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John T.L. Jones Jr.: Mediator, Mentor, Horse Trader, Legend

It’s been more than 20 years since I found myself standing next to John T.L. Jones Jr. in the check-in line at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. We were there as guests of The Jockey Club at the Members Dinner on the eve of the annual Round Table on Matters Pertaining […]

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Electric Book 1 Of Keeneland September Doubles Seven-Figure Horses Over First Four Days

Book 1 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale had a distinctly pre-recession feel to it during the 2018 renewal. Principals for Godolphin and Coolmore were in attendance and battling for what became a hefty ledger of seven-figure horses, throwing back to their epic battles in the early aughts, while a global variety of buyers filled […]

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Medaglia d’Oro Filly, Into Mischief Colt Bring $1.2 Million To Top Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale

A colt by Into Mischief and a filly by Medaglia d’Oro each brought $1.2 million to pace the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training Wednesday at Gulfstream Park. Following the trend line of recent select sales of 2-year-olds, including the juvenile sales season opener earlier this month at OBS in Ocala, the Gulfstream […]

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Little Red Feather Presents Partners In Racing: Five Questions With George Bolton

George Bolton, who grew up near Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, is the chief investment officer and portfolio manager of WestEnd Capital Management in San Francisco. His father and grandfather raced steeplechase horses in the Mid-Atlantic, but Bolton became a Thoroughbred owner “on the flat” nearly 30 years ago when he became partners on a […]

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Magic Millions Closes Third Session With Seven-Figure Redoute’s Choice Colt

Magic Millions closed the third day of its Gold Coast Yearling Sale Friday with continued strong numbers, which officials credited to a strong Australian market overall and significant available prize money. Through the third session, the gross sales of 119,865,000 AUD ($898,388) had already surpassed this point last year, with a half-session left to go on […]

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Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Opener Marked By Strong Numbers

Magic Millions wrapped the first day of its Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Wednesday with strong economic indicators. A total of 187 horses sold for 35,907,000 AUD ($26.5 million) for an average of 192,016 AUD ($141,679) and a median of 150,000 AUD ($110,680). Those figures are up from last year’s first session, where 158 horses […]

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Pope Goes To $1.45 Million For Medaglia D’Oro Filly At Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

Fasig-Tipton concluded its two-day Saratoga Sale of selected yearlings with decreased economic indicators from last year despite two seven-figure sales. Total receipts of $45,570,000 were down 2.5 percent from 2015, while the average price of $292,115 fell 9.4 percent. The median price of $237,500 was down 5 percent from last year. The rate of reserves not attained […]

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$1.8 Million Tapit Colt Tops Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale

A Florida-bred colt by leading sire Tapit out of a half sister to Grade 1 winner and sire Hard Spun sold for $1.8 million to top the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday evening, marking the start of the auction season for 2-year-olds in training. Bloodstock agent David Ingordo won a protracted bidding duel with trainer Bob Baffert […]

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$675,000 Ragtime Hope Closes Keeneland Book 2 With a Bang

Ragtime Hope, whose son Secret Circle won the Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita on Saturday, was sold for $675,000 during Friday’s fourth session of the 70th annual Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The amount was the highest price paid during the session in which gross sales for 254 horses reached $26,333,700, a […]

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$1.1M Empire Maker colt tops solid Keeneland session

A colt by Empire Maker brought $1.1 million as Keeneland recorded gains in gross, average and median on Thursday as it concluded the first week of the September Yearling Sale. Seven yearlings brought $1 million or more during the first week of selling compared to six in 2011.  Shigeyuki Okada bought the session-topping colt by […]

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