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Champion Unique Bella Booked To Medaglia D’Oro In 2019

On Monday, the Darley Stallions Twitter account announced that champion Unique Bella will be bred to Medaglia d’Oro in 2019. The 2017 female sprinter of the year, Unique Bella was retired in August following the discovery of a sesamoid fracture after a morning workout at Del Mar. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the 4-year-old daughter of […]

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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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Darley America Announces 2019 Fees, Topped By Medaglia d’Oro At $200,000

Darley America, based at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., has announced the advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster. This year has seen Medaglia d’Oro enjoy fantastic returns in the sales ring. He has sired an astounding eight seven-figure yearlings, including three of the top four at Saratoga and an additional five at Keeneland September. Only Northern Dancer and Storm […]

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Grade 1 Winners Pretty City Dancer, La Coronel To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November

Pretty City Dancer, a Gr. 1 Spinaway winner by Tapit and half-sister to Gr. 1 Gazelle winner Lear’s Princess, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale with Taylor Made agent. Pretty City Dancer is in foal to perennial leading sire Medaglia d’Oro. This offering represents the total package for breeders; looks, pedigree and performance. […]

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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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