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- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Kentucky, Off Track Thoroughbreds, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
Mike McMahon, co-owner of McMahon and Hill Bloodstock and founder of Bourbon Lane Racing Stable, has been elected president of the Thoroughbred Charities of America, the organization announced June 7.
The 26th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction will be held Monday, Jan. 4-Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016.
In the waning stages of the first session of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale, a Tiznow filly went through the ring at $350,000, the highest price of the evening at that point.
Yearling market players expect strong selling at Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling auction, which opens Monday on the back of broadly positive returns at the company's bellwether July select sale.
Jamie Hill discusses how breeders can get to booked-full stallions and what he looks for when pinhooking weanlings versus buying racing prospects. Listen Now
Bourbon Lane Stable's XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contender Bourbon Courage had a good Oct. 27 blowout for the Nov. 1 event, breezing three furlongs in :34 1/5 at Keeneland for trainer Kellyn Gorder.
Bourbon Lane Stable, the national racing partnership based in Lexington, has established a retirement pasture for its horses at Old Friends, the country's premier Thoroughbred retirement care facility.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar Friday, April 18 at Keeneland.
The Thoroughbred Charities of America has appointed Eric Hamelback and Michael McMahon to its board of directors.
The Keeneland September yearling sale crossed the finish line of its marathon run Sept. 21 in Lexington with average and median prices that increased for the third year in a row.
While rest of the world worries about the European debt crisis and America's high unemployment rate, horsemen are starting to see signs that the struggling Thoroughbred market is taking a turn for the better.
Read what buyers and consignors had to say about the market during the first week of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington.
Lexington-based McMahon Bloodstock and Hidden Brook Farm in Paris are involved in a cooperative effort to bolster business for their individual companies during a time of economic challenges.
The Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training was the fifth and final major select juvenile auction of the year, and its results followed the downward trends seen at the earlier sales. Read what buyers and consignors had to say about the market in Lexington April 6 and 7.
Horsemen discussed the tough market at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale during its second session Nov. 4 in Lexington.
Participants in Keeneland's April juvenile auction talk about the horses and the new format.
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