Keeneland

Longtime Racing Photographer Patrick Lang Passes Away At Age 65

Surrounded by his family and longtime friend John Engelhardt, Patrick Lang died peacefully late Friday afternoon at the age of 65. After more than 30 years of making photos from the finish line, track photographer Pat Lang had hung up his camera three years ago. For over three decades, Lang had devoted his career to […]

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Keeneland’s Sporting Art Auction Led By Munnings’ ‘A Morning’s Work, Newmarket Heath’

Spirited bidding and the sale of Sir Alfred Munnings’ A Morning’s Work, Newmarket Heath for $186,300, including buyer premium, highlighted the fifth annual Sporting Art Auction, held Sunday afternoon at Keeneland. The Sporting Art Auction is a collaborative effort between Keeneland, the world’s leading Thoroughbred sales company, and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington, the country’s foremost gallery of fine […]

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Keeneland November Sale Concludes With Increase In Average, Median Figures

Fierce competition for quality horses among an exceptionally deep buying bench generated healthy results as Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale concluded Saturday. Buyer confidence carried forward from the September Yearling Sale, spurring premium prices; increases in average and median; and the sale of 18 horses for $1 million or more, led by the $6 million paid […]

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Weanling Filly By Conveyance Tops Penultimate Session Of Keeneland November Sale

Joel Zawitz paid $50,000 for a weanling filly by first-crop sire Conveyance from the family of champion Indian Blessing for the most expensive purchase during Friday’s 11th and penultimate session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Buck Pond Farm, agent, consigned the daughter of the winning Successful Appeal mare Appealing Diva. Her family also […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: High ‘Quality’

Spring Quality earned the first graded stakes victory of his career when he turned back the challenge of Call Provision to win the G3 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct by a determined half-length. The victory improved the lightly-raced 5-year-old’s record to five wins in nine starts for owner-breeder Augustin Stable. Spring Quality became the ninth […]

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Mare In Foal To Wicked Strong Tops Thursday’s Keeneland November Session

Calumet Farm acquired the session-topping horse on Thursday at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, paying $110,000 for the Unbridled’s Song mare Camryn’s Gem in foal to Wicked Strong. Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, sold Camryn’s Gem, a 6-year-old mare from the family of champions Rubiano and Summer Bird and Grade 1 winner and […]

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Broken Vow Weanling Filly Tops Ninth Session Of Keeneland November Sale

Weanlings brought eight of the 10-highest prices recorded Wednesday during the ninth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, led by the sale of a daughter of Broken Vow to Hidden Brook, agent, for $110,000. Bedouin Bloodstock, agent, consigned the filly, whose dam, the Curlin mare Whirl, is a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 […]

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Two Mares Sell For $200,000, Numbers Down After Keeneland November’s Seventh Session

Two broodmares – multiple Grade 1 winner Intangaroo, in foal to Silent Name (JPN), and Mrs. Hudson, in foal to Midshipman, sold for $200,000 apiece to top Monday’s seventh session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Keeneland sold 292 horses on Monday for $9,311,900, down 29.57 percent from the comparable session in 2016 when 254 […]

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Keeneland November: Gross Up 46 Percent In Session Six, Cumulative Totals Improving

Competition for quality horses fueled substantial increases in gross sales and average and median prices during Sunday’s sixth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, led by the $260,000 paid by Xavier International Bloodstock, agent, for the graded stakes-placed mare Aqua Regia in foal to Dialed In. On Sunday, the second of two sessions in Book 3, […]

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Keeneland November Cumulative Gross, Average Down; Session 5 Sees 10 Percent Increase In Receipts

Storm the Hill, winner of the Unzip Me Stakes on Sept. 30 and third in the Autumn Miss (G3) on Oct. 29, both at Santa Anita, sold for $275,000 to Alastar Thoroughbreds to be the most expensive horse of Saturday’s fifth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. A 3-year-old filly by Get Stormy out of the Good […]

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