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Wrona Takes Spin on Keeneland Auction Announcers' Stand

Wed, 2019-01-09 14:17
As Michael Wrona found himself perched high above the sales ring Jan. 8 at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, the racecaller leaned upon that experience.

House Rules Leads Strong Second Session at Keeneland

Wed, 2019-01-09 02:17
They saved the best for last Jan. 8 at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, as the 8-year-old Distorted Humor mare House Rules was purchased by WinStar Farm for $750,000 during the waning stages of the 6 1/2-hour second session.

Cole Calls for Less Red Tape to Aid Staffing Crisis

Wed, 2019-01-09 02:17
Relaxing entry requirements and reducing the costs involved in obtaining a visa to work in Britain and Ireland could be a way of addressing the stable staff shortage in racing, according to Oliver Cole, assistant trainer to his father Paul.

Kentucky Downs Appeals Oak Grove License Decision

Wed, 2019-01-09 02:17
Questioning a number of actions by the KHRC in awarding a Standardbred license in the Oak Grove, Ky. area to a partnership of Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland, Kentucky Downs has appealed the regulator's decision in court.

Three Chimneys Buys Best Performance for $560,000

Wed, 2019-01-09 02:17
Just when it looked like the action was over, Best Performance, a 4-year-old chestnut daughter of Broken Vow, was purchased by Three Chimneys Farm for $560,000 in the final moments of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale second session.

House Rules Goes for $750,000 at Keeneland

Wed, 2019-01-09 02:17
They saved the best for last during the Jan. 8 second session of the Keeneland Horses of All Ages Sale as the 8-year-old mare House Rules was bought by WinStar for $750,000 during the final hour of the 6 1/2-hour session.

Almond Eye Named Japan's Horse of the Year

Wed, 2019-01-09 02:17
The winner of the Filly Triple Crown in Japan was unanimously named Horse of the Year in her native country Jan. 8.

Grade 1 Winner, Sire Stephen Got Even Dies at 23

Wed, 2019-01-09 02:17
The son of A.P. Indy sired 38 black-type winners, including champion Stevie Wonderboy.

WinStar Caps 2018 as Leading Breeder

Wed, 2019-01-09 02:17
The Kentucky operation concluded the season atop the individual breeders list in North America, as WinStar-bred runners accounted for $8,765,757 in earnings, according to statistics released Jan. 8 by The Jockey Club Information Systems.

Klimt Gets First Reported Foal in New York

Wed, 2019-01-09 02:17
The colt born Jan. 5 was bred by Randy Brandon.

Eaton Purchase Sweet Dreams to be Bred to Justify

Wed, 2019-01-09 02:17
Reiley McDonald's Eaton Bloodstock Sales McDonald went to $420,000 to secure the mare Sweet Dreams, a daughter of Candy Ride and the only mare in foal to Tapit cataloged in the four-day sale.

Demand for Into Mischief Mares Continues at Keeneland

Tue, 2019-01-08 14:13
Buyer demand for daughters of prominent Spendthrift Farm stallion Into Mischief continued at the Keeneland Horses of All Ages Sale, with the purchase of Media Mischief by for $450,000.

Lavender Chrissie Shines Early at Keeneland Day 2

Tue, 2019-01-08 14:13
Lavender Chrissie, a daughter of Scat Daddy in foal to Union Rags, was sold for $400,000 to light up the Keeneland bid board early during the Jan. 8 second session of the Horses of All Ages Sale.

Living Legend A.P. Indy Thriving at 30

Tue, 2019-01-08 14:13
A.P. Indy, the 30-year-old foundation sire of the Lane's End legacy—and one of the greatest North American sires in Thoroughbred history—keeps the same schedule as his younger colleagues, minus the trip to the breeding shed. 

Late Horseman Gentry Continues to Have Presence at Sale

Tue, 2019-01-08 14:13
Although it's been nearly seven months since Olin B. Gentry died at age 51 while attending an auction in Florida, the late Kentucky horsemen continues to have a presence in the equine marketplace.

Fatale Bere Purchased for $700,000 by Shadai Farm

Tue, 2019-01-08 14:13
With the pavilion almost empty and the crowd's attention waning, grade 1 winner Fatale Bere (FR) reignited the energy of the auction Jan. 7, bringing $700,000 from Shadai Farm and closing out the first session of the sale on a high note. 

Pinhook Prospect American Pharoah Colt Brings $330,000

Tue, 2019-01-08 14:13
Consigned as Hip 82, the first of three colts by American Pharoah, who recently returned to Kentucky after shuttling to Australia, was purchased for $330,000 by Brady Bloodstock from the consignment of Hurstland Farm (Alfred H. Nuckols, Jr.), agent.

Abel Tasman Propels Keeneland's First Session

Tue, 2019-01-08 02:08
During an electrically-charged Keeneland sale, champion Abel Tasman was led into the ring during the opening session of the Horses of All Ages Sale and the mare did not disappoint, selling to Coolmore Stud interests for $5 million.

McMahon of Saratoga Sets 2019 Stud Fees

Tue, 2019-01-08 02:08
McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds announced its fees for the 2019 breeding season, led by New York's leading 2-year-old sire of 2018 Central Banker, whose fee has been set at $7,500 live foal.

Abel Tasman Lives Up to Hype, Sells for $5 Million

Tue, 2019-01-08 02:08
Champion Abel Tasman lived up to her star status Jan. 7 when the six-time grade 1 winner rocked the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale and sold to M.V. Magnier for $5 million.