In Loving Memory: Penny Chenery

Near this spot Are deposited the Remains of one Who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices. -excerpt from Lord Byron Racing has lost its First Lady. Penny Chenery passed away Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at the age of 95. It is being…

Keeneland September Sale: High Priced Stallion Showdown

The first crop yearling sires may be drawing attention this year, but Tapit seems dead-set on reminding everyone why he has been America’s leading sire for the last three years. We are four sessions into the September sale of yearlings and he has had 13 yearlings sell for upwards of $500,000, three horses that did…

Buying an OTTB: Things to Know

I am happy to see that more and more people are looking at Thoroughbreds for pleasure, eventing, and pasture partners. However, I have also seen quite a few people jump into something that they are not prepared for and this article is intended as a starting point so that you don’t bite off more than…

Understanding Thoroughbred Auctions: The Ring

Any auction can be an overwhelming experience to someone who isn’t a frequent visitor to the sales ring. An auction on the scale of the Keeneland September Yearling sale IS overwhelming, even for many a seasoned veteran. So, since the world famous auction is currently in progress on the grounds of this year’s Breeders’ Cup…