Coolmore Shine at the 2017 Cartier Awards

Coolmore Shine at the 2017 Cartier Awards

Coolmore Shine at the 2017 Cartier Awards As has now become almost customary, the progeny of Galileo dominated the 2017 Cartier Awards, presented at a ceremony in London on Tuesday evening. Dual G1 winner Happily (2f Galileo-You’resothrilling, by Storm Cat) took the Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly Award, continuing her family record that saw her full-brother Gleneagles […]

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Update

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Update

Champion Stellar Wind Commands $6 Million during Opening Session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale   The big news at Keeneland was Champion Stellar Wind will be retired and bred to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah after selling for $6 million to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier to top Tuesday’s opening session of the Keeneland November […]

Fasig-Tipton Sale Shows Strength of Thoroughbred Valuations

Fasig-Tipton Sale Shows Strength of Thoroughbred Valuations

Fasig-Tipton Sale Shows Strength of Thoroughbred Valuations A record-setting renewal of The October Sale ended Thursday with an historical high in gross and average. In sum, 981 yearlings sold for $35,812,900, good for an average of $36,507 and median of $12,000. Gross was up 39.4% over 2016, while average rose 10.4%. The previous record gross […]

Keeneland and the Breeders’ Cup

Keeneland and the Breeders’ Cup

Horses who sold at Keeneland or raced there during the 2017 Fall Meet excelled Saturday during the second day of the 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar. Two colts by Curlin who both are graduates of the 2016 September Yearling Sale finished 1-2 in the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). […]

LANE’S END ANNOUNCES 2018 STALLION ROSTER

LANE’S END ANNOUNCES 2018 STALLION ROSTER

Lane’s End announced its 2018 stallion roster and stud fees. After a successful 2017 for their stallions, the farm looks forward to building on that momentum next year with a roster that includes its long-standing, proven stallions as well as its strong team of young up and comers. Lane’s End’s 2018 stallion roster includes two […]

Dubawi Filly Takes G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar

Dubawi Filly Takes G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar

Dubawi Filly Takes G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar Dubawi has been having great success lately and Wuheida is the latest Group 1 winner for the Champion Stallion. Dubawi has been delivering strong results in the sales ring and on the track, that is very encouraging for Knightsbridge as their Dubawi […]

Giant’s Causeway Keeps Producing Winners

Giant’s Causeway Keeps Producing Winners

Giant’s Causeway Keeps Producing Winners With lifetime earnings of nearly $160,000,000 Giant’s Causeway leads all active sires in North America bar none. The only horse since Danzig to top the General Sires List on three occasions, he has also twice topped the 2YO table. Giant’s Causeway has sired champion 2-y-o’s, Classic winning 3-y-o’s, record breaking […]

Big Names Line Up for Breeders’ Cup

Big Names Line Up for Breeders’ Cup

Big Names Line Up for Breeders’ Cup Led by defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and the world’s all-time leading money earner ARROGATE, Whitney and Suburban winner GUN RUNNER, Longines Distaff standout STELLAR WIND, defending Longines Turf winner HIGHLAND REEL (IRE), Juddmonte International winner ULYSSES (IRE) and Filly & Mare Turf star LADY ELI, an all-star […]

Wesley Ward Targets Breeders’ Cup Victory

Wesley Ward Targets Breeders’ Cup Victory

Wesley Ward Targets Breeders’ Cup Victory Trainer Wesley Ward was excited after Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel’s Keeneland-based European champion Lady Aurelia turned in her final Keeneland work Saturday, a day before she leaves for Southern California and her next start in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) on Nov. 4 at Del […]

WinStar Farm announces 2018 stud fees

WinStar Farm announced 2018 stud fees for its 22-stallion roster on Thursday, again headed by Pioneerof the Nile who will stand for a fee of $110,000 S&N this upcoming breeding season. Over the course of the last 12 months, WinStar stallions have made as big of a mark as ever on our industry, especially on […]

Union Rags Son Captures $100,000 Sycamore (G3)

Union Rags Son Captures $100,000 Sycamore (G3) Union Rags Racing’s Big Bend swept to the front at midstretch with a powerful burst and then had more than enough left in the tank to hold off Nessy by three-quarters of a length and win the 23rd running of the $100,000 Sycamore (G3) for 3-year-olds and up […]

Breeders’ Cup: Keeneland Grads Dominate

Breeders’ Cup: Keeneland Grads Dominate

Breeders’ Cup: Keeneland Grads Dominate Keeneland sales graduates secured spots in the starting gate for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar with wins in weekend graded stakes. Four sales graduates clinched bids over Fall Stars Weekend at Keeneland: Zipessa, winner of the First Lady (G1) (Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare […]

Always Dreaming Kentucky Derby (G1) Winner to Continue Racing

Always Dreaming Kentucky Derby (G1) Winner to Continue Racing

Always Dreaming Kentucky Derby (G1) Winner to Continue Racing Always Dreaming, winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) and Florida Derby (G1), will return to training in November and be pointed for a 4-year-old racing campaign in 2018, it was announced Monday. The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of Bodemeister was found to have […]

Keeneland Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Weekend

Keeneland Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Weekend

Keeneland Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Weekend Recent non-graded winner Always Thinking returns to G3 level for the Franklin County Stakes over five and a half furlongs on turf at Keeneland, USA, on Friday, October 13. The four-year-old Street Sense filly ran on strongly to score by a cosy length and a half in the […]

Make the Most of the Keeneland Fall Stars Weekend

Make the Most of the Keeneland Fall Stars Weekend

Make the Most of the Keeneland Fall Stars Weekend Four Fall Stars Weekend stakes live on NBC Sports; all races carried live on TVG, Keeneland.com and Keeneland Race Day App No matter your location, Keeneland fans can tune into the Fall Meet racing action via a number of broadcast, radio and online platforms, including live streaming of races on Keeneland.com and […]

Keeneland 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale Keeneland has cataloged 4,145 horses for its 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, the world’s largest and most important sale of its kind, to be held Nov. 7-18. Headlining the November Sale catalog are graded stakes winners and graded stakes producers, led by champion Stellar Wind and Grade 1 stakes winners […]

The Bull Market in Thoroughbred Horses is Running

The Bull Market in Thoroughbred Horses is Running

The Bull Market in Thoroughbred Horses is Running The Bull Market in leadership stocks and Ferrari sports and racing cars from Enzo’s Golden Era (Ys 1947 – 1972) has now made its way into the world of Thoroughbred horses In the Keeneland auction ring in Lexington, Kentucky, demand was so strong last month for the bluest-blooded young […]

Keeneland Sale: Big Money in Breeding

Keeneland Sale: Big Money in Breeding Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale ended Saturday following a 12-day run that saw commerce achieve heights not seen in nearly a decade. A spectacular crop of yearlings spurred bidding wars among domestic and foreign buyers throughout the auction, driving gross receipts above $300 million for the first time since 2008, […]

Strong Demand for Yearlings at Keeneland Sale

Strong Demand for Yearlings at Keeneland Sale

The bullish market at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale continued to generate strong trade among a global contingent of buyers on Thursday, producing healthy results and the sale of two fillies for $1 million each. Keeneland sold 198 yearlings for a total of $47,231,000, an average of $238,540 and a median of $175,000 on Thursday, which […]

Giant’s Causeway a Hit in Keeneland

Giant’s Causeway a Hit in Keeneland

Giant’s Causeway a Hit in Keeneland Champion sire Giant’s Causeway had just three entries in Book One at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling Sale and all were sold at an average $733,333. His trio of fillies proved hot property with the top seller at $875,000 a filly from Grade I winner Hollywood Story that was […]

Insights in to the Keeneland Yearling Sale

Insights in to the Keeneland Yearling Sale

Insights in to the Keeneland Yearling Sale Buyers and sellers in the opening Book 1 session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale commented on Monday’s strong trade: Trainer Ben Colebrook: “The market was very strong. We got outbid on a few, so we will be doing some more shopping. The good ones sold the way they […]