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$325,000 Broodmare Prospect Lark Rise Tops Fifth Session Of Keeneland November Sale

Lark Rise, a broodmare prospect by More Than Ready consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent for Juddmonte Farms, sold to Glennwood Farm for the session-topping price of $325,000 on Sunday during the fifth day of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Keeneland sold 248 horses on Sunday for $14,169,500, for an average of […]

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Pair Of $310,000 Broodmares Top Fourth Session Of Keeneland November Sale

Two broodmares purchased for $310,000 apiece led Saturday’s fourth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale when Green Lantern Stables/Patrick Masson, agent, paid the amount for the Giant’s Causeway mare Ultimate Cause in foal to City of Light and consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent, and Stone Farm spent the sum for Ducru, a daughter […]

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Turf Runner-Up United Could Make Next Start In Nov. 30 Seabiscuit

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella didn’t add to his Breeders’ Cup victory totals during the championship event last weekend. But he came close with runner-up finishes by Omaha Beach in the $1 million Dirt Mile, beaten 2 ¾ lengths by Spun to Run, and United, beaten only a head by Horse of the Year […]

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Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar Leads Final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After capping off his unblemished season with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park, Bricks and Mortar was an emphatic choice to hold the No. 1 position in the final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2019. Trained by Chad Brown for owners William Lawrence and Klaravich Stables, Bricks and Mortar defeated […]

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Bricks And Mortar Bolsters Horse Of The Year Credentials In Breeders’ Cup Turf

Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar turned in a performance that could secure him the Horse of the Year title in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Turf. Sent off as the even-money favorite in the field of 12 despite trying the 1 1/2-mile distance for the first time in his career, the 5-year-old son of […]

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Brown Confirms Bricks And Mortar For Breeders’ Cup Turf

Trainer Chad Brown had been vacillating between the Breeders’ Cup Mile and the Turf for Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar, and made his decision after the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway put in his final workout on Saturday. After an easy half-mile at Belmont in 49.11 seconds, Brown told drf.com that the 1 […]

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New And Improved Captures Her Graded Stakes Debut In Sands Point

New and Improved overcame a slow start and moderate pace to capture Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Sands Point over the inner turf course at Belmont Park. Owned by Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stables and trained by Chad Brown, New and Improved made her graded stakes debut in the 1 1/8-mile event for sophomore fillies. Her prior […]

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Midnight Bisou Closes The Gap On Bricks And Mortar In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After further stamping her superiority over divisional foes this past weekend, leading distaffer Midnight Bisou was able to make up ground on leader Bricks and Mortar in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. While Bricks and Mortar remains out front with 27 first-place votes and 387 points, the son of Giant’s Causeway has Midnight Bisou […]

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Bricks And Mortar Holds Steady To Lead NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

With just over a month remaining until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships take place at Santa Anita Park November 1-2, multiple Grade 1 winner Bricks and Mortar continues to hold a comfortable lead in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Bricks and Mortar’s most recent victory came on August 10 when he captured the Grade […]

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Bricks And Mortar, Midnight Bisou One-Two In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

While the next generation of talent was on display this past weekend during 2-year-old graded stakes at Woodbine and Churchill Downs, racing’s current standouts continue to hold sway in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Taking up his customary position out front is leading Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar, who has held […]

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