Weanling Could Justify Inaugural Green Hills Consignment At Keeneland

Maria Sol Aller, who along with Murat Sancal, has been training, buying and selling racehorses for over a decade from their base at Elmendorf Farm, has taken the plunge and will be consigning under her own banner, Green Hills at Elmendorf, for the first time at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The fledgling consignment could get off to a flyer when it offers a weanling filly by Justify (hip 96) during Book 1 of the auction Wednesday in Lexington. "We've been very busy. We have been buying around 60...

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Mage's Dam Puca and GISW Dalika to Keeneland November; Both Offered by Case Clay

Puca (Big Brown--Boat's Ghost, by Silver Ghost), the dam of GI Kentucky Derby winner Mage (Good Magic), will be among the lots at the upcoming Keeneland November sale in an exclusive two-mare initial consignment offered by Case Clay's Case Clay Thoroughbred Management. The other mare in Clay's consignment will be 2022 GI Beverly D. S. winner Dalika (Ger) (Pastorius {Ger}--Drawn To Run {Ire}, by Hurricane Run {Ire}). Puca is carrying a full-sibling to Mage, who has also placed in the GI Preakness S., GI Florida Derby and GI Haskell Invitational...

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Session Toppers and 5 A.M. Errands: Chance Timm on First Keeneland Sale as Grovendale Partner

Making a 5 a.m. trip to Walgreens for Vicks VapoRub was probably not what Chance Timm envisioned as part of his job description when he partnered with James Keogh at Grovendale Sales earlier this year, but when your consignment needs its supplies replenished during the second half of the Keeneland September Sale, you do what you need to do. Timm is more than happy to take on some of those less-than-glamorous duties. In fact, he enjoys them. "I like being hands on," Timm said Monday morning while showing Book 4...

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Stonehaven Steadings' Faith Rewarded at Keeneland September

Five years ago, Aidan O'Meara left his position at Hill 'n' Dale Farm, where he served as Stallion Division Manager for 20 years, to join his wife Leah and her family in running Stonehaven Steadings. The decision was not an easy one. As Leah O'Meara recounts, John Sikura had seen something in Aidan when the native of Ireland was fresh out of college. Over the years, O'Meara worked his way to managing the likes of Curlin, Medaglia d'Oro and Candy Ride. The O'Mearas lived on site at Hill 'n' Dale...

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