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$2.5 million Tapit colt tops first day of Keeneland September Sale; seven bring $1 million or more

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Godolphin acquired the two top-priced horses of Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, paying $2.5 million, the highest amount spent on a yearling at public auction in North America this year, for a colt by Tapit who is a half-brother to champion and 2016 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist, and $2.15 million for a son of Medaglia...

Bourbon County Thoroughbred breeder loves Kentucky land for producing stakes winners

Breeder Carrie Brogden established Machmer Farm with her mother and husband in 2001. (Photo from Paulick Report)   By Ray Paulick The Paulick Report   Carrie Willwerth Brogden established Machmer Hall in 2001 in Paris with husband Craig Brogden and mother Sandy Willwerth. The commercial operation is named after a building that honors Carrie’s great-grandfather, who was once dean of the...