Kentucky Yearling Sale Gradutates Go Onto Wins In G1

Kentucky Yearling Sale Gradutates Go Onto Wins In G1

Siblings to graded stakes winners Valid Point, Got Stormy and Café Americano cataloged for Keeneland September Sale Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Bricks and Mortar, Valid Point and Got Stormy scored impressive Grade 1 wins to headline weekend racing. Bricks and Mortar dominated the Arlington Million (G1) to earn an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) on Nov. […]

Kentucky Derby Appeal Rejected, Maximum Security Out of Preakness

Kentucky Derby Appeal Rejected, Maximum Security Out of Preakness

Maximum Security will not race in the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown following his controversial disqualification at the Kentucky Derby. The horse’s management was unsuccessful in a bid Monday to appeal the ruling of the Kentucky Derby stewards, who disqualified a Winner for the 1st time in the race’s 145 runnings. Owner Gary West […]

Country House Wins the 145th Run for the Roses

Country House Wins the 145th Run for the Roses

FLASH: In an unprecedented Steward’s decision, Country House, a 62-to-1 long shot, who finished the mud race 2nd, is the winner of the 2019 Kentucky Derby. Maximum Security, who finished 1st, was disqualified after Churchhill Down Stewards determined that Maximum Security and jockey Luis Saez committed an infraction, and were therefore disqualified after a roughly […]

Panama Horses Arrive in Miami for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday

Panama Horses Arrive in Miami for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday

Panama Horses Arrive in Miami for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday A dozen horses from Panama arrived at Gulfstream Park Wednesday afternoon to prepare for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday, Dec. 8. The Panamanian horses joined 10 horses from Venezuela who arrived Saturday morning. Horses arriving from Panama included Fray Angelico, a son […]

2018-2019 Championship Meet stakes schedule at Gulfstream Park $29m in purses

2018-2019 Championship Meet stakes schedule at Gulfstream Park $29m in purses

2018-2019 Championship Meet stakes schedule at Gulfstream Park $29m in purses The 2018-2019 Championship Meet stakes schedule at Gulfstream Park will feature a record 105 stakes worth a record $29.079 million in purses, headlined by the blockbuster Jan. 26 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, featuring the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Triple Crown Winner Justify Retired from Racing

Triple Crown Winner Justify Retired from Racing

Triple Crown Winner Justify Retired from Racing Way to go out, never beaten having won the Triple Crown Triple Crown winner Justify was retired from racing Wednesday because of fluid in his left front ankle. Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify’s owners said caution over the horse’s ankle condition made it impossible to tell if he’d […]

$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 […]

Travel News: Lexington, Kentucky

Travel News: Lexington, Kentucky

Travel News: Lexington, Kentucky Beautiful horse farms have been part of the Bluegrass since the region was first settled, and so have horse farm visitors. Early 19th-century travelers remarked on the beautiful country estates of the Bluegrass noting, as one put it, “a handsome horse is the highest pride of a Kentuckian.” When great 20th-century […]

$250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park

$250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet breezed five-furlongs from the starting gate in 59.60 seconds at Monmouth Park Saturday in preparation for a scheduled start in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) on next Saturday’s Summit of Speed program at Gulfstream Park. The gray son of Kantharos, who turned in the fastest of 11 […]

June 30 Summit of Speed program at Gulfstream Park

June 30 Summit of Speed program at Gulfstream Park

Curlin’s Approval to Defend Title in $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2) Alter Homebred among 23 Noms for ‘Win and You’re In’ Event X Y Jet Tops List of 16 Noms for $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) Multiple Grade 1-Placed Gelding Seeks 6th Straight at Gulfstream Alter Racing Stables and Bridlewood Farm’s Curlin’s Approval and Rockingham Ranch and […]

Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch at Gulfstream Park

Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch at Gulfstream Park

Her three-race win streak halted abruptly last time out, Madame Uno will seek to rebound in Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old daughter of First Dude is scheduled to face 6 rivals in the 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for Florida-bred fillies and mares that also drew two main-track only entrants. In the […]

Great Weekend for Uncle Mo

Great Weekend for Uncle Mo

Outstanding sire Uncle Mo was in top form on Saturday with classy mare Ultra Brat (5m Uncle Mo x Prof McGonagall, by Giant’s Causeway) winning the $150,000 Grade III Gallorette Stakes at Pimlico, while Miss Mo Mentum (3f Uncle Mo x Somalia, by Mineshaft) took out the Grade III Selene Stakes at Woodbine. The Graham […]

Justify Wins ‘Run in the Mud’ at Churchill Downs

Justify Wins ‘Run in the Mud’ at Churchill Downs

Justify Wins ‘Run in the Mud’ at Churchill Downs Saturday afternoon, favorite Justify won the 144th Kentucky Derby, now the 1st horse in 136 years to win the race after not competing as a 2-year-old. Justify had only 3 starts entering the race, but was a 7-2 favorite to win. No horse since Apollo in Y […]

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 […]

Godolphin on the Kentucky Derby Trail

Godolphin on the Kentucky Derby Trail

Godolphin on the Kentucky Derby Trail by J A McGrath at Godolphin Godolphin colts Enticed and Avery Island are ready to put their G1 Kentucky Derby credentials up for examination in separate contests in Florida and New York this weekend. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said both had impressed in their final gallops at Palm Meadows Training […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kentucky Derby: Baffert and McKinzie Stake their Claim

Kentucky Derby: Baffert and McKinzie Stake their Claim

Kentucky Derby: Baffert and McKinzie Stake their Claim Bob Baffert’s McKinzie took another significant step toward the Kentucky Derby by winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes in stylish fashion under Mike Smith, as he dominated by 3 ½ lengths while getting a flat mile in 1:36.58. With Baffert removing blinkers, McKinzie seemed more settled […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stellar Wind Booked to American Pharoah

Stellar Wind Booked to American Pharoah

Champion racemare Stellar Wind will be retired and bred to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah after selling for $6 million to Coolmore’s MV Magnier to top Tuesday’s opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. A five year-old mare by Curlin, Stellar Wind won over $2.2million in winning 10 of 16 starts and was […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Keeneland Graduates Dominate US Racing

Keeneland Graduates Dominate US Racing

Keeneland sales graduate Beach Patrol claimed racing’s biggest prize of the weekend, gamely turning back challengers to win the $1 million Arlington Million (G1). Keeneland sales alumni Copper Bullet and Run Away turned in dominating performances to win the Saratoga Special (G2) by four lengths and Best Pal (G2) at Del Mar by 3½ lengths, respectively. ***************************************************** Keeneland will feature a […]

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 […]

Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Winners

Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Winners

Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Winners Late bloomer Kathryn The Wise (4m Uncle Mo x Shea d’Lady, by Crafty Prospector) kept her unbeaten record intact when scoring a resounding victory in the $200,000 Critical Eye Stakes for New York breds at Belmont. A homebred for Lawrence Goichman prepared by Chad Brown, Kathryn The Wise had dominated […]

Kentucky Derby: Velazquez Rides “Always Dreaming” to Victory

Kentucky Derby: Velazquez Rides “Always Dreaming” to Victory

Kentucky Derby: Velazquez Rides “Always Dreaming” to Victory Always Dreaming won the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby with jockey John Velazquez aboard. The Todd Pletcher-trained Florida Derby winner was never threatened on his way to a comfortable victory in 2:03.59 in the mud. He was the late favorite going into the race with 4 […]

GOP To Reshape State Laws on Workplace, Classrooms & Courtrooms +

GOP To Reshape State Laws on Workplace, Classrooms & Courtrooms +

GOP To Reshape State Laws on Workplace, Classrooms & Courtrooms + Expect Republicans to use their capitol dominance to make Missouri the 27th right-to-work state prohibiting mandatory union fees, unless Kentucky’s recently elected GOP majorities can beat them to it. The race to expand right-to-work laws is just one of several ways that Republicans are […]

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale News

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale News

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale News The sale of stakes winner Uptown Twirl, a half-sister to recent Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner and probable 2-year-old champion male Classic Empire, for $1.075-M and the popularity of horses in the Complete Dispersal of Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell’s Conquest Stables generated increases in gross, average […]