The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company and The Jockey Club Information Systems will be conducting two seminars focusing on the Equineline Sales Catalog App.
Veterinarians from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital presented information about radiographic images of joints, endoscopic videos of throats, and changes in conditions of sale during an educational forum on sale yearlings.
Joe Hopkins is the new United States representative for Goffs. The Ireland-based Thoroughbred sales company announced his appointment July 5.
Thunder Moccasin didn't command huge prices in the auction ring, but he always was physically impressive.
A weanling Henrythenavigator half sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta (by Street Cry) commanded $1.5 million early during the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Frank Stronach buys her.
Ian Cornell has been appointed as a non-executive to the William Inglis & Son board, the Australian auction firm announced June 9.
The Australian auction firm William Inglis & Son is taking applications for an internship position with the company.
The most expensive sale horse among this year's Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) candidates is Stay Thirsty, who was a $500,000 2-year-old.
Keeneland is returning its sale commission to the industry standard of 5%, 10 years after reducing it to 4.5%. The change will take effect with this year's September yearling auction in Lexington.
Prominent Australian businessman and Thoroughbred breeder Gerry Harvey and his family have purchased the Australia-based Magic Millions sales company, it was announced Jan. 28.
The preliminary findings of a study involving results from endoscopic throat examinations at New Zealand Thoroughbred auctions has provided conclusive evidence to support the current post-sale endoscopy grading system.
What will happen in the Thoroughbred auction ring in 2011? After some tough years, will things get better? Read what buyers and consignors had to say.
Walt Robertson, who retired from Fasig-Tipton in November, will be going to work for that auction company's biggest rival, Keeneland, in the newly created position of vice president of sales.
Walt Robertson's retirement from the Thoroughbred auction business didn't last long. He'll go back to work Jan. 5 at Keeneland after leaving its biggest rival, Fasig-Tipton, in November.
Distorted Humor and Dynaformer also had a big impact in the auction ring.
Even though it's still early in the new millennium, the Thoroughbred auction business already has had to struggle through two downturns.
Auctions are scheduled for Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, and Texas.
Walt Robertson, a fixture in the auction stand at Fasig-Tipton sales for more than 30 years, will retire at the end of November.
The son of Lion Heart is roaring through the juvenile ranks after selling for $250,000 earlier this year.
He will succeed David Chester, who will become a roving ambassador for the Australian auction firm.
The England-based auction firm will introduce a program for yearlings at this fall's sales.
The bloodstock agent will serve as the company's representative in Central and South America.
Buyers should get veterinarians to look at the reports in the repository instead of just asking consignors to see the information in the reports.
Now that some horses race on synthetic tracks or are sold at juvenile auctions after working over synthetic surfaces, have buyers at Thoroughbred sales changed how they make their selections?
Many will rely on the same buying strategies they used in 2009 and will continue to proceed with caution.
Club educates people about the Thoroughbred industry and is designed to attract new participants to the horse business.
Rate of return on investment grows, rising to 91.9% from only 39% for the 2009 edition of the auction.
Cutting yearling purchase cost is the key, and consignors to the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale are hoping that a similar strategy works there.
Will offer clients' horses at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale.
Veteran agents Barry Berkelhammer and Bob Feld team to form new bloodstock business.
Several consignors make predictions about the market's performance.
Several sale company officials and horsemen talk about what they think will happen in the commercial Thoroughbred marketplace in 2010.
New York native previously had served as Hidden Brook's bloodstock/sales director.
There is some bad news for the sellers of young Thoroughbreds that have suffered from Lawsonia intracellularis (LI) infection, according to Dr. Michele Frazer.
Nearly every domestic yearling sale in 2009 has suffered sharp declines, but in England, Ireland, and France, auctions of young horses generally have turned in stronger performances.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 10,015.86 Oct. 14, marking the first time the figure had touched 10,000 since October of last year, when the stock market was on its way down. The statistic has enjoyed an amazing rebound of 53% since March when it dropped to its lowest point in more than a decade.
Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton have made changes to their November sales schedules to better accommodate horsemen attending the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 6 and 7. Keeneland's November breeding stock sale will begin Tuesday, November 10, at 10 a.m. (EST) and run through Sunday, November 22. Fasig-Tipton will conduct its select mixed sale on Tuesday, November 10, starting at 5 p.m. (EST).
BC3 Thoroughbreds, the yearling-to-juvenile pinhooking venture that is best known for selling grade I winner Brother Derek, has broadened its horizons. Started by Utah horsemen John Brocklebank and Shane Chipman, BC3 has an ambitious plan to buy and resell young horses in this country, Australia, and Asia.
Florida pinhooker Randy Hartley is training a string of horses in Southern California, but he will continue to be involved in reselling juveniles purchased as yearlings or weanlings though Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds.
The Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers (SITA) will clarify its policy on aged broodmares during its next meeting, according to a press release issued by the organization on July 10. Based on comments by Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland officials, there was confusion about the portion of the policy that addresses broodmares 18 years of age and older and whether the ban recommended by SITA concerns all broodmares of that age or only broodmares of that age that are not in foal.
Keeneland has reduced its sales commission on horses that fail to meet their reserves to 2.5%. The rate will be in effect for this year's September yearling and November breeding stock sales and the 2010 January horses of all ages sale.
Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland executives are raising questions about the the Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers' new guidlelines for older mares and barren mares, saying the policies they had agreed to support differed on one key point from what has appeared in recent published reports.
What will the yearling selling season of 2009 be like? A story with comments from a variety of auction participants appeared in the June 27 edition of The Blood-Horse and also was published on the magazine's Web site: www.bloodhorse.com. Now, two more people, Lincoln Collins and Craig Bandoroff, weigh in on the subject.
Mark Maronde and Dr. Johnny Mac Smith have joined the Keeneland sales staff. Maronde will be a sales account executive, and Smith, a veterinarian, will be a member of the yearling inspection team.
New Zealand Bloodstock (NZB) will open new office in Asia -- New Zealand Bloodstock Asia -- that will be headed up by New Zealand Bloodstock representative Michael Kneebone. Based in Singapore, Kneebone will provide New Zealand Bloodstock's full range of bloodstock services in the region.
Even though the market for 2-year-olds in training has been tough, Ciaran and Amy Dunne of Florida-based Wavertree Stables have two big reasons to celebrate. Wavertree-consigned horses topped both the Fasig-Tipton Florida select auction and the Barretts March sale.
When sale company officials, consignors, and buyers analyzed the Thoroughbred marketplace in the past, they often mentioned how well demand for the most expensive horses was holding up. But during the latest economic downturn, which has sparked financial crises around the world, even the top of the market is taking a pounding based on the combined results for the first four major select sales of 2-year-olds in training.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. closed out the two-day run of its March select juvenile auction with a bang as an El Prado colt named El Kingdom brought the sale's most expensive price of $450,000 March 18.
The set of uniform policies developed by four major auction firms Barretts, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. took effect beginning with the OBS February select sale of 2-year-olds in training Feb. 17 in Central Florida. The policies address medication, prohibited practices, riding crops, and horseshoes. "As the first sale under these new guidelines, I thought it went tremendously well," said Tom Ventura, the OBS general manager and director of sales.
Construction is under way on a new office building at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks property near Lexington. The structure, which will be located in front of the sale pavilion, will have three levels (two above ground and a basement). A walkway will connect the second above ground level of the office building with the second story of the sale pavilion.
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