Every catalog page at a horse auction tells a story, and the story behind hip 1225's page at the Fasig-Tipton October sale is a particularly interesting one.
Bridlewood Farm cherry-picked the day's top-priced yearling, Hinkle Farms' Blame half sister to grade I winner Nyquist, for $330,000, enough to make them the day's leading buyer by gross.
Peter Kerwin and trainer Eddie Kenneally's 33-1 longshot Mimi's Bling overhauled pacesetting Canadian Ballet in deep stretch to win the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes.
Ready's Image's first reported foal is a colt born Jan. 24 at David Hager II's Idle Hour Farm near Paris, Ky.
Breeders and consignors saw a little light at the end of a long, dark financial tunnel during last November's Keeneland sale, and they're hoping the glimmer will get a little brighter during Keeneland's January auction.
David Hager, owner of Idle Hour Farm near Paris, Ky., and an active supporter of the Kentucky Thoroughbred industry for many years, has been named Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club Farm Manager of the Year for 2009. Hager will be honored at the annual KTFMC dinner Oct. 16 at The Red Mile in Lexington.
It's crunch time for North America's Thoroughbred yearling market, which faces its biggest test when the Keeneland September sale gets under way. There are more horses cataloged than ever before, 5,555, and they will be offered over 15 sessions beginning Sept. 8 in Lexington.
The first reported foal by grade II winner Unbridled Energy's is a filly born Jan. 21 at David Hager's Idle Hour Farm near Paris, Ky.
The first foal by grade I winner Toccet was born at David Hager II's Idle Hour Farm near Paris, Ky.
The first foal by undefeated champion and grade I winner Candy Ride was born Jan. 14 at David E. Hager II's Idle Hour Farm near Paris, Ky.
A colt by by one of the world's hottest sires, Giant's Causeway, sold for $650,000 around lunchtime Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction.
Small, independent consignors seek to offer more personal service than large agencies.
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