Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Nearing the halfway point of the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, a Curlin colt garnered the top price of the day to that point when purchased by Ken McPeek for Fern Creek Stable for $850,000.
It doesn't happen very often when there is a dispute over a pricey yearling, but there was a kerfuffle over a handsome well-bred son of Curlin during the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
The second running of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the 67th running of the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) highlight a 2017-2018 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park.
After his performance in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1), Ulysses (127) joins Gun Runner as the co-third highest rated horse in the seventh edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2017.
The William Hill St. Leger (G1) is the final classic on the British racing calendar and the Sept. 16 renewal at Doncaster finds 11 3-year-olds trying to confirm their place among the top stayers.
Jacob West went to $750,000 to land a Distorted Humor filly named No Joke for Robert and Lawana Low early on in the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
After two trips through the ring early on during Thursday's session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, Albaugh Family Stables went to $800,000 to land a chestnut Curlin colt.
With the benefit of past breeding successes that produced the likes of graded stakes winners Mastery and Ascend, Stone Farm's Book 2 consignment at Keeneland, which featured half-siblings to those two, sold very well
When Mark Carusi bought broodmare Mignard at a Darley dispersal sale for just $20,000 a few years back he had dreams of a horse like Le Romain, "well maybe not that good, but I wanted to breed a good one."
Winx celebrated a birthday Sept. 14, but it is back to group 1 business for the star mare in the Colgate Optic White Stakes Sept. 16 at Randwick.
With the Conghua Training Centre on the Chinese Mainland scheduled to open, Australia officials have informed the Hong Kong Jockey Club that it intends to suspend horse movements from Hong Kong to Australia beginning Oct. 2, 2017.
The Curragh Racecourse has appointed John Sisk & Son as the main contractor to construct the magnificent new facilities scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018, in time to launch for the 2019 racing season.
Barretts announces 2018 sale dates, with the location of sales the same as 2017. As previously announced, the March and May 2-Year-Olds in training sales have been combined in 2018 and will held in April.
The story, headlined "His Heart Got Him Home," was written by Edward L. Bowen and appeared in the June 15, 1991 issue of The Blood-Horse.
Brisk commerce was the hallmark of business on the third day of Keeneland's September yearling sale Sept. 13, where spirited bidding among the industry's major buyers drove prices upward.
Gestut Brummerhof's homebred Messi hasn't visited the winner's circle in more than a year, but he'll return to the location of his last victory in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (G1T) at Woodbine.
Partners Kerri Radcliffe and Eric Fein broached the seven-figure threshold for the third time of the day at the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13, going to $1 million for a son of Orb.
Two stakes winning juvenile fillies, who are both two-for-two in their short careers so far, will put their undefeated records on the line when they take on eight others in the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs Sept. 16.
The colt (Hip 820) was bred and raised by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and sold by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield consignment. Sumptuous is a half sister to graded stakes winner Strike It Rich (by Unbridled's Song).
After selling a colt from the first crop of champion Will Take Charge for $975,000 during the Sept. 13 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, Jody and Michelle Huckabay could not contain their emotions.