Beautiful Bid, the dam of champion Beautiful Pleasure and multiple grade I winner and sire Mecke, was purchased by Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds for $2.6 million to top Sunday's November Selected Sale conducted by Fasig-Tipton Kentucky.
Agent Buzz Chace paid $500,000 for a no-guarantee 2001 breeding nomination to the leading sire Storm Cat as the top-priced offering among 10 seasons sold as part of the first session of Keeneland's November Breeding Stock sale.
Four mares each brought final bids in excess of seven figures and an A.P. Indy weanling colt was sold for $800,000 as the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale began on a solid note Sunday.
A lawsuit involving the purchase and sale of the colt Saints Cup was settled out of court Friday shortly before attorneys for both sides made closing arguments and the case was sent to the jury.
Jurors hearing a horse sale lawsuit in a Lexington, Ky. courtroom might have felt like they were in a veterinary science classroom Thursday. After all, much of the day's testimony was devoted to the causes and effects of bowed tendons in horses and the recommended treatment of such injuries.
A Lexington, Ky. jury heard conflicting testimony Wednesday as the principals involved in the purchase of a high-priced 2-year-old colt at auction last year testified in connection with a lawsuit filed by the buyers of the horse.
Agent Buzz Chace purchased a Saint Ballado colt for $750,000 to top Tuesday's second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.
The average declined as the number of horses offered increased during the opening session of Fasig-Tipton's fall yearling sale. Meanwhile, England's Tattersalls autumn mixed sale began on a strong note.
A commitment to promoting a positive image and generating public awareness for the success of horses that have been sold at 2-year-old in training sales served as focal points during the third open meeting of the National Association of 2-year-old Consignors.
The average and median prices increased as did the buyback rate during Tuesday's second day of the consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2000 Fall Mixed Sale.
Binge, a 7-year-old mare by Wild Again in foal to Tale of the Cat, was purchased by Jim Wells for $125,000 to top the first consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2000 Fall Mixed Sale.
Tattersalls October Sale, traditionally the best barometer to the state of the European yearling market, didn't just surpass previous records -- it obliterated them.
An era ended in Florida on Sunday when more than 70 horses owned by the estate of Fred Hooper were dispersed during the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale.
A record Tattersalls (England) October yearling sale price of 450,000 guineas was paid Thursday by Anthony Stroud for a Darshaan colt produced from the Shadeed mare Touville.
Agent John Ferguson, acting on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin Racing, paid the top price of 220,000 guineas for each of three yearlings purchased during the second session of Tattersalls' October yearling sale Wednesday.
Flush with success from its recent record-breaking September yearling sale, the Keeneland Association board of directors on Wednesday approved a decrease in its sale commission from 5% to 4.5%.
The October yearling sale conducted in Newmarket, England by Tattersalls began on a strong note Tuesday, with the company reporting 25% gain in average.
With a larger number of horses cataloged and sold, the average price at Barretts Equine Ltd.'s October yearling sale declined.
Sale records were established for the number of horses sold, gross revenue, and average price at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling auction, which ended on Wednesday. In addition, more horses were sold for six-figure prices than ever before.
Clyde Rice will disperse his bloodstock over the next several months, beginning Nov. 5 at the Fasig-Tipton selected mixed sale in Lexington.
A Go for Gin colt brought the top price of $315,000 during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale on Tuesday in Maryland.
Coolmore's John Magnier purchased the session topper at opening day of the Goffs Orby yearling sale Tuesday in Ireland, purchasing a Danzig colt for approximately $2,233,000. The colt was sold by Kilcarn Stud and is the third foal out of Alywow, Canada's Horse of the Year in 1994.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale got off to a solid start Monday when 10 horses brought individual prices of $100,000 or more.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale got off to a solid start on Monday, with 10 horses bringing individual prices of $100,000 or more. The opening session of the three-day auction also registered slight increases in average and median from a year ago and a significant upswing in gross revenue.
The November breeding stock sale at Keeneland will offer a record 5,111 horses and stallion seasons. The 13-day sale begins Nov. 5 at noon (EST), with the remaining 12 sessions beginning at 10 a.m.
Keeneland's Internet auction sells 13 yearlings for a total $500,200, or an average price of $38,477.
Coolmore Stud's John Magnier outbid Sheikh Mohammed to acquire a Sadler's Wells colt for 2,000,000 guineas (about $3,045,000) to top Wednesday's session of the Tattersalls Houghton Sale in Newmarket, England.
The top two buyers at Keeneland's recently completed September yearling sale are already topping the board at another auction. Demi O'Byrne, who spent $18,750,000 at Keeneland, bought the highest-priced horse at Tuesday's session of Tattersalls Houghton yearling sale.
Keeneland sale continued
In an era when auction records are common, the Keeneland September yearling sale stood out in terms of size and strength.
The 13-day September yearling sale at Keeneland ended Saturday with sales eclipsing the previous records for gross, average price, and number of horses sold.
Six horses that had gone unsold when they went through the ring at Keeneland's 13-day September yearling sale were sold Wednesday night during the sales company's Internet RNA Auction.
With two days remaining in Keeneland's record-breaking September yearling sale, the cumulative average price of $98,149 for the 2,930 horses sold represents a 26.8% increase over the $77,390 average for last year's sale.
A top price of $180,000 was paid by John Oxley for a Defrere colt to top Wednesday's session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
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.
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