Private Sale Applauding Leads Well-Grounded Marketplace At Keeneland January Sale

It was going to be hard for the day-one figures at the 2020 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale to top last year’s leadoff session after champion Abel Tasman kicked off the 2019 edition with a record $5-million hammer price. Despite that daunting challenge, the middle ground of the marketplace held relatively steady on […]

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Applauding leaving Stall’s barn, transferred to Matz

Applauding, an unbeaten 4-year-old filly by Congrats, will be transferred from Al Stall Jr.’s barn Thursday at Oaklawn Park to Michael Matz’s care at Palm Meadows, according to Matz. Applauding’s owner, Ramona Bass, works with several different trainers and sometimes transfers horses between them, according to the Daily Racing Form report. “I didn’t know anything […]

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Undefeated Applauding makes 2012 debut at Churchill on Wednesday

Applauding will make her long-awaited return to the races Wednesday at Churchill Downs in a second-level allowance race at six furlongs. Applauding, a 3-year-old filly by Congrats, is owned by Ramona Bass and trained by Al Stall Jr. The chestnut filly made her career debut last fall at Keeneland, winning by nine lengths while setting […]

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Applauding out of Silverbulletday

NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, January 21, 2012) – Ramona Bass’s Applauding, the odds-on morning line favorite for Saturday’s $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes, was withdrawn from that first leg of Fair Grounds’ series for sophomore fillies early Saturday morning due to a mild case of colic that developed overnight. “I would say she just had a slight tummy ache […]

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2-year-old filly smashes Keeneland 6-furlong record in debut

Applauding, a 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Congrats, set a new Polytrack record for six furlongs at Keeneland Friday, winning by 9 lengths, reports the Daily Racing Form. The Al Stall trainee, ridden by Garrett Gomez, finished in 1:07.76, breaking the record of 1:08.30 set in 2007. American Teletimer timer Mark Skaggs theorized that a prevailing […]

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