For Ric Waldman, the bloodstock adviser who managed most of Storm Cat's breeding career, the sale of the stallion's last yearling was another in a series of finalities relating to Storm Cat.
Consignors and buyers support the new format change for the Keeneland September yearling sale, but say its success will have to be weighed in view of the entire sale.
A bay ridgling by Smart Strike was bought for $1,000,000 by George Bolton at the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale from Greenfield Farm for B.D. Gibbs Farm, agent.
A Stormy Atlantic colt was acquired for $500,000 by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert during the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. He was consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent.
A Distorted Humor colt brings $2.05 million during the second and final select session.
An A.P. Indy filly failed to meet her reserve when the bidding stopped at $1,250,000 during the Sept. 13 select session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. She was bought back by her consignor/breeder, Mt. Brilliant.
A daughter of A.P. Indy out of millionaire Madcap Escapade was bought for $900,000 by breeder Bruce Lunsford from Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent, at the Sept. 13 select session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A $900,000 Distorted Humor colt was the second offspring by that sire to bring a significant price at the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13. He was consigned by Gainesway, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
The last Storm Cat offspring to ever sell at auction brought $285,000 at the Sept. 13 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. She was bought by Chiefswood Stables from Denali Stud, agent.
A filly by Dynaformer fetched $900,000 at the second select session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent, she was bought by Nicoma, agent for Lael Stable.
A strapping son of Distorted Humor was hammered down for $2,050,000 during at the Sept. 13 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. Bought by agent Mike Ryan, the colt was consigned by Lane's End, agent.
Buyers and consignors, for most part, like the new format for the select sessions.
Complications arising from scheduling make it impossible for the New York Breeders Sales Co. to hold its fall breeding stock sale this year, officials said Sept. 13.
Keeneland officials, who said they changed the September yearling sale's format in an effort to add excitement to the auction, got exactly what they wanted Sept. 12 in Lexington.
A Giant's Causeway colt sold for $950,000 to owner Kaleem Shah. The colt was consigned by Lane's End Farm as agent.
Shadwell Farm purchases the colt out of Private Status.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas purchases colt by Distorted Humor out of Half Queen.
Demi O'Byrne, agent for Coolmore Stud, purchases an A.P. Indy colt for $600,000. The yearling was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, as agent.
Mill Ridge Sales, agent for John and Jerry Amerman, sold the first foal out of Balance by A.P. Indy to Besilu Stables for $4.2 million.
Hal Wiggins, former trainer of champion Rachel Alexandra, is enjoying his first year of purchasing horses for the clients of Legacy Bloodstock.
Catesby Clay's Runnymede Farm near Paris, Ky., has enjoyed a string of successes that could not have been more perfectly timed.
Here is a list of horses that consignors and buyers believe could bring expensive prices during the Sept. 13 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.
Prices up at Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's yearling sale at Woodbine.
The Keeneland September yearling sale's select sessions will be memorable because two of the last three foals sired by the great stallion Storm Cat are scheduled to be offered.
Read what buyers and consignors had to say before the auction started in Lexington.
Here is a list of horses that consignors and buyers believe could bring expensive prices during the Sept. 12 opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.
Falling prices at boutique sales in France and Saratoga suggest the prices for fancy horses in Keeneland's select sessions will be more vulnerable this year.
Todd and Shawn Hansen purchased English Channel yearling filly for $80,000 from Griffin Place, agent.
Ogden Mills (Dinny) Phipps, patriarch of one of North America's most distinguished Thoroughbred racing families, announced Sept. 9 that Phipps Stable will offer a select number of its mares during Keeneland's November sale.
ThoroStride, a North American-based company offering digital filming and marketing services, is making it easier to select horses at auction.
As a member of the auction firm's inspection team, he helped Keeneland select which horses would be showcased during the September yearling sale.
The cream of the Canadian-bred sales yearling crop rose to the top at the selected session of the annual sale held by the Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society on Sept. 7 at Woodbine.
Live coverage of the auction's first two sessions can be seen on HRTV.
The auction, which will begin on a Tuesday instead of a Monday, will be held Oct. 5 and 6 in Timonium, Md.
The England-based company will expand Craven sale and replace the Guineas auction with a new sale in Ireland.
Maggi Moss purchases the 2-year-old stakes-winning filly for $55,000.
Carter Road, a son of Daylight Savings, brought the top price of $16,000 during the Michigan Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association yearling sale Aug. 29.
Despite the struggles and uncertainty facing the racing and breeding industry in the Lone Star State, the Fasig-Tipton Texas Summer Yearling Sale recorded sizeable increases Aug. 30.
The auction will be held Aug. 30 at Lone Star Park.
The combined gross and average for the select and open portions enjoy upswings.
The average price for the first open session rises 29.1% while the median price increases 62.5%.
The median price rose 8% as the yearling sale began its three-day run in Central Florida.
The half brother to Australia group III winner Blackball brings Aust$222,000 ($196,431 in U.S. funds).
There will be no selling of juveniles in February. All select 2-year-olds offered by the company will be sold in March.
Consignor and OBS board member Francis Vanlangendonck expects fairly solid results for the August yearling sale.
The three-day Florida auction has 901 yearlings in its catalog.
There are 61 mares and 35 foals of 2010 are in the dispersal of Martin and Pam Wygod's California breeding stock.
Kjell Qvale purchases the bay yearling for $20,000 Aug. 17.
More than 400 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse yearlings have been consigned to the New Mexico-Bred yearling sale to be held Aug. 20-21 at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion in Ruidoso Downs, N.M.
Fasig-Tipton planning to sell a group of mares in foal on Southern Hemisphere covers during the Kentucky November select mixed auction.
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