Lane’s End Farm stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast

Lane’s End Farm stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast

Lane’s End Farm today announced the 2019 stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast. Champion Older Horse elect Accelerate capped off an incredible 2018 season, which included five Grade 1 wins, with a thrilling victory in the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic. Accelerate bested 10 Grade I winners in his Classic victory, earning […]

Big Money for Broodmares at Keeneland

Big Money for Broodmares at Keeneland

Champion and five-time Grade 1 winner Lady Eli and Grade 2 winner My Miss Sophia, both in foal to leading sire War Front, were among eight horses to bring $1 million or more during a robust day of trade to open Keeneland’s 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale. Monday’s session featured an exclusive Book 1 with […]

Get the Breeders’ Cup App

Get the Breeders’ Cup App

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces an updated version of the Official Breeders’ Cup Mobile App, offering new and improved capabilities designed to provide fans worldwide with an integrated and immersive user experience. The renewed app is the latest of many digital developments and enhancements that Breeders’ Cup has introduced in recent years, […]

Owning a Share in a Racehorse

Owning a Share in a Racehorse

 Owning a Share in a Racehorse Join a syndicate or racing club and become the proud owner of a stake in your own racehorse – but do it for the love of it, not the profits, says Shayne Heffernan Horse racing might be the sport of kings, but participation is not confined to blue bloods […]

Uncle Mo Producing Quality 2 Year Olds

Uncle Mo Producing Quality 2 Year Olds

Uncle Mo Producing Quality 2 Year Olds The $200,000 Grade III Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont on Saturday was won by promising colt Forty Under (2c Uncle Mo x Argent Affair, by Black Tie Affair). Trained by Jeremiah C. Englehart, Forty Below came with a late rush to win the 1 and 1/16th mile contest by […]

Horse Racing Gaining Fans at Gulfstream Park

Horse Racing Gaining Fans at Gulfstream Park

Horse Racing Gaining Fans at Gulfstream Park Total handle on the finals of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Series at Gulfstream Park Saturday was $9.852 million, an increase over last year of 23.40 percent. On the three Saturdays that Gulfstream hosted the Sire Stakes this summer, total handle was $27.241 million compared to $23.867 last […]

Mo Town Heads to Ashford Stud

Mo Town Heads to Ashford Stud

A brilliant two-year-old, Mo Town gained ‘TDN Rising Star’ status when graduating with a powerful performance at Belmont scoring by 7 lengths. Next out on his Stakes debut in the Grade 2 Remsen S., and first around two turns, Mo Town soared past his rivals with an impressive display to win unchallenged. Mo Town’s success […]

Breeders’ Cup Update

Breeders’ Cup Update

Accelerate, Diversify in Final Classic Preps on Huge Breeders’ Cup Challenge Weekend The second biggest Breeders’ Cup Challenge weekend of the year ushers in the Santa Anita fall meet, which hosts a quintet of “Win and You’re In” races, including the Awesome Again (GI), which will feature West Coast handicap leader ACCELERATE, while Belmont Park’s […]

Lady Eli to Sell at Keeneland

Lady Eli to Sell at Keeneland

Champion and five-time Grade 1 winner Lady Eli, the horse that leading trainer Chad Brown described as “the best turf horse I’ve ever trained,” will highlight Hill ’n’ Dale Sales Agency’s consignment to the 2018 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, where she will sell in foal to top sire War Front. “She is the best turf […]

Yearlings Shine at Keeneland

Yearlings Shine at Keeneland

Yearlings Shine at Keeneland Keeneland Communications Intern Rachel Miller, a graduate of Oregon State University, recently completed the Kentucky Equine Management Internship, a six-month program designed to educate college students about careers in the Thoroughbred industry. While at KEMI, she completed an internship at Craig and Holly Bandoroff’s Denali Stud, a successful consignor at Keeneland […]

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News Accelerate, Diversify Lead in Race to Classic Glory Classic division stars ACCELERATE and DIVERSIFY lead the way over an aspiring group 3-year-olds as the field for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic November 3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville figures to become much more defined over the next five weeks. The 1 ¼-mile Classic rates as the centerpiece of […]

Breeders’ Cup Update

Breeders’ Cup Update

Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate closed as the 3-1 favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager #1, and Monomoy Stables LLC, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s 3-year-old filly Monomoy Girl closed as 3-1 favorite in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff Future Wager on Sunday evening in the first of three Future Wagering pools. Both the Classic and Distaff Future Wager […]

Holy Roman Emperor Posts More Group 1 Wins

Holy Roman Emperor Posts More Group 1 Wins

Holy Roman Emperor Posts More Group 1 Wins World renowned shuttle sire Holy Roman Emperor added a 13th Group I winner to his tally in the US on the weekend when Glorious Empire (7g Holy Roman Emperor x Humble and Proud, by Pivotal) captured the $1 million Sword Dancer Stakes at Saratoga. Winner of the […]

Breeders’ Cup 2019 Heads to Santa Anita California

Breeders’ Cup 2019 Heads to Santa Anita California

Breeders’ Cup 2019 Heads to Santa Anita California Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California as the host site for the upcoming 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. In 2019, Santa Anita will host the Breeders’ Cup on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November […]

Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach at Gulfstream Park

Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach at Gulfstream Park

Glencrest Farm’s Sighted and Team Valor International’s High Hours figure to give trainer Ralph Nicks a strong hand in Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach at Gulfstream Park. Sighted is scheduled to make his turf debut in the five-furlong stakes, while High Hours will be in search of his first victory in the U.S. Sighted, a lightly […]

Weekend Mischief at Gulfstream Park in the $75,000 Barely Even

Weekend Mischief at Gulfstream Park in the $75,000 Barely Even

Weekend Mischief will be up to no good at Gulfstream Park Saturday as far as her rivals in the $75,000 Barely Even are concerned. The Arindel homebred is scheduled to seek her third straight victory when she faces eight other fillies and mares in the mile event for non-winners of a sweepstakes this year. The […]

Behavioral / Mental Profiling of Horses

Behavioral / Mental Profiling of Horses

Behavioral / Mental Profiling of Horses by KERRY M. THOMAS of THT Bloodstock *THT Bloodstock had the honor of being included in Ireland based Horse Tech Conference’s recognition of innovative and pioneering equine businesses market report. The following is an excerpt of our introduction in the Psychology section.* “When investing in inanimate objects, you can […]

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

The road to what looks like a Breeders’ Cup Classic there for the taking begins in earnest Saturday at Del Mar, when ACCELERATE starts as the 8-5 favorite against seven rivals on Saturday in the $1 million “Win and You’re In” TVG Pacific Classic (GI). The Pacific Classic, run at 1 ¼ miles, will offer the fifth of seven automatic starting berths […]

Keeneland Debuts New Television Commercial

The Thoroughbred industry is unique. No industry is more demanding, or more rewarding. More than 80 years ago, Keeneland was founded by a group of horsemen committed to developing a racecourse in the heart of horse country to improve the sport and serve the industry. Since Keeneland’s founding in 1936, many aspects of the industry […]

SANTA ANITA’S TURF COURSE FULLY RENOVATED & READY FOR 2018 AUTUMN MEET OPENER ON SEPT. 2

SANTA ANITA’S TURF COURSE FULLY RENOVATED & READY FOR 2018 AUTUMN MEET OPENER ON SEPT. 2

In an exact replication of last year’s regularly scheduled maintenance, Santa Anita Park’s highly acclaimed turf course has been completely renovated and will be race-ready for the track’s Autumn Meet opener on Friday, Sept. 28. With the introduction of approximately four acres of brand new Bandera-Bermuda Turf which was installed with an emphasis on the […]

American Pharoah in High Demand

American Pharoah in High Demand In America The 2018 Fasig Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale saw the first yearlings by Triple Crown hero American Pharoah offered for sale and they lit up the ring with a filly and colt selling for $1.2 million and $1million to top the opening session of this prestigious sale. Offered […]

Buying Horses: Stress & Structure

Buying Horses: Stress & Structure by KERRY M. THOMAS of THT Bloodstock The herd dynamics by their nature come with many parts to the whole that break down in to unique “character traits” and tendencies under stress when isolated. This is why I always advocate the nurture and develop point of reference; you develop the […]

75th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale

75th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Keeneland announced today that 4,538 yearlings have been cataloged for the 75th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the world’s most important sale of Thoroughbreds, to be held Sept. 10-23. The auction, which attracts major buyers from around the world, produces horses that compete at the highest level of racing led this year by Triple Crown winner Justify and […]

Behavioral Economics in Investment Strategies in the Thoroughbred Industry

Behavioral Economics in Investment Strategies in the Thoroughbred Industry

Behavioral Economics in Investment Strategies in the Thoroughbred Industry Position Paper By: Kerry M Thomas The economics of behavior is a reality in any business that involves anything more than an automated machine, and yet I have long been of the opinion that it is perhaps the least considered and at times underappreciated truth in […]

Horse Racing: Stress & Herd Dynamics

Horse Racing: Stress & Herd Dynamics

Horse Racing: Stress & Herd Dynamics by KERRY M. THOMAS of THT Bloodstock Few things are more performance, health or growth inhibiting than stress, be it physical, mental or as is often the case, both. To understand performance anxiety is to embrace the notion that emotional stress can come from worry about an anticipated event […]

Gulfstream’s Spring/Summer Meet was Exceptional

Gulfstream’s Spring/Summer Meet was Exceptional

Gulfstream’s Spring/Summer Meet was Exceptional When Catherinethegreat rolled to an impressive 4 ¼ length triumph in the Schuylerville (G3) at Saratoga Race Course July 20, John Oxley’s homebred daughter of Uncaptured flattered Gulfstream Park’s Spring/Summer racing program as an increasingly attractive launching pad for promising 2-year-olds The Spring/Summer Meet has strengthened every year since Gulfstream […]

A Big Breeders’ Cup Weekend

A Big Breeders’ Cup Weekend

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Mendelssohn headlines the Dwyer Stakes for 3-year-olds this Saturday, July 7, from Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., on NBC beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET. The 90-minute live broadcast, part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by America’s Best Racing,” also will include the $350,000 Belmont […]

Horse Racing Continues Growth at Gulfstream Park

Horse Racing Continues Growth at Gulfstream Park

Horse Racing Continues Growth at Gulfstream Park Be part of the action in South Florida join a syndicate with Knightsbridge Total Handle Rises $21 Million Despite 6 Fewer Days Daily Average Handle up $1 Million, Climbs $2.1 Million Since 2015 Total Handle Up $88 Million Since 2015 Become an owner and enjoy the fun of […]

Adrian Wallace on American Pharaoh’s First-Crop Yearlings

Adrian Wallace on American Pharaoh’s First-Crop Yearlings Thoroughbred Daily News interviewed Coolmore’s Adrian Wallace about the yearlings from American Pharaoh, the horse is now headed for another season in Australia where he was well received, although very little of the horse has been seen in the sales ring, what has gone through has attracted big […]

An Exciting Saturday at Gulfstream Park

An Exciting Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Grade 3 Winner Classic Rock Star of Show for Reeves, Ritvo Video: Navarro Looking Forward to Saturday’s Smile with X Y Jet Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout Set for Summit of Speed Card Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $725,000 in Purses Saturday Gulfstream Park’s Spring Meet will conclude in style Saturday with a 14-race program that […]

X Y Jet Aims for Breeders Cup Sprint

X Y Jet Aims for Breeders Cup Sprint

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet is slated to seek his sixth straight stakes victory over the Gulfstream Park track Saturday, when the Jorge Navarro-trained gelding will be heavily favored in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3). X Y Jet is set to make his first start in the six-furlong sprint since finishing second […]

Keeneland Offer $5.575 for its 17-day Fall Meet

Keeneland Offer $5.575 for its 17-day Fall Meet

Keeneland Offer $5.575 for its 17-day Fall Meet Keeneland will award $5.575 million in stakes purses for its 17-day Fall Meet to be held Oct. 5-27 to mark a record for a season without the Breeders’ Cup World Championships while offering Shadwell Farm’s 20th year of sponsorship of the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1); […]

$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint News

$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint News

$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint News Belmont Park, Keeneland and Santa Anita Park to hold “Win and You’re In” Events in October for free berths into new World Championships Race The Breeders’ Cup announced today that three North American races have been added to the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, with the winners receiving […]

$1 Billion in Bets in 102 Days on Santa Anita Horse Racing

$1 Billion in Bets in 102 Days on Santa Anita Horse Racing

$1 Billion in Bets in 102 Days on Santa Anita Horse Racing With a closing day Pick Six pool of $6,022,040 adding an exclamation point to the conclusion of Santa Anita’s Winter/Spring Meet, all sources pari-mutuel handle for the 102-day run dating back to Dec. 26, exceeded the $1 billion mark, an eight percent increase […]

Royal Ascot Winner Poet’s World May Head to Breeders’ Cup

Royal Ascot Winner Poet’s World May Head to Breeders’ Cup

Royal Ascot Winner Poet’s World May Head to Breeders’ Cup Saeed Suhail’s 5-year-old Poet’s Word (IRE) surged to the front in the final furlong to upset odds-on favorite Cracksman (GB) to win Wednesday’s 1 ¼- mile Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1) by 2 ¼ lengths under James Doyle at Royal Ascot and earned an automatic berth into […]

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up Keeneland sales graduates compete for automatic berths in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs, via wins in the Stephen Foster (G1) and Fleur de Lis (G2) contested at the Louisville track on Saturday. Keeneland sales are represented by six of […]

Justify Victory Appearance at Santa Anita

Justify Victory Appearance at Santa Anita

Justify Victory Appearance at Santa Anita Santa Anita Park has announced it will go with a special early first post time of 12 noon on Saturday, June 23, in order to accommodate an on-track appearance between races by undefeated Triple Crown winner, Justify, who is scheduled to return to The Great Race Place this Sunday. […]

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION JUSTIFY TO RETURN HOME TO SANTA ANITA

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION JUSTIFY TO RETURN HOME TO SANTA ANITA

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION JUSTIFY TO RETURN HOME TO SANTA ANITA THIS SUNDAY; BAFFERT SUPERSTAR TO BE PARADED BETWEEN RACES ON SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify, fresh off victory in this past Saturday’s Grade I Belmont Stakes in New York, will return home to Santa Anita this Sunday, with an estimated […]

Knightsbridge to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Race Horses and More

Knightsbridge to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Race Horses and More

Knightsbridge to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Race Horses and More $BTC, $ETH Knightsbridge are now accepting Bitcoin and Ethereum for syndications and service fees. Knightsbridge Bloodstock can make your dream of owning a racehorse a reality. Thoroughbred syndication will give you the fantastic opportunity of owning your very own share in a racehorse for […]

All Eyes on the Preakness

All Eyes on the Preakness

Preakness has been one of Thoroughbred racing’s most valued Grade 1 races and is an institution in America. As the Middle Jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, Preakness has remained throughout history a true test of a horse’s ability and class. 2018 marks another year where remarkable horses will meet one another in a great classic. […]

Owners China Horse Club and Winstar Farm Celebrate Kentucky Derby Success

Owners China Horse Club and Winstar Farm Celebrate Kentucky Derby Success

Kentucky Derby Post-Race News Conference Transcript JOHN ASHER: Ladies and gentlemen, we will go through the list at the podium. Mike Smith, again, two‑time Kentucky Derby winner. (Applause) Bob Baffert, the Kentucky Derby‑winning trainer. (Applause) I’m going to go to Elliott and make sure I get everybody right in this group here as we go […]

Keeneland Dominate Kentucky Derby Weekend

Keeneland Dominate Kentucky Derby Weekend

Keeneland sales are represented by 63 graduates competing in graded stakes company across the U.S. over Kentucky Derby Weekend. Among the 15 Keeneland sales alumni entered in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs on Saturday are top contenders Mendelssohn, the $3 million 2016 September Yearling Sale topper and winner […]

Top 3 for the 144th Kentucky Derby

Top 3 for the 144th Kentucky Derby

Top 3 for the 144th Kentucky Derby Mendelssohn One of the most impressive Kentucky Derby prep race winners was Mendelssohn, who captured the $2 million UAE Derby March 31 at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. The win was Mendelssohn’s third straight for top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien, who has had one of the best career’s in […]

Kentucky Oaks Day Sets Records for Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN)

Kentucky Oaks Day Sets Records for Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN)

Kentucky Oaks Day Sets Records for Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) The fifth-highest crowd of 113,510 fans watched Monomoy Girl capture the 144th running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) at Churchill Downs Racetrack. This follows a record-breaking Thursday (“Thurby”) crowd of 48,134. Wagering from all-sources was the highest all-time on […]

Keeneland 2018 Spring Meet a Hit

Keeneland 2018 Spring Meet a Hit

Keeneland closed its 2018 Spring Meet on Friday with near-record all-sources wagering on Keeneland of more than $157 million, highlighted by an all-time single-day handle record on Toyota Blue Grass Day and driven by full fields of quality horses and competition among the nation’s top owners, trainers and jockeys. All-sources wagering on Keeneland racing totaled […]

Kentucky Derby 2018 One of the Best in Many Years

Kentucky Derby 2018 One of the Best in Many Years

Kentucky Derby 2018 One of the Best in Many Years Hundreds of hopefuls, 45 prep races and now it all comes down to just two minutes, two turns and one winner at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. According to turf writer Bill Finley, the horse that crosses the wire in front on […]

Success for Alpha at Darley Good News for Knightsbridge

Success for Alpha at Darley Good News for Knightsbridge

Success for Alpha at Darley Good News for Knightsbridge A year ago Alpha was not hot, but he has certainly changed that as his 1st offspring head to the ready to run sales. Despite not being a headline stallion at the time Knightsbridge invested in 2 horses closely related to Alpha. A yearling filly Tuscan […]

Aidan O’Brien Could Win 1st Kentucky Derby

Aidan O’Brien Could Win 1st Kentucky Derby

Aidan O’Brien Could Win 1st Kentucky Derby One of the most impressive Kentucky Derby prep race winners was Mendelssohn, who captured the $2 million UAE Derby March 31 at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. The win was Mendelssohn’s third straight for top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien, who has had one of the best career’s in racehorse-training […]

$250,000 Honey Fox (G3) Saturday at Gulfstream Park

$250,000 Honey Fox (G3) Saturday at Gulfstream Park

G3 Winner Speed Franco Tops $150,000 Cutler Bay G1-Placed Best Performance Returns in $150,000 Sanibel Island Led by the Christophe Clement-trained pair of Grade 3 winner Lull and multiple graded-stakes placed Stormy Victoria and Stuart Janney III’s Grade 3-winning homebred On Leave, 10 older fillies and mares are set to contest the $250,000 Honey Fox […]

The Gulfstream Sale Shows Thoroughbred Valuations Rising

The Gulfstream Sale Shows Thoroughbred Valuations Rising

The Gulfstream Sale Shows Thoroughbred Valuations Rising This year’s renewal of The Gulfstream Sale featured three seven-figure two-year-olds, including two which tied for the top spot when sold for $1,200,000 each. The auction also posted the second highest average and median in the sale’s history, and the highest in both categories since the move to […]

Kentucky Derby Update

Kentucky Derby Update

Saturday’s 105th running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade II) and Sunday’s 15th running of the $800,000 Sunland Derby (GIII) are the featured stops on this week’s Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series as 3-year-old Thoroughbreds continue their quest for points to secure a berth in the 144th running of […]

Gulfstream Park: Florida Derby (G1) an Important Indicator for Kentucky Derby

Gulfstream Park: Florida Derby (G1) an Important Indicator for Kentucky Derby

Gulfstream Park: Florida Derby (G1) an Important Indicator for Kentucky Derby Courtlandt Farms’ Grade 3-winning homebred Strike Power put an exclamation point on his final major preparation for the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) March 31 with a bullet half-mile breeze over Gulfstream Park’s main track Friday morning. Working in company with regular exercise rider […]

SAN FELIPE STAKES: BOLT D’ORO Vs MCKINZIE, What the Participants had to Say After the Race

SAN FELIPE STAKES: BOLT D’ORO Vs MCKINZIE, What the Participants had to Say After the Race

SAN FELIPE STAKES: BOLT D’ORO Vs MCKINZIE, What the Participants had to Say After the Race JAVIER CASTELLANO, BOLT D’ORO, WINNER: “He broke really well out of the gate and put me in a good spot in the race. He broke and shot out of the gate and put me where I wanted to be. […]

Promises Fulfilled Takes Aim at Kentucky Derby

Promises Fulfilled Takes Aim at Kentucky Derby

Promises Fulfilled Takes Aim at Kentucky Derby Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled was ‘in good shape’ Sunday morning after registering a front-running victory in Saturday’s $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park. “He came out of the race very well,” trainer Dale Romans said. “He’s in good shape. Romans is pointing his Fountain of Youth […]

Uncle Mo Filly takes Aim at Kentucky Oaks

Uncle Mo Filly takes Aim at Kentucky Oaks

Uncle Mo Filly takes Aim at Kentucky Oaks Heavily favored Dream Tree ran her unbeaten skein to four as she demolished five rival sophomore fillies in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, winning by 3 ¾ lengths under Drayden Van Dyke. Conditioned by Bob Baffert, the 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo got a flat […]

The Kentucky Derby Journey

The Kentucky Derby Journey The Kentucky Derby, presented by Woodford Reserve, is a top rank, Grade I stakes race for 3 year old Thoroughbred horses. The race distance is one and one-quarter miles long, and it is run on the dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Colts and geldings in the race carry […]

Gulfstream Park is Setting Records

Gulfstream Park is Setting Records

Gulfstream Park is Setting Records Two-Day Handle $70 Million, Three-Day Handle $81 Million Record-Setting $41.9 Million Handle on Pegasus World Cup Day Sunday’s Total Handle $28 Million Miami’s Gulfstream Park is bringing new interest and new money to the sport by offering some spectacular racing, the innovative Stronach Group his continuing to to build the […]

Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Update, Trackwork and Video

Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Update, Trackwork and Video

Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Update, Trackwork and Video Margoth’s Gunnevera breezed Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park West, his final prep for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) on Jan. 27. Four other Pegasus runners, Sharp Azteca, Stellar Wind, War Story and Fear the Cowboy worked Saturday. Singing Bullet, who is a possible […]

Kentucky Derby: Good Magic (Curlin)

Kentucky Derby: Good Magic (Curlin)

Kentucky Derby: Good Magic (Curlin) Foaled on March 1st, 2015, Good Magic was sired by leading sire Curlin and out of Glinda the Good. More importantly, his damsire is 2007 Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Hard Spun. He is owned by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and trained by the incomparable Chad Brown. With a […]

Pegasus World Cup Update: Sharp Azteca, Gunnevera

Pegasus World Cup Update: Sharp Azteca, Gunnevera

Pegasus World Cup Update: Sharp Azteca, Gunnevera Sharp Azteca ‘Sharp’ in Breeze for Pegasus World Cup Sharp Azteca breezed five furlongs in a sharp 1:00.60 over a sloppy track at Gulfstream Park West Saturday in preparation for a start in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27. The Jorge […]

The Return of Irish War Cry

The Return of Irish War Cry

The Return of Irish War Cry Isabelle de Tomaso’s multiple Grade 2 winner Irish War Cry continues to steadily move toward his 4-year-old debut, which trainer Graham Motion expects to come during Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet. The New Jersey-bred son of Hall of Famer Curlin has breezed twice at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility […]

Coolmore’s Deep Impact Experiment Pays Off with Saxon Warrior

Coolmore’s Deep Impact Experiment Pays Off with Saxon Warrior

Coolmore’s Deep Impact Experiment Pays Off with Saxon Warrior Coolmore’s experiment of sending mares to visit Japan’s super stallion Deep Impact has paid dividends with the emergence of group one-winning juvenile Saxon Warrior. Victories in the Beresford Stakes (G2) and the Racing Post Trophy (G1) have made Saxon Warrior a great stallion prospect already for […]

Kentucky: Keeneland Market for Thoroughbreds Growing

Kentucky: Keeneland Market for Thoroughbreds Growing

Keeneland’s 2018 January Horses of All Ages Sale concluded Thursday with healthy results that signal continued buyer confidence and demand for quality that buoyed the recent September Yearling and November Breeding Stock auctions. Evidence of market strength were the significant growth in gross, average and median prices spurred by competition among major domestic and foreign […]

American Pharoah Colt Brings $1m at Keeneland

American Pharoah Colt Brings $1m at Keeneland

Grade 2 winner Mrs McDougal, the final horse in the ring for Tuesday’s second session of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale, became the sale’s highest-priced offering when she sold to Steven W. Young, agent, for $1.6 million. Mrs McDougal and a yearling colt from the first crop of 2015 Triple Crown winner American […]

Keeneland Sale Shows Growth in Thoroughbred Valuations

Keeneland Sale Shows Growth in Thoroughbred Valuations

Keeneland Sale Shows Growth in Thoroughbred Valuations Keeneland realized double-digit growth in gross, average and median prices during Monday’s opening session of the 2018 January Horses of All Ages Sale, which was highlighted by the $485,000 paid by Steven W. Young, agent, for Bellavais, a stakes-winning daughter of Tapit from a successful female family developed […]

Bob Baffert Prepares for the Pegasus World Cup

Bob Baffert Prepares for the Pegasus World Cup

Bob Baffert Prepares for the Pegasus World Cup In multiple graded-stakes winners West Coast and Collected, Bob Baffert has two chances to defend his title in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), the world’s richest Thoroughbred race, to be run Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park. Unlike last January when he brought Arrogate to […]

Bob Baffert’s McKinzie Should take the Grade III Sham Stakes

Bob Baffert’s McKinzie Should take the Grade III Sham Stakes

Bob Baffert’s McKinzie Should take the Grade III Sham Stakes A scintillating first-out maiden winner going seven furlongs here on Oct. 28 and a winner via disqualification of the Grade I Cash Call Los Alamitos Futurity Dec. 9, Bob Baffert’s McKinzie will try to remain unbeaten as he towers over six rival sophomores in Saturday’s […]

Big Races Coming to Gulfstream Park

Big Races Coming to Gulfstream Park

Undefeated Colt Takes First Step on Road to G1 Florida Derby Undefeated Dak Attack is scheduled to make a highly anticipated return to action in Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man, the first stakes for newly turned 3-year-olds on Gulfstream Park’s Road to the March 31 Florida Derby (G1). Trained by Dale Romans for Albaugh Family […]

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments THUNDER SNOW (G2 UAE Derby, Meydan) This tough son of Darley stallion Helmet fought every inch of the long Meydan straight to get the better of Japanese colt Epicharis in an epic running of the local Classic. Thunder Snow ran eight times for the campaign, returning from a bizarre episode when […]

Giant’s Causeway Extends Legacy

Giant’s Causeway Extends Legacy

With lifetime earnings of over $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 older horses, and exceptional colts […]

Strong Results for Fasig-Tipton December Sale

Strong Results for Fasig-Tipton December Sale

Strong Results for Fasig-Tipton December Sale by Fasig-Tipton Returning to its customary December slot on the calendar for the first time since 2014, the Midlantic December Mixed Sale posted gains in gross, average, and median over its contemporary, the Midlantic Winter Mixed Sale held this January. Multiple stakes placed winning three-year-old Carradine (Hip 256) topped […]

Keeneland and the Kentucky Derby

Keeneland and the Kentucky Derby

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Greyvitos’ eye-catching victory in Sunday’s Remington Springboard Mile netted the colt 10 points on the 2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Keeneland September Sale alumni accounted for three Grade 3 wins on Saturday’s card at Gulfstream: Rich Mommy was an authoritative winner of the Sugar Swirl; Lewis Bay returned from a 13-month freshener to […]

Kentucky: Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Quality

Kentucky: Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Quality

Kentucky: Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Quality Promising filly Dream Tree (2f Uncle Mo x Afleet Maggi, by Afleet Alex) kept her perfect record just that when scoring a resounding win in the $294,000 Grade I Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos on the weekend. Prepared by Bob Baffert, Dream Tree (pictured) has won her only two […]

Keeneland Dominates a Big Weekend of Racing in America

Keeneland Dominates a Big Weekend of Racing in America

Keeneland Dominates a Big Weekend of Racing in America Multiple Grade/Group 1 winners Mind Your Biscuits and Practical Joke, both graduates of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale, headline entries for the Cigar Mile Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Aqueduct on Saturday. Six of the 10 Cigar Mile contenders are Keeneland sales graduates […]

Aqueduct Racing Preview

Aqueduct Racing Preview

Race 1 12:00PM Purse: $69,000.00, Allowance Optional Claiming Wagers: Early Pick 5 Races (1-5), Double Wagers Distance: 1 1/8 Miles on Turf (UP TO $12,420 NYSBFOA) FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 TWICE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, STARTER, OR STATE BRED ALLOWANCE OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES OR […]

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby from J A McGrath at Godolphin It is never too early to start dreaming of the annual ‘Run For The Roses’ at Churchill Downs, and Godolphin trainer Kiaran McLaughlin already believes he has two young colts, who could be realistic contenders come May 5, 2018. Enticed, […]

Enticed Takes G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Enticed Takes G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Enticed Takes G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes Enticed came through to gain a gutsy victory in an exciting finish to the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes over an extended mile on dirt at Churchill Downs, USA, on Saturday, November 25 The two-year-old Medaglia d’Oro colt, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and ridden by Junior Alvarado, has […]

Keeneland Sale Summary Reflects Strong Valuations

Keeneland Sale Summary Reflects Strong Valuations Fierce competition for quality horses among an exceptionally deep buying bench generated healthy results as Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale concluded Saturday. Buyer confidence carried forward from the September Yearling Sale, spurring premium prices; increases in average and median; and the sale of 18 horses for $1 million or […]

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 […]

Stellar Wind sold for $6 million at Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

Stellar Wind sold for $6 million at Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

Stellar Wind sold for $6 million at Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Champion Stellar Wind sold for $6 million to M.V. Magnier during today’s opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Lane’s End, agent, consigned the 5-year-old daughter of Curlin cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect. Stellar Wind has won 10 races […]

$1million Weanling for American Pharoah

$1million Weanling for American Pharoah

$1million Weanling for American Pharoah The first weanlings offered at public auction by Triple Crown legend American Pharoah were in hot demand at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Monday. American Pharoah had five weanlings sell at average of $475,000 with his star performer a filly from Untouched Talent that made $1million for Eaton Sales […]

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 […]

Medaglia d’Oro Double at Breeders’ Cup

Medaglia d’Oro Double at Breeders’ Cup

Medaglia d’Oro Double at Breeders’ Cup Son Talismanic and daughter Bar Of Gold win Breeders’ Cup Turf and Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint First it was Medaglia d’Oro’s five-year-old daughter Bar of Gold who came flying home to capture the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Del Mar on November 4th and […]

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 […]

A Closer Look at the Breeders’ Cup

A Closer Look at the Breeders’ Cup

A Closer Look at the Breeders’ Cup SENTIENT JET JUVENILE Bolt d’Oro – Owner/trainer Mick Ruis stood outside barn LL at Del Mar Thursday morning admiring the calm manner in which Bolt d’Oro carried himself while cooling out from his 1 ½m morning gallop. “Look at him. He’s the alpha male, isn’t he? He’s the star […]

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 […]

Darley announces fees for its 2018 roster in the US

Darley announces fees for its 2018 roster in the US

Medaglia d’Oro‘s best son Astern will join the 2018 Darley stallion roster at Jonabell for a fee of $15,000.  Astern, who is currently proving very popular during his first southern hemisphere season as a Darley stallion at Kelvinside Farm in Australia, is rated the best ever winner of the G1 Golden Rose, Australia’s top seven-furlong […]

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 […]

Fasig-Tipton October Sale Update

Fasig-Tipton October Sale Update

Fasig-Tipton October Sale Update by Fasig-Tipton Ghostzapper Yearlings Lead Solid Opening Session of The October Sale Proven sires proved popular during the first session of The October Sale on Monday, October 23. The top filly and colt were both by Ghostzapper, currently #6 on the General Sires list, represented by 2017 Grade 1 winners Paulassilverlining […]

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 […]

FRANKEL Produces Outstanding 1st Crop

FRANKEL Produces Outstanding 1st Crop

FRANKEL Produces Outstanding 1st Crop Two stakes winners this weekend have boosted FRANKEL‘s first crop stake winners to 16 and his first crop stakes winners to foals ratio to an outstanding 15% Goldrush, FRANKEL‘s regally bred daughter out of Alexander Goldrun, kicked off the weekend in style, stepping up to stakes company when she powered […]

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 […]

Australian Sires: Honorius Jumps to $11,000 inc GST in 2018

Australian Sires: Honorius Jumps to $11,000 inc GST in 2018

Australian Sires: Honorius Jumps to $11,000 inc GST in 2018 Knightsbridge are raising the price of Honorius to $11,000 inc GST in Australia for 2018. “Next year we will not only be expanding our broodmare holdings but we will also dramatically upgrade our broodmares to much more commercial lines” John Heffernan the UK Manager of […]