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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...

$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...

Racing ‘starts in Kentucky, ends in Kentucky,’ but ties that bind industry span continents

Zabeel Stables in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has about 150 horses in training. (Photos by Tanya J. Tyler)   Editor’s note: Tickets for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup, which will be held for the first time at Keeneland Race Course this year, go on sale today. The Lexington track is already getting ready for the big event. And halfway around the world, so are possible contenders. Lexington freelance...

Racing 'starts in Kentucky, ends in Kentucky,' but ties that bind industry span continents

Zabeel Stables in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has about 150 horses in training. (Photos by Tanya J. Tyler)   Editor’s note: Tickets for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup, which will be held for the first time at Keeneland Race Course this year, go on sale today. The Lexington track is already getting ready for the big event. And halfway around the world, so are possible contenders. Lexington freelance...

Liane Crossley: It was Big Red that hooked him, but Cairo Prince may win him the Derby

(Photo provided)   Kiaran McLaughlin clearly recalls when he became entranced with racehorses while watching television with his father in their Lexington home.   McLaughlin was 12 on that June afternoon in 1973 when the mighty Secretariat transcended sports and became legendary with his breathtaking Belmont Stakes triumph that clinched the Triple Crown. Ask Thoroughbred enthusiasts of a...