Quality Road Sires Exacta In Listed King's Cup, Saudi Cup Next

A little less than five months after Emblem Road caused a massive upset in the $20-million G1 Saudi Cup last February, agents for that horse's owner HRH Prince Saud bin Salman Abdulaziz went shopping for another son of Quality Road at the Fasig-Tipton July Horses of Racing Age Sale. They landed on Scotland Yard, placed three times in maiden company from four starts for WinStar Farm and Siena Farm and Steve Asmussen and offered through the WinStar Racing consignment. Acquired for $255,000 with a race like the Saudi Cup the...

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The Week In Review: For Syndicate Partners, What's In A Name (Or Ten)?

Right now within TDN's Top 12 rankings for the GI Kentucky Derby, seven horses are owned by multiple-entity partnerships. One syndicate maxes out at 10 individual owners, another at eight. If the horses from those larger partnerships (or other syndicates-there are plenty of them and they are growing in number worldwide) make it into the Derby field, they won't have to worry about getting the satisfaction and distinction of seeing their names in print as owners. But that's only because as a courtesy, Churchill Downs takes the extra step of...

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Saturday Insights: Ready to Make a 'Grande' Entrance

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 2nd-FG, $65k, Msw, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:30 p.m. ET EVERGRANDE (Uncle Mo) cost Don Adam's Courtlandt Farms $1.1 million at Keeneland September in 2021, the priciest of the operation's 12 purchases (for $7.55 million) over the course of the opening week of the sale. Produced by a winning Forestry mare, the Apr. 6 foal is bred on the exact cross as champion and GI Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and hails from the deeper female family of Grade I-winning juvenile Greenwood Lake (Meadowlake). A then-yearling full-brother...

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City of Light's Mimi Kakushi Too Strong in UAE 1000 Guineas

Having celebrated a maiden-breaking victory in the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial over seven furlongs Dec. 23, MIMI KAKUSHI (f, 3, City of Light--Rite Moment, by Vicar) ran out a convincing 4 1/2-length winner of Friday's $150,000 Listed UAE 1000 Guineas at Meydan. The bay, fourth in her first two trips to the races over sprint distances in November and early December, jumped well enough for Mickael Barzalona, but was beaten for speed by Awasef (Cairo Prince) to the outside and was ultimately eased back and into the two path to...

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Fasig-Tipton to Sponsor Fair Grounds Fillies Races

Fasig-Tipton will be the title sponsor of Fair Grounds Race Course's 2023 series for 3-year-old fillies. The "Fasig-Tipton Tremé Triple" consists of the Silverbulletday S. on Jan. 21, the GII Rachel Alexandra S. on Feb. 18, and the GII Fair Grounds Oaks on Mar. 25. The name of the series is a tribute to the historic Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans that borders Fair Grounds Race Course. "We are very excited to expand our partnership with Fair Grounds Race Course to sponsor the Louisiana's 3-year-old filly series that leads to...

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High-Priced Hejazi Breaks Maiden At Santa Anita

1st-Santa Anita, $68,000, Msw, 1-15, 3yo, 6 1/2f, 1:14.58, gd,1 1/4 lengths. HEJAZI (c, 3, Bernardini--G Note, by Medaglia d'Oro), the $3,550,000 EASMAY sale-topper, finally got the monkey off his back Sunday, winning a rescheduled maiden special weight contest at Santa Anita. Bested by SW Classical Cat (Mendelssohn) after a slow start when first seen at Del Mar Aug. 20, it took a track-record setting effort by stablemate and GSW Speed Boat Beach (Bayern) to best him again Sept. 10. Third in a Bob Baffert exacta topped by Cave Rock...

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F-T Kentucky Winter Mixed Catalog Online

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 465 entries for the main catalog of its Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, to be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 7, in Lexington, Kentucky. Sessions will begin each day at 10 am. Entries remain open for the sale's supplemental catalog, which will be available online and on the sales grounds. Fasig-Tipton will continue to accept supplemental entries over the next few weeks. Hips 1-300 will be offered in the Monday session. Hips 301, through the supplemental catalog, will be offered in the Tuesday session. "As the...

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Fasig-Tipton To Sponsor Best Turned Out Award At Meydan This Season

The Best Turned Out Award at Meydan Racecourse will be sponsored by Fasig-Tipton in 2023, the Dubai Racing Club announced on Friday morning. There will be a cash prize presented to the groom of each award winner prior to each race as well as other merchandise throughout the season. Graduates of the American sales company to find success in Dubai include G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen winner Switzerland (Speightstown), as well as dual Golden Shaheen winner Mind Your Biscuits (Posse). "Fasig-Tipton are hugely influential across the world of Thoroughbred sales and...

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Adolphson Named Fasig-Tipton Middle East Representative

Michael Adolphson has been named Fasig-Tipton's Middle East Representative, the sales company announced Tuesday. Based in Dubai, Adolphson is currently the lead English broadcaster and producer for the Dubai Racing Channel and contract publicist for The Saudi Cup, Breeders' Cup, and Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. He has previously held marketing and publicity positions in Dubai with the Zabeel Equestrian Office and the Dubai Racing Club. He led the Publicity Team for four consecutive Dubai World Cups. In the United States, he worked as communications coordinator at Fair Grounds Race Course...

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Moyo Honey Tops Fasig-Tipton December Digital Sale

Fasig-Tipton's December Digital Selected Sale--the company's largest digital sale to date--closed Tuesday, Dec. 13, with 97 horses of all ages grossing better than $1.9 million. A total of 358 bidders registered for the sale, with a total of 2,535 bids placed on the 129 horses on offer. The digital platform hosted better than 30,000 between Dec. 8 and 13. Elicia Rankin signed for the sale's top offering, the 10-year-old Moyo Honey (Mizzen Mast), who sold for $340,000 in foal to leading sire Gun Runner. Moyo Honey was making her third...

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Class of 2017: Grading the Rising Stars

Each year, the team at the TDN designates horses early in their career who display enough promise to become an eventual graded-stakes winner. In 2017, a total of 80 horses racing on North American soil received the honor, but how many actually went on to achieve success? The class is led by the achievements of its lone Eclipse Award winner, 2020 champion turf female Rushing Fall (More Than Ready). A 2-year-old in 2017, the half-sister to SW & MGSP Milam (Street Sense) earned her tag with a half-length defeat of...

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Racehorses Lead the Way at Fasig-Tipton December Sale

The top six sellers at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale Tuesday were all racehorses, led by the 3-year-old gelding Radical Right (First Samurai) (Hip 281), who brought $260,000 from Tom Kagele. The Richard Shultz homebred is a three-time winner and entered the sale off a second in the City of Laurel S. Nov. 26 for trainer Dale Capuano. He was consigned by Northview Stallion Station. Trainer Mike Maker was very active, purchasing four racehorses, including the second highest-priced offering Heldish (Great Notion) (Hip 243),...

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