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Tapit Filly Tops Revived Keeneland April Sale At $1.3 Million

The apex of the revived Keeneland April 2-Year-Olds In Training And Horse Of Racing Age Sale was five years in the making for the auction company, but it was a years-long journey for Chris Baccari as well. The auction’s most expensive juvenile, a Tapit filly who sold to Prince Sultan bin Mishal al Saud of […]

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‘Excited And Nervous All At The Same Time’: Mean Sophia Takes Goebel On Whirlwind Trip To Keeneland April Sale

Most 2-year-olds headed to auction in the spring have a fairly conventional method of doing so: Train up to the under-tack show, breeze under the clock for a furlong or two, go through the sale ring, and prepare for a debut start later in the year. In contrast, Mean Sophia’s path to the Keeneland April […]

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Buyers Navigate Muddy Keeneland April Under-Tack Show

It was hard to find a consignor in the barns that wasn’t constantly refreshing the long-term weather forecast in the days prior to Monday’s Keeneland April 2-Year-Olds In Training And Horses Of Racing Age Sale under-tack show, with a looming storm front threatening to put a damper on the proceedings. The worst of the downpour […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Brown, Ortiz Surge Ahead

The defending Eclipse Award winners for champion trainer and jockey took big steps in defending those titles in the month of March, vaulting themselves to the top of their respective divisions by North American graded stakes wins. Chad Brown bagged five graded wins last month to take a firm command of the trainer standings, while […]

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‘He’s Still Got A Whole Lot Of Spunk In Him’: A.P. Indy Turns 30

There’s not much about A.P. Indy’s three decades of life that hasn’t been thoroughly documented. When a horse sells for $2.9 million as a yearling, wins a Triple Crown race, a Breeders’ Cup Classic, and a Horse of the Year title, then becomes a breed-shaping stallion, people tend to take notice. What’s almost as impressive […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Matching Up With Lord Nelson

As we reach the spring months, the debut crop for multiple Grade 1 winner Lord Nelson continues to grow in numbers, and the first ones born are taking their next steps toward eventual weaning and beyond. Spendthrift Farm, which stands Lord Nelson at its Lexington, Ky., farm, supported the 7-year-old Pulpit horse with about 20 […]

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Sippican Harbor Retired, Bred To Medaglia d’Oro

Grade 1 winner Sippican Harbor was retired from racing earlier this year, and she was bred last month to prominent sire Medaglia d’Oro. The news was initially reported by Tim Wilkin of the Albany Times Union. Sippican Harbor, a 3-year-old Orb filly, put herself on the radar among last year’s prominent juvenile fillies after a […]

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Coolmore Dominates Top Of Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale Marketplace

The Coolmore partnership repeatedly flexed its muscles at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, buying four of the day’s six most expensive horses in whole or in partnership. Chief among them was a Curlin colt bought in tandem with bloodstock agent Donato Lanni on behalf of an unnamed client for $3.65 million, which […]

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Turf Opportunities Growing For Juvenile Sale Under-Tack Shows

A trio of horses breezed on Gulfstream Park’s turf course during Monday’s under-tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, which tied with last year’s renewal for the most efforts over the grass since the auction moved to the South Florida track. On the surface, three horses in a catalog of 188 […]

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