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 Year Ghostzapper (Awesome Again--Baby Zip, by Relaunch). The Hall of Famer will stand for $75,000 LFSN in 2022. Included among the operation's up-and-coming sires, Good Magic (Curlin--Glinda the Good, by Hard Spun), whose fee also...

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Clairiere Caps Curlin Exacta in Cotillion

Stonestreet homebred Clairiere (Curlin) kicked home convincingly in Saturday's GI Cotillion S. at Parx to earn a first highest-level victory and snap a five-race winless streak while capping an exacta for her sire. A neck winner of the GII Rachel Alexandra S. in February, the Steve Asmussen pupil was second best to familiar foe Travel Column (Frosted) in the GII Fair Grounds Oaks a month later. She was fourth behind fellow Stonestreet product Malathaat (Curlin) in the GI Kentucky Oaks Apr. 30, third in the GII Mother Goose S. at...

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Sept. 25 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency PLETCHER UNVEILS CURLIN FILLY 1st-BEL, $90K, Msw, 2yo, f, 1 1/16m, 1:00 p.m. Repole Stable, Eclipse Thorougbreds and Michael House teamed up to acquire NEST (Curlin) for $350,000 at KEESEP and she debuts in this spot for trainer Todd Pletcher. Out of SW Marion Ravenwood (A.P. Indy), the bay is a full-sister to Grade I winner Idol and a half to SP Dr Jack (Pioneerof the Nile). TJCIS PPs   PRICEY CURLIN COLT DEBUTS AT CHURCHILL 3rd-CD, $120K, Msw, 3yo/up, 6f, 1:43 p.m. Juddmonte's $900,000...

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Tuesday Insights: Regally Bred Filly Debuts at Parx

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 7th-PRX, $42K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 7 1/2fT, 3:37 p.m. ET ANGHAAM (Curlin) is the first of just two foals out of Serena's Harmony (Tapit), purchased by Bridlewood Farm as a weanling for $3 million at Keeneland November in 2014, the top price for a weanling at that sale and the second most-expensive of that age group ever sold at Keeneland. Lady Take Charge (War Front--Take Charge Lady) brought a record $3.2 million in 2015. Serena's Harmony is a daughter of SW Serena's Cat (Storm Cat),...

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Blitzkrieg Opener to Keeneland Book 3

LEXINGTON, KY - The Keeneland September Yearling Sale lost none of its momentum during a dark day Friday, returning with an opening Book 3 section that featured strong demand from start to finish in Lexington Saturday. During the session, 269 head sold for $45,003,000. The session average was $167,297--up 53.46% from last year's Book 3 opener which was held amidst the uncertainty of the pre-vaccination pandemic--and the median increased 58.82% to $135,000. With just 92 horses reported not sold, the buy-back rate Saturday was 25.48%. It was 40.12% a year...

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Pace Picks Up As Book 1 Concludes

by Brian DiDonato, Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis LEXINGTON, KY - If Monday's first session of the Keeneland September sale was solid, Tuesday's second day of selling and final Book 1 session was very strong. Three yearlings hit the seven-figure mark during the opener, and another eight brought that amount or more on Tuesday, led by the current sale-topping $1.6-million Quality Road colt. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised, the well-related hip 300 was purchased by Woodford Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds. "It was a great...

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Curlin Colt Costs Coolmore $1.3M at KEESEP

A Curlin half-brother to SW & MGISP Dawn the Destroyer (Speightstown) became the second million-dollar seller bred by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings Tuesday when M. V. Magnier paid $1.3 million for hip 333 at Keeneland September. Consigned by Gainesway on behalf of Barbara Banke's operation, the bay is a son of the stakes-winning Dashing Debby (Medaglia d'Oro) and is also a half-brother to SW Bronze Star (Tapit). Hip 333 continued the commercial success of this family, as the 3-year-old out of the mare, Likeable (Frosted), cost $350,000 at this sale in...

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Grace Adler Dominates in Del Mar Debutante

Willow Grace Farm and Michael Lund Petersen's Grace Adler (Curlin) swept to the lead with a powerful five-wide move into the stretch and pulled away effortlessly down the lane to win the GI TVG Del Mar Debutante by 11 1/4 lengths at Del Mar Sunday. Favored Eda (Munnings) was pressed every step by Elm Drive (Mohaymen) through a quarter in :21.78 and a half in :44.37 as Grace Adler settled off the pace while running free and clear. She moved closer without being asked on the bend, ricocheted to the...

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The Process: Ken McPeek

With thousands of horses on offer from the top of the market and on down, Keeneland September is unlike any other yearling sale and requires serious hard work and focus to shop effectively. We've caught up with several prominent buyers to find out how they attack the auction from pre-sale preparations and into the two weeks of selling. This first installment features trainer Ken McPeek, whose prowess at finding top athletes for value--often with less fashionable pedigrees--is well documented. Among McPeek's long list of KEESEP finds are Hall of Famer...

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Curlin Colt tops Wanamaker's August Sale

Wanamaker's August Sale was led by a juvenile colt by Curlin out of MGSP Tonasah (Malibu Moon) who realized a $27,000 final bid. With a total of seven head sold, the online sale grossed $62,500 with an average of just under $9,000. "It is great to see continued growth in our selling and buying base alongside customers who have returned after their previous experiences," said co-founder Liza Hendricks. "We were thrilled to see our first clearance rate of 100% and hope to continue to provide a year-round marketplace for buyers...

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Keeneland August Digital Sale Catalog Online

Stakes winning Super Humor (Super Saver--Heavenly Humor, by Distorted Humor), in foal to Curlin, is among horses cataloged to Keeneland's August Digital Sales Ring, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 31. The August Sale catalog is now available at Consigned by Horseco Bloodstock, agent, the daughter of SW Heavenly Humor is a half-sister to MSW and GSP Funny Guy. The 9-year-old mare is from the family of Grade I winner Heavenly Ade. Online bidding for the August Sale opens at 10 a.m. ET on Aug. 31 and will begin to close...

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Known Agenda Retired to Spendthrift

St. Elias Stables' Known Agenda (Curlin--Byrama {GB}, by Byron {GB}), winner of this year's GI Florida Derby, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty at Spendthrift Farm in 2022. The chestnut, who will stand for an introductory fee of $10,000 S&N, will be offered through the farm's "Share The Upside" program on a limited basis. He is available for inspection by appointment. "Any time you can add a Florida Derby winner by Curlin with his looks and pedigree, you jump at the opportunity," said Ned Toffey,...

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