Tapit filly brings season-best $2.7 million as Keeneland’s September Yearling sale gets underway

Keeneland’s reformatted Week 1 of the September Yearling Sale produced $8 million-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 North America this year and the highest-priced filly sold at the September...

Charity event raises over $85,000 to benefit TCA’s Horses First Fund to support Mercer County horses

LNJ Foxwoods raised more than $85,000 for the Horses First Fund administered by Thoroughbred Charities of America at an event held recently in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Horse First Fund was established in June 2016 by LNJ Foxwoods to assist the horses abandoned in Mercer County, Kentucky and horses in need of emergency aid in the future. To date the fund has raised over $38,000 and expended more than...

Daughter of Unbridled’s Song brings top price of $1.025 million during first day of Keeneland sale

Siren Serenade, a daughter of Unbridled’s Song in foal to 2016 leading sire Tapit, sold to Don Alberto Corporation for $1,025,000 million to top’s Monday’s first session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.    Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, consigned Siren Serenade, an 11-year-old half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner George Vancouver and Remsen (G2)...

Tapit colt sells for $1.2 million as average, median prices surge at Keeneland September Sale

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Tuesday recorded a new top-priced horse when a colt by leading sire Tapit out of Grade 1 winner and millionaire Hooh Why sold to J.J. Crupi, agent for Crupi’s New Castle Farm, for $1.2 million during a day marked by increases in average and median prices. The $1.2 million paid for the Tapit colt exceeded the $1 million that Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier spent...

Whisper Hill's Pope outbids Baffert for $2.1 million Tapit colt at Keeneland Yearling Sale

Spirited competition among buyers led to significant gains and the sale of six seven-figure yearlings during Wednesday’s third session of the 72nd Keeneland September Yearling Sale.   Highlighting the action was the bidding war between Whisper Hill’s Mandy Pope and Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert that resulted in the sale of a colt by North American leading sire Tapit for $2.1 million.   Keeneland...

Whisper Hill’s Pope outbids Baffert for $2.1 million Tapit colt at Keeneland Yearling Sale

Spirited competition among buyers led to significant gains and the sale of six seven-figure yearlings during Wednesday’s third session of the 72nd Keeneland September Yearling Sale.   Highlighting the action was the bidding war between Whisper Hill’s Mandy Pope and Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert that resulted in the sale of a colt by North American leading sire Tapit for $2.1 million.   Keeneland...

Turfway Park adds race to Spiral Stakes day named for Breeders' Cup winner Hansen

Turfway Park has added the Hansen Starter Handicap to its lineup on Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes day, March 22, with a sponsorship from Kendall Hansen, MD, and Intervention Pain Specialists of Crestview Hills, Ky.   The 6 1/2-furlong Hansen Starter Handicap carries a $50,000 purse and is written for horses 4 years old and up that started for a claiming rice of $50,000 or less in...

Seth Kochera: Derby trail will heat up in next three weeks with high-point races on tap

In last weekend’s races, relatively unproven prospects jockeyed for position on the Derby trail.   In the Spiral Stakes (Grade 3) at Turfway Park it was Black Onyx (Rock Hard Ten) who pulled the upset. In the race itself, local hero Mac the Man (El Corredor) asserted himself at the front and was caught just entering the final bend by Taken by the Storm (Stormy Atlantic) and Black Onyx. Those...