As Tuesday's Keeneland April sale of 2-year-old's in training approached, consignors expressed a mixture of optimism and concern about the market.
Rudy Delguidice Jr., the right-hand man to successful yearling-to-juvenile pinhooker Becky Thomas, is going on his own.
Following the catastrophic breakdown of a Pulpit filly on a sloppy track Monday morning, Keeneland officials cancelled the rest of the second and final under tack show for Tuesday's April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
It could have been a recipe for disaster. But the Pulpit colt in Niall Brennan's consignment emerged unscathed, and now Hip No. 124 is one of horses people are talking about in Tuesday's Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Based on the results of earlier juvenile auctions, Keeneland's select sale should generate some very big numbers Tuesday in Lexington.
Keeneland sale results soon will be available on Web-enabled wireless devices.
The Doncaster breeze-up sale ended its record-setting run Thursday in England, posting its highest ever gross revenue, average price, and median price.
The Doncaster breeze-up sale in England got off to a quick start Wednesday, posting major gains.
Colts by Dixie Union and Pioneering were among the standout performers Monday during the first under tack show for the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers will discontinue the separation of Canadian earnings in sales' catalogs until The Jockey Club implements full Canadian conversions in 2005.
Catalogue includes the offspring of Chief Seattle, Fusaichi Pegasus, and Distorted Humor.
The Magic Millions Gold Coast premier yearling sale ended with a record average of Aus$16,464 (U.S.$12,400) for the 366 yearlings sold. The gross revenue climbed to Aus$6,026,000 (U.S.$4,517,400), almost double the 2003 figure.
A Thunder Gulch colt topped Sunday's opening session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast premier yearling sale in Australia, bringing an $86,000 bid ($64,233 in U.S. funds).
A colt by Dixieland Band, an early foal and obviously early maturing individual, brought $160,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday at Lone Star Park.
Three horses tied for the fastest workout time for an eighth of a mile Sunday during the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training at Lone Star Park.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has catalogued 1,210 horses for its April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Following the record-setting trend of this year's juvenile market, the Adena Springs auction generated its highest ever figures for gross revenue, average price, and median price Thursday during its third edition.
TV Games Network will present a 90-minute preview show of the Keeneland April 2-year-olds in training sale Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. Eastern.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March select sale of 2-year-olds in training ended its record-setting run Wednesday, posting major gains that lifted the gross revenue, average price, and median price to the auction's highest levels ever.
Yankee Million got the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March select juvenile auction off to a record-setting start Tuesday, bringing $575,000 to become the most expensive 2-year-old filly ever sold by the Florida-based auction firm.
Boosted by a group of horses sold as part of the continuing dispersal of racing and breeding stock owned by the late John Franks, the 2-year-olds in training and paddock sale at Evangeline Downs racetrack in Louisiana March 14 grossed $1,503,500.
A colt from the first crop of Chief Seattle was among the standouts Sunday during the final session of works for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A sweet-natured colt nicknamed "Tigger" is among the horses buyers are talking about at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training.
It was Ladies Day at Saturday's under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March juvenile auction, with fillies turning in the fastest works in Central Florida.
All signs indicate that the market for 2-year-olds in training will continue to surge when the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company conducts its select March auction Tuesday and Wednesday in Central Florida.
Tattersalls' flagship Houghton Yearling Sale was axed Friday as the Newmarket, England bloodstock auction company announced a resolution of the long-running dispute over sales dates with Irish rival Goffs.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's board of directors on Wednesday approved a plan for the organization to conduct a yearling sale in Northern California later this year if at least 150 horses are entered.
The Magic Millions Perth yearling sale, which ended in Australia Wednesday, established records for gross revenue and average price during its two select sessions.
Keeneland is suing Bradley McDonald of New Zealand for $2,259,624 after he failed to pay for horses he purchased at the Kentucky-based company's 2003 September yearling sale.
A Derby Wish colt and a Precocity filly shared the honors for top-priced horse, bringing $27,000 apiece Tuesday during the Fair Grounds Sales Company's select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Louisiana.
The Magic Millions Perth yearling sale opened Tuesday in Australia, with 101 horses selling for a gross of $2,548,000.
A Parade Ground -- Princess Glorious filly worked an eighth of a mile in :10.85, turning in the fastest work for the distance Monday during the under tack show for the Fair Grounds Sales Co. select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Equinecommerce.com will be adding stallion shares to its product line by the middle of this month, according to Barry Weisbord, the Internet company's chief executive officer.
Fifteen horses, including 11 from the estate of John Franks, have been added to the Evangeline Downs 2-year-olds in training and paddock sale in Louisiana on Sunday.
A colt by Indian Charlie worked a quarter mile in :21 3/5 to post to fastest workout at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2004 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.
Colts by Gilded Time and Chief Seattle each worked a quarter mile in :21 4/5 Saturday to post the fastest times at the distance at the first session of the Under Tack Preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2004 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.
The market for 2-year-olds in training continued to build on this year's gains when the action moved to Barretts in Southern California Tuesday. A daughter of Awesome Again brought $2 million, breaking the world record for a juvenile filly sold at public auction.
Cat Fighter, winner of the La Canada Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Feb. 14, was purchased by John Sikura for $1.3-million to top the dispersal of horses of racing age owned by The Thoroughbred Corp. that preceded the Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training Tuesday in Pomona, Calif.
The Thoroughbred Corp. is finished as a racing operation, according to its president, Richard Mulhall.
A Lord Carson filly blazed an eighth of a mile in 9.7 seconds Monday at Fairplex Park in preparation for the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The time is believed to be a North American record, and possibly a world record, for a juvenile auction work.
To sell well, 2-year-olds in training need to perform well. But the horses in Tuesday's Barretts select auction have faced some significant disruptions in their preparation.
Who are the hot horses at Barretts? Because of wet weather, drag racing, and the delays in the under tack shows, it's difficult to tell. But keep an eye on Sequel's Tiger Ridge colt.
The $4.5-million, world record Fusaichi Pegasus colt is now a California resident, living in the Hollywood Park barn of Hall-of-Fame trainer Neil Drysdale.
The under tack show for the Barretts March Sale select sale of 2-year-olds in training has been postponed from Sunday to Monday. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. (PST).
Robert V. Lapenta has a successful racing stable, and he also wa the owner of the Fusaichi Pegasus colt that bought a world record price of $4.5 million for a 2-year-old in training.
Fasig-Tipton's Texas division has catalogued 307 horses for its sale of 2-year-olds in training that will be held March 23 at Lone Star Park.
There has been "real solid interest" from prospective buyers in the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, according to the company's president Jerry McMahon.
Prices soared to world record heights Tuesday during Fasig-Tipton Florida's sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course. A handsome colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus set a new standard for a juvenile sold at public auction by commanding $4.5 million. In addition, a colt from the first crop of Stephen Got Even also blew past the previous mark of $2.7 million, bringing $3.1 million earlier in the auction.
A Gentlemen colt from the consignment of Donna M. Wormser had the fastest eighth-mile work when he scorched the recently dull Fariplex track in 10.00 during Tuesday's training preview for horses consigned to Barretts sale of 2-year-olds in training.
For the second time Tuesday, a world-record price for a juvenile sold at public auction was set during the Fasig-Tipton selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Race Course. The new world record price of $4.5 million was paid by Japanese owner Fusao Sekiguchi for a colt from the first crop sired by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who was raced by Sekiguchi.
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