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Cairo Prince Yearling a Legacy for Highclere Farm

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:25
At the 1992 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Mixed Sale, Jeffry Morris purchased a $21,000 mare from Hillbrook Farm on behalf of his son, Carson Morris. 

Budding Agent Mary Motion Cuts Own Path

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:25
When your last name is Motion, it's safe to assume that the Thoroughbred industry runs in your blood. For Mary Motion, daughter of Old Chapel Farm owner Andrew Motion and niece of trainer Graham Motion, genetics have finally come calling. 

What's Going On Here: Gray Area

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:25
As we chased down one of many angles of the back story of Gunmetal Gray following the 3-year-old’s victory in Santa Anita Park’s Sham Stakes, J.R. Boyd of Brick City Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., gave props to bloodstock agent Steve Shahinian.

Wrona Takes Spin on Keeneland Auction Announcers' Stand

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:25
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

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 22:13
They saved the best for last Jan. 8 at the Keeneland 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

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 22:13
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

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 22:13
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

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:09
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

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:09
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

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:09
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

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:09
The son of A.P. Indy sired 38 black-type winners, including champion Stevie Wonderboy.

The Week in Photos 1/8/2019

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:09
Santa Ynez, San Gabriel, Sham, Lung Kong, Bauhinia, Kitten's Joy, Mucho Macho Man, Ginger Brew, Bold Ego, La Senora, Four Rivers John Deere, Big Drama, Take Charge Brandi, Pan Zareta, Glitter Woman, & Limehouse.

WinStar Caps 2018 as Leading Breeder

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:09
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

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:09
The colt born Jan. 5 was bred by Randy Brandon.

Eaton Purchase Sweet Dreams to be Bred to Justify

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:09
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.

Eaton Goes to $420,000 for Mare in Foal to Tapit

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 16:06
Reiley McDonald of Eaton Sales Bloodstock went to $420,000 to secure the winning mare Sweet Dreams in the early afternoon hours of Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale second session Jan.8.

TBA Flat Stallion Parade to Feature 10 Budget Stallions

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 13:04
Havana Grey and Lancaster Bomber among new sires on show

Evans Highlights Prize Money as Major Staffing Issue

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 13:04
Trainer: "What we need is money to pay staff"

Demand for Into Mischief Mares Continues at Keeneland

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 13:04
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, 01/08/2019 - 13:04
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.

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