August Sale Enters Round Two

The Tattersalls August Sale was last year borne out of necessity-a three-month gap in the calendar lasting until early June making it difficult to assess the merits of stock for a horses-in-training sale only a month later, and Covid restrictions complicating sales logistics-but the fixture that was instituted last summer as a back-up plan for

Gelding in 'Inhumane Treatment' Case Settles in at New Home

Food and Wine (War Front), the 5-year-old gelding whose mistreatment for a bowed tendon resulted in a trio of “improper or inhumane” care rulings issued by the Delaware Park stewards last Friday, is settling in at his new home, a rehab farm in Townsend, Delaware, that serves as a satellite facility for MidAtlantic Horse Rescue

Gun Runner to $125,000 at Three Chimneys

Leading first-crop sire Gun Runner will see a substantial fee raise for the 2022 breeding season, when his live-foal-stands-and-nurses fee will get a hike to $125,000. He stood for $50,000 in 2021. Gun Runner is the sire of five individual stakes winners, including undefeated multiple Grade I winner Echo Zulu, winner of the Spinaway S.

Rosacea's Sister Tops Arqana October Day Three

DEAUVILLE, Newmarket–By the end of the second session of the Arqana October Sale, turnover had already passed the 2020 total for all five days, and trade continued to bowl along in a similarly upbeat fashion on Wednesday with another €4,744,000 added to the overall tally which has just passed the €25-million mark. To put that

Harness Trainer Christopher Oakes Pleads Guilty

Disgraced harness trainer Christopher Oakes, who had close ties to Jorge Navarro, changed his plea to guilty Tuesday when appearing before federal judge Mary Kay Vyskocil via teleconference. In doing so, Oakes became the 10th person among the original 27 indicted in March 2020 for their role in a widespread scheme to use performance-enhancing drugs

Keeneland Catalogues 254 Horses of Racing Age for November Sale

A total of 254 head have been catalogued for the horses of racing age section of the upcoming Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The single session will be held Nov. 19–the final day of the auction. The catalogue is now available online at www.keeneland.com. The November sale begins Nov. 10. The Nov. 19 session will

Arnold Puts Tennessee Back on the Map at Fasig October Sale

Despite a rich history of Thoroughbreds breeding in Tennessee, without a racing program, the state only reported 22 mares bred in 2019. Three of those resulting foals are catalogued for next week's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings Sale. The trio were bred by Van and Karla Arnold out of their fledgling Thoroughbred broodmare band at the

Wanamaker's Inaugural PA-bred Catalog Online

The catalogue for inaugural Wanamaker's auction featuring 25 Pennsylvania-breds, is available at www.wanamakers.com. Slated for Oct. 28, the sale includes weanlings, yearlings, racing prospects, broodmare prospects, and broodmares. Highlights of the sale include Lillie's Answer, a black-type earning broodmare currently in-foal to Shancelot, as well as an eight-horse offering from Pewter Stable, six of which

Hill 'n' Dale '22 Stud Fees led by Curlin

The roster and fees for Hill 'n' Dale Farm's 2022 season is led by the nation's leading sire in number of Grade I winners, dual Horse of the Year Curlin (Smart Strike–Sheriff's Deputy, by Deputy Minister). He will return in 2022 for a fee of $175,000 LFSN. Also remaining unchanged is fellow Horse of the

Son of Ervedya Debuts at Deauville

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Thursday's Observations features a son of MG1SW Ervedya (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}). 11.50 Deauville, Debutantes,

George Stanners Appointed Bloodstock Manager of Yorton Farm

George Stanners has been named the new Bloodstock Manager of Yorton Farm. Previously with DBS which became Goffs UK straight from school 17 years ago, Stanners will begin his new role on Jan. 1, 2022. He will continue to serve as an auctioneer at most Goffs sales in Kildare and Doncaster. Additionally, Goffs UK will

TBA and Racing Foundation Win Environmental Sustainability Award

The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) and the Racing Foundation took top honours in the Innovation; Initiatives and Products Award Category at the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS) Awards at the Kia Oval Cricket Ground on Oct. 19. Their project, The Environmental Impact of Stud Farms Assessment, was funded by the Racing Foundation and instigated

Youth Spirit One of 11 Wildcards Added to Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sale

Group 3 winner Youth Spirit (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) (lot 1186A) is one of 11 wildcards that has been added to the Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale. Slated for Oct. 25-Oct. 28, the sale also features another late addition, the Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed Master of Reality (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) (lot 1186C). Andrew Balding will

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