Cot Campbell tells the tale of Leslie Combs and Los Angeles socialite Dolly Green during a high-flying evening at the 1980 Keeneland July yearling sale. read blog
"It wasn't spectacular, but it was OK, and that was better than I expected," said consignor Mark Taylor, summing up the performance of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select auction.
After several 2009 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sales graduates won graded stakes over the Memorial Day weekend, the sale company announced that 407 yearlings had been catalogued for this year's sale in Lexington July 13-14.
Consignors say they have plenty of prospective buyers interested in their yearlings even though the news about the Ameican economy isn't good.
Fasig-Tipton will catalogue 679 horses for its Kentucky July select yearling sale.
Is the biggest sale of its kind in the world getting too big?
Consignors will miss July sale, but support Keeneland's decision not to hold it this year.
Consignors told Keeneland officials Wednesday that they don't want the July select yearling sale to return in 2004 after a year's absence.
By Ray Paulick -- Will 2004 be a turning point for the Frank Stronach-led Magna Entertainment, which frequently has stumbled and struggled since entering the racetrack ownership business in 1998 with its purchase of Santa Anita Park? Also, will Keeneland bring back the July yearling sale and will the Thoroughbred Championship Tour kick off in 2004?
Here are some more opinions from buyers and consignors about the market at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
Fasig-Kentucky's July yearling sale experienced downturns in its two-day run that ended Thursday in Lexington. But auction company officials were satisfied with the results.
With the cancellation of the Keeneland July sale, the Fasig-Tipton auction moved into the leadoff position on the Kentucky yearling selling calendar. As potential buyers looked over the offerings, company officials and consignors expressed hope for a strong sale.
At $100,000, he was the least expensive Seattle Slew weanling sold at public auction last year. But this year, he's among the horses generating the biggest buzz at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale, which starts Wednesday in Lexington.
Buyers and consignors say they will miss the Keeneland July select yearling sale.
Saying he did not want to be the man who killed the Keeneland July yearling sale, Geoffery Russell, Keeneland director of sales, said the decision to put the annual summer auction on a one-year hiatus was a difficult one. Russell, and Tom Thornbury, assistant director of sales, addressed the February meeting of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club on Tuesday night.
Citing the devastating effects of Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS) on Kentucky's 2002 foal crop, Keeneland's July Selected Yearling Sale will take a one-year hiatus, Keeneland officials announced today.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's July select yearling sale faces hurdles in trying to continue last year's success when Its average price of $96,671 increased by 26% from 2000, and reached its highest point since 1984.
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