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.
Buyers, sellers, and Keeneland officials comment on Monday's first session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan is attending the Keeneland September yearling sale as part of Sheikh Mohammed's group.
Boosted by competitive bidding from leading international buyers, the Keeneland September yearling sale began on a strong note Monday at the company's sales pavilion in Lexington, Ky. The average price was up 41.1%, the median rose 32.4%, and the RNA rate was 29.7%.
Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai arrived at Keeneland Sunday morning, one day before the start of the September yearling sale.
The top of the yearling market faces its biggest test of the year when Keeneland's September sale gets under way Monday.
Two top fillies are out of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company has catalogued 1,237 horses for its fall mixed sale.
Will Farish has not attended Keeneland's September yearling sale since he became the U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain in 2001. But the Lane's End Farm owner is back for this year's edition of the auction.
Catalogs for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Fall Mixed Sale won't be in the mail until the end of next week, but you can access the catalog immediately through a visit to the OBS web site at http://www.obssales.com.
TV Games Network will offer exclusive live network coverage of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale next Monday through Wednesday (September 8-10), with reports from the Keeneland Sales Pavilion beginning each day at 1 p.m. Eastern and continuing until 7 p.m.
A Boundary colt sold for $175,000 ($126,858 in U.S. funds) Tuesday to top the Fasig-Tipton Canadian-bred sale's select session, which posted small gains in the gross revenue and average price.
The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association's summer yearling sale recorded small increases in gross revenue and median price Tuesday.
Tattersalls Sales has catalogued 1,700 yearlings for Europe's two largest yearling sales -- the Tattersalls October yearling sale Part 1 and Part 2.
Diamond Fury, at $2.7 million the most expensive 2-year-old in training ever purchased at public auction, was third in his debut at Del Mar Saturday, a 5½-furlong maiden special weight event.
The August yearling sale conducted by Agence Francaise in Deauville, France showed modest gains, in part because of a smaller catalog. The sale ended Aug. 27 after five days of selling.
U.S. owner Lansdon Robbins paid 105,000 Euros for a yearling filly by Vettori to top Tuesday's session of the August Yearling sale conducted by Agence Francaise in Deauville, France.
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.
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