Big purchases by Mandy Pope and Borges Torrealba help raise Fasig-Tipton November median and gross.
Grade I winner In Lingerie, in foal to European champion Frankel, is being sold by Bluewster Sales at the Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 4. watch video
Supplemental entries to the Fasig-Tipton Nov. sale include grade I winners and grade I producers.
Fasig-Tipton announced Oct. 9 the addition of three broodmares to its 2013 November Sale supplemental catalog: Danceinthesunlight, Mi Vida, and Champagne d'Oro are cataloged as hips 213, 214, and 215.
A Medaglia d'Oro colt out of the stakes-winning A.P. Indy mare Crystal Current brought $875,000 during the first night of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select sale Aug. 5. The colt was consigned by Bluewater Sales.
A Medaglia d'Oro colt from the Bluewater Sales consignment at the Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale. Watch Video
Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale ends two-night run on a powerful upswing for a second straight year, with a strong closing session Aug. 12 and 20 horses sold for $100,000 or more--including a $330,000 sale topper.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale opened with a bang when the first horse in the sale ring, a Colonel John filly, commanded $200,000 July 10 in Lexington.
Drill, who defeated American Act by a nose in the Feb. 19 San Vincente Stakes (gr. II), was a high-energy horse with a lot of potential even as a yearling.
Gross, average, and median during first session of January sale increase 30.4%, 16.6%, and 60%, respectively.
Spice Island, a grade II-winning daughter of Tabasco Cat, became the sale topper thus far at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale when she fetched $775,000 from Hunter Valley Farm, agent.
For the second day in a row, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale saw its key statistics decline during the penultimate session Nov. 16 in Lexington.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale is saving the best for last. Early in the afternoon of the third and final session, a Smart Strike colt became the highest-priced horse sold so far when he brought $270,000.
A Bernardini colt was purchased by the Coolmore Stud camp for $875,000 from the Bluewater Sales consignment to highlight the first half of the first session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
The stakes-winning mare Richbabe and the Street Sense colt that was by her side brought the top price of $240,000 during the first phase of Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt's dispersal.
Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt, who have been involved in the Thoroughbred business for more than 20 years, will begin dismantling their breeding and racing operation July 12 in Lexington.
Nonsuch Bay, a grade I-winning mare in foal to A. P. Warrior, brought the top price of $210,000 during the Nov. 14 session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale in Lexington.
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.
The gross fell 38.3% during the select yearling auction, which had enjoyed upswings in 2009.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction generated results in the opening session that indicated the market for young Thoroughbreds hadn't changed much since last year, according to the sale company.
He will be raced by Dubai's Ruler, Sheikh Mohammed.
The daughter of Tapit was in foal to Big Brown at the time the deal was closed.
Thirty-four horses, including 25 head consigned by Leprechaun Racing as agent for Stonewall Farm and Related Entities, have been added to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June sale.
Under an agreement between the various parties, Bluewater Sales of Lexington has been appointed as receiver to take possession of and sell more than 130 horses owned by Stonewall Stallions and related entities.
Lack of quality stock in the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington contributed to an overall decline in prices during the first three days, according to buyers and consignors.
New York native previously had served as Hidden Brook's bloodstock/sales director.
Young fillies and mares, sold as racing and broodmare prospects, headlined the Nov. 16 session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.
A weanling colt by Tiznow brought $265,000 to top the Saturday session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.
The action picked up in a big way during the second half of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale opener July 20 when a Rock Hard Ten filly and a Bernardini colt each brought $350,000.
Prices tumbled at the the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 9 in Lexington, following the downward trends that have been seen at other recent auctions. The average price dropped 42.8% while the median price fell 28.6%. A much smaller sale catalog than in 2008 contributed to the 62.9% decline in the gross revenue.
Session three of the Keeneland January horses of ages sale in Lexington was brightened by the most expensive yearling sold so far, a $390,000 son of Maria's Mon. But the auction's key business figures remained grim when compared to 2008's results.
A Maria's Mon colt became the highest-priced yearling sold at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale so far when he was purchased for $390,000 by Florida pinhooker Jimmy Gladwell in the name of Ferguson Valley Ranch Jan. 14 in Lexington. The immediate underbidder on the handsome chestnut was Brian Graves, who is the director of public sales for the Beck family's Kentucky-based Gainesway Farm.
Domino Stud of Lexington is streamlining its operations. More than 20 horses, including Domino's breeding stock, will be offered at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale through Meg Levy's Bluewater Sales.
The Keeneland September yearling sale closed out its 15-session run in Lexington with downturns in every key business figure and gross revenue that fell short of last year's total by a whopping $57,019,500. But even though the setbacks were significant, many participants in the auction were pleased by its performance at a time when the nation is reeling from a financial meltdown and there are growing economic woes abroad.
Selling yearlings at the Keeneland September sale got a lot tougher during Friday's session in Lexington, as all major indices fell hard against previous year's figures.
Number of horses sold, gross, average, and median fall Wednesday at Keeneland.
On a day when the U.S. stock market plunged 360 points, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale generated strong enough figures during its third session to keep the auction's cumulative gross up 13.8% and the average price up 9.9% from a year ago.
A half-sister to recent Matron Stakes (gr. I) winner Meadow Breeze provided an exciting ending to the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale Wednesday, topping the auction with her $220,000 price late during the third and final session in Maryland.
Bluewater Sales announced Sept. 8 that Brian O'Rourke will serve as farm manager immediately following the Keeneland September yearling sale that begins Sept. 13.
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