Pre-entries for the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships were announced on Wednesday, with several Fasig-Tipton November Sale connected horses and sale graduates among them.
Darley stallion Bernardini had a big day at the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale’s closing session Oct. 26, with two of his sons bringing two of the three highest prices of the day as the three-day auction ended on a solid note.
Nine horses, including grade I winner Her Emmynency, have been supplemented to the Fasig-Tipton November breeding stock sale Nov. 7 in Lexington. The new entries are cataloged as Hips 165-173.
Topped by an Orb colt from the family of champion Songbird, the second session of Fasig-Tipton’s October yearling sale Oct. 25 saw solid across-the-board trade, with downturns in average and median prices.
Ohio horsewoman Judy Klosterman died Oct. 13 at age 78, but her legacy and horse skills are on full display through the Langsem Farm five-horse consignment at the current Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale.
Two well-bred colts that were specifically pointed toward Fasig-Tipton’s October yearling sale are among the top horses to watch during the Oct. 26 closing session of the three-day auction in Lexington.
Topped by a Curlin colt making his second foray through the sales ring this year, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s October yearling sale got off on a positive note Oct. 24, with a slight uptick in average and an improved buy-back rate.
A Curlin colt from the VanMeter-Gentry consignment had a more productive second trip through the sales ring when he was purchased by JSM Equine/Justin Casse for $350,000 at the Oct. 24 first session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale.
A Tapit colt from an active female family was a late withdrawal from the Oct. 24 first session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale and will be pointed toward a juvenile sale next spring.
A Malibu Moon filly that was described by her consignor as a “sculpture” was purchased by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm for $300,000 to be the top-priced offering early during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale.
The VanMeter-Gentry consignment of Tom VanMeter and Olin Gentry came into the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale ready to fire with both barrels.
As potential buyers went about their business Oct. 23 inspecting yearlings entered in the Fasig-Titpon October sale, the crew at Brookdale Sales could hardly keep up with the volume of requests to see the consignment’s offerings.
Colts by leading sire Tapit and his son Tapizar, third on this year’s first-crop sire list, are among the top horses to watch when the three-day Fasig-Tipton October sale launches Oct. 24.
As horse owners, agents, and trainers went about the business of inspecting horses on the Fasig-Tipton sales grounds Oct. 22, there were indications that the yearling auction season could end on a solid note with the sale’s company’s October sale.
The four-day October Yearling Sale posted record-breaking figures across the board as 461 yearlings changed hands, a level never achieved before, representing a clearance rate just short of 80%.
With sessions beginning at 10 a.m. daily Oct. 24-26 at Fasig-Tipton’s headquarters in Lexington, the auction is the last of the yearling-only sales in North America this year.
A Malibu Moon filly, who likely could have been in the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale had she not been dealt a setback, is the most expensive previously sold yearling in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton October sale in Lexington.
Seven of the top 10 lots were fillies during the Oct. 19 second session of the Arqana October yearling sale in Deauville, France.
A yearling from the first crop of Smiling Tiger, a multiple grade I-winning sprinter and millionaire, topped the Barretts October mixed sale at $190,000.
A colt from the first crop of grade I winner Justin Phillip topped the Equine Sales Company’s open yearling and mixed sale Oct. 16 in Opelousas, La. A total of 114 head sold from 181 offered for $305,000 in gross receipts
Topped by two colts selling for €260,000 (about $285,644 in U.S. currency) each, the Arqana yearling sale got underway Oct. 18 in Deauville, France with record gross and a double-digit increase in average price.
Grade I winner Lady Eli, who returned to top form after missing more than a year due to a bout with laminitis, is among the grade/group I winners consigned to the upcoming Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Led by a $150,000 Street Cry mare, Fasig-Tipton kicked off the mixed auction season Oct. 17 with figures on nearly even terms with the 2015 edition of the Saratoga fall sale at the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Barretts moved its October sale back to its former home at Fairplex to take advantage of the horsemen that gather at Santa Anita Park for the Breeders' Cup
A memorable Tattersalls October Sale came to a close in Newmarket Oct. 14 following two weeks of competitive trade that yielded record turnover.
For those who’ve been waiting to see what the first foals sired by recent racing stars Mucho Macho Man, Verrazano, Handsome Mike, and Goldencents look like, they’ll get their first chance Oct. 17 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale.
A son of Kodiac lit up the first installment of Tattersalls October sale Book 3 Oct. 13, bringing a sale record of 200,000 guineas ($257,103), a figure that eclipsed the previous mark of 115,000 guineas ($147,835).
Dubawi had just the one representative in Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, and demand for the sire's progeny remained high.
There was a sense of deja vu during Day 2 of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale Oct. 11 as Godolphin's John Ferguson, who parted with just under 14 million guineas during Book 1, bought the top lot, a son of Kodiac at 380,000 guineas.
Heritage Place held its fifth annual Thoroughbred yearling and mixed sale in Oklahoma City Oct. 9. The yearling session saw a 22.7% increase in average compared to last year, while the gross remained almost even with last year's numbers.
It may be unprecedented in the annals of Thoroughbred public auctions. Over the Oct. 7-10 weekend, all 10 grade I stakes contested in North America were won by horses that had either sold or been offered for sale at Keeneland in Lexington.
Over Keeneland's FallStars Weekend of Oct. 7-9, Justin Casse shared the limelight with his older brother, trainer Mark Casse, as two horses he had either purchased or sold at auction won graded stakes.
The Tattersalls October yearling sale's Book 2, the little brother of the blockbuster Book 1, kicked off at Park Paddocks Oct. 10 with a solid day of trade.
Darley sire has top seller each day of Book 1
Nov. 7 sale has 160 selected offerings.
John Ferguson goes to $2.8 million for the session-topper
Chuck Zacney purchases a Curlin colt and an Uncle Mo filly to top the Oct. 4 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale. The auction sees increases in gross and average price and a remarkably low RNA rate.
Keeneland has cataloged 4,762 horses for its 2016 November breeding stock sale, to be held Nov. 8-20 in Lexington.
Colt out of Fallen For You, bought by Godolphin's John Ferguson, is the most expensive yearling sold anywhere in the world this year.
For Fasig-Tipton, the results of two grade I stakes Oct. 1 at Santa Anita could not have been more timely, coming three days ahead of the sale's company's annual Midlantic yearling sale.
Breed locally. Sell locally, Buy locally. Those actions drive the regional Thoroughbred auctions such as the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale that will be held Oct. 4 in Timonium, Md.
Japanese breeder pays €1.9 million for unbeaten Toulifaut
Anyone of a certain age knows that forced retirements are no fun—it’s always better to leave on your own terms. That is exactly what Rick and Dixie Abbott are doing as they wind down their Charlton Bloodstock in eastern Pennsylvania.
Selling the 2015 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner will allow Town & Country to diversify its broodmare band, according to the farm.
Opening day of the two-day Goffs Orby sale started with an 8% rise in average and median. A €900,000 daughter of Galileo topped the session.
As the yearling auction season nears the finish line with two sales remaining, it appears that the year will end with modest declines in all major metrics, continuing the trends seen in recent years and earlier this year in the juvenile market.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1,250 yearlings for The October Sale, scheduled Oct. 24-26 in Lexington. The three continuous sessions will begin each morning at 10 a.m. for the Monday through Wednesday sale.
Keeneland reported there were 1,006 yearlings that went unsold at the September yearling sale, for an RNA rate of 26.5%. In reality, the RNA rate was considerably lower due to the large number of horses that sold after they left the ring.
In her first foray into Thoroughbred ownership, Samantha Menker paid $2,700 for a Gemologist colt at this year’s Keeneland January mixed sale and sold him in September for $125,000.
Keeneland’s marathon September yearling sale highlighted by the sale of Beholder’s half brother for $3 million ended Sept. 25, with strength at the top and middle of the market and continued tepid demand for lower quality individuals.
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