Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Twirl (IRE), the final horse through the ring during the Nov. 8 second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale represented a large buy-back, failing to sell on a final bid of $3.1 million.
Janis Whitham's homebred McCraken, seeking to land an elusive grade 1 victory, continues to prepare for his next start in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs.
Agent Andre Lynch went to $1 million for an undisclosed partnership that intends to race the son of Curlin. The colt is out of Violent Beauty, the dam of grade 1 winner and second-leading freshman sire Violence.
Flurry Racing Stables' Mr. Misunderstood will attempt to remain unbeaten on turf as he headlines a field of eight 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (G3T) Nov. 11 at Churchill Downs.
Greg Goodman's Mt. Brilliant Farm bought Sky Girl, a daughter of Sky Mesa and half sister to Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Abel Tasman. The 7-year-old mare is in foal to Union Rags.
Grade 2-placed winner Royal Obsession hammers down for $1.8 million to Don Alberto. Second in the Gazelle Stakes (G2), the 4-year-old daughter of Tapit is in foal to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin.
Juddmonte Farms announced Nov. 8 that the stud fee for four-time grade/group 1 winner Arrogate has been set at $75,000 for 2018. His book will be restricted to 142 mares.
Paola Queen, who won the 2016 Test Stakes (G1), becomes the third-highest-priced broodmare or broodmare prospect at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale's second session. No decision has been made on who the daughter of Flatter will be bred to.
Michael Levy bought the filly on behalf of Skara Glen Stables, which intends to race her. She is the fourth foal out of millionaire Mushka, who won the 2009 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (G1).
One more bid from Shunsuke Yoshida on behalf of Northern Farm sealed the deal on Lucky to Be Me, the dam of champion and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner Champagne Room. The daughter of Bernstein is in foal to Uncle Mo.
Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm bought the daughter of Not For Love, who is the dam of grade 1 winner Constellation and three other stakes-placed winners. The mare is in foal to Bernardini.
White Birch bought Enchanted Rock on day 2 of the Keeneland November sale. The daughter of Giant's Causeway is the dam of multiple grade 1 winner Verrazano and grade 2 winner El Padrino. She is in foal to More Than Ready.
Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm bought the daughter of Pulpit, who is the dam of grade 1-placed Land Over Sea and grade 2 winner War Story out of four foals to race. The mare is in foal to Medaglia d'Oro.
Fasig-Tipton has moved its Midlantic winter mixed sale back to its traditional December date and added a horses of racing age component.
Wapi, a Chilean-bred champion and multiple grade 1 winner, sold to Don Alberto and Three Chimneys Farm. The daughter of Scat Daddy was the second horse through the ring on day 2 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Aidan O' Meara is the farm's new director of bloodstock and client development.
Practical Joke, winner of the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes (G1) this year in addition to grade 1 wins in the Champagne Stakes and Hopeful Stakes as a 2-year-old, will stand for a fee of $30,000 in 2018, Coolmore America announced Nov. 7.
The son of Candy Ride will make his last start in Gulfstream Park's $16 million race then enter stud at Three Chimneys Farm.
The opening session of the Keeneland November sale Nov. 7 saw brisk trade from both domestic and international buyers.
Darley's son of El Prado will stand for $250,000 for 2018, but a limited number of seasons are available.