Joe Nevills

Turned-Back Sale Of Unbridled’s Song As A Juvenile Altered Thoroughbred Industry’s Course

The horse that brings the most money at a sale will usually be the one that gets the most headlines immediately after the fact, but some of horse racing’s greatest competitors are ones that went home with the person trying to sell them. Unbridled’s Song did both, and altered the direction of North American racing […]

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Data Link Pensioned From Stud Duty At Claiborne Farm

Grade 1 winner Data Link has been pensioned from stud duty at Claiborne Farm, and he will continue to reside at the Paris, Ky., operation for the rest of his life as a retiree. Bernie Sams of Claiborne Farm confirmed that the decision to pension 11-year-old son of War Front came at the end of […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Lord Nelson’s Debut Foals Stretch Their Legs

The North American breeding season is winding down to its final weeks of 2019, but the first crop of Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson are just starting on their own journeys to grow themselves and the reputation of their sire. Not only has the population of Lord Nelson’s foals continued to grow as spring turns into […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By Brisnet: 2019 Belmont Stakes

Time to analyze the 2019 Belmont Stakes field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – Joevia Exciting prospect In listed stakes company Not in a classic #2 – Everfast Only bigger shock Than his Preakness runner-up Would […]

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Bernardini Filly Tops Inaugural Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale

The debut edition of the Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale dropped into a difficult climate for a horse auction, with Santa Anita Park embroiled in crisis following a series of breakdowns throughout its current meet. The sale faced the task of picking up the torch from the local Barretts auction company, which folded […]

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Adjustments In Expectations, Protocol Guide Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Old Sale Breeze Show

It’s no hyperbole to say there was much more riding on Monday’s Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale Under-Tack Show than what numbers showed up on the stopwatch. Santa Anita’s place in the eye of a public relations hurricane following a rash of breakdowns is well known, and tasking a catalog full of juveniles […]

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Gate Dancer: The Derby Disqualification Everyone Saw Coming

Maximum Security’s disqualification in this year’s Kentucky Derby was one of the most significant in the sport’s history, but the ground the situation covered before and after his number came down was not completely uncharted. Objections and inquiries are incredibly rare in the Derby, with this year’s race being the sixth instance in 145 runnings, […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Curlin Climbs To The Top

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes rightfully dominate headlines every May, but the sons and daughters of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms’ Curlin put in quality work during the month, not only rocketing their sire to the top of his division in the American Graded Stakes Standings but giving him a comfortable lead. Curlin had five […]

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‘All I’m Ever Going To Do Is Train Horses’: Crane Succeeds In Many Different Saddles

The yearling auction season in Saratoga Springs is a busy time for many in the Thoroughbred industry, but it was a uniquely packed schedule last summer for Clovis Crane. Crane had made the trip to upstate New York from his farm in Lebanon, Pa., to shop for prospects at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton yearling sales; a […]

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$1.8-Million Into Mischief Filly Rocks Record Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

The meteoric rise of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale from a place for early-season scratches, buybacks, and regionally-bred horses into a legitimate place to sell an upper-market juvenile continued in 2019, with the sale once again breaking records in gross and average sale price. A $1.8-million Into Mischief filly became the most expensive […]

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