Stephen Lyster, a 26-year-old Kentuckian, is trying to build a racing stable at a time when many economic indicators are down. But his family background and appreciation of the horse have him committed to the business.
Esther Marr provides the numbers from day 2 of the Keeneland September Sale and includes totals from the full 2 day select sale session. Esther also interviews Walt Robertson about the select sale. watch video
Esther Marr talks with Case Clay, president of Three Chimneys Farm, about Big Brown's yearlings. Case also discusses his predictions for the Keeneland September sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
A Medaglia d'Oro colt was purchased by Elizabeth Moran's Brushwood Stables for $600,000 to top the early portion of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 11.
Esther Marr talks with Duncan Taylor, president of Taylor Made, about the current sales market. They also discuss the new Keeneland September sales format and Duncan mentions the Taylor Made catalog with several stand outs. watch video
Here is a list of horses that could bring expensive prices during the Keeneland September yearling sale's opening session.
The final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August sale of yearlings ended with another day of across-the-board increases despite a smaller amount of horses offered for sale.
Gross, average, and median for the first open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale all increased from the comparable session in 2010.
A Midnight Lute filly purchased by SGV Thoroughbreds brought the top price of $110,000 Aug. 23 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. select yearling sale.
Sheikh Mohammed's wealth and the anticipation of VLT-fueled purses are powerful market forces, but what will happen at other yearling sales that don't benefit from those two boosts? read blog
For EQB's Jeffrey Seder, high-tech is the way to go. The president and CEO of the Pennsylvania consulting firm advocates using science to find the best sale prospects. read blog
The Blood-Horse MarketWatch and Fasig-Tipton are providing a free, information-rich special guide to the first select sales of the year -- the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July and the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select sales. Download Report
Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency explains the importance of the Fasig-Tipton Select Sale in July. Mark also explains the history of Taylor Made's 35th anniversary to Esther Marr. Watch Video
In 2011, there are several reasons why the outlook for buyers and sellers of yearlings should be more positive even though America's economy continues to struggle.
One of the most fun things about summer racing is watching the 2-year-olds emerge, especially at Saratoga, where many well-bred youngsters start for the first time. Read Blog
Anyone who's watched scruffy, awkward weanlings playing in a pasture may wonder how they ever turn out to be the pristine, polished yearlings seen heading to sales rings across the country.
Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt will sell some of their racing and breeding stock July 12 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky auction, the sale company announced June 16.
ReRun, a well-known Thoroughbred adoption organization, is holding a "Moneigh" auction of "Sires and Sons" paintings on eBay that will feature some of Kentucky's best stallions and their sons.
When Mike Lauffer and partner Bill Cubbedge bought back a Forestry colt at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale, they thought long and hard before naming the newest member of their racing stable. Read Blog
What was good and what was bad about the 2011 select selling season for 2-year-olds in training. Read Blog
2-year-olds most profitable market in 2010
Pinhookers improve the rate of return on their investment at Barretts March select juvenile sale, but their profits fall at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select auction.
The estate of the late Edward P. (Ned) Evans will disperse its Thoroughbred yearlings, weanlings, broodmares, and racing stock at Keeneland's September yearling and November breeding stock sales.
The Buy-Back Dilemma: Can Anything Be Done to Get More Select 2-Year-Olds Sold? The high buy-back rate for select 2-year-olds is a big concern. Read Blog
Fasig-Tipton's Texas division has cataloged 167 horses for its 2-year-olds in training sale at Lone Star Park April 5.
The financial drain is becoming too large for small commercial Thoroughbred breeders to handle. Read Blog
Derek MacKenzie has been named director of public sales for Vinery, farm president Tom Ludt said Jan. 6.
Distorted Humor and Dynaformer also had a big impact in the auction ring.
This BloodHorse.com free report is a convenient reference guide to the public sales results for progeny of North America's leading commercial Thoroughbred stallions. Get Report
Recent economic woes and the Thoroughbred industry's own problems have made breeding horses to sell downright treacherous. Read Blog
Baltimore Belle, a stakes-winning daughter of Bowman's Band, was purchased by Larry Johnson for $130,000 to top the Dec. 6 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed Sale at Timonium, Md.
The Queen's Stamp, an 8-year-old stakes-placed daughter of Prized, was sold for $63,000 to top the Nov. 27 Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's winter mixed sale.
Though overall figures were down for the Keeneland November breeding stock sale that ended Nov. 20, the results were encouragingly good considering ongoing weakness in the horse industry and the economy at large.
Trainer Wesley Ward purchased graded stakes-placed Iqbaal for $70,000 from Shadwell Farm to top the Nov. 18 session of the Keeneland breeding stock sale.
San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Nownownow sold for $130,000 to top the Nov. 17 session of the Keeneland breeding stock sale.
The consignment of racing, broodmare, and stallion prospects offered by Kenny Troutt's WinStar Racing headlined the Nov. 16 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Stakes-winning Get Ready Bertie, in foal to Majestic Warrior, sold for $170,000 to headline the Nov. 15 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Conchita, a half sister to group 1 stakes winner White Moonstone, sold for $370,000 to top the Nov. 11 session of the Keeneland breeding stock sale.
Complications arising from scheduling make it impossible for the New York Breeders Sales Co. to hold its fall breeding stock sale this year, officials said Sept. 13.
Blind Luck, whose nickname was Clover, survived a scare caused by a Great Pyrenees before going through the sale ring and becoming a famous racehorse. Read Blog
Keeneland has offered buyouts to some of its employees in the wake of a financial crunch brought about by a number of factors.
More than 400 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse yearlings have been consigned to the New Mexico-Bred yearling sale to be held Aug. 20-21 at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion in Ruidoso Downs, N.M.
The issue of turning over stallion certificates has led Stonewall Farm to sue Fifth Third Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, and Bluewater Sales in bankruptcy court in Lexington.
Benji Blues, a 2-year-old son of Posse out of the stakes-winning Take Me Out mare Susie Blues, sold for $65,000 to top the July 25 horses of racing age sale.
Keeneland announced March 5 a major format change in its marathon September yearling sale, which will begin with two selected sessions of 100 horses each selling during night sessions Sept. 12-13.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm will hold its ninth sale of 2-year-olds in training April 18, the farm announced Feb. 26.
Several sale company officials and horsemen talk about what they think will happen in the commercial Thoroughbred marketplace in 2010.
New York native previously had served as Hidden Brook's bloodstock/sales director.
The Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund could be reduced by 30% because of declining revenue, while horse farms "can't withstand another year like 2009," Kentucky lawmakers were told Nov. 10 during a meeting of the Joint Subcommittee on Horse Farming.
Peek a Blue Too, a colt by Placid Fund out of the Bayou Hebert mare Lucky Bayou, topped the second day of the Breeders Sales Co. of Louisiana yearling sale Sept. 29.
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