'Spring' time in BC 2-year-old filly races
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Spring at Last, the leading first-crop sire in North America in 2012, will have two of his best progeny in this year's Breeders' Cup Championships at Santa Anita Park.

Spring in the Air (Grade 1 Juvenile Fillies) and Spring Venture (Grade 1 Juvenile Fillies Turf) will both shoot for glory on Friday, Nov. 2 in their respective races.

Spring in the Air, winner of the Grade 1 Alcibiades S. Oct. 5 at Keeneland last time out, was bred by WinStar Farm. The bay filly burst onto the scene when she broke her maiden by 10 lengths at Woodbine in August. She then finished second to stablemate Spring Venture in the Grade 2 Natalma S. on the Woodbine turf. She'll break from post three of nine in Friday's $2 million contest, with regular rider Patrick Husbands in the irons.

Spring Venture, undefeated in three starts, will face a full field of 14 in the $1 million, one-mile turf affair. Also trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Husbands, Spring Venture has looked stellar in all three of her outings, each at Woodbine. After an easy maiden win at seven furlongs on the turf, she handily won the aforementioned Natalma by 1 ¾ lengths, then came back on Oct. 6 with another powerful win in the Grade 3 Mazarine S. at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.
Paint Dakota draws off in stretch for comfortable maiden win title=
Paynter

Paint Dakota draws off in stretch for comfortable maiden win

Paint Dakota pulled away to a 2 3/4-length maiden win Nov. 17 at Hawthorne in her second lifetime start...

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$200,000 colt Sunday at Keeneland for Carpe Diem title=
Carpe Diem

$200,000 colt Sunday at Keeneland for Carpe Diem

Sunday's session of the Keeneland November sale featured a $200,000 colt from the first crop of Carpe Diem...

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Banner Friday at Keeneland for More Than Ready title=
More Than Ready

Banner Friday at Keeneland for More Than Ready

More Than Ready had two of the top four weanlings during Friday's session of the Keeneland November sale, including a $325,000 filly purchased by Fort Pierce Racing...

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Constitution filly fetches $185,000 Friday at Keeneland title=
Constitution

Constitution filly fetches $185,000 Friday at Keeneland

The Keeneland November sale features several top-class foals from the first crop of multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Constitution, including a filly that brought a winning bid of $185,000 from Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services...

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Overanalyze winners tally numbers two dozen title=
Overanalyze

Overanalyze winners tally numbers two dozen

Leading First-Crop sire Overanalyze's latest winner Interdiction gave the WinStar stallion his 24th winner this year with his blowout 14-length maiden special weight win...

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$320,000 weanling highlights Thursday at Keeneland for Carpe Diem title=
Carpe Diem

$320,000 weanling highlights Thursday at Keeneland for Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem's $320,000 colt sold Thursday at the Keeneland November Sale marked the top price paid for a weanling by a first-crop sire during the session...

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Daredevil's first Keeneland weanlings bring six figures on Thursday title=
Daredevil

Daredevil's first Keeneland weanlings bring six figures on Thursday

Daredevil, the Grade 1 winner whose first crop are weanlings of 2017, had two fillies top the six-figure mark during Thursday's session of the Keeneland November Sale...

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Pioneerof the Nile has top weanling Thursday at Keeneland title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile has top weanling Thursday at Keeneland

Pioneerof the Nile's $550,000 colt was the top-selling weanling during Thursday's session of the Keeneland November Sale, which runs Nov. 7-18...

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Battle of Midway, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner & Classic-placed son of Smart Strike, retires to WinStar title=

Battle of Midway, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner & Classic-placed son of Smart Strike, retires to WinStar

Battle of Midway, winner of the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) last Friday at Del Mar, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2018 at WinStar Farm. His fee will be $20,000 S&N...

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$500,000 filly for Speightstown Wednesday at Keeneland title=
Speightstown

$500,000 filly for Speightstown Wednesday at Keeneland

A filly by leading sire Speightstown brought a winning bid of $500,000 during Wednesday's session of the 2017 Keeneland November Sale...

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