An authentic replication of Dust Commander's 1970 Kentucky Derby (gr.I) trophy didn't receive any bids on eBay, so the owner has re-listed it. The trophy has a starting bid of $100,000, and the auction ends Feb. 12.
Keeneland's experiment into selling horse on the Internet is over, for now. The Lexington sales company said it will not conduct an online sale for horses that fail to meet their reserves in the upcoming September yearling sale.
Buyers will be able to bid live on the Internet during the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation's sale of 2-year-olds in training on June 22 at Arlington Park.
Keeneland's online version of its November breeding stock sale will begin Nov. 18 at 9 a.m.. Some horses have already been entered in the sale with more entries expected today and Friday. Bidding starts closing hip-by-hip on
The second Keeneland online auction for September yearlings that didn't bring their reserves during the live sessions sold five horses for a total of $27,800. Keeneland said the sale is a work in progress.
Keeneland will begin posting on its Website Saturday afternoon some of the yearlings available through its Internet RNA auction. Online bidding begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 26 and the closes horse-by-horse at five minute intervals by hip number starting at 2 p.m. on Sept. 27.
Keeneland has signed a letter of intent to purchase a 25 percent interest in the online auction company Equine Spectrum. An additional 25 percent interest in the company is scheduled to be available to other investors in the Thoroughbred industry. Keeneland's board of directors will vote on the move at its April meeting.
Keeneland sold 11 horses for $72,700 during its January Internet Auction on Thursday. The online sale provided consignors an opportunity to sell horses which failed to reach their reserve bid during the recently completed January Horses of All Ages Sale. Keeneland offered 64 horses that either did not reach their reserve or were withdrawn from the January sale. Keeneland has held online auctions in conjunction with the September yearling, November breeding stock and January sales.
The online stallion-season auction will be held Dec. 13 and feature seasons to Danzig and Saint Ballado, among others.
Keeneland's second online auction of yearlings will offer 95 horses, or 27% more than the first online session Sept. 16. The online sale is for horses that didn't bring their reserve prices during the ongoing live auction.
Keeneland Association reported the successful launch Saturday of its innovative Internet auction of horses that had not sold at the record-breaking September yearling sale earlier in the week.
Keeneland's new Internet auction process has drawn interest from buyers since registration began Sept. 1.
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