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Agent O'Neill Bullish on Stallion Orb

Tue, 2017-05-23 19:53
Agent Dennis O'Neill has high regard for Orb, whose progeny have been in high demand at 2-year-olds in training sales this year, purchasing one of the Claiborne Farm stallion's 2-year-olds for $710,000.

Record Curlin Colt Fuels Vibrant Midlantic Market

Tue, 2017-05-23 19:13
Led by a Curlin colt sold for a sale-record $1.5 million, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale in Timonium, Md., produced solid across-the-board gains during the two-day stand.

Treasure Beach Gets First Winner in Indiana

Tue, 2017-05-23 17:07
Tigerbeach won his third start by 3 3/4 lengths at Indiana Grand.

Ghostzapper Colt Acquired by Chu for $800,000

Tue, 2017-05-23 16:18
A chestnut son of Ghostzapper from the consignment of Cary Frommer was purchased by Susan and Charles Chu for $800,000 late during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale.

Leslie's Lady in Foal to American Pharoah

Tue, 2017-05-23 16:17
Clarkland Farm's blue-hen mare is the dam of multiple champion Beholder and grade 1-winning sire Into Mischief.

Distorted Humor Colt Sells for $850,000

Tue, 2017-05-23 15:49
A bay colt by Distorted Humor was bought by trainer Simon Callaghan for $850,000 to become the second-highest price at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.

Classic Empire to Coolmore on Retirement

Tue, 2017-05-23 13:31
In a deal brokered by Justin Casse prior to the Triple Crown, champion 2-year-old male Classic Empire will enter stud at Coolmore's Ashford Stud when he's retired from racing.

Curlin Colt Sets Midlantic Record at $1.5 Million

Tue, 2017-05-23 13:31
A Curlin colt set a record for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training when sold for $1.5 million during the May 23 final session of the two-day sale.

Orb Colt Lives Up to Buzz Selling For $710,000

Tue, 2017-05-23 13:21
A son of Orb who was one of the buzz horses during the second session of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's 2-year-olds in training sale lived up to expectations when he was purchased by Dennis O'Neill, agent for Amr Zedan, for $710,000.

Lady Aurelia Continues Royal Ascot Preparations

Tue, 2017-05-23 12:58
European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, worked five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 on a firm turf course the morning of May 23 at the Lexington oval as she continues training toward a start in the June 20 King's Stand (G1).

Thunder Snow, Churchill Face Off in Irish 2,000 Guineas

Tue, 2017-05-23 11:57
The Irish Two Thousand Guineas is the first start for Thunder Snow start since his balk in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

McCraken Back on Work Tab After Derby Disappointment

Tue, 2017-05-23 11:31
Janis Whitham's homebred McCraken put in his first timed move since running eighth in the first leg of the Triple Crown, going an easy half-mile in :49 4/5 at Churchill Downs the morning of May 23.

Smart Strike Filly Leads the Way at Midlantic Sale

Mon, 2017-05-22 18:53
Led by a Smart Strike filly sold for $525,000, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training got off to a solid start May 22 with across-the-board gains in a market that continued the trends seen earlier in the juvenile auction season.

Desormeaux Switches Agents to Arroyo

Mon, 2017-05-22 17:25
Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux has parted ways with agent J.R. Pegram and teamed up with agent Nelson Arroyo it was announced May 22.

Jimmy Creed Filly Pride of Endswell's Consignment

Mon, 2017-05-22 16:46
A really fast workout May 18 by a Jimmy Creed filly entered in the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale evoked an emotional response from his consignor, Penny Lopez.

Preakness Ratings Down, but Best of May 20 Sports

Mon, 2017-05-22 16:24
The television ratings for this year’s Preakness Stakes (G1) broadcast on NBC declined from last year, earning a 4.9 rating and 11 share, compared with the 2016 broadcast that earned a 5.8/14.

Into Mischief Filly Scores for Carter, Vogel

Mon, 2017-05-22 16:15
When an Into Mischief filly with no stakes horses in her first two dams left the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale ring on a final bid of $425,000, it represented a major score for consignor Wes Carter and his client, Carolyn Vogel.

Hips to Watch: Day 2 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

Mon, 2017-05-22 15:15
A chestnut colt by Curlin, who breezed an eighth-mile in :10, heads the list of horses to watch during the May 23 second session of the two-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.

Grade 1 Winner, Sire Devil His Due Dies at 28

Mon, 2017-05-22 14:25
Devil His Due, multiple Grade 1 winner and sire of 40 black-type stakes winners, including Dubai World Cup winner Roses in May, was euthanized at Margaux Farm due to the infirmities of old age May 22

Speedy Smart Strike Filly Brings $525,000

Mon, 2017-05-22 13:18
A Smart Strike filly, who was one of the fastest workers during the under tack show, was bought by Chris Brothers' Xavier International Bloodstock for $525,000 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.

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