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‘Great Balance And Frame’: City Of Light’s First Foal A Filly At Machmer Hall

The first foal by Quality Road’s four-time Grade I winner City of Light has arrived. The filly was born on Friday, January 17th at Machmer Hall in Paris, Ky. This is the first foal out of the unraced Union Rags mare Redbud, who is a half-sister to graded winner Wishful Tomcat and stakes winners Uncle […]

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Dam Of Recent Grade 2 Winner Mo Forza Sells For $170,000 Thursday At Keeneland November Sale

Glen Hill Farm paid $170,000 for Inflamed, whose son Mo Forza won the Grade 2 Qatar Twilight Derby on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, to record the highest price of Thursday’s ninth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Paramount Sales, agent, consigned Inflamed, a 9-year-old daughter of Unusual Heat in foal to Tapiture. […]

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INQUIRY Presented By Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders And Owners Association: I Can’t Start The Sale Without…

Whether it’s a single-day sprint or a two-week marathon, it takes a lot to get through a Thoroughbred auction. Every veteran member of the bloodstock industry has their own rituals and habits to kick-start long days of showing, selling, and buying, and sustain that energy until their last horse goes through the ring. In this […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Lord Nelson’s First Six-Figure Foal And The Weekend To Come

The first wave of weanlings by Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson have hit the opening days of trade in the November mixed sale season, and this weekend’s sessions bring an even bigger slate of reinforcements. In a season of notable firsts for a young stallion, Lord Nelson passed another crucial milepost on Thursday when he saw […]

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$300,000 Into Mischief Weanling Colt Headlines Friday At Keeneland November Sale

Clear Ridge Stables paid $300,000 for a weanling colt by Into Mischief from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits to record the highest price paid Friday during the fifth session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale. Keeneland sold 261 horses for $15,315,500 for an average of $58,680 and a median of […]

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Record Average Sale Price Highlights Strong Keeneland September Renewal

There was plenty to be excited about in advance of this year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but it was the surprises that helped propel the bellwether auction from a strong edition into the kind not seen since the economic crash of the mid-2000s. A combination of factors – from a favorable economic climate, to the […]

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Brogden, Broodmare Life Happened, Cross Paths Again At Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

The success of prominent broodmare Life Happened has been indelibly linked to the ascension of Carrie Brogden, co-owner of Machmer Hall Farm and consignor Select Sales. That’s what makes it somewhat jarring to see the mare’s War Front filly being offered at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale under a different shedrow. The War Front […]

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Select Sales Agency Pledges Support Of Retired Racehorse Project

On Friday, the Retired Racehorse Project announced that Select Sales Agency will be launching a new initiative, donating $5 to RRP per horse sold at public auction during the 2018-2019 sales season. Select Sales will also offer their clients the opportunity to donate, and will match those donations up to $10 per horse. “We feel that this […]

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Millionaire Vyjack Retired To Machmer Hall, Could Pursue Second Career

A four-time graded stakes winner and course record-setter, the 8-year-old Vyjack has officially been retired from racing. According to drf.com, he has been returned to breeders Carrie and Craig Brogden’s Machmer Hall in Kentucky. The son of Into Mischief is a half-brother to champion Tepin, out of the Stravinsky mare Life Happened. He earned a total […]

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Graded Stakes-Placed You’re To Blame Paces Keeneland November Session

Horses of racing age were featured on Tuesday during the eighth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, fetching the day’s highest prices, led by the $440,000 paid by Steven W. Young, agent, for You’re to Blame, a 3-year-old graded stakes-placed son of Distorted Humor from the family of multiple champion Gio Ponti. Lane’s […]

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