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 […]

Baffert Ready for the Pegasus World Cup

Baffert Ready for the Pegasus World Cup

Baffert Ready 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 South […]

Gunnevera Prepares for $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park

Gunnevera Prepares for $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park

Gunnevera Prepares for $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Margoth’s Gunnevera continued to step up his preparation for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27, breezing five furlongs in a sharp 1:00 at Gulfstream Park West Saturday morning. The multiple graded-stakes winner turned in the fastest clocking […]

Gulfstream Park: Flameaway, Thewayiam, Cicatrix, Piven

Gulfstream Park: Flameaway, Thewayiam, Cicatrix, Piven

Gulfstream Park: Flameaway, Thewayiam, Cicatrix, Piven Nine weeks after making his grass debut in the Breeders’ Cup, John Oxley’s Flameaway transferred his stakes-winning form from dirt to turf with a gutsy front-running victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Kitten’s Joy at Gulfstream Park. The sixth running of the Kitten’s Joy and the seventh renewal of the $100,000 […]

French-bred Itsinthepost takes the Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes

French-bred Itsinthepost takes the Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes

French-bred Itsinthepost takes the Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes Second in the race a year ago, French-bred Itsinthepost served notice on Saturday at Santa Anita that he’s as good as ever at age six, as he rolled to a well-timed 1 ¼ length victory under Tyler Baze in the Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel […]

3yo’s Take Center Stage at Gulfstream

3yo’s Take Center Stage at Gulfstream

3yo’s Take Center Stage at Gulfstream Godolphin Racing’s graded-stakes winners and top 3-year-old prospects Enticed and Avery Island are poised to begin serious preparations for their expected sophomore debuts next month, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. Both colts are based at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County, where they have each […]

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 […]

Sharp Azteca Ready for Pegasus World Cup

Sharp Azteca Ready for Pegasus World Cup

Ivan Rodriguez’s Sharp Azteca, regarded as a potential runner in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), the world’s richest Thoroughbred race Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park, turned heads with a five-furlong breeze in 59 seconds Sunday morning over Gulfstream Park West’s main track. It was the first work for Sharp Azteca since his […]

Frank Stronach will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit

Frank Stronach will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit

Through his extraordinary success in racing, breeding, racetrack ownership and support of retired racehorse programs, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that Frank Stronach will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in service to the Thoroughbred […]

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 […]

Gulfstream Park Claiming Crown Review

Gulfstream Park Claiming Crown Review

Pay Any Price, a record holder on the Gulfstream Park turf course, returned from a five-month layoff to score a half-length victory in the $110,000 Canterbury Stakes on Saturday’s opening-day program of the 2017-2018 Championship Meet. The Canterbury, a five-furlong turf dash for horses that started for a claiming price of $25,000 or less since […]

Frosted’s Half Sister Takes the G3 Go For Wand

Frosted’s Half Sister Takes the G3 Go For Wand

Frosted’s Half Sister Takes the G3 Go For Wand Indulgent gained her third victory at the New York track of Aqueduct in the G3 Go For Wand Handicap over a mile on dirt on Saturday, December 2. The four-year-old Bernardini filly, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, found the mile fine after two six-furlong victories in November […]

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 […]

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 […]

Harry Angel won the 2017 Cartier Sprinter Award

Harry Angel won the 2017 Cartier Sprinter Award

Harry Angel won the 2017 Cartier Sprinter Award Harry Angel won the 2017 Cartier Sprinter Award for Godolphin, trainer Clive Cox and jockey Adam Kirby after establishing himself as the standout six-furlong speedster in Europe with victories in the G1 Darley July Cup and G1 32Red Sprint Cup. The presentation at the 27th annual Cartier […]

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 […]

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 […]

Highland Reel Hunts $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1)

Highland Reel Hunts $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1)

Highland Reel Hunts $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) By Bob Ehalt Conduit and High Chaparral currently stand as the only horses with back-to-back wins in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), but the record books might need a revision in a couple of weeks. Showing speed and stamina, the European-based Highland […]

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 […]

Breeders’ Cup Festival Official Partners Announced

Breeders’ Cup Festival Official Partners Announced

Officials of the Breeders’ Cup Festival and organizers of the Host Committee today announced that Surf Cup Sports, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the San Diego Tourism Authority have been named official partners of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Festival, a week-long series of events and activations leading up to the 34th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 3 and 4 at […]

Elizabeth Banks Breeders’ Cup Ambassador

Elizabeth Banks Breeders’ Cup Ambassador

Elizabeth Banks Breeders’ Cup Ambassador From placing wagers with her father to hobnobbing with Hall of Fame jockeys and starring in the 2003 film Seabiscuit, Banks is more than your average spectator. BY MIKE SAGER If you’re one of those Del Mar Racetrack aficionados who finds the show in the grandstand just as riveting as […]

Godolphin Aims at Breeders’ Cup Success

Godolphin Aims at Breeders’ Cup Success

Godolphin Aims at Breeders’ Cup Success By J A McGrath Smart two-year-old Masar is to be aimed at the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar, USA, on November 3 and misses Saturday’s G1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. Charlie Appleby believes the New Approach colt has a similar profile to Outstrip, who gave […]

Holy Roman Emperor Continues to Build His Legacy

Holy Roman Emperor Continues to Build His Legacy

Holy Roman Emperor Continues to Build His Legacy Holy Roman Emperor stole the show at Baden-Baden on Sunday when responsible for both Group winners on the card, including an unbeaten juvenile filly who looks a high-class prospect. The Markus Klug-trained Rock My Love (2f Holy Roman Emperor-Rondinay, by Cadeaux Genereux), bred by Ralf Kredel,  made […]

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 […]

Shuttle Sires: Animal Kingdom

Shuttle Sires: Animal Kingdom

Shuttle Sires: Animal Kingdom Champion three-year-old and brilliant winner of the Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup rated 128 by Timeform. Uniquely talented: a G1 horse on dirt, turf and synthetic tracks. Brilliantly consistent: out of the first two only twice in his career. Three Stakes winning juveniles in his first crop, including G2 winner […]

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 […]

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 […]

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Prices Skyrocket

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Prices Skyrocket

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Prices Skyrocket Keeneland’s reformatted Week 1 of the September Yearling Sale produced eight million-dollar-plus horses and fueled significant increases in trade during Monday’s opening premier Book 1. Leading the action was a $2.7 million Tapit filly purchased by Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier to be the most expensive yearling sold at public auction in […]

Songbird Retires

Songbird Retires

It was announced August 31st that Medaglia d’Oro‘s four-year-old daughter Songbird has been retired from racing following a brilliant career in which she captured nine G1 races and won back-to-back Eclipse Awards. Owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Songbird burst onto the scene as a two-year-old in July 2015, […]

Always Dreaming Heads to Winstar

Always Dreaming Heads to Winstar

WinStar Farm has entered into an agreement to acquire the breeding rights to 2017 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Florida Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming. “We are excited to add another potentially breed-shaping stallion from the dominant Unbridled line, which has proven to be today’s preeminent classic sire line,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar President & CEO. […]

Wesley Ward Prepares Lady Aurelia for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Wesley Ward Prepares Lady Aurelia for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Wesley Ward Prepares Lady Aurelia for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Keeneland-based trainer Wesley Ward said this morning that European champion Lady Aurelia would return here at week’s end from England, where last Friday a hard-charging rival named Marsha nosed her out to win the Coolmore Nunthorpe (G1) at York. Lady Aurelia, who has five wins, […]

USA Racing News: Winstar Outperforms

USA Racing News: Winstar Outperforms

Hieroglyphics surges late to take $100,000 Better Talk Now S. Hieroglyphics’ big move in the final furlong carried the 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile to his first stakes win in Monday’s $100,000 Better Talk Now S. at Saratoga. The bay colt has won three of his last four starts and has finished worse than […]

Travers Stakes Day at Saratoga Race Course: August 26, 2017

Travers Stakes Day at Saratoga Race Course: August 26, 2017

Travers Stakes Day at Saratoga Race Course: August 26, 2017 Once again our money is on Gunnevera, the track and distance will suit him and he is an outstanding horse. Travers is the most popular day during the entire Saratoga summer racing meet, featuring the legendary Travers Stakes, dating back to 1864. Nicknamed Saratoga’s Midsummer […]

James Doyle Speaks About Barney Roy and William Buick

James Doyle Speaks About Barney Roy and William Buick

James Doyle Speaks About Barney Roy and William Buick From James Doyle It has been a hectic week and a half in the Godolphin jockey ranks, with William Buick’s injury in the Arlington Million in Chicago very much on our minds. Will is a great mate. We have been great friends since he first came […]

17 Graded Stakes | $5.325 Million | View the Keeneland Fall Meet stakes schedule

17 Graded Stakes | $5.325 Million | View the Keeneland Fall Meet stakes schedule

17 Graded Stakes | $5.325 Million | View the Keeneland Fall Meet stakes schedule Keeneland 2017 Fall Stakes Schedule: October 6 – 28 Keeneland’s 2017 Fall Meet opens Friday, October 6 and continues through Saturday, October 28. *Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In series Date Race Name Nom Deadlines Sex Distance Course Fri, Oct. 6 *$400,000 Darley […]

Strong Weekend for Keeneland Graduates

Strong Weekend for Keeneland Graduates

Strong Weekend for Keeneland Graduates Graduates of Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale finished 1-2-3 in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday. Collected earned his third graded stakes win this year, leading at every call to score a half-length victory over stablemate and champion Arrogate followed by Accelerate in third. Keeneland will feature half-brothers to Collected and Accelerate and a […]

Australian Sires: Fastnet Rock

Australian Sires: Fastnet Rock

Australian Sires: Fastnet Rock Champion sire Fastnet Rock was in hot form on Saturday with a Group double at Randwick courtesy of record breakers Formality (3f Fastnet rock x Jolie’s Shinju, by Jolie’s Halo) and Deploy (5g Fastnet Rock x Crimson Reign, by Red Ransom) , while his royally bred son Comin’ Through (4h Fastnet […]

Winx Vs Arrogate a Tale of 2 Comebacks

Winx Vs Arrogate a Tale of 2 Comebacks

Winx Vs Arrogate a Tale of 2 Comebacks by J A McGrath at Godolphin Comebacks are high on the news agenda these days. Understandably, too, following the disappointment of Arrogate, the world’s highest-rated horse, trailing in a distant fourth, over 15 lengths from the winner, at Del Mar four weeks ago. What had been intended […]

Winx Vs Arrogate for World’s Best Racehorse

Winx Vs Arrogate for World’s Best Racehorse

Winx Vs Arrogate for World’s Best Race Horse Although Winx and Arrogate will be running in different races in different hemisphere’s they will be going head to head in the race to be the World’s Best Racehorse. The LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings is horseracing’s equivalent to World Rankings by other major sporting organizations such […]

Juddmonte Farms on a Roll

Juddmonte Farms on a Roll

Juddmonte-sired horses snatched three Group wins at Deauville today (15th August). Starting with a first Group win for DANSILI’s First Sitting in the Gr.3 Gontaut-Biron and swiftly followed by a FRANKEL Group race double from Eminent (Prix Guillaume d’Ornano, Gr.2) and Lady Frankel (Prix de Lieurey, Gr.3). First Sitting is a full brother to Group […]

More Than Ready Shines at Saratoga

More Than Ready Shines at Saratoga Copper Bullet has been working well since shipping to New York from Kentucky, and the results showed in Sunday’s $200,000 Saratoga Special (G2) when the 2-year-old More Than Ready colt took the lead at the quarter pole en route to a four-length victory. For More Than Ready, Copper Bullet […]

Strong Thoroughbred Market in New York

Strong Thoroughbred Market in New York

Strong Thoroughbred Market in New York The market strength evidenced earlier this week during The Saratoga Sale continued Saturday evening during the first session of The New York Bred Sale, which saw increases in average and median over last year’s sale. Tonight’s session saw 93 yearlings change hands for a total of $8,155,000 good for […]

Keeneland September Sale Will Set Records

Keeneland September Sale Will Set Records

Keeneland September Sale Will Set Records The thoroughbred breeding industry around the world is booming and Keeneland will set brand new records this year. If you are intereseted in investing in the Thoroughbred industry now is the time, Contact us or complete the form at the bottom of this article. Keeneland announced the expansion of […]

Saratoga Sale Shows Strength of Thoroughbred Industry

Saratoga Sale Shows Strength of Thoroughbred Industry

Saratoga Sale Shows Strength of Thoroughbred Industry The Saratoga Sale concluded its two-night run on Tuesday with gains across the board and an historical high in median, bolstered by a deep buying bench with purchasers from North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Dubai. “We had had high expectations coming into the sale and we exceeded […]

Uncle Mo Hot Property at Fasig Tipton Sale

Uncle Mo Hot Property at Fasig Tipton Sale

Uncle Mo Hot Property at Fasig Tipton Sale by Fasig-Tipton The progeny of red hot sire Uncle Mo were in keen demand at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale this week selling for up to $700,000 with a colt from Zetta Z his top seller. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales, the star colt was […]

Curlin, Medaglia d’Oro Star at Fasig Tipton

Curlin, Medaglia d’Oro Star at Fasig Tipton

Curlin, Medaglia d’Oro Star at Fasig Tipton by Fasig-Tipton The Saratoga Sale got off to an spectacular start Monday night, with average and median eclipsing last year’s figures and an exceptionally low RNA rate. A colt by Curlin (Hip 45) proved most popular Monday night during the first session of The Saratoga Sale, breaking the […]

Big Win for WinStar Farm, SF Racing and China Horse Club

Big Win for WinStar Farm, SF Racing and China Horse Club Good Samaritan (Harlan’s Holiday – Pull Dancer by Pulpit) rolled down the Saratoga stretch, passing both Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming and Preakness S. (G1) champ Cloud Computing to take Saturday’s $600,000 Jim Dandy S. (G2) at Saratoga. Owned by the partnership of […]

Winning Weekend for Coolmore America

Winning Weekend for Coolmore America

Winning Weekend for Coolmore America Lookin at Lucky Grade I placed three times last year, Money Multiplier (5h Lookin at Lucky x Intensify by Unbridled’s Song) was long overdue to post a big win and finally did so when taking out the $199,000 Grade II Monmouth Stakes on Sunday. Prepared by Chad Brown, Money Multiplier […]

Todd Pletcher Aims Always Dreaming at the Jim Dandy

Todd Pletcher Aims Always Dreaming at the Jim Dandy

Bodemeister’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming will make his first start since the May 20 Preakness S. (G1) in the $600,000 Jim Dandy S. (G2) Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. Always Dreaming’s meteoric rise in the first half of the year culminated with his historic Derby victory. After breaking his maiden by a dozen […]

Congrats Producing Quality Fillies

Congrats Producing Quality Fillies

WinStar Farm’s Overture broke on top and never looked back in Saturday’s $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3) at Indiana Grand, the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Congrats filly. Congrats has been among the leading sires of winners over the past several years and is once again in the top 10 in 2017 with 94 individuals […]

Daughter of Breeders Cup Winner Booked to Honorius

Daughter of Breeders Cup Winner Booked to Honorius

Making Moments is a daughter of 2yo Breeders Cup winner WAR PASS from the mare Moments I Treasure . Unbeaten at 2, War Pass captured the Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and the Champagne Stakes (gr. I). He was named champion 2-year-old male in 2007. At 3, he ran second in the Wood […]

New Money Honey takes the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational

New Money Honey takes the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational

New Money Honey takes the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational New Money Honey provided trainer Chad Brown with a G1 trifecta when she held off the challenge of stablemate Sistercharlie to win the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational July 8. It was the second G1 victory for the three-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, who captured the G1 […]

Daughters of 2 Kentucky Derby Winners Booked to Honorius

Daughters of 2 Kentucky Derby Winners Booked to Honorius Knightsbridge Bloodstock has purchased the Mares by Kentucky Derby winners Smarty Jones and Big Brown. Smarty Jones Winner of over $7.6 million 1st in the G1 Kentucky Derby, 1st in the G1 Preakness Stakes and 2nd in the G1 Belmont Stakes Over $32 Million Lifetime Progeny […]

Lohnro Proves to be a Sire of Sires

Lohnro Proves to be a Sire of Sires O’Lonhro O’Lonhro (son of champion sire Lonhro) the record breaking Group 2 winner has inherited his sires outstanding looks and magnificent conformation so it is no wonder his progeny are performing on the racetracks. From limited numbers O’Lonhro has an amazing winners to runners strike rate of […]

Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

The interactive catalogue for Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale is now available online.  The session will be held Monday, July 10 at 5 pm in Lexington, Kentucky.  It will precede the July Selected Yearling Sale that will take place the following day beginning at 10 am. by Fasig-Tipton The catalogue currently features […]

Elusive Quality, sire of Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones Retires

Elusive Quality, sire of Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones Retires

Elusive Quality, sire of Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones Retires Champion sire and world record breaker Elusive Quality has been retired from stud duties at Sheikh Mohammed’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Campaigned by Sheikh Mohammed, the 24-year-old took up residence at Gainsborough Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, in 1999, as the second stallion to stand for Sheikh […]

$1.7m Congrats Filly Wows the Crowd

$1.7m Congrats Filly Wows the Crowd

$1.7m Congrats Filly Wows the Crowd After selling for a sales-topping $1.7 million at the OBS March Sale, much was expected from Diamondsandpearls, and the 2-year-old Congrats filly didn’t disappoint her connections in her five furlong maiden special weight debut July 2 at Santa Anita Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Congrats was consigned to the […]

Scat Daddy Leaves his Mark

Scat Daddy Leaves his Mark

Just a week after Scat Daddy set the track alight at Royal Ascot where his star offspring Caravaggio and Lady Aurelia tasted Grade I success, he was back in the Grade I groove in South America where his unbeaten daughter Ruby Love (2f Scat Daddy x Rogue, by First Samurai) captured the Clasico Arturo Lyon […]

Gulfstream Park’s Summit of Speed

Gulfstream Park’s Summit of Speed

Gulfstream Park’s Summit of Speed by Mike Rosen for Knightsbridge Bloodstock One million USD in stakes money is up for grabs at Gulfstream Park’s annual “Summit of Speed” on July 1. The “Summit of Speed” is a septet of sprint distance stakes on dirt and turf, that makes up half of Saturday’s 14 race card.  […]

Monmouth Park’s $100,000 Grade III Pegasus Stakes, Sunday June 18

Monmouth Park’s $100,000 Grade III Pegasus Stakes, Sunday June 18

By Mike Rosen for Knightsbridge Bloodstock The 36th running of the $100,000 Grade III Betfair Pegasus Stakes headlines Monmouth Park’s Father’s Day card this Sunday, June 18.  This is the 8th season that the fixture for 3 year olds will be held at Monmouth in June. Before 2010 Monmouth’s sister track, The Meadowlands, conducted the […]

Wesley Ward confident with strong Royal Ascot team

Wesley Ward confident with strong Royal Ascot team

Wesley Ward confident with strong Royal Ascot team by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock Wesley Ward has once again sent a strong team to Royal Ascot and this year could be his strongest yet as he arrives with multiple chances. The American trainer has seven Royal Ascot winners to his name, so he knows what […]

Casse, Mott, Pletcher & Ward Aim for Royal Ascot Glory

Casse, Mott, Pletcher & Ward Aim for Royal Ascot Glory

Casse, Mott, Pletcher & Ward Aim for Royal Ascot Glory Exciting entries are revealed for the eight Group One races staged at Royal Ascot, which takes place from Tuesday, June 20 through to Saturday, June 24. A very strong US-trained challenge is in prospect, with representation in five of the eight races. All eight G1 […]

Down the Front Stretch, Tapwrit Wins 2017 Belmont Stakes

Down the Front Stretch, Tapwrit Wins 2017 Belmont Stakes

Down the Front Stretch, Tapwrit Wins 2017 Belmont Stakes Jose Ortiz stalked the frontrunner, then caught Irish War Cry on the front stretch. Tapwrit came out of the 2nd spot, chased the leaders close, and ultimately passed Irish War Cry down the front stretch to win the 2017 Belmont Stakes by 2 lengths. Tapwrit had […]

Belmont Stakes Day Selections

Belmont Stakes Day Selections

Belmont Stakes Day Selections by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock We have a great card of Grade 1 racing at Belmont on Saturday night, with six fascinating top quality races. The Belmont Stakes is the pick of those and Japanese raider Epicharis heads what is a fascinating field. Epicharis is a highly promising three year […]