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10 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Part Of Keeneland’s Record Fall Stakes Schedule

Keeneland will offer a record $5.675 million in stakes purses during its 17-day Fall Meet from Oct. 4-26, which opens with the prestigious Fall Stars Weekend. Eighteen stakes, 10 of which are Breeders’ Cup Challenge races led by the $1-million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), are on tap with $50,000 purse increases slated for the Buffalo […]

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Julie Cauthen, Gabby Gaudet Join Keeneland’s Yearling Inspection Team

Keeneland announced today that prominent bloodstock agent Julie Cauthen has joined the company’s September Yearling Sale inspection team. Additionally, Gabby Gaudet, a TVG racing analyst and Keeneland expert commentator, is expanding her role at Keeneland to include U.S. sales representation. “We are excited to welcome Julie and Gabby to the Keeneland sales team,” Keeneland Vice […]

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‘Excited And Nervous All At The Same Time’: Mean Sophia Takes Goebel On Whirlwind Trip To Keeneland April Sale

Most 2-year-olds headed to auction in the spring have a fairly conventional method of doing so: Train up to the under-tack show, breeze under the clock for a furlong or two, go through the sale ring, and prepare for a debut start later in the year. In contrast, Mean Sophia’s path to the Keeneland April […]

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Keeneland April 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale Catalog Now Available Online

Keeneland has cataloged 72 juveniles for its 2019 April 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern, on Tuesday, April 9. The 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale catalog is available online by clicking here. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of March 18. This year’s April sale also will offer a selection of horses of […]

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Keeneland Adds Racing Age Section To April Sale

Keeneland has expanded its 2019 April Sale, which traditionally features 2-year-olds in training, to include horses of racing age. The April Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, immediately following the Spring Meet opening weekend that kicks off Thursday, April 4. Headlining the nine stakes that weekend are the $1-million Grade 2 Toyota Blue Grass […]

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Keeneland January Sale Closes With Record Average, Median

Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale closed Thursday with robust results – the highest gross since 2008, a record average and a record-equaling median – produced by vibrant trade that reflected the continued buyer confidence and demand for quality Thoroughbreds seen during last fall’s September Yearling Sale and November Breeding Stock Sale. Highlighting the […]

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Keeneland Adds Two Turf Sprints To Spring Meet Stakes Schedule

Keeneland today announced expansions to its 2019 Spring Meet, which will open Thursday, April 4, a day earlier than in previous years, and present two new stakes, both $100,000 turf sprints, to its schedule for a total of 18 stakes worth a season record $4.6 million in purse money. Topping the 16-day meet, to be […]

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Champion Abel Tasman Consigned To 2019 Keeneland January Sale

Champion Abel Tasman, who won the 2017 Kentucky Oaks and five other Grade 1 races while earning nearly $2.8 million in her career, will be offered as a broodmare prospect by Taylor Made Sales Agency at Keeneland’s 2019 January Horses of All Ages Sale. Cataloged as Hip 288, Abel Tasman will sell Monday, Jan. 7, […]

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Buyer Confidence Drives Competitive Market As Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Closes

Confidence in the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry translated into healthy returns for Keeneland’s 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale, which ended today following 12 days of robust trade. The trend of spirited competition among domestic and foreign buyers for quality individuals continued from the September Yearling Sale, resulting in eight horses sold for $1 million […]

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Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms Buys Champion Lady Eli For $4.2 Million At Keeneland November Sale

The first session of the 12-day Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale got the auction started on a solid note, with an octet of seven-figure horses leading the trade, including the $4.2-million champion Lady Eli. At the end of Monday’s session, a total of 120 horses sold for revenues of $56,429,000. The average sale price finished […]

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