Barretts has catalogued 208 horses for its March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The total represents a 24.6% increase from 2002, when 167 horses were listed.
The simmering dispute that took some of the joy out of Azeri's Horse of the Year announcement at the 32nd annual Eclipse Awards dinner has been settled.
Ha Pa Da, a 5-year-old winning daughter of Wekiva Springs, brought the top price of $35,000 Sunday during Fasig-Tipton Midlantic winter mixed sale in Timonium, Md.
A filly by Forty Niner stallion Gold Fever breezed a quarter-mile in an eye-catching :21 1/5 to highlight the OBSC selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Race Course on Sunday.
For the first time in its 39-year history, Evangeline Downs will conduct a 2-year-olds in-training sale on March 16.
The three-day premier yearling sale conducted by New Zealand Bloodstock that ended today saw a decline in both gross and average from a year ago.
Things slowed a bit today, the second day of the New Zealand premier yearling sale at Karaka, but the gross and average were both still ahead of last year's figures.
The gross and average were up sharply at the opening session Monday of the New Zealand National Yearling sale at Karaka.
A colt from the first crop of Silver Charm and a son of veteran sire Two Punch were the fastest workers at an eighth of a mile Monday during the first under tack show for the Ocala Breeders's Sales Company's select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course.
The two-day Winter Mixed Sale conducted by Barretts Equine Ltd. concluded Wednesday with 524 horses selling for $4,431,000 averaging $8,456 with a median of $4,000.
The Thoroughbred Corporation's Regiment, a 4-year-old son of Outflanker, was purchased by agent Bruno De Berdt for $100,000 to top Tuesday's opening session of the Barretts Equine Ltd.'s winter mixed sale.
The 2003 William Inglis and Son Ltd. San Miguel Classic Yearling Sale concluded Tuesday in Australia with an average price of AUS$29,812 for 347 horses sold and an overall gross of AUS$10,344,750, both marginally up on 2002.
Yearlings by freshman sire Commands (by Danehill) proved popular during Monday's second session of the William Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney, Australia with agent James Bester securing an athletic filly from the Marscay mare Flannelle for $130,000, the session's top price.
In a toughly-worded press release issued on Friday, January 17, Tattersalls and Tattersalls (Ireland) chairman Edmond Mahony slammed main rival Goffs for forcing them to reconsider previously announced new sales dates for 2003.
Three days after rival Keeneland announced a one-year hiatus for its select yearling sale in July due to the effects of mare reproductive loss syndrome on the pool of early maturing foals of 2002, Fasig-Tipton Company said it was sticking to its traditional sale dates for Lexington in July and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in August.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale has been expanded to two days to accommodate a larger a catalogue for this year's sale.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company announced today that the 2003 Fall Mixed Sale has been rescheduled for Oct. 13-17. The sale had originally been scheduled form October 7-11. The closing date for sales entries remains July 7th, 2003.
A yearling colt by Lite the Fuse went to JNR Stable for $42,000 to top the final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Winter Mixed Sale.
Extreme Change, a 10-year-old mare by Copelan out of stakes placed Ideal Exchange went to Gaspar Rivera for $25,000 to top the first of two Open sessions of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Winter Mixed Sale.
Citing the devastating effects of Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS) on Kentucky's 2002 foal crop, Keeneland's July Selected Yearling Sale will take a one-year hiatus, Keeneland officials announced today.
Gross receipts, average and median prices increased, as did the buyback rate, during Monday's consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Winter Mixed Sale in Ocala, Florida.
The list of horses included in the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust Dispersal to be held Tuesday, March 4 in conjunction with the 14th annual Barretts Equine Ltd. March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training has been posted on the sales company's Web site.
Tom Simon's Vinery harvested the top-priced Sunday Silence at the Magic Millions Yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast. The Vinery principle was present as the son of the deceased champion and unraced Miner's Mark daughter topped the auction at $900,000 (Australian funds).
Keeneland sold 1,185 horses for $31,186,000 during the five-day January Horses of All Ages Sale that ended on Friday, but total sales average and median were down from 2002.
The Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers has announced that purse money earned in Canada since Jan. 1, 2003 will be denoted separately in future North American sales catalogues. The new policy will not be retroactive.
Roger Devenport paid a top price of $260,000 for the 3-year-old filly Lovely Sage during Thursday's session of Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale.
The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale entered its second day Tuesday, some participants in the auction market reflected upon the state of the industry in light of the first day's figures that were well below the comparable session one year ago.
The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale began Monday, with the gross down 40.4% and the average dropping 30.6%. The only increases were in the median price, which was up by $5,000 from last year's comparable session, and the number of horses not sold.
Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale will be bigger and longer in 2003.
The most dramatic development in North America's Thoroughbred auction arena in 2002 was the decline at the top of the yearling market, where the horses with the fanciest pedigrees were offered.
The catalogue for Barretts' 2003 January mixed sale is the largest in the auction's history, with 681 horses listed. The sale will be conducted at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Pomona California on Jan. 21 and 22. Each session will begin at 11 a.m. (PST).
Keeneland has been holding discussions with buyers, consignors, and others in the Thoroughbred industry about the future of its July select yearling sale.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company has catalogued 915 lots for its 2003 winter mixed sale, which is scheduled for Jan. 13-15.
Gaye's Locket, a 7-year-old daughter of Ogygian, was purchased by Brereton C. Jones for $55,000 to top Monday's December Mixed Sale conducted by Fasig-Tipton Kentucky.
For the third consecutive year, a member of the Danehill line brought a record-breaking price on Friday at the Hong Kong International Sale.
Holy Class, a yearling filly by Holy Bull, brought the top price of $30,000 Sunday at the Fasig-Tipton Texas mixed sale at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Doyce and Shirley Ellenburg bought her from B.L. Littleton, who was conducting a dispersal.
Seven sons of the wildly successful and popular stallion Danehill top a list of 37 horses that will be offered Friday night at the fifth annual Hong Kong International Sale.
A share in Cozzene brought the top price of $81,000 during an online auction that was conducted by Equine Spectrum.
Allen E. Paulson Living Trust's Horse of the Year candidate Azeri and multiple grade I winner Astra will be sold at public auction in 2003 as part of the remaining disperal of the trust's bloodstock. An out-of-court settlement to sell the trust's remaining bloodstock interests was reached Dec. 9 between co-trustees Michael Paulson and Dr. Nicholas Diaco.
The gross revenue and average price suffered sharp declines, but the median price held steady during the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale, which ended its two-day run on Tuesday in Maryland.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale experienced sharp downturns during its opening session on Sunday in Maryland. Compared to a year ago, the gross revenue and average price plunged by 38.5% and 37.2%, respectively.
Sunline, the mare who has earned multiple honors as Australia and New Zealand Horse of the Year, will not be offered at Keeneland's 2003 horses of all ages breeding stock sale even though she is consigned to the auction.
Tattersalls' returned a second-best annual turnover of 134,682,000 guineas as the December Sales reached its conclusion in Newmarket on Thursday night. A total of 3,842 head were sold during 2002 at an average price of 35,055 guineas.
Australia and New Zealand Horse of the Year Sunline is among the horses catalogued for the 2003 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
The major breeding stock reduction of the late Prince Fahd Salman's Newgate Stud brought 4,213,000 guineas for 16 head sold at Wednesday's penultimate session of the Tattersalls December Sales.
Klaus Jacobs' Newsells Park Stud, one of the leading purchasers at breeding stock sales in recent years, took home the top lot at the Tattersalls December Sales when buying the twice classic- placed filly Midnight Angel (Acatenango) for 500,000 guineas from Union Stud in Germany.
A strong first breeding stock session of the Tattersalls December Sales Monday was headed by Molasses (Machiavellian), a 4-year-old in foal to Mozart offered from Maria Niarchos and family's Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard.
A foal from Giant's Causeway's first-crop again provided the highlight at Saturday's final session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sales in Newmarket, England when Coolmore principal John Magnier signaled the successful 400,000 guineas bid for an easy-moving filly produced from the Dancing Brave mare Soha.
Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud at Ocala, Florida, set an auction record at Tattersalls Friday when purchasing a Giant's Causeway filly foal out of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Urban Sea for 1.8 million guineas -- the highest amount ever paid for a weanling filly at public auction.
As on day one, Pivotal provided the top lot at Thursday's second session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sales in Newmarket, England when when a filly sired by the Cheveley Park Stud stallion was sold for 75,000 guineas.
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