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October Sale Continues at Record Pace

on 10/26/2021 8:29 PM

LEXINGTON, KY – The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale continued its frenetic pace Tuesday and figures remained ahead of record pace at the half-way point of the four-day auction. “It was a great session,” Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said Tuesday night. “It was record-breaking in all regards: gross, average and co-highest price ever for a

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Louisiana Commission Sides with Broberg in CDI Exclusion Dispute

on 10/26/2021 6:39 PM

The Louisiana State Racing Commission (LSRC) unanimously passed a motion Tuesday that owner and trainer Karl Broberg believes will allow him to race horses at the upcoming Fair Grounds meet despite an exclusion order imposed last month by that track's corporate owner, Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI). “I am allowed to enter and run at the

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2022 Kentucky Race Dates Set

on 10/26/2021 5:03 PM

Kentucky's live racing schedule for 2022 will largely mirror this season's template of race dates according to a calendar approved Tuesday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The following three tweaks stand out from 2021: 1) Churchill Downs will race through July 4 instead of closing in late June; 2) Kentucky Downs was granted a

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Half-Sister to Rattle N Roll Tops Keeneland October Digital Sale

on 10/26/2021 4:57 PM

Flaine (Outwork), a half-sister to recent GI Claiborne Breeders' Futurity winner Rattle N Roll (Connect), sold for $37,500 to St. Elias Stable, topping Tuesday's Keeneland October Digital Sale. The 3-year-old filly was c...

Firenze Fire to Stand Stud in Japan

on 10/26/2021 4:43 PM

Firenze Fire (Poseidon's Warrior–My Every Wish, by Langfuhr), whose many accomplishments include a win in the GI Champagne S., will be retired after his upcoming start in the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint and head to Japan, where he will stand stud at Arrow Stud. Owner Ron Lombardi said the offer from Arrow Stud was just

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Modernist to Stand at Darby Dan

on 10/26/2021 3:08 PM

MGSW Modernist (Uncle Mo–Symbolic Gesture, by Bernardini) has been retired and will begin his new career as a stallion in 2022 at Darby Dan Farm in a deal brokered by Matt ...

Delta Downs Could Be Back Under Lights By Nov. 12

on 10/26/2021 2:25 PM

A two-phase fix to the allegedly unsafe new lighting system at Delta Downs is underway that could allow the Louisiana track to switch back from afternoon programs to traditional weekend night cards by Nov. 12. The recently installed light-emitting diode (LED) system, which was necessitated by the old lights getting wrecked by a hurricane in

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Strong Opener To October Sale

on 10/25/2021 9:24 PM

LEXINGTON, KY – The start of the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings Sale was delayed an hour by heavy rain, but the weather seemed to be the only thing that could hold back the auction once the bidding got started Monday at Newtown Paddocks. “We were very pleased with the opening session

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Quality Road Anchors Lane’s End Roster for 2022

on 10/25/2021 2:37 PM

Quality Road (Elusive Quality–Kobla, by Strawberry Road {Aus}), whose 'TDN Rising Star' son Corniche figures one of the favorites for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Nov. 5, will remain at $150,000 for the upcoming breeding season at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm, which released its stud fees Monday. Th...

Free Equibase Past Performances for 1/ST Tracks for Remainder of Year

on 10/25/2021 12:36 PM

Equibase Premium Past Performances for all racing cards at Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields will be available through the end of the year for free effective immediately, 1/ST Racing announced Monday. The fan-friendly initiative provides the ability to unlock the data for all 1/ST races without a signup or

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TRF Hay Drive Underway With $60K Matching Gift

on 10/25/2021 12:01 PM

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) has received a $60,000 matching gift from the Santulli Family Foundation to launch the 2021 Hay Drive. Richard and Peggy Santulli will match every dollar donated to the TRF up to $60,000 for this campaign. The TRF's goal for the 2021 Hay Drive is $120,000 to cover the cost of

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Essential Quality, Maxfield to Stand at Jonabell in 2022

on 10/25/2021 11:48 AM

Darley America will have two major new additions to its stallion roster for 2022 as GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile and GI Belmont S. winner Essential Quality (Tapit–Delightful Quality, by Elusive Quality) and fellow Grade I winner Maxfield (

Bradley Thoroughbreds’ True to Retire

on 10/25/2021 10:49 AM

Vicky True, Bradley Thoroughbreds' longest tenured employee, will retire at the end of October, according to the bloodstock agency. “Just over 22 years ago, Vicky joined the Bradley Thoroughbreds team as the office administrator and has been a steadfast team member ever since,” said the release. “She has managed all Bradley Thoroughbreds stallion season contracts

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Internationally Connected Trio Supplemented to F-T November

on 10/25/2021 9:33 AM

Three horses with international pedigree appeal have been added to the upcoming Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Each will be consigned by Denali Stud on behalf of the Estate of Michael Baum. The owner of Man O' War Farm passed away Aug. 31. Bye Bye Baby (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) will be offered as hip 268. The 6-year-old

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Goldencents Leads the Way By 2021 Mares Bred

on 10/25/2021 9:27 AM

The Jockey Club has released its annual Report of Mares bred for 2021 and there's a new name atop the leader board. The Spendthrift Farm stallion Goldencents led all sires, having been bred to 230 mares. He was bred to 204 in 2020. His ascension to the top spot came after Spendthrift cut his stud

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Opening Session at FTKOCT Delayed

on 10/25/2021 8:23 AM

Due to inclement weather in and around Lexington Monday morning, officials at Fasig-Tipton have announced that Monday's opening session of the company's October Yearling Sale is being pushed back by one hour. The sale will now begin at 11 a.m. EDT. Before withdrawals, a total of 396 horses are cataloged for the first of four

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Munnings’s Eda Easy As You Like in the Anoakia

on 10/24/2021 7:59 PM

Baoma Corp's Eda (Munnings) made light work of four fellow juvenile fillies to post her first stakes success in facile fashion in Sunday's Anoakia S. at Santa Anita. Away without incident from the inside stall, the bay was beaten for speed, then angled away from the fence to stalk the pace ou...

Munnings’s Eda Easy As You Like in the Anoakia

on 10/24/2021 7:59 PM

Baoma Corp's Eda (Munnings) made light work of four fellow juvenile fillies to post her first stakes success in facile fashion in Sunday's Anoakia S. at Santa Anita. Away without incident from the inside stall, the bay was beaten for speed, then angled away from the fence to stalk the pace ou...

Santa Anita ‘Folds of Honor’ Charity Poker Tournament Raises $50K

on 10/24/2021 6:23 PM

Santa Anita Park's inaugural “Folds of Honor” Charity Poker Tournament, held Saturday night following the races in the track's Player's Lounge, raised more than $50,000 to help provide scholarships to spouses and children of disabled or fallen American military veterans. A large contingent of Santa Anita fans, jockeys, agents, owners, trainers, employees and other racing

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Code of Honor to Stand at Lane’s End

on 10/24/2021 3:00 PM

W.S. Farish-owned and bred multiple Grade I winner Code of Honor (Noble Mission {GB}–Reunited, by Dixie Union) will stand the 2022 season at Lane's End Farm. Earning almost $3 million in a career that included graded stakes performances each year from two to five, the colt is a six-time graded stakes winner and has a

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