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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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Hunter O’Riley Circles Field In United Nations

Sean Shay and Michael Ryan’s Hunter O’Riley was able to run down Zulu Alpha in the final sixteenth of Saturday’s Grade 1 United Nations Stakes, earning his first top-level score at the age of six. The gelded son of Tiz Wonderful, ridden by Paco Lopez for trainer Jimmy Toner, covered 1 3/8 miles over Monmouth […]

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$445,000 Ghostzapper Filly Tops OBS June Sale’s Second Session

Hip No. 653, a daughter of Ghostzapper consigned de Meric Sales, agent, was sold to Backstretch Farms, Inc. for $445,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at Saturday’s under-tack session was co-fastest at […]

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Positive Spirit ‘OK,’ ‘Sound’ After Clipping Heels In Kentucky Oaks

The Rodolphe Brisset-trained Positive Spirit has recovered from her spill at the beginning of Friday’s Kentucky Oaks (GI), and was in good order in her barn early Saturday morning at Churchill Downs. The Michael J. Ryan and Gerry Dilger-owned half-sister to Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Always Dreaming and Spinaway (GI) winner Hot Dixie Chick clipped […]

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Buyers Navigate Muddy Keeneland April Under-Tack Show

It was hard to find a consignor in the barns that wasn’t constantly refreshing the long-term weather forecast in the days prior to Monday’s Keeneland April 2-Year-Olds In Training And Horses Of Racing Age Sale under-tack show, with a looming storm front threatening to put a damper on the proceedings. The worst of the downpour […]

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Gross Up, Average And Median Down At OBS March Sale

The 2019 edition of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale saw unprecedented bounty at the very top of the market, but mid-level trade took a step back in the juvenile auction season’s first event. The two-day auction saw 309 horses sold for revenues of $44,422,500, up 5 percent from last year’s final […]

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