The gross fell 38.3% during the select yearling auction, which had enjoyed upswings in 2009.
A big bay colt by A.P. Indy out of grade I winner Maryfield sold for $1.2 million and began the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Select with a bang.
Eric Mitchell, Editorial Director of The Blood-Horse, recaps the sobering first day of the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearlings Sale. Presented by The New York Breeding & Racing Program. Watch Video
"I think tonight reality has set back in," said consignor Mark Toothaker of Legacy Bloodstock after the average declined 13.8% from a year ago during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson, signs the sale ticket.
Co-breeder Helen K. Groves purchases the bay yearling, buying out her daughters.
Eric Mitchell previews the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearlings Sale and sits down with Fasig-Tipton President, Boyd Browning. Presented by The New York Breeding and Racing Program. Watch Video
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Charlie Zast was there to see Fasig-Tipton opens its new sales pavilion. Read Blog
Improvements included wood paneled walls, theater-style seating, and a warm color scheme.
Fasig-Tipton management is trying to keep the good times rolling at Saratoga.
Based on what buyers and consignors are saying, here is a list of horses that could bring expensive prices during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale.
Buyers and consignors identify the yearlings that could bring expensive prices during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale in New York.
The sale could turn in another strong performance after soaring in 2009, according to Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Buyers and consignors discuss their expectations for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
The Last Meow is scheduled to be offered during the select yearling sale's second session Aug. 3.
Fasig-Tipton officials have spiced up the latest edition of the Saratoga select yearling sale with more international flavor in the pedigrees of the horses that are cataloged.
For the first time, Fasig-Tipton is offering video clips of yearlings cataloged for this year's Saratoga select yearling sale on its website.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 363 horses for its Texas yearling sale, which is scheduled for Aug. 30, beginning at 10 a.m. (CDT), at Lone Star Park. The number is down only 1.9% from last year's total of 370
The bloodstock agent will serve as the company's representative in Central and South America.
After the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale delivered numbers that represented shallow drops in gross, average, and median, and improvement in the buy-back rate, is the glass half-full or half-empty? Read Blog
Pinhookers' profits fall at at the select yearling sale. Commercial breeder's percentage of profitable horses remains the same.
Consignors and buyers discuss the market at the year's first major yearling auction.
It is the latest in the "Plain and Simple" series published by the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association.
Hammer Time's Deirdre Biles reviews the results of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select Yearling Sale. Read Blog
Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning calls the Kentucky select auction a "solid" start to the yearling selling season.
She is the most expensive filly sold so far at the July select yearling auction.
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.
Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm purchases the bay yearling.
This is a list of horses that buyers and consignors think could bring big prices during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale July 14 in Lexington.
The sale kicks off what probably will be another tough year for commercial breeders.
Take a look at a list of horses that buyers and consignors think could bring expensive prices during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton July select yearling sale July 13 in Lexington.
Consignors are pleased with the number of end users and pinhookers they are seeing.
When you turn to the consignors' index in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale's catalog, one of the first names you'll see is Allied Bloodstock.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select auction is the first major sale of the yearling selling season.
The auction will be held Aug. 7-8 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
President of Taylor Made Farm and Sales Agency discusses Taylor Made, the Breeders' Cup, the Thoroughbred industry, and the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky yearling sale (July 13-14).
Lenny Shulman looks at the upcoming yearling sales, it's a buyer's market...but are the buyers out there? Read Blog
Auction company will set up hospitality areas at Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park, and Monmouth Park.
He is the managing parner of Pedigree Consultants, and his role with that company will remain unchanged.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 202 yearlings for its 90th annual select yearling sale at Saratoga Aug. 2 and 3.
After setting a Maryland record in the sale ring, the Tapit colt could develop into a major force in this year's 3-year-old division.
Registration for the Fasig-Tipton 5K race (3.1 miles) and one-mile "fun run," which will be held Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is live online at the sale company's web site: www.fasigtipton.com.
After several 2009 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sales graduates won graded stakes over the Memorial Day weekend, the sale company announced that 407 yearlings had been catalogued for this year's sale in Lexington July 13-14.
Richard Brown has been appointed as Fasig-Tipton's new European representative. Now working for Blandford Bloodstock, Brown is a regular participant in sales in North America and throughout the world.
American breeders and sales companies now have access to India, a market that had been off-limits to U.S. horses for the last five years due to import restrictions.
Read what buyers and consignors had to say about the May 17 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile auction. Read Story
Gross, average, and median rise 23%, 14%, and 8%, respectively, while the buy-back rate falls, and a $650,000 Medaglia d'Oro filly sets a record for a female Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Maryland.
A swift Medaglia d'Oro filly established a record for a female Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Maryland when she brought $650,000 May 17 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
Amazing Hearted, a Lion Hearted colt, brought $240,000 as the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training got under way May 17 in Timonium, Md.
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