Denali Stud

Violence Colt Tops Book 5 Opener

The topper of Wednesday's opening session of Book 5 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale came in the last few hips as Hip 3181, a son of Violence, summoned $220,000 from James Zahler. The bay was picked up by Bolter Bloodstock for $20,000 and consigned by Peter O'Callaghan's Woods Edge Farm. A colt by Army Mule brought the second-highest price of $200,000 from Manfred and Penny Conrad, the owners of champion female sprinter Shamrock Rose (First Dude). Hip 3152 was consigned by Denali stud on behalf of Ontario breeder Yvonne...

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$2.3-Million Gun Runner Colt Tops Record-Crashing Saratoga Sale

by Jessica Martini and Christie DeBernardis SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - During an electrifying session of bidding Tuesday, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearlings Sale produced 10 seven-figure yearlings--topped by a $2.3-million son of Gun Runner--and crashed records for gross, average and median. "Rarely do you find me speechless," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said Tuesday night. "We are blown away by the results. The energy, the excitement, it just feels so good from an industry perspective. The statistics are phenomenal. We averaged over $500,000 tonight and had 10 horses over seven figures....

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Coolmore Comes Out on Top for Gun Runner Colt

Coolmore's M.V. Magnier fended off all challengers Tuesday at Fasig-Tipton to take home hip 186, a $1.4-million son of Gun Runner from the Denali Stud consignment. Bred by Earle I. Mack, the Mar. 12 foal has some interesting inbreeding to late Coolmore stalwart Giant's Causeway. The colt is out of a mare by the "Iron Horse," as is his sire.

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Yearling Sales Season Arrives in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.--Fasig-Tipton marks 101 years of selling at Saratoga Monday with the start of its highly anticipated Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale. The Saratoga Sale is known for offering some of the country's top yearlings, many of whom have quite the star-studded pedigrees. The 2022 catalogue, which features 216 yearlings, is no exception. "It's just a fantastic collection of yearlings, both in terms of pedigree and the physical conformation," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said. "We were excited all spring when we were going to the farms with the interest and...

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Blazing Sevens A Mix of Genius and Racing Luck

There are no bigger stages and brighter lights than Saratoga in the summer, and Blazing Sevens (Good Magic--Trophy Girl, by Warrior's Reward) showcased his razzle-dazzle with aplomb, blitzing a field of well-regarded debuters to loudly proclaim himself worthy of 'TDN Rising Star'-dom. Beating out two others in the race by his freshman sire to become a fifth winner, and the first to get the TDN's stamp of approval, for Good Magic, Blazing Sevens added another layer of sheen to breeder Tracy Farmer's banner last Sunday. In addition to being represented...

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Wanamaker's May Sale Catalog Available

A total of 22 horses been listed for the 2022 Wanamaker's May Sale. The catalog includes newly born foals offered with their dams, yearlings, 2-year-olds, racing prospects and broodmares. A half-dozen horses will be offered by Windhorse Thoroughbreds LLC, highlighted by the 2-year-old filly Scouting Party (Flat Out). Bred in New York and currently in training in Virginia, the February foal is out of an unraced daughter of Saint Misbehavin' (Sweetsouthernsaint), the dam of SW Mischief Maker (Cape Town) and the granddam of SW Makingcents (Goldencents). Windhorse also consigns the...

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Second Generation Takes the Reins at Denali Stud

Thoroughbred nurseries are a place of new beginnings. Each spring the trees begin to bud, the grass becomes green again, and the next crop of foals arrive. Denali Stud has participated in this tradition for over three decades and has raised hundreds of future racehorses on its rolling acres, from the foals of Hall of Famer Serena's Song (Rahy) to 2011 GI Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux {Brz}). Last year, Denali Stud was the location of a different sort of new beginning as the site of the wedding of...

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Into Mischief's Gina Romantica Sparkles on Debut

6th-Tampa Bay Downs, $32,000, Msw, 3-12, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:11.35, gd, 1 1/4 lengths. GINA ROMANTICA (f, 3, Into Mischief--Special Me, by Unbridled's Song) left the gates as a heavy 4-5 favorite in this debut for powerhouse connections. Rating from seventh early on, the $1.025 million KEESEP purchase watched the pack in front jostle for position down the backstretch and through the final turn. Called on for her rally coming into the lane from the far outside, Gina Romantica swooped by her rivals under a confident ride to win by...

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Luttrell Joins Preferred Equine Marketing

Austin Luttrell, with a background in both the Standardbred and Thoroughbred industries, has joined the team at David Reid's Preferred Equine Marketing. Luttrell served as an assistant to trainers Christophe Clement and Kiaran McLaughlin, and was a manager at Denali Stud and Donamire Farm. He also worked for Magic Millions in Australia as a bloodstock consultant. Luttrell has owned, bred and trained Standardbreds, winning his first race as an owner/trainer at his hometown track, the Red Mile and he formed and managed the Cats by 90, LLC partnership. "I'm incredibly...

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West Takes Home Moonshine Memories For $3.4M

'TDN Rising Star' Moonshine Memories (Malibu Moon--Unenchantedevening, by Unbridled's Song), pregnant to Into Mischief, fetched $3.4 million from West Bloodstock at Fasig-Tipton November as the hits just kept on coming rapid fire Tuesday evening. Consigned by Denali Stud as hip 211, the 6-year-old mare is a half-sister to SW & GSP Indian Evening (Indian Charlie) and is out of a half-sister to Horse of the Year Favorite Trick (Phone Trick). Raced by Bridlewood Farm, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor and trained by Simon Callaghan, Moonshine Memories raced...

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Baum Masterpiece Bye Bye Baby Set For Fasig

Michael Baum was an artist. The graded stakes-winning owner-breeder who passed in September was, by profession, a landscape architect, but he also deeply appreciated the beauty and genetic composition of Thoroughbreds, which he bred and raised on his Man O'War Farm in Lexington. One of Baum's most prized possessions, the 6-year-old mare Bye Bye Baby (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (hip 268), will go through the ring in foal to Tapit as part of a high-quality three-horse addition to the Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Nov. 9 as part of the Denali Stud...

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Internationally Connected Trio Supplemented to F-T November

Three horses with international pedigree appeal have been added to the upcoming Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Each will be consigned by Denali Stud on behalf of the Estate of Michael Baum. The owner of Man O' War Farm passed away Aug. 31. Bye Bye Baby (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) will be offered as hip 268. The 6-year-old daughter of 2010 G1 Epsom Oaks runner-up Remember When (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) was Group 3 placed at two and won the 2018 G3 Blue Wind S. before finishing third in the G1 Investec Oaks....

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