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Head Turner - By Eric Mitchell

Following an emotionally charged Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), the question for those deciding Horse of the Year comes down to this: On what side of the “head” do you stand?... Read More

Give Bute the Boot - By Eric Mitchell

Few issues in horse racing fire up people's emotions like medication. A couple of years ago the target was anabolic steroids, and the industry reacted quickly. By Jan. 1, 2009, most U.S. racing jurisdictions had adopted rules banning the use of anabolic steroids.... Read More

Fair-to-Good - By Evan Hammonds

Changes to Keeneland’s September yearling sale aside, it’s hard to get a good angle on the yearling market as the first week of the auction went into the books. Has it been a good sale to this point, or a bad one? Where’s the bloodstock market headed? It depends on whom you ask. ... Read More

Keeping Our Place in the World

Keeneland has successfully developed the September sale into the largest international marketplace for Thoroughbred yearlings. But whether the sale will continue offering the kinds of horses European buyers want is up for debate.... Read More

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