Fillies by Flashy Bull and Kafwain were among the standouts April 3 during the under-tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training. They each worked an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5.
This is a list of horses to keep an eye on during the April 7 second session of the Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training in Lexington:
Leprechaun Racing's Mike Mulligan, who suffered a fractured skull in a fall following the March 3 Fasig-Tipton Florida March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, is fully conscious and spoke to his wife on the phone March 18 during the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Cup o' Joe, a handsome Medaglia d'Oro colt, became the highest priced horse sold so far at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training when he brought $1.6 million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager John Ferguson.
Fasig-Tipton will report private sales in addition to horses sold in the auction ring during its Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training March 3 at Calder Race Course. The juveniles sold privately will be designated on the sale summary sheet as (PS), which stands for private sale. The private sales will be included in the auction's final statistics.
When Dubai-based Synergy Investments purchased Fasig-Tipton last year, Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson, vowed the Kentucky-based auction firm would strive to offer higher levels of customer service. According to shoppers at Fasig-Tipton's Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training, the company is fulfilling that promise.
Times were faster than ever before during the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February select sale of 2-year-olds in training Feb. 13 in Central Florida.
Some shoppers at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training think the top fillies outnumber the top colts this year.
Large number of horses makes auction a "true test" of the juvenile market, according to Tom Ventura, the OBS director of sales and general manager.
Twenty-one horses sold during the Ocala Breeder's Sales Co. February select juvenile auction were tested for anabolic steroids at the request of their buyers, and there were no positive results.
Participants discuss the Fasig-Tipton select juvenile auction, which suffered downturns.
One under tack show is enough for Fasig-Tipton Florida select juvenile auction.
Barretts has cataloged 190 horses for its March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Prospective buyers can get a look at horses cataloged for Keeneland's April sale of 2-year-olds in training via upcoming coverage on TVG and HRTV, and through live video on the track's website.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has catalogued 207 horses for its select sale of 2-year-olds in training on Feb. 8 at Calder Race course.
The strong market for 2-year-olds in training continued with a record-breaking sale at Barretts' May sale of juveniles May 11. High water marks for average, median, and buy-back rates were eclipsed at the auction, conducted at the Hinds pavilion in Pomona California.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 301 horses for its Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training, which is scheduled for Feb. 24 at Calder Race Course.
Ana's Lady Bird blazed an eighth of a mile in :9.9 Friday during the second session of the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The season's final major select sale of 2-year-olds in training will be conducted at Keeneland on Tuesday, beginning at 1:30 p.m. (EDT).
Business boomed at the Fair Grounds Sales Company's select sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday in Louisiana as the gross revenue increased by 57.6% from a year ago.
Business increased sharply at American Equine Sales' juvenile auction.
Bridlestone, a filly by 1996 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Grindstone, brought the top price of $32,000 at the Fair Grounds Sales Co.'s select juvenile auction on Tuesday at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm will offer two-thirds of its current crop of 2-year-olds a public auction on March 21 at Adena Springs South near Ocala, Fla. Approximately 71 juveniles have been catalogued for the sale, which will be conducted with the help of personnel from the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company.
A Pine Bluff colt turned in the fastest eighth of a mile work Monday at Calder Race Course, covering the distance in 10 1/5 seconds during the first under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Comapany's select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction is scheduled for Feb. 5 at Calder in South Florida.
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