Yearling out of Australian champ Ha Ha brings Aust$700,00 ($640,241 in U.S. funds).
Bay colt brings Aust$500,000 ($456,500 in U.S. funds).
Several sale company officials and horsemen talk about what they think will happen in the commercial Thoroughbred marketplace in 2010.
The 35,000-square-foot structure is 2 1/2 stories tall.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed auction will be held Jan. 19-20, 2010, in Central Florida.
New York native previously had served as Hidden Brook's bloodstock/sales director.
Auction will be held Jan. 25 and 26 at the Hinds Pavilion on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Southern California.
North Street, a 5-year-old gelded son of Street Cry, brought the highest price of Aust$33,000 ($29,408 in U.S. funds) during the William Inglis & Son Melbourne December Thoroughbred sale at Oaklands in Australia Dec. 18.
Median price increases 38.9% from a year ago while buy-back rate falls. Gross drops 21.7%
The average price rose 27.5% from a year ago and the median price increased 33.3% during the Hong Kong International Sale.
There is some bad news for the sellers of young Thoroughbreds that have suffered from Lawsonia intracellularis (LI) infection, according to Dr. Michele Frazer.
The eighth annual John Franks Memorial 2-year-olds in training sale will be held March 21 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Louisiana.
Crystal Bull, an 11-year-old daughter of Holy Bull in foal to Pollard's Vision, was purchased by Federico Barberino, agent, for $95,000 to top the Dec. 7 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed Sale.
Filly is half-sister to Washington champion Enumclaw Girl as weanlings show strength.
The Tattersalls December mare sale finished its four-day run Dec. 3 in England with a 16% increase in median price from 2008 and a gross that was down less than 1%. The average price declined 3.3%. In addition, the buy-back rate rose to 79.3% from 68.2% last year.
The Arrigo horses of racing age sale will take place Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m. CST at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, Ill.
A Smarty Jones weanling and six mares have been added to the Fasig-Tipton Texas December mixed sale, which will be held Dec. 14 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Piste Noire, a 3-year-old unraced daughter of Diesis, was the most expensive horse sold on the Tattersalls December mare sale's third day, bringing 340,000 guineas ($594,161 in U.S. funds). The median price for the session, which was held Dec. 2 in England, was up 23.1% from 2008. The gross revenue and average price dropped 17.6% and 18.1%, respectively.
Song, an unraced full sister to two group I winners, led the way on the second day of the Tattersalls December mare sale, bringing 1.7 million guineas ($2,968,271 in U.S. funds) Dec. 1 in England. The gross revenue for the session rose 11% from 2008, and the average price fell less than 1%. However, the median price plunged 30%.
Song, an unraced Irish-bred 3-year-old Sadler's Wells mare and a full sister to two group I winners, was bought for 1,700,000 guineas (US $2.96 million) by Badgers Bloodstock during the Dec. 1 second session of the Tattersalls December mares sale at the Newmarket, England sales company's Park Paddocks.
Lahaleeb, winner of the E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) in October, topped the opening day of the Tattersalls December mare sale, bringing 1- million guineas ($1,727,247 in U.S. funds) Nov. 30 in England. The session posted an increase of 13.4% in its median price from a year ago, but the gross revenue and average price fell 4.9% and 7.6%, respectively.
Lahaleeb, a grade I-winning filly offered as a racing prospect, fetched a bid of 1,000,000 guineas (US$1.72 million) from John Egan during the Nov. 30 first session of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale at the Newmarket, England sales company's Park Paddocks.
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society winter mixed sale concluded its one-day session with a dramatic increase in gross receipts from last year's venue. One cause for the big increase was the sale topper, the grade I-placed stallion prospect Kentucky Bear who sold for $100,000.
The Tattersalls December foal sale finished with a flourish on the fourth and final day Nov. 28 in England. Ten weanlings sold for 100,000 guineas ($172,951 in U.S. funds) or more apiece, and the gross for the entire auction grew to more than 20,000,000 guineas ($34,590,150).
Business boomed on the third day of the Tattersalls December foal sale Nov. 27 in England. The gross revenue rose 55.1% from a year ago while the average price and median price increased 21.7% and 14.3%, respectively. Thirty weanlings sold for 100,000 guineas ($173,000 in U.S. funds) or more apiece, and seven each brought 200,000 guineas ($346,000) or more.
Two weanlings from the first crop of the stallion Teofilo were the most expensive horses sold on the second day of the Tattersalls December foal sale Nov. 26 in England. A colt brought 165,000 guineas, and a filly attracted a final bid of 150,000 guineas.
The Tattersalls December foal sale opened Nov. 25 in England with 159 horses selling for a gross of 1,154,100 guineas ($2.026 million). The average price was 7,258 guineas ($12,740), and the median price was 3,700 guineas ($6,500). Direct comparisons with last year's longer five day sale are difficult, but the clearance rate of 69% was significantly up from the first and second day last year and the turnover was greater the first two days combined.
Keeneland Association announced Nov. 24 it has cataloged 1,753 horses for its 2010 January Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held Monday-Friday, January 11-15.
A Galileo filly topped the one-day yearling portion of the Tattersalls December sale in England, bringing 275,000 guineas ($480,000) Nov. 23. She was one of the 153 horses that sold for a gross of 3,486,700 guineas $6,077,000), which represented an increase of 75% from last year. The average price of 22,789 guineas ($39,700) and the median price of 11,000 guineas ($19,170) were up 18% and 29%, respectively.
A globally diverse group of buyers, robust trade, and the highly prized pedigrees available through the Overbrook Farm dispersal combined to produce promising results at Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale, which concluded Nov. 22.
Fourpenny Lane, a 4-year-old stakes-winning daughter of Efisio, brought the top price of 100,000 euros ($148,700 in U.S. funds) as the Goffs November breeding stock sale ended its two-day run in Ireland Nov. 22. She was the most expensive horse sold during the entire auction.
Lease of Life, sold as a racing or stallion prospect, brought $110,000 to highlight the Nov. 21 session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.
Bon Nuit, a stakes-winning daughter of Night Shift, topped the opening session of the Goffs November breeding stock sale, bringing 230,000 euros ($342,339 in U.S. funds) Nov. 21 in Ireland. Clive Gardner purchased the 7-year-old bay mare from Ballincurrig House Stud.
A weanling filly and two stallion prospects brought final bids of $50,000 each to headline the Nov. 20 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
The Goffs November foal sale, which ended its four-day run in Ireland, posted increases of 5% in gross revenue, 11.1% in average price, and 30% in median price.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 105 horses for the Texas December mixed sale, which will be held at Lone Star Park Dec. 14. The auction will start at noon (CST).
There was lively trade at the Goffs horses in training sale, with the median price increasing 12.5% from last year Nov. 16 in Ireland. The clearance rate was 74.5%.
A son of Dolphin Street topped the National Stud Farm premier sale in Malaysia Nov. 20, bringing 230,000 ringgits ($67,923 in U.S. funds). The Australia-based Magic Millions auction firm conducted the sale, which offered juveniles.
Stormy B, sold in foal to Tiz Wonderful for $67,000, headlined the Nov. 19 session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.
On Nov. 24 at 11:30 a.m. there will be a paddock sale of yearlings returned to the Breeders Sale Company of Louisiana from their September sale. The sale will take place at the Evangeline Downs Training Center in Carencro, La.
A weanling filly by Artie Schiller sold for $90,000 to Bare Stable to highlight the Nov. 18 session of Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale.
Two Empire Maker fillies -- Clear Sailing and Passiflora -- commanded the highest prices during the Nov. 17 session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.
Young fillies and mares, sold as racing and broodmare prospects, headlined the Nov. 16 session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.
The Arqana autumn sale enjoyed upswings of 15.1% in gross revenue and 7.5% in average price Nov. 16 in France. Najaf, a 4-year-old son of Lost World brought the top price of €250,000 ($374,060 in U.S. funds) from Highflyer Bloodstock.
The market for quality stock was pretty solid, according to buyers and consignors participating in the first week of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Weanlings commanded the top prices Sunday, Nov. 15, as Keeneland's November breeding stock sale approached the halfway point.
A weanling colt by Tiznow brought $265,000 to top the Saturday session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.
Gross sales rose for a third consecutive day on Friday at Keeneland's November breeding stock sale, led by the sale of Dancing Shoes, in foal to Unbridled's Song, for $400,000.
For the first time since the Sales Integrity Program was initiated by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, an agent has been sanctioned for violating the SIP Code of Conduct.
The numbers weren't dramatically different from a year ago during the third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, and that was good news for the Central Kentucky auction, which had experienced major declines.
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