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Green Desert Filly Tops First Orby Session

After a record-breaking Keeneland September yearling sale, the action shifted to Ireland Monday as the Goffs Orby sale got underway. The top price of the opening session was 650,000 euros Irish punts (about $800,000 U.S.) for a Green Desert filly.

OBS Sale Ends With Record Gross and Average

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. continued the upswing in juvenile sales seen so far this year, its April auction showing huge gains in gross and average. Also, the number of horses bought back by their consignors dropped markedly, and a record price for the sale was established.

OBS Sale Up, RNA Rate Low on Second Day

With seven horses selling for $100,000 or more and very low RNA rate, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s April juvenile sale had a very strong second session Tuesday. The four-day sale continues through Thursday.

Kentucky HBPA Sets Silent Auction for Rowland Fund

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The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, in conjunction with its annual dinner dance, will hold a silent auction March 15 to benefit the "Michael Rowland Family Fund." Rowland, a longtime jockey, died as a result of injuries suffered in a racing accident at Turfway Park in early February.

Deauville Sale Shows Slight Gains

The August yearling sale conducted by Agence Francaise in Deauville, France showed modest gains, in part because of a smaller catalog. The sale ended Aug. 27 after five days of selling.

Auction Among Offerings on Day for Jockeys

A silent auction to raise money for the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund figures to draw some interest at River Downs, usually among the fund-raising leaders on Jockeys Across America Day. The event will be held at tracks around the country July 5.

Cherokee Run Filly Brings $270,000 to Top OBS Opener

A Cherokee Run filly whose quarter-mile breeze in :21 1/5 June 14 was the fastest at the distance, went to Arosa Farms for $270,000 to top the June 17 opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2003 June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.

Here and There

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Delaware Park opens April 26...The estate of Jacques and Louise Wimpfheimer comes up for auction...National Museum of Racing hosts Countdown to the Triple Crown.

Record Figures at Tattersalls Ireland Auction

Ireland's yearling auction season made an auspicious start Sept. 24 and 25 when the Tattersalls (Ireland) September select sessions posted record figures, from which graduates qualify for the Breeders' Stakes race, worth 300,000 euros.

Four Work :10 3/5 For Midlantic Sale

Two colts and two fillies each worked :10 3/5 in the first under tack show Thursday for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction will be held May 20-21 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds near Timonium, Md.

Red Ransom Filly Tops Australia Sale

Vinery Australia consigned the sale-topping bay filly by Red Ransom at the annual Australian select weanling sale in Sydney on May 3. From champion South African filly Tracy's Element was purchased at $300,000 (Australian funds) by Gerry Harvey, a leading electrical goods retailer and co-Magic Millions principal. Harvey also owns Baramul Stud.

Fund Raiser to Auction Work of Four-Legged Equine Artists

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ReRun, the national Thoroughbred adoption program based in Kentucky, is beginning what will be an annual event called "Moneigh-Equine Expressions." Horses that have distinguished themselves on the track and in the breeding shed will vie for the honor of becoming the top "equine artist."

Keeneland Cataloguing More 2-Year-Olds

Keeneland expects to catalogue about 50 more horses this year for its April auction of 2-year-olds in training. The sale is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, a dark day during the Keeneland spring race meet.

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