Alittlebitearly, Dam Of Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner Bayern, Dies After Foaling

Alittlebitearly, dam of 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern, died at Helen Alexander’s Middlebrook Farm in Lexington, Ky., after producing a healthy filly by champion juvenile and Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist.   Alittlebitearly was bred by Alexander in partnership with her mother Helen Groves and sister Dorothy Matz. The 18-year-old mare produced five foals to […]

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Nyquist Filly Tops Day Two Of The Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale

Day two of the Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale slowed the pace slightly from Monday’s opener, but returns at the auction’s halfway point still held up favorably against last year’s final totals, led on Tuesday by a $325,000 filly from the first crop of Nyquist. Tuesday’s trade finished with 256 horses sold for a combined $9,530,200, […]

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Medaglia D’Oro Leads Darley’s 2020 Stallion Roster At $200,000

2019 has been a another impressive year for Medaglia d’Oro, both in the sale ring and on the track. Following an exceptional 2018, in which eight of his yearlings brought $1 million or more at the sales, he added four more seven-figure yearlings to his resume this year. He has now sired more million-dollar yearlings […]

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Mosler Filly Tops OBS October Open Yearling Sale At $75,000

Hip No. 401, a daughter of Mosler consigned by Sennebec South Farm, was sold to Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., agent, for $75,000 to top the open session of the 2019 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. October Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Dominus Effect, by Dominus, a half sister to graded […]

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Banner Day For Hinkle Farms Highlights Opening Session Of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Selling a pair of seven-figure horses is a fine way for any operation to kick off the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but it was a true financial and statistical windfall for Hinkle Farms. The Paris, Ky., operation will send 17 yearlings to market from its own breeding program during this year’s sale, meaning having a […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale: The Story Behind The Sea Hero Statue

The Paulick Report is on the grounds at the two-day Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and is pleased to offer a special print publication for the auction. In this edition of the PR Special, Joe Nevills digs into the tale of how the racehorse Sea Hero came to be the bronzed focal point […]

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‘About What We Expected’: Steady Returns Kick Off Yearling Season At Fasig-Tipton July Sale

There were a wide range of unique forces working for and against a successful renewal of the Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale on Tuesday, ranging from the momentum of a record-setting juvenile market this spring to the uncertainty over the state of racing in southern California. When it all shook out, the returns generally came […]

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‘A Good Listener Never Fails’: Assistant Mora Celebrates 42 Years In Horse Racing

With fifteen dollars in his pocket and not much else, 18-year-old Leandro Mora spoke no English and possessed few marketable skills when he arrived at the Santa Anita barn of trainer Gary Jones in March, 1977. Jones, who would eventually earn induction into racing’s Hall of Fame, gave Mora his first shot at attaining the […]

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Nyquist, Frosted Lead First-Crop Weanling Sires After November Sales

The incoming class of stallions with first weanlings reached its latest measuring point when it tested the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale and the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale earlier this month. When the dust settled, the pair in Godolphin blue filled the exacta by average first-crop weanling sale price. Champion Nyquist and multiple […]

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