Steve Young

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Blended’ Friendship, Hometown Dreams

There’s a small town in Kentucky called Tompkinsville, nestled into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains just north of the Tennessee border. A decline in the local garment industry hit the area hard over the past several decades, and a striking 30 percent of the approximately 2,000 locals live at or below the poverty line. […]

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$1.1 Million Medaglia D’Oro Filly Closes Record-Achieving OBS Spring Sale

Records fell by the wayside as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training reached new levels in gross, average, and median figures. The fourth and final session and entire sale was topped by Hip No. 1197, a bay filly by Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, purchased by Steven […]

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Quality Road Filly Hammers For $800,000 To Lead Day One Of OBS Spring Sale

Hip No. 95, a daughter of Quality Road consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was purchased by Frank Fletcher Racing for $800,000,  topping the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed a quarter in :22 flat at Monday’s Under Tack […]

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Blended Citizen Up The Rail For Jeff Ruby Steaks Victory

Greg Hall and Sayjay Racing (Steve Young)’s Blended Citizen finished with a strong drive up the rail to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks by a head at Turfway Park, earning 20 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The sophomore son of Proud Citizen, ridden by Kyle Frey for trainer Doug O’Neill, […]

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Strong Across-The-Board Gains As Keeneland January Sale Concludes

Keeneland’s 2018 January Horses of All Ages Sale concluded Thursday with healthy results that signal continued buyer confidence and demand for quality that  buoyed the recent September Yearling and November Breeding Stock auctions. Evidence of market strength were the significant growth in gross, average and median prices spurred by competition among major domestic and foreign […]

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Graded Stakes-Placed You’re To Blame Paces Keeneland November Session

Horses of racing age were featured on Tuesday during the eighth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, fetching the day’s highest prices, led by the $440,000 paid by Steven W. Young, agent, for You’re to Blame, a 3-year-old graded stakes-placed son of Distorted Humor from the family of multiple champion Gio Ponti. Lane’s […]

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$625,000 Half Brother To Copper Bullet From Verrazano’s First Crop Tops Keeneland Session

The market continued to show strength during Sunday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, headlined by the sale of a half-brother to recent Saratoga Special (G2) winner Copper Bullet for $625,000 to Steven W. Young, agent. Sunday’s session-topper, consigned by James M. Herbener Jr., agent, is from the first crop of Verrazano. Out of […]

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Keeneland September Resumes With $525,000 Pioneerof The Nile Colt Saturday

The positive energy from Week 1 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale carried forward as the sale resumed Saturday following a one-day break, with competition among leading buyers for top-quality horses spurring strong trade, topped by the sale of a colt by Pioneerof the Nile for $525,000 to Steven W. Young, agent. Keeneland sold 253 yearlings for […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Having Ties To Last Two Derby Winners ‘Above Perfection’

When Always Dreaming pulled away from his opponents to win the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, two of the people cheering loudest for the elegant bay were Irishmen from different counties of the Emerald Isle. Those two were Mike Ryan and Gerry Dilger. Operating under the name of Santa Rosa Partners, […]

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Jockey Club Records Indicate Florida Derby Winner Materiality Is Deceased

According to the records at The Jockey Club, Grade 1 Florida Derby victor Materiality has been reported as deceased. The 4-year-old colt by Afleet Alex had been battling laminitis for the past year, treated by Dr. Scott Morrison, an equine podiatrist at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. Bred by John Gunther in Kentucky, Materiality was […]

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