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Keeneland Catalogs 4,145 Over 12 Sessions For November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland has cataloged 4,145 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 November Sale catalog are graded stakes winners and graded stakes producers, led by champion Stellar Wind and Grade 1 stakes winners Lady Eli, Cathryn Sophia, Her Emmynency, […]

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Keeneland September Gross Surpasses $300 Million For First Time Since 2008

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale ended Saturday following a 12-day run that saw commerce achieve heights not seen in nearly a decade. A spectacular crop of yearlings spurred bidding wars among domestic and foreign buyers throughout the auction, driving gross receipts above $300 million for the first time since 2008, while producing record average and median […]

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Keeneland Increases Takeout To State Maximums For 2017 Fall Meeting

Keeneland Racecourse has informed the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission that it plans to increase takeout to the maximum allowed under state law during its 2017 fall meeting, reports drf.com. Officials confirmed that takeout on win, place and show wagers will move from 16 percent to 17.5 percent, and it will increase from 19 percent to […]

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Keeneland Meet Shows Increases In Daily Average Attendance, Handle

Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., successfully concluded its 2017 Spring Meet on Friday as exceptional racing, enhanced food and hospitality offerings, one-of-a-kind special events and warm, sunny weather yielded robust attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering results. On-track attendance for the 15-day spring meet, held April 7-28, totaled 252,247 compared with 262,197 recorded during last year’s […]

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Blue Grass Stakes Nominees Led By Champion Classic Empire

John C. Oxley’s champion Classic Empire leads an all-star roster of 146 sophomores, including 18 of the top 20 point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), nominated to the 93rd running of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) on April 8, opening Saturday of Keeneland’s 2017 Spring Meet. The Toyota Blue […]

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Keeneland: Overall Declines As ‘Quality Over Quantity’ Dominates January Sale

Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale concluded Friday with returns bearing out market trends seen at Thoroughbred auctions worldwide: increasing buyer selectivity and demand for top-quality horses.  Gross sales for the five-day auction, held Jan. 9-13, were $28,785,500, down 18.83 percent from last year’s $35,463,000 for the five-day sale. The average of $29,954 decreased […]

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Keeneland January Sale Catalog Now Available Online

Keeneland has cataloged 1,892 horses for its 59th Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held Jan. 9-13, 2017. The catalog includes 726 broodmares, 147 broodmare prospects, 732 yearlings, 280 horses of racing age and seven stallions and stallion prospects. The interactive catalog is available online at Keeneland.com. Print catalogs are to be mailed the […]

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Keeneland November Sale Concludes With Slight Declines

Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale concluded Sunday with solid results that further recent trends toward selectivity and strength in the top and middle markets. Spirited competition among the world’s top buyers for quality individuals resulted in the sale of 19 horses for $1 million or more, highlighted by the $3.8 million paid for 2010 Breeders’ […]

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Stellar Wind, Lady Eli Among 4,762 Cataloged For Keeneland November

Keeneland has cataloged 4,762 horses for its world-renowned 2016 November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held Nov. 8-20. In 2015, the November Sale sold the world’s highest-priced Thoroughbred at public auction for the year and registered a North American record price for a weanling for the second consecutive year. November Sale catalogs are available on […]

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Across-The-Board Declines Over 13 Sessions Of Keeneland September Sale

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale ended Sunday with solid results driven by a competitive market and active participation from the world’s deepest buying bench. The sale produced nine yearlings that commanded $1 million or more, led by a Scat Daddy colt sold for $3 million to be the highest-priced horse sold at public auction anywhere in […]

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