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Like most sale consignors, Niall Brennan loves it when one of his horses knocks it out of the park and brings a big number. But if the high price comes at the expense of his other horses, he would prefer that money be spread around.
At last year's Ocala Breeders' Sales March sale, Imagine... knocked it out of the park when they sold a Curlin colt for $950,000 and is back this year with a small consignment.
In recent years, horse racing's biggest events have done a decent job of providing clarity for fans through such tools as the Road to the Kentucky Derby points system, used to determine which horses will fill the starting gate.
Trainer Rodolphe Brisset will talk to WinStar Farm president Elliott Walden and representatives of Quip's other owners, China Horse Club International and SF Racing, to determine how best to get to Louisville.
Prep races, an impressive allowance race win, and a disqualification resulted in a flurry of sophomores moving in all directions on the top-10 ladder in week seven of the NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll, released March 12.
When Gronkowski was purchased out of last year's Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale for the equivalent of $404,492, it marked the Lonhro colt's third time to change hands at public auction.
Kyle Wilson and Dean Roethemeier have been hired as sales associates effective March 19.
Eight weeks in advance of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI), the pari-mutuel field of "All Other 3-Year-Olds" closed as the 4-1 favorite in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW).
Details on these entries can be viewed online or through the Equineline catalog app.
Mourinho, winner of the Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park, sustained a broken sesamoid during a workout at Santa Anita Park the morning of March 12 and was euthanized.
Co-owners Will Shamlian and Samantha Siegel decided to retire grade 1 winner Masochistic March 11, following his eighth-place performance in the Sensational Star Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Roman Rosso, a son of the late Roman Ruler, defeats Leao De Prata in the stretch of the $500,000 Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano (G1) March 11 at Maronas Racetrack in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Hoby and Layna Kight do one thing and one thing only: They buy yearlings to be re-sold as 2-year-olds in training.
Nick Alexander's homebred Tough Sunday proved to be a tough customer March 11 in the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
When Ocala Breeders' Sales opens the 2018 juvenile sales season, the auction will offer an early test of the broad marketplace, in a departure from the recent calendar in which Fasig-Tipton's select sale with much fewer offerings was first.
Justify is expected to show up in a Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) prep next, although a specific race target has not been set.
Trainer Tom Howard, best known for developing multiple stakes winner Ivan Fallunovalot, died from complications of cancer March 10 at his Hot Springs, Ark., home, according to the Oaklawn Park publicity department. He was 70.
Adena Springs' multiple grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost has been relocated from Tommy Town Thoroughbreds to Terry Lovingier's Lovacres Ranch near Warner Springs, Calif., it was announced March 10.
After a trouble-filled victory in the Feb. 3 San Pasqual Stakes (G2), Hronis Racing's chestnut son of Lookin At Lucky splashed home to his first top-level win in the March 10 Santa Anita Handicap (G1).
Norma Lee Stockseth and Todd Dunn's Cosmic Burst earned 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks March 10 with a late rally in the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park.