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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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Channel Cat Wins Dueling Grounds Derby; Osare Takes Oaks As Kentucky Downs Handle Soars

Record-setting trainer Todd Pletcher picked a great time to win his first race at Kentucky Downs since 2010 as Calumet Farm’s Channel Cat outfought the late-running Cullum Road to win the $400,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby by a head on Wednesday’s penultimate card of America’s most unique race meet. Winning the $300,000 Fifth Third […]

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Appearance Drives Opening Day Trade At Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a while since Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has made an appearance at the Keeneland September yearling sale, but he made his presence known in a big way on Monday, buying a pair of seven-figure horses during the opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale. The ruler of Dubai and proprietor […]

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Lady Montdore Gate-To-Wire In Glens Falls

Godolphin Stable’s Lady Montdore led the field of seven gate to wire to win the Grade 2, $250,000 Glens Falls by 2 ¼ lengths under jockey Manny Franco on the inner turf Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 4-year-old filly by Medaglia d’Oro earned her first graded stakes victory in her second U.S. start and […]

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‘Obvious Choice’: Irad Ortiz To Be Named On Wonder Gadot In Travers

Trainer Mark Casse reported Monday morning that Saratoga Race Course’s current meet leading rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. will have the mount aboard Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot, set to become the first filly since 1979 to contest the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on Saturday. Ortiz was previously committed to ride Hofburg in the Mid-Summer […]

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Travers Works: Good Magic ‘Couldn’t Have Done Any Better,’ Wonder Gadot ‘Sharp’

Multiple Grade 1 winner Good Magic, the probable favorite for next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, turned in a scintillating five-furlong breeze in 1:00.44 Friday morning in preparation for the Mid-Summer Derby at Saratoga Race Course. The Curlin colt is looking to become the first juvenile champion since Street Sense (2006) to win the 1 ¼ mile Travers, […]

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Mott: Hofburg, Elate ‘Both On Course’ For Travers, Personal Ensign

Grade 1 stakes-bound Hofburg and Elate came out of their Sunday breezes in good order, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said from his barn the day after the duo worked five furlongs on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. Hofburg, pointing towards the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 25, was credited […]

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Wonder Gadot Puts In ‘A-Plus Work’ Toward G1 Travers

Already boasting a deep appreciation for the history of Saratoga Race Course, trainer Mark Casse is relishing the opportunity to have star filly Wonder Gadot make some of her own in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers. Winner of the first two legs of Canada’s Triple Crown, the Queen’s Plate and Prince of Wales, […]

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Medaglia d’Oro, American Pharoah Yearlings Spearhead Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

The biggest Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale catalog in recent memory produced the highest gross in the elite auction’s history and tied the record median sale price, powered by a fervor in the marketplace for offerings by Medaglia d’Oro and American Pharoah. The two-day auction moved 170 horses for record revenues of $62,794,000. That figure surpassed […]

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Wonder Gadot Powers Through The Slop For Prince Of Wales Victory

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot added the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown to her growing resume on Tuesday, powering to a 5 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie racetrack. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Mark Casse, led throughout to complete 1 […]

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