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Early Mares Bred To Gainesway’s Tapwrit Confirmed In Foal

Tapwrit, a classic winner and millionaire by Tapit, is off to a solid start at stud with a number of his first mares bred already confirmed in foal. “Reminiscent of his sire Tapit, Tapwrit has made a fast start to his stud career,” said Michael Hernon of Gainesway. “Tapwrit is showing strong libido and very […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tapit Takes Command

Following a relatively even-spread January, February’s graded stakes calendar saw assertive performances by the leaders of several divisions to gain separation against their peers, including a surge to the top of the sire standings by Gainesway’s cornerstone resident Tapit. Tapit doubled both his graded stakes winners and wins in February from two to four, vaulting […]

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Dona Bruja Retired, Will Be Bred To Empire Maker

Dona Bruja, an Argentine champion and multiple Grade 3 winner in the U.S., has been retired from racing and will visit Gainesway’s Empire Maker for her first mating during the 2019 breeding season. The announcement was made via the Twitter account of trainer Ignacio Correas’s racing stable. A 7-year-old daughter of Storm Embrujado, Dona Bruja […]

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Five Mares That Took Cross Traffic To The Top Of The Freshman Sire Standings

Eclipse Award finalist Jaywalk’s $1.3 million in earnings alone would have ensured that her sire, Cross Traffic, would finish at least second in the 2018 freshman standings by earnings. A strong performance by the rest of the stallion’s debut crop made sure he finished comfortably on top. Though there was a clear leader among Cross […]

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Gainesway Farm’s Silver Colors To Be Featured In National Museum Of Racing And Hall Of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2

Silver Colors, an 11-year-old mare owned by and residing at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., 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 in late December at www.foalpatrol.com . Bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds, Ltd., Silver Colors was […]

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$50,000 Midshipman Filly Leads Penultimate Session Of Keeneland November Sale

Blue Sky Stables paid $50,000 for a weanling filly by Midshipman for the top price from Thursday’s 11th session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Keeneland sold 134 horses for $775,500 for an average of $5,787 and a median of $3,000. There are no comparable figures from 2017. Cumulatively through 11 sessions of the […]

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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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Destin Retired To Stand At Sequel New York In 2019

Destin, a Grade 2 winner and classic-placed runner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Sequel New York in Hudson, N.Y. for the 2019 breeding season. The horse will stand in partnership between Gainesway, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, and Sequel New York. A full brother to Grade 1 stakes-winning […]

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Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale Produces Near-Record Returns

It was a steady renewal of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings Sale, with gross and average returns falling just short of last year’s record numbers. However, the middle market was buoyant, as evidenced by a healthy jump in the median sale price. The four-day auction finished with 963 horses sold for revenues of $34,260,100, down four […]

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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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