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First-Time Pinhooker Hits Book 5 Paydirt

Wed, 2017-09-20 16:00
Tony Cummins of Boston bought his first horse, a Quality Road weanling, last year for $5,000. He sold the colt Sept. 20 for $95,000 during Book 5 of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

New Jersey Racing Commission Fines Gindi, Navarro

Wed, 2017-09-20 16:00
The New Jersey Racing Commission Sept. 20 followed the recommendations of Monmouth Park stewards to fine owner Randal Gindi and trainer Jorge Navarro for conduct "extremely detrimental to racing."

Reinvigorated Rick Porter Happy to be Buying Yearlings

Wed, 2017-09-20 16:00
Fox Hill Farm's Rick Porter is buying yearlings again, which is great news for himself as well as the Thoroughbred industry, as the owner feels healthy and happy after a two-year fight against cancer.

West Coast Looks to Take Control in Pennsylvania Derby

Wed, 2017-09-20 16:00
On the heels of his 3 1/4-length victory in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), West Coast enters the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) with an opportunity to use a second-half surge to take control of the 3-year-old division.

Momentum Carries Through Keeneland Book 4

Wed, 2017-09-20 03:56
Two yearlings, a filly by Warrior’s Reward and a colt by Stay Thirsty, each sold for $325,000 to headline Tuesday's session as Keeneland sold 285 yearlings for gross sales of $15,571,000, an average of $54,635 and a median of $40,000.

Abel Tasman Heads to Cotillion

Wed, 2017-09-20 03:56
Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Abel Tasman has set her sights on year-end honors and a hefty purse in the $1 million Cotillion (G1).

Tattersalls Ireland Day 1 Records Fall

Wed, 2017-09-20 03:56
Opening day of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale Sept. 19 produced results not witnessed at the sale since the pre-recession year of 2006. 

Hong Kong to Offer Three Group 1 Races on Single Card

Tue, 2017-09-19 15:52
For the first time Hong Kong will stage three spring group 1 features on a single day, the Hong Kong Jockey Club announced Sept. 19. 

Keeneland September Exceeds 2016 Gross on Seventh Day

Tue, 2017-09-19 03:52
The buoyant pace continued at the Keeneland September yearling sale when gross sales of $273,298,000 through the Sept. 18 seventh session of the 12-day sale surpassed total sales of $272,890,500 recorded during last year's entire 13-day auction. 

New Plateau: Ami's Mesa Sets Track Record in Masters

Tue, 2017-09-19 03:52
After three clear victories at Woodbine, Ami's Mesa found success on the road as well Sept. 18 when she rallied to a one-length victory in the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (G2) in Erie, Penn.

Modem Aims to Connect in Lonesome Glory Handicap

Tue, 2017-09-19 03:52
Robert A. Kinsley has been upgrading his racing stable with imported hurdlers, and a key piece of that upgrade, Modem (GB), will have an opportunity to establish his value Sept. 21 in Belmont Park's $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap (NSA-1).

Glen Hill's Purchases Include $285,000 Orb Filly

Tue, 2017-09-19 03:52
After being quiet during the early part of the Keeneland September yearling sale, Glen Hill Farm's Craig Bernick has been busy, with one of his purchases being an Orb filly bought for $285,000 during the Sept. 18 session.

Ryan Buys a 'Very Special' Cairo Prince Colt

Mon, 2017-09-18 15:48
Agent Mike Ryan, the current second-leading buyer at the Keeneland September yearling sale, could barely contain his excitement over a Cairo Prince colt he bought for $350,000 during the Sept. 18 first session of Book 4.

World Approval Cracks NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Mon, 2017-09-18 15:48
The NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll released Sept. 18 shows little change in the top 10 for horses of all ages, except for World Approval sliding in the 10th hole after winning the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) at Woodbine.

Big Keeneland Yearling Pinhook Return for Imagine...

Mon, 2017-09-18 15:48
When trainer John Servis purchased a Malibu Moon colt for $85,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 17, the transaction yielded a large profit for Florida-based Imagine...

Cathryn Sophia, Her Emmynency to Keeneland November

Mon, 2017-09-18 15:48
Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Cathryn Sophia and Her Emmynency, winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1T) at Keeneland, have been consigned by Bedouin Bloodstock to Keeneland's 2017 November breeding stock sale, which begins Nov. 7.

Baffert Sees 'Big Improvements' in Arrogate

Mon, 2017-09-18 15:48
Traveling over the Santa Anita Park main track by himself the morning of Sept. 18, Arrogate, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, worked a half-mile in :49 3/5, cutting splits of :12 2/5 and :25 1/5 before galloping out to five furlongs in 1:02 3/5. 

ABR's Pedulla: Chenery Inspired Young Women

Mon, 2017-09-18 15:48
Chenery understood her place in racing history as the breeder and owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. She was understandably proud of that.

SSO Valor, Two Riders Earn T.I.P. Awards

Mon, 2017-09-18 15:48
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Sept. 18 announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards, the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, for 2017.

Violence Leads Freshmen by Average at Keeneland Sale

Mon, 2017-09-18 03:44
Hill 'n' Dale Farms' stallion Violence may be second on the BloodHorse's leading first-crop sire list but he owns the title of top Keeneland September sire for his class through the auction's sixth session conducted Sept. 17.

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