Taylor Made's Mark Taylor, on the continued strength of Keeneland. Watch Video
- By Claire Novak
Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency shares his thoughts on session I results of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency watch video
Consignors were seeing plenty of interest in the final crop of yearlings by Indian Charlie being offered at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings set for Aug. 5 and 6.
The Whitney Invitational Handicap and the pleasant 70-degree temperatures were hot conversation topics as potential buyers kept consignors busy in the days leading up to the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings.
Mary Emily Marshall Taylor, 85, wife of Taylor Made Farm founder Joe Taylor and the mother of Duncan, Ben, Frank, and Mark, who now run the family business, died July 13.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale kept the momentum going on its second day after getting off to a quick start in its opening session.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr asks Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales about his optimism in the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale. watch video
Mark Taylor explains what he foresees during the Fasig-Tipton July Sale. Mark also highlights a few stand out horses. watch video
Castaway, who won a division of the Feb. 20 Southwest Stakes (gr. III), kept getting better and better as a yearling, according to Mark Taylor of Kentucky-based Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Dramatic upswings in stud fees for 2012 aren't expected, but some successful stallions will be priced higher.
Yearlings from New York, Pennsylvania, and other states with casino-fueled purses prove attractive at Keeneland September yearling sale.
"It wasn't spectacular, but it was OK, and that was better than I expected," said consignor Mark Taylor, summing up the performance of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select auction.
Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency explains the importance of the Fasig-Tipton Select Sale in July. Mark also explains the history of Taylor Made's 35th anniversary to Esther Marr. Watch Video
What will happen in the Thoroughbred auction ring in 2011? After some tough years, will things get better? Read what buyers and consignors had to say.
The Keeneland November breeding stock sale got off to what the company's director of sales, Geoffrey Russell, called a "solid start."
A filly by Hard Spun is the highest-priced horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.
Read what buyers and consignors had to say before the auction started in Lexington.
The sale could turn in another strong performance after soaring in 2009, according to Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.
The sale kicks off what probably will be another tough year for commercial breeders.
Neil Howard, Joe Seitz, Mark Taylor, Martha Jane Mulholland, and Rob Whiteley have all been re-elected to the board of directors of the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association for 2010.
Breeders and consignors saw a little light at the end of a long, dark financial tunnel during last November's Keeneland sale, and they're hoping the glimmer will get a little brighter during Keeneland's January auction.
Taylor Made Sales Agency will host its 10th Annual RNA Party Sept. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the sales agency's yearling complex on East Hickman Road near Nicholasville, Ky.
Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton have made changes to their November sales schedules to better accommodate horsemen attending the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 6 and 7. Keeneland's November breeding stock sale will begin Tuesday, November 10, at 10 a.m. (EST) and run through Sunday, November 22. Fasig-Tipton will conduct its select mixed sale on Tuesday, November 10, starting at 5 p.m. (EST).
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Fasig-Tipton has formed an advisory board of directors to assist the company's management in its auction ventures and other related initiatives in the Thoroughbred industry. Fasig-Tipton chairman Walt Robertson is chairing the advisory board, and Fasig-Tipton chairman emeritus D. G. Van Clief Jr. is a board member.
The Keeneland September yearling sale closed out its 15-session run in Lexington with downturns in every key business figure and gross revenue that fell short of last year's total by a whopping $57,019,500. But even though the setbacks were significant, many participants in the auction were pleased by its performance at a time when the nation is reeling from a financial meltdown and there are growing economic woes abroad.
Taylor Made Sales Agency will host its annual RNA sale and party at its Nicholasville, Ky., facility Sept. 17 from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. (EDT). Horses that were bought back during the early sessions of the Keeneland September yearling sale will be offered during the event.
Buyers and consignors discuss the market at the Keeneland September yearling sale during first four days, but especilly during the third and fourth sessions.
Boyers and consignors discuss the market at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction, held Aug. 4 and 5 in New York.
The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association recently elected Darrell Brown of Stonereath Farm, Neil Howard of Gainesway Farm, and Martha Jane Mulholland of Mulholland Springs to its board of directors.
- By Ron Mitchell
Efforts by officials of Fasig-Tipton Kentucky to attract top young race fillies paid off with the Nov. 4 mixed sale getting the fall auction season off to a good start.
The 2007 edition of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November selected sale is expected to be a star-studded affair with grade I-winning broodmare prospects and grade I producers filling the catalog pages.
A son of Unbridled's Song sold for $1,050,000 to highlight the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale's opening session, which produced mixed results.
At the conclusion of last month's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky yearling sale, there was a consensus that the 11.2% decline in average price did not provide an accurate picture of where the market is in 2007.
Buyers have different routines when looking at yearlings, and consignors keep those individual preferences in mind when showing horses.
Many buyers were pleased with the prices they paid for yearlings at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select sale, and some buyers were relieved the downturns weren't worse.
Ready or not, it's time for the yearling selling season to start. Fasig-Tipton is in the leadoff position in Kentucky with its July select auction, which will be held Monday and Tuesday near Lexington. Each session will begin at 10 a.m. (EDT).
Paramount Sales, the ninth leading consignor by gross auction sales in North America last year, is now owned and operated exclusively by Pat Costello and Gabriel Duignan.
Following a slow start, the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale picked up steam Wednesday during its third session in Lexington. The number sold, gross revenue, average price, and median price all were ahead of last year's figures for the comparable session.
The Keeneland September yearling auction turned in a solid performance Wednesday in Lexington during the first open session following two days of select offerings.
The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA) has elected its first Board of Directors.
Will the top of the yearling market rebound from last year's major adjustment downward or will it suffer more setbacks? We'll start getting some answers Tuesday when the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale opens its three-night run in New York.
Observations from those involved with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer yearling sale.
Buyers and consignors say they will miss the Keeneland July select yearling sale.
Keeneland and its partners have made major cutbacks and changes in the operation of Equine Spectrum, an online auction company.
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