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Viola, Repole, Magnier Buy $1.5M Medaglia d'Oro Colt

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
Mike Repole's Repole Stables, Vinnie Viola of St. Elias Stable, and Coolmore's M.V. Magnier went to $1.5 million and signed the ticket on Hip 185, a son of Medaglia d'Oro out of the Distorted Humor mare Weekend Whim.

Sheikh Mohammed Makes Presence Felt at Keeneland

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
A half brother to champion 3-year-old and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Nyquist was purchased by Godolphin for $2.5 million, lighting up the Keeneland bid board during the first session of the September Yearling Sale.

Japanese Connections Strike for Brother to Unique Bella

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
A full brother to champion Unique Bella went for a lofty $1.5 million Sept. 9 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Hiroyasu Takeuchi, agent for Yuji Hasegawa, purchased the gray/roan Tapit colt, who will head to Japan.

Florida Horseman Rene Mendez Dead at 84

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
Former Florida-based trainer Rene E. Mendez died Saturday, Sept. 7, in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 84 years old.

Shadwell Pays Big for Curlin Colt from Proven Family

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
A Curlin colt from the family of proven producer Alternate drew attention Sept. 9 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale when he sold to Shadwell Estate Company for $1,050,000.

Canter for the Cause Comes to Gulfstream Park

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
Gulfstream Park will provide a unique opportunity for all equine  owners and enthusiasts to walk, canter or trot their horses across the legendary South Florida track Nov. 9 in the inaugural Canter for the Cause.

Godolphin Goes to Seven Figures for Son of Tara's Tango

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
The first foal out of grade 1 winner Tara's Tango set off fireworks at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale Sept. 9, bringing $2,150,000 from Godolphin.

Archidust Takes Graded Stakes Aim in Franklin-Simpson

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
After winning three straight races including two straight stakes races sprinting on the turf, Archidust will try graded stakes company for the first time in the $500,000 Nevada State Bank Franklin-Simpson Stakes (G3T) Sept. 12 at Kentucky Downs.

Stonestreet Secures Medaglia d'Oro Filly for $950,000

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
Stonestreet Farm's Barbara Banke went to $950,000 to secure Hip 114, a Medaglia d'Oro filly out of a full sister to grade 1 winner Taris at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale Sept. 9.

Nyquist's Half Brother Lights Up Keeneland Bid Board

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
A half brother to champion 3-year-old and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Nyquist was purchased by Godolphin for $2.5 million, lighting up the Keeneland bid board during the first session of the September Yearling Sale.

OXO Equine to $950,000 for Into Mischief Colt

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
Larry Best's OXO Equine went to $950,000 for an Into Mischief colt during the Sept. 9 first session of the Keeneland September Sale.

Racing in Dubai September Sale Approaches

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
As the UAE racing season kickoff approaches with haste Oct. 24, the Racing in Dubai September 2019 Sale is set for Monday, Sept. 16.

Colt Out of Believe You Can Carries High Expectations

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Believe You Can's third foal is among five hips Airdrie Stud has consigned in Book 1 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and Bret Jones said the team believes he could be the best foal the farm has bred yet.

McCormick Missed as Keeneland September Sale Begins

Mon, 2019-09-09 20:41
Veteran bid spotter will be absent after sustaining a stroke

Social Paranoia Scores in Dueling Grounds Derby

Mon, 2019-09-09 08:36
The Elkstone Group's Social Paranoia was less than a length away from being a stakes winner—and a grade 1 winner at that—when he was entered in the Sept. 8, $600,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby at Kentucky Downs.

War of Will Progresses Ahead of Pennsylvania Derby

Sun, 2019-09-08 20:36
Gary Barber's War of Will breezed a bullet five furlongs in :59 flat under exercise rider Amy Mullen on the Belmont Park main track Sept. 7 in preparation for the Sept. 21 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing.

Social Paranoia Takes Home Dueling Grounds Derby Score

Sun, 2019-09-08 20:36
The Elkstone Group's Social Paranoia was less than a length away from being a stakes winner—and a grade 1 winner at that—when he was entered in the Sept. 8, $600,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby at Kentucky Downs.

Bronn First Winner for Conveyance

Sun, 2019-09-08 20:36
Making his third start, Jill Baffert's Bronn broke his maiden Sept. 8 at Los Alamitos Race Course and became the first winner for Buck Pond Farm's freshman sire Conveyance.

Glennwood's Breeding Accomplishments Top TOBA Awards

Sun, 2019-09-08 20:36
With a Triple Crown winner fresh on the Glennwood Farm résumé, John Gunther was named National Breeder of the Year at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Asoociation 34th Annual National Awards Dinner and took home extra hardware to boot.

Catholic Boy on Course for Kelso Handicap

Sun, 2019-09-08 20:36
Six-time graded stakes-winner Catholic Boy came out of his Sept. 7 breeze in good order and is slated to make his next start in the Sept. 21 Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park, trainer Jonathan Thomas said Sept. 8.

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