Birdstone colt brings $310,000; Indian Charlie filly sells for $325,000.
Easter Sunday was a holiday for many people, but buyers and consignors were hard at work at Keeneland getting ready for the sale of 2-year-olds in training. Following is a list of horses they said could bring big prices.
Our Perfect Ten, a daughter of Medaglia d'Oro, missed the Keeneland under-tack show because of a shoeing mishap but got the chance to work April 4, a day before the 2-year-olds in training sale.
The auction will wrap up the select juvenile selling season, which has enjoyed some modest rebounds.
The five 2-year-olds had been purchased at 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale.
Here is a list of standouts in the auction based on workout times, yearling purchase prices, and pedigrees.
On a beautiful spring day, chestnut juvenile works a quarter mile in :20 3/5.
They spent more money to buy their stock as yearlings, so they will need to sell their horses for more money as 2-year-olds.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida has a reputation for producing good runners. But the size of its catalog keeps shrinking, which makes the sale's future shaky.
Club educates people about the Thoroughbred industry and is designed to attract new participants to the horse business.
After a short break, he's back in training in Florida and probably will be sent to the racetrack in May.
Horses scheduled to be offered include the offspring of such successful sires as Awesome Again, More Than Ready, and Tiznow.
They turn in the fastest works for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Some could be converted for office or manufacturing use, but Barretts would continue to conduct Thoroughbred sales in the near future.
Participants in the auction reflect on the upbeat market and discuss the reasons why the sale was so good.
The rate of return on their investment drops to 47.1%, but the percentage of horses offered that were profitable is the same as last year.
Based on yearling average, financial risk has been cut for Barretts March auction in Southern California.
Read a list of top prospects based on workout times, yearling purchase prices, and pedigrees.
Average rises 10.6% and median increases 16.8% while the buy-back rate declines.
Steve Young purchases her from Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent, at the OBS March sale.
Buy-back rate drops, falling to 28.7% from 41.1% last year.
Kaleem Shah is the colt's new owner, and Bob Baffert will train him.
The dark bay or brown juvenile goes to Padua Stables for $275,000.
Big price comes soon after the start of the March sale.
Here is a list of horses that could sell for a lot of money.
Presious Passion was the biggest winner during the 50th annual Florida-bred awards banquet March 15. The 7-year-old Royal Anthem gelding was honored as the 2009 Horse of the Year
Some barns have been busy in the days leading up to the auction, which is the largest of the five major select juvenile sales based on the number of horses cataloged.
What horses do the buyers like? Here's a list of 2-year-olds that were attracting a lot of attention before the auction started.
Exchange Rate colt stops the clock in :21 March 14 in Central Florida in second of two under tack shows.
Half-brother to grade III winner Conveyance works a quarter mile in :21 1/5.
There are 340 horses in the catalog, making it the largest of the five major select sales of 2-year-olds in training.
Rate of return on investment grows, rising to 91.9% from only 39% for the 2009 edition of the auction.
John and Jill Stephens don't try to make horses better but, instead, seek the best in each horse. Read More
The first two major select auctions of the juvenile selling season sent mixed messages about the health of the marketplace. Read Blog
A member of the Three Chimneys sales team since 2007, he has worked at the farm for six years.
The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training March 2 was as refreshing as a cool ocean breeze on a hot summer day, providing the recession-battered Thoroughbred auction business with some relief.
Reiley McDonald purchases the bay juvenile for Brushwood Stables.
The Florida auction, which has fancy pedigrees, is scheduled for March 2 at Calder Casino and Race Course.
Other horses expected to bring high prices at the Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training include the progeny of Sky Mesa, Tapit, Bernardini, and Empire Maker.
Cutting yearling purchase cost is the key, and consignors to the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale are hoping that a similar strategy works there.
The auction has attracted a large group of domestic and foreign buyers.
Christie Bowling,a daughter of Tony Bowling and a granddaughter of Carl Bowling, dies in a car accident.
After reviewing the auction's catalog, here is a list of top prospects based on workout times, pedigrees, and yearling purchase prices.
Participants in the February select juvenile auction were pleased with the changes in track maintenance, saying horses were less sore after the under tack show.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February select sale of 2-year-olds in training suffered downturns in its key business figures of gross, average price, and median price for the second year in a row.
Price surpasses sale-topping amount at 2009 edition of February juvenile auction.
Quiet All American and Splendid Sound were the big winners Feb. 15 in Central Florida, taking the richest races on the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Day of Champions racing card.
The select auction is scheduled for Feb. 16 in Central Florida.
Bialy is first horse to carry the club's silver and teal colors.
Here's a list of standouts based on pedigrees, yearling purchase prices, and workout times.
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