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  • Price Points: Sales bargains come through for loyal buyers +

    Disregarded. Sold for $3,000. A Grade 1 winner of $1,136,235. Ignored. Sold for $1,000. Earned $214,525 in less than a Read More
  • Impact of COVID-19 +

    COVID-19's regional impact on regional tracks, the spring steeplechase season, and sales.  Read More
  • Ladies in Waiting: Part 2 +

    Call it Round Two. Last month’s feature checking in on an assortment of broodmares around the region spilled over into even Read More
  • Ladies in Waiting 2020 +

    Region’s mares fuel industry as foaling season ramps up The chestnut filly’s face looks like somebody splashed a three-inch paintbrush Read More
  • Full Speed Ahead: Big sales numbers rev up breeding success for Marama, Doetsch +

    For sale: High-performance racer, 2019 model, brown, impressive features, carefully maintained, multi-track potential, zero mileage, keyless entry, traction control, must Read More
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Say It Again

  • “Who would have ever thought it would have worked out like that?”
    Owner/trainer Tim Grams, about the success of West Virginia-bred star Runnin’toluvya after surgery and more than a year away from the races
  • “Never let school get in the way of a good education.”
    Trainer Clovis Crane, on raising kids on a farm (during a pandemic)
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 Anthony HamiltonPlanet

Two greats from yesteryear, jockey Anthony Hamilton and Virginia-bred Planet, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame through the museum’s Historic Review process. Hamilton, born in Charleston, S.C., in 1866, was one of the finest riders of the 19th century, and rode for many of the era’s top owners, including Pierre Lorillard, Mike Dwyer, August Belmont Sr., August Belmont II and J.R. Keene. Among his mounts were Hall of Famers Firenze and Salvator, and champions Lamplighter and Potomac. Planet was one of the most dominant racehorses in the years leading up to the Civil War. Foaled at Major Thomas W. Doswell’s Bullfield Stable, the son of Revenue out of the Boston mare Nina campaigned for his breeder and established a career purse earnings record that stood for 20 years. When he retired in 1861, just five days before the bombardment of Fort Sumter launched the Civil War, he had earned $69,700 with a record of 27-4-0 from 31 starts. Known as “The Great Red Fox,” Planet was regarded by many turf experts to be second only to the mighty Lexington among the greatest American racehorses prior to the Civil War. The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on Aug. 10 at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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