Everett Dobson is increasing his involvement in the Thoroughbred business at a time when many people are pulling back.
Predicting how the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale will perform isn't an easy task. There are reasons to be encouraged and there are reasons to be concerned heading into the boutique auction.
Fasig-Tipton is once again offering "Virtual Yearling Inspection" videos for its upcoming Saratoga select sale on the company's website (www.fasigtipton.com).
Simon Burgess interviews Andrew Clarke, CEO of Living Legends, about the international home of rest for champion horses. Andrew discusses his athletes and each of their personalities. Watch Video
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 372 yearlings for its Texas summer yearling sale. The number is up 2.5% from last year's total of 363.
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Sale Co. has cataloged 221 horses for its summer mixed auction. The sale is scheduled for Aug. 8.
Tattersalls, the England-based auction company, will reinstate the guineas breeze up sale in 2012 after a hiatus this year.
Read what some participants in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale had to say about the market.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 772 yearlings for its August yearling sale. The number is down 14.3% from 2010's total of 901.
The stakes-winning mare Richbabe and the Street Sense colt that was by her side brought the top price of $240,000 during the first phase of Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt's dispersal.
"It wasn't spectacular, but it was OK, and that was better than I expected," said consignor Mark Taylor, summing up the performance of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select auction.
Here is a list of the horses that consignors and buyers think could bring expensive prices during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
A filly by a Japanese Horse of the Year and out of a Japanese Horse of the Year commanded a record-setting price of July 11.
The Fasig-Tipton July select yearling auction has fewer horses and is shorter this year. Those are changes that should appeal to both buyers and sellers, according to the company's vice president of sales, Bayne Welker.
Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt, who have been involved in the Thoroughbred business for more than 20 years, will begin dismantling their breeding and racing operation July 12 in Lexington.
In 2011, there are several reasons why the outlook for buyers and sellers of yearlings should be more positive even though America's economy continues to struggle.
Reiley McDonald has had several partners in Eaton Sales over the years. But now he is the sole proprietor of the Kentucky-based agency that is one of the top consignors in the Thoroughbred auction world.
The Tattersalls July sale ended its three-day run in England with increases of 1.2% in gross revenue, 5.4% in average price, and 16.7% in median price from last year.
The last foal sired by pensioned stallion Kingmambo is scheduled to be offered during the Arqana August yearling sale in Deauville in France. The chestnut colt is Hip No. 127 in the auction's catalog.
The catalog for the Edward P. Evans Estate's complete dispersal is available online at Keeneland's website.
The Tattersalls July sale enjoyed increases of 11.4% in average price and 25% in median price from 2010 on its second day in England July 7. The gross revenue rose 6.9%.
Simon Burgess talks with Colm O'Donoghue, jockey for Treasure Beach who won the Irish Derby on June 26. Watch Video
Corinne Ashton is a world class, four-star eventer and now Grand Prix dressage hopeful...and my first official riding lesson was with her. Hear about how she trains Thoroughbreds, whom a few are OTTB's Read Blog
A Viscount colt topped the third and final session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale, bringing Aust$110,000 ($118,093 in U.S. funds) June 7 in Australia as the auction ended on a strong note.
The Australian auction firm William Inglis & Son is taking applications for an internship position with the company.
A daughter of More Than Ready was the most expensive horse sold during the second session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale, commanding Aust$190,000 ($203,509 in U.S. funds) June 6 in Australia.
A Shamardal colt brought Aust$180,000 ($192,798 in U.S. funds) June 5 to top the first session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast.
Last Love, a half sister to Australian group III winner Brief Embrace (by Irgun), was the most expensive horse sold May 31 during the third and final session of the Magic Millions national broodmare auction in Australia.
ReRun, a well-known Thoroughbred adoption organization, is holding a "Moneigh" auction of "Sires and Sons" paintings on eBay that will feature some of Kentucky's best stallions and their sons.
Arapaho Miss, winner of the 2007 Crown Oaks (Aust-I), sold for Aust$650,000 ($695,682 in U.S. funds) to top the second session of the Magic Millions national broodmare auction in Australia May 30.
U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) discuss medication. Read Blog
Theresa Moore goes from owner to breeder to developer of Harmony Training Center. Download Now
The first revealing of my Kentucky Derby 2011 Top 5 picks. Stay Thirsty is on top, and you should already know why. The rest of the picks are easy to see, if you don't over think the Kentucky Derby this year. Read Blog
Keeneland is returning its sale commission to the industry standard of 5%, 10 years after reducing it to 4.5%. The change will take effect with this year's September yearling auction in Lexington.
2-year-olds most profitable market in 2010
A Medaglia d'Oro colt became the highest-priced horse ever sold at the Goffs Kempton ready-to-run sale in England when he brought Â£130,000 ($208,001 in U.S. funds) March 29.
A Street Sense filly grabbed the glory Feb. 9 during the opening session of the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale in Australia, bringing Aust$200,000 ($154,812 in U.S. funds).
A Gallant Guru colt, who is out of the unraced Star Way mare Blessed Thee, brought the top price of NZ$60,000 ($46,169 in U.S. funds) Feb. 6 during the first session of New Zealand Bloodstock's festival yearling sale.
The Tattersalls February mixed sale posted a 68.9% gain in its gross revenue and a 51.2% increase in its average price. The median price rose 28.6% Feb. 3 in England.
The financial drain is becoming too large for small commercial Thoroughbred breeders to handle. Read Blog
Seeking to add a little bit spice to their Kentucky winter mixed sale, Fasig-Tipton officials decided to devote a portion of the Feb. 7 auction in Lexington to no guarantee seasons to prominent stallions.
William Inglis & Son's Sydney Classic yearling sale ended its three-day run in Australia with increases of 8.3% in the number of horses that were sold, 11.7% in gross revenue, 3.2% in average price, and 4% in median price.
Four horses fetch Aust$100,000 ($98,895 in U.S. funds) or more apiece during Inglis Sydney Classic yearling sale's second session in Australia.
The William Inglis & Son Sydney Classic yearling sale began on a buoyant note Jan. 23 in Australia, with the first session average price up by more than 5% on figures from a year ago.
What will happen in the Thoroughbred auction ring in 2011? After some tough years, will things get better? Read what buyers and consignors had to say.
The Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale ended Jan. 19 in Australia with a Sequalo colt topping the sixth session. Magic Millions, acting as agent for a Queensland-based client, purchased the bay yearling for Aust$45,000.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale kicked off Jan. 18 in Central Florida with big increases in its key business figures during its consignor preferred session.
Even though there were widespread stud fee reductions in 2009 and 2010, consignors and their clients still are struggling to make money.
Irel, a 5-year-old Istidaad--God's Angel gelding, brought the top price of Aust$170,000 ($168,507 in U.S. funds) Jan. 18 during the Magic Millions racehorse sale on Australia's Gold Coast.
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale enjoyed increases in the number of horses sold, gross, and average price during its five-day run in Lexington. Read what people had to say about the market.
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