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Ron Winchell and Three Chimneys Farm partnered on the top-selling horse midway through day one of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. They went to $1.5 million for a filly by Gun Runner—the first foal out of the Tapit daughter Tip At Tapit.
Churchill Downs Incorporated announced Sept. 12 that Gary Palmisano Jr. has been promoted to executive director of racing.
Donald Adam landed the fourth seven-figure yearling on day one of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale when he went to $1 million for a City of Light colt consigned as Hip 73 by Betz Thoroughbreds.
Hip 1 on opening day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale showed buyers' enthusiasm for top horses by starting the sale at $850,000. Trainer John Sadler bought the Medaglia d'Oro colt for Talla Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds.
Glennwood Farm sold the Curlin colt out of its stakes-placed Ghostzapper daughter Stage Magic, dam of 2018 American Triple Crown winner Justify. Japanese trainer Hideyuki Mori bought the chestnut colt.
Paramount Sales sold the bay filly (Hip 52) by Into Mischief out of grade 3 winner Song of Spring. Agent Donato Lanni signed the ticket for the filly on behalf of Frank Fletcher Racing.
The anticipation leading up to the Keeneland September Sale each year is loaded with various factors, having yearlings in peak presentation form, keeping them bubble wrapped until they walk through the sales pavilion, and the pedigree page.
As part of the deal, NCMS acquires a significant equity position in TSG Global Wagering Solutions, a subsidiary of 1/ST CONTENT responsible for the delivery of horse racing content to global markets.
Rick Dane, Jr. was sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment Sept. 9 in federal court following a February guilty plea to a single count of drug adulteration and misbranding of performance enhancing drugs used on race horses.
A filly out of the immediate family of Gun Runner sells for $1.2 million to Bernie Sams, agent. Gainesway consigned the filly bred by Whisper Hill Farm out of the Medaglia d'Oro daughter Princesa Silvia, a half sister to Gun Runner's dam Quiet Giant.
Undefeated Flightline, who posted a 19 1/4-length victory in the Pacific Classic (G1) earlier this month, will enter stud as the property of a syndicate at Lane's End Farm upon the conclusion of his racing career.
The gray or roan son of Creative Cause picked up his second career win in three starts.
Cave Rock, in dominating stablemate Havnameltdown, gave trainer Bob Baffert a record 16th Del Mar Futurity victory. He followed And Tell Me Nolies as a second consecutive Del Mar grade 1 winner for sire Arrogate.
On Sept. 11, the eve of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the Consignor and Commercial Breeders Association hosted its "Deal or No Deal" open forum, comprising a panel of industry representatives to discuss their approaches and selling horses.
Once the purchase and sales contract is executed, Great Meadow Farm in the central Massachusetts town of Hardwick will be the site for the proposed racetrack and equine center that will include a retirement home for horses.
It wasn't a particularly memorable start, but it turned out to be an unforgettable finish for Sister Seagull, who rallied to win the $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes, third leg of the Triple Tiara, Sept. 11 at Woodbine.
While it cannot be denied that all Thoroughbred sales imbue consignors and breeders with a palpable pre-auction anxiety, the father/daughter team of John and Tanya Gunther of Glennwood Farm feels an extra layer of pressure.
The Keeneland September Sale is acknowledged as the anchor for the global yearling market, the largest offering of stock midway through the calendar year.
Kyprios added another top-level triumph to his impressive record this season with victory in the Comer Group International Irish St. Leger (G1) under Ryan Moore.
Roger Varian celebrated his second Cazoo St. Leger Stakes (G1) success when Eldar Eldarov stayed on best to beat Haskoy in Britain's final Classic of the season.