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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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‘He Was Good To Me’: Hootenanny Returns To Ward Ranch To Stand Privately

In many ways, Hootenanny represented the best of what Wesley Ward has done as a trainer. Now, he’ll try to do the same for Ward as a stallion owner. The 7-year-old son of Quality Road relocated to Ward Ranch across the road from the Keeneland property in Lexington, Ky., this past breeding season to stand […]

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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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Godolphin Outbids Coolmore On $4.1-Million Curlin Colt At Keeneland September Sale

It was just like the old days. In the blue corner was Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the Godolphin operation, which had been flexing its financial muscles with impunity during the first two days of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. In the slightly darker blue corner were the Irish lads of the Coolmore […]

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‘In Immaculate Condition’: Triple Crown Winner Justify Settles In At Coolmore Australia

After completing his first North American season at stud, Triple Crown winner Justify has arrived at Coolmore’s Australian base to stand the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season as a shuttle stallion, reports the Thoroughbred Daily News’ Australian and New Zealand wing. The son of Scat Daddy was joined on his journey from Coolmore’s Ashford Stud […]

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American Pharoah’s Foals Remain Consistent As Second Crop Hits Yearling Sales

The first crop from Triple Crown winner American Pharoah set an incredible pace during their time in the auction ring, beginning with weanlings of 2017, and they’ve quickly taken their sire to the head of the class in the freshman sire standings. Many young stallions struggle to keep that momentum going into their second crops, […]

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Too Darn Hot, Circus Maximus Top Sussex Stakes, ‘Win And You’re In’ For BC Mile

Led by Lord Lloyd-Webber’s 3-year-old homebred Too Darn Hot (GB) and Flaxman Stables, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s  Circus Maximus (IRE), nine horses have been entered for Wednesday’s US$1,303,453, one mile, Qatar Sussex Stakes (G1) from  Goodwood Racecourse, with the winner receiving an automatic starting position into the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), […]

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Ten Sovereigns Shows He’s ‘Something Special’ In Darley July Cup

Aidan O’Brien landed his fifth Darley July Cup with Ten Sovereigns this Saturday, who exploded back to life in style to clear right away from a competitive field under Ryan Moore. Ten Sovereigns hadn’t been able to reach the level of form he showed in winning last year’s Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes in two runs […]

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Montauk Daddy First North American Winner For Daddy Long Legs

Taylor Made Stallions’ Daddy Long Legs was represented by his first North American winner on Saturday when Montauk Daddy won a maiden special weight at Belmont Park. Ridden by Jose Lezcano for trainer Linda Rice, Montauk Daddy shot to the front shortly after the start of the six-furlong turf test. He shrugged off early pace […]

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Arizona Gives Aidan O’Brien Ninth Victory In Coventry Stakes At Royal Ascot

The result of Tuesday’s Group 2 Coventry Stakes on the first day of Royal Ascot was hardly a surprise, with Coolmore trainer Aidan O’Brien collecting his ninth win in the juvenile race and his 66th Royal Ascot victory with favorite Arizona. It took a while for the colt to get into his best stride in […]

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