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.
Ian Tapp previews the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, including comments from Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell about the sale, and from Ernie Marinez DVM regarding his role at the sale. Watch Video
The Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland mixed sales, which run Nov. 3-14 in Kentucky and feature some standout horses and Breeders' Cup-related catalog updates, should maintain market stability, officials say.
Grade I winner My Conquestadory has been retired and will miss the Oct. 11 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) at Keeneland.
Keeneland has cataloged 4,026 horses for its 2014 November breeding stock sale, up 11.7% from the 3,602 lots in last year's auction.
The Keeneland September yearling sale ended Sept. 21 with slight declines in gross and average but equaled last year's $50,000 record for median in a market roughly level with that of 2013.
Keeneland September's 12th day saw losses, but the sale overall remains on track to beat last year's average and median.
Strong 11th session Sept. 19 at the Keeneland September yearling sale kept the auction on pace to produce higher overall average and median.
The Keeneland September yearling sale's 10th session saw gains in gross and average, with a steady median, while cumulative average and median on pace to end higher than last season's comparable session.
Keeneland's September yearling sale posted more across-the-board gains Sept. 17 at its ninth session as four horses brought $200,000 or more, helping the 13-day sale remain ahead of last year on average and median prices.
Seven yearlings brought $200,000 or more Sept. 16 at the Keeneland September sale's eighth session as the first week's momentum seemed to carry over into the later market.
Growth in the median is the Keeneland sale's best news. read blog
Topped by a Curlin colt with a strong female family, the Sept. 15 seventh session of the Keeneland September yearling sale saw increases comparable to those generated during the first six sessions.
A $700,000 Smart Strike filly from champion Heavenly Prize's family was the top-priced horse Sept. 14 as the Keeneland September sale's two-day Book 2 portion concluded with across-the-board gains in its second session.
Juddmonte Farm purchases a $600,000 Trappe Shot colt, a three-quarters brother to Tapizar, at Keeneland September's Book 2 opener, which posted mixed results Sept. 13.
A look behind the scenes at some of the newsmakers during sale's first four days.
Buyers and sellers were pleased with the results of the first four days of the Keeneland September yearling sale, but some said the format could still use some tweaking.
One of the early successes for Starlight Racing and Jack Wolf was Harlan's Holiday, the multiple grade I-winning earner of $2.9 million who went on to a successful stud career at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Evan Hammonds recaps Day 4 of the Keeneland September yearling sale, including the top sellers on the day and numbers from the Book 1 session. watch video
Colts by Claiborne's War Front and Gainesway's leading sire Tapit led the way as Keeneland September's Book 1 posted significant increases in average and median prices. Sellers are hopeful gains carry into week two.
A War Front colt was purchased by M. V. Magnier of Coolmore from Claiborne Farm for $2.2 million to become the new sale topper at the 2014 Keeneland September yearling sale.
Gainesway stallion Tapit continued to dominate the Sept. 11 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale when one of his sons was purchased by Shadwell for $1.1 million.
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