Racing News

Thursday, November 09, 2017
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...

Friday, November 03, 2017
Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm's stellar 3-year-old colt defeated older horses in a thrilling edition of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) Friday at Del Mar...

Thursday, October 19, 2017
The 2-year-old colt Quip became Distorted Humor’s newest TDN Rising Star after his dominating performance in Keeneland’s seventh race today...

Monday, October 16, 2017
Always Dreaming, winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) and Florida Derby (G1), will return to training in November and be pointed for a 4-year-old racing campaign in 2018, it was announced Monday...

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Graded stakes winner Battle of Midway was much the best in Saturday's $100,000 Shared Belief S. at Del Mar, rolling to a 6 1/4-length victory...

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Battle of Midway, freshened after a solid third in the Kentucky Derby (G1), returned to the races Saturday at Santa Anita Park in the $100,000 Affirmed S. (G3) and came away with a front-running 4 1/4-length victory...

Wednesday, June 07, 2017
WinStar Farm’s leading 4-year-old colt American Patriot, winner of Keeneland’s Maker's 46 Mile S. (G1) in his last start, has been confirmed for the £600,000 Queen Anne S. (G1) on June 20th at the Royal Ascot meeting, and the son of War Front will travel to England on June 13th...

Friday, April 21, 2017
WinStar Farm & Don Alberto Stable have partnered to purchase Santa Anita Derby (G1) runner-up Battle of Midway from Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm, and the 3-year-old son of Smart Strike will continue to be trained by Jerry Hollendorfer as the colt prepares for a start in the May 6th Kentucky Derby (G1)...

Wednesday, January 04, 2017
WinStar Farm has announced the promotion of Sean Tugel as its new Director of Bloodstock Services, and the hiring of Liam O’Rourke to the Stallion Season Sales team...

Thursday, October 06, 2016
Creator has been sold by WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association (JBBA), which intends to retire him from racing to stand stud at Shizunai Stallion Station for 2017...

Monday, April 25, 2016
WinStar Farm has entered into an agreement to acquire the breeding rights to recent Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner and 2016 Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Exaggerator...

Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Bill and Susan Casner’s Well Dressed, the dam of Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Well Armed, had to be euthanized Monday due to complications from foaling. She was 19...

Tuesday, February 09, 2016
The fourth annual Fantasy Derby Challenge, presented by WinStar StableMates, kicks off this Friday, February 12...

Monday, September 14, 2015
WinStar Farm’s Closing Bell got his first stakes win in the $300,000 Dueling Grounds Derby, gamely prevailing after a stretch-long duel...

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Stonestreet Stables’ & WinStar Farm’s Carpe Diem, Giant’s Causeway’s Grade 1-winning son at two and three, has been retired from racing due to a knee chip, and will stand stud in 2016 at WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY...

Friday, May 29, 2015
Like many young Thoroughbreds, Market Light – a 3-year-old filly by After Market – got her start a year ago as a 2-year-old in her quest for a career as an equine athlete...

Monday, April 20, 2015
WinStar Farm has acquired a minority interest in Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Upstart, winner of the Holy Bull S. (G2) and runner-up in the Florida Derby (G1) and Fountain of Youth S. (G2) this winter at Gulfstream...

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Stables and Kenny & Lisa Troutt’s WinStar Farm have launched the official website for their Kentucky Derby contender Carpe Diem...

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Constitution, recent winner of the Donn H. (G1), will not travel to Dubai for the March 28th Dubai World Cup (G1) at Meydan Racecourse...

Friday, October 24, 2014
Kenny Troutt’s WinStar Farm has acquired half interest in undefeated Champagne S. (G1) winner and leading 2-year-old colt Daredevil in a partnership with Let’s Go Stable that was announced Friday...

Monday, September 01, 2014
WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stable’s Carpe Diem took control in mid-stretch en route to a 2 ½-length score in his career debut Monday at Saratoga...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
WinStar Farm’s Commissioner, the runner-up in last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (G1), was discovered to have a small chip in his front left ankle Monday...

Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Adison Tompkins, a 4-year-old girl from the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, visited the horse Vinceremos, trainer Todd Pletcher, and jockey Javier Castellano at Pletcher’s Palm Meadows barn Sunday in Boynton Beach...

Friday, March 07, 2014
WinStar Farm and Twin Creeks Racing, owners of Triple Crown hopeful Vinceremos, will donate a portion of the colt’s earnings...

Sunday, January 26, 2014
WinStar Farm is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated return of its very popular Fantasy Derby contest. Fantasy Derby 2014 is free for racing fans, easy to play, and offers the very best in possible prizes...

Monday, December 23, 2013
WinStar Farm has promoted David Hanley to General Manager at the Versailles-based operation. Hanley had served at WinStar as the Director of Development, working in the areas of client development and bloodstock development, prior to his recent promotion...

Monday, October 28, 2013
WinStar Stablemates is again holding its Breeders’ Cup contest with players choosing two horses in each of the 14 Breeders’ Cup races run over the two days of the championship event. With the entries drawing Monday, the contest will open on Tuesday at 7 pm on the WinStar Stablemates website, and fans will have a chance to pick their favorite horses...

Friday, July 12, 2013
WinStar Farm is pleased to announce the launch of the first annual WinStar StableMates Saratoga Challenge contest. The Saratoga Challenge is free for racing fans, easy to play, and offers unique prizes...

Monday, May 20, 2013
WinStar Farm is auctioning off memorabilia on Ebay.com with 100% of the proceeds going to designated industry charities. The online auction, which includes four separate offerings, began late Tuesday...

Wednesday, May 08, 2013
"...polished off a pretty good field in the Alysheba S. (G2), clocking a Beyer of 109...If he comes back in the Stephen Foster, the winner could be frontrunner for Horse of the Year. It was that good a race..."

Monday, April 15, 2013
WinStar Farm has once again partnered with jockey Calvin Borel in the Kentucky Derby. On Monday, Borel committed to ride Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary in this year’s Run for the Roses on May 4th. Borel has won the Kentucky Derby three times in the last six runnings of the storied race, including aboard WinStar’s Super Saver in 2010...

Friday, April 12, 2013
WinStar Farm is looking to fans to help them decide who should ride Revolutionary in the Kentucky Derby (G1)...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Rule, a multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire, has been retired from racing and will stand stud at Vinery New York for 2013. The WinStar homebred's introductory stud fee will be $6,500...

Sunday, March 04, 2012
WinStar Farm's Doubles Partner returned to the races on Saturday with a win in the Grade 3 Canadian Turf at Gulfstream Park...

Thursday, December 08, 2011
This Christmas season, WinStar Farm has announced it will auction some of the farm's most historic racing memorabilia this Friday to benefit the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.

Friday, November 18, 2011
Plans for recent Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) champion Drosselmeyer were finalized on Friday, and the 4-year-old son of Distorted Humor has been retired and will stand in 2012 at WinStar Farm for a fee of $17,500...

Wednesday, November 09, 2011
WinStar Farm will make a decision on the future of recent Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) hero Drosselmeyer some time next week, the farm reported on Wednesday...

Saturday, November 05, 2011
Drosselmeyer's win in the $5 million Breeder's Cup Classic (G1) on Nov. 5 was doubling pleasing for WinStar Farm, who owns the 4-year-old colt and also stands his sire Distorted Humor...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Chris Baker has accepted the position of General Manager at WinStar Farm, it was announced on Tuesday, Oct. 11th...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The $200,000 WinStar Kentucky Cup (G2) is the marqee race on Turfway Park's rechristened Kentucky Cup Day of Champions on Sat., Sept. 24...

Friday, August 05, 2011
The Kentucky Cup Day of Champions will return to the Turfway Park fall schedule this year and for the first time will run under sponsorship. WinStar Farm has assumed presenting sponsorship for the day...

Thursday, August 04, 2011
WinStar Farm LLC's homebred colt Rule proved best by a neck in the $75,000 Birdstone S. Aug. 4 at Saratoga...

Thursday, June 30, 2011
WinStar Farm sold an interest in Sidney's Candy to Rubio B Stable, and plans to shuttle him to Haras La Pasion in Argentina for the 2012 Southern Hemisphere breeding season...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Givhans Ferry debuted a winner June 26 at Churchill Downs, closing strongly in the final strides...

Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Distorted Humor, the nation's leading sire of stakes winners, sired his 12th stakes winner on June 9th, and has excellent chances to add at least three more Graded winners to his 2011 totals at Belmont this Friday and Saturday...

Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Rose Catherine, a 4-year-old Speightstown filly, held off Sea Road by a half length in the $60,000 Nonsuch Bay...

Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Grade 1 winner Sidney's Candy has been purchased by a partnership headed by WinStar Farm and turned over to trainer Todd Pletcher for the remainder of the colt's racing career...

Monday, May 30, 2011
Tizway blazed his way to the second-fastest Met Mile H. (G1) in history May 30 at Belmont Park...

Monday, May 30, 2011
Ha Ha Tonka gave her sire Distorted Humor his 11th stakes winner of the year...

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Willcox Inn motored to a 2 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Arlington Classic May 28...

Thursday, May 26, 2011
WinStar's homebred Cal Nation rallied strongly in the stretch to cruise to a 5 1/2-length victory at Belmont May 26, capping a big day for his sire...

Saturday, May 21, 2011
Paddy O'Prado made up nearly 10 lengths in the last three furlongs to capture the $200,000 Dixie S. (G2)

Sunday, May 15, 2011
WinStar's 2010 Belmont S. (G1) champion Drosselmeyer returned to the scene of his greatest triumph  to win the $60,000 One Count S. on May 15, a little less than a year since the son of...

Saturday, May 14, 2011
Alternation gave his sire Distorted Humor his second stakes winner at Belmont Park in two days with a thrilling come-from-behind win in the $200,000 Peter Pan S. (G2) on May 14. And like Much...

Friday, May 13, 2011
Fantasy of Flight, Tiznow's most expensive yearling to sell at market in 2009, showed the potential that made her a $725,000 purchase two years ago, rolling to an eye-catching debut victory in the...

Friday, May 13, 2011
Much Rejoicing became the newest stakes winner for Distorted Humor with a 1 1/4 length victory in the $60,000 Glia S. at Belmont Park on May 13. The champion sire is once again having an excellent...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Too Shy Shy, a 3-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor, galloped home a 12 1/2-length winner May 9 at Delaware Park to break her maiden in her second career start, covering the six furlongs in...

Friday, May 06, 2011
One year ago, WinStar Farm's Doubles Partner scored his first career stakes victory at Churchill Downs in the American Turf (G2) on the Kentucky Oaks undercard. This Saturday, May 7, he returns to...

Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Bluegrass Cat's Kathmanblu has been favored in her last four starts, and could be once again when post time comes Friday for the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs. The 3-year-old bay...

Monday, April 18, 2011
It took Essence Hit Man just 1:08.16 to win the $175,000 Jacques Cartier S. April 17 at Woodbine, as the 4-year-old by Speightstown shaved 0.15 seconds off the existing six furlong track record.

Saturday, April 16, 2011
Twinspired ran a flawless race in the G1 Toyota Blue Grass April 16 at Keeneland, only to be nipped by the narrowest of margin in the final stride of the nine furlongs.[watch race] It took the...

Saturday, April 02, 2011
A trio of WinStar Farm owned and bred starters will shoot for the stars on Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs in 28th renewal of the Breeders' Cup championships...

Saturday, April 02, 2011
A pair of WinStar-owned 3-year-old fillies strutted their stuff on April 2, rolling to easy victories at Gulfstream Park and Sunland Park. At Gulfstream, Savvy Supreme was on top for the entire...

Friday, March 25, 2011
Doubles Partner made up five lengths in the final furlong to score a thrilling neck victory in the $125,000 Tampa Bay S. (G3) on March 19 (WATCH VIDEO). It was the second career stakes victory for...

Friday, March 25, 2011
In the lightning-quick 1:07.44 it took Maclean's Music to win his 6 ½ furlong debut, the 3-year-old son Distorted Humor wrote himself into the record books with a 114 Beyer Speed Figure. The number...

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Dynamic Holiday shifted off the rail in upper stretch and surged to her fourth consecutive victory in the $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf March 13. George...

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Mildly Offensive stamped herself as a 3-year-old filly with a big future when she dominated the $100,000 Santa Paula S. at Santa Anita on March 20th.Making her first start since...

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Despite breaking from post 10 in his stakes debut, Brethren had no problem devouring his foes in the Feb. 12 Sam F. Davis (gr. III). If he is to keep his undefeated record intact, the WinStar Farm...

Friday, February 25, 2011
AKKADIAN (c, 3, Tiznow--Papa Sids Girl {MSP, $135,086}, by Souvenir Copy) was away slowly but closed well late to be second in his 6 1/2-furlong debut down the hill turf course at Santa Anita Jan....

Monday, February 14, 2011
WinStar Farm’s homebred Brethren remained unbeaten in three starts and did so in scintillating fashion, drawing off to an easy four-length victory in the $207,500 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) to...

Sunday, February 13, 2011
Dynamic Holiday finished strongly down the center of the track to register a 1 3/4-length decision over a fast-closing Holidaysatthefarm to capture the Florida Oaks. Niji’s Grand Girl, the 5-2...

Wednesday, February 09, 2011
About 4:30 p.m. est last Saturday, Cal Nation (basketball version) were busy rustling up a pre-game meal prior to the always important match up against their conference rival Florida Gators in...

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
TAMPA, Fla. - Brethren, a half-brother to 2010 Kentucky Deby winner Super Saver, is being pointed for Saturday’s Grade 3, $225,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes for his 2011 debut, according to trainer Todd...

Thursday, January 06, 2011
Morning Line, who last came into his own during the second half of his 3-year-old campaign and is expected to be one of the top older horses in 2011, makes his season debut in the $100,000 Hal’s...

Friday, December 17, 2010
Uncle Mo stated his case as the top two-year-old male in the country with an emphatic 4¼-length win in the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) on November 6 at Churchill Downs, but another colt...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Endorsement, won the first graded running of the $800,000 Sunland Park Derby in March then was forced to miss the Kentucky Derby because of an injury, is about a week from having his first work...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
After winning a pair of Triple Crown races and sitting atop the owner standings with more than $5.1 million in earnings, besting this year will be quite a challenge for WinStar Farm. But if 2010 was...

Monday, November 29, 2010
The hype around Brethren kicked up another notch as the 2-year-old colt ran his record to 2 for 2 after taking a mile allowance race by 1-3/4 lengths over 33-1 El Grayling on Churchill Downs’ “Stars...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Blue Laser’s connections passed on the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and targeted Saturday’s Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot. The move is looking like a good one on paper as the horse was made the...

Monday, October 25, 2010
Grade II winner and multiple grade I-placed Hold Me Back will enter stud in 2011 at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky. “Unfortunately, a strained tendon has compromised Hold Me Back’s chances of...

Monday, October 11, 2010
Blue Laser, in his stakes debut for trainer Mark Casse, outlasted Rockin Heat and Classic Legacy over the long Woodbine stretch to win the $250,441 Grey Stakes (Can-III) by a half-length Oct....

Monday, September 27, 2010
First-crop sire Sharp Humor got his first black-type winner Sept. 15 when his son Glint  won the $100,000 Fitz Dixon Jr. Memorial Juvenile Stakes at Presque Isle Downs. Glint is a homebred...

Monday, August 30, 2010
When WinStar Farm’s Blue Laser crossed the finish line a comfortable length in front of seven other MdSpWt juveniles at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack this past weekend, it marked the 13th winner for...

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Hold Me Back, 4, is a son of Giant’s Causeway who was bred in partnership, and is owned, by the WinStar Farm of Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt. Though he won the first two starts of his career,...

Thursday, August 26, 2010
WinStar Farm’s Super Saver is looking to recapture the magic he had when winning the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on May 1 in the slop at Churchill. The Maria’s Mon colt has tired...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
WinStar Farm’s Rule led at every call and further cemented himself as a legitimate Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender with a convincing three-length win in the $225,000 Sam F....

Thursday, February 11, 2010
A solid group of 3-year-olds, led by Delta Jackpot (gr. III) winner Rule, is set to clash at Tampa Bay Downs in the $200,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 13. The 1 1/16-mile Sam Davis, a...

Monday, February 08, 2010
It’s no secret that the New York Yankees hold a special place in trainer Eoin Harty’s heart. The conditioner has been spotted countless times wearing his beloved pinstripes, and not just on trips to...

Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Hot Triple Crown prospects American Lion and Tiz Chrome are among seven 3-year-olds ready to line up for the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 6, a key prep for the Santa...

Monday, February 01, 2010
As the Kentucky Derby trail heads into February, the WinStar team has been as giddy as young Clara receiving the nutcracker from Uncle Drosselmeyer in the opening party scene of “The...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
WinStar Farm looks very strong at the moment going into the Triple Crown events of 2010 with the likes of accomplished stakes winners Super Saver (Kentucky Jockey Club), Rule (Delta Jackpot) and...

Sunday, December 06, 2009
WinStar Farm won its third graded 2-year-old stakes in three weeks on Friday night, when Rule drove to a gutty neck win over Uh Oh Bango in the Grade 3, $750,000 Delta Jackpot at Delta Downs. It was...

Sunday, November 29, 2009
WinStar Farm strengthened its position for the 2010 classics and Calvin Borel salvaged a tie for the jockey crown at the Churchill Downs fall meet when Super Saver rolled to a front-running romp...

Monday, November 23, 2009
The highly touted American Lion (by Tiznow) made the successful jump from the maiden ranks to stakes competition when he scored a half-length victory in the Grade 3, $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes...

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Winning a $6 million race would make you fat and happy. Trainer Eoin Harty, one of the wittiest guys on the backstretch, is happy. Well Armed, whom Harty trained to win the Dubai World Cup four...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Colonel John and Well Armed are the two best horses in trainer Eoin Harty's barn. Both have been off for several months, but both are now ready to run. Harty nominated both to the Grade 2, $250,000...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Hold Me Back, winner of the Lane’s End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park in mid-March, is the third choice at 5-1. Trainer Bill Mott, who conditions the Giant's Causeway colt, has three Virginia Derby...

Monday, July 13, 2009
Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) winner Advice will be shipped from Kentucky to California for the $300,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park July 18, according to the Inglewood track's...

Friday, June 12, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Advice had barely cooled out after finishing 13th in the May 2 Kentucky Derby when his connections said they planned to switch the colt to turf the next time he raced. That plan...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Twice in the last three years, the Belmont Stakes was won by a horse who was still eligible to a first-level allowance race. Neither Jazil in 2006, nor Da' Tara in 2008 had won anything other than a...

WINNetwork Winner of the Month: Fred Hertrich

WINNetwork Winner of the Month: Fred Hertrich

Breeder, Rushing Fall Winner of G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

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Overanalyze's latest winner sets milestone title=
Overanalyze

Overanalyze's latest winner sets milestone

Baytown Juliet's maiden win Dec. 3 at Los Alamitos marked the 26th winner this year for leading First-Crop sire Overanalyze...

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Ms Peintour dazzles in Gulfstream Park meet opener title=
Paynter

Ms Peintour dazzles in Gulfstream Park meet opener

Ms Peintour, a 2-year-old Paynter filly making her racing debut, looked like a filly with a big future following her nearly seven-length victory...

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Bodemeister filly storms home in turf unveiling title=
Bodemeister

Bodemeister filly storms home in turf unveiling

Rachel's Blue Moon, a 2-year-old Bodemeister filly, showed tremendous late kick in her maiden special weight victory Saturday at Aqueduct...

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More Than Ready's Catholic Boy shines in Remsen S. (G2) title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready's Catholic Boy shines in Remsen S. (G2)

Catholic Boy, already a graded stakes winner on the turf, added the $250,000 Remsen S. (G2) on Saturday when the 2-year-old More Than Ready colt powered to a 4 3/4-length win...

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Paynter filly rolls by nearly 10 lengths in Churchill Downs maiden special weight score title=
Paynter

Paynter filly rolls by nearly 10 lengths in Churchill Downs maiden special weight score

Bootsy's Hadenough couldn't have been more impressive in her 9 3/4-length maiden special weight win Nov. 25 at Churchill Downs...

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Paint Dakota draws off in stretch for comfortable maiden win title=
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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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