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Keeneland September Sale: Peter O’Callaghan

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Peter O'Callaghan of Woods Edge Farm talks about the yearling sale so far. Read More...

Keeneland September Sale: Day 2 Wrap

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Eric Mitchell recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland September yearling sale, including the numbers and the top sellers, as well as comments from Mandy Pope, who purchased the session-topper. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales. Read More...

Keeneland Sept Yearling Sale: Day 2 Wrap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Eric Mitchell recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including the numbers, and the top sellers, as well as comments from Mandy Pope, who purchased the top seller. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Read More...

Haskin: Early Lowdown on the BC Classic

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An early glimpse at how the race might shape up and what each horse has to do to give him the best chance of winning. Read More...

Oxbow’s Half Brother Leads Keeneland Gains

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Led by a $1.6 Unbridled's Song -- Tizamazing colt, Keeneland's September yearling sale posts significant gains across the board at its second session Sept. 9. Read More...

Lucrative Kentucky Turf Cup Awaits War Dancer

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Grade II winner War Dancer will try to secure the most lucrative victory of his career when the 4-year-old son of War Front faces an expected 10 rivals in the $600,000 Kentucky Cup Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 13. Read More...

Pope Goes to $1.6M for Oxbow’s Half Brother

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Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm bought the half brother to Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Oxbow. The colt is by Unbridled's Song. Read More...

Tapit Filly is Fourth Keeneland Millionaire

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Canadian farm owner Robert Krembil buys a daughter of Tapit out of graded stakes winner Super Espresso for $1 million. She is the fourth horse to sell for a million or more at the Keeneland September sale. Read More...

Owner-Trainer El Deeb Denied License in MN

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Citing concerns about neglect of horses owned by Mohamed El Deeb, the Minnesota Racing Commission on Sept. 6 denied his license applications, saying he was "unsuitable for licensing in Minnesota in any capacity." Read More...

Jockey Club T.I.P. Award Winners Announced

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The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) has announced the recipients of its two noncompetition awards for 2014, the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award. Read More...

Hips to Watch: Keeneland September Day 3

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A selection of noteworthy pedigrees for Book 1's third session at the Keeneland September yearling sale. Read More...

Coolmore Buys War Front Colt for $1.3 Million

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A War Front colt was purchased by Coolmore's M.V. Magnier for $1.3 million as the first seven-figure offering during the early portion of the Keeneland September yearling sale second session Sept. 9. Read More...

Keeping Eye on Lea, Will Take Charge

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With the retirement of Palace Malice, plenty of attention will be placed on this year's 3-year-olds, starting with dual classic winner California Chrome and last year's champion 2-year-old male Shared Belief. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 9/9/2014

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Churchill Downs, Del Mar, Louisiana Downs, Arlington Park, Finger Lakes, Gulfstream & More! Read More...

Keeneland September: Consignor John Sikura

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John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale discusses the Keeneland September sale and Super Saver's half brother. Read More...

Keeneland September Sale 2014 – Hip 105

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A filly by Bernardini sold for $1.2 million at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Read More...

Keeneland September Sale 2014 – Hip 29

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A filly by Curlin sold for $1.1 million at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Read More...

Keeneland September Sale 2014 – Hip 160

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A colt by Tapit sold for $900,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Read More...

Keeneland September Sale Wrap – Day 1

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Eric Mitchell provides final sale numbers, details on the sale toppers, and more. Hear reactions from Geoffrey Russell, John Ferguson, and George Isaacs. Read More...

Living The Life ‘Masters’ Stakes Debut

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All-weather sprint specialist Living The Life, a recent arrival from overseas, added a third straight win to her record Sept. 8 in taking the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes at Presque Isle Downs. Read More...

Trackattacker Dazzles on Washington Cup Day

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Three winners from last year's Washington Cup Day at Emerald Downs returned with victories on this year's day for state-breds Sept. 7, when an exciting 2-year-old also showcased his talent. Read More...

Hall of Fame Jocks to Raise Money for PDJF

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Six of Thoroughbred racing's all-time greatest jockeys will be at Kentucky Downs Sept. 10 to raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund. Read More...

Average, Median Up on Day 1 of Keeneland Sale

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Keeneland's September yearling sale opened Monday with a pair of million-dollar fillies by Bernardini and Curlin leading higher average and median. Read More...

Sheikh Mohammed Lands $1.2M Bernardini Filly

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A Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Bernardini brought a winning bid of $1.2-million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager John Ferguson, making her the top-priced yearling to this point at the 2014 sale. Read More...

Arcadia Sidewalks to Honor Santa Anita’s Best

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The Arcadia Historical Society, City of Arcadia, and Santa Anita Park will open a "Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions" at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 5 p.m. on First Ave. between Wheeler St. and Huntington Dr. Read More...

Retired OBS Sales Director Gulick Dies at 92

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Retired Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. director of sales Bob Gulick died Aug. 30 in Ocala, Fla., at the age of 92. He served in that position from 1978-1995. Read More...

Hips to Watch: Keeneland September Day 2

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A selection of Keeneland September yearlings with noteworthy pedigrees set to sell on Sept. 9 at the auction's second session Read More...

Santa Anita Asks for Breeders’ Cup Volunteers

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Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1, is seeking volunteers from the local community to help accommodate the needs of the thousands of anticipated visitors. Read More...

Beholder’s Half Sister Brings $1.1 Million

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A bay half sister to two-time champion Beholder was purchased by Bridlewood Farm for $1.1 million to become the first offering to reach seven figures during the Keeneland September yearling sale. Read More...

NJ Governor Gives Blessing to Sports Betting

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued a directive Sept. 8 allowing casinos and racetracks in the state to offer sports betting without fear of criminal or civil liability. Read More...

DraftKings New Breeders’ Cup Sponsor

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Breeders' Cup has signed an agreement with DraftKings Inc., a leading daily fantasy sports website, for the company to be name-in-title sponsor of this year's grade I Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. Read More...

Keeneland September: Foreign-Bred Yearlings

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Keeneland's Tom Thornbury discusses September yearlings bred in other countries. Read More...

Decisive Moment Swipes Presque Isle Mile

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Patience paid off for the connections of Decisive Moment when the 6-year-old son of With Distinction halted an 18-race losing streak with a 10-1 upset in $200,000 Presque Isle Downs Mile in Erie, Pa. Read More...

Za Approval, Toasting Get Belmont Stakes Wins

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Favored Za Approval, runner-up in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), broke through with his first win of 2014 when he led gate-to-wire to capture the $98,000 Real Courage Stakes on the Belmont Park turf Sept. 7. Read More...

Conquest Boogaloo Swings to Swynford Score

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Trainer Mark Casse scratched morning line favorite Conquest Typhoon from the $128,647 Swynford Stakes Sept. 7, but won the race for a third straight time anyway when Conquest Boogaloo came from behind at Woodbine. Read More...

After the Wire: Super Derby & Iroquois S.

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Evan Hammonds recaps the Super Derby, Iroquois Stakes, and retirement of Palace Malice. Read More...

Gio Ponti’s Yearlings ‘Very Like Daddy’

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Of this year's first-crop stallions to make strong impressions with their sales horses, three-time champion Gio Ponti is a definite standout Read More...

Tonalist Sharp in First Drill Since Travers

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Classic winner Tonalist, heading for the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), turned in a bullet five-furlong breeze for trainer Christophe Clement over the Belmont Park main track the morning of Sept. 7. Read More...

Ivanhowe Upsets Sea The Stars in Germany

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Gestut Schlenderhan's Ivanhowe delivered a stunning first defeat to star colt Sea The Moon in the Grosser Preis von Baden (Ger-I) Sept. 7 at Baden-Baden. Read More...

Ivanhowe Upsets Sea The Moon in Germany

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Gestut Schlenderhan's Ivanhowe delivered a stunning first defeat to star colt Sea The Moon in the Grosser Preis von Baden (Ger-I) Sept. 7 at Baden-Baden. Read More...

Some Yearlings to Note at Keeneland September

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With Keeneland's September yearling sale set to begin Sept. 8, here's a selection of outstanding pedigrees worth noting at the auction's opening session. Read More...

Early Pedigrees to Watch at Keeneland Sale

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Here is a closer look at yearlings in the first book of the Keeneland September sale that are out of grade I-winning mares who already have produced at least one stakes winner. Read More...

Rainbow Heir Impressive in Monmouth Victory

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New Farm's Rainbow Heir, who is being pointed to the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), blew away the opposition in the $57,000 New Jersey Breeders Stakes Sept. 6 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Holywell, Twotwentyfive A Win Florida Series

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A nostril separated the top two finishers in Saturday's $259,500 Susan's Girl Stakes, the second leg of the Florida Sire Stakes series' filly division at Gulfstream Park, and it was a 41-1 long shot that got the nod. Read More...

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Preview

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Mark Taylor and Geoffrey Russell discuss market climate, sale format, sale conditions, international interest, price ranges, and hot sires. Read More...

Soi Phet Struts to Los Alamitos Mile Victory

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After scoring the first stakes win of career earlier in the summer at Los Alamitos Race Course, Soi Phet returned to the one-mile oval to register a 7 1/4-length romp in the inaugural $200,000 Los Alamitos Mile Sept. 6. Read More...

My Afleet Tops Medal Count at Kentucky Downs

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Pacesetter My Afleet ran the race of his life Sept. 6 at Kentucky Downs as he denied highly regarded Medal Count in a thrilling finish to the $250,000 Dueling Grounds Derby on the turf at Kentucky Downs Sept. 6. Read More...

California Chrome Works for Enthusiastic Fans

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Readying for his return to racing later in two weeks in Pennsylvania, dual classic winner California Chrome worked a strong six furlongs between races Saturday at Los Alamitos in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Read More...

Appealing Cat Rides Rail to Parx Victory

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Augustin Stable's Appealing Cat, part of an owner/trainer entry, rode the rail to win the $100,000 Mrs. Penny Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred fillies and mares on Pennsylvania's Day at the Races at Parx Racing Sept. 6. Read More...

Recount Wires Arlington-Washington Futurity

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Recount led from the gate but had to fight out the finish of the $125,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) with familiar rival Private Prospect for a head-bobbing victory Sept. 6 at Arlington International Racecourse. Read More...