A Flying Pegasus colt topped the fourth and final session of the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale in Australia Feb. 13.
Barretts has cataloged 105 horses for its March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The number is down 21.6% from last year's total of 134.
An Elusive Quality colt became the most expensive horse sold so far during the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale in Australia, bringing Aust$240,000 ($184,375 in U.S. funds) during the third session Feb. 11 in Australia.
Team Valor and Denali Stud have formed a strategic alliance that, among other things, will allow the international racing stable to use the Kentucky breeding farm and consignor as its exclusive boarding and sales agent.
Leading Perth horseman David Harrison nabbed what he called his "my pick of the sale" Feb. 10 during the second session of the Magic Millions Perth yearling auction in Australia.
Tommy Eastham and Mark Toothaker of the Kentucky-based sales agency Legacy Bloodstock have dissolved their partnership.
A Street Sense filly grabbed the glory Feb. 9 during the opening session of the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale in Australia, bringing Aust$200,000 ($154,812 in U.S. funds).
The Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale improved its performance from a year ago in two key areas Feb. 7 in Lexington. The median price rose 7% and the buy-back rate dropped to 22.3% from 28.9% in 2010
Jay Goodwin is a new partner in Select Sales. The other members of the Lexington-based sales agency's ownership team are Carrie Brogden, Tom Ryan, and Andrew Cary (general manager).
A striking Indian Charlie yearling filly became the most expensive horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale in Lexington when she commanded $245,000 during the auction's second hour Feb. 7.
Hatta Diamond, a winning 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry, brought $170,000 during the first hour of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 7 in Lexington.
A colt by Don Eduardo brought the top price of NZ$60,000 ($46,160 in U.S. funds) on the last day, equaling the amount brought by a Gallant Guru--Blessed Thee colt during the festival auction's opening session Feb. 6.
William Inglis & Son has acquired Bloodstock.com.au, Australia's leading online Thoroughbred classifieds website, Inglis managing director Mark Webster announced Feb. 6.
A Gallant Guru colt, who is out of the unraced Star Way mare Blessed Thee, brought the top price of NZ$60,000 ($46,169 in U.S. funds) Feb. 6 during the first session of New Zealand Bloodstock's festival yearling sale.
Broodmares and broodmare prospects are among the horses that will be offered as the breeding season approaches.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 490 horses for its March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The number is up 44.1% from 2010's total of 340.
The select portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sale, which ended its three-day run Feb. 4 at Karaka, couldn't keep pace with last year's edition.
The Tattersalls February mixed sale posted a 68.9% gain in its gross revenue and a 51.2% increase in its average price. The median price rose 28.6% Feb. 3 in England.
A young horse sired by Iffraaj topped the select portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sales for the second day in a row.
The 2011 Magic Millions Central Queensland yearling sale will be held in Rockhampton in Australia May 6. The sale originally was scheduled for April, but had to be moved so Rockhampton could recover from recent flooding.
An Iffraaj filly was the most expensive horse sold Feb. 2 during the first session of the three-day select portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sales at Karaka.
The premier portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sales generated a median price that increased 3.7% from a year ago and a gross revenue that was down less than 1%. The average price declined 3.7%.
A Danehill Dancer colt topped the opening session of the premier portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sale, bringing NZ$800,000 ($618,272 in U.S. funds) Jan. 31 at Karaka.
The inaugural Cape Town Premier yearling sale in South Africa generated a gross of R87.9 million ($12,433,600 in U.S. funds) during its two-day run that ended Jan. 28, according to the Racing Post.
Prominent Australian businessman and Thoroughbred breeder Gerry Harvey and his family have purchased the Australia-based Magic Millions sales company, it was announced Jan. 28.
Seeking to add a little bit spice to their Kentucky winter mixed sale, Fasig-Tipton officials decided to devote a portion of the Feb. 7 auction in Lexington to no guarantee seasons to prominent stallions.
William Inglis & Son's Sydney Classic yearling sale ended its three-day run in Australia with increases of 8.3% in the number of horses that were sold, 11.7% in gross revenue, 3.2% in average price, and 4% in median price.
Candy Ride expanded his California influence from the racetrack to the sale ring Jan. 24, when his daughter Smoothe as Candy topped the Barretts January mixed sale at $70,000.
The preliminary findings of a study involving results from endoscopic throat examinations at New Zealand Thoroughbred auctions has provided conclusive evidence to support the current post-sale endoscopy grading system.
Four horses fetch Aust$100,000 ($98,895 in U.S. funds) or more apiece during Inglis Sydney Classic yearling sale's second session in Australia.
The William Inglis & Son Sydney Classic yearling sale began on a buoyant note Jan. 23 in Australia, with the first session average price up by more than 5% on figures from a year ago.
Veteran trainer Mel Stute, who saddled his first winner at Portland Meadows in 1947, has nine horses cataloged at the Barretts Winter Mixed Sale that begins Jan. 24, but says he isn't retiring yet.
Some of California's best families will be represented at the Jan. 24 Barretts mixed sale in Pomona, including horses from Golden Eagle, River Edge, and Harris Farms.
Fasig-Tipton will move its March sale of 2-year-olds to the Palm Meadows Training Center in Palm Beach County for the first time beginning March 3.
What will happen in the Thoroughbred auction ring in 2011? After some tough years, will things get better? Read what buyers and consignors had to say.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale enjoyed significant upswings in its key business figures from a year ago during its latest edition, which ended Jan. 19 in Central Florida.
The Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale ended Jan. 19 in Australia with a Sequalo colt topping the sixth session. Magic Millions, acting as agent for a Queensland-based client, purchased the bay yearling for Aust$45,000.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale kicked off Jan. 18 in Central Florida with big increases in its key business figures during its consignor preferred session.
Even though there were widespread stud fee reductions in 2009 and 2010, consignors and their clients still are struggling to make money.
Irel, a 5-year-old Istidaad--God's Angel gelding, brought the top price of Aust$170,000 ($168,507 in U.S. funds) Jan. 18 during the Magic Millions racehorse sale on Australia's Gold Coast.
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale enjoyed increases in the number of horses sold, gross, and average price during its five-day run in Lexington. Read what people had to say about the market.
The sale is scheduled for Feb. 7 in Lexington and will begin at 10 a.m. (EST).
A Henny Hughes colt brought Aust$210,000 ($207,549 in U.S. funds) Jan. 16 to top the fifth session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling auction in Australia on a day when the gross, average, and median all increased.
There are 522 horses cataloged for the Central Florida auction.
The gross, average, and median declined 6.1%, 3.9%, and 5.3%, respectively, but the clearance rate was about the same.
The slumping market in recent years at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale took a turn for the better in several important statistical categories during the auction's latest edition in Lexington.
Trainer Peter Moody purchased the yearling, who is a half brother to three-time group I winner More Joyous.
With four of the five sessions completed, the number of horses sold and average price are ahead of 2010's pace at the same point, the median is holding steady, and the buy-back rate is about the same.
The Keeneland January sale, which ends its five-day run Jan. 14 in Lexington, is generating some positive results after declines in many of its key business figures in recent years. Read what people are saying.
A Redoute's Choice colt, who is a half brother to group I winner Casino Prince, topped the second day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia Jan. 13 when he brought Aust$625,000.
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