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Dream Tree Consigned to 2018 Keeneland November Sale

Dream Tree, an undefeated Grade 1 stakes-winning daughter of top sire Uncle Mo, will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect by Taylor Made Sales Agency at Keeneland’s 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale. Trained by Bob Baffert, Dream Tree has distinguished herself as one of the best fillies of her generation, counting among her […]

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Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale Set For April 9, 2019

Keeneland officials announced that the 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held Tuesday, April 9. The Preview Day, which will offer breezes over both the main dirt track and turf course, will be held Monday, April 8. “Keeneland looks forward to the return of the April Sale, and we anticipate we will see several 2018 […]

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Appearance Drives Opening Day Trade At Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a while since Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has made an appearance at the Keeneland September yearling sale, but he made his presence known in a big way on Monday, buying a pair of seven-figure horses during the opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale. The ruler of Dubai and proprietor […]

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Keeneland Pushes Back Start Time Of Book 1 Sessions Due To Rain

Keeneland has pushed back the start time for the Sept. 10-13 sessions of the September Yearling Sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET because Sunday’s inclement weather has affected buyers’ inspection of horses being offered these days in the premier Book 1. “We want to give buyers sufficient time to inspect the horses in […]

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Champion Lady Eli To Sell At Keeneland November Sale

Champion and five-time Grade 1 winner Lady Eli, the horse that leading trainer Chad Brown described as “the best turf horse I’ve ever trained,” will highlight Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency’s consignment to the 2018 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, where she will sell in foal to top sire War Front. Trained by Chad Brown, Lady […]

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4,538 Cataloged For Keeneland September Yearling Sale; New Opening-Week Format

Keeneland announced on Wednesday that 4,538 yearlings have been cataloged for the 75th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the world’s most important sale of Thoroughbreds, to be held Sept. 10-23. The auction, which attracts major buyers from around the world, produces horses that compete at the highest level of racing led this year by Triple Crown […]

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Kentucky Downs Enriching Purse Funds By $500,000 Each At Churchill Downs, Ellis Park, Keeneland

Kentucky Downs is transferring $500,000 apiece to the purse accounts at Ellis Park, Churchill Downs and Keeneland in an unprecedented agreement with the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, which represents owners and trainers at the commonwealth’s five Thoroughbred tracks. “This is jaw-dropping and unparalleled in horse racing, to have one track boosting purses paid […]

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Strong Across-The-Board Gains As Keeneland January Sale Concludes

Keeneland’s 2018 January Horses of All Ages Sale concluded Thursday with healthy results that signal continued buyer confidence and demand for quality that  buoyed the recent September Yearling and November Breeding Stock auctions. Evidence of market strength were the significant growth in gross, average and median prices spurred by competition among major domestic and foreign […]

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Keeneland November Sale Concludes With Increase In Average, Median Figures

Fierce competition for quality horses among an exceptionally deep buying bench generated healthy results as Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale concluded Saturday. Buyer confidence carried forward from the September Yearling Sale, spurring premium prices; increases in average and median; and the sale of 18 horses for $1 million or more, led by the $6 million paid […]

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Signing Off: Battaglia Steps Down From On-Air Work At Keeneland

Keeneland officials have announced that popular handicapper and racing analyst Mike Battaglia will step down from his on-air race-day duties at Keeneland with today’s close of the fall meet. Battaglia will continue to set the track’s morning-line odds and provide expert picks for Keeneland.com. “On behalf of Keeneland and our fans, we thank Mike for […]

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