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Colt by Curlin brings $4.1 million from Godolphin to top Keeneland’s second September session

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Godolphin continued its dominance of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale during Tuesday’s second session by purchasing the day’s two highest-priced yearlings, headlined by the $4.1 million Curlin colt out of New Zealand champion sprinter Bounding (AUS), who is the most expensive September Sale yearling since 2010. Godolphin also took home a War Front...

$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...

Keeneland to host fifth graders for educational experience about region’s 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. “These tours are fun experiences for students that...

$2.2 million American Pharoah Colt tops opening session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale

The highly anticipated first crop of yearlings by 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah, who won the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland to close his career, and the participation of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Godolphin highlighted Monday’s opening session of the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Godolphin paid $2.2 million for a colt by American...

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders association announces Owner of the Year candidates

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that eFive Racing, Godolphin, Juddmonte Farm, Rockingham Ranch and the partnership of Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm have been selected as finalists for the TOBA National Owner of the Year. The TOBA National Owner of the Year will be announced live at the TOBA National Awards Dinner, which will be held on Saturday, September...

Halters Worn by American Pharoah, other notable thoroughbreds among items in CKRH online auction

Halters worn by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah; his sire, Pioneerof the Nile; and grandsire, Empire Maker, are among the exciting Thoroughbred racing-related items in an online auction to raise money for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the 37-year-old program at the Kentucky Horse Park that offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to people of all ages. The online auction is part of...