Total sales for Keeneland’s opening day of their November Breeding Stock sale were up 52% from last year’s opening day. The average increased 35% and the median price was up over 70%. Six total horses sold for six figures or more versus only four in the first session last year. The much anticipated duel Breeders’ Cup Filly/Mare Sprint winner GROUPIE DOLL will be offered today as hip number 350, consigned by Trackside Farm (Tom Evans, Agent). Watch the Keeneland November Sale live beginning at 10am by clicking this link.
With this, I’d like to pose the question, will Groupie Doll sell for more than two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection? Mizdirection sold at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Monday night for $2.7 Million.
Sounds like there are some pretty serious plans in store for Gulfstream Park, including an 11-story Pegasus statue that will stretch 220 feet and costing close to $30 Million. The track also has been planning for sometime now to expand their grandstand, in hopes of winning back the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on the East Coast.
Thursday will be the final opening day for a racetrack that first opened its gates in 1938. Betfair Hollywood Park, located in Inglewood, CA, will end racing on December 22, and the racetrack will be destroyed for residential development early in 2014. Attendance is expected to be higher than usual as the track hosts its final meet.
Australia’s biggest race, worth over $6 Million, was won by jockey Damien Oliver for a third time. It seems like an unbelievable event that is definitely on my bucket list. There is also an article on Huffington Post that talks fashion at the Melbourne Cup, which is a lot bigger deal at the Melbourne Cup than it is at any racetrack in the US, and basically, I just wanted to post this pic of Kate Upton: