There are a number of horses with fancy pedigrees in the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale. read blog
One of the most fun things about summer racing is watching the 2-year-olds emerge, especially at Saratoga, where many well-bred youngsters start for the first time. Read Blog
Just when it seemed like things couldn't get any better for John and Carole Rio, they did.
A Viscount colt topped the third and final session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale, bringing Aust$110,000 ($118,093 in U.S. funds) June 7 in Australia as the auction ended on a strong note.
When Randy Bradshaw broke and prepared Animal Kingdom for racing, the Team Valor International homebred colt wasn't the most precocious pupil, but his potential to be a talented runner was apparent.
Wasted Tears continued her dominance in the Ouija Board Distaff Stakes (gr. IIIT), winning the race for the third year in a row May 30 at Lone Star Park in Texas.
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford was foaled in Kentucky and his trainer, Dale Romans, is based there, but the colt also has close ties to South Carolina.
A stately Indian Charlie colt, which had created a buzz at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training, lived up to all the hype May 24 by bringing $600,000.
Corkage, a bay daughter of More Than Ready, brought $300,000 from Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The opening day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training generated an average price that was only 1.7% below last year's comparable figure and a median price that was down 7.4%.
A Street Sense filly brought $280,000 a little after 4 p.m. (EDT) May 23 to become the second-most-expensive horse sold so far during the opening session Fasig-Tipton sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
A handsome son of Harlan's Holiday commanded $250,000 midway through the afternoon May 23 to become the second-highest-priced horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
Eden's Moon, a sleek daughter of Malibu Moon, got the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training off to a fast start when she brought $390,000 May 23.
Adele Dilschneider's homebred Apart prevailed in a protracted stretch duel with Colizeo to capture the $100,000 William Donald Schaefer Memorial Stakes (gr. III) at Pimlico May 21.
Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning is optimistic the Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training will continue to perform well.
If Dialed In captures the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico, his connections will receive the largest payout in Thoroughbred racing history of $6.1 million.
Expectations always were great for the handsome colt with the fancy pedigree.
Oaks-winning owner offers tips for buyers. 'I'm not looking for the horse that has matured or has been pushed into maturity too quickly.'
Victoria's Wildcat closed with a rush on the outside to take the $118,800 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) May 6 at Churchill Downs.
I do not like Archarcharch's Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) post down on the rail, but I'm still going to pick him as the Run for the Roses winner. Read Blog
Barry Irwin had faith in the horse he bred and is being rewarded with a chance to participate in the first leg of the Triple Crown.
Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders Pants On Fire and Twinspired received their early training from Dr. Barry Eisaman and his wife, Shari.
The most expensive sale horse among this year's Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) candidates is Stay Thirsty, who was a $500,000 2-year-old.
He turns in the fastest time among seven workers at five furlongs May 2 at Churchill Downs, covering the distance over a sloppy track in 1:00 4/5.
Live Oak Plantation's homebred Brilliant Speed splashed five furlongs through the slop in 1:01 1/5 May 2 in his final work before the Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
What was good and what was bad about the 2011 select selling season for 2-year-olds in training. Read Blog
Take a Picture and Cruisen Mizzy, both sired by Mizzen Mast and bred in Pennsylvania, brought the top two prices April 19 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training quickly built up some momentum and finished ahead of last year's pace in several important statistical categories on its opening day in Central Florida.
Pinhookers' 2-year-olds are more profitable because they spent less to acquire them as yearlings.
The only horse in the great sire Storm Cat's final crop scheduled to sell at public auction as a juvenile didn't find a new home April 11.
Keeneland is returning its sale commission to the industry standard of 5%, 10 years after reducing it to 4.5%. The change will take effect with this year's September yearling auction in Lexington.
2-year-olds most profitable market in 2010
The Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training generated figures that were close to last year's results, providing more evidence that the Thoroughbred marketplace is in the process of stabilizing.
The Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training April 11 in Lexington will close out this year's select juvenile selling season, which has produced mixed results.
The great sire Storm Cat had only three foals in his final crop and one of them will be offered April 11 during Keeneland's sale of 2-year-olds in training in Lexington.
Horses by Street Sense and War Front are among the horses getting a lot of attention prior to the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Lightly-regarded Lilacs and Lace shocked many in the crowd of 23,155 racing fans who turned out to watch the $400,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 9.
With the sun shining in Lexington and the temperature climbing into the 70s, four horses turned in workout times at an eighth of a mile that were under :10.
Mo Mon, a leading sire in New Jersey, died of an apparent heart attack March 9. The 13-year-old son of Maria's Mon was found dead in his paddock at Dianne Boyken's Four Winds Farm near Clarksburg.
Soldat, who captured the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 26 and the With Anticipation Stakes (gr. III) last year, is a $180,000 graduate of the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale. Read Blog
Pinhookers improve the rate of return on their investment at Barretts March select juvenile sale, but their profits fall at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select auction.
Business picked up during the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, which concluded with a slight decrease in average and a 24% buy-back rate.
Takes contrarian view at last year's sales; winds up with dam of Dialed In. Bloodstock & Markets
Sweet Dreams, a daughter of Bernadini, brought the sweet price of $500,000 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
Trainer Bob Baffert said he felt like his son, Bode, in Toys "R" Us when client Kaleem Shah purchased a muscular Flatter colt for $925,000 early during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale.
The opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training struggled, with the average price declining 8.8% from a year ago while the median price dropped 18.6%.
A Scat Daddy colt brought $400,000 around 2 p.m. EDT during the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
A Mizzen Mast colt became the highest-priced horse sold during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training so far, bringing $350,000 early in the afternoon of the auction's opening session.
An Officer filly brought $325,000 March 15 during the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
Mike Repole, owner of top Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) candidates Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty, struck early during the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. select juvenile sale.
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