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‘Satisfied With The Outcomes’: Keeneland November Sale Closes On Steady Footing

As the biggest North American marketplace for the youngest Thoroughbreds and for the producers of generations to come, the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was poised to be a key referendum on the future of the industry in the eyes and pocketbooks of its own members during a most unstable time. If confidence in the […]

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Curlin’s Honor Up The Rail To Capture Artie Schiller

John Oxley and Breeze Easy’s Curlin’s Honor found his best stride late, rallying up the rail under Joel Rosario to capture Saturday’s $150,000 Artie Schiller, a one-mile inner turf test for 3-year-olds and upwards at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Mark Casse, the 4-year-old Curlin chestnut hit the board in five-consecutive graded stakes at Woodbine Racetrack […]

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Weanling Curlin Filly Brings $775,000 To Lead Third Day of Keeneland November Sale

In an auction that can be quite top-heavy, the mantle for the most expensive weanling of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was unexpectedly usurped on the second day of Book 2 on Friday when Larry Best of OXO Equine bought a Curlin filly for $775,000. Best has had a knack for making his presence […]

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Pletcher: Classic Winner Vino Rosso ‘Has All The Attributes You Look For In A Stallion’

On Nov. 2, the seven-time Eclipse Award-winning conditioner Todd Pletcher scored his first win in the Grade 1 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., with Vino Rosso for owners Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable. The victory was a redeeming one for the team, who suffered a tough beat when Vino […]

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Take Charge Brandi Tops Keeneland November Sale’s Book 1 At $3.2-Million

Take Charge Brandi took command of the top spot at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Wednesday with a final bid of $3.2 million, but life for the Eclipse Award winner after the sale is going to look a lot like life before she got on the trailer to leave the farm. The 7-year-old […]

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Spendthrift Announces 2020 Stud Fees For Breeders’ Cup Winners Vino Rosso, Mitole

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has set fees for the remainder of its 2020 stallion roster, including Breeders’ Cup winners Vino Rosso and Mitole who have both been retired from racing on a high note after their respective monumental victories Saturday at Santa Anita. Vino Rosso, the dominant winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), […]

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Vino Rosso Pulls Clear Late In Injury-Marred Breeders’ Cup Classic; Mongolian Groom Euthanized

Mike Repole and Vincent Viola’s Vino Rosso came away triumphant in Saturday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., racing away from 5-2 favorite McKinzie in the stretch to win by 4 1/4 lengths on the wire. It was the fourth Breeders’ Cup victory this weekend for jockey Irad Ortiz, […]

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Pletcher: Classic Contender Vino Rosso ‘Thriving’ At Belmont

With one week remaining until the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park from November 1 – 2, conditioner Todd Pletcher oversaw the final major preparations on Friday morning at the Belmont Park training track before the contingent travels west on Monday. Headed towards the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, 4-year-old Vino Rosso […]

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Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms Announces 2020 Roster And Fees

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky., has released the advertised fees for its 2020 stallion roster, led once again by Horse of the Year and elite commercial sire Curlin. Curlin, a 15-year-old son of Smart Strike, will stand for $175,000, unchanged from the 2019 breeding season. He is the most prolific sire of seven-figure […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Midnight Bisou Keeps On Winning

It’s getting to the point of the year when the serious Horse of the Year contenders start staking their claims in earnest, and top filly Midnight Bisou has done nothing to knock her case so far. The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is an impressive seven-for-seven in graded stakes competition this year through the end […]

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