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.
A full brother to Japanese champions Dance Partner and Dance in the Dark brought the top price of 335 million yen (approximately $2,791,667) as the Japan Racing Horse Association select foal sale ended its two-day run on Tuesday.
A colt by Japan's perennial leading sire, Sunday Silence, topped the first session of the Japan Racing Horse Association's select foal sale Monday, bringing a bid of 205 million yen (approximately $1,708,333).
Buyers will be able to bid over the Internet for horses offered during the Del Mar yearling sale.
Wide Range, a 4-year-old daughter of Spectrum, brought the top price of 105,000 euros ($104,171) at the Goffs Ireland inaugural international select sale of horses in training on Saturday.
TVG has announced it will offer exclusive live coverage of the Keeneland July Select Yearling Sale.
TVG will offer live coverage and analysis of the Keeneland July select yearling sale July 15 and 16 from 7-10:30 p.m.
The June weanling and Thoroughbred sale ended in Australia on Wednesday with record gross revenue of $5,853,750 (approximately $3,346,062 in U.S. funds).
Hula Wonder, a group III-winning mare, brought $130,000 (approximately $74,309 in U.S. funds) to top the second session of the June mixed sale at Oaklands in Victoria, Australia, on Tuesday.
The first two days of the Inglis June weanling and Thoroughbred sale in Victoria, Australia, have ended with good indicators.
The Del Mar yearling sale will have a bigger catalogue this year.
Three Punch Louie topped Saturday's annual Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Australian company EquineUnited will conduct the world's first online auction for unborn foals on August 1.
Prairie Slam, a 2-year-old colt by Grand Slam consigned by Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stables, Inc. was sold to Frank Calabrese for $180,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.
A record price for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2002 June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age was established Tuesday when William J. Condren paid $310,000 for College Honor, a colt by Double Honor consigned by Farnsworth Farms.
Fasig-Tipton announced that its New York-breds sale held just after the Saratoga select sale will expand to two days. The auction will be held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 11 and 12.
A colt and filly from the first crop of Double Honor had two of the fastest workout times during Saturday's and Sunday's Under Tack shows for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Equine Spectrum and bloodstock agent Margaret C. "Sissy" Woolums have reached an exclusive agreement to hold an online auction of select South American bloodstock.
The catalogue for the Saratoga select yearling sale will have 228 horses, down by 3.8% from last year's total of 237.
Sarava was 70-1, the longest priced winner in 134 runnings of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). That was nothing compared to the odds of buying both the Belmont winner and the race's last-place finisher...at the same sale.
Business increased sharply at American Equine Sales' juvenile auction.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued a record high of 604 yearlings for its Kentucky summer select sale.
Non-select sales of 2-year-olds in training experienced declines in gross revenue, average price, and median price in 2002. Usually such negative trends are signs of poor economic health. But the losses tended to be minor, and were offset, in part, by a significant decrease in the buy-back rate. In the final analysis, the market for modest juvenile stock this year was fairly stable.
Buyers will be able to bid live on the Internet during the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation's sale of 2-year-olds in training on June 22 at Arlington Park.
Thirty foals by Sunday Silence, Japan's perennial leading sire, have been catalogued for the Japan Racing Horse Association's sale that will be conducted July 8 and 9 at the Northern Horse Park on Hokkaido.
King Midas, a winning 6-year-old son of Bluebird, brought the top price of 150,000 dirhams ($40,839) during the Thoroughbred portion of the Emirates Racing Association's horses in training sale Monday and Tuesday in Dubai.
Equine Spectrum, an online auction company that is owned in part by Keeneland, is diversifying its operations.
Keeneland has catalogued 200 horses for its July 15-16 selected yearling sale. The catalogued yearlings were selected from more than 600 entries.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training ended Tuesday in Timonium, Md., with across-the-board increases from a year ago.
Based on the first session results Monday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale, the market for 2-year-olds in training in Maryland is stable.
Average price at the New Zealand National Broodmare sale fell 25 per cent to $9,532 (all amounts in New Zealand funds) for 215 head.
Twenty-two juveniles, 12 fillies, 9 colts and 1 gelding, each worked :10 3/5 in the two under tack shows for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Two colts and two fillies each worked :10 3/5 in the first under tack show Thursday for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction will be held May 20-21 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds near Timonium, Md.
Boosted by two dispersals that included older horses and the biggest catalogue in its history, Barretts established all-time highs for number sold and gross revenue at its May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Four hundred and 40 juveniles and 14 older horses have been catalogued for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.
Buyers interested in Diane Perkins Wimborne Farm dispersal can get an early look of the consignment on Starquine.com.
Touch Silk, a filly by Touch Gold, established a record for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training when she sold for $330,000 to N.W. Management Monday in Southern California.
The weanling portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national mixed sale ended on Monday with downturns from the previous year.
Haley's Saucy Cat zipped an eighth of a mile in :10.10, turning in the fastest work at that distance Friday during the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Zayed, a son of In Excess, turned in the fastest quarter mile work Thursday during the first session of the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training, covering the distance in :21.20.
William Inglis and Son's Australian broodmare sale concluded at Newmarket Tuesday, with the final session bringing the overall gross revenue to a $26,875,800 (approximately $14,499,494 in U.S. funds), which was the highest total in the histroy of the auction.
Balletomane, the dam of Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Silic, sold for $750,000 (approximately $404,625 in U.S. funds) Tuesday during the second session of the William Inglis & Son Australian broodmare sale. She shared the honors for the session's top price with the Sir Tristram mare Fly the Flag.
Vinery Australia consigned the sale-topping bay filly by Red Ransom at the annual Australian select weanling sale in Sydney on May 3. From champion South African filly Tracy's Element was purchased at $300,000 (Australian funds) by Gerry Harvey, a leading electrical goods retailer and co-Magic Millions principal. Harvey also owns Baramul Stud.
Brisk trade and beautiful autumn weather combined to make the opening session of the Australian broodmare sale a great success.
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