Demi O'Byrne purchased a Galileo filly for nearly $2 million during the opening session of the Book 1 portion of the Tattersalls October yearling sale.
Fasig-Tipon officials expect to see more stability based on other yearling sale results.
The auction is scheduled for Oct. 16 at Lamar-Dixon in Gonzales, La.
Group III winner Mambia brought the top price at Arqana's Arc auction in Oct. 2, selling for 450,000 euros ($617,616 in U.S. funds) to Oceanic Bloodstock, agent for Martin Schwartz.
He purchases a Dubawi colt that tops Part 2 of the auction in Ireland.
English group I winner Serious Attitude will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale in Kentucky.
She brings 950,000 euros ($1,282,260) during the auction's second session in Ireland.
The auction will be held Oct. 25-27 in Lexington, with each session beginning at 10 a.m.
The auction will be held Nov. 7 in Lexington, beginning at 4 p.m. (EST).
The filly and colt each bring 300,000 euros ($404,034 in U.S. funds) during the Ireland-based yearling auction.
Don't Forget Gil, a graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing and has been entered in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall mixed sale.
The total for the breeding stock auction is about the same as it was for the 2009 edition of the sale.
The chestnut yearling, which is a half brother to 2010 Ohio Derby (gr. III) winner Pleasant Prince, brings $75,000.
Buyers and sellers were encouraged by the 6.7% growth in the Keeneland September yearling sale's overall average price and an increase of 13.6% in the median. The positive results are a good omen for the November sale.
Through day 13, the Keeneland September sale average is tracking 7.8% ahead of 2009 and the median to date has doubled.
A filly from the first crop of Eclipse Award-winning grass male English Channel topped Day 12 of the 14-day Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington Sept. 24. The filly sold for $110,000.
The 2,387 yearlings sold through Sept. 23 have generated $192,884,100. The gross last year for the entire auction was $191,859,200.
The Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale posted increases of 6.8% in the number of horses sold and 10.6% in gross revenue from a year ago during its two-day run, which ended Sept. 22.
Even though the Keeneland September yearling sale is nearing its end, it still has plenty of momentum.
The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana has cataloged 350 horses for its yearling sale, which will be held Sept. 27 at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. (CDT).
Average is virtually the same as last year and median is the same.
Buyers at the Keeneland September yearling sale prefer the offspring of proven stallions.
A Tapit colt produced from the stakes-winning mare Victory Road was purchased by Ron Winchell for $450,000 to top the Sept. 20 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Buyers and consignors discuss the market and the new format.
Every year, the Keeneland September yearling sale is saturated with foreign buyers wishing to add some prominent North American bloodlines to their respective racing industries, and this year's auction has been no exception.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 677 horses for its fall mixed sale, which will be held Oct. 19-20 in Central Florida.
During the seventh session of Keeneland's Sept. yearling sale, prices were stronger than the corresponding session of 2009
The average price and median price were up 19.6% and 25%, respectively, through the first six sessions.
Two of the stallion's progeny bring $550,000 apiece during the Keeneland auction's fifth session.
A half brother to Mine That Bird was bought for $250,000 by Jerry Crawford, manager of Donegal Racing, at Keeneland Sept. 16. He was consigned by Bona Terra Stud, agent for Halecky and Needham.
A Smart Strike filly, the second yearling of the day to bring $550,000 was bought by investment manager George Bolton from Gainesway, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
Following the first few days of Book Two horses being offered under a new format at the Keeneland September yearling sale, buyers and consignors had a chance to reflect on the positives and negatives of the change.
A $550,000 Smart Strike colt fetched $550,000 during the Sept. 16 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. Bought by Bradley Weisbord, for Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables, he was consigned by Gainesway, agent.
And he's finding plenty of prospects, according to his adviser, Rick Nichols, even though some European shoppers say European turf potential is lacking in pedigrees.
The cumulative average price of $181,131 and median price of $120,000 are ahead of last year's pace by 8.2% and 9.1%, respectively.
Trainer Ron McAnally, who is selling a couple horses in book two at the Keeneland September yearling sale, is still basking in the victory of Eclair de Lune in the Aug. 21 Beverly D. (gr. IT).
A Dynaformer colt and a filly by hot sire Malibu Moon fetched $500,000 and $700,000, respectively. The Dynaformer colt was consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent, while the Malibu Moon filly was sold by Elm Tree Farm.
Whisper Hill Farm paid $475,000 for a Giant's Causeway filly during the morning of the Sept. 15 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. The filly was consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent for Cloverleaf Farms.
A bay ridgling by Smart Strike commanded a seven-figure price during the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale when he was bought for $1 million by George Bolton.
The Smart Strike ridgling stars in the Keeneland September sale's third session for his breeder, who was a member of an NCAA Division I championship basketball team.
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.
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