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Blood-Horse editorial commentary on Thoroughbred racing issues, people, horses and 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

Growth is Good - By Evan Hammonds

For the last few years the mainstream press has told us Thoroughbred racing needs a Triple Crown winner, another Seabiscuit, a "big horse," to save racing. While that type of singular sensation might elevate attendance at one track for one day, say a horse bidding for the Triple Crown or a bona fide star such as Zenyatta or Rachel Alexandra, one athlete does not a sport make.... Read More

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