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Songbird To Mandy Pope For $9.5 Million, Tepin To Magnier For $8 Million At Fasig-Tipton November

Fasig-Tipton concluded its single-session November Sale of breeding stock Monday night with a flurry of seven-figure sales and record gross sales of $74,200,000 and the third most expensive horse of all time in champion Songbird, who brought $9.5 million. Another racing superstar, Tepin, sold for $8 million and was the fourth highest priced ever at the […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton November: Returning To Faraway Times

The Fasig-Tipton November Sale kicks off today in Lexington, Ky., and the Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a print publication available here and on the sales grounds. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss takes us back in time to the days of Faraway Farm, home to the legendary Man […]

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Keeneland November Sale Kicks Off Nov. 7

Keeneland has cataloged 4,147 horses for its 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, the world’s largest and most important sale of its kind, to be held Nov. 7-18. Headlining the catalog are champion Stellar Wind and multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Lady Eli, both entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday at Del Mar; while other offerings […]

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Espinoza Connects With Boxing’s ‘Canelo’ Because ‘Sports Should Support One Another’

Victor Espinoza knows a good PR op when he sees one. He’s been in enough of them. The first jockey to win the Triple Crown in 37 years when he guided American Pharoah to the elusive sweep in 2015, and the regular rider of The People’s Horse, two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, Espinoza […]

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Baffert Watching Over Parx Contenders As Barnes Recuperates In California

Trainer Bob Baffert put the finishing touches on West Coast and Abel Tasman early this morning, sending both out for a mile-long gallop. Baffert and Mary and Gary West, owners of West Coast will receive a bonus of $50,000 each for having won the Grade I Travers as part of the Pennsylvania Derby bonus program. […]

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Old Friends To Auction Racing Memorabilia Items Prior To Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase

On Sunday September 10, Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, will host an exclusive live auction of fine art and choice racing memorabilia as a prelude to the inaugural Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine Racetrack. The Old Friends auction will be held for one hour, beginning begins at 3:00 p.m. (EST), at the Fasig-Tipton paddocks, located at 2400 […]

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American Pharoah’s Baby Brother ‘Pretty Impressive’ In Maiden-Breaking Effort At Del Mar

American Pharoah fans have a new face to root for: the Triple Crown champion’s full brother is now a winner at Del Mar. Owned by Mrs. John Magnier, the 2-year-old St Patrick’s Day contested the pace on the inside, then dug in late to hold off Instilled Regard, a $1.05 million OBS purchase, by a […]

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Travers Day Handle Second Highest All-Time

Saturday’s all-star Travers card at Saratoga saw a near-record figure in terms of all-sources handle, second only to 2015 when Triple Crown winner American Pharoah appeared. This year’s handle rang in at $47,870,984, a five-percent increase over 2016 but less than the $49,668,754 wagered in 2015. On-track attendance was announced at 47,725, a 1.9 percent decrease from […]

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Ahmed Zayat’s ‘Stallion-Making Stable’ Has Produced 24 Sires Over 12 Years

Ahmed Zayat’s impact on the Thoroughbred industry goes beyond his ownership of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. His racing stable has produced 24 stallions over the last 12 years, a number Coolmore’s Dermot Ryan called “incredible,” according to thoroughbredracing.com. The top names on Zayat’s stallion roster, in addition to the homebred American Pharoah, include homebred Pioneerof […]

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Coolmore’s $3 Million Sale-Topper ‘Still Very Green’ In Maiden-Breaking Run At The Curragh

The sale-topping yearling at the 2016 Keeneland September sale, Mendelssohn commanded a final bid of $3 million from M.V. Magnier. In his second start on Sunday, the 2-year-old broke his maiden in the Coolmore colors at the Curragh under jockey Ryan Moore. Mendelssohn went off as the favorite in the field of seven, and despite noticeably drifting out […]

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