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Keeneland January Sale Closes With Record Average, Median

Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale closed Thursday with robust results – the highest gross since 2008, a record average and a record-equaling median – produced by vibrant trade that reflected the continued buyer confidence and demand for quality Thoroughbreds seen during last fall’s September Yearling Sale and November Breeding Stock Sale. Highlighting the […]

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Abel Tasman, ‘Solid All Across The Board’ Sales Guide Keeneland January Opening Day

Abel Tasman was expected to spike the figures during the first session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, and she did that in spades on Monday, tying the record for the highest price in the auction’s history when she sold to the Coolmore partnership for $5 million. Even removing the champion mare, […]

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‘She Had Everything’: Coolmore Lands Champion Abel Tasman For Record-Tying $5 Million

As soon as champion Abel Tasman was announced to be offered at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, it was clear the catalog had its tentpole offering. The only question was how high the price would go. The Coolmore partnership had the final answer for that query, landing the winning bid for $5 […]

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Triple Crown Winners Justify, American Pharoah ‘Meet’ At Coolmore America

Newly-returned from his working vacation in Australia, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah had the opportunity to meet one of Coolmore’s newest acquisitions on Saturday afternoon. Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud oversaw the initial meeting of racing royalty as fellow Triple Crown winner Justify eyed his three-year older stablemate in the stone courtyard. What could be better […]

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Heart Attack Claims Canadian Horse Of The Year Champs Elysees

Champs Elysees, Canada’s 2009 Horse of the Year, recently died of a heart attack at Castlehyde Stud in County Cork, Ireland, Racing Post reports. The 15-year-old son of Danehill raced as a British-born homebred for Juddmonte Farms, out of the blue hen mare Hasili, first competing in Europe before moving on to greater success in North […]

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‘In Great Form’: American Pharoah Showing Off Down Under

Coolmore’s John Magnier posted a video of Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah on Saturday, depicting the stallion’s antics when being turned out in his paddock at Coolmore Australia. The 6-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile has been in Australia for the Southern Hemisphere’s breeding season, and is approaching his time to return to the United […]

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Classic Runner-Up Gunnevera Has ‘Good Chance’ In Pegasus World Cup

Salomon Del Valle’s Margoth purchased a spot in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), confirming multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera for North America’s richest race Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Gunnevera, who finished third in last year’s Pegasus World Cup, most recently ran second in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3. […]

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Coolmore Raises Lookin At Lucky’s Fee To $20,000 For 2019

On the heels of Accelerate’s victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and Wow Cat’s runner-up effort in the Distaff, Coolmore’s Ashford Stud has raised the stud fee for champion Lookin At Lucky to $20,000 for the 2019 breeding season, BloodHorse reports. The 11-year-old Smart Strike horse previously stood for $17,500. He currently sits in ninth […]

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The Cliffsofmoher Euthanized After Fracturing Shoulder In Melbourne Cup

For the fourth time in the past six years, a horse has died during the running of the “Race That Stops A Nation,” Australia’s Melbourne Cup, reports the Otago Daily Times. This Tuesday, it was Aidan O’Brien trainee The Cliffsofmoher who suffered a fractured shoulder during the running of the race and subsequently had to be […]

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$7.5-Million Lady Aurelia, Record-Priced Weanling Drive All-Time High Gross At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

It takes a lot to make history at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale, and a steady run of seven-figure horses helped do just that, with European champion Lady Aurelia and a record-priced weanling spearheading what was a record gross for the elite auction. Sunday’s renewal finished with 140 horses sold for all-time high […]

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