'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.
Paynter filly sharp in Churchill Downs maiden special weight debut title=
Paynter

Paynter filly sharp in Churchill Downs maiden special weight debut

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$175,000 colt the latest Fed Biz star at Keeneland sale title=
Fed Biz

$175,000 colt the latest Fed Biz star at Keeneland sale

Fed Biz, a top-five First-Crop yearling average sire, was represented by one of the leading colts during Tuesday's session of the Keeneland Yearling sale...

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$300,000 colt tops exceptional Saturday at Keeneland for Fed Biz title=
Fed Biz

$300,000 colt tops exceptional Saturday at Keeneland for Fed Biz

Fed Biz had his top-priced yearling at auction this year on Saturday at Keeneland when a colt by the WinStar stallion went for $300,000...

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$525,000 Pioneerof the Nile colt tops Keeneland Saturday session title=
Pioneerof the Nile

$525,000 Pioneerof the Nile colt tops Keeneland Saturday session

Leading sire Pioneerof the Nile had the session topper Saturday at the Keeneland September Yearling sale when a colt by the WinStar stallion brought a winning bid of $525,000...

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Undefeated Artie Schiller filly wins first stakes start title=
Artie Schiller

Undefeated Artie Schiller filly wins first stakes start

Amy's Challenge won a spirited stretch-long battle with Mr. Jagermeister to win Saturday's $80,000 Shakopee Juvenile S. to give the 2-year-old daughter of Artie Schiller her first stakes win...

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Uni (GB) takes Sands Point S. (G2) for first graded stakes win title=
More Than Ready

Uni (GB) takes Sands Point S. (G2) for first graded stakes win

Uni's victory in Saturday's $400,000 Sands Point S. (G2) made the 3-year-old filly the 80th lifetime graded stakes winner for WinStar Farm's More Than Ready...

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Pioneerof the Nile's spectacular Thursday at Keeneland title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile's spectacular Thursday at Keeneland

Pioneerof the Nile had one of his best days of his illustrious stallion career Thursday at the Keeneland September Yearling sale when three separate juveniles surpassed the $700,000 mark...

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$750,000 filly new top at Keeneland for Distorted Humor title=
Distorted Humor

$750,000 filly new top at Keeneland for Distorted Humor

Distorted Humor, the number one broodmare sire of 2017, had his top yearling of the first four sessions of the Keeneland September Yearling sale on Thursday...

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First Fed Biz Keeneland yearling hammers for $150,000 title=
Fed Biz

First Fed Biz Keeneland yearling hammers for $150,000

Fed Biz's first yearling through the ring at the Keeneland September Yearling sale sold for 15 times his stud fee...

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Big numbers at Keeneland continue for Bodemeister title=
Bodemeister

Big numbers at Keeneland continue for Bodemeister

A $400,000 filly topped Bodemeister's returns Thursday at the Keeneland September Yearling sale...

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