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Consignor Brennan Looking for Balanced Juvenile Market

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:14
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.

Off a Big Score Last Year Imagine... Returns to OBS

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:14
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.

Automatic Bids, Qualifying Points Provide Fans Clarity

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:14
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.

Connections of Tampa Bay Derby Horses Consider Options

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:10
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.

Plenty of Movement in NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:10
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. 

Derby Contender 'Gronk' a Three-Time Auction Grad

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:08
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.

Wilson, Roethemeier Join Keeneland

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:08
Kyle Wilson and Dean Roethemeier have been hired as sales associates effective March 19.

Justify Tops Individual Choices in Derby Future Wager

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:08
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). 

Eight Supplemented to Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:08
Details on these entries can be viewed online or through the Equineline catalog app.

Mourinho Euthanized After Injury During Workout

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:08
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.

Grade 1 Winner Masochistic Retired From Racing

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 21:44
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 Scores in Latinoamericano

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 21:44
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.

Kights Achieve Big Results from Pinhooking Operation

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 21:44
Hoby and Layna Kight do one thing and one thing only: They buy yearlings to be re-sold as 2-year-olds in training.

Tough Sunday All Heart in Sensational Star

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 21:44
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.

OBS Sale Early Test of Juvenile Market Depth

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 18:40
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 Romps Again in Second Start

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 18:40
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 Dies at 70

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 15:12
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.

Shaman Ghost Relocated to Lovacres Ranch

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 23:00
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.

Accelerate Romps in Sloppy Santa Anita Handicap

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 23:00
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).

Cosmic Burst Breaks Through in Honeybee Stakes

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 23:00
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.

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