Eric Mitchell, Editorial Director of The Blood-Horse, recaps the sobering first day of the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearlings Sale. Presented by The New York Breeding & Racing Program.
"I think tonight reality has set back in," said consignor Mark Toothaker of Legacy Bloodstock after the average declined 13.8% from a year ago during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson, signs the sale ticket.
Co-breeder Helen K. Groves purchases the bay yearling, buying out her daughters.
With a newfound career sprinting following a 13th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Discreetly Mine notched his second graded stakes win in a row with an easy win in the Aug. 2 Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II) at the Spa.
Unzip Me shipped into Canada from Southern California and made easy work of the Aug. 2 Royal North (CAN-IIIT) at Woodbine, cruising to a two-length triumph under a hand ride from Joe Talamo.
The colt was diagnosed with a condylar fracture of his left foreleg following his victory in the Aug. 1 Curlin Stakes at Saratoga.
Gloria de Campeao, who won the world's richest race when he beat 13 rivals in this year's $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I), has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury.
Smiling Tiger, taking advantage of a terrible break by 3-5 favorite Cost of Freedom, went gate-to-wire in winning the $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar. View Profile
Kentucky-based trainer David Carroll has been fined $1,000 for "unacceptable display of temper" in connection with an incident that occurred at Churchill Downs during the week leading up to this year's Kentucky Derby.
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will sign limited edition collectible jerseys benefiting Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement and The Race for Education scholarship organization at Del Mar Aug. 7.
At least six graded stakes winners are expected to run in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 7.
Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra breezed five furlongs in 1:02.45 at Saratoga's Oklahoma training track Aug. 2 as she continued to prep for the Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I).
Eric Mitchell previews the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearlings Sale and sits down with Fasig-Tipton President, Boyd Browning. Presented by The New York Breeding and Racing Program. Watch Video
Jess Jackson of Stonestreet Farm and Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables announced Aug. 2 that Eskendereya, will stand at Taylor Made Stallions beginning in 2011.
Includes photos from a busy week in racing, highlighted by Lookin At Lucky's impressive victory in the Haskell Invitational. View Slideshow
- By Vic Zast
Charlie Zast was there to see Fasig-Tipton opens its new sales pavilion. Read Blog
Grade II winner Rockport Harbor came through with his initial winner when his daughter Parvenu scored at Philadelphia Park Aug. 1 in her debut.
Graded stakes winner Survivalist sired his first winner when his son Wainwright eked out a neck triumph at Northlands Park Aug. 1 in his initial start.
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