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Beasley, Magnier Among Four Elected To The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club today announced the election of four new members: W. B. Rogers Beasley, John Magnier, Rosendo (Ro) Parra, and Thomas S. Robbins. Rogers Beasley has served as Keeneland director of racing since 2001 and was the track’s sales director for 19 years prior to his current post. He currently serves on the boards […]

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UDPATED: Love Me Only Trial Enters Final Day

The lawsuit by Frank and Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm against Coolmore Stud partners, Ashford Stud and Eaton Sales over the disputed sale of $2.1 million mare Love Me Only at the 2011 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale will go to a jury on Tuesday after more than five days of testimony and nearly 25 witnesses. The […]

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McDonald: Love Me Only Was ‘Ouchy,’ Not Lame

Eaton Sales owner Reiley McDonald held his ground on the witness stand Wednesday against persistent questioning on medication and breeding records in a lawsuit filed by Frank and Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm over the disputed $2.1-million sale of the 3-year-old filly Love Me Only at the 2011 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. McDonald, along with […]

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Love Me Only Trial: Witness Alleges ‘Threatening and Bullying’

The lawsuit over the disputed sale of $2.1 million broodmare Love Me Only being heard by a jury in Fayette Country Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky., figured to come down to a battle of the expert witnesses. But in testimony on the trial’s second day on Tuesday, the battle got personal when Dr. Bryan Fraley, […]

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Lyon: Love Me Only Lawsuit Was Last Resort

Jane Lyon didn’t want to sue Eaton Sales and Coolmore Stud partners in November 2011 after being told by veterinarians the mare she’d paid $2.1 million for a week earlier was suffering from laminitis. She just wanted her money back. That’s what an attorney for Lyon told a jury in Fayette County Circuit Court in […]

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Jury Trial Begins Over Disputed Sale of $2.1 Million Mare

Did Love Me Only have laminitis when Jane Lyon bought the unraced 3-year-old half-sister to leading sire Giant’s Causeway from Eaton Sales, agent, for $2.1 million at the 2011 Keeneland November breeding stock sale? Was Love Me Only given the anti-inflammatory phenylbutazone four consecutive days while on the sale grounds to hide possible lameness? Did […]

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Tattersalls: Galileo Colt Sets European Record at 3.6M Guineas

The European record for a yearling was shattered on the opening day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when the GALILEO brother to Oaks runner-up SECRET GESTURE was sold to John Magnier for 3,600,000 guineas. The sale represents a record for a yearling in Europe, eclipsing the 3,400,000 guineas paid for the […]

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Prix Morny No Problem for No Nay Never

No Nay Never kept his undefeated record intact with a stylish victory in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 18. It was the first Group 1 victory for the 2-year-old son of Scat Daddy, who entered the race of an impressive victory in the Norfolk Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot. Prior to that, […]

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‘Magic’ of Ned Evans keeps Keeneland sale roaring

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 9, 2011) – The dispersal of the estate of Edward P. Evans’ Spring Hill Farm continued to create fireworks at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, selling the top-priced Quiet Now for $1.85 million and surpassing previous records to become the highest-grossing dispersal in Keeneland sale history.   With Lane’s End serving as […]

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CHAMPION FLANDERS DEAD

By Ray Paulick Flanders, the 1994 Eclipse Award-winning juvenile filly who defeated stablemate Serena’s Song in one of the most exciting editions of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies ever run, was euthanized in mid-February after complications arose following a paddock accident in December at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky. The daughter of Seeking the […]

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