Staging a successful auction or two is one thing. Sustaining long-term success is something else entirely, and that is exactly what Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. is doing these days in both the juvenile and yearling markets.
Evan Hammonds talks with Trainer Kelly Breen about the Keeneland September yearling sale. watch video
Hip 459, a colt by champion Speightstown out of group I winner Sleepytime. Offered by Taylor Made Sales. watch video
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak takes us around the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sales grounds with interviews and insight into this week's sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales watch video
Fasig-Tipton, Barretts playing a vital role in attracting owners. read blog
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr recaps the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Yearling Sale and Horses of Racing Age Sale. Esther gives sale numbers, talks about both sale toppers, and asks Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning what his thoughts were. watch video
- By Frank Angst
Randy Gullatt of Twin Creeks Racing Stables talks about the Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale. watch video
More horses changed hands with sellers collectively making more money. read blog
The first week of Keeneland's September yearling sale in Lexington has been completed. Read about what people had to say about the market prior to Sept. 16.
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.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr interviews Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning on the Saratoga Yearling Sale. watch video
The plunging foal crop size should result in higher auction yearling prices as supply comes back more in line with demand. read blog
An Afleet Alex colt fetched the highest price thus far at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale when he was bought for $250,000 by trainer Mark Casse, agent.
Trainer Ken McPeek discusses the sales market and what his clients are looking for this year. watch video
A multiple year surge in the yearling average is more likely than a one-year growth spurt read blog
A daughter of Lonhro brought Aust$160,000 ($155,901 in U.S. funds) to top the second and final session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale June 6 in Australia.
With all the cutbacks there is a void in the marketplace, and breeders and yearling sellers are starting to fill it read blog
There have been some positive developments at this year's yearling sales, but the upswing is far from robust. read blog
Esther Marr talks with Tom Thornbury, Associate Director of Keeneland Sales, about the non select sessions of the 2011 Keeneland September Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency watch video
Esther Marr provides the numbers from day 2 of the Keeneland September Sale and includes totals from the full 2 day select sale session. Esther also interviews Walt Robertson about the select sale. watch video
Esther Marr talks with Case Clay, president of Three Chimneys Farm, about Big Brown's yearlings. Case also discusses his predictions for the Keeneland September sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
Esther Marr dissects the Keeneland September Sale day 1 results and interviews Keeneland's director of sales Geoffrey Russell. watch video
Nancy Dillman of Stonegate Farm discusses her good fortune to breed grade I winner Havre de Grace and that runner's half brother, which brought $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale read blog
David Ingordo explains what he looks for in a horse's conformation as a yearling. Plus the DVD includes a special feature on how he discovered Zenyatta. watch video
What did David Ingordo see in Zenyatta as a yearling sale prospect? Learn this and more as industry experts explain what they look for in yearling conformation. watch video
Eric Mitchell discusses the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale with Kitty Taylor and David Hanley. David is presenting a Raven's Pass yearling this year. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales. Watch Video
In 2005, when only 153 horses were cataloged, the Saratoga select yearling sale enjoyed a rebound Read Blog
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.
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.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 303 horses for its Kentucky July select yearling sale. The number is down 25.6% from last year's total of 407.
A half sister to Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Plum Pretty is entered in the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Timonium, Md., May 23 and 24.
When Mike Lauffer and partner Bill Cubbedge bought back a Forestry colt at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale, they thought long and hard before naming the newest member of their racing stable. Read Blog
The William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale's first session ended its three-day run April 7 in Australia with an average price of Aust$239,484 ($248,642 in U.S. funds) that was up 8.6% from a year ago.
A half brother to group I winner Black Caviar brought Aust$1.025 million ($1,059,110 in U.S. funds) topped the second session of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale April 6 in Australia.
Looking inside the 2010 yearling average numbers
Changes to Keeneland's September yearling sale aside, it's hard to get a good angle on the yearling market as the first week of the auction went into the books. Has it been a good sale to this point, or a bad one? Read Blog
Important Australian yearling auction will begin Jan. 12.
Half-brother to Lookin At Lucky also scratched from Central Kentucky auction.
With the weak economy continuing to have a negative impact on all sorts of businesses, Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. executive Tom Ventura has modest expectations for the auction firm's August yearling sale in Central Florida.
The California Cup yearling sale has 282 yearlings in its catalog. The auction, which is a joint venture between Barretts and the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, will be held Oct. 5 in the Hinds Pavlion at Barretts, which is located at Fairplex Park in Southern California. The sale will start at 11 a.m. (PDT).
A Choisir-Strawberry Mirn colt brought Aust$68,000 (approximately $51,893 in U.S. funds) to top the 60th annual HTBA William Inglis & Son Scone yearling sale in Australia May 14. Trainer Paul Perry purchased the colt from Broad Crossing.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale isn't glamorous. It comes at the end of the yearling selling season, so it generally doesn't attract the best of the available stock. But, in recent years, it has become a prime source of Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brand (gr. I) winners.
A Statue of Liberty -- Saloon Bar Girl colt brought Aust$54,000 (approximately $39,031 in U.S. funds) to top the opening session of the William Inglis & Son Melbourne autumn yearling sale April 26 in Australia. Mark Young Racing purchased the colt from Tetrarch Park Stud.
The inaugural Magic Millions QTIS 600 yearling sale ended its two-day run March 30 in Australia with a gross of Aust$6,135,500 (approximately $4,261,166 in U.S. funds) for the 333 horses sold. The average price was Aust$18,424 ($12,796), and the clearance rate was 81%.
A Lion Heart colt topped the opening session of the inaugural Magic Millions QTIS 600 yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast March 29. Len Wheeler purchased the colt for Aust$130,000 (approximately $90,302 in U.S. funds) from Lyndhurst Stud, agent.
The Magic Millions Adelaide yearling sale ended its three-session run March 12 in Australia with a gross of Aust$5,291,250 (approximately $3,422,433 in U.S. funds) that was up from last year's total of Aust$5,258,000. The clearance rose from 76% compared to 72% in 2008.
William Inglis & Son's Sydney classic yearling sale opened Feb. 8 in Australia with a session in which 83 horses sold for Aust$2,104,500 (approximately $1,421,022 in U.S. funds). The average price was Aust$25,355 ($17,121), and the median price was Aust$20,000 ($13,505). The clearance rate was 78%.
New Zealand Bloodstock's three-day select yearling sale experienced big downturns in business during its opening session at Karaka Jan. 28.
A Redoute's Choice - Bal Des Sirenes colt was the top seller Jan. 8 during the second session of the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions yearling auction on Australia's Gold Coast. He brought Aust$620,000 (approximately $446,549 in U.S. funds) from trainer Kris Lees, who purchased the colt from Amarina Farm, which was the agent for his Victoria-based breeder, Wood Nook Farm.
With a yearling auction season all but over, and one that delivered a sharp dose of economic reality, industry eyes will be fixed on the upcoming Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale, the unofficial annual kick-off to the campaign of selling of broodmares and weanlings.
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