000 during the early portion of the Sept. 14 fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Hip #307, filly; Bernardini - Silk n' Sapphire by Smart Strike brings $1.2 million at the Keeneland September sale on Sept. 13.

    Leon Pays $1.2 Million for Bernardini Filly

    Benjamin Leon Jr.'s Besilu Stable went to $1.2 million to acquire a Bernardini filly (Hip No. 307, consigned by Valkyre Stud) produced from the Smart Strike mare Silk n' Sapphire at Keeneland's September yearling sale.

  • Danzig colt, topped Monday's Keeneland sale session.

    Keeneland Sale: Speed from the Gate

    Keeneland's September yearling sale broke out of the starting gate running hard. Nearly every key business figure sprinted ahead of last year's pace on Sept. 8 during the first of the auction's two select sessions.