Canadian champion Too Late Now brought $50,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas December mixed sale, which posted increases of 25.5% and 22.2% in its gross revenue and average price, respectively, from a year ago.
Zenyatta's transition from superstar racehorse to broodmare is going smoothly, according to William S. Farish.
Recent economic woes and the Thoroughbred industry's own problems have made breeding horses to sell downright treacherous. Read Blog
Even though stud fees were lower, pregrant mares and weanlings sold at Keeneland in November didn't improve their profitability dramatically.
Read what buyers and consignors had to say about the market during the first week of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington.
The consignment of racing, broodmare, and stallion prospects offered by Kenny Troutt's WinStar Racing headlined the Nov. 16 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Da' Tara, who captured the 2008 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), brought $180,000 Nov. 16 during the ninth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
The buy-back rate was one of the best-performing statistics through three sessions of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction in Lexington. It stood at 21.1%, the same as in 2009, when selling ended for the day Nov. 1.
The robust market for top-end young mares continued during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale as five horses sold for seven-figure prices.
The mare, named Lucky One, is carrying a full sibling to the 2010 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner.
The Keeneland November breeding stock sale got off to what the company's director of sales, Geoffrey Russell, called a "solid start."
Broodmare prospect Carribean Sunset, a group III winner in Ireland and a stakes winner in this country, brought $1 million Nov. 8 during the opening session in the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington.
Alain Wertheimer said at Keeneland Nov. 8 that Goldikova would remain in training and go for an unprecedented fourth consecutive victory in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in 2011.
Broodmare Society Selection was the first horse to crack the seven-figure price barrier at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, bringing $1.85 million early in the auction's opening session Nov. 8 in Lexington.
Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Awesome Feather is the Kentucky auction's top seller, bringing $2.3 million.
Playa Maya, the dam of 2010 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Uncle Mo, sold for $1.65 million during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November breeding stock auction in Lexington.
Broodmare prospect Careless Jewel, who captured the 2009 Alabama Stakes (gr. I), brought $1.95 million Nov. 7 during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale.
Dubai Majesty was in the news again, two days after she won the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Two days after winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), undefeated Awesome Feather sold for $2.3 million Nov. 7, early during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale in Lexington.
Shoppers probably will remain cautious even though Breeders' Cup runners and their close relatives will be available.
Some horses competing in the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 5 and 6 at Churchill Downs will be headed to the sale ring at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland immediately afterward.
Wyomia Tyus, one of America's biggest track stars of the past, will have a 2-year-old filly named after her running in the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Proviso is a bit of a late bloomer, but she seems to be reaching her peak heading into the $2 million TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 6.
Winter Memories is a special filly to Darby Dan Farm owner John Phillips, and it's not just because she's good enough to have been made the 2-1 morning line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr IT).
Trainer Freddy Head is confident about Goldikova's chances for a "three-peat" in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs.
With Kentucky's Louisville area in the midst of a severe drought, the turf course at Churchill Downs "is about as firm as it ever gets in the fall," track superintendent Butch Lehr said.
Richard Hannon is staying in England while his charge runs in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs.
Winner of four consecutive grade I events, the mare works four furlongs in :51 3/5.
Unrivaled Belle, a 4-year-old Unbridled's Song filly, worked four furlongs in :49 2/5 at Churchill Downs in preparation for an expected start in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.
Aaman, a son of Dubai Destination, was the most expensive horse sold at 42,000 guineas ($69,671 in U.S. funds) during the fourth and final session of the Tattersalls autumn horses in training auction Oct. 28 in England.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale, which ended its three-day run Oct. 27 in Lexington, generated results that were "totally expected," according to the auction firm's chairman Walt Robertson.
The winner of this year's Ladbrokes.com Railway Stakes (Ire-II) was sold for 320,000 guineas ($531,714 in U.S. funds).
A Gonski colt brought the top price of Aust$180,000 ($177,690 in U.S. funds) during the opening session of the Magic Millions national horses in training sale on the Gold Coast of Australia Oct. 27.
Median price declines 35.5% and the buy-back rate increases.
A filly by Hard Spun is the highest-priced horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.
A Tapit colt brought the most expensive price of $280,000 from Canadian-based trainer Mark Casse, agent.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale bucked the generally negative trends in 2009, posting increases in gross, average price, and median price while many other auctions were suffering major setbacks.
Boosted by quality offerings in the dispersal of Al and Nora Figliolia's Westbury Stables, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale enjoyed major upswings in gross of 48.3% and average price of 27.8% from a year ago.
The Fasig-Tipton Eastern fall yearling sale returned to more solid financial ground during its two-day run that ended Oct. 6 in Timonium, Md.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale, which suffered significant setbacks in its key business figures last year, got some good news during its opening session Oct. 5 in Timonium, Md.
Fasig-Tipon officials expect to see more stability based on other yearling sale results.
The chestnut yearling, which is a half brother to 2010 Ohio Derby (gr. III) winner Pleasant Prince, brings $75,000.
Even though the Keeneland September yearling sale is nearing its end, it still has plenty of momentum.
Average is virtually the same as last year and median is the same.
Buyers at the Keeneland September yearling sale prefer the offspring of proven stallions.
Buyers and consignors discuss the market and the new format.
The average price and median price were up 19.6% and 25%, respectively, through the first six sessions.
Changes in the format of the Keeneland September sale's select sessions produced mostly positive results. Read Blog
Two of the stallion's progeny bring $550,000 apiece during the Keeneland auction's fifth session.
And he's finding plenty of prospects, according to his adviser, Rick Nichols, even though some European shoppers say European turf potential is lacking in pedigrees.
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