Steve Stavro's Knob Hill Stables will sell five of its best mares and one stallion at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale Nov. 5-18.
Keeneland's second online auction of yearlings will offer 95 horses, or 27% more than the first online session Sept. 16. The online sale is for horses that didn't bring their reserve prices during the ongoing live auction.
After meeting with Fasig-Tipton officials in Lexington Sept. 14, representatives of the National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors reported that the auction firm will reduce the length of its Calder select juvenile sale from two days to one.
Keeneland Association reported the successful launch Saturday of its innovative Internet auction of horses that had not sold at the record-breaking September yearling sale earlier in the week.
A Maria's Mon colt out of Blues On Parade (by Cure the Blues) was purchased by Robert and Beverly Lewis for $325,000 as the top price during Sunday's session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
On the fifth day of its marathon 13-day auction, Keeneland Sales set a record for dollar volume, surpassing the previous mark of $233,020,800, posted during last year's 11-day September auction.
William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm, which helped boost the Keeneland fall yearling sale to record levels on Tuesday, played another key role Thursday, selling the session topper for $600,000. The top price of the day was paid by Frank Mansell for a Belong to Me filly produced from the Seattle Slew mare Lassie Connection.
One day after single-session records for a Keeneland fall yearling sale, the auction in Lexington, Ky. continued Wednesday with prices that were more realistic than the previous day's gargantuan numbers. Top price of $850,000 was paid by John C. Oxley for a Saint Ballado colt produced from the unraced Proud Truth mare Sunyata.
Boosted by competitive bidding between Sheikh Mohammed, Coolmore Stud interests, and clients of trainer D. Wayne Lukas, the second session of Keeneland's fall yearling sale soared to record levels Tuesday, primarily on the strength of horses consigned by William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm. Among the highlights were the sale of a Storm Cat colt for $6.8 million--the highest price paid for a yearling sold at auction in North America since 1985--and two apparently world record prices for yearling fillies.
Keeneland's November breeding stock sale expected to set a record in terms of the number of horses to be offered.
A pledge to spend money raised through the Thoroughbred auction process on political action endeavors apparently has led to an increase in contributions to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. It could be timely given the fact the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act could come up for consideration in Washington, D.C., in late September.
Boosted by competitive bidding between Sheikh Mohammed, Coolmore Stud interests, and clients of trainer D. Wayne Lukas, the second session of Keeneland's fall yearling sale soared to record levels Tuesday, primarily on the strength of horses consigned by William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm. Among the highlights were the sale of a Storm Cat colt for $6.8 million--the highest price paid for a yearling sold at auction in North America since 1985--and two apparent world record prices for yearling fillies.
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Acting on behalf of a syndicate, trainer Roger Attfield paid CAN$320,000 (US$217,894) for an Always a Classic colt to top Tuesday's select yearling sale conducted by the Canadian Breeders Sales at Woodbine Racecourse.
Two stakes-winning fillies set records for the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association's sales division when they were sold Tuesday as part of the 505 Farms dispersal.
In a follow-up to their initial meeting Aug. 24, consignors who participate in 2-year-old in training sales announced Thursday evening a new organization called the "National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors."
The Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale concluded Tuesday with a 5.7 percent increase in average sales price compared to last year.
A colt by Hennessy attracted a record bid of $150,000 from Tom Durant to highlight the opening day of the Fasig-Tipton Texas Yearling Sale Monday at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie near Dallas.
Consignors of 2-year-olds in training banded together in Florida Aug. 24 and formed an organization designed to improve the image of juvenile auctions. In addition, they discussed various issues such as drug testing, the use of whips, and pre-sale workout formats.
The first Internet auction at Keeneland will have three sessions—Sept. 16, 20, and 25—for horses that fail to bring their reserve prices during the September yearling sale. Each session will begin at 8 a.m. and close in intervals beginning at 4 p.m. on the auction date.
Racing and breeding news briefs.
Racing and breeding news briefs.
By Dan Liebman -- Now that things in the Thoroughbred market have been spiraling up again in dramatic fashion, it is only natural to begin wondering what the future holds.
A record price of $335,000 for a yearling sold by the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company was set Monday when Aaron and Marie Jones went to that price to acquire a Storm Creek colt from the Mockingbird Farm consignment.
For the second consecutive year, a Bertrando foal produced from the stakes-placed Skip Trial mare When topped the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's yearling sale at Del Mar Racecourse.
Officials of the four major auction firms that sell 2-year-olds in training—Barretts, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and Ocala Breeders' Sales Company (OBS)—all are considering changes in their formats for under tack shows.
Fasig-Tipton's annual Saratoga yearling auction ended with plenty of fireworks Thursday night: a Seattle Slew colt whose $4.2 million hammer price was the second-highest in the sale's history; a filly by Hennessy selling for $1.8 million, the highest filly price since the high-flying 1980s; and a final session average of almost $400,000.
A colt by Storm Cat produced from the Alydar mare Beacci was purchased by Irish bloodstock agent Demi O’Byrne for $775,000 to top Wednesday’s second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select summer yearling sale
A colt by A.P. Indy and a filly by Silver Deputy each brought final bids in excess of $1 million during Tuesday night's opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., but the average, median, and gross revenues all were down from the 1999 opener.
William Inglis & Son of Australia reported the first horse auction in the People's Republic of China drew a large crowd of onlookers at Guangzhou Racecourse.
Three Florida operations--Hooper Farms, Mockingbird Farm, and Farnsworth Farms' partnership with Locust Valley Corp. will disperse at the upcoming OBS Fall mixed sale.
Day two of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected yearlings sale in Lexington, Ky. began with an Unbridled colt, Hip No. 297, shattering Wednesday's top price. As the sale concluded, final numbers were positive with the exception of the number of horses that did not meet their reserve prices.
At Keeneland's 2000 July yealring sale, 130 horses were sold for a total of $80,732,000, a 5.1% increase over the $76,815,000 gross in 1999. This year's average of $621,015 was up 6.7% over the $581,932 average last year, and the median was unchanged at $400,000.
A Pennsylvania corporation has filed suit against Canadian horse owner Robert Waxman, claiming that it is owed a percentage of the profits from the sale of the Mr. Prospector--Eaves colt that topped last year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
The first Thoroughbred auction ever in the People's Republic of China has been scheduled for Aug. 5 by Australia's William Inglis and Son Ltd. in conjunction with Beijing Hua Jun Horse Breeding Co Ltd
The Keeneland July selected yearling sale began on a strong note Monday, July 18.
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Demand for foals of 2000 sired by 1989 Kentucky Derby winner and Japanese leading sire Sunday Silence continued Tuesday as the Japan Racing Horse Association concluded its record-breaking sale at the Northern Horse Park on the island of Hokkaido.
A colt sired by 1989 Kentucky Derby winner and Japanese leading sire Sunday Silence set a record for a foal offered at public auction in Japan.
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A 2-year-old Pembroke colt zipped a quarter mile in :21 1/5 as the fastest time during Sunday's "Under Tack Show" for Tuesday's June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age to be conducted by the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company in Florida.
Irish stallion Sadler's Wells, who ranks as England/Ireland's all-time leader by number of pattern wins and by number of stakes winners, recently reached two more historic milestones.
The Maryland Horse Breeders Association is finalizing plans to investigate the use of medication in juvenile racing prospects offered at public auction.
Keeneland's July select yearling sale continues to shrink.
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