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Into Mischief Colt New Session Topper at $750,000

Sat, 2018-09-15 17:34
A bay Into Mischief colt set a new top on opening day of Book 2 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale when agent John Dowd went to $750,000 on behalf of owner Larry Best. The colt is out of the family of champion Gold Beauty.

Bowman Lauds Winx as Superstar Lands 27th in a Row

Sat, 2018-09-15 17:34
The star Chris Waller-trained mare made it 27 wins in succession and 20 group 1 victories when she won the Sept. 15 George Main Stakes (G1) at Randwick.

My Gal Betty Headlines Natalma, Casse Has Summer Trio

Sat, 2018-09-15 17:34
My Gal Betty, who has crossed the wire first in all three of her starts, will look to raise her game another notch when she steps into grade 1 company for the $250,000 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine Sept. 16.

Roaring Lion Takes Down Saxon Warrior in Irish Champion

Sat, 2018-09-15 17:34
The Irish Champion Stakes (G1) was a race billed between two horses—Saxon Warrior and Roaring Lion—and it proved just that, with the John Gosden-trained 8-11 favorite Roaring Lion coming out on top in a thriller.

Pioneerof the Nile Filly Goes for $700,000

Sat, 2018-09-15 17:34
Barbara Banke's Stonestreet was first to break through the half-million-dollar mark Sept. 15, the first session of Book 2 for the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, when it bought a filly, whose second dam produced 2001 Horse of the Year Point Given.

Eleven Sires Create Book 1 Surge at Keeneland

Sat, 2018-09-15 05:30
With 26 yearlings selling for $1 million plus in the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, 11 sires with three or more sold in Book 1 accounted for 465 yearlings or 47% of the number cataloged in Book 1.

Chad Brown Trio Heads Belmont Park's Sands Point

Sat, 2018-09-15 05:30
Klaravich Stables' Reversethedecision leads a talented, Chad Brown-trained trio in the 400,000 Sands Point Stakes (G2T) for 3-year-old fillies Sept. 15 at Belmont Park.

Alpha Centauri Bids for Fifth Consecutive Group 1 Win

Sat, 2018-09-15 05:30
Alpha Centauri has lit up the season with an unbeaten run of group 1 victories and Sept. 15 Jessica Harrington's brilliant filly will attempt to stretch her haul to five in the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown.

Litfin At Large: Road to the KY Derby Gets Underway

Sat, 2018-09-15 05:30
Two-year-olds and turf racing dominate the North American stakes schedule Sept. 15.

Saxon Warrior to Battle Old Foe Roaring Lion

Sat, 2018-09-15 05:30
A season that started so impressively with victory in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (G1) has left Saxon Warrior with plenty to prove as he clashes once more with Roaring Lion in the Sept. 15 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1).

Da Silva Sets Sights on Woodbine Mile Triumph

Sat, 2018-09-15 05:30
Woodbine's leading jockey has almost everything he could ask out of the circuit—Queen's Plate victories, meet titles, and Sovereign Awards.

It's Official: Justify to Stand at Ashford Stud

Fri, 2018-09-14 17:26
The long-anticipated deal between the owners of Justify and Coolmore America regarding the Triple Crown winner's stallion career is being finalized, WinStar Farm announced Sept. 14.

Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Finalists Named

Fri, 2018-09-14 17:26
The finalists for five of the six prestigious Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards have been announced. The winners will be recognized Oct. 31 in partnership with Breeders Cup week.

UofL Tabs Beirne to Head Equine Industry Program

Fri, 2018-09-14 17:26
Sean Beirne, an early graduate of the University of Louisville's Equine Industry Program in the College of Business, has been named the program's new director.

Another Record Handle Mark for Kentucky Downs

Fri, 2018-09-14 17:26
Kentucky Downs, which features low takeout compared with other tracks, smashed its handle record for the sixth straight year, with a total of $36,421,722 wagered on the five-date meet.

Claiborne Hopes Orb Filly a Standout in Book 2

Fri, 2018-09-14 17:26
An Orb filly consigned by Claiborne Farm to Book 2 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale is by a sire now represented by a grade 1 winner and is a half sister to a 2018 grade 1 winner.

Catalog for The Saratoga Fall Sale Now Online

Fri, 2018-09-14 17:26
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 226 entries for The Saratoga Fall Sale, the company's mixed sale to be held Monday, Oct.15 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

CDI's Historical Gaming Venue Derby City Gaming Opens

Fri, 2018-09-14 17:26
Churchill Downs Inc. celebrated the Sept. 14 grand opening of Derby City Gaming, a $65 million state-of-the-art historical racing machine facility located in Louisville, Ky. 

Keeneland 2-Year-Old Sale Set for April 9, 2019

Fri, 2018-09-14 17:26
Keeneland officials announced today that the 2019 April 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held Tuesday, April 9. The preview day, which will offer breezes over both the main dirt track and turf course, will be held Monday, April 8.

Medaglia d'Oro Dominates Book 1 by Gross Sales

Fri, 2018-09-14 05:26
Three seven-figure yearlings by Darley's Medaglia d'Oro that occupied the summit of day four at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale clinched the leading Book 1 sire title by gross sales.