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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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Handicapping The Race For Broodmare Of The Year At Its Halfway Point

The first six months of the year can do a lot to shape the Eclipse Award forecasts for several divisions, but it can also lay the foundation for strong arguments toward the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s Broodmare of the Year title. Whoever emerges from the 2019 racing season with the award will join […]

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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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Return Of The Champ: Take Charge Brandi To Face Nine In G1 Test

Willis Horton’s Take Charge Brandi, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2014, makes her highly anticipated return to racing in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test at Saratoga Race Course. The 90th running of the seven-furlong Test, for 3-year-old fillies on the main track, is one of five stakes on an 11-race program highlighted by the […]

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Take Charge Brandi To Return In Test; Travers Start Not Ruled Out

Champion Take Charge Brandi, who has been sidelined since March after a bone chip was discovered in her right knee, will return to the races in the G1 Test Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 8. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, should the daughter of Giant’s Causeway do well in that race, her owner, Willis […]

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Take Charge Brandi Continues To Make Progress Toward Return

Champion Take Charge Brandi, who was forced to the sidelines earlier this year with a non-displaced bone chip in her right knee, is scheduled to rejoin trainer D. Wayne Lukas’ barn in May. According to an article in the Daily Racing Form, Lukas gave a progress report on the talented daughter of Giant’s Causeway on […]

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