Cara Bloodstock

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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