The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training opened May 21 at Timonium, Md., with increases in a couple of its key business figures. The average price grew 3.6% from a year ago while the median price rose 8%.
A Scat Daddy colt commanded $575,000 around 11 a.m. (EDT) during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland. He is the highest-priced horse sold so far during the auction.
Bettors made Zagora the even-money favorite in the $150,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) and she rewarded their faith in her.
In Lingerie, injured while winning the May 18 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course, was doing well the morning after the race, according to Aron Wellman, president Eclipse Thoroughbred Thoroughbed Partners.
Interest in the 2-year-olds in training auction has been high, according to Fasig-Tipton officials.
Dale Romans got his first taste of classic success when he saddled Shackleford to win the 2011 edition of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). The trainer is back at Maryland's Pimlico Race Couse again this year with Cozzetti.
As a five-time winner of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas knows what it takes to succeed in the second leg of the Triple Crown. This year, he's at Pimlico with longshot Optimizer.
A daughter of Successful Appeal was among the standouts May 16 during the first session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Dr. Barry Eisaman and his wife, Shari, are hoping that I'll Have Another will help them complete a personal Triple Crown this weekend.
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Brisk trade was the order of the day at the Tattersalls Guineas breeze up and horses in training sale May 4 in England.
If horses celebrated Mother's Day, 3-year-old Hansen probably wouldn't ever give his winning dam, Stormy Sunday, a present.
James Weigel feels blessed that a horse he bred, Creative Cause, is scheduled to run in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I). The 3-year-old son of Giant's Causeway is 12-1 on the morning line.
This year's Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) entrants brought a variety of prices when offered at public auction, but none commanded more than $390,000. read blog
Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum Brands (gr. I) and living in retirement in New Mexico, is a half brother to 2012 Derby hopeful Dullahan.
Daddy Long Legs was foaled and raised at John and Susan Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds.
Trainer Mike Harrington called Creative Cause's workout "perfect in my book" after the gray/roan colt covered a half-mile in :47 4/5 at Churchill Downs April 30 over a fast track.
Trinniberg has never raced farther than seven furlongs. He might be the best 3-year-old sprinter in the land. But according to his owner, Shivananda Parbhoo, the son of Teuflesberg has the ability to go long.
Select sale companies need to make sure they have enough juveniles on offer to attract a crowd
Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farms said in a telephone interview the afternoon of April 23 he would entertain private offers for 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace.
Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner and Triple Crown nominee Bodemeister was foaled and raised at Audley Farm near Berryville, Va.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 540 horses for its Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training May 21-22. The number is down 10% from last year's total of 600.
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"Unbelievable" is how Phil Needham describes his association with Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dullahan and that colt's half brother, 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird.
Gemologist, winner of the April 7 Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), was a weanling when he made his first and only appearance in the auction ring.
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The market was bullish at the top during the Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training April 9 in Lexington. The most expensive price for an individual horse increased to $700,000 from $625,000 last year.
Read what 2-year-olds horsemen think could bring a lot of money at the Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training in Lexington.
Here is what some horsemen had to say about the juvenile market in general and the Keeneland juvenile auction in particular.
Keeneland's juvenile auction, which is scheduled for April 9 in Lexington, will close out a selling season for select 2-year-olds in training that has been generally positive.
Seven horses zipped an eighth of a mile in :9 4/5 during the under tack show for the Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training.
In 2010 the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington had 14 sessions. In the 11th, cataloged as Hip No. 3474, was Hero of Order.
It was close, but Hit It Rich prevailed in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 31 at South Florida's Gulfstream Park. The 5-year-old daughter of Smart Strike got up late to defeat Aqsaam by a half-length.
Janis Whitham's homebred Fort Larned made his 1 3/16-mile trip at Gulfstream Park March 31 a quick one. He set a track record of 1:53.92 for the distance while cruising to victory in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III).
Chris Brothers will be watching the Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park with great interest March 31.
Prospective was a tough as a yearling and that attitude seems to be helping him as a racehorse, according to Mark Toothaker.
The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training lived up to its high risk/high reward reputation March 26. For the lucky consignors who hit the jackpot, the riches were greater than they had been in 2011.
A handsome Tapit colt commanded $1 million during the second hour of the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Which horses will be the stars at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training? Following is a list of horses that could bring the highest prices during the auction.
The Fasig-Tipton Florida select juvenile auction is known for its good-looking horses with attractive pedigrees and expensive prices. Here is what people had to say about their predictions for the market and other topics.
If Fasig-Tipton's Boyd Browning expressed his outlook for the Florida select juvenile auction in terms of a weather forecast, his prediction would call for sunny skies and no chance of rain.
Pinhooker Eddie Woods enjoyed a very good day at Palm Meadows Training Center near Boynton Beach, Fla., March 23.
Benjamin Leon Jr. is ready for his international adventure with Royal Delta. The 4-year-old daughter of Empire Maker is scheduled to run in the 17th edition of the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 31.
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The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training concluded its two-day run with a spectacular show of financial fireworks.
A daughter of Street Sense commanded $475,000 to become the second highest-priced horse sold so far during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Read what people had to say following an upbeat first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The action-packed first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training ended with a flourish after approximately five hours of enthusiastic bidding from a variety of shoppers.
A swift son of A.P. Indy brought $425,000 a little after 2 p.m. EDT during the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
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