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Three Chimneys Farm's champion Will Take Charge led the ranks of first-crop yearling sires during the Keeneland September yearling sale's third session Sept. 13, bolstered by a $975,000 colt that was the fourth-highest price of the day.
Peter Brant's White Birch and M.V. Magnier bought the colt by Quality Road for an even $1 million out of the Indian Creek consignment Sept. 13. The colt, bred by Keats Grove Farm, is a full brother to multiple graded stakes winner Blofeld.
Among the consignors producing big returns from modest investments at the Keeneland September yearling sale is the Equest Thoroughbreds operation of Dr. Greg and Beth Fowler.
Kerri Radcliffe, who has emerged as one of the biggest players in the North American auction market as she buys on behalf of Phoenix Thoroughbreds, is also forging new relationships within the industry at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
The notion that World Approval thrives when given something to attack was the catalyst behind the decision to shorten him to up one mile. Trainer Mark Casse hopes that call will produce a victory in the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) Sept. 16.
Shadwell Estate acquired its third War Front yearling late into the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Tapwrit, the 2017 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner, has been sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after he emerged from the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with a foot injury.
John Gunther's homebred Tiger Moth will seek her third straight stakes win in the Sept. 16 Locust Grove Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Mick Ruis went to $825,000 for a striking filly by Pioneerof the Nile at about the mid-point of the Sept. 13 Book 2 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
The San Diego Tourism Authority, San Diego Sports Alliance and organizers of the Host Committee today announced the 2017 Breeders' Cup Festival, a week-long series of events and activations leading up to the 34th annual World Championships.
A daughter of three-time leading sire Tapit who is out of Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Believe You Can is among the horses to watch during the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Moments after a colt by Will Take Charge sold for $975,000, a colt by Scat Daddy brought $1.1 million during a heated early start to Book 2 Sept. 13 at the Keeneland September yearling sale. M.V. Magnier signed the ticket from the back ring.
Hip 564, a flashy son of champion Will Take Charge, sold to Willis Horton for $975,000 early during the Sept. 13 second session of Book 2 at the 2017 Keeneland September yearling sale.
When Keeneland's radically reformatted September yearling sale moved into another phase with Book 2 Sept. 12, there was a predictable downturn in prices from Monday's blockbuster Book 1 but there was no drop-off in competition.
A Scat Daddy colt, one of the final yearlings through the ring Sept. 12, topped the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale when Kerri Radcliffe went to $950,000 to land the chestnut who was consigned by Gainesway, agent.
Kerri Radcliffe and Three Chimneys Farm partnered on the purchase of an $850,000 Violence colt Sept. 12 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
It's been a long while since Chris Richardson shopped the Keeneland September yearling sale, but Sept. 12 he made his return known with the purchase of a $750,000 War Front filly.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Sept. 12 filed a notice of appeal in the Kentucky Court of Appeals of a Franklin (Ky.) Circuit Court's decision that overturned a methocarbamol positive against trainer Graham Motion.
The Uncle Mo colt Free Money foaled Feb. 15, 2016, became another Albaugh success tale when he sold to Peter Brant's White Birch Farm and Coolmore's M.V. Magnier for $675,000 during the second day of action at the world's largest yearling sale.
Freshman sire Cairo Prince came up big in the opening Book 2 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 12 when he had a colt sell for $900,000 to Shadwell.