With buyers showing strong interest in young mares, grade I winner Star Billing was purchased for $2.6 million by Greg Goodman in the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6.
A Smart Strike filly consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency was purchased by Torrealba Holdings for $800,000 to become the new sale topper at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.
Hip 183, a colt by Malibu Moon out of grade I winner Madcap Escapade. Offered by Hill 'n'; Dale Sales Agency. watch video
The appeal of first-year sires for buyers at the Keeneland September yearling sale, which waned during the Great Recession, seems to be making a comeback in 2013.
Optimism is high heading into the 12-day Keeneland September yearling sale. A new four-day format for Book One greets buyers and sellers beginning Sept. 9.
Inglorious, the 2011 recipient of Canada's Sovereign Award for champion 3-year-old filly has been retired. She is one of only five fillies to capture both the Woodbine Oaks and the Queen's Plate.
The good news during the fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale was that the average and median both increases. The bad news was the rise in the buy-back rate.
Wealthy buyers' enthusiasm for the young and the beautiful fueled the market again during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Royally bred Changing Skies, a graded stakes-winning daughter of Sadler's Wells, brought $4.2 million during the Nov. 7 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale from Mandore International Agency.
Cry and Catch Me fetched $3.5 million from Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud at the Nov. 5 Fasig-Tipton November sale. The Street Cry mare was consigned by John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent.
Based on pre-sale expectations, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale fizzled more than it sizzled in its opening session Aug. 6 in upstate New York.
Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga auction, scheduled for Aug. 6 and 7 in New York, has a number of half brothers and half sisters to racing royalty in its catalog.
Gross, average, and median during first session of January sale increase 30.4%, 16.6%, and 60%, respectively.
Topliner, a half sister to two grade I winners and a grade I producer, commanded $1.4 million to establish a new high price during the first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 9.
Thoroughbred owner and breeder Jerry Jamgotchian announced he will donate $100,000 from the sale of Morekissesforpatti at Keeneland's upcoming January horses of all ages sale to the athletic department of USC.
Cat Dancer, a winning 9-year-old daughter of Storm Cat, commanded a $1.4 million price tag as Hip No. 82 at the Fasig-Tipton November sale.
Zaftig, winner of the 2008 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) and in foal to Candy Ride, brought $1.4 million and became the highest-priced horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale.
A Medaglia d'Oro -- Violent Beauty, by Gone West, colt (Hip No. 469) was purchased by Black Rock Stable for $600,000 from the Hill 'n' Dale Sales consignment during the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Business wasn't as brisk the second evening of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington as it was on opening night. But the select portion of the auction still managed to post increases in its key business figures.
Read what people had to say about the opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.
A group of Californians went to $1.4 million to buy an A.P. Indy colt to highlight the Sept. 11 opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.
Negligee returned to the site of her former glory and made news again Jan. 10.
Wickedly Perfect and Negligee, the two most recent winners of the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, are among the horses cataloged for the 2011 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Awesome Feather is the Kentucky auction's top seller, bringing $2.3 million.
Broodmare prospect Careless Jewel, who captured the 2009 Alabama Stakes (gr. I), brought $1.95 million Nov. 7 during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale, which ended its three-day run Oct. 27 in Lexington, generated results that were "totally expected," according to the auction firm's chairman Walt Robertson.
The Keeneland September yearling sale's select sessions will be memorable because two of the last three foals sired by the great stallion Storm Cat are scheduled to be offered.
Better Than Honour, the 2007 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, produced "an incredible" Street Cry filly earlier this year and she is back in foal to Street Cry and carrying another filly.
The sale could turn in another strong performance after soaring in 2009, according to Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.
World's most expensive broodmare will be bred back to Street Cry
Half-brother to Lookin At Lucky also scratched from Central Kentucky auction.
Son of A.P. Indy scores by 1 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita Park.
A weanling filly by Artie Schiller sold for $90,000 to Bare Stable to highlight the Nov. 18 session of Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale.
The struggling Thoroughbred marketplace stumbled badly yet again as the Keeneland November breeding stock auction opened its 13-day run in Lexington Nov. 10.
Azeri, who was bought back for $4.4 million at this year's Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, has been entered in the upcoming Keeneland November breeding stock sale, according to John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency and Hill 'n' Dale Farms. Owned by the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust, the 2002 Horse of the Year is in foal to Distorted Humor after producing a Ghostzapper filly this year.
Will Vallenzeri find a new home this time around? It won't take long to find out because the chestnut colt is Hip No. 22 in the Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training. He probably will go through the sale ring during the first hour of the auction's April 6 opening session, which begins at 7 p.m. (EDT).
Azeri and Island Fashion will be in the spotlight as the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale starts its six-day run in Lexington Jan. 12. Azeri was the 2002 Horse of the Year while Island Fashion was a grade I winner.
Grade I winner Madcap Escapade, in foal to A.P. Indy, sold for $3.1 million Nov. 2 to kick off the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed auction in Lexington. Cataloged as Hip No. 2, Madcap Escapade was the first horse in the sale ring because Hip No. 1, grade I winner Great Hunter, was scratched.
A colt produced from Horse of the Year Azeri failed to meet his reserve and was bought back for $7.7 million at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale during the opening session Sept. 8.
When the Keeneland September yearling sale opens in Lexington, things are going to get very interesting very quickly. Remember Playful Act (by Sadler's Wells), who brought a world record price for a broodmare of $10.5 million last November? Her first foal, a daughter of Giant's Causeway, is Hip No. 12 during auction's first session Sept 8.
Steady and solid was the theme of the 2008 selected session of the Woodbine yearling sale on Sept. 2, hosted by the Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society.
The opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 5 featured Playful Act's world record auction price of $10.5 million, which made her the most expensive broodmare or broodmare prospect ever sold.
Grade I winner and Eclipse Award finalist Point Ashley brought a final bid of $1.8 million to top the opening session of the 2007 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan.8.
Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale ended Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Ky. with one of its highest gross revenues in history.
Cozzene's Angel, the dam of multiple grade I winner Toccet, sold for $1.35 million Tuesday as the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale gained momentum and shot ahead of last year's pace.
With seven days remaining, gross receipts for Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale already top last year's total. Through Friday's fifth session of the 12-day auction, Keeneland has sold 1,180 horses for $236,323,000, an average of $200,274 and a median of $93,500.
Beckys Shirt brought $850,000 Tuesday to get the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale off to a fast start.
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