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Injury keeps A Little Warm out of Keeneland sale

A Little Warm has been withdrawn from Keeneland’s January sale because he is still recovering from ankle surgery.  His handlers at Virginia’s Spring Hill Farm say the four-year-old colt will still be ready for stud duty this spring.

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Keeneland January sale: Building on 2010?

Keeneland’s all-ages January sale begins Monday with hope that 2011 will bring an upswing in prices and gross.  In 2010, there were downturns in the market once again, but they were much less severe than 2008 and 2009. The January sale could give some indication of how 2011 will unfold.  What kind of market do […]

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Looking for an open house in Central Kentucky?

If you’re looking for an open house in Central Kentucky during the Keeneland January sale, you have to go no further than the Blood-Horse’s list below.

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Sea Hero sire Polish Navy dies at 27

A grade I winner in his own right, Polish Navy, who is best known for siring 1993 Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero, was euthanized today at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement near Georgetown, KY.

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Adena Springs Leading Breeder For Eighth Consecutive Year

Press Release Adena Springs finished 2010 as the leading individual breeder in North America with earnings of $13,369,852, according to statistics released today by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). In topping the list for the eighth consecutive year, Adena Springs bred the winners of 506 races from 3,661 starts and was followed by […]

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Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Zensational sires first foal

Grade I winner Zensational and son of Unbridled’s Song sired his first foal out of the Storm Cat mare Queenie Cat near Aurora, Ontario, Canada. Zensational’s 2010 stud fee of $25,000 has been lowered to $22,500 in 2011.

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Woman charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty blames abuse on her health, county

Terry L. Sullivan, who has been charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty against her 30-horse herd, has blamed her poor health and the unwillingness of Augusta County to help. Described as disabled, Sullivan suffers from diabetes, hypertension, a blood disorder, sleep apnea and other ailments. Additionally, she had asked the county to seize the […]

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Re-homing effort for horses underway in Montana

About 80 horses previously under the care of the now bankrupt Sanders County sanctuary are trying to be “re-homed” by the Montana Animal Care Association and Western Montana Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation. If you want to adopt one of these horses, click below for more information.

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Veitch: It is wonderful to see Sagamore Farm and Calumet Farm return to the winner’s circle

Part of racing’s rich history are two farms that seem to be enjoying a bit of resurgence in Sagamore Farm and Calumet Farm. Sagamore’s recent successes include long shot Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf champion Shared Account and Count Fleet Stakes winner Monzon. Calumet Farm’s biggest win of late came when Switch won the […]

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Former Fasig-Tipton chief Robertson joins Keeneland as vice president of sales

KEENELAND PRESS RELEASE LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 4, 2011) – Keeneland President and CEO Nick Nicholson announced today that Walt Robertson, a long-time leader in the equine auction industry, will serve in a newly created position as Vice President of Sales. “At a time when our industry needs to focus on the challenges that confront us, I […]

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