When Keeneland hosts the Breeders' Cup, it will not only face the challenge posed by having the largest crowd to ever attend the races at the track, but also how to prepare for the mixed sale that begins Nov. 2.
Ian Tapp recaps Day 4 of the Keeneland January sale, including a look at the numbers, some of the top selling hips, and comments from Tom Thornbury and bloodstock agent Alex Kershaw. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale, topped by $2.2 million mare Up, closed Jan. 15 with across-the-board declines in a year that featured no major dispersals.
Ian Tapp recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland January sale, including comments from Walker Hancock of Claiborne Farm, who consigned the top broodmare prospect of the session. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
The Keeneland January sale posted across-the-board declines at its penultimate session topped by a $150,000 yearling Into Mischief colt, but the buyback rate moderated.
- By Ron Mitchell
Carrie Brogden of Select Sales analyzes the Keeneland January Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
Ian Tapp recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland January sale, including comments from Frank Taylor about session-topper Up, and from Katey Caddel of Solis/Litt Bloodstock regarding $800,000 War Front filly out of Up. Watch Video
Irish-bred Up and her yearling War Front filly bring $2.2 million and $800,000, respectively, at Keeneland January's second session, where average eked out an increase but median fell.
- By Ron Mitchell
Keeneland's Tom Thornbury discusses the appeal of horses that just became yearlings. Tom expands on incentives to buy a yearling, pinhooker influence, resell value, and more! Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
Aptly named Up, a multiple group stakes-winning daughter of top international sire Galileo, lit up the bid board when she was sold for $2.2 million during the Jan. 13 second session of the Keeneland horses of all ages sale.
- By Ian Tapp
Ian Tapp recaps Day 1 of the Keeneland January sale. Consignors Craig Bandoroff and Mark Taylor discuss the auction, while Keeneland's Geoffrey Russell comments on the final numbers. watch video
Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale opened its four-day run Jan. 12 with mixed results, as gross fell but average gained and median remained level in a market widely described as "fair" by consignors.
A selection of some of the horses offered at the Jan. 13 second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale that have noteworthy catalog pages.
Champion Blind Luck was bought back for $1.4 million when the six-time grade I winner did not achieve her reserve price at the Jan. 12 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
- By Ron Mitchell
Consignor James Keogh discusses Grovendale offerings at the Keeneland January sale. watch video
- By Ron Mitchell
Kerry Cauthen of Four Star Sales talks about his Keeneland consignment that includes group winner Up. Up is by international star Galileo and is in foal to War Front. watch video
- By Claire Novak
Champion Blind Luck walks at Hill 'n' Dale's Keeneland January sale consignment. She sells as hip No. 207. watch video
Three yearlings reportedly scheduled to be sold at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sold died in a Central Kentucky barn fire just before midnight Jan. 10.
Some horses to watch at the Jan. 12 opening session of Keeneland's January mixed sale.
Ian Tapp previews the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, including comments from Geoffrey G. Russell, Director of Sales at Keeneland, and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales. Watch Video
Keeneland's January sale, featuring champion Blind Luck, is expected to continue the stability and positive momentum seen in the 2014 November breeding stock market.
Ian Tapp recaps the 11-day Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including a look at the numbers, some of the top selling Hips, and comments from Mark Taylor. Watch Video
Keeneland's 11-day November breeding stock auction ended Nov. 14 with a record-equaling median and gains in gross sales and average price for a market the sales company characterized as "vibrant."
A $115,000 Unbridled's Song mare brought the top price Nov. 13 at Keeneland November's 10th session, which remained stable but saw declines that reflected buyers' continuing caution.
Day 9 of the Keeneland November sale saw competitive trade for both the session's upper-market weanlings and mares, fueling across-the-board increases. The day's top price, for a Pioneerof the Nile colt, was $85,000.
WinStar's offering of racing-age stock, led by $340,000 session-topper Barbados, contributed strongly to Keeneland November's eighth session returns. Barbados now heads to Gulfstream Park for new owner Paul Hanifl.
WinStar's racing-age consignment added to Keeneland November's six-figure horses Nov. 11, and, despite session losses, the auction still is ahead of last year's cumulative returns.
Graded winner Central Banker drew a $400,000 bid Nov. 10 at Keeneland November's robust seventh session, which saw more gains in average and median prices.
Weanlings were the top sellers Nov. 9 at the Keeneland November auction's sixth session, where a $200,000 Trappe Shot colt got the highest bid on a day of across-the-board increases.
Average and median increased Nov. 8 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale's fifth session, where a robust but select market continued into Book 3.
Ian Tapp recaps Day 4 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including comments from the connections of the top sellers. Also, feedback from Dr. George Mundy of Don Alberto, and Geoffrey Russell. Watch Video
Keeneland November's market appeared stable and strong at the top Nov. 7, with a $550,000 Unbridled's Song broodmare out of Desert Stormer and a $290,000 Pioneerof the Nile weanling colt finishing as the top lots.
Ian Tapp recaps Day 3 of the 2014 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including comments from Brian Graves of Gainesway Sales, Alex Solis, Walker Hancock of Claiborne Farm, and Mandy Pope. watch video
Consignor Nursery Place had a good end to day three of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when Hip 842, a War Front colt out of the Grindstone mare Stone Hope, sold for $850,000 to top the session Nov. 6.
Hip 842, the only War Front weanling in session 3, consigned by Nursery Place. This colt, out of Stone Hope, by Grindstone, is a half brother to stakes winner Street Life. Watch Video
Ian Tapp recaps Day 2 of the 2014 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including comments from Pat Costello of Paramount Sales, consigner of Aloof, who was purchased by Mandy Pope for $3.9 million. Watch Video
A $3.9 million broodmare, a record $3 million weanling filly, and a daylong parade of seven-figure horses helped the Keeneland November sale post gains across the board at its lively second session Nov. 5 in Lexington.
Bridlewood Farm buys the highest priced weanling at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, a Tapit filly, who brought $3 million. Watch Video
Hip 402, filly, in the Hill 'n' Dale consignment at the 2014 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Tapit--Serena's Cat. Half sister to Noble Tune and Honor Code. watch video
Hip 377, Peace Preserver, War Front--Preserver, by Forty Niner. This mare is being offered for sale at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, in foal to Galileo. watch video
Ian Tapp recaps Day 1 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including comments by M. V. Magnier about session-topper Naples Bay, and comments from Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland Director of Sales. Watch Video
Led by $3.6 million Naples Bay, Medaglia d'Oro's half sister in foal to War Front, Keeneland November's opening session sold more seven-figure horses but had lower figures overall than last year.
Rick Porter, already a successful owner and mare pinhooker, steps into the 2-year-old game with Pegasus Bridge yearling purchases.
The first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale ended on a strong note Nov. 4 as grade I winner Last Full Measure was sold for $1.5 million to the China Horse Club.
Scarlet Strike, a daughter of Smart Strike who has two wins and 12 placings to her credit so far, was purchased by Al Shaqab Racing for $1.3 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 4.
John Malone's Bridlewood Farm made its second major purchase at the Nov. 4 session of the Keeneland breeding stock sale when going to $1.1 million to acquire Renee's Titan.
Naples Bay, one of the most highly touted offerings at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, lived up to expectations when she became the new sale-topper Nov. 4 when bought by Coolmore Stud interests for $3.6 million.
Stanwyck, an Empire Maker mare who is a half sister to 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo, was bought by agent Steven A. Young for $2.4 million at the Nov. 4 first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Multiple grade I winner Iotapa lit up the bid board at the Nov. 4 first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when she was bought by the China Horse Club for $2.8 million.
Grade I winner Egg Drop, in foal to leading sire Tapit, brought a final bid of $1.9 million from Bridlewood Farm during the Nov. 4 first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
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