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Go West, Young Man: Brown Sends Instilled Regard, Raging Bull In For G1 Hollywood Derby

Jose Hernandez, assistant to the nation’s leading trainer, Chad Brown, was on the end of a lead chain attached to Instilled Regard, who had an exercise rider in full tack on his back, going around and around an improvised walking ring between barns EE and FF Thursday morning. Del Mar’s main track having been closed […]

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West Coast Juveniles Instagrand, Bellafina Preparing For 3-Year-Old Campaigns

Bellafina, last seen finishing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, will rest up for the remainder of the year, while undefeated 2-year-old colt Instagrand is back in California, getting ready for a sophomore campaign, the Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday. Trainer Simon Callaghan told DRF Bellafina would most likely start next in the Grade […]

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$750,000 Marquee Miss Tops Second Session Of Keeneland November Sale

The second session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale continued to display steady trade during the North American auction calendar’s most populous mixed event, led by the $750,000 racing or broodmare prospect Marquee Miss. Tuesday’s session kicked off Book 2 of the sale with 223 horses sold for revenues of $34,942,000. The average sale […]

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$7.5-Million Lady Aurelia, Record-Priced Weanling Drive All-Time High Gross At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

It takes a lot to make history at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale, and a steady run of seven-figure horses helped do just that, with European champion Lady Aurelia and a record-priced weanling spearheading what was a record gross for the elite auction. Sunday’s renewal finished with 140 horses sold for all-time high […]

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Game Winner Heads Five-Horse Field In Grade 1 American Pharoah

Bob Baffert’s Game Winner, who upset his highly regarded stablemate Roadster in winning the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 3, heads a field of five juveniles going  1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes at Santa Anita. Originally run as the Norfolk and most recently contested as the FrontRunner Stakes, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Favorite Instagrand To Sit Out Rest Of 2018

Instagrand, who closed as the favorite in the recent Breeders’ Cup Juvenile future wager, will not compete in the race nor any other this year. The Daily Racing Form’s Brad Free reported Tuesday the colt’s owner Larry Best has chosen to “freshen the horse up,” and get him ready for a 3-year-old campaign. Trainer Jerry […]

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Electric Book 1 Of Keeneland September Doubles Seven-Figure Horses Over First Four Days

Book 1 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale had a distinctly pre-recession feel to it during the 2018 renewal. Principals for Godolphin and Coolmore were in attendance and battling for what became a hefty ledger of seven-figure horses, throwing back to their epic battles in the early aughts, while a global variety of buyers filled […]

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Appearance Drives Opening Day Trade At Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a while since Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has made an appearance at the Keeneland September yearling sale, but he made his presence known in a big way on Monday, buying a pair of seven-figure horses during the opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale. The ruler of Dubai and proprietor […]

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$1.2 Million Juvenile Instagrand Leads Five Challengers In Best Pal

OXO Equine’s Instagrand, who appeared every cent worth his $1.2 million purchase price in breaking his maiden by ten lengths in fast time in late June, figures to be a prohibitive favorite Saturday when he heads a field of five 2-year-olds in the Grade 2 $200,000 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar. Instagrand, with Drayden […]

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Medaglia d’Oro, American Pharoah Yearlings Spearhead Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

The biggest Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale catalog in recent memory produced the highest gross in the elite auction’s history and tied the record median sale price, powered by a fervor in the marketplace for offerings by Medaglia d’Oro and American Pharoah. The two-day auction moved 170 horses for record revenues of $62,794,000. That figure surpassed […]

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