Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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The first crop of Hill 'n' Dale Farm's Bayern was put to the test of the market as they went through the auction ring at the 2017 Keeneland November sale, and so far they have been well received by buyers.
Storm the Hill, a 3-year-old filly who had become a stakes winner at Santa Anita Park since being cataloged was purchased by Alastar Thoroughbreds for $275,000, the top price during the Nov. 11 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Under a brilliant sky of blue on a Saturday morning that brought freezing temperatures to the Mid-Atlantic, they laid the remains of Ben's Cat in the frozen ground at Laurel Park.
Redzel followed up his victory in the TAB Everest Stakes by taking command early in the Darley Classic (G1) at Flemington Nov. 11 and holding off longshot Terravista for his sixth straight win.
Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (G1T) winner American Patriot has been retired from racing and will join the Darley stallion roster in Japan for 2018.
Brisk commerce drove double-digit increases in gross sales and average and median prices during Friday's fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
It was the total package: Tension, a young daughter of leading sire Tapit in foal to prominent sire Curlin lit up the Keeneland November breeding stock bid board, going for $750,000 to the account of Woodford Thoroughbreds.
The owner conference was held Monday, October 30, through Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif., to coincide with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Gainesway has released stud fees for its 2018 roster, and announced Tapit—the leading North American sire in 2014, 2015, and 2016—will again command a $300,000 fee. His book will be limited to 125 mares.
What was not to like about Hip 943, bought by Anderson Farms for $375,000 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale fourth session Nov. 10?
Bloodstock agent Dennis O'Neill, noted for buying two Kentucky Derby winners as 2-year-olds for Reddam Racing, is teaming up with Vincent Viola of St. Elias Stable to buy weanlings for the co-owner of Derby winner Always Dreaming.
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm went to $425,000 during the Nov. 10 session of the Keeneland November sale to acquire Airs, a young in-foal mare from a deep female family rarely available in the auction place.
Illinois horsemen, after failing to get traction with lawmakers during the recently concluded legislative session, are suing to force the state to pay some $11 million directly to purse accounts.
Backtalk, a grade 2 winner and sire of multiple stakes winner Soutache, moves to GoldMark Farm near Ocala, Fla., for the 2018 breeding season. The son of Smarty Jones previously stood at Vinery Florida and Bridlewood.
Arpista, a winning son of Quality Road, will be entering stud next year at Horsepower Farm near Shelburne, Ontario, and will be offered as a registered Ontario sire. His introductory fee is CA$3,500.
Gunnevera is safe and sound in his stall at Gulfstream Park West after returning from Southern California Tuesday, and will aim for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at his home track.
After three decades in the Thoroughbred business, Ben Walden Jr. is dispersing his stock of broodmares and foals at Keeneland's November mixed sale.
Stakes-winning jockey Anthony "Tony" Dlugopolski, who rode for 25 years before suffering injuries that left him a quadriplegic in a 2001 spill at Mountaineer Park, died at age 60 Nov. 9 at his home in New Manchester, W.Va.
The Jockeys' Guild Annual Assembly, sponsored by Betfair USA, will bring together Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys from around the country Dec. 11-12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.
Kobe's Back, a multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire sprinter and the first son of Flatter to stand in the Mid-Atlantic region, has arrived at Bonita Farm near Darlington, Md., to stand for the 2018 season.