As the start of the Keeneland September yearling sale approached, people expressed more anticipation than trepidation about the market's prospects. Read what they had to say.
The Keeneland September yearling sale will test the strength of the Thoroughbred marketplace's recovery with both quantity and quality during its 10-session run that begins Sept. 10 in Lexington.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 420 horses for its fall mixed sale. The number is down 4.8% from last year's total of 441.
Doncaster Bloodstock Sales' premier yearling sales ended its two-session run Aug. 30 in England with a decline of less than 1% in its gross revenue.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 375 yearlings for its Eastern fall yearling sale. The number is down 29.9% from last year's total of 535.
Barretts has cataloged 236 horses for its October yearling sale. The number is down 6.7% from last year's total of 253.
A Kipling colt brought $28,500 to top the Oklahoma City summer yearling sale. Carter Sales Co. conducted the auction Aug. 21 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds.
The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana has cataloged 156 horses for its yearling sale. The auction will be held Sept. 25, beginning at 10 a.m. (CDT), at the Ike Hamilton Center in West Monroe, La.
Veterinarians from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital presented information about radiographic images of joints, endoscopic videos of throats, and changes in conditions of sale during an educational forum on sale yearlings.
A yearling son of Holy Bull topped the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association's yearling and mixed sale, bringing $56,000 Aug. 11 at Canterbury Park. The price was a record for the auction.
Explosively Fast, a son of Ghostly Moves, brought the top price for a Thoroughbred of $59,500 during the New Mexico-bred Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred yearling sale Aug. 18 at Ruidoso Downs.
A strong storm system that swept across Central Florida Aug. 21 failed to dampen the enthusiasm of buyers attending the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling auction in Central Florida.
The Arqana Deauville yearling sale ended its four-session run in France Aug. 21 with a 2.2% increase in average price from a year ago. The gross revenue declined 9.6% and the median price remained the same.
A son of High Chaparral was the most expensive horse sold during the third session of the Arqana Deauville August yearling sale, bringing €220,000 ($271,313 in U.S. funds).
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. officials are cautiously optimistic that the August yearling sale can pick up right where the sales company's juvenile sale season ended: on a high note.
A daughter of Galileo commanded the top price of 1.1 million euros ($1,357,800 in U.S. funds) during the opening session of Arqana's Deauville August yearling sale in France.
Heritage Place will conduct its inaugural Thoroughbreds-only mixed sale Dec. 8 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The auction will include a paddock-type offering of horses in training.
Commercial breeders and pinhookers found the going tougher at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale as prices and profits declined from a year ago.
After suffering significant setbacks in prices on its opening night, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale experienced a welcome surge in business during its second and final session Aug. 7 in upstate New York.
Based on pre-sale expectations, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale fizzled more than it sizzled in its opening session Aug. 6 in upstate New York.
The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction could close out its two-night run Aug. 7 in New York with a bang, based on the positive reviews for many of the horses on offer.
Sheikh Mohammed and other top buyers are ready to shop at the yearling auction in upstate New York.
The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale will be first test in 2012 of the top of the market for yearlings. Here's what people had to say about their expectations and other thoughts about the auction.
These Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select sale yearlings could sparkle in the auction ring during the first session Aug. 6.
Well-known trainer Dale Romans has expanded his involvement in the horse business to include selling.
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.
The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale in New York Aug. 6 and 7 has seven young horses that were acquired previously at public auction for $200,000 or more apiece.
The Keeneland September yearling sale is smaller and shorter this year, but it's still the largest auction of its kind in the world. There are 3,604 horses in the catalog.
Because of an increase in the number of horses entered, Tattersalls has made changes in its schedule for the October yearling sale in England.
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host an educational forum on sale yearlings Aug. 16 at the Embassy Suites hotel in Lexington.
Equine Sales of Louisiana has cataloged 282 horses for its inaugural yearling sale. The auction is scheduled for Sept. 5 in Opelousas, La.
Barretts' paddock sale at Del Mar in Southern California offers a twist to the usual horses of racing age sale.
Commercial breeders were better off financially following the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale than they were in 2011. But pinhookers didn't fare as well they did a year ago.
Read what buyers and consignors had to say about the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 751 horses for its August yearling sale. The number is down 2.7% from last year's total of 772.
The Tattersalls July sale ended its three-day run in England with a gross that was down 19.7% from a year ago. The average price and median price declined 8.7% and 7.1%, respectively.
Group III winner Esentepe topped the second day of the Tattersalls July sale, bringing 220,000 guineas ($358,770).
Rodrigo de Torres brought the top price of 75,000 guineas ($122,178 in U.S. funds) during the opening session of the Tattersalls July sale in England.
Fasig-Tipton July select auction received generally good reviews as it launched the 2012 yearling selling season in a solid fashion.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale opened with a bang when the first horse in the sale ring, a Colonel John filly, commanded $200,000 July 10 in Lexington.
Here is a list of some yearlings that consignors and others believe have what it takes physically to bring the highest bids during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
The yearling market ended a four-year slump in 2011 and many horsemen are confident that the rebound will continue during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling auction.
Here is what buyers and consignors had to say about their expectations for the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale and the health of the Thoroughbred industry.
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.
The Fasig-Tipton July select sale is where a well-conformed yearling that might not have the very best pedigree can shine. The auction is scheduled for July 10 in Lexington.
There are several reasons to be hopeful about the yearling selling season, which gets started July 10 in Lexington with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling sale.
Khalidabad brought the highest price of 175,000 euros ($219,180 in U.S. funds) during the Arqana summer sale, which was held July 4-5 in France. The auction was conducted in Deauville for the first time.
The Japan Racing Association's select sale of foals and yearlings July 9 and 10 offers Americans an opportunity to get caught up with some old friends.
Joe Hopkins is the new United States representative for Goffs. The Ireland-based Thoroughbred sales company announced his appointment July 5.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 260 yearlings for its New York-bred preferred sale. The number is up 20.4% from last year's total of 216.
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