Donato Lanni

Avanzare Returns A Winner In Del Mar Mile

Returning from a layoff of almost seven months, Avanzare showed no effects of his inactivity as he combined with Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens to win the Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Mile Sunday in courageous fashion. Avanzare, unraced since winning the Arcadia Stakes Jan. 31 at Santa Anita, rallied from far back under […]

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Lanni To Judge Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show

Bloodstock agent Donato Lanni, whose auction selections include champion Lookin At Lucky, Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 winner Bayern and 2015 Grade 1-winning 3-year-old Dortmund, will judge the 81st annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show. Open to all yearlings eligible for Maryland-bred registration, the show will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds’ Horse Show Ring […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: An Eye For The Athlete

Donato Lanni is on a roll. Last year it was Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern, a son of Offlee Wild the Canadian-born bloodstock agent picked out of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale for $320,000 on behalf of Kaleem Shah. A year earlier it was Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Secret Circle, an Eddington colt […]

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$1.4 Million Bernardini Colt Tops ‘Stellar’ Day 1 of OBS March Sale

A colt by Darley’s Bernardini from the consignment of Steven Venosa’s  SGV Thoroughbreds brought a final bid of $1.4 million from Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak Plantation to top a very strong day one of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March sale of 2-year-olds in training. Selling as Hip 285, the bay colt is out of the top-class […]

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Bloodlines: Dortmund a Grade 1 First for Big Brown

By the margin of his game chestnut head in Saturday’s Los Alamitos Futurity, Dortmund became the first Grade 1 winner for his sire, champion and classic winner Big Brown (by Boundary). Now unbeaten in three starts, Dortmund is the best racer yet to represent his famous sire and is from Big Brown’s third crop of foals. […]

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Avanzare Wins Thrilling Finish in Washington Park Handicap

After leading the field throughout the race, Avanzare held off late charges by Hattaash and Mister Marti Gras to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park on Saturday. The winner broke well and inherited an uncontested lead, running the first quarter in :24.94 and the half in :50.04. He kicked away […]

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OBS on the Rise: Record-Breaking Sales Season ‘Very Satisfying’

It was a very successful 2-year-old selling season in 2013 for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company. Records were set across the board at the Florida auction company’s March, April and June sales of 2-year-olds in training. Gross sales hit $92.3 million, an increase of 34 percent from the previous year, and the average price of […]

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Keeneland session sees median jump 20%

Trade remained brisk during Sunday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which saw across-the-board increases. Keeneland sold 281 yearlings on Sunday for $21,625,000, up 5.10 percent from 2011 when 292 horses brought $20,575,000.  Average price increased 9.22 percent from $70,462 to $76,957, while the median price of $60,000 rose 20 percent over last year’s […]

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