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Don Alberto Goes to $1 Million for Tapit Filly

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:58
Don Alberto acquired a handsome gray daughter of Tapit out of grade 1 winner Believe You Can, by Proud Citizen.

Radcliffe Strikes for Scat Daddy Filly

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:58
It took $1 million, but Hip 1041, a daughter of Scat Daddy out of the Ghostzapper mare Beloveda will go to Phoenix Thoroughbreds after Radcliffe signed the ticket.

Ten City, Hollywood Star Face Off in Iroquois

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:58
Grade 3 winner Ten City is the 122-pound highweight racing for Tommie Lewis and Magdalena Racing. He faces undefeated stakes winners Flameaway and The Tabulator.

Curlin Colt Moves to Top of Keeneland Session

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:58
Nearing the halfway point of the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, a Curlin colt garnered the top price of the day to that point when purchased by Ken McPeek for Fern Circle for $850,000.

Eric Fein Goes to $900,000 for Tapit Colt

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:58
The Tapit show continues during the fourth day of the Keeneland September yearling sale with a colt out of Comedy going to Eric Fein for $900,000. Comedy is the dam of graded stakes winners Taris and Theatre Star and stakes winner Stoweshoe.

Stone Farm Consignment Shows Top Human, Equine Families

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:58
With the benefit of past breeding successes that produced the likes of graded stakes winners Mastery and Ascend, Stone Farm's Book 2 consignment at Keeneland, which featured half-siblings to those two, sold very well

Albaugh Lands Curlin Colt Second Time Around

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:49
It doesn't happen very often when there is a dispute over a pricey yearling, but there was a kerfuffle over a handsome well-bred son of Curlin during the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

Pegasus World Cup Highlights Gulfstream Meet

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:49
The second running of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the 67th running of the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) highlight a 2017-2018 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park.

Will Messi Upset the Northern Dancer Stakes?

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:49
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Northern Dancer Stakes (G1) at Woodbine.

Ulysses Big Mover in World's Best Racehorse Rankings

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:49
After his performance in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1), Ulysses (127) joins Gun Runner as the co-third highest rated horse in the seventh edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2017.

St. Leger Should Sort Out 3-year-old Stayers

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:49
The William Hill St. Leger (G1) is the final classic on the British racing calendar and the Sept. 16 renewal at Doncaster finds 11 3-year-olds trying to confirm their place among the top stayers.

Distorted Humor Filly Sells for $750,000 at Keeneland

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:49
Jacob West went to $750,000 to land a Distorted Humor filly named No Joke for Robert and Lawana Low early on in the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

Second Time Around, Albaugh Family Lands Curlin Colt

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:49
After two trips through the ring early on during Thursday's session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, Albaugh Family Stables went to $800,000 to land a chestnut Curlin colt.

Hard Spun Son Le Romain Aims for Fourth Group 1 Win

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:49
When Mark Carusi bought broodmare Mignard at a Darley dispersal sale for just $20,000 a few years back he had dreams of a horse like Le Romain, "well maybe not that good but I wanted to breed a good one."

20/20 Focus: Winx Aims to Extend Win Streak

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:48
World's best turf horse Winx celebrated a birthday Sept. 14 but it is back to group 1 business for the star mare in the Colgate Optic White Stakes Sept. 16 at Randwick.

Australia Regulator to Suspend Hong Kong Shippers

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:48
With the Conghua Training Centre on the Chinese Mainland scheduled to open, Australia officials have informed the Hong Kong Jockey Club that it intends to suspend horse movements from Hong Kong to Australia beginning Oct. 2, 2017.

Curragh Hires Contractor as Facility Upgrade Continues

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:48
The Curragh Racecourse has appointed John Sisk & Son as the main contractor to construct the magnificent new facilities scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018, in time to launch for the 2019 racing season.

Barretts Announces 2018 Sale Dates

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:48
Barretts announces 2018 sale dates, with the location of sales the same as 2017. As previously announced, the March and May 2-Year-Olds in training sales have been combined in 2018 and will held in April.

Look Back: Hansel Holds off Strike the Gold in Belmont

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:48
The story, headlined "His Heart Got Him Home," was written by Edward L. Bowen and appeared in the June 15, 1991 issue of The Blood-Horse.

Keeneland September Sale Recap Day 3

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 02:42
Claire Novak recaps day 3 of the Keeneland September Sale, including comments from David Anderson, Kerri Radcliffe, and Eric Fein. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

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