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.
Liberty Rose, a stakes-winning daughter of Royal Academy, brought Aus$155,000 ($102,911 in U.S. funds) Wednesday to top the final session of William Inglis & Son's June weanling and Thoroughbred sale at Oaklands in Australia.
Cab Driver, a Runaway Groom colt consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent was purchased by Buzz Chace, Agent for $150,000 to top the second and final session Wednesday of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.
A Cherokee Run filly whose quarter-mile breeze in :21 1/5 June 14 was the fastest at the distance, went to Arosa Farms for $270,000 to top the June 17 opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2003 June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age gets underway Tuesday.
Klaus Jacobs' English-based Newsells Park Stud, which has assembled an 85-strong broodmare band in just three years, has unveiled its draft of yearlings to be offered this year at the major northern hemisphere auctions, including four at Saratoga and eight at Keeneland September.
Chapel Royal showed the brilliance that may help him earn back his record purchase price, the $1.2 million juvenile easily winning the Flash Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park Friday over just three opponents.
The Japan Racing Horse Association has catalogued 302 Japanese-bred foals for its select sale on July 7 and 8 at the Northern Horse Park on Hokkaido.
Identifying mare reproductive loss syndrome as the culprit, Fasig-Tipton officials said the company would catalogue significantly fewer yearlings this year for its Kentucky select sale. However, the number for the Saratoga select auction will be about the same as in 2002.
Vin Cox, who recently established his own bloodstock agency following a longtime association with William Inglis and Son Ltd, will represent Keeneland in Australasia.
The National Association of 2-Year-Old Consignors (NATC) has sent a survey to more than 300 juvenile sellers in an effort to determine if there is support for a change in format for under tack shows.
A construction project for a covered walking ring is underway at the Ocala Breeders Sales Company in central Florida. A planned timetable for the new addition would have the basic structure in place, and roofed, for the June 2-year-old sale with the project being completed prior to their yearling sale in mid-August.
The results weren't all positive, but Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's executive vice president, Mason Grasty, expressed satisfaction with the performance of the May sale of 2-year-olds in training that ended its two-day run Tuesday in Maryland.
The dispersal of breeding stock owned by Jim O'Connor's Milluna Stud was held yesterday at One Tree Hill in South Australia. It was conducted by William Inglis & Son.
Fasig-Tipton is sprucing up its Newtown Paddocks sales facility in Lexington.
The middle market was strong Monday during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training, with the median price increasing 10.0% over last year's comparable figure.
A Pioneering filly worked a quarter mile in :21 2/5 Sunday, posting the fastest time for the distance during the third and final session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
My Place Toknight, a filly by out of Place, turned in the fastest quarter mile work of :22 Friday during the second session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
A Wild Rush filly sold for $72,796 ($100,000 in Canadian funds) Thursday to top the sale of 2-year-olds in training conducted by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Ontario division.
A Storm of Angels -- Keremalli colt named Petey Foster and a Unbridled's Song -- Rockaroller filly shared the honors Thursday for the fastest quarter-mile work during the first session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
Veteran horseman Jeffrey T. Minton and his company, J.T. Minton Auctions, will conduct a new Thoroughbred sale this fall in Saratoga Springs, N. Y. The auction will be held Oct. 11 and will offer mixed stock.
The Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training concluded it's two-day run Tuesday by recording its highest prices ever for a filly and a colt.
The catalogue is bigger for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.
The number of entries for this year's Keeneland September yearling sale is "comparable" to the total for last year's auction, according to Keeneland's director of sales Geoffrey Russell.
A Gentlemen filly brought $135,000 Monday to top the first session of the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training in California.
Ana's Lady Bird blazed an eighth of a mile in :9.9 Friday during the second session of the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Iflookscouldkill, a daughter of Wild Escapade, worked an eighth of a mile in :10.1 Thursday, posting the fastest time for the distance during the first session of the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A 2-year-old full brother to grade I winner Forestry died in March after becoming cast in his stall at an undisclosed farm and breaking a leg.
La Bella Dama (in foal to Giant's Causeway) brought the top price of Aus$625,000 at the Magic Millions select national broodmare sale Tuesday in Australia.
A filly by Redoute's Choice brought Aus$110,000 Monday to top the Magic Millions national weanling sale, which recorded its highest-ever gross revenue of Aus$2,025,450.
The Magic Millions national winter yearling sale in Australia Sunday sold its most expensive horse ever -- an Aus$300,000 Danehill colt -- and established another record for gross revenue of Aus$2,650,450.
The Australian broodmare sale ended at Newmarket Thursday with a gross of Aus$18,678,650 and an average price of Aus$40,169 for the 465 horses sold.
The National Association of 2-Year-Old Consignors (NATC) is considering a push to change the format for under tack shows at juvenile auctions.
Probable Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Empire Maker has never been offered at public auction. He's a homebred who races for Prince Khaled Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms. But most of the Derby candidates have passed through a sale ring at some point in their lives. Some brought hundreds of thousands of dollars, others much less.
The opening session of the Australian broodmare sale kicked off at Newmarket Tuesday, with 170 horses selling for a gross of Aus$9,957,500 and an average price of Aus$58,574.
The average price rose 31% from a year ago and the gross revenue increased 27% Monday during the Australian select weanling sale conducted by William Inglis & Son at Newmarket.
A Rory's Jester colt brought the top price of Aus$65,000 at William Inglis & Son's San Miguel sires' produce yearling sale Sunday.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April auction of 2-year-olds in training ended with a bang Friday as the price for a Double Honor filly named Wonderful Honor soared to $380,000.
A Foxtrail colt brought $160,000 Thursday to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April sale of 2-year-olds in training. Pharmaceutical executive Eugene Melnyk purchased the chestnut prospect from Halcyon Hammock Farm, agent.
A more buoyant third session did much to restore the fortunes of the Australian Easter yearling sale, which concluded Thursday in Sydney.
Business was not as brisk Wednesday during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April auction of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida. Key business figures fell behind last year's pace after an upswing in the opening session.
A Sunday Silence colt set the Australian Easter yearling alight during the the second session Wednesday, fetching a sale record price of Aus$1.7 million ($1,056,414).
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April auction of 2-year-olds in training got off to a solid start Monday in Central Florida.
The Australian Easter yearling sale posted a diminished average of Aus$131,772 (approximately $80,983) during its opening session Tuesday in Sydney, Australia. It represented an almost Aus$25,000 retreat on the previous year's opener.
Wonderful Honor zipped three eighths in :33 3/5 Saturday to post the fastest work at the distance during the fourth and final session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
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