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Keeneland September Sale Produces Near-Record Returns, Record-Priced Filly

The 2019 renewal of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale didn’t keep up with last year’s record-setting edition when it came to the measurables. Even so, the returns from this year’s auction established a steady cruising altitude for the marketplace, showing it’s fully clear of the Great Recession that brought the Thoroughbred industry to a screeching […]

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Pope Secures Record-Priced American Pharoah Filly, Half to Beholder, Into Mischief, Mendelssohn, For $8.2 Million

Everything has to go right for a horse to command a record price at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the filly wearing the Hip 498 sticker on Wednesday was the perfect storm to make that happen. On the top side of her page was Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, a stallion defying all rules […]

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Mendelssohn, Half-Brother To Into Mischief And Beholder, Retired To Coolmore’s Ashford Stud

Breeders’ Cup winner and $3,000,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale topper Mendelssohn has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud for 2019. “All of our team loved Mendelssohn from the first time we saw him as a yearling and he has developed into a magnificent looking horse,” said Coolmore America manager […]

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Mendelssohn Gives O’Brien, Moore Fourth BC Juvenile Turf Victory

Coolmore’s Mendelssohn went off the tepid 9-2 favorite in Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, but proved he was a good investment with a stylish one-length win under Ryan Moore. Trainer Aidan O’Brien, who along with Moore is now a four-time winner of this race, saddled the 2-year-old son of Scat Daddy to his first graded […]

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Coolmore’s $3 Million Sale-Topper ‘Still Very Green’ In Maiden-Breaking Run At The Curragh

The sale-topping yearling at the 2016 Keeneland September sale, Mendelssohn commanded a final bid of $3 million from M.V. Magnier. In his second start on Sunday, the 2-year-old broke his maiden in the Coolmore colors at the Curragh under jockey Ryan Moore. Mendelssohn went off as the favorite in the field of seven, and despite noticeably drifting out […]

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Cox Swinging For The Fences With Pinch Hit In Ellis’ Groupie Doll

Owner Richard Klein and trainer Brad Cox are swinging for the fences with Pinch Hit in the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes on Aug. 13 at Ellis Park. The 3-year-old filly comes in off two impressive allowance victories, by a gritty nose at Churchill Downs and then by six lengths at Ellis Park at the Grade […]

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Un Cruce Estelar: La Madre De Beholder Está Preñada Por American Pharoah

Una noticia que sin duda genera expectativas: Leslie’s Lady (Tricky Creek), Yegua Madre del Año 2016 y madre entre otros de Beholder, cuádruple ganadora del Eclipse Award, se encuentra preñada por el campeón y Triplecoronado American Pharoah. A través de las redes sociales Ashford Stud (Coolmore America) informó que Clarkland Farm, propietarios de Leslie’s Lady, confirmó […]

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Leslie’s Lady, Dam Of Champion Beholder, In Foal To American Pharoah

Broodmare of the Year Leslie’s Lady, dam of multiple champion Beholder, has been confirmed in foal to Triple Crown champion and Horse of the Year, American Pharoah. Leslie’s Lady, a 21-year-old mare by Tricky Creek, produced a Medaglia d’Oro filly in April at Clarkland Farm. In addition to four-time champion Beholder, Leslie’s Lady is also the […]

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Bloodlines: A Confounding But Elite Producer

For a sire to achieve a double with stakes winners on a single day or over a weekend is a notable accomplishment, but for a broodmare, the feat is nearly unheard of. For stallions on Feb. 20, the high-class sire Candy Ride was represented by a pair of stakes winners, both at Fair Grounds in New […]

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PR Special: Breeders’ Cup Championship Friday

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication for Breeders’ Cup Championship Friday, available here and at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss talks to local trainers that are hoping their horses’ familiarity with the Keeneland track will give them an edge in the Breeders’ […]

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