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Weanling Curlin Filly Brings $775,000 To Lead Third Day of Keeneland November Sale

In an auction that can be quite top-heavy, the mantle for the most expensive weanling of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was unexpectedly usurped on the second day of Book 2 on Friday when Larry Best of OXO Equine bought a Curlin filly for $775,000. Best has had a knack for making his presence […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Lord Nelson’s First Six-Figure Foal And The Weekend To Come

The first wave of weanlings by Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson have hit the opening days of trade in the November mixed sale season, and this weekend’s sessions bring an even bigger slate of reinforcements. In a season of notable firsts for a young stallion, Lord Nelson passed another crucial milepost on Thursday when he saw […]

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Conquest Eclipse Tops Second Day Of Keeneland November Sale At $650,000

The second day of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale posted numbers at a similar pace to last year’s comparable session on Thursday, led by the $650,000 broodmare Conquest Eclipse. There was plenty there to draw Fred Mitchell of Clarkland Farm to raise his hand for the final bid on Hip 570. The 7-year-old Malibu […]

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Take Charge Brandi Tops Keeneland November Sale’s Book 1 At $3.2-Million

Take Charge Brandi took command of the top spot at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Wednesday with a final bid of $3.2 million, but life for the Eclipse Award winner after the sale is going to look a lot like life before she got on the trailer to leave the farm. The 7-year-old […]

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Breeders’ Cup Distaff Winner Blue Prize Sells For $5 Million At Fasig-Tipton November, Turf Sprint Winner Belvoir Bay Brings $1.5 Million

Nothing boosts an offering’s stock at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale like a Breeders’ Cup victory in the days leading up to the marquee auction, and that proved itself out on Tuesday with Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Blue Prize, who sold to Larry Best’s OXO Equine for $5 million and Turf Sprint winner Belvoir Bay who […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Sale Time Nears For Lord Nelson’s First Foals

Six years ago, a chestnut Pulpit colt entered the ring at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale and hammered to John Fort for $340,000. Fast forward to the fall of 2019 and that chestnut colt’s first foals are about to make some noise of their own in the auction ring. It was a long road for […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By TVG: 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic

Time to analyze the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic 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 – Math Wizard Squeaked out a Grade 1 When nobody else fired Won’t add up again #2 – Seeking the Soul A […]

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Breeders’ Cup Buzz Presented By TVG: A Comeback Cup

The Breeders’ Cup is a traveling show, but it’s been a while since it’s set up shop at several points on the map, and there are a lot of tracks where the only bets on the event have been made over simulcast. In the Breeders’ Cup Buzz, we’re asking some notable Thoroughbred industry names about […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By TVG: 2019 Breeders’ Cup Mile

Time to analyze the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Mile 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 – Suedois Caught steam at Keeneland Tends to do better stateside He’ll need a clear path #2 – Lucullan Stock is on […]

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Breeders’ Cup Buzz Presented By TVG: Needing A Miracle In The Mile

The TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile is one of the most coveted races to win on the Breeders’ Cup card – but what if your life depended on winning it? In the Breeders’ Cup Buzz this week, we’re speaking to notable Thoroughbred industry names about their experiences with the World Championships and posing a few hypothetical […]

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