Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
Updated: 8 hours 35 min ago
After nearly 20 years in the Thoroughbred business, Ron McCauley is dispersing his bloodstock at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale that began Nov. 7. The McCauley horses are being offered without reserve.
All samples collected from 2017 Breeders' Cup horses for testing have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.
Grade 3 winner by More Than Ready and in foal to Claiborne Farm's top sire War Front sold to Dr. Masatake Iida at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 7. Tammy the Torpedo is a two-time graded stakes winner on the turf.
The 4-year-old daughter of Street Sense and winner of the Starlet Stakes (G1) was bought by John Malone's Bridlewood Farm. Street Fancy is in foal to Darley's top sire Medaglia d'Oro.
M.V. Magnier bought the multiple grade 1 winner and 2015 champion 3-year-old filly by Curlin, who won 10 of 16 starts and banked $2,253,200. Magnier said Stellar Wind will be bred to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
The stallion rosters of Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions will merge for 2018 and stand at Irish Hill Century Farm near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Pontiff, a half brother to Pulpit by Giant's Causeway, will stand the 2018 breeding season at El Dorado Farms near Enumclaw, Wash. His feel will be $2,500 live foal.
The graded-placed daughter of Dixie Union sold to Alpha Delta, with agent Reynolds Bell Jr. signing the ticket. Oscar Party is a half sister to grade 1 winner Room Service and grade 3 winner Major Gain, who are both by More Than Ready.
Pinhooker Chris Baccari went to $775,000 for a bay filly by leading North American sire Tapit out of the grade 1 winner My Conquestadory.
The daughter of Tiznow is the dam of grade 1 turf winner American Patriot. Life Well Lived is a full sister to Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) winner Well Armed and believed to be in foal to American Pharoah.
The filly offered by Adena Springs, who bred her in Ontario, sold to Blue Sky Stable, a partnership organized by Brian Graves, Mike McMahon, and Jamie Hill. She sold immediately after her grade 1-winning dam went through the ring for $550,000.
A short, rapid-fire bidding session took Her Emmynency quickly to $1.5 million with Shadai Farm prevailing in the bidding Nov. 7. The Successful Appeal mare and grade 1 winner is out of graded stakes winner Chic Dancer (Joyeux Danseur).
Cathryn Sophia, winner of the 2016 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), was one of the highlights of the Nov. 7 opening session of the Keeneland November sale when purchased by John Malone's Bridlewood Farm and Don Alberto for $2.3 million.
Weekend Whim, the dam of New Money Honey and in foal to Medaglia d'Oro started the Keeneland November breeding stock sale with a bang Nov. 7, selling for $1.4 million to Jane Lyon, owner of Summer Wind Farm.
No 3-year-old of any kind had won since Skipton in 1941, but Rekindling ran by Johannes Vermeer to give the younger O'Brien a triumph in the Emirates Melbourne Cup Nov. 7.
The blockbuster Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 6 yielded not only some big-ticket mares, but several others just below the top that could have been sale-toppers in many other venues, including champion female sprinter Finest City.
The queens of the track, who thrilled fans before being sent to Fasig-Tipton Nov. 6, did not disappoint during the opening session of the sale's company's November sale.
Trainer Chad Brown signed the ticket for the grade 2-winning daughter of Dubawi, who finished second by a head to Lady Eli in the Diana Stakes (G1). Quidura won or placed seven times in nine starts and earned $503,788.
Canadian Horse of the Year and millionaire daughter of City Zip sold for $3 million to K I Farm in Japan at the Fasig-Tipton November sale. Catch a Glimpse won seven graded stakes, including two grade 1s, and retired with $1,853,615 in earnings.
Whisper Hill's Mandy Pope added to her collection of prized mares when she went to $9.5 million for champion and nine-time grade 1 winner Songbird at the Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 6. The mare was raced by Rick Porter.