Bloodstock

‘One Of The Best Fillies I Have Trained’: Champion Minding Retired From Racing

Seven-time Group 1 winner Minding, who captured the both the Qipco One Thousand Guineas and Epsom Oaks last season, has been retired from racing. Trainer Aidan O’Brien confirmed the news with the Racing Post on Thursday. The Ballydoyle trainer called the 4-year-old daughter of Galileo “one of the best fillies I have trained.” “We were really looking forward […]

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Catalog For 2017 Barretts Paddock Sale At Del Mar Now Online

The catalog for the Sixth Annual Paddock Sale at Del Mar of Race Ready Horses, scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 26 in the Del Mar paddock approximately 30 minutes after the last race is declared official, is now on-line. This catalog currently consists of 14 horses of racing age and 21 two-year-olds. Additional […]

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Best Goes To Cool $1 Million For Medaglia d’Oro Filly at Fasig-Tipton July Sale

Fasig-Tipton concluded its July Sale of Yearlings Tuesday with improved figures, highlighted by a million-dollar horse late in the session. Lawrence Best, owner of OXO Equine, went to $1 million for Hip 290, a Medaglia d’Oro filly out of stakes winner Hung The Moon. Best, who made a splash earlier this year when he bought a […]

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Soft Tissue Injury Forces Retirement Of Cigar Mile Winner Connect

Paul J. Pompa’s Connect has officially been retired, according to bloodhorse.com. The 4-year-old son of Curlin suffered a soft tissue injury while preparing for the Metropolitan Handicap, and will go to Lane’s End Farm to stand stud. Trained by Chad Brown, Connect won six of his eight career starts, including the Grade 1 Cigar Mile over […]

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Huge ‘Impact’: Offspring By Sire Deep Impact In High Demand At JHRA Sale

Offspring by Shadai Stallion Station’s Deep Impact were in high demand as the Japanese stallion produced the sale toppers at the Japan Racing Horse Association’s selected foal and yearling sales July 10-11. According to a report in the BloodHorse, owner Riichi Kondo paid ¥580 million (US$5.087 million) for Hip 362, a yearling colt by Deep Impact out of French […]

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Bloodlines: A Prince Among Sires With First-Crop Yearlings

The hot item at the yearling sales each year is the premium stock by each season’s first-crop or freshmen sires. Aside from the novel appeal of having one of the first racers by a former star of the racetrack, there is also the potential to catch lightning in a bottle by finding a star before […]

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Fasig-Tipton July: Significant Growth, New Faces Trend

The Fasig-Tipton July Horses of Racing Age Sale concluded its fifth edition Monday evening with significant growth and new faces. Total sales of $8,083,000 for 84 horses were up a staggering 60 percent from sales of $5,048,500 for 72 horses last year. The average price of $96,226 rose 37.2 percent from 2016, while the median of […]

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Stakes Winner Dreamin Added To Fasig-Tipton July Sale

  Dreamin, winner of the Saylorville S. at Prairie Meadows this past Thursday, has been added to the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale as Hip 526 with Darby Dan Farm, agent. Dreamin defeated graded stakes winner I’m A Looker in a final time of 1:08.80 and earned a 90 Beyer speed figure in […]

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Louisiana Legends: Sir Genghis, P Boo Star At Evangeline Downs

The connections of Sir Genghis had to choose between running in the $100,000 Louisiana Legends Sprint and the $100,000 Louisiana Legends Classic Saturday at Evangeline Downs. Part-owner and trainer Kirk Harris certainly made the right call as the gelding went right to the lead in the Classic and then withstood a stout challenge from Social Misfit in […]

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Barretts August Select Yearling Sale Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the third annual Barretts August Select Yearling Sale is now on-line and will be mailed soon. This auction of 87 yearlings will be held on Tuesday August 29 starting at 2:00 p.m. in the Surfside Race Place located on the grounds of the Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. We strongly believe that this year’s yearlings is the […]

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