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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Frivolous Joins Cast Of Foal Patrol Season 2

Frivolous, an 8-year-old dark bay mare bred and owned by G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. and residing at Humphrey’s Shawnee Farm in Kentucky, will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2, which will debut online Dec. 28 at www.foalpatrol.com. The first season […]

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Gradys Lead Keeneland November Session With $235,000 Daughter Of Tapit

Brad and Misty Grady purchased the 4-year-old Tapit mare K J Warrior in foal to Kantharos for $235,000 to lead Saturday’s sixth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The Gradys, who also bought the Empire Maker mare Archangelus for $120,000 and the Mineshaft mare Daring Prospect for $42,000, were the session’s leading buyers […]

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Empire Of War Battles To Awad Win

Empire of War made his stakes debut a winning one, firing off a powerful stretch kick to capture the sixth edition of the $100,000 Awad on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Todd Pletcher for owner Three Diamonds Farm, Empire of War arrived at the one-mile juvenile turf tilt on Aqueduct’s yielding inner turf course […]

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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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