Keeneland September

Hagyard’s Fallon: Civil Suit Without Merit, Radiographs Were Not Intentionally Destroyed

The following statement, authored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute partner Dr. Luke Fallon, was provided to media Wednesday afternoon by Casey Bailey & Maines, attorneys representing Hagyard in a new civil suit in Fayette Circuit Court. The suit, centered on misdating of radiographs of Thoroughbreds at public auction, was brought by Illinois-based owner/trainer Tom Swearingen. […]

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Gunmetal Gray Shoots By The Field For Sham Victory; Favored Coliseum Off The Board

West Point Thoroughbreds, Pearl Racing and Hollendorfer LLC’s Gunmetal Gray posted the 7-2 upset in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sham Stakes, coming from the rear of the field to pass all six of his sophomore rivals in the stretch and complete one mile over Santa Anita’s fast track in 1:38.96. Ridden by Mike Smith for fellow […]

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Competitionofideas Circles Field For First Black Type Score In American Oaks

Making her first start in graded stakes company, Seth Klarman’s Competitionofideas circled her seven rivals en route to a dominant score in Saturday’s Grade 1 American Oaks at Santa Anita Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Speightstown, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Chad Brown, was sent off at odds of 5-1 off a third-place effort […]

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‘Tremendous Athlete’ Tom’s d’Etat Makes Added-Money Debut In Tenacious

When one thinks of Al Stall Jr., and the top horses he’s trained during a stellar 27-year career, Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame and champion Louisiana-bred Star Guitar immediately come to mind, but when it comes raw talent, the veteran conditioner believes Tom’s d’Etat, who will be making his added-money debut less than […]

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Marley’s Freedom Battles To Go For Wand Victory

Cicero Farms’ Marley’s Freedom was the heavy 1-2 favorite in Saturday’s G3 Go For Wand Handicap, but she and jockey Mike Smith had to work hard to hit the wire a neck ahead of 9-1 chance Come Dancing. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 4-year-old daughter of Blame covered one mile over Aqueduct’s fast main track […]

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The Golden Rule Has Carried Robertson Far In A Four-Decade Career In Thoroughbred Sales

Getting from place to place in the Keeneland sales pavilion can be tough during the hectic, crowded sessions of Book 1, but it was a good problem for Walt Robertson to have. The retired auctioneer and sale company executive could hardly cover a few tiles on the floor before coming across someone in the Thoroughbred […]

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Substantial Across-The-Board Gains Highlight Ninth Keeneland September Yearling Sale Session

Spirited trade fueled significant increases in gross sales, average and median prices on Wednesday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, powered by the sale of a colt by Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver for $370,000 to Alex and JoAnn Lieblong. Keeneland sold 283 yearlings Wednesday for $13,354,600, a 51.08 percent increase from the $8,839,600 recorded […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Pharoah’s Foals?

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is off to a strong start, in part due to the prices being generated by American Pharoah’s yearlings. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the 2015 Triple Crown winner’s success in the auction ring and potential future when matched up with history. Plus, […]

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PR Special Keeneland September: A Good Start For Palace Malice

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale continues with the third of four Book 1 sessions on Wednesday, and we are pleased to offer another edition of the print newsletter, the PR Special, available here and on the sale grounds in Lexington, Ky. Wednesday and Thursday’s final sessions of Book 1 get under way at 1 p.m. and can be viewed live at www.Keeneland.com. […]

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Appearance Drives Opening Day Trade At Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a while since Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has made an appearance at the Keeneland September yearling sale, but he made his presence known in a big way on Monday, buying a pair of seven-figure horses during the opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale. The ruler of Dubai and proprietor […]

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