‘Very Much In The Image Of Her Sire’: Mendelssohn First Foal Is A Filly

Grade 1 winner and record-setter Mendelssohn welcomed his first foal on Tuesday night when Lilacs and Lilies foaled a filly at Brookstown Farm. Bred by Judy Hicks and Kathryn Nikkel, the filly is the first foal for the half-sister to Grade 1 winner Lilacs and Lace, who is also the dam of Japan’s 2017 champion 2-year-old […]

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American Pharoah, Justify Headline Ashford Stud’s 2020 Stallion Roster

The Triple Crown-winning duo of American Pharoah and Justify will once again headline the stallion roster at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., for the 2020 breeding season. Justify, the winner of the 2018 Triple Crown and that season’s Horse of the Year, will stand for an advertised fee of $150,000. The price is unchanged […]

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Keeneland September Sale Produces Near-Record Returns, Record-Priced Filly

The 2019 renewal of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale didn’t keep up with last year’s record-setting edition when it came to the measurables. Even so, the returns from this year’s auction established a steady cruising altitude for the marketplace, showing it’s fully clear of the Great Recession that brought the Thoroughbred industry to a screeching […]

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Pope Secures Record-Priced American Pharoah Filly, Half to Beholder, Into Mischief, Mendelssohn, For $8.2 Million

Everything has to go right for a horse to command a record price at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the filly wearing the Hip 498 sticker on Wednesday was the perfect storm to make that happen. On the top side of her page was Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, a stallion defying all rules […]

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Weekend Lineup: Cigar Mile, Closing Weekend At Del Mar

A trio of Grade 1 races top the racing action in North America this weekend, headed by Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. The well-traveled Mendelssohn, most recently fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, is back in action to try the cut-back in distance. He faces a field of seven others, led by the […]

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Mendelssohn Well-Behaved While ‘Stretching His Legs’ Before Cigar Mile

Mendelssohn, the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile, enjoyed his first steps over the Aqueduct main track on Friday morning as he continues his quest for a Grade 1 win on a dirt track. The regally-bred Scat Daddy bay, a half-brother to both champion mare Beholder and leading sire Into Mischief, cleared quarantine […]

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Mendelssohn Cuts Back In Distance For G1 Cigar Mile

The globetrotting Grade 1 winner Mendelssohn, Grade 2 Kelso victor Patternrecognition and emerging star Copper Town headline a talented field of eight for the 30th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap, presented by NYRA Bets, on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The lucrative Cigar Mile card, which also features the Grade 2, $250,000 […]

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Mendelssohn, Copper Town Highlight Cigar Mile Probables

World traveler Mendelssohn and emerging star Copper Town headline a prospective field of 10 for the 30th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets, scheduled for December 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Cigar Mile, the cornerstone of the Aqueduct fall meet, will headline a lucrative day of racing at […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Ageless Jockeys, Classic Confidence?

Like other professional sports championships, the Breeders’ Cup is a supreme goal for the athletes and connections alike. In this Breeders’ Cup edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick talk to a pair of veteran jockeys about their preparation for the races and the importance of the event to them. Plus, why […]

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