The steamroller known as the 2003 yearling market continued to roll along at full power during the opening session of the two-day 2003 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky yearling sale at the company's Newtown Paddocks in Lexington.
Tattersalls' October Yearling Sale (Part 2) continued the trend seen at the more upmarket October (Part 1) and Houghton Sales at the Newmarket auction house when finishing Friday night.
Bolstered by large final-session percentage increases in both average and median, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Fall Mixed Sale ended Thursday with across the board increases in nearly every category except buy-back rate.
Thursday's business at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale (Part Two) turned over 1,185,300 guineas at an average of 11,077gns and a 7,000gns median, on a healthy day's trading that saw three lots exceed the previous record price of 47,000gns set 12 months ago by a Mind Games gelding.
A weanling filly by Trippi, went to Dry Creek Stables for $31,000 to top the first of two open sessions of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Fall Mixed Sale.
Part 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale started in strong fashion Wednesday in England
Led by a $145,000 purchase of a Tale of the Cat weanling filly Tuesday, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale closed the second of two preferred consignor sessions with double-digit increases in both average and median sale figures.
Cancellation of William Schettine dispersal causes changes in Keeneland November catalogue.
The final phase of the dispersal from the late Prince Fahd Salman's Newgate Stud, which will include European champion and dual classic winner Ramruma, is scheduled for the Tattersalls December sale.
Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Spain, the highest-earning distaff runner in North American history, will be among the horses consigned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Sales to Keeneland's November breeding stock auction.
Topped by the $105,000 paid by Gainesway Farm for Sabre Dance, a 6-year-old Sword Dance mare who is in foal to Ocala Stud stallion Montbrook, Monday's opening preferred consignor session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Fall Mixed Sale realized increases in gross, median and average for the second straight year.
The winning Dispersal mare Icy Chris brought the top price of $80,000 Saturday during J.T. Minton Auctions' inaugural Saratoga autumn mixed sale in New York.
The gross up 44%, average up 28% and a median that had risen 17% told the story of a remarkable Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, which finished in Newmarket last night.
Tattersalls October Yearling Sale (Part One) enjoyed another record-breaking session Thursday with the average price of 40,433gns up by 38% and the median of 30,000gns showing an increase of 25% over a year ago.
Tattersalls October Yearling Sale (Part One) saw a new record price Wednesday night when the very last lot into the ring, a Diesis colt out of dual classic-placed Kitza, sold for a million guineas for Irish veterinarian Demi O'Byrne, buying for John Magnier and Michael Tabor.
Part 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale got off to a strong start Tuesday in England.
A California-bred filly by millionaire Event of the Year, out of the unraced Storm Cat mare Stormy Regina, brought a final bid of $160,000 to top the Barretts October preferred yearling sale Tuesday in Pomona, Calif.
Tattersalls rebranded October Yearling Sale (Part One) started on a high Tuesday, with records being posted all round. The top-priced yearling, a French-bred colt by Kingmambo out of Irtifa set a new record for the sale.
The market was significantly up at the 2003 Tattersalls Houghton Sale at Newmarket, England, with the average advancing by 17% to 266,727 guineas and the median by 25% to 200,000 guineas, both new records for the premier yearling auction in Europe.
The annual Fairmont Park paddock auction of ex-racehorses is planned for Saturday. More than 90 horses will be offered without reserve, however the seller has the option of calling no sale if they feel the price is low.
Two colts, one by Zuppardo's Prince and one by Just a Cat, brought $30,000 each to top the Sept. 29 yearling auction conducted by the Breeders Sales Co. of Louisiana.
The first session of this year's Tattersalls Houghton Sale -- Europe's leading yearling auction -- delivered record-breaking results in terms of average and median.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale closed out its two-day run in Maryland Tuesday with a 9.5% increase in average price as the top of the market strengthened.
A striking black colt from the first crop of multiple grade I winner Vicar sold for $185,000 Monday to top the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale in Maryland.
A filly by Intikhab brought the top price of 160,000 euros Thursday during the Goffs Challenge yearling sale in Ireland.
A Grand Lodge filly brought the top price of 500,000 euros Wednesday at the Goffs Orby yearling sale in Ireland.
The Thoroughbred Corp. will offer the majority of the mares it owns in the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
William Schettine, owner of Signature Stallions near Ocala, Fla. has decided not to sell 58 of his horses at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale as it was reported last week.
The Barretts October mixed sale will be the largest in the Southern California sale company's history with 782 horses catalogued.
Agent John Ferguson, representing Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, outbid agent John Warren to acquire a Dubai Millennium colt for 1.2-million Euros (about $1,373,965) to top the opening session of the Goff's Orby Sale in Ireland on Tuesday.
Keeneland's September yearling sale ended Saturday with a record average and median. The auction also posted the second-highest gross in its history.
A colt by Honour and Glory brought a top price of $72,000 during Friday's next-to-last session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.
Keeneland will catalog 4,059 horses for the 60th annual November breeding stock sale it was announced Friday. The sale will begin on Sunday, Nov. 2 with the dispersal of the breeding stock belonging to William C. Schettine and a consignment from Joanne Nor's Norfields Farm.
The gross revenue and average price increased significantly during the yearling and mixed sale conducted Tuesday by the British Columbia division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society.
Blandford Bloodstock paid $155,000 for a son of Prized to top Thursday's session of Keeneland's September yearling sale. For the session, Keeneland reported 299 horses sold for $4,066,800, good for an average of $16,946 and a median of $11,000.
A chestnut filly by 2000 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus brought a top price of $260,000 during Wednesday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.
Sales totaled more than $257 million at the conclusion of Tuesday's session, making it the second highest grossing Keeneland September Yearling Sale in history.
Most of the breeding stock owned by the late Gerald Leigh's Eydon Hall Farm will be offered at the Tattersalls December sales in England.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2004 winter mixed sale has been rescheduled, and will begin Jan. 19, sale company officials said.
A son of 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Silver Charm brought a top price of $270,000 during Monday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.
Keeneland's September Yearling Sale reached the halfway point Sunday with substantial increases in gross sales, average and median.
A colt by successful young sire Unbridled's Song brought a top price of $470,000 as the key indicators remained substantially up over a year ago during Saturday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.
Barretts Equine Limited has reached an agreement with Live Global Bid to offer online interactive bidding for Barretts' fall mixed sale on October 27 and 28 and Barretts' winter mixed sale, scheduled for Jan. 20 and 21 of 2004 in Southern California.
The fourth day of the 12-day Keeneland September yearling sale kept rolling along at full steam, again posting across the board increases in every category and drawing favorable comments from both sales officials and buyers.
A Capote colt who is a brother to grade II stakes winner and grade I producer She's Tops was purchased by J. L. Gladwell for $700,000 to top Wednesday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.
After two days of Keeneland's September sale in which 27 horses brought $1-million bids or more, Wednesday's session of the annual yearling sale in Lexington slowed down as the "select" portion gave way to the first of 10 remaining days of the auction.
Keeneland's September yearling sale broke out of the starting gate running hard. Nearly every key business figure sprinted ahead of last year's pace on Sept. 8 during the first of the auction's two select sessions.
Top priced horses during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai bought a Gone West filly for $3.8 million to top the Tuesday session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. For the two days, a total of 339 horses were sold for $131,250,000, a 30.5% increase over the $100,576,000 gross last year. The cumulative two-day average price of $387,168 reflected a gain of 45.1% and the median was up 35.3% to $230,000.
Buyers, consignors, and Keeneland sales officials comment on the first two days of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
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