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Today's Tracks

Tuesday September 22nd

  • Vaal (SAf)    5:40am
  • Listowel (IRE)    8:00am
  • Beverley (UK)    8:00am
  • Warwick (UK)    8:15am
  • Lingfield (UK)    9:30am
  • Saratoga Harness    12:00pm
  • Pocono Downs    12:30pm
  • Belterra Park    12:35pm
  • Newcastle (UK)    12:40pm
  • Monticello Raceway    12:50pm
  • Thistledown    12:50pm
  • Parx Racing    12:55pm
  • Red Mile    1:00pm
  • Running Aces    1:00pm
  • Delaware County Fair    1:00pm
  • Finger Lakes    1:10pm
  • Fort Erie    1:20pm
  • Scarborough Downs    1:30pm
  • Gulfstream Tropical    2:45pm
  • Century Downs H    4:15pm
  • Harrington Raceway    4:30pm
  • Flamboro Downs    6:35pm
  • Mountaineer Park    7:00pm
  • Grants Pass    7:00pm
  • Woodbine at Mohawk    7:10pm
  • Yonkers Raceway    7:10pm
  • New Zealand    7:55pm
  • Australia A    11:00pm
  • Australia B    11:05pm
  • Australia Harness 1    11:15pm
  • Australia C    11:25pm
  • Strathalbyn AUS    11:50pm
  • Australia D    11:55pm

Carryover Information

Carryover Wager Type Track Date
$8,960 JP Pick 6 FINGER LAKES Sep 22
$20,253 JP Pick 6 THISTLEDOWN Sep 22
$1,157 JP Pick 6 BELTERRA PARK Sep 22
$1,565 Pick 4 RED MILE Sep 22
$92,683 JP Hi 5 WOODBINE H Sep 22
$477 Pick 4 POCONO DOWNS Sep 22
$213,734 JP Pick 5 POCONO DOWNS Sep 22
$163 Hi 5 RUNNING ACES Sep 22
$12,749 JP Pick 5 RUNNING ACES Sep 22
$29,298 JP Hi 5 The Meadows Sep 22
$1,538 Pick 5 The Meadows Sep 22
$4,804 JP Pick 6 Louisiana Sep 22
$6,520 JP Pick 5 Louisiana Sep 22
$35,817 JP Pick 6 Indiana Sep 22
$2,976 Pick 5 PENN NATIONAL Sep 23
$4,164 JP Hi 5 PENN NATIONAL Sep 23
$5,905 JP Pick 7 EMERALD DOWNS Sep 23
$14,138 JP Pick 6 Churchill Downs Sep 23
$82,350 JP Pick 6 BELMONT PARK Sep 24
$53,963 JP Hi 5 WOODBINE TB Sep 24
$35,880 JP Pick 6 WOODBINE TB Sep 24
$5,199 JP Pick 6 CHARLES TOWN Sep 24
$1,714 Pick 5 HASTINGS RACECOURSE Sep 24
$1,280 Pick 7 Arlington Sep 24
$1,785 Pick 6 Arlington Sep 24
$80,286 JP Hi 5 Arlington Sep 24
$153,038 JP Pick 6 Golden Gate Sep 24
$592,479 JP Pick 6 Gulfstream Sep 24
$9,298 JP Pick 5 PRAIRIE MEADOWS Sep 25
$3,038 JP Hi 5 PRAIRIE MEADOWS Sep 25
$7,340 JP Pick 6 LONE STAR PARK Sep 26
$4,987 Hi 5 LONE STAR PARK Sep 26
$136,169 JP Hi 5* FORT ERIE Sep 29

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Racing News

$320,000 Not This Time Colt Paces Monday At Keeneland September Sale

$320,000 Not This Time Colt Paces Monday At Keeneland September Sale

Mardi Gras Time, a colt by Not This Time, sold to Donato Lanni, agent, for $320,000 to lead Monday’s eighth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Stuart Morris, agent, consigned Mardi Gras Time, whose dam is the winning More Than Ready mare Ready at Nine. A half-brother to stakes-placed Drummer Boy, he is from the family of Grade 1 winner Classy Cathy.

On Monday, Keeneland sold 255 horses for $11,832,500, for an average of $46,402 and a median of $25,000. Cumulative sales are $224,099,700 for 1,520 yearlings, for an average of $147,434 and a median of $80,000.

The session’s second-highest price was the $305,000 Nicoma Bloodstock, agent, paid for a filly by champion Nyquist. Candy Meadows Sales, agent, consigned the filly, who is out of the stakes-winning Northern Afleet mare Unforgotten. She is from the family of stakes winners Hot Storm, A Shin Gorgeous and Hidinginplainsight as well as Silverpocketsfull, who was third in Keeneland’s Grade 1 Central Bank Ashland.

Ben McElroy, agent for Wesley Ward, purchased a colt from the first crop of Irish champion Caravaggio for $250,000. Consigned by Anderson Farm, agent, he is the first foal out of the Street Cry mare Back to Love and from the family of Grade 1 winner Over All and Irish stakes winner Sergei Prokofiev.

Taylor Made Sales Agency was Monday’s leading consignor, selling 26 yearlings for $1,304,000.

The leading buyer was Woodford Thoroughbreds, which paid $395,000 for three horses.

The September Sale continues Tuesday and runs through Friday with all sessions beginning at 10 a.m.

The post $320,000 Not This Time Colt Paces Monday At Keeneland September Sale appeared first on Horse Racing News | Paulick Report.

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Luis Saez Returns To Partner Maximum Security In Saturday’s Awesome Again

Luis Saez Returns To Partner Maximum Security In Saturday’s Awesome Again

Luis Saez returns on Maximum Security in Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita, Bob Baffert confirmed via text. The Awesome Again is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, to be held at Keeneland the first weekend of November.

Saez, a 28-year-old native of Panama City, has ridden the four-year-old son of New Year’s Day in seven of his 12 career races, crossing the wire first six times and second in the Pegasus at Monmouth in June 2019.

Abel Cedillo had ridden Maximum Security in his last two races, winning both, the San Diego Handicap and the Grade I Pacific Classic.

Maximum Security was disqualified from victory two times with Saez aboard, first in the Saudi Cup Feb. 29 after which Saudi officials withheld distribution of $20 million in purse money pending investigation of his trainer at that time, Jason Servis, and others in the United States. The bay colt also was disqualified from first for a riding infraction at the top of the stretch in last year’s Kentucky Derby.

Saez also will ride the maiden Spielberg in the American Pharoah Stakes for Baffert. Saez is fourth nationally in purse earnings this year with more than $10 million and second to Irad Ortiz Jr. in victories, 234 to 202.

The post Luis Saez Returns To Partner Maximum Security In Saturday’s Awesome Again appeared first on Horse Racing News | Paulick Report.

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Brisk Trade as Book 4 Concludes at Keeneland

Brisk Trade as Book 4 Concludes at Keeneland

The two-session Book 4 portion of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale concluded Monday in Lexington with spirited action at the top of the market. Bloodstock agent Donato Lanni, the most prolific buyer of the auction, made the day’s highest bid when going to $320,000 to acquire a colt by hot freshman sire Not This Time (hip 2739) for an undisclosed client. For the session, 255 yearlings sold for $11,832,500 for an average of $46,402 and a median of $25,000. The buy-back rate, which was as high as 40% during sessions last week, was 23.88% Monday.

For the two-day Book 4 section, 492 yearlings sold for an aggregate of $23,349,000. The average was $47,457 and the median was $32,000. The book’s $320,000 top price was one of 11 to sell for $200,000 or over for the two days.

During last year’s two-session Book 4 section, 562 yearlings sold for $28,329,200 for an average of $50,408 and a median of $37,000. The top Book 4 price in 2019 was $310,000 and 10 horses sold for $200,000 or over.

“The good ones are tough to buy, they are really tough,” Lanni said. “You just have to bid extra and push a little bit more and hopefully you get them.”

Hip 2739 was one of two yearlings to bring over $300,000 Monday. The chestnut colt, bred by Stelly Stables and consigned by Stuart Morris, is out of Ready at Nine (More Than Ready) and is a half-brother to stakes-placed Drummer Boy (Parading).

“He is a neat horse, a cool dude,” Lanni said of the yearling, who will be trained by Bob Baffert. “He was one of the standouts today. Every day there are good horses coming through, you just have to find them. He was easy to find. He’s a nice horse. And the sire helped. The sire has been on a roll and people believe in the sire. They are willing to pay extra for them. Not This Time is a horse that came under the radar. You never know who is going to make it, but it looks like he’s going to do well.”

Also topping the $300,000 mark Monday was a filly by Nyquist (hip 2419), who sold for $305,000 to Nicoma Bloodstock. Consigned by Candy Meadows Sales, the yearling was one of five by the GI Kentucky Derby-winning freshman sire to bring six figures during the session.

“I think yesterday was a little light, but the quality of horses is a bit better today in day two of Book 4 and there certainly seems to be a little more high-end trade today,” said Nicoma’s Ben Gowans.

Oracle Bloodstock, bidding on behalf of Zilla Racing Stables, struck late in the day to acquire one of three fillies by Nyquist to sell for $200,000 Monday. Hip 2772 is out of Soarwiththebirds (Giant’s Causeway), a half-sister to Canadian champion Up With the Birds (Stormy Atlantic), who was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

“I loved her,” said Oracle’s Conor Foley. “She had a coltish body, but a feminine way about her. I don’t think she’s done improving. I thought she fit the mold of the nice Nyquists. I’m excited that Zilla Racing was able to get her. This was their first time to Keeneland and they were the underbidder several times over the last several days and we just decided this filly ticked all the boxes. We were lucky to get her.”

Of Nyquist, who was represented by his second Grade I winner when Gretzky the Great won the GI Summer S. at Woodine Sunday, Foley said, “I’m really impressed with them. Obviously they are showing themselves to be the real deal on the track. The Grade I win maybe cost my client a little bit more money than I would have liked, but I am happy for Darley that they stand the horse. I used to work there and I’m a big fan of the stallion.”

Oracle Bloodstock has been active at all levels of the market during the first week of the Keeneland September sale, purchasing horses from $1.1 million to $15,000. In all, the operation has signed for 19 yearlings for $3,534,000.

“I am shocked at how strong the market is with everything that is going on in the world,” Foley admitted. “It’s been punishing because I’ve been outbid a lot. There is still a strong desire for people to get really nice horses to compete all over the world. I still have barely even bought for my foreign clients. I am nervous–I would be shocked if I was going to be able to fill all their needs at this sale. But that’s great for everybody in the business. It’s been a weird year, but I’m relieved for the breeders. They need to do well, they are the synergy and the strength of our industry.”

The Keeneland September sale continues through Friday with sessions beginning daily at 10 a.m.

Nicoma Strikes Early for Nyquist Filly

A day after earning his second Grade I winner from his first crop to race, Nyquist was responsible for the top-priced filly of Monday’s eighth session of the Keeneland September sale when Nicoma Bloodstock’s Ben Gowans made a final bid of $305,000 to secure a daughter of the GI Kentucky Derby winner (hip 2419) on behalf of an undisclosed client. Out of multiple stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed Unforgotten (Northern Afleet), the bay filly is a half-sister to Grade I placed Silverpocketsfull (Indian Charlie).

“We thought coming in to today that this filly would be around $200,000 to $250,000 range, but Nyquist had a big weekend,” Gowans said.

Nyquist’s son Gretzky the Great captured Sunday’s GI Summer S. at Woodbine, adding to Vequist’s win in the GI Spinaway S. earlier this month.

“Seeing what Nyquist has done so far obviously gave us the confidence in the filly, but we loved her physically,” Gowans said. “She is a beautiful filly with good size, plenty of leg, really well balanced, and she moves really well.”

Of his client, Gowans said, “He is in it to race. We’ve really enjoyed working for him and he was delighted even though we went a little over [budget on the filly]. So that’s always a good thing.”

The yearling was consigned by Candy Meadows Sales and was bred by Matt Lyons’s Three Lyons Racing and Dennis Farkas. Farkas purchased Unforgotten, with this filly in utero, for $75,000 at the 2018 Keeneland November sale.

“Matt [Lyons] was the one who got me going on the mare a couple of years ago,” Farkas said from his home in Indiana. “I really liked her, but she was out of my price range and when she RNA’d in November, Matt asked me if I wanted to go partners on her. I said, ‘Sure.’ After that, it’s been all Matt.”

Of Monday’s results in the sales ring, Farkas said, “Matt was really happy with the way the filly had grown and thought we would do ok with her. He had high expectations, I don’t know if he thought we’d be the sale topper today, but he was very happy and I am, too.”

Unforgotten, who produced a filly by West Coast this year, is Farkas’s only Kentucky-based mare, but he has a band of some 10 mares in Indiana.

“Ian Wilkes trained [2012 GII Indiana Derby winner] Neck ‘n Neck and we ended up getting him back and we brought him up here to Indiana to stand stud,” Farkas said. “I bought five or six mares to breed to him, but toward the end of the breeding season, he got off a mare and kicked the wall and shattered his leg. So my dream of standing a stallion in Indiana ended. It’s pretty costly to take as many mares as I have right now, which is 10, to take them all to Kentucky and get them in foal and bring them back. So I have four I am going to sell in November. But we have some really nice Indiana-bred foals born this year. I have a Maclean’s Music, a Good Magic and a Practical Joke and I ended up getting five Neck ‘n Neck babies, all fillies. And they are good looking, so we’re really happy with that.

He continued, “They have the Indiana-sired program here. They can run against only Indiana-sired horses, which is a big advantage. It’s a great program and I’m leaning towards just staying with that for a little bit.”

Filly a First for Hernon Bloodstock

Michael Hernon, longtime director of sales at Gainesway, made the first purchase for his new bloodstock agency Monday at Keeneland, going to $42,000 to acquire a filly by Speightster (hip 2541) on behalf of Steve and Cynthia Sansone.

“This filly jumped out at me with her motion and she had a very good stride to her,” said Hernon, who partnered with trainer Mark Casse to purchase unbeaten stakes winner Spanish Loveaffair (Karakontie {Jpn}) for $35,000 out of last year’s September sale. “I looked at her three times and she’s a very positive type who moves forward willingly.”

The yearling is out of Diamondsandcaviar (Street Cry {Ire}), a half-sister to Grade I winner Haynesfield (Speightstown).

Hernon made his first purchase under the Michael Hernon Bloodstock banner on a single bid.

“I could have seen her bringing $50,000 and change,” Hernon said. “But we are happy with the price and we’re happy with the horse. She was the first one on our list to come up, I have a couple of other fillies to go through today and we have a short list for tomorrow, so we’ll see how it plays out.”

The post Brisk Trade as Book 4 Concludes at Keeneland appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions.

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Vanderbilt Winner Volatile Injured; Retired to Three Chimneys

Vanderbilt Winner Volatile Injured; Retired to Three Chimneys

Saratoga’s GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. winner Volatile (Violence-Melody Lady, by Unbridled’s Song) has been injured with a hairline fracture of his right front cannon bone and has been retired. He will stand the 2021 season at Three Chimneys in Central Kentucky.

While competing for the partnership of Three Chimneys Farm and Phoenix Thoroughbreds, Volatile was undefeated in three starts in 2020. In addition to his Vanderbilt win July 25, in which he clocked a final quarter in :22.94, the fastest in the race’s history, the gray also captured Churchill’s Aristides S. by eight lengths in June and an allowance/optional claimer by 7 1/2 lengths in April at Oaklawn. The Steve Asmussen trainee retires with a record of 6-5-1-0 and earnings of $341,040. He got a Beyer Speed Figure of 112 in the Aristides, the highest on record for 2020.

“He reminds me very much of Mitole [Eskendereya] in his championship season,” said Asmussen. “Volatile is as fast as any horse I have ever trained. His brilliant performances this year would have made him the likely favorite for the [GI] Breeders’ Cup Sprint and a tough horse to beat. I trained his mother and his grandmother, the incredible Lady Tak [Mutakddim], who won multiple Grade I races for us. You will not find a better looking individual than Volatile, nor one with as much speed and raw talent.”

Volatile was his sire’s most expensive yearling sold at public auction when hammered down for $850,000 at the 2017 Keeneland September sale.

“Volatile is a beautiful horse that breeders will like when they see him,” said Three Chimneys owner Goncalo Torrealba. “He exudes class and is a great physical. He was brilliant and that is what can make a stallion special. Three Chimneys will proudly support him with plenty of quality mares, I can guarantee that.”

A stud fee for Volatile will be announced at a later date.

The post Vanderbilt Winner Volatile Injured; Retired to Three Chimneys appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions.

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