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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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Mendelssohn, Half-Brother To Into Mischief And Beholder, Retired To Coolmore’s Ashford Stud

Breeders’ Cup winner and $3,000,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale topper Mendelssohn has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud for 2019. “All of our team loved Mendelssohn from the first time we saw him as a yearling and he has developed into a magnificent looking horse,” said Coolmore America manager […]

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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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Sixteenth Time’s The Charm? Mendelssohn Tries ‘A Different Preparation’ For Classic

Aidan O’Brien will be trying to claim one of the few prizes that has eluded him on Saturday, a victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Coolmore entrant Mendelssohn with make his trainer’s 16th starter in the 1 1/4-mile dirt contest, to be held this year at Churchill Downs. The colt, a $3 million […]

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Breeders’ Cup Euro Report: O’Brien Caravan Hits The Track At Churchill Downs

Once again Roaring Lion (Breeders’ Cup Classic) was the first European horse out on to the main track this morning. Race rider and regular pilot Oisin Murphy was in the saddle and he took the son of Kitten’s Joy down to the chute where they stayed for the duration of their light exercise that consisted […]

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