Keeneland Grads Making Presence Felt in Russia

While the marquee horses and seven-figure fireworks are long since in the rear-view mirror when the Keeneland September Sale–the largest of its kind in the world–reaches its later books, there are still horses to be sold, even as the demand for those youngsters could begin to wane. Several years ago, in an effort to drum

What’s In a Name: Plainchant (Fr)

Friday, Chantilly, France PRIX ECLIPSE-G3, €56,000, Chantilly, 9-18, 2yo, 6fT, 1:08.48, g/s 1–PLAINCHANT (FR), 121, f, 2, by Gregorian (Ire)                 1st Dam: Nadinska (GB), by Doyen (Ire)                 2nd Dam: Funny Girl (Ire), by Darshaan (GB)                 3rd Dam: Just For Fun (Fr), by Lead On Time 1ST GROUP WIN. (€3,000 RNA Wlg ’18

TDN Q and A With Eddie Linehan

With the yearling sales now in full swing, TDN quizzes industry figures on past purchases, life during lockdown and their perspective on the sales over the next few weeks. Today, Eddie Linehan answers our questions. TDN: What was your best yearling purchase over the last few years? And your favourite? EL: [G1 Matron S. winner]

Taylor Made’s Stallion Program on the Rise

Since the loss of Taylor Made’s signature stallion Unbridled’s Song seven years ago, the farm has worked to regain its footing in the ever-evolving, ever-competitive business of stallion development. The first step, finding prospective stallions that fit a specific program, often proves to be the most difficult. “What do you look for in a stallion?”

Irish Yearling Season Begins In Newmarket

The symbiotic relationship between the Irish and British racing and bloodstock industries has never been so evident as it is on Monday as the Irish yearling sale season gets underway at Park Paddocks in Newmarket with the relocated Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale. As has been the case so far this year with other bloodstock

Selective Market Prevails as Book 3 Concludes at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, KY – Bidding continued to be solid for the prized lots, but the market was increasingly polarized as the second and final Book 3 session concluded Saturday in Lexington. Trainer Bob Baffert and Donato Lanni purchased the day’s highest-priced offering, going to $450,000 to acquire a colt from the first crop of Unified on

Karamanos, Gonzalez, and Bone take Laurel Summer Meet Titles

The summer meet at Laurel Park wrapped up Saturday with jockey Horacio Karamanos just holding his lead over Jevian Toledo to win the riding title in spite of failing to reach the winner’s circle Saturday while Toledo won twice. Karamanos won 42-41 over Toledo. He ranked second in purse earnings with more than $1.35 million,

Not This Time Filly Flies Home in Woodbine Cares S.

Dirty Dangle (Not This Time), who defeated Souper Munnings (Munnings) in a five-furlong maiden on the synthetic track Aug. 16, became the second black-type winner for her freshman sire (by Giant’s Causeway), jumping out of the ground in the final eighth of a mile to take Saturday’s Woodbine Cares S. One of the first to

Angel Cordero, Jr. Taking Book of Maryland Apprentice Charlie Marquez

Hall of Fame rider Angel Cordero, Jr., who currently represents Manny Franco, regular pilot of GI Belmont S. and GI Travers S. winner Tiz the Law (Constitution), is adding Maryland’s leading apprentice, Charlie Marquez, to his team. Marquez, age 17, rides with a five-pound weight allowance and was the third-leading rider at Laurel Park’s summer

Starship Jubilee Beats the Boys in Woodbine Mile

Starship Jubilee (Indy Wind) bested the boys and earned a spot in the gate for the GI Breeders’ Cup Mile with a victory in the GI Ricoh Woodbine Mile Saturday. Settling in fourth off the rail as Admiralty Pier (English Channel) clocked an opening quarter in :23.66, pilot Justin Stein checked Starship Jubilee for a

Siskin’s Sister Is First Winner For Flintshire

Talacre, a half-sister to this year’s G1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner Siskin (First Defence), is the first winner for five-time Grade/Group 1 winner Flintshire (GB), who stands at Hill ‘n’ Dale in Kentucky. 1st-Gowran, €15,500, Mdn, 9-19, 2yo, f, 8fT, 1:42.50, gd. TALACRE (f, 2, Flintshire {GB}–Bird Flown {GB}, by Oasis Dream {GB}), third last

Frosted Gets Second Saturday Winner at Belmont

6th-Belmont, $61,110, Msw, 9-19, 2yo, 1m, 1:37.56, ft. LIKEABLE (c, 2, Frosted–Dashing Debby {SW}, by Medaglia d’Oro) endured a fairly eventful trip in his rained-off Saratoga debut Aug. 22, racing wide on the turn and striking final-furlong interference before just missing by a head. Stretching out to a mile and remaining on the dirt for