Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

Wednesday Big for Sales

Tattersalls' Breeze-Up Sale and EquineSpectrum's online Mixed Sale both start Wednesday, as do workouts for the upcoming OBS sale.

Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale Gets Off to Strong Start

A colt from the first crop of Desert Prince brought the top price of 52,000 guineas Thursday during the first session of Doncaster's breeze-up sale in England. Produced from the winning Sadler's Wells mare Lady Margot, the juvenile colt was consigned by Malcom Bastard, who purchased him for a price equivalent to just under 10,000 guineas at Goffs last October.

Starquine Offers New Internet Listing Service For Sales

Starquine.com is offering a new Internet service for consignors selling horses at public auction. The service allows sellers to list the horses in their consignments online before sale company catalogues are printed. The service will allow prospective buyers to search each horse's entire pedigree, not just the dam and sire.

Top-Priced Easter Sale Colt Returned Because of X-Ray Problems

The return of the top-priced colt from Australia's major yearling sale caused some consternation in the wake of a tremendously successful auction. However, the use of X-rays also reflects a significant advance for the Australian and New Zealand branch of the Thoroughbred industry.

Jade Hunter Colt Brings Top Price at Texas Sale

Texan James "Mattress Mac" McIngvale went to $110,000 to acquire a Jade Hunter--Larrikin (by Slew o' Gold) colt as the top-priced offering during Tuesday's Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training conducted by Fasig-Tipton.

Tattersalls, Hong Kong Owner Settle Lawsuit

A long-running dispute between Tattersalls, the Newmarket, England, sales company, and Ivan Allan, a leading Hong Kong-based trainer and owner, finally ended with an out-of-court settlement. The case was due to have been heard in London High Court on March 18.

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