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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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Grade 1 Winners Pretty City Dancer, La Coronel To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November

Pretty City Dancer, a Gr. 1 Spinaway winner by Tapit and half-sister to Gr. 1 Gazelle winner Lear’s Princess, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale with Taylor Made agent. Pretty City Dancer is in foal to perennial leading sire Medaglia d’Oro. This offering represents the total package for breeders; looks, pedigree and performance. […]

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Vertical Oak Powers Clear In Miss Preakness Stakes

Judy and Kirk Robison’s Vertical Oak bested a field of 12 other sophomore fillies by nearly four length’s in Friday’s G3 Miss Preakness Stakes, powering clear under Jose Ortiz to win her first graded stakes event. Trained by Steve Asmussen for his second win on the card, the daughter of Giant Oak (Giant’s Causeway) covered […]

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Pretty City Dancer Cuts Back In Miss Preakness; Terra Promessa Headlines Allaire DuPont

On a weekend populated by terrific fields, there might not be a better betting race than Friday’s $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3), which drew an overflow field of 15 3-year-old fillies running six furlongs. The 32nd running of the Miss Preakness is one of seven stakes and goes off as the ninth (post time […]

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Daddys Lil Darling, Pretty City Dancer Headline Central Bank Ashland Stakes

Normandy Farm’s homebred Daddys Lil Darling was made the 5-2 morning-line favorite in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies entered Tuesday for Saturday’s 80th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) at Keeneland. The 1 1/16-mile main track test offers 170 points toward the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) to be run May 5 […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Developing Young Talent

One of final lists compiled each year is one that looks at the top five trainers for the year on the American Graded Stakes Standings, and how well they fared with 2-year-olds – not just how many juvenile graded stakes winners each trainer had, but also where those horses were rated on the Experimental Free […]

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Tequilita Very Game To Hold Off Pretty City Dancer In Forward Gal

Dorothy Matz’ homebred Tequilita sprang a 14-1 upset in Saturday’s G2 Forward Gal Stakes, flying down the stretch and holding on over the G1-winning Pretty City Dancer to win by about a half-length. Trained by Michael Matz, the 3-year-old daughter of Union Rags covered seven furlongs over Gulfstream’s fast main track in 1:24.36 under Luis […]

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Pretty City Dancer Makes Long-Awaited Return In G2 Forward Gal

The first Saturday in February has been circled on Mark Casse’s calendar for quite some time. Not only will he send out top-ranked Triple Crown contender Classic Empire for his 3-year-old debut, the trainer has Pretty City Dancer set to make her highly anticipated return in the $200,000 Forward Gal (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The […]

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Eclipse Champion Classic Empire Scheduled For 2017 Debut In Holy Bull Feb. 4

Classic Empire, recently named 2-year-old champion at the 2016 Eclipse Awards Dinner, is scheduled to make his sophomore debut in next Saturday’s $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park, a week after 2016 3-year-old champion Arrogate and 2016 Horse of the Year California Chrome competed in the inaugural running of the $12 million […]

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