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The inaugural running of the $20 million Saudi Cup will be attended by five undercard races worth an aggregate $6.8 million, with three of those to be run on a new turf course, the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia announced Sept. 16.
Red Oak Farm and Newtown Anner Stud struck early during the Sept. 16 seventh session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, purchasing an Uncle Mo colt for $380,000 from the consignment of Mt. Brilliant Farm.
The National Steeplechase Association's race to the Eclipse Award begins in earnest Sept. 19 when American jumping sport's leading lights line up at Belmont Park for the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap (NSA-G1).
It was another robust day of trade Sept. 15 as the Keeneland September Yearling Sale moved into Book 3, with an attractive son of Quality Road leading the way at $510,000.
Into Mischief, the leading sire in North America, will stand in 2020 for a fee of $175,000 on a live foal, stands and nurses contract, and has been booked full.
It was a fight to the finish all the way around for Abscond in the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (G1T), but the 2-year-old daughter of Blame got up between two horses to cross the wire first in the Sept. 15 event at Woodbine.
During the Sept. 15 session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, a dark bay or brown daughter of Runhappy produced a nice windfall for Rosilyn Polan's Sunday Morning Farm.
West Point Thoroughbreds, William Freeman, and William Sandbrook's Decorated Invader came from off the pace and pulled away to a clear lead in the $250,000 Summer Stakes (G1T) at Woodbine while making his third start for trainer Christophe Clement.
A Frosted filly out of a full sister to Daddy Long Legs commanded $500,000 at the Keeneland September Sale Sept. 15, with Walking L Thoroughbreds securing the winning bid and Kenny McPeek signing the ticket.
Anthony Oppenheimer's homebred Star Catcher was a tenacious winner who made all bar a messy first furlong of the Sept. 15 Qatar Prix Vermeille (G1) at ParisLongchamp.
Code of Honor enjoyed a four-furlong breeze over Big Sandy Sept. 15 in preparation for the Sept. 28 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont Park.
Group 1 winner Skitter Scatter has been retired as of Sept. 15 after suffering a recurrence of the muscle injury she sustained in the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (G1) in May.
This Irish Champions Weekend was one to remember for team Ballydoyle, but success in the Sept. 15 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (G1) with Evie Stockwell's Fairyland was a particularly special one.
A ninth Moyglare Stud Stakes (G1). A sixth winner of the weekend. A third group 1 over the two days. One Aidan O'Brien.
Search For A Song provided a minor upset under an enterprising ride from Chris Hayes to land the Comer Group International Irish St. Leger (G1) at the Curragh Sept. 15 for trainer Dermot Weld.
A Quality Road colt was the first to pass the half-million point Sept. 15 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale when the Book 3 offering was purchased for $510,000 by China Horse Club and Maverick Racing, WinStar Farm's racing arm.
Pinatubo was labeled the "best 2-year-old I've trained" by Charlie Appleby after the Godolphin juvenile produced a sensational display to win the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (G1) at the Curragh Sept. 15.
A Pioneerof the Nile half brother to Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) sprint winner Secret Circle was purchased by SF Bloodstock, Starlight, and Madaket for $410,000 during the Sept. 15 start of Book 3 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
The Groupie Doll seemed a quality race when it was run this summer at Ellis Park Aug. 11, and was proven as such when the 1-2 finishers from it, Go Google Yourself, and Divine Queen, returned to win stakes races Sept. 14 at Churchill Downs.
Keeneland's September Yearling Sale continued its momentum during the Sept. 14 session that saw one seven-figure transaction and significant market depth throughout.