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$75,000 Broodmare La Nez Tops Final Barretts Sale

The 29-year history of California-based Barretts Sales came to a close on Tuesday, with the $75,000 broodmare La Nez leading the way at the company’s Fall Sale of Yearlings and Horses of All Ages at Fairplex Park in Pomona. La Nez, a Grade 1-placed stakes-winning Storm Creek mare, ensured the auction house went out on […]

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1,175 Cataloged For Tattersalls December Foal Sale

The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Foal Sale is online now at www.tattersalls.com and will be available in print on Oct. 22. Numbering 1,175 lots, the December Foal Sale will take place Wednesday Nov. 28 to Saturday Dec. 1. Europe’s premier foal sale boasts an outstanding catalogue, with no less than 133 foals by the current […]

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‘Star-Crossed’ Super Ninety Nine Has Stud Farm Crew Excited For Maryland Million Day

Dating back to before he ever ran, continuing on through his racing career and extending to a second career at stud, Super Ninety Nine has been a case study in perseverance. A resident of Josh and Mike Pons’ Country Life Farm in Bel Air, Md., the 8-year-old stallion is represented by three horses pre-entered in […]

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Siyouni Filly Tops Tuesday’s Session At Tattersalls October Yearling Sale

Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued in robust fashion on the second day with 18 lots selling for 200,000 guineas (US $276,935) or more. The turnover and average were both up on the corresponding session last year with the clearance rate remaining at a solid 86 percent. David & Henrietta Egan’s Corduff […]

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Bloodlines: European Juvenile Winners Tell A Tale Of Two Pedigrees

In looking at the winners of the two Group 1 races for juveniles at Newmarket, Iridessa (by Ruler of the World) in the Fillies Mile and Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) in the Dewhurst, I was immediately tempted to paraphrase Charles Dickens. We shouldn’t say that “it was the best of pedigrees; it was the worst […]

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Record Returns For Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale set several new high-water marks Monday, closing its seventh renewal with across-the-board gains as well as double-digit point increases in average and median. The sale topper, Hip 180, was a first-crop weanling colt by Laoban, a Grade 2 winning son of Uncle Mo, out of Promising Vow. The bay colt […]

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Near-Record Kingman Colt Tops Monday’s Trade At Tattersalls October Yearling Sale

A colt by first-season sire sensation Kingman topped proceedings on the opening day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when selling for 750,000 guineas (US $1,035,795), the second highest price ever achieved at this fixture. Turnover on the opening day fell slightly short of last year’s record-breaking figures with the clearance rate […]

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Suspensory Infection Cost Maryland Sire Super Ninety Nine His 2018 Breeding Season

Super Ninety Nine, a Grade 3 winner and Maryland sire whose first foals are 2-year-olds, missed almost all of the 2018 breeding season recovering from an infection in his left hind suspensory ligament, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred reports. The 8-year-old son of Pulpit spent four months at Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center in Elkton, Md., stemming from […]

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Darley America Announces 2019 Fees, Topped By Medaglia d’Oro At $200,000

Darley America, based at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., has announced the advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster. This year has seen Medaglia d’Oro enjoy fantastic returns in the sales ring. He has sired an astounding eight seven-figure yearlings, including three of the top four at Saratoga and an additional five at Keeneland September. Only Northern Dancer and Storm […]

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Bucchero To Stand At Pleasant Acres Stallions In Florida Upon Retirement

Pleasant Acres Stallions is pleased to announce that Bucchero – the impressive repeat winner of the $200,000 G2 Woodford Stakes at Keeneland ­– ­will stand in Florida for the 2019 breeding season with a $5,000 fee. Bucchero is the first son of rising star Kantharos to enter stud, and his next start is at the […]

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