Letter to the Editor: The Dilger Family

The inaugural golf tournament fundraiser for the Gerry Dilger Equine Scholarship Foundation was held Oct. 10 at Houston Oaks Golf Course and was a tremendous success. On behalf of our board, and the Dilger Family, we would like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who helped to make this first fundraiser happen. It was great to see so many people come out. We had wonderful support from the equine community. A very special thank you to Ashford Stud, Eddie Woods, Fasig Tipton, Garrett O'Rourke, Hagyards Equine Medical Institute,...

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Keeneland November Gets Underway

LEXINGTON, KY--The industry action moves back to Keeneland Monday, just two days after the Lexington oval hosted the Breeders' Cup, for the 10-day Keeneland November Sale, which runs through Nov. 16. The auction opens at 1 p.m. Monday with a single session Book 1, containing 240 head. Thirty minutes prior to that however, Keeneland offers the chance of a lifetime, a 2.5% fractional interest in the undefeated and sensational GI Breeders' Cup Classic winner Flightline (Tapit). It will be part of their first metaverse experience. (Click here for full story)....

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Tapit Filly on Top as Vibrant Trade Continues at Fasig-Tipton October

LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale, which produced a day of brisk trade during Monday's first session, saw activity tick up another notch during a vibrant day of trade Tuesday in Lexington. "The first horse through the ring this morning brought six figures and the last horse through the ring brought six figures," said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning. "There was brisk activity and great trade, literally from start to finish today. It was very similar to yesterday." Midway through the four-day auction, 524 yearlings have sold for $28,232,900....

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BC Contender Among Latest FTKNOV Supplements

Two additional horses have been supplemented to the Fasig-Tipton November Sale, including a Breeders' Cup contender. LADY HOLLYWOOD (GB) (Havana Grey {GB}) (Hip 317): A 2-year-old filly who defeated males in the G3 Prix d'Arenberg at Paris Longchamp Sept. 1. She is also a stakes winner in Ireland and will make her next start in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. She is consigned as a racing/broodmare prospect by St. George Sales, agent. CAKE BABY (Stormy Atlantic) (Hip 318): Stakes placed during her racing career, she is the dam...

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Good Results at CTHS Ontario Mixed Sale

The Oct. 19 CTHS Ontario Mixed Sale saw three individuals share the top price of $35,000. The first was a yearling filly by Cairo Prince consigned by Richard G. Hogan, Agent, second a Kantharos yearling filly consigned by Hill 'N' Dale Sales Agency, Agent and Blurricane (Rebellion {GB}), a stakes-winning broodmare by Rebellion (GB) consigned by Ballycroy Bloodstock, Agent for Ken Lee, Dennis Mitchell and Dan and Gaye Bell. The average selling price of $9,396.00 was up significantly over 2021($4,251.64). The median this year was $6,250.00 versus ($2,000.00) last year....

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Sotheby's To Auction Paintings from The Jockey Club

Some 38 works of art with a combined estimated value of $900,000 to $1.3 million from The Jockey Club will be auctioned off in Sotheby's Sporting Life Sale, with online bidding open from Oct. 14-25. Leading the group is a significant painting by John Frederick Herring Sr., titled: The 1828 Doncaster St. Leger Won by The Colonel, which is estimated to fetch between $400,000 and $600,000. John Frederick Herring Sr.'s series of racing pictures inspired by the 1828 St Leger S. are some of his most highly prized sporting works...

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Dams of BC Contenders Among First FTKNOV Supplements

The dams of four Grade I winners, including a pair of 2-year-olds that will be among the favorites for the juvenile dirt races at the upcoming Breeders' Cup meeting at Keeneland, are among the initial supplemental entries to The November Sale to be held at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks Sunday, Nov. 6. Trophy Girl (Warrior's Reward) will be offered by Denali Stud as hip 302. The 9-year-old mare, selling in foal to dual Eclipse Award winner Essential Quality, is the dam of Blazing Sevens (Good Magic), third behind recent GI Claiborne...

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OBS October Sale Kicks Off Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's October Yearling Sale kicks off Tuesday with a selected yearlings session, which will be followed by an open yearlings session Wednesday. Tuesday's session gets underway at noon with Hips 1-185 and is followed by the supplements, which are Hips 186-209. Wednesday's session begins at 10 a.m. with Hips 251-660 and followed by a section of supplements, which are Hips 661-684. "We are certainly excited seeing what has transpired in the yearling market so far this year," said OBS's Tod Wojciechowski. "The graduates of this sale...

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Keeneland Releases November Sale Catalogue

Keeneland has cataloged 3,691 horses for its 79th November Breeding Stock Sale, which will begin Monday, Nov. 7 after Keeneland hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships over the weekend prior. The sale runs through Wednesday, Nov. 16. Click here for the catalog for the sale, which features proven producers, broodmare prospects who were successful racehorses and royally bred weanlings. The catalog includes more than 1,800 broodmares and broodmare prospects and 1,523 weanlings. Print catalogs are to arrive the week of Oct. 17. "The euphoria of the recent record-breaking Keeneland September...

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Cupid Colt Tops LTBA Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana 2022 Yearling Sale

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association's Breeders Sales of Louisiana held its 2022 Yearling Sale followed by mixed session Oct. 1 at the Equine Sales Facility in Opelousas and it was topped by a $63,000 Cupid colt (Hip 60). He was consigned by Brehon Farm. A total of 101 yearlings sold for a gross of $1,690,600 and an average of $16,739 and a median of $10,000. There were 19 RNAs. Three weanlings sold for a gross of $20,000 and an average of $6,667. One horse of racing age sold for $7,000...

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Depth Takes Market to Giddy Heights

The phrase is traced to Bob Hope, apparently when challenged by a heckler during one of his military morale-boosters to explain why he wasn't in uniform. "Don't you know there's a war on?" he replied. "A guy could get hurt!" It would have been perfectly legitimate for one of the Keeneland auctioneers to respond in similar vein to the torrent of bidding that elevated the September Sale to unprecedented highwater marks. Somehow, the kind of factors that traditionally send markets into nauseous free fall have failed to stem a breathless...

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Fasig-Tipton October Catalogue Released

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 1,594 yearlings for its Kentucky October Yearlings Sale to be held Oct. 24-27 at Newtown Paddocks. Each of the four sessions will begin at 10 a.m. "This is our strongest Kentucky October catalogue to date," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "We have outstanding representation from all current top 20 ranked sires, and quality yearlings at all price levels. With 200 stakes wins or placings so far this year, sale graduates continue to achieve tremendous success on the racetrack at the highest levels." Recent Fasig October graduates include...

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