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Living Legend A.P. Indy Thriving at 30

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 09:45
A.P. Indy, the 30-year-old foundation sire of the Lane's End legacy—and one of the greatest North American sires in Thoroughbred history—keeps the same schedule as his younger colleagues, minus the trip to the breeding shed. 

Late Horseman Gentry Continues to Have Presence at Sale

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 09:45
Although it's been nearly seven months since Olin B. Gentry died at age 51 while attending an auction in Florida, the late Kentucky horsemen continues to have a presence in the equine marketplace.

Fatale Bere Purchased for $700,000 by Shadai Farm

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 09:45
With the pavilion almost empty and the crowd's attention waning, grade 1 winner Fatale Bere (FR) reignited the energy of the auction Jan. 7, bringing $700,000 from Shadai Farm and closing out the first session of the sale on a high note. 

Pinhook Prospect American Pharoah Colt Brings $330,000

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 09:45
Consigned as Hip 82, the first of three colts by American Pharoah, who recently returned to Kentucky after shuttling to Australia, was purchased for $330,000 by Brady Bloodstock from the consignment of Hurstland Farm (Alfred H. Nuckols, Jr.), agent.

Abel Tasman Propels Keeneland's First Session

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 21:26
During an electrically-charged Keeneland sale, champion Abel Tasman was led into the ring during the opening session of the Horses of All Ages Sale and the mare did not disappoint, selling to Coolmore Stud interests for $5 million.

McMahon of Saratoga Sets 2019 Stud Fees

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 18:17
McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds announced its fees for the 2019 breeding season, led by New York's leading 2-year-old sire of 2018 Central Banker, whose fee has been set at $7,500 live foal.

Dam of Accidental Agent Booked to Showcasing

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 18:17
Breeder Gaie Johnson Houghton has nurtured five generations of colt's female family

Abel Tasman Lives Up to Hype, Sells for $5 Million

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 18:17
Champion Abel Tasman lived up to her star status Jan. 7 when the six-time grade 1 winner rocked the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale and sold to M.V. Magnier for $5 million.

Demand for Galileo Mares Continues at Keeneland January

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 18:17
Summer Wind purchased 9-year-old A Star Is Born for $750,000

Prominent International Buyers Return to the Gold Coast

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:16
The Hong Kong Jockey Club is back on the Gold Coast along with Shadwell's Angus Gold, while prominent U.S. investors could also make a return to the Jan. 9-11 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, potentially fueling another buoyant market.

No Commission for Inglis Elite Mare Sale

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:16
Inglis Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale pushed back from April to May

Summer Wind Acquires A Star Is Born for $750,000

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:16
A Star Is Born, a daughter of top international sire Galileo offered in foal to War Front, was purchased by Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm for $750,000 during the Jan. 7 first session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.

Double Diamond Farm Names New Farm Manager

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:16
Don and Irene Dizney's Double Diamond Farm in Ocala, Fla., announced that Bob White has been named farm manager.

Into Mischief Yearling Colt Tops Early at Keeneland

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:16
A yearling colt by Into Mischief was sold for $375,000 to top the early portion of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale first session Jan. 7.

Strong Support Continues for TCA Annual Auction

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 09:15
More than 200 attended the Thoroughbred Charities of America's key fundraiser at Keeneland Jan. 6.

Bellafina Untouchable in Santa Ynez

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 23:49
It's safe to say jockey Flavien Prat didn't have much concern as to what kind of horse he had underneath him midway through the turn in the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) Jan. 6 at Santa Anita Park.

Tom's d'Etat Confirmed for Pegasus World Cup

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 20:45
Following some consideration, G M B Racing's Tom's d'Etat has officially been confirmed for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park, according to trainer Al Stall Jr. and G M B Racing Manager Greg Bensel. 

Trainer Evan Williams Counters the Staffing Crisis

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 20:45
Williams believes industry needs to have a positive outlook

Skelton Calls for Industry Response to Staff Shortage

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 20:45
Trainer Dan Skelton said the threat to Britain is now reality

Keeneland January Kicks Off 2019 Auction Season

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 17:45
When Keeneland holds the first auction of 2019 with its January Horses of All Ages Sale, the Jan. 7-10 sale will be a test of whether the robust commercial market of last year will continue.

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