Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Breeder Gaie Johnson Houghton has nurtured five generations of colt's female family
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.
Summer Wind purchased 9-year-old A Star Is Born for $750,000
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.
Inglis Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale pushed back from April to May
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.
Don and Irene Dizney's Double Diamond Farm in Ocala, Fla., announced that Bob White has been named farm manager.
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.
More than 200 attended the Thoroughbred Charities of America's key fundraiser at Keeneland Jan. 6.
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.
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.
Williams believes industry needs to have a positive outlook
Trainer Dan Skelton said the threat to Britain is now reality
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.