Keeneland

Racing’s Stars Set To Shine During Keeneland’s Opening ‘Fall Stars’ Weekend

WinStar Farm’s American Patriot, winner of this spring’s Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) at Keeneland, and two-time Grade 1 winner Divisidero headline the list of horses nominated to Keeneland’s Fall Stars Weekend on Oct. 6-8, the opening weekend of the 17-day Fall Meet that runs through Oct. 28. Fall Stars Weekend features nine graded stakes worth […]

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‘Fulfilling A Dream’? Horse Tourism Takes On New Meaning In Lexington

Patricia Akiona came to Kentucky for the Derby this spring, a trip during which she booked a tour with Horse Country for the first time. That journey took her to Mill Ridge Farm, and she ended up coming back on her own dime to work with Mill Ridge at the Keeneland September Sale. This kind […]

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Keeneland September Gross Surpasses $300 Million For First Time Since 2008

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale ended Saturday following a 12-day run that saw commerce achieve heights not seen in nearly a decade. A spectacular crop of yearlings spurred bidding wars among domestic and foreign buyers throughout the auction, driving gross receipts above $300 million for the first time since 2008, while producing record average and median […]

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Ramsey Determined To Send ‘Underappreciated’ Stallion Kitten’s Joy Overseas

Although Kitten’s Joy leads the North American turf sire list for the fifth year in a row, and is also the co-leading active sire for stakes and group/graded winners alongside Tapit, the stallion’s offspring brought an average of $114,464 at this year’s Keeneland September sale. Owner Ken Ramsey told thoroughbreddailynews.com that he is now “90 percent” sure […]

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Filly By Gio Ponti Tops Friday Session Of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

A filly by Gio Ponti sold for $115,000 to John Brocklebank, agent for R 3 Stable, to be the top price during Friday’s penultimate session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale. Brocklebank, signing on behalf of R 3 Stable, was the session’s leading buyer, purchasing two horses for $136,000. Keeneland sold 159 yearlings Friday for a […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Making Her Point In The Sands Point

After just coming up short in her previous two races, the Chad Brown-trained Uni finally broke through to earn her first graded stakes when she reeled in La Coronel in the stretch to win the G2 Sands Point Stakes by a half-length at Belmont Park. Uni is campaigned by the partnership of Michael Dubb, Head […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Mounting Frustrations?

Things haven’t exactly been going smoothly in recent days when it comes to process at the races. A case of mistaken identity led to a mare running in a gelding’s place (and winning). A tote freeze-up allowed wagering to continue after the gates opened. One photo finish was misinterpreted; another was called a dead heat […]

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Keeneland September Gross Sales Top $300 Million For First Time Since 2008

With the sale of Hip 3313 during Thursday’s 10th session of the 12-day Keeneland September Yearling Sale, gross sales for the auction exceeded $300 million for the first time since 2008.  Thursday marked the final day of Book 5, with 255 yearlings sold for a total of $6,557,100, for an average of $25,714 and a […]

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Atreides Filly Leads Day 9 Of The Keeneland September Sale

  Martin Anthony paid $175,000 for a filly from the first crop of Atreides to be the most expensive purchase during Wednesday’s ninth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Keeneland sold 266 yearlings today for $8,839,600, for an average of $33,232 and a median of $25,000. Cumulatively, 2,006 yearlings have grossed $297,708,600, for an […]

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Warrior’s Reward, Stay Thirsty Yearlings Lead Day 8 Of The Keeneland September Sale

Two yearlings, a filly by Warrior’s Reward and a colt by Stay Thirsty, each sold for $325,000 to headline a solid day of trade during Tuesday’s eighth session of Keeneland’s 12-day September Yearling Sale. Today Keeneland sold 285 yearlings for gross sales of $15,571,000, for an average of $54,635 and a median of $40,000. “European pinhookers in […]

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