Keeneland November

Eskimo Kisses's First Foal Debuts at Chukyo

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Chukyo and Nakayama Racecourses, including the first foal from a big-figure Keeneland November purchase: Saturday, January 14, 2023 4th-CKO, ¥11,850,000, Newcomers, 3yo, 1400m LA LA BELLEVILLE (f, 3, Union Rags--Divine Praises, by Medaglia d'Oro) is the latest to make the...

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Goldencents Colt Looks To Go One Better at Chukyo

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this Saturday running at Chukyo and Nakayama Racecourses: Saturday, January 7, 2023 3rd-NKY, ¥11,850,000, Newcomers, 3yo, 1200m HARDWIRED (c, 3, Hard Spun--Season Maker, by Pioneerof the Nile) is the first foal out of an unplaced daughter of the late French SW & MGSP Season's...

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Corona Bolt A Sixth SW for Bolt d'Oro in Sugar Bowl S.

Off as the heavy chalk in Monday's $97,000 Sugar Bowl S., Stonestreet Stables LLC's Corona Bolt (Bolt d'Oro) led not long after the start and kicked away in the final furlong to become a sixth black-type winner for his leading freshman sire (by Medaglia d'Oro). Adding Lasix off strong one-length debut score at Churchill Downs Nov. 19 (82 Beyer Speed Figure), the $225,000 Keeneland November weanling speared through from between rivals to lead and covered the opening couple of furlongs :22.24 under an easy Florent Geroux hold and turned them...

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Justify Filly Tries Two Turns on Nakayama Debut

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this Saturday running at Nakayama Racecourse. The highlight of the weekend and one of the year's main events, the G1 Arima Kinen (Grand Prix) has attracted most every top galloper in Japan. Tune in Sunday morning at 1:40 a.m. ET if still setting out...

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First-Timers Can Aid Justify In Freshman Sire Battle

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Hanshin and Nakayama Racecourses. While much of the local focus will be on the 14 runners entered across the four races that comprise the Longines Hong Kong International Races, Sunday's action at home includes the G1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies: Saturday,...

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Van Vista Looks To Keep Justify On a Roll in Japan

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend--all fillies--running at Hanshin and Nakayama Racecourses. The third of the JRA track hosting racing this weekend is Chuyko, which stages the Champions Cup (formerly Japan Cup Dirt), one of just three Group 1 races on the dirt in Japan each season: Saturday,...

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Temple City Terror To Train On Following Long Island Score

Fresh off a breakthrough victory at the graded level and subsequent $600,000 purchase by Town & Country Farms at the recently concluded Keeneland November Sale, Temple City Terror (Temple City) gave those that backed her into 65 cents on the dollar scarcely a nervous moment as she ran out a hands-and-heels winner of Friday's GIII Long Island S. at Aqeuduct. Content to take up her customary position at the back of the field, the 6-year-old switched off nicely for Jose Ortiz as a somewhat hard-to-handle Big Time Lady (Big Brown)...

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Mor Spirit Colt, $700K Juvenile, Set For Hanshin Debut

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this Saturday running at Hanshin Racecourse. Sunday's focus is on Tokyo Racecourse which hosts the G1 Longines Japan Cup and features some of Japan's best middle-distance horses taking on four talented runners from Europe. Read our preview here: Saturday, November 26, 2022 4th-HSN, ¥13,400,000...

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'Nobody Has a Crystal Ball'

Probably you know Carrie Brogden. The way her ideas, opinions, memories, emotions come tumbling out, one on top of the other. And how even after a few minutes she will have shared way too much of this torrent of vitality for the narrow channel of paragraphs that follows here. Except you don't know Carrie Brogden. For instance, did you know that she's only here because of Einstein? Seriously. We'll come to that, and to the Beanie Babies, too, who have a more immediate role in her story. But how are...

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Vekoma Weanling Back On Top, Munnings Filly Shares Top Spot

During Tuesday's session of the Keeneland November Sale, a pair of horses secured final bids of $130,000 to top the ninth day of selling. After a pair of weanlings by Vekoma led sessions earlier in the week, a colt by the Spendthrift stallion once again headed the leaderboard Tuesday. Christina R. Jelm, agent, purchased Hip 3178, who was consigned by Eaton Sales, agent. The grey is out of Gypsy Grey (Giant's Causeway), and from the family of Grade I/Group 1 winners Chief Honcho and Poet's Voice and Grade III-winner Gemswick...

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Additional Supplements for Keeneland's HRA Sale

Keeneland will supplement 13 additional horses, including a dozen 2-year-olds, to its November Horses of Racing Age Sale, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at noon ET. The supplements will all be on site for inspection Wednesday. The total number of horses catalogued for the HRA portion is 356. Among the highlights of the new supplements is an unnamed colt by Good Magic who is a half-brother to recent Japanese GSP Lemon Pop (Lemon Drop Kid). From the family of Danehill, the colt is consigned by Highgate Sales, agent,...

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Keeneland November Sets New Mark

The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale ended its eighth session Monday with cumulative sales of $205 million, surpassing total sales of $203 million recorded for last year's entire 10-day auction. On Monday, 260 head sold for $4,313,300, down from the corresponding session in 2021 when 260 generated $4,363,200. Average dipped slightly from $16,782 to $16,590. The median of $11,000 decreased 8.33% from last year's $12,000. Late in Monday's session, a daughter of Mshawish led the way during the first day of Book. Offered as Hip 2975, Taylor Avenue was secured...

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