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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Late Surges Shake Up Final Standings Of 2019

There’s nothing quite like a down-to-the-wire finish, and the American Graded Stakes Standings closed with a few of them when the 2019 racing season hit the line. Two of those races closed the year as dead heats, after some late-season rallies brought trailing connections even with established leaders. Calumet Farm and Stonestreet Farm battled for […]

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Dams Of Mo Forza, Thousand Words Among Supplements To Keeneland January Horses Of All Ages Sale

Keeneland has announced that the dams of two recent graded stakes winners – Inflamed, whose first foal, Mo Forza, won the Nov. 30 Grade 1 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar, and multiple graded stakes winner Pomeroys Pistol, dam of Dec. 7 G2 Los Alamitos Futurity winner Thousand Words – have been supplemented to the 2020 […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: The Races To Fill Out The Podium

Following the rush of graded stakes races that occurred during and around the Breeders’ Cup in early November, the racing calendar eased off the gas pedal in the latter part of the month, and the very top of the American Graded Stakes Standings went practically unchanged. Without much activity at the very top of the […]

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‘The Cowboys Will Love Him’: Flashy Maiden Southern Phantom To Run In Oklahoma Following Keeneland November Sale

In a sale that has featured Eclipse Award-winning runners and champion-producing broodmares, the most photographed horse on the grounds at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale might have come in Book 5, when the chrome-laden colt Southern Phantom sold to Southwest-based Danny Caldwell for $20,000. The 3-year-old Bodemeister colt will continue his search for his […]

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INQUIRY Presented By Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders And Owners Association: I Can’t Start The Sale Without…

Whether it’s a single-day sprint or a two-week marathon, it takes a lot to get through a Thoroughbred auction. Every veteran member of the bloodstock industry has their own rituals and habits to kick-start long days of showing, selling, and buying, and sustain that energy until their last horse goes through the ring. In this […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Not All Are Lonely At The Top After Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup weekend has a way of swinging the American Graded Stakes Standings in one of two directions: It either throws the rankings into chaos after the right connections get hot over a pair of graded stakes-filled cards, or it confirms the leaders that were in place when the weekend began. With the 2019 […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Lord Nelson’s First Six-Figure Foal And The Weekend To Come

The first wave of weanlings by Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson have hit the opening days of trade in the November mixed sale season, and this weekend’s sessions bring an even bigger slate of reinforcements. In a season of notable firsts for a young stallion, Lord Nelson passed another crucial milepost on Thursday when he saw […]

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INQUIRY Presented By Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders And Owners Association: Who Was Your First Favorite Racehorse?

Welcome to the inaugural edition of INQUIRY, the segment where readers learn more about Thoroughbred industry members one question at a time. Sometimes the questions are serious, sometimes they’re not, but the answers are always interesting. To kick off the series, we examine the horses that captured the imaginations of Thoroughbred industry members, and ask […]

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Liam’s Map Colt Tops OBS Selected Yearlings Sale For $230,000

Hip No. 224, a son of Liam’s Map consigned by Select Sales, agent, went to de Meric Stables, agent, for $230,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. 2019 Selected Sale of Yearlings. The gray or roan colt is out of Dad’ssilverpitcher, by Giant’s Causeway, a half sister to stakes winner Melodic. Hip No. 185, […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Midnight Bisou Keeps On Winning

It’s getting to the point of the year when the serious Horse of the Year contenders start staking their claims in earnest, and top filly Midnight Bisou has done nothing to knock her case so far. The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is an impressive seven-for-seven in graded stakes competition this year through the end […]

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