Brian Koriner

Weekly Stewards And Commissions Rulings, Aug. 8-14

Every week, the TDN publishes a roundup of key official rulings from the primary tracks within the four major racing jurisdictions of California, New York, Florida and Kentucky. Here's a primer on how each of these jurisdictions adjudicates different offenses, what they make public (or not) and where. The TDN will also post a roundup of the relevant Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) related rulings from the same week. These will include decisions from around the country. California Track: Del Mar Date: 08/10/2023 Licensee: Brian Koriner Penalty: $1,000 fine...

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Vibrant Trade at Fasig California Sale

by Dan Ross and Jessica Martini  The third time proved the charm for the Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings Sale, which produced the strongest results in its short three-year history with a session of lively bidding in Pomona Tuesday. "Today was the most encouraging day we have had in California in a sales environment in the last three years that we've been  involved here," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "There was a dramatic increase in the average and the median doubled from the sale last year and the RNA rate was...

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Smiling Tiger Colt Tops WTBOA Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale

For the second time in the last four years, a colt by Smiling Tiger topped the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's annual summer sale, which was again held at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wa., Aug. 18. The sale topper, Hip 57, was purchased for $70,000 by Brian Koriner, acting on behalf of Jay Em Ess Stable (Samantha Siegel) from the Critter Creek Farm consignment, agent for PT Syndicate #1 LLC. The chestnut colt is the second foal out of the stakes-placed Swiss Yodeler...

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August 8 Insights: Sales-Topping Bodemeister Primed for Del Mar Debut

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 1st-DMR, $61k, 3yo/up, f/m, (S), 6f, 5:00 p.m. ET    Trainer Brian Koriner saddles 2017 Barretts Select Yearling Sale topper TAKETHEDIAMONDLANE (Bodemeister) in her career debut in Thursday's opener at Del Mar. Acquired by Jay Em Ess Stables for $300,000, the dark bay sports an impressive and consistent work tab over the past two months, including a Aug. 3 half-mile drill in :47 2/5 (5/91) over this course. Takethediamondlane is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner and grade I-placed Take the One O One (Acclamation)...

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