Keeneland September

Thousand Words Battles Back To Win Los Alamitos Futurity

The Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm’s Thousand Words dug deep in the final 100 yards to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Los Alamitos Futurity, fending off the challenge of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Anneau d’Or near the wire to win by a neck. The 2-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, ridden by Flavien Prat for […]

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‘A Lot Of Ability’: Son Of Millionaire Grace Hall Debuts On Cigar Mile Undercard

Courtlandt Farms’ Or’effice, a bay son of Medaglia d’Oro and the first foal out of four-time graded-stakes winning millionaire Grace Hall, will debut in Race 5 on Saturday’s Cigar Mile Day card at Aqueduct, which kicks off the mandatory payout of the Empire 6. Trainer Mark Hennig has given Donald and Donna Adam [Courtlandt Farm] […]

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Cambier Parc Delivers As Favorite In Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

Larry Best’s Cambier Parc made it back-to-back Grade 1 wins on Saturday, adding the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup to her resume with a 3/4-length score at Keeneland. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro won the G1 Del Mar Oaks in her prior start, and was favored at 9-5 in the QEII. Trained by Chad […]

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More Than A Pinhook: Life Lessons From A Sassy Bay Filly

We walked in to the Keeneland Sales Pavilion with an idea, a little bit of hope, and a lot of bravado. We walked out a little bit wiser, we hope, and with a renewed sense of faith in ourselves. The eight months in between were a heck of a journey. “We both graduated with equine […]

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Structor Gets The Job Done In Pilgrim

Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Structor captured Saturday’s Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park, taking a bit of a wide trip throughout and holding on to win by about a head on the wire. The juvenile son of Palace Malice, ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. for trainer Chad Brown, ran 1 1/16 miles over […]

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King Jack Powers To Gallant Bob Win

Michael Stinson’s King Jack flattered Pennsylvania Derby favorite Improbable with a powerful off-the-pace victory in Saturday’s 28th running of the Grade 2 Gallant Bob Stakes at Parx Racing. Second to Improbable in the 1-mile Shared Belief Stakes last time out at Del Mar and shortening up to 6 furlongs, King Jack rolled past fellow Southern […]

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When Horses Fly: The Beginnings Of Air Travel In The Racing World

There are 20 horses cataloged for this year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale that were born overseas and arrived stateside by airplane, and considerably more of the auction’s 4,644 entries will travel through the sky to destinations in different states and different hemispheres after selling to far-flung buyers. When stacked against van and rail travel, which […]

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Flatter Filly From Family Of Mind Your Biscuits Tops Tuesday Session At Keeneland September

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale showed no sign of slowing down on Tuesday as Mike Ryan, agent, spent $310,000 for a filly by Flatter from the family of Canadian champion Kimchi and Grade/Group 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits to top the session. Tuesday’s gross receipts reached $15,463,700 for 273 horses, for an average of $56,644 and […]

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$625,000 Quality Road Colt Leads Monday Session At Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Spirited bidding continued to yield positive results on Monday as Keeneland closed the seventh day of its September Yearling Sale. Leading the session was the sale of a colt by Quality Road for $625,000 to Team Casse. Keeneland sold 268 yearlings today for $26,756,500, for an average of $99,838 and a median of $73,500. Through […]

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$510,000 Quality Road Colt Tops Sunday’s Session At Keeneland September

Trade continued at a brisk pace on Sunday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, with the session headlined by the sale of a Quality Road colt for $510,000 to China Horse Club and Maverick Racing. Select Sales, agent for Machmer Hall, consigned the top-priced yearling, who is a half-brother to Grade 3-placed Stainless. Out of the […]

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