Because of a malfunctioning air conditioning system, buyers were hot and sweaty at the Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling auction Monday. But the uncomfortably high temperature in the sale pavilion at Lone Star Park didn't seem to reduce their enthusiasm for acquiring horses.
The Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale will be held Monday at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s open yearling sale concluded Thursday night posting sizable gains in gross, average, and median price and the buy-back rate fell 2% from a year ago. The sale that had 681 yearlings reported as sold is a boost to yearling market as it followed downward trends last week at the Fasig-Tipton New York sale of preferred New York-breds and the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's yearling sale at Del Mar.
Loni's Appeal, a filly by Successful Appeal out of Loni Girl, by Future Storm, went to John Brocklebank for $55,000 to top the final open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 August Yearling Sale.
A filly by Grand Slam consigned by Sez Who Thoroughbreds was purchased by Carolyn Wilson for $60,000 to top the second open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 August yearling sale.
A colt by Montbrook and a filly from the first crop of Straight Man each brought $50,000 Tuesday to top the first open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale in Central Florida. In addition, the average and median prices for the session both were ahead of last year's pace.
Boosted by the offspring from the first crops of promising Florida-based sires like grade I winners Yes It's True and Greenwood Lake, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale roared out of the starting gate Monday.
Buyers are "overwhelmingly" in favor of having only one under tack show prior to juvenile auctions, based on a survey conducted recently by the National Association of 2-Year-Old Consignors (NATC).
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company will be trying to buck the downward trend seen at recent regional auctions when its yearling sale kicks off on Monday. The first session is for select horses, and it will be followed by three open sessions.
The pace picked up at the Del Mar yearling sale Monday night, with four horses bringing six-figure prices compared to one in Sunday's opening session. But it was not enough to reverse the Southern California auction's downward trends.
With the Triple Crown heroics of Funny Cide and last weekend's victory by Whitmore's Conn in the grade I Sword Dancer Stakes, Fasig-Tipton officials were hoping the success of New York-breds on the racetrack would spill over into the sales ring.
Major setbacks in the gross revenue, average price, and median price marred the opening of the Del Mar yearling sale in California Sunday night.
A share in Distorted Humor that brought $500,000 was the highlight of the Stallion Access Champagne Sale of selected seasons and shares that was held Friday evening in Fasig-Tipton's Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Arthur Hancock and Robert McNair have bought back a quarter interest in the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale-topping colt they bred from buyer Padua Stables.
Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga yearling sale rebounded big time in 2003. All of the major indices for the three-day venue saw marked advances over last year's down sale and returned to the general numbers seen in 2000.
Robert and Beverly Lewis, two of the biggest spenders in the Thoroughbred marketplace, will not be buying any yearlings this year at public auction.
Business continued its upswing Wednesday night during the second of three sessions at Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga yearling sale, with strong gains in gross receipts and average and a modest gain in the median price.
For the first time, horsemen can take a sneak peek at the horses cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Selected August Yearling Sale through a visit to the OBS Web site.
It was a rainy night in upstate New York, but the mood was far from gloomy during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale Tuesday.
It didn't take long for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale to hit with a seven-figure yearling. Despite a steady rain outside, the bidding began with spirit in the Humphrey S. Finney pavilion, with a $1.1 million bid for Hip No. 13, a daughter of Storm Cat, out of champion older filly Jewel Princess.
The bidding could get hot early during the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, which opens Tuesday night in New York.
Will the top of the yearling market rebound from last year's major adjustment downward or will it suffer more setbacks? We'll start getting some answers Tuesday when the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale opens its three-night run in New York.
Two years ago, the Seattle Slew colt Vindication brought $2.15 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale. He went on to win the 2002 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and earn an Eclipse Award. This year, his half-brother by A.P. Indy is one of 212 horses catalogued for the Saratoga auction, which begins Tuesday night at 8 p.m. (EDT) in New York.
American Mud, a yearling colt by the Strawberry Road stallion Mud Route, brought the top price of $7,750 at the Idaho Thoroughbred Association (ITA) mixed sale on July 25.
Here's what some buyers and consignors thought about the progeny of first-crop sires that were offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
Here are some more opinions from buyers and consignors about the market at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
A chestnut daughter of Mr. Greeley who was one of the last horses through the ring during Thursday's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale in Lexington, Ky. ended up bringing the session's top price of $500,000.
Observations from those involved with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer yearling sale.
Fasig-Kentucky's July yearling sale experienced downturns in its two-day run that ended Thursday in Lexington. But auction company officials were satisfied with the results.
Sellers want to reduce the number of under tack shows prior to juvenile auctions, based on a survey conducted by the National Association of 2-Year-Old Consignors.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling auction produced an $800,000 filly Wednesday during its opening session in Lexington, surpassing last year's highest price of $700,000.
The summer yearling sale season kicked off Wednesday with the Fasig-Tipton sale in Lexington, Ky. Buyers, sellers, and sales company officials offered the following observations.
A filly sired by Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus and produced from the Peruvian champion La Chaposa was purchased by Stan Fulton's Fleetwood/New Wave for $800,000 as the top-priced offering at Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer yearling sale.
With the cancellation of the Keeneland July sale, the Fasig-Tipton auction moved into the leadoff position on the Kentucky yearling selling calendar. As potential buyers looked over the offerings, company officials and consignors expressed hope for a strong sale.
Steve Cauthen, the only jockey to be a champion on both sides of the Atlantic, is returning to Britain later this month to attend the Goodwood meeting to mark a new sponsorship of one of the festival's major races. He will present the winner's trophy following the Four Star Sales Richmond Stakes, a group II contest for 2-year-olds run on the opening day of the meeting, July 29.
At $100,000, he was the least expensive Seattle Slew weanling sold at public auction last year. But this year, he's among the horses generating the biggest buzz at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale, which starts Wednesday in Lexington.
Many people thought that Keeneland September catalogue would be down significantly in size because of mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS). But the number is very close to last year's figure.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company has catalogued 1,276 horses for its yearling sale that will be conducted Aug. 18-21 in Central Florida.
The Tattersalls July mixed auction ended with a flourish Thursday in England when Italian group III winner Clifden shattered a sale record for a 2-year-old with his price of 170,000 guineas (approximately $292,526).
Littleton Arwen, who finished second in this year's Betfair.com Eternal Stakes, sold for 110,000 guineas (approximately $179,971) Wednesday to top the second day of the Tattersalls July sale in England.
A 2-year-old filly from the first crop of Exploit sold for $75,000 Tuesday to top the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic July sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses of racing age at Timonium in Maryland. Bradley Thoroughbred Brokerage purchased her from Danzel Brendemuehl's Classic Bloodstock, agent.
The Tattersalls July auction opened in strong fashion Tuesday in England.
The second day of the Japanese Racing Horse Association select foal sale lacked the glitter of the first, but was still a success, helping produce a record gross for the auction.
Gross revenue reached a record high of ¥3.792 billion ($32,081,218) Monday, the first day of the two-day Japan Racing Horse Association Select Sale held on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.
Buyers and consignors say they will miss the Keeneland July select yearling sale.
Mogok, an unraced 3-year-old son of Storm Cat, topped the Goffs France summer sale on July 3 , bringing a bid of 135,000 euros ($155,858 in U.S. funds) from the Kern Lillingston bloodstock agency.
A colt from the final crop of North American Horse of the Year and Japan's perennial leading sire Sunday Silence brought the top price of 330 million yen ($2,791,878) Monday during the first session of the Japan Racing Horse Association's foal sale.
In a new promotional effort, Keeneland will publish a preview catalogue for its September yearling sale, which is the largest Thoroughbred auction of its kind in the world.
The Australian sale company William Inglis & Son will offer a new Aus$1 million ($667,120 in U.S. funds) race for 2-year-olds in the fall of 2005 at Melbourne.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association has catalogued 159 horses for its Del Mar yearling sale, which will be held Aug. 10 and 11 in Southern California.
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