Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Stormy Hull once hoped he would one day sell a horse for $50,000. At the Oct. 17 Barretts October fall mixed sale in Pomona, Calif., Hull topped the action with a $220,000 yearling filly he hauled to Southern California himself.
Recent graded stakes winners Fault and Sweeping Paddy headline the Oct. 20 $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3T). A full field of 14 3-year-old fillies plus one also eligible are entered for Keeneland's 1 1/16-mile turf event.
Hamm will be general manager of breeding operations.
Off a strong September of Thoroughbred racing in the state, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved a 2018 racing schedule similar to this year's schedule.
Agent Charlie Gordon-Watson buys the top-seller, a €500,000 filly by Dabirsim.
Twirl, a full sister to Irish and French highweight Misty For Me, dam of multiple group 1 winners Roly Poly and U S Navy Flag, has been supplemented to Keeneland's 2017 November breeding stock sale.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Oct. 17 a stud fee increase for second-ranked freshman sire Violence to $25,000, with a live foal stands and nurses guarantee.
A request by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture for Stuart Janney III to retract his recent criticisms of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission saw the Jockey Club chairman reiterate his disapproval Oct. 17.
The grade 3 Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 19 features two top-level winners in Hardest Core and Some in Tieme, defending champ Renown, and rising turf runners Big Bend, Final Copy, and Canessar.
A celebration of life is planned Oct. 21 for Elmer Leland (Lee) Parker Jr., who died Aug. 31 in Crystal River, Fla., at age 78.
Committee determines figures that will serve as the final Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings of 2017.
Son of Lookin At Lucky will be syndicated
A weanling colt by popular sire Into Mischief topped a record-setting renewal of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall sale Oct. 16 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of Bodemeister was found to have stomach ulcers after the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), and was recently cleared of the ulcers by veterinarians. He will return to training in November.
Dual grade 1 winner Mondialiste has been retired from racing and will stand at Geoff Turnbull's Elwick Stud in Northern England, the farm announced Oct. 15.
Hall of Fame runner and 1995 champion older mare Inside Information died Oct. 14 at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. from natural causes due to old age. She was 26.
Volume 48 of the General Stud Book has been published and records Thoroughbred foalings in Great Britain and Ireland from 2013 to 2016.
In Excellence in Preservation Awards announced Oct. 16 by Preservation Kentucky, Brown and Wilson were awarded the Linda Bruckheimer Excellence in Rural Preservation Award.
Siblings of stakes winners Zakaroff, Continental Divide, and Ismelucky are cataloged for the Barretts' Fall sale of yearlings and horses of all ages being held Oct. 17.