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‘A Mating We’ve Been Excited About For Some Time’: Champion Beholder To Visit Bolt d’Oro In 2020

Spendthrift Farm’s four-time champion and three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder will be bred to Bolt d’Oro in 2020. “We strongly considered breeding Beholder to Bolt d’Oro this past season, so it’s a mating we’ve been excited about for some time. Frankly, Bolt d’Oro has been so tremendously in-demand that we decided to wait until 2020,” […]

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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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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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‘We Are On The Edge Of The Cliff’: B. Wayne Hughes Joins WHOA

B. Wayne Hughes becomes the latest industry leader to join the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) in support of the Horseracing Integrity Act (HR1754/S1820). Passage of the bill would create a uniform standard for drug rules and testing through a national program overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), a private, non-governmental entity. “I wholeheartedly […]

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Revisiting ‘Favorite Horses’ Next Up In TVG 20th Anniversary Celebration

TVG, America’s horse racing network and industry-leading advanced-deposit wagering platform, will be continuing its summer celebration of its 20th anniversary with a nod to the equine athletes as the on-air talent reflect on their favorite horses through a series of specially-produced vignettes that are scheduled to air during TVG’s regular programming beginning Thursday, July 25 […]

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Champion Beholder Scans In Foal To War Front

Four-time champion Beholder was confirmed in-foal to prominent sire War Front, Spendthrift Farm confirmed Friday on social media. The pregnancy is the third for Beholder, who produced an Uncle Mo colt in 2018, and followed up with a Curlin filly on Jan. 19. Beholder, a 9-year-old Henny Hughes mare, carried the Spendthrift Farm colors to […]

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Beholder Foals ‘Healthy’ Bay Daughter Of Curlin At Spendthrift Farm

Four-time champion & three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder delivered a bay filly by Curlin Saturday afternoon at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington. “Beholder had a very nice Curlin filly this afternoon, and we’re happy to report both mother and foal are doing really well,” said Ned Toffey, General Manager at Spendthrift. “We couldn’t be prouder of […]

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Santa Anita Calendar Honors Triple Crown Winners Affirmed, American Pharoah, Justify

Racegoers will again be treated to one of the best gifts of the year as Santa Anita’s 82nd Winter Meet opener Wednesday, Dec. 26, in Arcadia, Calif., will provide each attendee with a spectacular Santa Anita Wall Calendar, free with paid admission. Themed “Santa Anita Triples,” the 2019 calendar will honor three Santa Anita-based Triple Crown […]

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Mendelssohn, Half-Brother To Into Mischief And Beholder, Retired To Coolmore’s Ashford Stud

Breeders’ Cup winner and $3,000,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale topper Mendelssohn has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud for 2019. “All of our team loved Mendelssohn from the first time we saw him as a yearling and he has developed into a magnificent looking horse,” said Coolmore America manager […]

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Mendelssohn Well-Behaved While ‘Stretching His Legs’ Before Cigar Mile

Mendelssohn, the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile, enjoyed his first steps over the Aqueduct main track on Friday morning as he continues his quest for a Grade 1 win on a dirt track. The regally-bred Scat Daddy bay, a half-brother to both champion mare Beholder and leading sire Into Mischief, cleared quarantine […]

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