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INQUIRY Presented By Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders And Owners Association: Who Was Your First Favorite Racehorse?

Welcome to the inaugural edition of INQUIRY, the segment where readers learn more about Thoroughbred industry members one question at a time. Sometimes the questions are serious, sometimes they’re not, but the answers are always interesting. To kick off the series, we examine the horses that captured the imaginations of Thoroughbred industry members, and ask […]

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California Chrome Colt Brings $85,000 To Top Friday At Keeneland September Yearling Sale

A colt from the first crop of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, sold to Novogratz Racing Stable for $85,000 to lead Friday’s 11th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Novogratz, the day’s leading buyer with three purchases for $155,000, also acquired fillies by […]

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Pit Crew: Prepping Horses for the Ring Takes More Than a Spit and Shine

As sleek, pristine yearlings pass through the Keeneland auction ring this week, their glowing coats, gleaming socks, and doe-like eyes don’t stand out by accident. In addition to the rigorous grooming and/or bathing that keeps a horse show-ready in his three or four days at the sale, most consignors have their own tricks and tips […]

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The Filly Who Was Unspurned

There aren’t many owners who make it to the Woodbine Oaks with their first racehorse, but Jay and Christine Hayden find themselves in just that position this week. Unspurned, a homebred for the Haydens, will break from the outside post position in one of Canada’s most prestigious races for 3-year-old fillies, but the original plan […]

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Although well-known owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey have been dreaming of a Kentucky Derby win for years, their 2014 contender We Miss Artie was in the minority of foals whose breeders didn’t have visions of roses dancing in their heads at birth. The colt by Artie Schiller out of Fusaichi Pegasus mare Athena’s Gift was […]

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Perfect Soul Colt Tops Canadian-Bred Sale; Prices Drop Over Uncertain Market

A bay colt by the champion grass horse in Canada, Perfect Soul (IRE), black type millionaire and leading sire in Canada, topped the Selected Session, selling for $170,000 at the annual Canadian-Bred Yearling Sale held at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday. The colt out of the Seeking the Gold mare, […]

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