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Zayat Stable Engages Investment Bank To Expand, Enter Veterinary Services Sector

Zayat Stables, which campaigned 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah and won Eclipse Awards as outstanding owner and breeder of the year, has engaged an investment banker... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Angela Renee ends stakes drought with Lady’s Secret victory

DRF | 5 months ago
Angela Renee scored her first stakes victory on Monday at Monmouth Park since winning the Grade 1 Chandelier at Santa Anita as a 2-year-old in 2014. Read More...

Giant’s Causeway is big cat for sire and Ashford

Tapit and Uncle Mo have received the lion’s share of Derby press this year — including from this corner — with potential multiple entries in the classic, but they aren’t the only two. Results from the last few days were the reminder that there’s a third stallion in this elite group with far-reaching influence.  He’s Ashford’s … Read More...

Sires of the 2016 Kentucky Derby: Eskendereya

DRF | 7 months ago
On an anecdotal basis, few things seem to get a stallion’s foals hot like sending him overseas. Such is the case with Eskendereya, who will be represented by his first Kentucky Derby starter in Mor Spirit about eight months after being sold to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association and exported to that country to continue his stud career. Read More...

Mor Spirit and Baffert

Before he was on the Triple Crown trail for Bob Baffert, Mor Spirit was a ‘lovely looking 2-year-old’ from the consignment of Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree, as announcer Terence Collier notes in the video above when bidding stalls at $575,000. Mor Spirit had worked an eighth in 10 1/5, but his physical maturity, athleticism, and sheer attractiveness … Read More...

Louisiana auction will feature more than 200 yearlings

DRF | 1 year ago
The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana has catalogued 220 yearlings for its Sept. 29 auction at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La. The sale is put on by the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. The auction will begin at 11 a.m. Central. Read More...

First-crop classic types selling well at Keeneland

Claiborne first-crop sire Blame is enjoying a banner Keeneland September yearling sales. To date, his stats are dazzling for a horse whose yearlings were conceived on a $35,000 stud fee: 28 sold for a gross of $5,442,000, for an average price of $194,357 and a median of $192,500. The latter number is particularly impressive. Blame’s […] Read More...

Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred sale: Some horses to watch in the sales ring

DRF | 3 years ago
Joe Nevills examines five standout catalog pages from the Fasig-Tipton New-York preferred yearling sale. Read More...

Blame, Quality Road top new sires weanling sales

DRF | 4 years ago
Joe Nevills 0 The two Kentucky mixed sales in November offered buyers their first look at foals from a number of new sires. Twenty-two fir... Read More...

SCOTT: Do pretty horses win more races than plain or homely ones?

Questioning the length of racing careers before being sent to stud, Jeff Scott of The Saratogian goes to four newly retired stallion prospects (Eskendereya, Concord Point, Afleet Express and Majesticperfection) as examples. Read more at The Saratogian Read More...

Eskendereya to Stand at Taylor Made for $30,000

PRESS RELEASE Grade 1 winner and leading 3-year-old Eskendereya will stand his inaugural season at Taylor Made Stallions for a fee of $30,000 live foal, stands and nurses. The powerful chestnut son of Giant’s Causeway took the racing public by storm in 2010, winning the Fountain of Youth (G2) and Wood Memorial (G1) in back-to-back performances that [...] Read More...

Eskendereya breaks out in Fountain of Youth

The Todd Pletcher-trained Eskendereya had a break-out performance in the Fountain of Youth S. (G2) on Feb. 20, romping by 8 1/2 lengths and instantly becoming a Kentucky Derby front-runner. Read More...