Commissioning surged into competition for subsequent yr’s Qipco One Thousand Guineas (G1) with a formidable efficiency within the Sept. 23 Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Rockfel Stakes (G2) at Newmarket to keep her unbeaten document. She could possibly be the following potential star for trainers John and Thady Gosden.
Nevertheless, removed from overflowing with superlatives after Commissioning’s runaway victory, John Gosden as an alternative took better pleasure in discussing the filly’s household and what the success would imply to her proprietor/breeders Isa Salman and Abdulla Al Khalifa.
Intriguingly, he additionally spoke on how Frankie Dettori couldn’t cease the juvenile after she crossed the road on her successful debut on the finish of July.
“I skilled her mom (Sovereign Parade ),” Gosden mentioned. “We’re thrilled and thrilled for the proprietor/breeders. It is thrilling once you purchase a mare, race her, after which she rapidly produces one thing like this at stud; that is very pleasing for an proprietor/breeder.
“We needed to present her a little bit of time after (her debut) as she was rising. Frankie was shocked that day. He mentioned he could not pull her up and she or he went all the way in which to the top that day, which is a great distance.
“We thought we would anticipate this relatively than run her within the Might Hill (G2). She met the rising floor, and she or he flew, so an additional furlong will assist her lots.”
In addition to coaching Commissioning’s dam, Gosden additionally oversaw the profession of her sire Kingman, who got here near touchdown the Two Thousand Guineas (G1) at Newmarket in 2014, solely to lose out within the closing phases to Evening of Thunder.
Subsequent yr’s One Thousand Guineas could possibly be a long-term goal for Commissioning, who was reduce to 6-1 (from 16) for the Basic by Paddy Energy and Betfair, with the bet365 Fillies’ Mile (G1) at Newmarket Oct. 7 a potential subsequent goal.
It’s an choice alongside the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf (G1T) at Keeneland, a race that Gosden’s earlier Rockfel winner Juliet Capulet ran in again in 2017. With the Rockfel a part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You are In” Collection, it offers automated, paid entry into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T) Nov. 4.
“The Fillies’ Mile comes up rapidly, however it is sensible,” Gosden added. “It is near dwelling, and she or he’s blissful and properly, so we’ll take a look at it. She’ll get the mile.
“Now we have the Breeders’ Cup choice too—we did go to Del Mar with a filly who gained this race. She did not keep, however this filly will.”
Commissioning was chased dwelling by Electrical Eyes, whose coach Karl Burke took the chance to check her favorably to a different daughter of Siyouni who was the star of his yard.
“She has lots of similarities when it comes to her character with Laurens,” Burke mentioned. “You would not get too near her in her field, and she or he would not go within the saddling packing containers right this moment, however it’s all new to her.
“She’s an inexperienced filly—a giant, uncooked filly—however she’s acquired a lot of expertise. She’s thrilling for certain.”
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Taiba stormed down the middle of the monitor and gained the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) as Zandon closed final on the rail to take second Saturday at Parx Racing.
Despatched away the favourite underneath Mike Smith, Taiba gained by three lengths and lined 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.67. He entered the race after ending a head second to Cyberknife within the TVG Haskell Stakes (G1) Aug. 23 at Monmouth Park however bested that rival Saturday as Cyberknife was third, 3 3/4 lengths again.
Taiba, who skilled by Corridor of Famer Bob Baffert for Zedan Racing, Stables, is by Three Chimneys Farm resident sire Gun Runner, whose 3-year-old daughter Society gained the $1-million Cotillion one race earlier of the cardboard.
A constructive vibe enveloped the Keeneland barn space and stuffed the gross sales pavilion lengthy earlier than bidding really began on the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Consumers filtering in on the opening day of the two-week occasion have been greeted on the door to flutes of champagne and dwell Bluegrass music.
The motion on Day 1 ended with 9 horses promoting for seven figures and a median on the day of $488,458. The subsequent day was even stronger with one other 13 horses promoting for $1 million or extra and a day’s common of $510,261.
Momentum from Ebook 1 (the primary two periods) roared like an avalanche all through the sale’s remaining 10 periods, which ended Sept. 24 with across-the-board data for product sales, common, and median. Consumers took house 2,961 horses for a complete $418,271,200, which exceeded by 4.6% the sale’s earlier file gross of $399,791,800 set in 2006. The horses bought averaged a file $141,165, which exceeded the earlier file of $130,698 set final yr by 8%. The file $70,000 median was 7.7% greater than the earlier file of $65,000, additionally set in 2021.
“The very first hip promoting for $850,000 set the tone and was unbelievable, and the outcomes from Ebook 1 simply solidified that mind-set,” Tony Lacy, vp of gross sales at Keeneland, mentioned. “There was a way of euphoria across the grounds for various days and even yesterday (Sept. 23) seeing numbers that surpassed final yr’s unbelievable numbers.”
Keeneland September really broke its file for product sales Sept. 23, with two days of promoting nonetheless to go.
“This sale went past our expectations and displays the vitality and pleasure in racing proper now,” Keeneland president and CEO Shannon Arvin mentioned. “We’re grateful to our consignors, sellers, and consumers for his or her help of Keeneland and the September Sale. And a particular due to the breeders. We admire how a lot laborious work goes into breeding and elevating high quality horses, and we’re very completely happy they have been rewarded for his or her efforts by means of the ring.”
Cormac Breathnach, Keeneland’s director of gross sales operations, mentioned the catalog was very robust with high-quality choices bred each domestically and internationally.
“That may be a credit score to the breeders and to the consignors who offered them so properly,” he mentioned. “We have been properly supported by the shopping for base, and we’ve seen a number of main trainers over the previous couple of days exhibiting the starvation for racehorses is there.”
(L-R): Cormac Breathnach and Tony Lacy on the Keeneland September Sale
Along with having a catalog loaded with high quality horses, Keeneland reaped the rewards of its efforts all year long to recruit consumers from across the globe to be in Lexington in September.
“As we have been placing a robust catalog collectively, we additionally labored on bringing a robust group of consumers to the desk, and which means touring to each main race assembly to advertise,” Lacy mentioned. “It additionally means creating a superb shopping for and buying and selling atmosphere, which incorporates the whole lot from good customer support, hospitality, data, and an ease to all transactions. We’ve been working laborious to increase our attain. We had 10 teams from Japan right here, and that’s in all probability the busiest from any sale in a really very long time.”
Breathnach mentioned he started listening to in early summer time that consumers, notably in Europe, have been planning to journey to Kentucky who had not been capable of attend the September Yearling Sale since 2019.
“Once we began seeing extra open borders than throughout final yr’s September sale, once we gained again in all probability 50% of the consumers we misplaced due to the pandemic in 2020, we had a fairly good feeling we might have a robust illustration from the worldwide markets,” he mentioned.
The sale wasn’t with out its issues moving into, with inflation excessive, the monetary markets tumbling, and currencies together with the yen and pound sterling falling towards the U.S. greenback, sapping some worldwide purchasers’ buying clout.
Ultimately, it did not matter. The market was not solely resilient, nevertheless it additionally thrived.
“Truthfully, I assumed it could be a superb sale and thought it could maintain regular. I by no means thought it could have completed what it is completed,” Kerry Cauthen with 4 Star Gross sales mentioned. “It turned probably the most unbelievable sale we have ever seen.”
Cauthen mentioned he felt the stability of provide and demand labored within the sale’s favor and would assist be a buffer towards issues about an general financial recession. He additionally appeared on the progress in U.S. purses and noticed a lot to be hopeful about. On the finish of August, U.S. purses have been up greater than 12% in contrast with the primary eight months of 2021, based on Equibase.
“We’re working for actual cash now, particularly in Kentucky,” he mentioned, including that the sharp rise of handbags within the Bluegrass State—gross purses up 51% and common purses per race day up 50% since 2018—make a robust influence on the public sale markets due to the state’s focus of inventory and breeding farms.
“I sat on the (Kentucky Horse) Racing Fee for lots years, and a whole lot of consideration was paid to the place the (pari-mutuel) licenses wanted to be distributed across the state primarily based on the markets they may serve,” he mentioned. “That drove an amazing quantity of funding in these areas and has rolled over into the purses.”
Kentucky purses have gotten an enormous shot from Historic Horse Racing gaming, first launched in 2011 and which was codified as authorized pari-mutuel wagering by the Kentucky Legislature in 2021.
“The individuals who spend money on these farms wish to race right here and win right here in Kentucky,” Cauthen mentioned. “You go to Colorado to go snowboarding, and also you come to Kentucky to go racing.”
Brisk promoting carried by means of to the final session when Buckland Gross sales bought a filly by the late English Channel for $115,000 to proprietor/breeder Tracy Farmer. Buckland consigned the session-topping filly on behalf of her breeder Calumet Farm.
“Clearly the English Channel yearlings have been pursued all week. We bought a colt in Ebook 3 for $300,000, so I had a superb vibe about her,” Zach Madden with Buckland mentioned. “He is an elite sire and sadly not with us anymore, so there’s a shortage worth there as properly.
“It has clearly been an excellent market, so when you have a specialty merchandise, like an English Channel, and it seems the half, you are going to do properly.”
Highlights of the September Sale embrace the next:
88 completely different consumers every spent $1 million or extra through the two-week sale.
30 yearlings bought for $1 million or extra, probably the most because the 2007 September Sale and twice the quantity bought in 2021.
A $2.5 million sale-topping High quality Street colt was the costliest yearling in North America and the second-most costly yearling on the earth bought at public public sale this yr.
The highest 10 highest-priced horses bought to eight completely different consumers.
The highest 15 highest-priced horses represented 13 completely different consignors.
The sale bought 162 horses for $500,000 or extra in comparison with 138 in 2021.
Demand for horses produced a file clearance fee of 82%.
“It is extremely satisfying for us to see a number of the smaller breeders are getting the outcomes and the respect they deserve,” Lacy mentioned. “The horses promoting for $500,000-plus have been unfold throughout all kinds of breeders. That could be very wholesome. You continue to must have the horse; the market is just not rewarding mediocrity.”