Growing tensions between the U.S. and Russia that have seen Russia call for an embargo of U.S. agricultural products has sale officials at Keeneland concerned.
Keeneland officials announced July 31 that 4,181 yearlings have been cataloged for the 70th annual Keeneland September yearling sale to be held Sept. 8-21.
A Malibu Moon three-quarter brother to grade I winner and leading sire Tapit was the breakout horse at Keeneland's April sale of selected 2-year-olds in training April 7, selling for $1 million.
A Malibu Moon three-quarter brother to leading sire Tapit sold for $1 million April 7 at the Keeneland April select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Following a weekend of grade I races for 3-year-olds in New York and California, the juvenile set takes center stage April 7 for Keeneland's April select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Prospective buyers on the hunt for can't-miss talent were busy inspecting blue chip equine prospects on the eve of Keeneland's April select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Keeneland has set Thursday, April 3 for an under tack preview day for its April 2-year-olds in training sale.
Buyers at 2-year-olds in training sales have at least one distinct advantage over yearling buyers: they get to see the horses perform. read blog
This year's Keeneland November sale realized significant gains in all categories, following the trend of growth seen in almost every major North American auction in 2013. read blog
Keeneland's November sale continued throwing off big prices Tuesday as the 11-day auction rocketed into its second week with more large gains across the board.
Worldly, recent third in the Breeders' Cup Marathon, and broodmare Bella Felicita each brought $200,000 at the seventh session of the Keeneland November sale that continued the bullish market.
Keeneland's November breeding stock sale saw two $185,000 session-toppers during sixth session Nov. 10, which continued a trend of double-digit gains.
Led by a $260,000 Cherokee Run mare, the Keeneland November sale racked up more gains at Saturday's fifth session Nov. 9, and surpassed 2012's total gross with six days left in the auction.
Secret Circle's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) win helped his dam sell for $675,000 at Keeneland Nov. 8.
Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the 2013 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, including comments from Tom Thornberry, Keeneland's Associate Director of Sales. watch video
Keeneland November's third session, topped by $410,000 paid for a mare by Dixie Union, benefits from aggressive domestic bidding.
Tom Thornbury, Keeneland Assistant Director of Sales, comments on the November sale. Watch Video
Groupie Doll's emotional $3.1 million sale Nov. 6 sparks more increases during second session of Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Esther Marr recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale including comments from Walt Robertson, Keeneland VP of Sales, and Mandy Pope, who purchased Groupie Doll. Watch Video
Mandy Pope added another top mare to her broodmare band Nov. 6 when she landed champion female sprinter Groupie Doll for $3.1 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Trainer Buff Bradley with stable star Groupie Doll before she went to sales ring. Watch Video
Stonestreet Farm tweeted that they were "over the moon," after landing grade I winner Ask the Moon for $1.8 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6 in Lexington.
When Upperline sold to Town and Country for $1.75 million just after noon in the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, she was the eighth horse to sell for more than seven figures.
With buyers showing strong interest in young mares, grade I winner Star Billing was purchased for $2.6 million by Greg Goodman in the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6.
Prices continued to be strong early at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6 in Lexington, led in the first hour by the $850,000 paid by Don Alberto Corp. to land Reach The Stars.
$4 million Awesome Maria, dispersals lift Keeneland November opener's numbers.
Esther Marr recaps Day 1 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, including comments from Walt Robertson, Keeneland Vice President of Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales. Watch Video
Brothers Alain and Gerard Wertheimer of France went to $2 million for Hip 171, grade I winner Lady of Shamrock, at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 5.
Horses from the complete dispersal of E. Paul Robsham continued to fill the top price slots at Keeneland November breeding stock sale where grade II winner Broadway's Alibi sold to Jon Clay's Alpha Delta for $2,150,000.
About halfway through the first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, grade I winner Awesome Maria sold for $4 million to owners associated with John Magnier's Coolmore operation.
A weanling colt by hot sire War Front out of a half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta sold to John Magnier's Coolmore for $800,000 Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington.
A Galileo filly is the highest-priced weanling early in the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Lexington after she was purchased by Dell Ridge for $475,000.
Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stable went to $1.6 million to land grade I winner R Heat Lightning early at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 5 in Lexington.
- By Ron Mitchell
Consignor Don Robinson discusses the sale program of Zenyatta's breeder Eric Kronfeld. watch video
- By Ron Mitchell
Trackside Farm's Tom Evans talks about the champion mare Groupie Doll. "People have been waiting in line...It's an honor to represent her at the sale." watch video
Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell talks about the excitement surrounding the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. watch video
Champion Groupie Doll, some recent grade I-winning fillies, and Eblouissante, half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta, are among the 3,602 horses Keeneland has cataloged for its 2013 November breeding stock sale Nov. 5-14.
Claire Novak recaps the 2013 Keeneland September Sale, which ended on September 21. Watch Video
Keeneland's September yearling sale ended Saturday with strong gains over last year that justified pre-sale optimism and signaled that commercial Thoroughbred breeding has regained solid financial footing.
The ceiling for top prices dropped as Keeneland's September yearling sale ended its penultimate session Sept. 20, but overall figures for the 12-day auction stayed on course to beat last year's returns.
Keeneland's September yearling sale in Lexington continued its remarkable roll Sept. 19 as its 10th session posted more strong numbers.
Keeneland's parking lot was still crowded Sept. 18 as the auction house's 12-day September yearling sale rolled into its ninth session, and the buyers on hand were keeping the auction's figures ahead of last year.
Taylor Made's Mark Taylor, on the continued strength of Keeneland. Watch Video
The 12-day Keeneland September yearling sale continued to show strength at the top Sept. 17 as it rolled through its eighth day at a session that seemed to gain strength as it went.
Tom Van Meter talks about the dynamics of the Keeneland September sale in it's second week. watch video
Value in young, unproven sires rebounding with market. read blog
Propelled by continuing demand for yearlings, the 2013 Keeneland September yearling sale ended its seventh session Sept. 16 with more gross sales than the entire sale achieved in 11 days last year.
It did not take long during the Sept. 16 seventh session for the Keeneland September yearling sale to surpass the $219.7 million in gross receipts for the entire 11-day sale in 2012.
While Book One of the 2013 Keeneland September sale concluded Sept. 12, the world's largest yearling sale will continue to offer youngsters from mares who have excelled on the track and as broodmares.
Coolmore's M.V. Magnier signed a $2.5 million ticket at Keeneland's September sale Sept. 12, closing out the auction's first week with a sale-leading War Front colt, one of 18 million-dollar yearlings so far.
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