Hunter Valley

Into Mischief Filly, Uncle Mo Colt Energize Opening Session at Keeneland

The opening session of the Keeneland September Sale picked up considerable steam at its midway stage when a filly by Into Mischief and a colt by Uncle Mo made seven-figure prices back-to-back. The Gainesway-consigned hip 92 is a daughter of Grade III winner Delightful Joy (Tapit), a $700,000 purchase by International Equities Holding at Keeneland January in 2017 and also the dam of Window Shopping (American Pharoah), winner of this year's GIII Summertime Oaks for Perry and Ramona Bass and Richard Mandella. Hip 92 was hammered down to Sheikha Hissa's...

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Godolphin's Nine-Time Group 1 Winner Anamoe Retired To Darley Kelvinside

Godolphin homebred Anamoe (Aus) (Street Boss--Anamato {Aus}, by Redoute's Choice {Aus}), a nine-time Group 1 winner, has been retired from racing and will stand at Darley Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley. The most successful horse to ever race at Group 1 level in the royal blue, the November-born foal will stand for A$121,000 (inc. GST) at the operation's New South Wales-based stud. Godolphin trainer James Cummings said, "Our team is proud of all he has achieved during his racing career. He has never let us down and has been there...

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First Foals Out of Grade I-Winning Mares On Offer At KEESEP

One of the major highlights of the Keeneland September Sale, especially Book 1, is the ability to shop the first foals of some of the top racemares in recent years. This year, Book 1 features six yearlings who are the first offspring of Grade I-winning mares. It also includes four others who are not the first foals of top mares, but are the first foals out of Grade I winners to be offered at public auction, such as Hip 51, a Tapit filly out of champion Songbird. SEPARATIONOFPOWERS - Curlin...

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Shedaresthedevil to Fasig-Tipton–But First, a Rubber Match

In less than three weeks, Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil--Starship Warpspeed, by Congrats) will follow the path of fellow Kentucky Oaks victress Monomoy Girl as she makes her way to the ring for the Fasig-Tipton 'Night of the Stars' Sale on Nov. 9. as a broodmare or racing prospect. But like her Brad Cox-trained predecessor, she will first give her current owners the chance to get to the winner's circle one last time in the GI Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff. Cox, who saddled Monomoy Girl to victory in last year's edition of the...

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Hutch Optimistic Heading Into Inglis Chairman's Sale

In 2017, the Chairman's Sale was added to the calendar at Australia's William Inglis Co., a boutique event similar in nature to Fasig-Tipton's Night of the Stars, the Goffs London and Champion Sales and the Arqana Arc Sale. The Chairman's Sale was created to present Australian buyers--and, indeed, an increasingly internationally based clientele--the rare opportunity to buy into Australian bloodstock of all ages. Last year's Chairman's Sale was topped by the then 7-year-old MGSP Maastricht (NZ) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}), whose daughter Loving Gaby (Aus) (I Am Invincible {Aus}) had won at...

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