Phil Schoenthal

Frankel Filly Lights Up The Tote at KEENOV

A Four Star Sales-consigned Kentucky-bred filly by Juddmonte Farms' Frankel (GB) out of Lady Ederle (English Channel) was knocked down for $800,000 to become the priciest weanling offering a little past the midway stage of the opening session of the Keeneland November Sale Wednesday in Lexington. Midlantic-based conditioner Phil Schoenthal signed the ticket on behalf of his client D. Hatman Thoroughbreds. The May 1 foal, cataloged as hip 144, is a half-sister to MGSW Nay Lady Nay (Ire) (No Nay Never) and GSW & MG1SP Arizona (Ire) (No Nay Never)....

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Dorman Returns to Fasig November as a Seller

Matt Dorman made an immediate impact when he entered the bloodstock sales last fall looking to build a new broodmare band at his Determined Stud. The Maryland native opened his buying spree at the Fasig-Tipton November sale where he purchased four mares--including the $1.1-million Desert Isle (Bernardini) in partnership with John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa--for a total of $2.125 million. Dorman returns to Fasig-Tipton Tuesday, but this time as a seller as he offers three weanlings through Scott Mallory's consignment. "It's mixed emotions," Dorman said of Determined Stud's...

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Among Kentucky Trainers, No Consensus On New Lasix Rules

Though he won one of two races for 2-year-olds held last week at Churchill Downs, trainer John Hancock had hoped to do better. A day after the filly Hopeful Princess (Not This Time) broke her maiden, stablemate Cuz (Ironicus) finished seventh in a maiden race for juvenile colts. Hancock said he believes the reason Cuz didn't fare better was because he was, under new rules in place at Churchill, not allowed to run on Lasix. "[Cuz] is an exceptionably nice colt," Hancock said. "We scoped him and he showed signs...

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