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.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 425 lots for its Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 6 The auction will be held at the company's Newtown Paddocks complex in Lexington and will begin at 10 a.m. (EST).
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.
The equine marketplace took another step on the road to recovery as the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale posted huge gains in Lexington.
Yearlings were the stars during the third session of the surging Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington. The three top-priced horses Jan. 11 were foals of 2011.
Auction participants give their opinions about the performance of the first major Thoroughbred auction of 2012.
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.
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale continued to sizzle during its second session in Lexington. Gross surpasses total for entire five-day auction last year.
Consignors and buyers generally were busy and in a good mood one day before the start of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington.
Here is a list of some of the auction's most attractive prospects Jan. 9-10 based on their bloodlines.
Looking back to 2011 and ahead to this year's first major auction, the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, Geoffrey Russell said he was expecting more of the same. And that's a good thing.
The third and final phase of the dispersal of horses owned by the late Carl Lizza's Flying Zee Stable will be held Jan. 21, 2012, at Lizza's Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 530 horses for its 2012 winter mixed sale. The number is up 1.5% from the 2011 total of 522.
The Tattersalls December foal sale opened Nov. 23 in England with increases of 17.8% in the number of horses sold, 16.1% in gross, and 7.8% in median price. The average price declined 1.5%.
The yearling portion of the Tattersalls December sale established a record for its median price of 20,500 guineas ($34,007 in U.S. funds) Nov. 21 in England. The figure increased 127.8% from a year ago.
The series of November sales conducted by Goffs ended a five-day run in Ireland Nov. 19 with increases for the combined figures of 42% in gross, 31% in average price, and 25% in median price from a year ago.
Banimpire is headed to this country to continue her racing career after commanding $3,099,370 during the opening session of the Goffs November breeding stock sale in Ireland.
Members of the first crop of 2009 European Horse of the Year Sea The Stars made a big splash at the Goffs November foal sale, which ended its three-day run Nov. 17 in Ireland.
Two major dispersals, one of which included the $8.5 million racing or broodmare prospect Royal Delta, helped create big surges in several key business figures at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 131 lots for its Texas December mixed sale. The number is up 4.8% from last year's total of 125 lots.
An Exceed and Excel colt topped the second session of the Goffs November foal sale, bringing â‚¬90,000 ($122,201 in U.S. funds). Julie Wood purchased the chestnut weanling from Oghill House Stud Nov. 16 in Ireland.
Fasig-Tipton has expanded the online entry process on its website (www.fasigtipton.com) to make it more comprehensive.
Arqana's revamped autumn sale ended its two-day run Nov. 15 in Deauville, France with a session of yearlings. The session replaced the December yearling sale, which had followed the company's breeding stock auction.
The Goffs November foal sale got off to a roaring start in Ireland Nov. 15. The number sold and gross during the opening session were up 47% and 121.7% from a year ago.
Group II winner Family One brought the top price of €400,000 ($550,028 in U.S. funds) Nov. 14 during the opening session of the Arqana autumn mixed sale in Deauville in France.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 395 lots for its Midlantic winter mixed sale. The number is up 13.2% from last year's total of 349.
The latest edition of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale has more momentum than a charging rhino.
History was made during the third session of the surging Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, which enjoyed big increases in gross, average price, and median for the third day in a row.
Peter Vegso, who describes the horse business as an emotional roller coaster, went on a wild ride at Keeneland Nov. 8. He and Gary Seidler sold their homebred Unrivaled Belle for $2.8 million at Keeneland.
Fueled by well-bred horses owned by the late Edward P. "Ned" Evans, the market at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale burned white-hot during its opening session.
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.
The wild bidding spree for fancy horses continued at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when grade I winner Christmas Kid brought $4.2 million around 12:20 p.m. (EST) during the auction's first session.
Multiple Eclipse Award-winning breeder and owner Frank Stronach struck again just before noon, purchasing the grade I winner Cat Moves for $2.4 million during the first session of the Keeneland November sale.
Weekend Strike, who is in foal to Quality Road, became the highest-priced horse sold so far at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when she brought $2.3 million.
Grade I winner Funny Moon, who is foal to Indian Charlie and carrying her first offspring, shot into the price lead at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale around 7 p.m. (EST) Nov. 6, bringing $2.3 million.
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.
Pachattack, who finished third in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, commanded $1.2 million early in the first session of the Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale in Lexington.
Gilgai Farm, the breeder of undefeated Australian superstar Black Caviar, also is the owner of the weanling half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta that is slated to be offered at the Keeneland.
The Keeneland November breeding stock sale has two major attractions to tempt buyers, with the dispersals of well-bred horses owned by the late Edward P. "Ned" Evans and the late Prince Saud bin Khaled's Palides Investments.
Anticipation was high among Fasig-Tipton officials as they prepared for the Kentucky November select mixed sale in Lexington.
A number of horses competing in the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 4 and 5 at Churchill Downs are scheduled to be shipped to Lexington afterward and offered in auctions.
The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society has cataloged 185 lots for its winter mixed sale and supplemental entries are still being accepted.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale in Central Florida will have a new horses of racing age section in 2012. The horses of racing age will be offered consecutively in a designated portion of the catalog.
The Tattersalls autumn horses in training sale ended its four-day run Oct. 27 in England with a median price that was the same as a year ago.
Measuring Time led the way during the third session of the Tattersalls autumn horses in training sale. The 3-year-old son of Dubai Destination and the Barathea mare Inchberry brought 310,000 guineas ($520,582 in U.S. funds).
By every measure, the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale was a resounding success. Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning said Oct. 26 the company had high expectations, and they were exceeded.
A Lemon Drop Kid filly brought the top price of $375,000 during phase I of the dispersal of the late Carl Lizza Jr.'s Flying Zee Stable Oct. 26 at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks complex in Lexington.
A Medaglia d'Oro colt grabbed the spotlight in the middle of the afternoon at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale in Lexington Oct. 26. He became the auction's highest-priced horse so far when he commanded $380,000.
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.
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