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$625,000 Quality Road Colt Leads Monday Session At Keeneland

Spirited bidding continued to yield positive results on Monday as Keeneland closed the seventh day of its September Yearling Sale. Leading the session was the sale of a colt by Quality Road for $625,000 to Team Casse.

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Spirited bidding continued to yield positive results on Monday as Keeneland closed the seventh....



Michael Wrona To Call New Fall Meet At Grants Pass Downs

Grants Pass Downs has named Michael Wrona, one of the world's preeminent race callers, as track announcer for its fall race meet. Wrona will call all 14 race days scheduled for Grants Pass Downs' inaugural commercial race meet, scheduled Sept. 22 through Nov. 4.

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Grants Pass Downs has named Michael Wrona, one of the world's preeminent race callers, as....



Stud Notes: Lane’s End is Red Hot

It doesn’t take Albert Einstein to realize some genetics are, simply, magical. Juddmonte Farms advertised Empire Maker, when he first went to stud, as a “genetic masterpiece,” and they were correct, but Empire Maker isn’t Juddmonte’s only genetic masterpiece. The full brothers Frankel and Noble Mission represent more great art.

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It doesn’t take Albert Einstein to realize some genetics are, simply, magical. Juddmont....



Stud Notes: Tiznow & The Old School Sires At Keeneland

The frenzy over discovery of the next big thing in the thoroughbred industry—note the competitive if not frenzied bidding at the Keeneland September Sale for the offspring of Runhappy, Nyquist and Frosted—frequently obscures the great older sires and their achievements. On Saturday, September 14, old school sires shone, with Tiznow’s son Dennis’ Moment taking the Iroquois S.-G3 at Churchill in dominant, if not downright easy, fashion.

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The frenzy over discovery of the next big thing in the thoroughbred industry—note the co....



  • Ranked third on the Experimental Free Handicap, weighted over Stay Thirsty, Mucho Macho Man, J P's Gusto, etc.. Won 5 out of 9 starts at 2 & 3, including the Hopeful S-G1 at Saratoga. Second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile-G1 to Uncle Mo earning a 100+ Beyer, at Churchill Downs. Boys at Toscanova broke his maiden by 12 lengths at Belmont Park, racing 5 furlongs in a blistering :56.26, less than a half a second off the 15-year-old track record.

  • Truth and Fiction in Book One of the Keeneland September Sale

    Amidst fears that the relatively shaky state of our economy due to the possibility of recession and the trade war with China, and the Brexit-affair in the European Union, would affect the returns of the 2019 Keeneland September Sale, Dubai came to the rescue. The ruling Makhtoum family of Dubai, personified by Sheikh Mohammad and his brother, Sheikh Hamdan, with no cash flow issues, clearly saw opportunity, and spent big money on the top yearlings of Book One.

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    Amidst fears that the relatively shaky state of our economy due to the possibility of recession....



    Keeneland Returns Program To Educate Kids About Thoroughbred Industry

    Keeneland will welcome approximately 2,900 fifth grade students from 33 area public and private schools each day this week for a two-hour interactive tour designed to expand their knowledge of Keeneland and the Thoroughbred industry in Central Kentucky. More than 23,000 fifth-grade students have participated in the program, now in its ninth year.

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    Keeneland will welcome approximately 2,900 fifth grade students from 33 area public and private....