Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Brisk commerce was the hallmark of business on the third day of Keeneland's September yearling sale Sept. 13, where spirited bidding among the industry's major buyers drove prices upward.
Two stakes winning juvenile fillies, who are both two-for-two in their short careers so far, will put their undefeated records on the line when they take on eight others in the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs Sept. 16.
Three Chimneys Farm's champion Will Take Charge led the ranks of first-crop yearling sires during the Keeneland September yearling sale's third session Sept. 13, bolstered by a $975,000 colt that was the fourth-highest price of the day.
Kerri Radcliffe, who has emerged as one of the biggest players in the North American auction market as she buys on behalf of Phoenix Thoroughbreds, is also forging new relationships within the industry at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Gestut Brummerhof's homebred Messi hasn't visited the winner's circle in more than a year, but he'll return to the location of his last victory in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (G1T) at Woodbine.
Partners Kerri Radcliffe and Eric Fein broached the seven-figure threshold for the third time of the day at the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13, going to $1 million for a son of Orb.
The colt (Hip 820) was bred and raised by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and sold by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield consignment. Sumptuous is a half sister to graded stakes winner Strike It Rich (by Unbridled's Song).
After selling a colt from the first crop of champion Will Take Charge for $975,000 during the Sept. 13 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, Jody and Michelle Huckabay could not contain their emotions.
Peter Brant's White Birch and M.V. Magnier bought the colt by Quality Road for an even $1 million out of the Indian Creek consignment Sept. 13. The colt, bred by Keats Grove Farm, is a full brother to multiple graded stakes winner Blofeld.
Among the consignors producing big returns from modest investments at the Keeneland September yearling sale is the Equest Thoroughbreds operation of Dr. Greg and Beth Fowler.
Shadwell Estate acquired its third War Front yearling late into the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Tapwrit, the 2017 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner, has been sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after he emerged from the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with a foot injury.
The notion that World Approval thrives when given something to attack was the catalyst behind the decision to shorten him to up one mile. Trainer Mark Casse hopes that call will produce a victory in the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) Sept. 16.
More than 250 off-track Thoroughbreds descended on the Kentucky Horse Park's Rolex Stadium in Lexington Sept. 8-10 as part of the first-ever New Vocations Charity Thoroughbred Show/Thoroughbred Incentive Program Championships.
Mick Ruis went to $825,000 for a striking filly by Pioneerof the Nile at about the mid-point of the Sept. 13 Book 2 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
The San Diego Tourism Authority, San Diego Sports Alliance and organizers of the Host Committee today announced the 2017 Breeders' Cup Festival, a week-long series of events and activations leading up to the 34th annual World Championships.
A daughter of three-time leading sire Tapit who is out of Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Believe You Can is among the horses to watch during the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
The inaugural Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championship Horse Show was held Sunday, September 10, 2017, in the Rolex Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, coinciding with the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show.
John Gunther's homebred Tiger Moth will seek her third straight stakes win in the Sept. 16 Locust Grove Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Moments after a colt by Will Take Charge sold for $975,000, a colt by Scat Daddy brought $1.1 million during a heated early start to Book 2 Sept. 13 at the Keeneland September yearling sale. M.V. Magnier signed the ticket from the back ring.