What horses do the buyers like? Here's a list of 2-year-olds that were attracting a lot of attention before the auction started.
Half-brother to grade III winner Conveyance works a quarter mile in :21 1/5.
OBS officials want to give buyers more time to look at the auction's horses.
There are 340 horses in the catalog, making it the largest of the five major select sales of 2-year-olds in training.
Rate of return on investment grows, rising to 91.9% from only 39% for the 2009 edition of the auction.
The auction is scheduled for March 21 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Louisiana.
Show pushed back because of heavy rain to March 13 and 14 in Central Florida.
The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training March 2 was as refreshing as a cool ocean breeze on a hot summer day, providing the recession-battered Thoroughbred auction business with some relief.
The Florida auction, which has fancy pedigrees, is scheduled for March 2 at Calder Casino and Race Course.
Other horses expected to bring high prices at the Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training include the progeny of Sky Mesa, Tapit, Bernardini, and Empire Maker.
Cutting yearling purchase cost is the key, and consignors to the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale are hoping that a similar strategy works there.
After reviewing the auction's catalog, here is a list of top prospects based on workout times, pedigrees, and yearling purchase prices.
This is a list of colts and fillies that their consignors believe could impress buyers shopping during the April 6 first session of the Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training in Lexington.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has more horses for its February select sale of 2-year-olds in training than it did in 2008, according to Tom Ventura, the auction firm's general manager and director of sales. OBS will catalog 200 juveniles, up 16.3% from last year's total of 172.
Calder Race Course will hold its sixth annual Juvenile Showcase on Sept. 6, with six non-graded stakes races for 2-year olds.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 591 horses for its June sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses of racing age.
It's a year of big changes for the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training, which will be conducted Tuesday and Wednesday in Central Kentucky.
Barretts has cataloged 329 horses for its May sale of 2-year-olds in training in Southern California. The auction will be held May 13 at the Hinds Pavlion on the grounds Fairplex Park, beginning at 11 a.m. (PDT).
Participants discuss the Fasig-Tipton select juvenile auction, which suffered downturns.
Colts by Sky Mesa and Pulpit post fastest workout times for Fasig-Tipton Calder sale.
The only under tack show for Calder sale will be held Friday.
A colt brought $180,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training April 3 as the gross, average, and median all dropped significantly.
The fourth annual John Franks Memorial 2-year-olds in training and paddock sale at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino will offer a record 174 horses.
Keeneland has cataloged 223 horses for its 14th select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Lexington. The number is down from 262 in 2005.
Catalogue includes the offspring of Chief Seattle, Fusaichi Pegasus, and Distorted Humor.
A colt by Dixieland Band, an early foal and obviously early maturing individual, brought $160,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday at Lone Star Park.
All signs indicate that the market for 2-year-olds in training will continue to surge when the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company conducts its select March auction Tuesday and Wednesday in Central Florida.
In an effort to better accommodate the training schedules of California horsemen, Barretts has added a sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age to its schedule in 2004.
The catalogue is bigger for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.
The catalogue for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April sale of 2-year-olds in training is slightly larger than it was a year ago.
A total of 205 juveniles has been cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's February select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course. The number is down from 2001, when 217 were catalogued. This year's auction is scheduled for Feb. 5. Under tack shows will be held Monday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Feb. 3, beginning at 10:30 a.m. (EST).
A colt by Wild Zone zipped an eighth in :10 1/5, the fastest work at the distance Sunday among horses slated to sell next week. The workout was during the first session of the Under Tack Preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.
Agent Buzz Chace, acting on behalf of Roger King, paid $900,000 for an Irish River colt during Tuesday's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's selected sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course. The price was a record for the sale. "I thought he was the best horse in the sale," Chace said. "He was graceful on the racetrack and he had great demeanor and presence back at the barn."
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