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Keeneland September Sale Produces Near-Record Returns, Record-Priced Filly

The 2019 renewal of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale didn’t keep up with last year’s record-setting edition when it came to the measurables. Even so, the returns from this year’s auction established a steady cruising altitude for the marketplace, showing it’s fully clear of the Great Recession that brought the Thoroughbred industry to a screeching […]

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Colt By Liam’s Map Brings $67,000 Saturday At Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Grassroots Training & Sales paid $67,000 for a son of Liam’s Map from the family of Grade 1 winner Albert the Great to lead Saturday’s 12th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Gainesway, agent, consigned the colt, whose dam is the winning Indian Charlie mare Pelipa. Grassroots and Gainesway were the session’s respective leading buyer […]

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New Mexico-Bred Legend Peppers Pride Dies Of Laminitis At 16

Peppers Pride, the New Mexico-bred mare who gained national attention going undefeated in 19 career starts, was euthanized Sept. 19 due to complications from laminitis, BloodHorse reports. The 16-year-old resided at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., where she most recently delivered a California Chrome filly on Feb. 10. The daughter of Desert God raced […]

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California Chrome Colt Brings $85,000 To Top Friday At Keeneland September Yearling Sale

A colt from the first crop of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, sold to Novogratz Racing Stable for $85,000 to lead Friday’s 11th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Novogratz, the day’s leading buyer with three purchases for $155,000, also acquired fillies by […]

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Robust Trade Spurs Sale Of $300,000 Maclean’s Music Colt On Thursday At Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale continued to produce healthy results on Thursday as Cromwell Bloodstock became the session’s leading buyer with the single purchase of a colt by Maclean’s Music for $300,000. Eaton Sales, agent, consigned the colt, who is out of the Indian Charlie mare Woodford County and from the family of champion Queen of […]

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Irish Company To Provide Consulting Service On Genomics To The Jockey Club

Irish equine science company Plusvital announced on Thursday that it has been engaged by the U.S. Jockey Club on an ongoing consultancy basis. Plusvital is providing expert genomics advice and services to The Jockey Club as it examines breeding trends in the Thoroughbred. Plusvital’s research team, led by its chief science officer,  Prof. Emmeline Hill, […]

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$220,000 Outwork Colt Headlines Wednesday At Keeneland September Yearling Sale

The lively atmosphere at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale continued Wednesday on the ninth day of the auction, which was highlighted by the sale of a colt from the first crop of Outwork to Charles Marquis for $220,000. Keeneland sold 290 yearlings today for $12,880,500, for an average of $44,416 and a median of $35,000. […]

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Mia Mischief To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Mia Mischief, who became Into Mischief’s first Grade 1 winning daughter with a win in this year’s Humana Distaff, will be offered by Elite Sales at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale’s Night of the Stars on Nov. 4. The 4-year-old filly is owned by Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt, Heider Family Stables and Madaket Stables.  She was […]

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Blueskiesnrainbows Sires First Winner At Indiana Grand

Blueskiesnrainbows was represented by his first winner at stud on Sept. 17 when French Vanilla won a six-furlong maiden special weight at Indiana Grand, BloodHorse reports. French Vanilla led at every point of call and extended her margin to two lengths at the finish line, completing the race in 1:15.62 over a fast main track. […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Summer Rolls On For Lord Nelson’s First Foals

The late summer is an active time in the life of a foal, either adjusting to becoming a weanling or preparing for the experience in the near future. For some, it also means getting ready for an early appearance in the sale ring during the autumn’s mixed sales. Whether they’re headed for a sale in […]

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