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.
Robert LaPenta, the Connecticut communications company executive who campaigns Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender The Cliff's Edge, went to $1,050,000 Monday to acquire a son of
Due to weather and track conditions at Fairplex, the training previews scheduled for Monday for horses consigned to the Barretts March sale of 2-year-olds in training and The Thoroughbred Corp. dispersal has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. (PT) Tuesday.
Colts from the first crop of Golden Missile were among the fastest workers Sunday during the second and final under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Florida select juvenile auction.
Kevin McKathan has a warning for anyone planning to shop at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday. "You better be ready to dig deep," said the Florida horseman, who buys horses for trainer Bob Baffert's clients.
Following the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's grand slam season opener, Fasig-Tipton steps to the plate next Tuesday, Feb. 24, for its sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course in South Florida.
For the first time, there will only be one set of workouts prior to the April 14-15 Tattersalls Breeze-Up Sale in Newmarket, England.
A chestnut filly sired by grade II winner Good and Tough zipped an eighth of a mile in a quick 9 4/5 seconds as she posted the fastest time at the distance during Sunday's Under Tack show for Fasig-Tipton Florida selected sale of 2-year-olds in training that will be held at Calder Race Course on Feb. 24.
Fasig-Tipton will conduct its Kentucky July select yearling sale on Monday and Tuesday, July 19 and 20, two days earlier than its previously scheduled dates.
Keeneland has catalogued 265 horses for its sale of 2-year-olds in training on April 13 in Lexington.
Officials of L'Agence Francaise have reduced the number of days for the August yearling sale in Deauville from five days to four by canceling the opening Saturday night session, according to the Racing Post.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association appears ready to lend its backing to a move to re-establish a yearling sale in Northern California.
Bloodstock-company Thoroughbred Interests has changed its name to Phoenix Interests, Inc., subject to shareholder approval. In a press release, the company said the name change reflects its intent to broaden its focus beyond the Thoroughbred industry and into gaming, entertainment, and other sectors.
Evangeline Downs' 2-year-old in training and paddock sale has its largest catalogue ever, with 143 horses.
The second and final day of the select part of Melbourne's Inglis Premier yearling sale told us all one thing: Encosta de Lago is something very rare and special.
A daughter of Deputy Minister led the closing session of the two-day Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed sale at the auction company's Newtown Paddocks. Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm purchased the mare for $180,000 from the Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency consignment of 200 mares from the estate of the late John Franks.
The Ferdinand family line will live on thanks to U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky) who has purchased three daughters of the late Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner and champion. Ferdinand died sometime in 2002, most likely in a slaughterhouse in Japan, following an unsuccessful career at stud.
Two things stood out on day one of Victoria's Premier yearling sale, traditionally a good sale for finding bargain babies.
Sheila's Prospect, a daughter of leading Maryland sire Not for Love, topped the first session of the 2004 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky February mixed sale at the company's Newtown Paddocks. A no-guarantee season to Hill 'n' Dale stallion Theatrical and a season to Wafare Farm stallion Giltterman topped the Stallion Access auction of seasons and shares.
Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's July sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses of racing age will not be held this year.
The Ocala Breeders Sales Co. has catalogued 484 horses for its March select juvenile auction. The Adena Springs sale of 2-year-olds in training will have 76 horses.
Tattersalls' first auction of 2004, the one-day February Sale, posted solid advances on last year when turning over 893,900 guineas (up 16%) for 118 lots sold.
Business boomed Tuesday at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's February juvenile auction. The average price soared 25.2% to reach its highest level ever. In addition, OBS sold its most expensive juvenile ever when a rangy, powerful-looking Wild Rush colt brought $1.6 million.
Trainer Todd Pletcher bought the first horse he has ever purchased for Bob and Beverly Lewis at public auction today, going to $425,000 for a colt by Sir Cat out of the Red Ryder mare Limestone Landing at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s juvenile auction at Calder.
The Thoroughbred holdings of the estate of Jeanne G. Vance, owner of 1999 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Lemon Drop Kid, will be dispersed this year beginning with 11 offerings at the Keeneland April 2-year-olds in training sale.
Garden Dance, a multiple stakes-placed daughter of El Prado, was sold for $59,000 to top Monday's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic winter mixed sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.
Even though the biggest spender for the previous two years says he isn't coming, Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. officials are still hoping business improves during Tuesday's select juvenile auction at Calder Race Course.
A Sir Cat colt was among the standouts Sunday during the second and final under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's February select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Barretts has catalogued 175 horses for the regular portion of its March sale of 2-year-olds in training in Southern California. In addition, the auction will offer 53 head (including five juveniles) in a dispersal of horses of racing age by The Thoroughbred Corp.
The select portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sales ended Friday with significant increases in gross revenue, average price, median, price, and clearance rate.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company has filed a lawsuit complaining that a 2003 tax assessment of its facilities and property by officials in Florida's Marion County was too high.
The results from the first two days of the select portion of the national yearling sale in New Zealand showed increases in average price, median price, and clearance rate.
Barretts' January mixed sale ended its two-day run Tuesday with moderate declines.
Gross, average record big increases at the New Zealand Bloodstock's premier yearling auction.
Taste of Paradise, winner of the 2003 San Diego Handicap (gr. II), brought a Barretts Equine Ltd. January sale record price of $425,000 when purchased by David Bloom Monday during the first of two sessions at the sales company's Hinds Pavilion in Pomona, California.
The Premier yearling sale in New Zealand has posted very strong numbers for the first two days of the three-day auction, the gross already surpassing the entire sale of 2003.
Bolstered by a $1 million yearling (U.S. $671,510), the first day of the New Zealand Premier yearling sale at Karaka showed healthy increases.
Due to inclement weather, the Virginia Thoroughbred Association's annual stallion season auction has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 10, and Wednesday, February 11.
A Siphon colt turned in the fastest quarter-mile work Monday during the first under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's February select sale of 2-year-olds in training. He covered the distance in :21 3/5 at Calder Race Course in Florida.
Consignors will miss July sale, but support Keeneland's decision not to hold it this year.
Mike Gill, the biggest spender at Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Calder auction in 2002 and 2003, doesn't plan to shop there for 2-year-olds this year. He also doesn't plan to buy any horses at Fasig-Tipton Florida's Calder auction, where he was the biggest spender in 2003 and the third-leading spender in 2002.
For the second year in a row, Keeneland will not conduct its July select yearling sale, the sale company's officials announced on Friday.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company winter mixed sale ended its four-day run in Florida Thursday with big increases in business.
The second annual Saratoga mixed sale, conducted by J.T. Minton Auctions, will be held Sept. 28 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The gross revenue and average price were up Wednesday during the first open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's winter mixed sale in Florida.
Two horses were incorrectly listed among the 202 entered in the Ocala Breeders' Sales selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Race Course.
The stakes-producing mare Silk Appeal brought $300,000 Tuesday in Florida to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's winter mixed auction.
Fashion has been the bane of men for years. Take Monday's Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney, Australia as the purest of examples.
A yearling Deputy Commander filly and the Gulch mare Natkeeta sold for $95,000 apiece Monday in Florida to top the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's winter mixed auction.
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