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‘A Fabric Of Who We Are’: Oscar Performance’s Townhouse Stall At Mill Ridge Farm

When a stallion prospect retires to Kentucky, room and board often comes in the form of a stall in a towering stud barn and a paddock elsewhere on the property. At Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington, Ky., newcomer Oscar Performance came home to something quite different. Where most stud barns in the Bluegrass can be […]

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‘Solid, Strong Marketplace’: Fasig-Tipton February Sale Returns Healthy Numbers

The North American mixed sale calendar closed on a high note Tuesday, with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter posting gains in average and median sale price. The two-day auction finished with 327 horses sold for revenues of $9,659,400, down 7 percent from last year’s sale when 364 offerings brought $10,436,800. Growth was seen in the marketplace […]

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‘The Market Continues To Demand Quality’: Opening Session Of Fasig-Tipton February Sees Healthy Jump In Numbers

The final auction of the 2018/2019 North American mixed sale season started on strong footing Monday, with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale showing across-the-board gains in its first session. A total of 146 offerings brought $4,677,200 on Monday, up 13 percent from last year’s day-one gross of $4,134,200 from 181 horses sold. The average sale price […]

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‘Completely Crushed With Requests’: City Of Light’s Unorthodox Path To A Full First Book

City of Light’s dominant victory in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes was the kind of effort that can fill a stallion prospect’s first book in a hurry, but the heavy lifting was already long since finished by the time the horse set foot on the sandy loam of Gulfstream Park. The son of Quality […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Pegasus World Cup Card Swings Early Races

Javier Castellano guided City of Light to a dominant score in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes on Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park, which put the exclamation point on a productive first month of the racing calendar for the Venezuelan-born rider. The Pegasus was Castellano’s fourth graded stakes win on the year, securing the lead […]

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Five Mares That Took Cross Traffic To The Top Of The Freshman Sire Standings

Eclipse Award finalist Jaywalk’s $1.3 million in earnings alone would have ensured that her sire, Cross Traffic, would finish at least second in the 2018 freshman standings by earnings. A strong performance by the rest of the stallion’s debut crop made sure he finished comfortably on top. Though there was a clear leader among Cross […]

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‘Always Into Something’: A Look Back On Into Mischief’s Summer In Indiana

The ascent of Into Mischief from a Grade 1 winner on the racetrack into one of Spendthrift Farm’s cornerstone sires has been well documented, especially as his legend grows in real time. Into Mischief’s 2018 was especially memorable, with the first part of the year seeing him finish as North America’s most active stallion by […]

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Grade 3 Winner Almasty Sold To Stand At Castle Peak Farm In Ontario

Almasty, a Grade 3-winning son of Scat Daddy, will stand at Kanny Ng’s Castle Peak Farm in Ashton, Ontario after selling for $35,000 on Thursday at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. The 7-year-old horse has been unraced since December 2016, but he was offered as a racing or stallion prospect following a […]

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Make Music For Me Sells To Nicks Farm In Indiana For $1,000

Make Music For Me, who finished fourth in the 2010 Kentucky Derby, sold to Nicks Farm in Sellersburg, Ind., for $1,000 on Thursday at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. William Austin Nicks, who signed the ticket on the 12-year-old son of Bernstein said initial plans were to re-sell the stallion – something […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Hertz’s Influence Felt Beyond Stoner Creek’s Paddocks

The debate over John D. Hertz’s greatest impact on the Thoroughbred industry typically falls on one of two sides. On one hand, the master of Stoner Creek Stud in Paris, Ky., campaigned a pair of Kentucky Derby winners: Reigh Count and homebred Triple Crown winner Count Fleet, both of which became stallions of note. The […]

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