2-year-olds

KY Downs Offers New Option for KEESEP Grads

Kentucky Downs offers a new option this year in collaboration with its horsemen and the Keeneland Association in a pair of $250,000 allowance races restricted to horses who went through the ring at last year's Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The 6 1/2-furlong allowance races--one for fillies and one for colts and geldings--will be staged Sept. 8 with no conditions other than the 2-year-old must have been offered for sale at Keeneland last September. Yearlings that sold as well as those not reaching their reserve bid are eligible. Funding for the...

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Mark Casse Displays Perfect Record With Juveniles So Far in 2022

That Mark Casse won a pair of 2-year-old maiden races Sunday at Woodbine should not have come as a surprise. The trainer hasn't just been hot when it comes to his juvenile runners, he's been perfect. Casse has sent out eight 2-year-olds so far this year and all eight have won. Six were first-time starters and two others won in their second career starts. He leads all trainers in the category of 2-year-old winners on the year. Steve Asmussen is next with six. How has Casse done it? "For one...

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Trio of Juveniles Share Bullet Work at OBS

A trio of juvenile fillies worked a bullet quarter mile in :20 4/5 during the final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June 2-Year-Olds-in-Training Sale Saturday. Those fillies were: Hip 984 , a Good Magic filly consigned by New Horizon Farm, Inc. (video) Hip 1043 , a daughter of Adios Charlie consigned by Ocala Stud (video) Hip 1109 , a Practical Joke filly consigned by Top Line Sales, LLC (video) Nine 2-year-olds shared the fastest furlong time of :10 flat. They were Hip 938 , a Cloud Computing colt...

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Arqana Summer Sale Catalogue Announced

The Arqana Summer Sale in Deauville, featuring 488 lots, will be held from June 30-July 1. Catalogued are 93 2-year-olds in pre-training, 143 2- and 3-year-old stores, 145 horses-in-training and 107 fillies and mares. Flat-bred 2-year-olds will canter at Deauville Racecourse at 1 p.m. local time on June 29. The next day, those Flat-bred 2-year-olds and stores will begin selling at 11 a.m. The breeding stock and horses-in-training session will begin at 11 a.m. on July 1. Previous sale alumni include the globetrotting Group 1 winner Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper),...

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Bidding Open for Fasig May Digital Sale

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 24 entries for its May Digital Selected Sale, which may now be viewed here. Bidding is officially open and will close this Tuesday, May 17, at 2 pm EDT. "Successful results in our initial online auctions are generating substantial interest from sellers in the Fasig-Tipton Digital platform," said Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales.  "This May Digital catalogue features another quality group of breeding stock offerings and some very exciting horses of racing age. Included among the horses of racing age are some impressive recent stakes...

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Irish EBF Barrier Trials To Resume At Dundalk

The Irish EBF Barrier Trials will return to Dundalk Stadium on July 5 and Aug. 30, Horse Racing Ireland announced. They will be restricted to unraced 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds over distances of five furlongs, six furlongs, and seven furlongs, with horses named, returned to training and with a stalls certificate. Irish Thoroughbred Marketing has conducted the trials with the cooperation of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board and the Irish European Breeders' Fund since 2018. IRIS will be on hand to record the trials and broadcast them live on YouTube, while...

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MyRacehorse Launches In The UK And Ireland With Juvenile Trio

MyRacehorse, a U.S.-based racehorse micro-share ownership operator, is expanding to the UK and Ireland with three 2-year-olds, including a 450,000gns Dubawi (Ire) colt purchased out of the Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale. Out of J Wonder (Footstepsinthesand {GB}), he is trained by Andrew Balding. John and Thady Gosden have a $300,000 Keeneland September filly by Mendelssohn for the GI Kentucky Derby/GI Breeders' Cup Classic-winning organisation. The trio is rounded out by a Zoffany (Ire) filly in the yard of Joseph O'Brien. She was purchased for €170,000 at Goffs Orby....

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OBS April Breeze Show Starts Sunday

The breeze show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's upcoming Spring Sale gets underway Sunday and runs through Saturday, Apr. 16. Hips 1-176 will breeze Sunday; followed by Hips 177-352 Monday; Hips 353-528 Tuesday; Hips 529-704 Wednesday; Hips 705-880 Thursday; Hips 881-1056 Friday; and Hips 1057-1231 Saturday. The Spring Sale runs Tuesday, Apr. 19 through Friday, Apr. 22 with each session beginning at 10 a.m. Hips 1-308 go on the block Tuesday; followed by Hips 309-616; Wednesday, Hips 617-924 Thursday; and Hips. 925-1231 Friday.

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Sextet of Wildcards Added to La Teste Breeze-Up Sale

Another six lots have been added to the Osarus La Teste Breeze-Up Sale on May 3. The breezes take place at 2:30 p.m. local time on May 2, and the sale will begin at 1 p.m. local time on May 3. The new additions include colts by Belardo (Ire) (lot 20) and Worthadd (Ire) (lot 30A); a Le Havre (Ire) colt who is a half-brother to graded winner and Grade I-placed Elysea's World (Ire) (Champs Elysees {GB}) (lot 40); lot 45A, a filly by Free Eagle (Ire) out of a...

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Juvenile Sales Season Kicks Off at OBS

The 2-year-old sales season gets underway Tuesday with the start of the two-day Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March Sale. Hips 1-316 sell Tuesday and Hips 317-635 go under the hammer Wednesday. "I have been very pleased with the horses we have seen on the grounds," said Tod Wojciechowski, OBS director of sales. "The interest from buyers has been very good." He added, "We have been able to add another level of horse that maybe doesn't fit the upper-echelon price range, but are very good horses. March is a key sale...

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Goffs Releases February Sale Catalogue

Goffs has released the catalogue for its first sale of the year, its three-day February Sale, set to take place from Feb. 8 to 10 at Kildare Paddocks. There are 599 horses catalogued to the Goffs February Sale; the sale will begin with a selection of 2-year-olds and horses in training followed by short yearlings. It will conclude with breeding stock, with leading breeders and consignors like the Aga Khan Studs, Derrinstown Stud, Godolphin, Baroda Stud, the Irish National Stud, Oghill House Stud and The Castlebridge Consignment all bringing drafts,...

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BBAG to Hold Christmas Online Sale

The inaugural BBAG Christmas Online Sale will begin on Nov. 26 and bidding will close on Nov. 28. Horses of all ages are permitted for the auction which is identical in format to the spring online auction, BBAG announced on Monday. Horses do not have to travel to the sales ring in Iffezheim. Videos and photos of lots will be available in the online catalogue after publication. The deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 18. For more information, please visit the BBAG website.

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