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Record Average Sale Price Highlights Strong Keeneland September Renewal

There was plenty to be excited about in advance of this year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but it was the surprises that helped propel the bellwether auction from a strong edition into the kind not seen since the economic crash of the mid-2000s. A combination of factors – from a favorable economic climate, to the […]

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Heavily Favored Fog Of War Fights His Way To Summer Stakes Triumph

Peter M. Brant’s Fog of War was the even money favorite for Sunday’s Grade 1 Summer Stakes at Woodbine, and managed to deliver a one-length win despite some traffic problems in the stretch. The juvenile son of War Front, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Chad Brown, covered a mile over the firm turf in […]

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Best Lands $1.4-Million American Pharoah Colt To Lead Keeneland September’s Third Session

A booming upper market continued to generate big returns during Wednesday’s third session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, led by a $1.4-million colt from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. At the end of three sessions, a total of 20 yearlings had changed hands for seven figures, marking the most for […]

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Coolmore, Godolphin Drive Upper Market In Keeneland September’s Second Session

Throwing back to the pre-recession days of Coolmore and Godolphin slugging it out for seven-figure horses, the two entities have been economic drivers at the top of the market as the Keeneland September Yearling Sale hit its halfway point for Book 1, with Coolmore landing the biggest blow so far on Tuesday when it bought […]

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Layoff No Problem For Win The War In Duchess Stakes

Gary Barber and John C. Oxley’s three-year-old filly Win the War returned to action off a seven-month layoff to win the $100,000 Duchess Stakes, the first of three stakes carded on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. With Patrick Husbands aboard, Win the War raced outside of Souper Striking on the lead throughout the seven-furlong main track […]

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Starry Dreamer, Dam Of War Front, Dies At Age 24

Multiple stakes winner Starry Dreamer, best known as the dam of international leading sire War Front, died Aug. 7 due to infirmities of old age at Claiborne Farm. She was 24. Bred in Kentucky by Charles Nuckols Jr. & Sons, Starry Dreamer was a member of champion sprinter Rubiano’s first crop. She began her career […]

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Cambodia Absolutely Dominant In Repeat Yellow Ribbon Score

Returning to her favorite turf course at Del Mar, Winter Quarter Farm’s Cambodia totally dominated her rivals in Saturday’s Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon Stakes, winning the race for the second year in a row. The 6-year-old daughter of War Front was off as the 8-5 favorite under Drayden Van Dyke; she stalked the pace and […]

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U S Navy Flag Gives O’Brien Fourth July Cup, Will Aim For Everest

U S Navy Flag provided Aidan O’Brien with a fourth July Cup after producing a scintillating front-running performance under Ryan Moore on Saturday at Newmarket. Moore went straight to the front of the group that raced down the middle of the track and he turned all of his rivals away up the hill to win […]

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American Pharoah, California Chrome Halters For Sale To Benefit Therapeutic Riding Program

Halters worn by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah; his sire, Pioneerof the Nile; and grandsire, Empire Maker, are among the exciting Thoroughbred racing-related items in an online auction to raise money for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the 37-year-old program at the Kentucky Horse Park that offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to people of all […]

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Lancaster Bomber Gets His Group 1 Win In The Tattersalls Gold Cup

Coolmore’s Lancaster Bomber earned his first Group 1 victory on Sunday at the Curragh, claiming the Tattersalls Gold Cup by two lengths over stablemate Cliffs of Moher. Ridden by Seamie Heffernan for trainer Aidan O’Brien, the 4-year-old son of War Front had finished second in top-level company five times, including last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Mile […]

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