Top consignors commented favorably about Keeneland's new format for a four-day 'Book 1' of its September yearling sale for 2013.
Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter turned in his second work since making a comeback from severe illness and the subsequent surgery he underwent last year, breezing four furlongs in :50 1/5 at Santa Anita Park.
Just a month prior to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale, veteran horseman Eugene Melnyk made a decision to change his business model to reduce the emphasis on his breeding program.
Two prominent sales agencies have recently added high-profile broodmare prospects to their consignments at Fasig-Tipton's Feb. 11 Kentucky winter mixed sale.
Twenty-eight selected offerings from Eugene Melnyk's Winding Oaks Farm have been added to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale and will be sold Feb. 11 by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
Potesta and Princess Arabella brought $800,000 and $725,000, respectively during the first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 7.
Gitchee Goomie, a grade III-winning daughter of City Zip, was the first horse to bring six figures at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale when she brought a final bid of $250,000 from Frank Stronach's Adena Springs.
Repole Stable's son of Dixie Union nosed out Normandy Invasion in the grade II Remsen Stakes Nov. 24 at Aqueduct.
Demand was strong for quality young mares and broodmare prospects as the Keeneland November breeding stock sale opened its 11-day run in Lexington.
Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm bought Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Plum Pretty for $4.2 million from Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year and champion older mare, brought some major fireworks to the Fasig-Tipton November sale when she commanded a final bid of $10 million from Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm.
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.
John Fort's Plum Pretty, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), will be offered for sale at the upcoming Keeneland November breeding stock sale as a racing/broodmare prospect, Keeneland announced Sept. 18.
Heavy action by lookers at the barns is followed by brisk bidding in the ring during Day Six of the Keeneland September yearling sale. All key indices are up over last year's figures.
Taylor Made Sales Agency will hold its annual "RNA Party" on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the yearling complex at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The event will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. ET.
Esther Marr recaps the 4th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which included a $1.1 million-dollar Empire Maker colt. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
A chestnut son of Smart Strike lit up the sales ring late in the day of the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, bringing $900,000 from John Moynihan, agent, who bought the horse for Stonestreet Farm.
Taylor Made's Duncan Taylor discusses the Keeneland September yearling sale. Watch Video
Esther Marr talks about Day 3 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including the top seller, a Bernardini colt that brought $1,550,000. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr speaks with Frank Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency to preview their horses in the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. watch video
Esther Marr recaps Day 2 of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale, and the overall results. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
A Distorted Humor colt from the family of champion Banshee Breeze commanded a price of $500,000 to lead the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale in the early stages Aug. 6.
Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga auction, scheduled for Aug. 6 and 7 in New York, has a number of half brothers and half sisters to racing royalty in its catalog.
Dual graded stakes winner Kathmanblu, a 4-year-old daughter of Bluegrass Cat, has been retired from racing.
Havre de Grace, 2011's Horse of the Year, is "doing terrific" in retirement, according to her owner, Rick Porter, and he's planning to send her to a November mixed sale in Kentucky.
Trainer Ken McPeek discusses the sales market and what his clients are looking for this year. 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.
Grade I winner Eskendereya sired his first reported foal on Jan. 20 when a filly was born at Lynn Alexander's Alastar in Nicholasville, Ky.
Bonnie Blue Flag, a stakes-winning 4-year-old in foal to Medaglia d'Oro, was the most expensive horse sold during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale as of 6:30 p.m. (EST). She commanded $1.5 million Nov. 6.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux tied the United States record for consecutive wins, notching his 19th straight in a starter allowance race at muddy Laurel Park Oct. 27.
Dramatic upswings in stud fees for 2012 aren't expected, but some successful stallions will be priced higher.
Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including comments from Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland Director of Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
The colt is out of champion and multiple grade I winner Hollywood Wildcat.
Esther Marr talks with Chris Baker, Spring Hill Farm Manager, about the Edward P. Evans Dispersal, including thoughts of some of the top yearlings offered. Watch Video
Hilda's Passion, winner of the Aug. 27 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I), will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale even though she has suffered an injury
Eric Mitchell recaps Day 2 of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, and overall results from the 2-day auction. Watch Video
On a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points, the opening session of Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling auction showed surprising strength in upstate New York Aug. 8.
Esther Marr recaps the Fasig-Tipton July Select Yearling Sale and the first phase of the Heiligbrodt dispersal. Watch Video
Pinhookers' 2-year-olds are more profitable because they spent less to acquire them as yearlings.
The Keeneland November breeding stock sale got off to what the company's director of sales, Geoffrey Russell, called a "solid start."
Broodmare Society Selection was the first horse to crack the seven-figure price barrier at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, bringing $1.85 million early in the auction's opening session Nov. 8 in Lexington.
Median price declines 35.5% and the buy-back rate increases.
A filly by Hard Spun is the highest-priced horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale bucked the generally negative trends in 2009, posting increases in gross, average price, and median price while many other auctions were suffering major setbacks.
Horses are scheduled to be sold during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale and the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
A filly from the first crop of Eclipse Award-winning grass male English Channel topped Day 12 of the 14-day Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington Sept. 24. The filly sold for $110,000.
During the seventh session of Keeneland's Sept. yearling sale, prices were stronger than the corresponding session of 2009
Consignors and buyers support the new format change for the Keeneland September yearling sale, but say its success will have to be weighed in view of the entire sale.
Demi O'Byrne, agent for Coolmore Stud, purchases an A.P. Indy colt for $600,000. The yearling was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, as agent.
Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson, signs the sale ticket.
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