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Gainesway Sets 2019 Fees, Topped By Tapit At $225,000

Gainesway in Lexington, Ky., has released the full list of advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster, topped by perennial leading sire Tapit at $225,000. Empire Maker (by Unbridled), who will enter his fourth season at Gainesway since returning from Japan, will stand for $85,000. His first foals since his repatriation will be 2-year-olds of […]

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Keeneland September Sale Surpasses 2017 Gross Sales On Seventh Day

Demand for Thoroughbred racehorses continued Monday at Keeneland when cumulative gross sales of $326,287,200 through seven sessions of the 13-day September Yearling Sale exceeded total sales of $307,845,400 for last year’s entire 12-day sale. On Monday, the first day of Book 3, Keeneland sold 289 yearlings for $22,360,500, up 21.62 percent from the corresponding session last year when […]

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Coolmore, Godolphin Drive Upper Market In Keeneland September’s Second Session

Throwing back to the pre-recession days of Coolmore and Godolphin slugging it out for seven-figure horses, the two entities have been economic drivers at the top of the market as the Keeneland September Yearling Sale hit its halfway point for Book 1, with Coolmore landing the biggest blow so far on Tuesday when it bought […]

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Top Of The Market Ready To Shine At Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

Interest in upper-level offerings continues to grow in the Thoroughbred auction market, and nowhere is that more evident than in the size of the catalog for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale. This year’s edition features 253 entries, which is the most on this side of the millennium. Sellers will be looking for more of […]

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Foal Patrol Update: Empire Maker, Bodemeister Fillies Get Their Names

As part of the social media activities related to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol project, fans were given the opportunity to submit names for some of the horses for the owners to consider. At Gainesway Farm in Kentucky, Bird Town delivered a filly by Empire Maker who has named […]

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Foal Patrol: Oaks Winner Bird Town Delivers Filly By Empire Maker

Bird Town, a mare owned by Marylou Whitney and the record-holder for the fastest Kentucky Oaks of all time, delivered the seventh foal of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol project at 2:10 a.m. this morning at Gainesway Farm in Kentucky. The foal, a filly by Empire Maker, was a […]

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Daughter of Empire Maker First Mare In Foal To Darby Dan’s Klimt

Darby Dan Farm reports that first-year stallion Klimt has had his first mare confirmed in foal. Klimt covered the blue-blooded Empire Maker mare Future Reward (JPN) among his initial group of mares, and she has been pronounced in foal. Future Reward (JPN) hails from the direct family of Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful Instilled Regard. Her […]

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Protonico’s First Foal A Colt Born At Sumaya Farm

Darby Dan Farm’s Protonico, the four-time Graded stakes-winning son of Giant’s Causeway, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 23rd when a colt was born at Sumaya Farm in Paris, KY. Bred by Oussama Aboughazale’s International Equities Holdings Inc., the bay colt is out of the Empire Maker mare Bonnie’s Empire, who hails from the immediate […]

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Gainesway: Leading Sire Tapit Again Commands $300,000 In 2018

Gainesway has released stud fees for its 2018 roster, and Tapit, the leading North American sire in 2014, 2015, and 2016, will again command a $300,000 fee and his book will be limited to 125 mares. Tapit increased his lifetime tally of Grade 1 winners to 23 in 2017. Tapwrit became his sire’s third Belmont […]

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Timeline Now 4-For-4 After Pegasus Score

The perfect run for Woodford Racing LLC’s Timeline continued at Monmouth Park on Sunday afternoon, as the colt made it four-for-four in taking the $100,000 betfair.com Pegasus Stakes by an impressive 3 ½ lengths before a Father’s Day crowd of 18,527. “He was brilliant again,” said winning trainer Chad Brown. “There was a chance he […]

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