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Book 3 of the Keeneland September yearling sale closed Sept. 17 with the headliner a half brother to recent Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Coors Light (G2) winner Copper Bullet for $625,000 to Steven W. Young, agent.
Claiborne Farm's freshman sire Data Link got his first black-type stakes winner Sept. 17 when his daughter Stardoza won the Mrs. Henry D. Paxson Memorial Stakes at Presque Isle Downs.
Exploding down the stretch while coming from well off the pace, Irish-bred invader Capla Temptress took the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (G1T) Sept. 17 in her North American debut, stamping her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Duke of Mischief's son Mr. G T brought his sire his first victory with a score at Gulfstream Park, while Despite the Odds earned his first win as a stallion when Fenton's Four won at even money at Laurel Park.
Industry leaders remember Chenery's success, her heart, and her commitment to racing.
Untamed Domain, an Animal Kingdom 2-year-old colt trained by Graham Motion for West Point Thoroughbreds, sat off the pace and finished with enough in the tank to run down Hemp Hemp Hurray in the Summer Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Sept. 17.
Given the summer off, Sumaya U.S. Stable's Malagacy is expected to soon return to the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, owner Oussama Aboughazale announced Sept. 17 while attending the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A ridgling from the first crop of Verrazano lit up the bid board Sept. 17 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, going to agent Steve Young for $625,000.
A colt by Will Take Charge sold for $500,000 to International Equities Holding about halfway through the sixth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 17.
Owner of Secretariat, who was also an important ambassador to the sport of horse racing, died Sept. 16.
The positive energy from week one of the Keeneland September yearling sale carried forward, as the sale resumed Sept. 16 following a one-day break and the session was topped by the sale of a colt by Pioneerof the Nile for $525,000 to Steve Young.
Yearlings by Violence, the second-leading freshman sire of 2017, are selling big at the Keeneland September yearling sale. Through the first day of Book 3, he's sold 16 yearlings for an average of $285,625.
As the Keeneland September yearling sale moved into Book 3 Sept. 16, agent Mike Ryan continued his buying spree in search of "Saturday afternoon" horses.
Standing alongside her father and co-owner John Burness, trainer Ashlee Brnjas and witnessed Johnny Bear get his head down over Hawkbill in the 1 1/2-mile Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (G1T).
Stretching out in distance seemed to do the trick for Patrona Margarita who pulled away from her competition in the stretch to win the Sept. 16. $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs.
After close calls in her first two U.S. starts, Uni broke through for her first graded stakes win Sept. 16 in the $400,000 Sands Point (G2T) at Belmont Park.
Jody and Michelle Huckabay bought an interest in Trappe Shot, and during the Sept. 16 session of Keeneland September yearling sale, they were rewarded when a filly by the Claiborne Farm stallion was sold for $480,000.
Don Adam's Courtlandt Farm has been active throughout the Keeneland September yearling sale, and after buying colts earlier in the week, was shopping for fillies during the Sept. 16 session that began Book 3.
Live Oak Plantation's homebred World Approval punched his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) Sept. 16 in the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) at Woodbine.
Carolyn Wilson's The Tabulator picked up an automatic berth to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) and 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with a strong run in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.