Starting Point Thoroughbreds may be a fresh name in the consignor ranks, but the face behind it is hardly new to the game. W.D. “Willy” North has never made a living doing anything but horses, and his experience shows.
Topped by a son of Flatter sold for $210,000, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s August select yearling sale session mirrored recent sales with declines in all key statistical categories and a high buy-back rate.
The only Ghostzapper yearling cataloged and the highest-priced pinhook are among the horses to watch during the Aug. 23 select session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s August yearling sale in Ocala, Fla.
When Stuart Morris and his clients were deciding on venues for their yearlings being offered for sale, they chose the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s August sale for a son of Flatter, bypassing the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale
The first of two open sessions of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale Aug. 27 experienced across-the-board declines when compared to last year's record-setting open sale.
A colt by Kitten's Joy topped the first open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August Yearling Sale in Central Florida on Aug. 22, selling to Al Pike, agent, for $110,000.
There's plenty to talk about at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, from economic setbacks to wealthy buyers to horses with fancy pedigrees.
The "blowback" moment came during Books One and Two of Keeneland's September yearling sale. Friday, Sept. 18, offered a bit of a respite, but consignors were busy sizing up the market and showing yearlings from Saturday and Sunday's Book Three.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select auction got the yearling selling season off to a sobering start in Central Kentucky. The buy-back rate rose while the number of horses sold, gross revenue, average price, and median price all declined.
- By Esther Marr
In a continued effort to provide comprehensive service to its client base, Dapple Bloodstock and a small investment group have acquired a 900-acre parcel of land near Paris, Ky.
Here's what some buyers and sellers had to say about the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction in Upstate New York on Aug. 8 and 9.
Teton Forest, a 2004 grade II winner for B. Wayne Hughes, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at the owner's Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Jeffry Morris, long a top consignor and boarder of Thoroughbreds in Central Kentucky, is entering a new phase in his career, as he and his son, Stuart, will enter the stallion business in 2003. Their first prospect will be Malabar Gold, a son of Unbridled currently in training in Southern California.
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