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Tower of Texas Takes Third Swing at Woodbine Mile

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:03
Tower of Texas, who has fought niggling issues throughout his 23-race career, will aim to give Roger Attfield his first Woodbine Mile (G1T) win when he breaks from post 2 in the 12-horse field on Sept. 16.

Jockeys Carrasco, Ferrer Seriously Injured at Delaware

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:03
Jockeys Victor Carrasco and Jose Ferrer were seriously injured Sept. 14 after five horses fell during the running of the third race at Delaware Park.

Buyers Find New Keeneland Format Challenging

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:03
The new format for Keeneland's September yearling sale in which almost double the number of horses were offered before the Sept. 15 day break in selling than during the same period last year proved challenging for buyers.

Kentucky Downs Shatters Wagering Record

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:03
Kentucky Downs concluded a record-shattering five-date session up 34 percent in wagering on the all-grass meet that has stamped itself among the most unique experiences in American races. 

Violence Colts Return Highest Pinhook Profits

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:03
A Violence colt sold for $725,000 during the Sept. 12 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale produced a whopping return on investment of 760% for the pinhooking entity which bought him as a weanling for $70,000.

Harry's Holiday to Indiana for 2018

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:03
Justice Farms' grade 3 placed stallion Harry's Holiday will move to Dr. Amy Youngblood's Southern Indiana Equine for the 2018 season to participate in the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program. 

Comes the Deluge: First-Crop Stallions at the Sales

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:03
After a trio of yearling sales at which some of the first-crop stallions were represented by a limited number of offspring comes the deluge at Keeneland September sale and the inaugural Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase sale.

Keeneland, Churchill Partner on Two New Racetracks

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:03
The proposed facilities in Corbin, in southeastern Kentucky, and Oak Grove, in the southwestern region of the state, will feature live horse racing and historical racing machines.

Keeneland, Churchill Partnering on Two New Racetracks

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:43
The proposed facilities in Corbin, in southeastern Kentucky, and Oak Grove, in the southwestern region of the state, will feature live horse racing and historical racing machines.

Keeneland September Sale Recap Day 4

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:15
Claire Novak recaps Day 4 of the Keeneland September sale, including a look at some of the top hips. Includes comments from Bret Jones, Kerri Radcliffe, and Conrad Bandoroff. Sponsored by Taylor Made Farm

Undefeated Hemp Hemp Hurray Takes on Summer Stakes

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:15
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's undefeated Hemp Hemp Hurray will look to build on two eye-catching performances with an automatic Breeders' Cup berth on the line in the $200,000 Summer Stakes (G2T) Sept. 17 at Woodbine.

Keeneland September's Fourth Session Stays Strong

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:15
The bullish market at Keeneland's September yearling sale continued to generate strong trade among a global contingent of buyers Sept. 14 and produced healthy results with the sale of two fillies for $1 million each.

La Coronel Seeks Rebound in Sands Point

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:09
John Oxley's La Coronel will seek her fourth stakes victory when she takes on a field of eight competitors in the $400,000 Sands Point Stakes (G2T) contested at 1 1/8 miles over Belmont Park's inner turf course.

McPeek in Familiar Territory With Curlin Colt Purchase

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:09
When Ken McPeek went to $850,000 to buy a Curlin colt during the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale on behalf of Paul Fireman's Fern Circle Stable, it was familiar territory for the trainer.

Newly Formed Marchmont Stable Seeking Classic Horses

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:09
Marchmont Stable, a group consisting of Claiborne Farm and some of its clients who want to buy two-turn colts with classic potential was active during the first week of the Keeneland September yearling sale, buying four horses for $1.8 million.

Natalma Features Mark Casse-Trained Trio

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:09
Wonder Gadot is one of three Mark Casse-trained 2-year-old fillies co-starring in the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (G1T), one of two Breeders' Cup "Win And You're In" one-mile turf events Sept. 17.

Multiple Rewards for Jones at Keeneland September

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:09
Airdrie Stud owner Brereton Jones turned his Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You can into another $1 million when he sold a Tapit filly out of the mare, but he got as emotional about a buy-back from his mare named Fought the Fight

Whitmore Returns in Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:09
After a minor foot injury added some extra time off, Whitmore is set to return to the races Sept. 16 in the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (G3) at Laurel Park.

Shadwell Stays Active at End of Book 2

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:09
Shadwell may have been the leading Book 1 buyer Sept. 11 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, with eight horses acquired for $6,825,000, but Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's international operation remained active throughout Book 2 as well.

TCA Provides Grant to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:58
Thoroughbred Charities of America has provided a grant for emergency relief to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare, a Puerto Rico-based nonprofit. The grant will provide hay to racing and retired Thoroughbreds living on the U.S. Virgin islands.

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