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‘2020 Looks Remarkably Like 2019’: Deceptively Steady Market At Keeneland January Sale

The tough thing about selling a record-tying $5-million horse at an auction normally populated by blue-collar offerings is it can make for a tough act to follow. Putting that into consideration, the 2020 edition of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale did a respectable job holding its own. Last year’s edition featured the […]

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‘It’s Crazy Energy’: Gaudet Makes History In Keeneland Auctioneer’s Stand

At any given renewal of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, the soundtrack of Hip 1021 being put on offer usually registers as background noise to most beyond the seller and potential buyers. This time around was quite different. The voice was familiar. Anyone who has watched televised horse racing over the past […]

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‘He Pays For Four Or Five Research Grants Per Year’: Quality Road’s Multi-Million Dollar Charitable Ties

A good presentation needs to grab the audience from the start, and when Dr. Michael Lewis speaks on behalf of the Edward P. Evans Foundation, the organization’s president has a proven way to get his hooks into them early. “I always use it as my introduction for our scientific meetings,” he said. “’I want to […]

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Lifetime Breeding Right To Court Vision A Rare Sight At Keeneland January Sale

Not every offering at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale can be found at the end of a shank. Friday’s closing session of the January auction will feature Hip 1671S, a lifetime breeding right to Breeders’ Cup Mile winner and veteran stallion Court Vision, who began his stud career in Ontario, relocated to […]

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Grade 1-Placed Enaya Alrabb Tops Second Session Of Keeneland January Sale At $640,000

The second day of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale saw a significant uptick at the top of the market, with the top prices for both broodmares and newly-turned yearlings eclipsing Monday’s opening session. At the close of business on Tuesday, a total of 233 horses sold for $17,288,800, down 6 percent from […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Late-Blooming Authentic Makes Good For Harrison

Authentic was born the day before the 2017 Kentucky Derby, and by Bridie Harrison’s recollection, he might have been the last foal born at her Cynthiana, Ky., farm that season. As the Kentucky Derby trail heats up, the Into Mischief colt might give the tired “saving the best for last” cliche another breath of life. […]

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First Foals By Roaring Lion, Zoustar Born In England

The first foal from the only crop left by 2018 Cartier Horse of The Year, Roaring Lion, is a colt and has been born at Jeffrey and Phoebe Hobby’s Brightwalton Stud in Newbury. The colt was born on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 11 and is the second foal out of 6-year-old Azamour mare Counterweight. Brightwalton’s […]

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Private Sale Applauding Leads Well-Grounded Marketplace At Keeneland January Sale

It was going to be hard for the day-one figures at the 2020 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale to top last year’s leadoff session after champion Abel Tasman kicked off the 2019 edition with a record $5-million hammer price. Despite that daunting challenge, the middle ground of the marketplace held relatively steady on […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Late Surges Shake Up Final Standings Of 2019

There’s nothing quite like a down-to-the-wire finish, and the American Graded Stakes Standings closed with a few of them when the 2019 racing season hit the line. Two of those races closed the year as dead heats, after some late-season rallies brought trailing connections even with established leaders. Calumet Farm and Stonestreet Farm battled for […]

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Global Reach: 2020 Stud Fees For Notable North American Runners Standing Abroad

The eyes of North American Thoroughbred fans and breeders are on the international stallion markets as much as they’ve ever been, with two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, and likely Eclipse Award winner Bricks and Mortar all set to stand in Japan for the 2020 breeding season. Foreign interest […]

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