BloodHorseNOW.com reporter Ron Mitchell interviews John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale about the world record price set today and recaps the first day of the sale from Keeneland.
Some yearling buyers are flexible about how much they spend and where they spend it; others have strict guidelines.
- By Ron Mitchell
With Darby Dan Bloodstock acting on his behalf, casino industry veteran Stanley Fulton purchased an Unbridled's Song colt for $850,000 to top Keeneland's April 2-year-olds in training sale Tuesday.
A colt from the first crop of Elusive Quality topped Sunday's session of the Keeneland yearling sale, selling for $300,000 to Bob Baffert, acting as an agent.
Until TVG's show "The Sales" aired on July 1, the best way for a buyer to prepare for a sale without visiting the farms selling yearlings was to sit down with a sales catalogue and a sales supplement. This all changed with TVG's new program, a preview of the Keeneland July 2001 selected yearling sale. It highlights the yearlings offered at this sale like no advertisement or pedigree page could ever do.
The November breeding stock sale at Keeneland will offer a record 5,111 horses and stallion seasons. The 13-day sale begins Nov. 5 at noon (EST), with the remaining 12 sessions beginning at 10 a.m.
The 13-day September yearling sale at Keeneland ended Saturday with sales eclipsing the previous records for gross, average price, and number of horses sold.
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