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Keeneland September Sale Produces Near-Record Returns, Record-Priced Filly

The 2019 renewal of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale didn’t keep up with last year’s record-setting edition when it came to the measurables. Even so, the returns from this year’s auction established a steady cruising altitude for the marketplace, showing it’s fully clear of the Great Recession that brought the Thoroughbred industry to a screeching […]

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Vice Grip? Mike Pence Tells Unlikely Tale Of Being Bitten By American Pharoah

Vice President Mike Pence told Republican House members at a retreat in Baltimore on Friday that American Pharoah bit him so hard when he saw the 2015 Triple Crown winner that he nearly collapsed, according to a report by Lesley Clark of McClatchy’s DC Bureau. Pence and Kentucky Rep. Andy Barr dropped by Ashford Stud […]

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Seven-Figure Union Rags Colt Tops Fourth Session Of Keeneland September Sale

After the glitzy prices and pedigrees of Book 1 and the auction’s traditional “Dark Day” to give everyone time to catch their breath and catch up on inspections, the heart of the trade in the Keeneland September Yearling Sale started beating on Friday with the start of Book 2. At the section’s halfway point, the […]

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Pope Secures Record-Priced American Pharoah Filly, Half to Beholder, Into Mischief, Mendelssohn, For $8.2 Million

Everything has to go right for a horse to command a record price at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the filly wearing the Hip 498 sticker on Wednesday was the perfect storm to make that happen. On the top side of her page was Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, a stallion defying all rules […]

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‘Anything Can Happen’: Castellano Thinks Lookin At Bikinis Has Loads Of Potential Ahead Of Travers

When it comes to breaking down the unprecedented success he has had in the biggest race on racing’s biggest stage, Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano puts it in the simplest terms. “I guess, to me, it was just meant to be. I’ve been in the right place at the right time,” he said. “I’ve […]

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Another Miracle Gives Triple Crown Champ His First North American Stakes Winner

Leonard Green and Jonathan Green’s Another Miracle took to the turf in impressive fashion, winning his grass – and stakes – debut when overtaking 4-5 favorite Montauk Daddy in deep stretch and drawing away from Proven Strategies to win the $100,000 Skidmore for juveniles on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Another Miracle, from the first […]

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‘In Immaculate Condition’: Triple Crown Winner Justify Settles In At Coolmore Australia

After completing his first North American season at stud, Triple Crown winner Justify has arrived at Coolmore’s Australian base to stand the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season as a shuttle stallion, reports the Thoroughbred Daily News’ Australian and New Zealand wing. The son of Scat Daddy was joined on his journey from Coolmore’s Ashford Stud […]

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American Pharoah’s Foals Remain Consistent As Second Crop Hits Yearling Sales

The first crop from Triple Crown winner American Pharoah set an incredible pace during their time in the auction ring, beginning with weanlings of 2017, and they’ve quickly taken their sire to the head of the class in the freshman sire standings. Many young stallions struggle to keep that momentum going into their second crops, […]

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Omaha Beach ‘Brilliant’ In Latest Work Toward Shared Belief

Roughly 15 hours after riding McKinzie to an impressive and emotionally-charged victory in the $1 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, N.Y., on Saturday afternoon, Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith was back at Del Mar riding workouts Sunday morning. Work as usual, but not the usual works. During the 6 o’clock hour Smith was aboard […]

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