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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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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Kid Cruz Bows Tendon, Retired To Breeder Machmer Hall

During Sunday’s second race at Aqueduct, 6-year-old Kid Cruz was pulled up in the lane by jockey Cornelio Velasquez. The son of Lemon Drop Kid was vanned off, and back at the barn it was discovered that he had bowed the tendon in his left front leg, according to drf.com. Black Swan Stable’s John Destefano, […]

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Breeders’ Cup: 30 Candidates On Ballot For Member Election

The Breeders’ Cup has announced today that 30 individuals are on the ballot for the election of 19 Breeders’ Cup Members. On June 6, the Breeders’ Cup Election Web Site will open for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup foal and stallion nominators to begin the voting process. Of the 30 candidates on the ballot, 13 are […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Form’ Of Protection

For the readers who follow me on social media, you may have seen my post yesterday about a horse I’ve known and followed for nearly a decade who, after a successful eight year racing career, I brought home from the track to start the next chapter of his life. Click here to see the post. […]

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Derby Contenders Products of Partnership Breeding

Danza, Wildcat Red, and California Chrome are all top contenders pointing toward this year’s Kentucky Derby. They were also bred by partnerships, groups of people who stand to taste success in next week’s big event. The Blood-Horse goes more in-depth on these colts’ origins. According to Carrie Brogden of Machmer Fall Harm, “partnerships allow people […]

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