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During the Oct. 21 first session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings Sale quality remained in demand and there was tepid interest in horses that did not clear the bar set by buyers.
Stallion will take up residence at Haras de la Haie Neuve
Less than two weeks out from the Nov. 1-2 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, the lead group continues to hold their respective positions in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll.
A spectacular pinhooking success was the highlight of the opening day of the Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale Oct. 21, which posted a strikingly improved set of results on the corresponding session 12 months ago.
An initial assessment by local law enforcement agrees with initial findings by regulatory officials that no animal cruelty or neglect took place involving a horse who had been euthanized Sept. 25 after racing at Mountaineer.
There was a double blow for Britain's Lexus Melbourne Cup (G1) contingent next month after Red Verdon and Gold Mount were ruled out of the race Oct. 21.
Baccari Bloodstock saw another of their Medaglia d'Oro fillies pass the six-figure mark during the Oct. 21 session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings Sale, when Hip 62 was knocked down to D J Stable for $400,000.
After his consignment's strong start to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings Sale, Chris Baccari could be called "Mister October."
Coolmore America has set 2020 stud fees for its contingent of 14 U.S.-based stallions at Ashford Stud. The roster is headed by the operation's pair of Triple Crown winners, Justify and American Pharoah.
It took Morsches Stable's Gentle Ruler 12 times to break her maiden, but since doing so in late March the Colonel John filly has rolled to four stakes victories, including the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes (G3T) Oct. 20 at Keeneland.
An eventful and emotional week came to an end on an optimistic note for trainer Jonathan Thomas.
Trainer John Sadler announced Oct. 20 at Santa Anita Park that Hronis Racing's Catalina Cruiser will run in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) as opposed to the Big Ass Fans Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1).
Bricks and Mortar and Sistercharlie led a busy morning of turf workers for Chad Brown Oct. 20 at Belmont Park as the trainer sent out his Breeders' Cup contenders.
Trainer Wesley Ward's three possible contenders for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2T), Cambria, Kimari, and Four Wheel Drive, led Oct. 20 workers at Keeneland who are preparing for the Nov. 1-2 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park.
The sales action will return to Goffs Oct. 21-22 with the Autumn Yearling and Horses in Training Sale.
Two-year-old is an American Pharoah half brother to Caravaggio
Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky October Yearling Sale, on the verge of being discontinued 10 years ago, has momentum going into the 2019 auction that will be held in Lexington Oct. 21-24.
Leading Saudi Arabian owner Khalid bin Mishref has bought into Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) runner-up Gronkowski, owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds confirmed Oct. 20.
Flameaway, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Scat Daddy, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2020 breeding season at Darby Dan Farm in a deal brokered by Matt Bowling.
After breaking Dayjur's Nunthorpe track record at York, Battaash was expected to right the wrong of his illustrious predecessor's Breeders' Cup defeat.