The gross and average price each rose 45.6% from the previous year during the opening session of the Magic Millions national weanling sale in Australia May 28. The clearance rate increased to 76% from 66% in 2011.
The select portion of the Magic Millions national broodmare sale ended its two-day run in Australia May 29 with increases of 23.9% in gross and 37.6% in average price from a year ago.
Unbeaten Australian sprinter Black Caviar will not be among the entries for the QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood when the one-mile race closes at noon May 29.
Emirates Park Stud in Australia has purchased a half-interest in successful young sire Artie Schiller. An 11-year-old son of El Prado, Artie Schiller is based at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
More Than Ready, a premier shuttle stallion, has joined his sire in the century club. The son of Southern Halo also has sired three Breeders' Cup winners.
Undefeated Black Caviar racked up victory number 21 in the group I Goodwood Stakes at Morphettville in Adelaide, Australia, May 12, and will head to Great Britain in three weeks to prepare for the Royal Ascot meet.
Undefeated Black Caviar will return to Morphettville in Adelaide, Australia, May 12 to compete in the group I Goodwood Stakes, her final race in Australia before she heads to Great Britain for the Royal Ascot meet in June.
Black Caviar won her 20th race in as many starts April 28 and in the process, the 5-year-old mare set the Australasian record for consecutive wins.
The William Inglis & Son Easter broodmare sale ended April 19 in Sydney in Australia with positive results and feedback for its new format.
Asmahan, who is in foal to Magic Albert, brought the top price of Aust$200,000 ($207,262 in U.S. funds) on the second day of the William Inglis & Son Easter broodmare sale in Australia April 18.
Trainer Peter Moody announced Black Caviar will run in two group I races at Australia's Morphettville track in Adelaide before heading to England for the June 23 Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.
Sharp Susan and Mimi Lebrock commanded seven-figure prices as the William Inglis & Son Easter Broodmare sale opened April 17 in Australia with a super select session and supplementary offerings.
So You Think, an Irish champion and two-time Australian champion, will be retired from racing in the summer for stallion duty at Coolmore Australia.
A Street Cry half brother to three-time Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) winner Makybe Diva topped the third and final day of session one of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale in Australia.
Three-time Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti will shuttle from Castleton Lyons near Lexington to Arrowfield Stud in New South Wales, Australia in 2012.
A Redoute's Choice half sister to 2011 Australian Horse of the Year Black Caviar was expected to be the star of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale in Australia and she didn't disappoint.
A son of Fastnet Rock topped the opening day of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale April 10 in Australia. He brought Aust$1 million ($1,029,490 in U.S. funds).
Two-year-old colt Pierro remained unbeaten in four starts when he collared pacesetter Snitzerland for a half-length victory in Australia's $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (Aus-I) at Rosehill April 7.
Manighar will seek to become the first horse to sweep three prestigious group I races in Australia when he attempts the BMW Cup at Rosehill racecourse April 7.
A son of Street Hero was the most expensive horse sold on the fourth and final day of the William Inglis & Son Melbourne premier yearling auction in Australia.
The three-day session one portion of the William Inglis & Son Melbourne premier yearling sale ended Feb. 29 in Australia with an increase of 4.3% in the median price from a year ago.
A Fastnet Rock colt became the highest-priced horse sold so far at William Inglis & Son's Melbourne premier yearling sale, commanding Aust$500,000 ($534,930 in U.S. funds) during the second session of the auction Feb. 28.
A daughter of Fastnet Rock brought Aust$300,000 ($320,670 in U.S. funds) Feb. 27 to top the opening session of the William Inglis & Son Melbourne premier yearling sale in Australia.
Coolmore Stud's world-class stallion Royal Academy, who has been represented by more than 160 stakes winners, died Feb. 22 at Coolmore Australia due to the infirmities of old age. He was 25.
Australian standout Black Caviar, winner of all 19 of her races, eight of them group I events, will be taking a break before coming back to prepare for Royal Ascot in Great Britain, trainer Peter Moody said.
Black Caviar tied the record for consecutive victories in Australasia and almost set a course standard in the process when she won the group I Lightning Stakes at Flemington Feb. 18 on six days' rest.
A daughter of Oratorio and a son of Blackfriars shared the top-priced honor during the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale's final session, each bringing Aust$110,000 ($117,971 in U.S. funds) Feb. 16.
A daughter of Myboycharlie topped the second select session of the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale, bringing Aust$75,000 ($80,195 in U.S. funds) Feb. 15 at the Belmont Park Sales Complex in Australia.
A son of Snitzel was the most expensive horse sold Feb. 14 during the premier session of the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale at the Belmont Park Sales Complex in Australia. He commanded Aust$240,000.
Black Caviar remained undefeated by collecting her 18th victory in the group I Sportingbet CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield in Australia Feb. 11. It was the mare's eighth group one win.
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Australian group I winner All American sired his first reported foal from his initial North American crop when a filly was born Jan. 30 at John W. Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
William Inglis & Son has cataloged 579 horses for its 96th annual Easter yearling sale, which will be held April 10-12 at the company's Newmarket complex in Sydney, Australia.
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Undefeated Black Caviar made it look it easy again Jan. 27 with her 17th victory, this time at Moonee Valley in Melbourne, Australia, in the group II MVRC Australia Stakes.
A son of Hussonet became the most expensive horse that was sold during the William Inglis & Son Sydney Classic yearling sale when he commanded Aust$140,000 ($147,111 in U.S. funds) Jan. 24.
Willian Inglis & Son is introducing a new format for this year's Easter broodmare sale in Australia. The auction, scheduled for April 17-19 at Newmarket in Sydney, will be divided into three separate sessions.
A Strategic filly brought Aust$30,000 ($30,895 in U.S. funds) Jan. 17 to top the sixth and final session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia.
A Bel Espirt - Jazeera colt topped the fifth session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale, bringing Aust$225,000 ($232,213 in U.S. funds) Jan. 15 in Australia.
The four-session select portion of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia ended Jan. 14 with increases of 2.9% in average price and 11.1% in median price from a year ago.
A Redoute's Choice colt which is a full brother to group I winner Melito brought Aust$750,000 ($773,805 in U.S. funds) to top the third session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia Jan. 13.
A colt by red-hot Coolmore Stud sire Fastnet Rock stole the show Jan. 12 during the second session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale.
The Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale opened Jan. 11 in Australia with an increase of 5.3% in median price from a year ago. However, the number sold, gross, and average price for the first session declined.
Kingston Rule, a Kentucky-bred son of Secretariat who won the 1990 Foster's Melbourne Cup (Aus-I), died Dec. 3 at Ealing Park near Euroa, Australia.
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Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Farm in Australia sold a weanling half sister to Zenyatta for $1.5 million during the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction Nov. 7 in Lexington.
Five-year-old Black Caviar kept her undefeated record intact Nov. 5 with another easy victory, this time in the Patinack Farm Classic (Aus-I) at Flemington. It was her 16th win.
For the second consecutive year, a French-trained winner of the Geelong Cup (Aus-III) captured Australia's most famous race, the Aus$6 million Melbourne Cup (Aus-I).
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