"It wasn't spectacular, but it was OK, and that was better than I expected," said consignor Mark Taylor, summing up the performance of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select auction.
A colt by Harlan's Holiday was purchased by Stonestreet and George Bolton for $310,000 to become the sale topper slightly more than halfway through the July 12 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.
A colt by Lemon Drop Kid consigned by Warrendale Sales was purchased by Ben Glass, agent for Gary and Mary West, for $230,000 at the Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale in Lexington July 12.
Weekend racing, Fasig-Tipton July Sale and the JRHA Sale. View Slideshow
A Harlan's Holiday colt out of the Dixieland Band mare Shiny Band was purchased by Patrice Miller of EQB for $225,000 during the July 12 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale in Lexington.
Island Love Song, a filly by Dehere was purchased by agent John Moynihan for $220,000 to bring the top price during the early portion of the July 12 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale in Lexington.
Here is a list of the horses that consignors and buyers think could bring expensive prices during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
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
Esther Marr talks with Boyd Browning, president of Fasig-Tipton, about the July Select sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Watch Video
The Fasig-Tipton July select yearling auction has fewer horses and is shorter this year. Those are changes that should appeal to both buyers and sellers, according to the company's vice president of sales, Bayne Welker.
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.
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.
Reiley McDonald has had several partners in Eaton Sales over the years. But now he is the sole proprietor of the Kentucky-based agency that is one of the top consignors in the Thoroughbred auction world.
Bucking a trend in which most public auctions have cut back on the number of horses offered, Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 216 New York-bred yearlings for its Preferred Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 160 horses for its Saratoga select yearling sale. The number is down 20.8% from last year's total of 202. The 91st edition of the auction will be held Aug. 8 and 9 in New York.
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
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.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 303 horses for its Kentucky July select yearling sale. The number is down 25.6% from last year's total of 407.
A stately Indian Charlie colt, which had created a buzz at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training, lived up to all the hype May 24 by bringing $600,000.
Corkage, a bay daughter of More Than Ready, brought $300,000 from Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The opening day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training generated an average price that was only 1.7% below last year's comparable figure and a median price that was down 7.4%.
A Street Sense filly brought $280,000 a little after 4 p.m. (EDT) May 23 to become the second-most-expensive horse sold so far during the opening session Fasig-Tipton sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
A handsome son of Harlan's Holiday commanded $250,000 midway through the afternoon May 23 to become the second-highest-priced horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
Eden's Moon, a sleek daughter of Malibu Moon, got the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training off to a fast start when she brought $390,000 May 23.
Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning is optimistic the Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training will continue to perform well.
A Street Sense filly worked the fastest eighth of a mile, turning in a time of :10 May 19 over Timonium's dirt track, during the second session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds.
Six horses set the pace at an eighth of a mile May 18 during the first session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland. They each posted a time of :10 1/5.
A half sister to Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Plum Pretty is entered in the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Timonium, Md., May 23 and 24.
Pinhookers' 2-year-olds are more profitable because they spent less to acquire them as yearlings.
For much of the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training April 5, it looked as though no horse would push past the six-figure mark. But in the final minutes, a Flashy Bull filly brought $170,000.
Fillies by Flashy Bull and Kafwain were among the standouts April 3 during the under-tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training. They each worked an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5.
April 5 sale at Lone Star Park; 70 of the 167 juveniles cataloged are Louisiana-breds.
Takes contrarian view at last year's sales; winds up with dam of Dialed In. Bloodstock & Markets
Fasig-Tipton has not received payment for grade I winner Crisp and the broodmares Little Bonnet and Sky Mom, who were sold for more than $1.9 million combined during the 2010 Kentucky November select mixed sale.
Read what the particpants in the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training had to say about the market and some of the horses they bought.
Scenes from the Fasig-Tipton select sale of 2-year-olds in training. View Slideshow
The median price is stable at the Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-old sale at Palm Meadows Training Center, but the gross and average price decline while the buy-back rate increases.
A sleek Empire Maker filly, who had generated a lot of buzz in the days leading up to the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training, brought $1.35 million.
A quick daughter of Tapit was the early standout during the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training, commanding $750,000 March 3 at Palm Meadows Training Center near Boynton Beach.
Welcome to Palm Meadows Training Center, the new and widely praised home of the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
She is in Murray Smith's consignment for the select Florida auction, which is scheduled for March 3 at Palm Meadows Training Center.
Barns are busy at the Palm Meadows Training Center as the start of the world's fanciest juvenile auction approaches.
Fasig-Tipton's Texas division has cataloged 167 horses for its 2-year-olds in training sale at Lone Star Park April 5.
If the results of the under tack show Feb. 28 were any indication, the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training is in the process of making a successful transition to its new home, Palm Meadows.
The Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale improved its performance from a year ago in two key areas Feb. 7 in Lexington. The median price rose 7% and the buy-back rate dropped to 22.3% from 28.9% in 2010
A striking Indian Charlie yearling filly became the most expensive horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale in Lexington when she commanded $245,000 during the auction's second hour Feb. 7.
Hatta Diamond, a winning 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry, brought $170,000 during the first hour of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 7 in Lexington.
Broodmares and broodmare prospects are among the horses that will be offered as the breeding season approaches.
The catalog is out for what traditionally is the fanciest juvenile auction, the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale. Here is a list of some of the 2-year-olds that are close relatives to top racehorses. Read Blog
Seeking to add a little bit spice to their Kentucky winter mixed sale, Fasig-Tipton officials decided to devote a portion of the Feb. 7 auction in Lexington to no guarantee seasons to prominent stallions.
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