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PR Special Keeneland Day 4: A New Style of Horsepower

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale marches on Thursday with the final group of Book 1 offerings. Here’s what you’ll find in today’s edition of the PR Special, being distributed on the sales... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

PR Special Keeneland Day 3: Seeking Common Ground

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale heads into its third session Wednesday. Here’s what you’ll find in the latest edition of the PR Special, being distributed on the sales grounds: Ray... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Ocala’s Bridlewood Farm Buys $1.1 Million Filly at Keeneland September Sale

Michael Compton | 1 week ago
When the hammer fell on Hip 29 during Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Fred Mitchell walked out of the Sales Pavilion to collect himself. The operator of family-owned Clarkland Farm in Lexington had just watched the Clarkland-bred yearling, a half-sister to multiple champion Beholder, sell for $1.1 million to John and […](Read more...) Read More...

PR Special Keeneland Day 1: The Longest Journey

The world renowned Keeneland September Yearling Sale gets underway Monday in Lexington, Ky., and once again, the Paulick Report is pleased to present a series of special print editions to be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for f... Read More...

LoPresti Pleased With Wise Dan’s Breeze

Michael Compton | 2 months ago
“Couldn’t ask for anything better for his first breeze,” trainer Charlie LoPresti said after two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan worked on Keeneland’s turf course Friday morning. In his first breeze since emergency colic surgery less than two months ago, the 7-year-old Wiseman’s Ferry gelding and regular exercise rider Damien Rock covered a […](Read more...) Read More...

Despite Differences, Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland Will Shine

What took so long? That’s the only question I had after watching the video presentation and seeing the plans for a first-ever “homecoming” Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland in 2015. I’ve made no secret of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Keeneland, Santa Anita and Del Mar to host next 3 Breeders’ Cups

Michael Compton | 3 months ago
The Breeders’ Cup announced June 24 the sites of the next three Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The announcement marks the second time in the event’s history and the first time since 1993 that it has revealed on the same day more than one future host site for the World Championships. The multi-year strategy represents the […](Read more...) Read More...

Like Golf’s ‘Masters,’ Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland Could Be Iconic Tradition

There are more than a few comparisons that can be made between Augusta National Golf Club, which just held its 78th Masters Golf Tournament, and horse racing’s Keeneland Association, currently... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

No Matter the Racing Surface, Safety Should Be the Focus

The California Horse Racing Board voted in 2006 to make synthetic or engineered racing surfaces mandatory at the state’s major tracks beginning in 2008. Its members did so with the belief that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

PR Special: What Does the Crystal Ball (er, Ray) Predict for 2014?

It’s Day Two of the Keeneland January Horses of all Ages Sale in Lexington, Ky., and that means a second edition of our special print publication distributed on the sales grounds. In... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

PR Special: What Does the Crystal Ball (er, Ray) Predict for 2014?

It’s Day Two of the Keeneland January Horses of all Ages Sale in Lexington, Ky., and that means a second edition of our special print publication distributed on the sales grounds. In... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

PR Special: What Does the Crystal Ball (er, Ray) Predict for 2014?

It’s Day Two of the Keeneland January Horses of all Ages Sale in Lexington, Ky., and that means a second edition of our special print publication distributed on the sales grounds. In... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Conversation with Steve Byk: sales, BC, and the Phipps stallion prospects

Had a chance to talk Breeders’ Cup (London Bridge and the juvenile Euros), the Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland November mixed sales (24 seven-fig lots at FT and 14 at Keeneland, plus foreign buying), and the Phippses (Orb and Point of Entry to stud and how the stable has transitioned to a family operation with keener bottom-line […] Read More...

PR Special: Breeders’ Cup Cheers and Jeers

The Paulick Report is pleased to present a special print edition for Day 1 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale in Lexington, Ky. The PR Special, which was distributed on the Keeneland sales... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Keeneland: After Day 6, Gross Receipts Near 2012 Revenue for Entire Sale

It was onward and upward again at Sunday’s sixth session of the 12-day Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Ky. When the final hammer fell, gross receipts for the first six sessions... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Hot Start Changes Dynamics at Keeneland September

There are lots of ways to analyze a horse sale. Comparisons to the previous year, using standard numbers like gross revenue, average price, median, etc. You can ask the loan officer of a bank that’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

New September Sale Format: So Far, So Good

Keeneland rolled out a new format for its annual September Yearling Sale, and while it’s too early to say whether or not it will have staying power in the years ahead, the results from day one  were,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Disclosures At Auction: The Price Tag of Honesty?

The subject of veterinary disclosure has been the focus of much debate in recent years, particularly as sale companies have required greater disclosure from sellers to buyers in the last decade.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

$2.1 Million Mare at Center of Lawsuit Over Sale

A pregnant mare who sold for $2.1 million at the 2011 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale is at the center of a dispute over whether her owners and consignor were aware that she may have had... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo... Read More...

Oh, Deer: Bambi Breezes Two Furlongs at Keeneland

Morning workouts at Keeneland Racecourse were briefly interrupted on Saturday morning when a rogue deer took to the track for an unscheduled two-furlong workout. According to observers, the deer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Keeneland Makes Calculated Moves With Quarter Horse Venture

When it was reported earlier this month that Keeneland was pursuing a new deal in Eastern Kentucky, surely it raised a few eyebrows. Keeneland and Quarter Horse racing?  Keeneland and Instant Racing?... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Nereid Fetches $1.3 Million at Keeneland

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Demand for young, stakes-caliber mares, led by the $1.3 million paid for 2011 American Oaks (G1) winner Nereid, ruled opening Monday at Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale. Keeneland sold 201 horses on Monday for $15,331,400, up 10.04 percent... Read More...

Machiavellianism leaves them in the cold in Indian 2000

See the Nakshatra Indian 2000 Guineas at Mahalakshmi in Mumbai from today: Hyderabad invader MACHIAVELLIANISM, No. 13, in white noseband, explodes in the middle of the straight. The winner is a son of US-based Belmont Stakes winner Jazil. The same conn... Read More...

15 More Challenge Races for 2012 Breeders Cup

Last weekend, there were 14 races as part of the 2012 Breeders Cup Challenge Series. Belmont Park and Santa Anita held their respective Super Saturday’s with multiple Grade 1 races now in the books. Newcastle and Curragh over in Europe had three races as well.... Read More...

Rewriting the Future

Major League Baseball is honoring Jackie Robinson today. Robinson forever changed baseball by breaking the sport’s color barrier in 1947. In Spencer Fordin’s article on Robinson on www.MLB.com, Jimmie Lee Solomon, MLB’s executive vice president o... Read More...

Havre de Grace to Make Keeneland Appearance Today

Reigning 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace will make an appearance in the Keeneland paddock on Sunday at approximately 4 p.m. ET, just prior to the seventh race. Fans can register to win the opportunity to have a photo made with Havre de Grace (vis... Read More...

Deep Field for 2012 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes

Keeneland – Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) – $750,000 – 1 1/8 miles – All Weather 1. Heavy Breathing (KY) – Corey Lanerie – 123 – Todd Pletcher 2. Gung Ho (PA) – Edgar Prado – 123 – Michael Maker 3. Prospective (KY) – Luis... Read More...

Keeneland Sale: Bullish at Top, But Selective

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
The market was bullish at the top during the Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training April 9 in Lexington. The most expensive price for an individual horse increased to $700,000 from $625,000 last year. Read More...

Keeneland Again Tops HANA Racetrack Ratings

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
For the fourth consecutive year Keeneland is the top-rated racetrack under the Horseplayers Association of North America racetrack ratings system. Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Went the Day Well may prep in Keeneland’s Lexington

DRF | 2 years ago
Patrick Lang PhotographyWent the Day Well earned a 92 Beyer Speed Figure for his victory in the Vinery Racing Spiral.FLORENCE, Ky. – The 3 1/2-length victory by Went the Day Well in the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes on Saturday at Turfway Park certainly ... Read More...

Hansen works easy five furlongs at training center

DRF | 2 years ago
Byron King Barbara D. LivingstonHansen needed more time than usual to recover from his winning effort in the Gotham.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Hansen, last year’s champion juvenile, breezed an... Read More...

Fair Grounds: Daisy Devine won’t run in Bayou

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh Lynn RobertsDaisy Devine, winning the Pago Hop, will miss next Saturday's Bayou Handicap because of a skin condition.Daisy Devine, winner of the Pago Hop and the Mardi Gras stakes du... Read More...

Byron King: Pace, odds a plus for Mr. Prankster in Spiral Stakes

DRF | 2 years ago
Byron King Patrick Lang/Lang PhotographyMr. Prankster wins the WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park on Feb. 4.Keeneland’s meet is still two weeks away, but horseplayers can get an early taste of the... Read More...

Hansen likely to run in Blue Grass; Alpha re-routes to Wood Memorial

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Tom KeyserHansen is likely to make his final Kentucky Derby prep in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.Hansen will likely make his final Kentucky Derby prep in the Blue Grass rather t... Read More...

Hansen to Blue Grass

TDN | 2 years ago
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:19 PM ET Hansen (Tapit) will bypass the GI Wood Memorial S. Apr. 7 for the GI Blue Grass S. at Keeneland a week later. Read More...

Santa Anita: Drill will stretch out for Keeneland’s Blue Grass

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. – Drill, the winner of two graded stakes for sprinters but winless in four races around two turns, is bound for the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on... Read More...

Gulfstream: Phillipe tunes up for Keeneland’s Commonwealth

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Philippe was on the fringes against stakes company at 3 but his trainer, James Baker, is hoping 2012 will be a breakout season for the homebred, beginni... Read More...

Kentucky names new state steward

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Longtime racing official Barbara Borden has been named a state steward and acting chief steward for the Kentucky circuit, effective April 1, and will begin serving at race meets at th... Read More...

Keeneland: BC Mile runner-up Turallure sharp in six-furlong move

DRF | 3 years ago
Marty McGee Tom KeyserTurallure has not started since being beaten a nose in the Breeders' Cup Mile.Turallure had another serious work toward his seasonal debut when breezing six furlongs Saturda... Read More...

Weekend Warrior for March 17: Big class drop benefits Groupie Doll in Inside Information

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Watchmaker Keeneland/Coady PhotographyGroupie Doll (left), second in the Raven Run at Keeneland, will cut back to seven furlongs for the Inside Information.Its feature race isn’t even ... Read More...

Kentucky approves account-wagering licenses

DRF | 3 years ago
Matt Hegarty LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved licenses for eight account-wagering companies at a meeting on Wednesday after a three-month r... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Who’s hot, who’s not for March 17

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Bob CoglianeseHowe Great, who will be pointed to the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, enters the top 20 at Derby Watch at 50-1 odds after winning the Palm Beach Stakes on turf.Who'... Read More...

2012 Keeneland Spring Stakes Schedule

DRF | 3 years ago
2012 Racing Dates April 6 - April 27 Post Times 1:05 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 1:15 p.m. April 6 and April 14 Handicapping Informationread more Read More...

2012 Keeneland Spring Stakes Schedule

DRF | 3 years ago
2012 Racing Dates April 6 - April 27 Post Times 1:05 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 1:15 p.m. April 6 and April 14 Handicapping Informationread more Read More...

Paulick Report Special: At the OBS March Sale

The two-day OBS March sale got underway Tuesday in Ocala, Fl. and as we were at recent Keeneland sales, the Paulick Report is on site with a special print edition.  Be sure to pick up a copy if... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Stephanie’s Kitten pointing to Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes for return

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Trainer Wayne Catalano toyed with the idea of supplementing Breeders’ Cup winner Stephanie’s Kitten to Sunday’s $150,000 Herecomestheb... Read More...

Gulfstream: Questing auditions for Keeneland’s Ashland in turf feature

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonQuesting, who last ran on dirt in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, will be heavily favored when she returns to turf for Wednesday's feature at Gulfstream.HALLA... Read More...