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‘Satisfied With The Outcomes’: Keeneland November Sale Closes On Steady Footing

As the biggest North American marketplace for the youngest Thoroughbreds and for the producers of generations to come, the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was poised to be a key referendum on the future of the industry in the eyes and pocketbooks of its own members during a most unstable time. If confidence in the […]

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Take Charge Brandi Tops Keeneland November Sale’s Book 1 At $3.2-Million

Take Charge Brandi took command of the top spot at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Wednesday with a final bid of $3.2 million, but life for the Eclipse Award winner after the sale is going to look a lot like life before she got on the trailer to leave the farm. The 7-year-old […]

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Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Kicks Off Wednesday

Keeneland’s prestigious November Breeding Stock Sale, an internationally recognized marketplace of outstanding Thoroughbred bloodstock, begins at noon ET on Wednesday, Nov. 6, with an exclusive Book 1 featuring 284 graded stakes-winning fillies and mares and notable weanlings. The auction, which covers 12 sessions through Sunday, Nov. 17, has cataloged a total of 4,572 horses: 2,059 […]

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Keeneland Catalogs 4,549 Horses For November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland has cataloged 4,549 horses for the 2019 November Breeding Stock Sale, which will be held Nov. 6-17 and begin with an exclusive Book 1 featuring 275 graded stakes-winning fillies and mares and notable weanlings. Also cataloged to the sale are offerings connected to two Triple Crown winners: 23 broodmares in foal to 2015 Triple […]

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Bloodlines: Rebel Winners Both ‘Take Charge’ Of Derby Opportunity

Few mares are good enough to win the Spinster Stakes at Keeneland, which has been one of the nation’s premier races for decades, and those who can win it twice are extra special. Since Bornastar won the second and third runnings of the race in 1957-58, only three other mares have won a pair of […]

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Starlet, Futurity Highlight 12-Day Meet At Los Alamitos

The second Winter meet at Los Alamitos will begin Thursday, Dec. 3. The 12-day season will continue through Sunday, Dec. 20 with racing conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 12:30 p.m. Highlighting the Winter season are a pair of Grade I races for 2-year-olds. The $300,000-guaranteed Starlet for fillies will be run […]

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Take Charge Brandi To Be Bred To Curlin In 2016

Champion Take Charge Brandi, who topped the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale when selling for $6 million last week, will be bred to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin in 2016. John Sikura of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, which purchased Take Charge Brandi, announced via Twitter that the daughter of Giant’s Causeway would be bred […]

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Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Milestones: The Coach Wins 20

When Willis Horton’s front-running Take Charge Brandi captured the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at odds of 61-1, the 2-year-old Giant’s Causeway filly gave Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas his 20th winner overall in the year-end championship event launched 30 years earlier at Hollywood Park in California. That’s nine more winners than his […]

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Take Charge Brandi Retired, Headed To Hill ‘n’ Dale

Champion Take Charge Brandi has been retired and will ship to Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in central Kentucky, according to a report by The Blood-Horse. No final decision has been made on whether the 2014 champion 2-year-old filly will stay in residence at Hill ‘n’ Dale to begin her broodmare career, or if she will be […]

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