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Grade 1 Winner Stay Thirsty Sold; To Stand In California

Multiple Grade 1 winner Stay Thirsty has been sold and will relocate to Lovacres Ranch in California. The BloodHorse reports that Terry Lovingier, owner of Lovacres Ranch, purchased Stay Thirsty outright from Ashford Stud. “Stay Thirsty brings a ton of pedigree and is a big alternative to a lot of stallions out here,” Lovingier told the BloodHorse. […]

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‘The Best To The Best’: Songbird To Be Bred To Arrogate In 2018

Two-time Eclipse champion Songbird will be bred to fellow champion and world’s richest racehorse, Arrogate in 2018, according to a report in the Thoroughbred Daily News. Mandy Pope, who recently purchased Songbird at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, told the TDN, “We went over this for a good three days with Wayne Sweezey and other advisors and looked at […]

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Keeneland November Sale Concludes With Increase In Average, Median Figures

Fierce competition for quality horses among an exceptionally deep buying bench generated healthy results as Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale concluded Saturday. Buyer confidence carried forward from the September Yearling Sale, spurring premium prices; increases in average and median; and the sale of 18 horses for $1 million or more, led by the $6 million paid […]

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Ghostzapper Leads 2018 Sire Roster At Adena Springs

Adena Springs’ nine-horse stallion roster is led by Ghostzapper, who finished 2017 as the eighth general leading sire in North America. A homebred son of Adena Kentucky stallion Awesome Again, Ghostzapper enjoyed considerable success in 2017 with 15 black-type winners, eight graded winners, and two grade 1 winners, and his progeny earnings exceeded $10.3 million. His 2018 […]

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Two-Time Indiana Horse Of The Year Lady Fog Horn Retired

Two-time Indiana Horse of the Year Lady Fog Horn is retiring. The five-year-old homebred daughter of Zavata left Indiana Grand Tuesday, Oct. 31 to begin the next phase of her career in the brood mare ranks. Lady Fog Horn made her first start at Indiana Grand August 23, 2014 for Stuart Grant’s The Elkstone Group […]

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Weanling Filly By Conveyance Tops Penultimate Session Of Keeneland November Sale

Joel Zawitz paid $50,000 for a weanling filly by first-crop sire Conveyance from the family of champion Indian Blessing for the most expensive purchase during Friday’s 11th and penultimate session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Buck Pond Farm, agent, consigned the daughter of the winning Successful Appeal mare Appealing Diva. Her family also […]

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Texas Thoroughbred Association Sets 2018 Sale Dates

The Texas Thoroughbred Association, in partnership with Lone Star Park, has announced its sales dates for 2018. The Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held April 10 with the under tack show set for April 8. Horses will breeze over the Lone Star Park track, and the sale will be held at the Texas […]

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Khozan, Gentlemen’s Bet Headline 2018 Journeyman Stud Roster

Brent and Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud, located in Ocala, Fla., has set breeding fees for their 2018 stallion roster featuring new stallion Gentlemen’s Bet. A multiple Grade 1-placed earner of $744,155, Gentlemen’s Bet won six of 11 starts during his racing career with victories in the Hot Springs Stakes and Frank J. De Francis Memorial […]

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Alfred G. Vanderbilt Winner El Deal Retired From Racing

Owners Al and Michelle Crawford announced today that El Deal, winner of this year’s Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Stakes at Saratoga and runner-up in the Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes at Belmont in his final start, has been retired from racing. El Deal is a five-year-old son of the Speightstown stallion Munnings, out of the […]

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Mare In Foal To Wicked Strong Tops Thursday’s Keeneland November Session

Calumet Farm acquired the session-topping horse on Thursday at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, paying $110,000 for the Unbridled’s Song mare Camryn’s Gem in foal to Wicked Strong. Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, sold Camryn’s Gem, a 6-year-old mare from the family of champions Rubiano and Summer Bird and Grade 1 winner and […]

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