Worries about moving the Barretts sales from Fairplex Park to Del Mar turned out to unfounded, as the 2-year-old sale May 28 increased 38.5% in gross and 5.4% in average over 2014's edition in Pomona, Calif.
Trainer Kenny McPeek, who purchased top horses Curlin and Take Charge Lady as yearlings, discusses the physical characteristics he looks for at the sales. listen now
The April 25 breeze show for the Equine Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale has been postponed one day due to inclement weather in Opelousas, Louisiana.
A recently-completed University of Kentucky economic study determined that outside visitors to Keeneland race meets and sales delivered a $590 million annual impact on the Lexington economy.
A filly by Any Given Saturday turned heads with a quarter mile breeze in a bullet :20 4/5 April 15, to top the third under tack preview for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Ron Winchell of Winchell Thoroughbreds talks about buying Tapit as a yearling, his evolving bloodstock strategy, and a potential matchup between Untapable and Beholder. Listen Now
Chad Schumer discusses the offering of a 20% interest in the stallion Curlin, which has a minimum bid price of $2.5 million. Listen Now
Fasig-Tipton's retreat from Texas is more bad news. read blog
This Blood-Horse MarketWatch podcast asks Pete Bradley, of Bradley Thoroughbreds, three questions. Listen Now
Jockey Federico Mata emerged relatively unscathed from a spill he took during the first under tack preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training at the Ocala Training Center on March 11.
Barretts will hold its final sale in Pomona, Calif., Feb. 23 before relocating to Del Mar with its selected 2-year-olds in training sale.
Ian Tapp recaps the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale, including comments from Frank Taylor, Justin Casse, and Mike Recio. watch video
Several sire list improvements arrive with 2015. read blog
Becky Thomas and Justin Casse have announced they will partner to break, train, and sell 2-year-olds for the 2015 season and beyond.
C.R. "Chip" McGaughey has been hired as a sales associate at Keeneland and will begin his new duties Feb. 1, Keeneland officials announced Jan. 9.
Fasig-Tipton has promoted four staff members, the sale company recently announced. Max Hodge, Evan Ferraro, Reed Ringler and Anna Seitz will all begin their new roles effective immediately.
Ian Tapp takes us through the Fasig-Tipton November Breeding Stock Sale numbers. Listen to comments from Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales, Jane Lyon, Brereton Jones, and Ken Ramsey. watch video
Another indication of shifting sire power comes at Tattersalls. read blog
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment follows horses as they are shown to prospective buyers and sold at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrition watch video
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. Behavior counts, whether you are looking to increase a young horse's tractability or to subtly improve his or her performance in front of prospective buyers. watch video
European spending on U.S. yearlings is at its lowest since 1981. read blog
Keeneland September yearlings by third-crop sires have posted the best ROI from 2002-11. read blog
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance noted Aug. 1 that it is receiving significant and growing support from the sales sector, with participation from buyers, consignors, and sale companies.
Juveniles that breezed under 10 seconds represented only 1.1% of all 2-year-olds sold, but they easily commanded the highest average sales price. read blog
Evan Hammonds takes us through the days events with sale numbers and comments from industry members. watch video
Hip 110, a colt by Unbridled's Song, in the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July 2014 Sale. watch video
Former Keeneland sales marketing associate Chauncey Morris, now CEO of Aushorse, is promoting the Australian Thoroughbred to the world and with great success. read blog
Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud announced Audrey Jarrett has been promoted to director of sales and Beth Bayer has been added to the sales team.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 135 entries for its Texas 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale to be held April 1 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.
Weanling market shows greater overall strength than in 2012. read blog
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
- 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
- By Esther Marr
Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency discusses the weanling and broodmare markets with Esther Marr. Duncan talks about early interest in foals and the growing interest in broodmares at the Keeneland Breeding Stock sale. watch video
- By Ron Mitchell
Paul Tackett talks about My Conquestadory's half sister, Hip 736, whom he is consigning in the Fasig-Tipton October Sale. watch video
Bunt joins Select Sales after working as the membership and education coordinator for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) and as the sales coordinator for VanMeter Sales.
A companion to the feature published in the 09/28/2013 issue of the Blood-Horse magazine. view slideshow
Percentage of yearlings sold skyrockets at first three major sales
Hip 183, a colt by Malibu Moon out of grade I winner Madcap Escapade. Offered by Hill 'n'; Dale Sales Agency. watch video
Above all, buyers want choices. read blog
- By Claire Novak
Hip 395, a half to millionaire Naughty New Yorker, at the Denali Stud consignment at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 11. 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
Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga selected yearling sale underwent a correction during the Aug. 6 second session, but the two-day sale produced results that company officials said were indicative of a healthy marketplace.
Esther Marr talks with Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning about the July Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales. watch video
The new sale, which will allow buyers a chance to purchase horses already accomplished on the track, will follow Monday's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.
The digital catalog for Fasig-Tipton's inaugural summer Selected Horses of Racing Age sale includes several research and evaluation tools.
The catalog for the Deauville August yearling sale conducted by Arqana Aug. 17-19 is now available online at the French sales company's website.
The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age is now available on the company's website at obssales.com.
Fasig-Tipton Texas has cataloged at least 131 head for the April 3 sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
New faces, new roles for '13 emerge at the Keeneland January sale.
The next generation of de Merics makes its mark on the auction industry.
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