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Clark, Cigar Mile Next Targets For Maximum Security En Route To Pegasus World Cup

Two-time Grade 1 winner Maximum Security will be targeting the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at the beginning of 2020, but connections have yet to decide on a prep race between now and then. According to, the options include the G1 Clark Handicap at Churchill on Nov. 29, or the G1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct […]

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Gaffalione Responds To West’s Allegations: ‘Never Did I Bump Or Push Anyone’

On Monday, Maximum Security’s owner/breeder Gary West pointed to a frame-by-frame video of the Kentucky Derby as “evidence” to challenge the stewards’ disqualification of his colt, suggesting that the entire incident was precipitated by the actions of War of Will and jockey Tyler Gaffalione. Gaffalione took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to West’s allegation, […]

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West Plans Lawsuit: War Of Will ‘Actually Caused The Infraction, Not Our Horse’

A frame-by-frame video of the Kentucky Derby is expected to be used as “evidence” for owner/breeder Gary West to challenge the stewards’ disqualification of his colt, Maximum Security, in a court of law. According to, West plans to “file a lawsuit in the appropriate jurisdiction” after the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission denied his appeal on […]

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Champion West Coast To Stand At Lane’s End In 2019

Champion 3-year-old colt West Coast (Flatter-Caressing, by Honour and Glory), a dominant winner of both the Grade 1 Travers Stakes and G1 Pennsylvania Derby, will join the Lane’s End Farm stallion roster in 2019. West Coast was named champion 3-year-old colt after a 2017 season that was nothing short of outstanding. The handsome bay rolled […]

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Keeneland September Sale Surpasses 2017 Gross Sales On Seventh Day

Demand for Thoroughbred racehorses continued Monday at Keeneland when cumulative gross sales of $326,287,200 through seven sessions of the 13-day September Yearling Sale exceeded total sales of $307,845,400 for last year’s entire 12-day sale. On Monday, the first day of Book 3, Keeneland sold 289 yearlings for $22,360,500, up 21.62 percent from the corresponding session last year when […]

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Keeneland November: Gross Up 46 Percent In Session Six, Cumulative Totals Improving

Competition for quality horses fueled substantial increases in gross sales and average and median prices during Sunday’s sixth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, led by the $260,000 paid by Xavier International Bloodstock, agent, for the graded stakes-placed mare Aqua Regia in foal to Dialed In. On Sunday, the second of two sessions in Book 3, […]

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Glass Eager To See West Coast Race In Person For The First Time

Even though he saw the colt several times as a yearling – and wound up buying the colt for $425,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September Yearling sale – Ben Glass has never seen West Coast race ‘in person’. That will change on Saturday, when the 3-year-old colt lines up in the starting gate to take […]

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Keeneland September Sale Ends With Highest Revenue Since 2008, Record Equalling Median

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale closed Saturday following nearly two weeks of robust trade that generated solid gains led by a record-equaling median price and the sale of 11 seven-figure yearlings. Results reflect a continued trend toward stability in the Thoroughbred market. Gross receipts for the 12-day sale, held Sept. 14-26, totaled $281,496,100, surpassing total sales […]

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Keeneland Day 7: $375,000 Curlin Colt Paces Strong Across-the-Board Gains

The market continued to show strength on Monday during the seventh session of the 71st Keeneland September Yearling Sale with increases in gross, average and median prices. The 273 yearlings sold Monday grossed $21,172,000 and represents a 6.1 percent increase over the $19,952,000 for 292 horses sold at last year’s corresponding session. The average of $77,553 […]

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