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.
Everything has to fall into place for a top horse to sell well at Saratoga.
A gray or roan filly by Harlan's Holiday (hip #107) sold for $270,000 July 15 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale. Ernie D. Semersky signed the ticket on the filly who was consigned by Select Sales, agent.
While several buyers and consignors noted that it seemed difficult to guess where upper-end prices will fall at the July 15 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale, here's six they figure to be keeping a close eye on.
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Jenny Barnett is the new recruiting/client relations coordinator for Select Sales, the Central Kentucky-based sales agency announced Aug. 2.
Even though the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the Lexington area July 7, it didn't keep buyers and consignors away from Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks complex.
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Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Farm in Australia sold a weanling half sister to Zenyatta for $1.5 million during the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction Nov. 7 in Lexington.
A weanling Henrythenavigator half sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta (by Street Cry) commanded $1.5 million early during the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Frank Stronach buys her.
Gilgai Farm, the breeder of undefeated Australian superstar Black Caviar, also is the owner of the weanling half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta that is slated to be offered at the Keeneland.
Zenyatta's weanling half sister by Henrythenavigator will be offered at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale by Select Sales.
Jay Goodwin is a new partner in Select Sales. The other members of the Lexington-based sales agency's ownership team are Carrie Brogden, Tom Ryan, and Andrew Cary (general manager).
The slumping market in recent years at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale took a turn for the better in several important statistical categories during the auction's latest edition in Lexington.
James Keogh has joined Lexington-based Select Sales Agency as a partner, it was announced July 9.
Lack of quality stock in the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington contributed to an overall decline in prices during the first three days, according to buyers and consignors.
Launching a new business venture in the midst of a global financial crisis would be a daunting task for most people, but the connections of several new consignments at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling auction seemed eager to take on the challenge the weekend before the sale's July 20 start.
A group of commercial breeders have combined to form a new public sales agency, Select Sales LLC, which plans to offer its first consignment at this year's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling sale in July.
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