David Milch plans to end a 20-year stint as a Thoroughbred owner with a dispersal of his racing stock at Fasig-Tipton's Select Mixed Sale Nov. 3.
The Fasig-Tipton Summer Texas yearling sale got off to a slow start Monday with 129 horses selling for an average of $10,373 and a median of $5,000.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale finished its four-day run in Central Florida Thursday with declines in gross revenue and average price.
Karen and Mickey Taylor announced on Thursday plans for a complete dispersal of their Thoroughbred holdings, beginning this fall at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Two of Australasia's largest bloodstock sales companies, New Zealand Bloodstock and William Inglis & Son, have ruled out post-sale X-rays as the much-anticipated repository system is about to become a reality. But Queensland rival Magic Millions is prepared to entertain X-rays post-sale to determine whether a transaction should stand.
By Bronwyn Farr
Veterinarians should select racehorses at auction, not "radiographically clean horses," Three Chimneys' resident veterinarian Dr. Jim Morehead told Australia's leading equine veterinarians at a yearling radiographic seminar Aug. 18 at Sydney University.
So Accurate, a colt from the first crop of Wagon Limit, brought $55,000 Wednesday to top the second open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale.
Afleet Command, a son of Northern Afleet, brought the top price of $90,000 Tuesday during the first of three open sessions of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale got off to a slower start than it did a year ago. During Monday's select session, the gross revenue, average price, and median price fell by 9.1%, 11.8%, and 8.6%, respectively. But OBS officials said the drops were not surprising.
The Agence Fraincais August yearling sale at Deauville, France entered its final two days Tuesday with the gross and average down from last year's sale.
Acting as agent for Texas owner James McIngvale, J. B. McKathan went to $200,000 to acquire a son of Halo's Image during the early part of Monday's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's selected yearling sale in Ocala, Florida.
Tom Ventura has been watching what's happening in the rest of the country, and he hopes the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company August yearling sale, which begins Monday, can follow the same trends that other regional markets have experienced.
Bigger was better for the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred sale at Saratoga that ended on Monday night.
Tattersalls is set to make major changes to its sale dates in 2003, with the flagship Tattersalls Houghton yearling sale set to move up one week, and the Tattersalls October yearling sale moved to the week currently occupied by the Houghton.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association ended its two-night Del Mar yearling sale Monday in a virtual statistical dead-heat in average price with last year's all-time record sale.
A bay filly from the first crop of champion sprinter Artax brought the top price of $170,000 during the first session of Fasig-Tipton's preferred New York-bred yearling sale Sunday night at Saratoga.
Gross receipts and average price were down for the first of two nights of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's Del Mar yearling sale on Sunday, but the median increased marginally and the session boasted the highest-priced yearling sold by the CTBA in more than a decade.
After a year's hiatus, Stallion Access' Champagne Sale of Selected Seasons and Shares returned the evening of Aug. 9. Held at Fasig-Tipton's Humphrey S. Finney pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the sale saw 33 of the 44 no-guarantee seasons for 2003 sell for $963,500. In addition, two stallion shares sold for $182,000. The auction, a bellwether sale for next year's stud fees, averaged $29,197.
The final session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling auction saw further declines in gross and average for the third straight session in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and overall the sale's average fell 34.7% from last year's record mark.
Wednesday night's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale ended not with a bang but a whimper, as the highly anticipated Storm Cat colt--the last yearling through the ring--was bought back by consignor Robert Evans for $3.8 million.
The Saratoga select yearling sale got off to a lackluster start on Tuesday night in New York. The number sold, gross revenue, average price, and median price all were down from last year's comparable session, and the buy-back rate was up significantly.
Fasig-Tipton officials were optimistic Monday morning as buyers flocked to the sale barns to view prospects for the Saratoga select yearling sale.
The Saratoga select yearling sale has lost one of its top prospects, it was learned Thursday. Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt have scratched the bay Storm Cat colt that they bred in the name of their WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
The Saratoga select yearling sale has enjoyed one of the most impressive business upswings in the Thoroughbred auction business.But the fireworks at the top of the market might not be as spectacular this year.
American Equine Sales has added a mixed sale to its calendar.
TVG will offer live coverage of the Saratoga select yearling sale.
The Saratoga select yearling sale has lost one of its top prospects, it was learned Thursday.
Auction will be conducted in England on Oct. 2 and 3.
The number of horses consigned to Keeneland's September yearling sale is down for the second year in a row. But the Central Kentucky auction still ranks as the largest of its kind in the world.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 416 horses for the Texas summer yearling sale.
Fifty-four no-guarantee seasons and shares have been catalogued for Fasig-Tipton's Champagne sale of select seasons and shares.
The fact that William T. Young's stallion extraordinaire Storm Cat led the Keeneland July yearling sale by average hardly sent shock waves through the industry.
On Thursday, Fasig-Tipton sales official proved they could increase the catalog for the Kentucky select yearling sale without sacrifing quality. The two-day sale offered 37.1% more horses, and the average price still increased over last year.
A crowd of 1,500 attended dispersal sale of Fred Brown's Glen Avon Lodge horses Sunday in Australia.
The winter mixed sale in Sydney, Australia was up 37% in gross, rising from $1,378,000 to $1,893,550.
Gross sales and buy-backs soared for opening day of the two-day Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling sale that began Wednesday.
When Lane's End scratched all six of its horses catalogued for Tuesday's final session of the Keeneland select yearling sale, it created a bit of an uproar. Bill Farish discussed the decision Wednesday.
Unlike Monday's opener, in which only two horses were sold in excess of seven figures, the second session of Keeneland's July Selected Yearling Sale was strong from start to finish. For the entire two-day sale, Keeneland reported 87 yearlings were sold for a total of $42,385,000. The sale average of $487,184 represented a decline of 31.4% from 2001 when 89 horses were sold for a total of $63,212,000 and an average price of $710,247.
Lane's End Farm sold the only two yearlings to bring over $1 million at the Keeneland sale on Monday, but it will not sell any horses at the auction on Tuesday.
Like War Emblem in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the Keeneland July select yearling sale stumbled out of the starting gate. By every economic measure, the opening session on July 15 failed to keep pace with last year.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's July select yearling sale faces hurdles in trying to continue last year's success when Its average price of $96,671 increased by 26% from 2000, and reached its highest point since 1984.
The yearling selling season kicks off in Kentucky Monday with the opening of the Keeneland July select yearling auction. The average price at the sale has increased for seven consecutive years, and last year's figure of $710,247 was the highest ever recorded at any yearling auction in the world. But keeping up that pace might not be easy in 2002.
La Gueriere, a grade I winner who produced multiple graded winner Lasting Approval, brought the top price of $610,000 during Diane Perkins' Wimborne Farm dispersal Saturday.
Multiple Eclipse Award winner John Franks of Franks Farm will conduct a major reduction of stock beginning with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale.
The stallions with the most successful results for progeny sold at juvenile sales in 2002 fall into two groups: those who had one or two individuals that sold for six- or seven-figure prices, with the balance bringing prices well under $100,000 and those who had the majority of their progeny selling for six figures and a smaller number that sold for four figures. This article will briefly highlight the sires that fall into both of these categories.
The Tattersalls July mixed sale ended Thursday in England with a record gross revenue of 3,635,100 guineas (approximately $5,911,927), which was a 33% higher than the previous mark set last year.
The 59th annual Keeneland July select yearling sale gets under way at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) on Monday with 200 horses cataloged for the two-day auction.
In strong trade on the second day of the Tattersalls July sale, 127 horses sold for 1,477,300 guineas.
Wish, a winning 3-year-old daughter of Danehill, brought the top price of 110,000 guineas (approximately $178,898) Tuesday during the first session of the Tattersalls July sale in England.
Foreverness, a 3-year-old winning son of Island Whirl, brought the top price of $102,000 Tuesday during the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic July sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses of racing age.
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