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Upstart Colt Tops OBS March Sale’s Second Session At $600,000

Hip No. 598, a son of Upstart consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Mike Ryan, Agent for $600,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, who breezed a quarter in :21 flat at Saturday’s session of the Under […]

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Dilger, Co-Breeder Of Kentucky Derby Winner Always Dreaming, Dies At 61

Gerry Dilger, who co-bred Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and consigned another Derby winner in Nyquist, has died at the age of 61. The owner of Dromoland Farm in Lexington, Ky., was a resident of central Kentucky for four decades, but his roots were based in County Clare, Ireland. He grew up in a part […]

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Grade 3 Winner New York Central Sells For $240,000 To Top Wednesday At Keeneland November Sale

Horses of racing age led a strong market during Wednesday’s eighth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale as Grade 3 winner New York Central, a 4-year-old son of Tapit, sold to Khalid Mishref for $240,000. WinStar Racing, agent, consigned New York Central, an earner of $335,310 whose four wins include the 2019 Grade […]

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Breeders’ Cup Distaff Winner Blue Prize Sells For $5 Million At Fasig-Tipton November, Turf Sprint Winner Belvoir Bay Brings $1.5 Million

Nothing boosts an offering’s stock at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale like a Breeders’ Cup victory in the days leading up to the marquee auction, and that proved itself out on Tuesday with Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Blue Prize, who sold to Larry Best’s OXO Equine for $5 million and Turf Sprint winner Belvoir Bay who […]

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Robust Trade Spurs Sale Of $300,000 Maclean’s Music Colt On Thursday At Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale continued to produce healthy results on Thursday as Cromwell Bloodstock became the session’s leading buyer with the single purchase of a colt by Maclean’s Music for $300,000. Eaton Sales, agent, consigned the colt, who is out of the Indian Charlie mare Woodford County and from the family of champion Queen of […]

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Flatter Filly From Family Of Mind Your Biscuits Tops Tuesday Session At Keeneland September

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale showed no sign of slowing down on Tuesday as Mike Ryan, agent, spent $310,000 for a filly by Flatter from the family of Canadian champion Kimchi and Grade/Group 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits to top the session. Tuesday’s gross receipts reached $15,463,700 for 273 horses, for an average of $56,644 and […]

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Up-And-Coming Trainer Saffie Joseph Finding ‘Room To Get Better’

His mother, Kathleen, by his side, Saffie Joseph Jr. was filled with emotion as they watched Chance It power to a 9 ½-length maiden victory without extending himself June 29 at Gulfstream Park. “It brought tears to my eyes,” said Joseph, a 32-year-old Barbados native. “My mom was right next to me. She rarely comes […]

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Valid Point Continues Brown’s Arlington Success With Secretariat Victory

Michael Ryan and 3 Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Valid Point made it another Grade 1 win for trainer Chad Brown on the Arlington Million undercard when he stormed home to win the G1 Secretariat by a length. One race earlier, Brown sent out Sistercharlie for a repeat in the G1 Beverly D. Valid Point ($7.00), a […]

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‘Timing Is Right’ To Point Hunter O’Riley For Bowling Green Repeat

Following a triumph in the Grade 1 United Nations on Saturday at Monmouth Park, veteran trainer Jimmy Toner said Hunter O’Riley could target the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green on July 27 at Saratoga Race Course next. Owned by Sean Shay and Michael Ryan, the 6-year-old bay gelded son of Tiz Wonderful notched his first […]

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