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Keeneland Sept Sale Wrap: Day 3

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Keeneland Sept Sale Wrap: Day 3

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

Summer Select Sales Guide

Summer Select Sales Guide

The Blood-Horse's new Summer Select Sales Guide includes one-page profiles of the 28 first-crop yearling sires represented at the premier summer yearling sales of 2011 plus sire analyses, features, and more. More Information

2011 Summer Sales Research Report

2011 Summer Sales Research Report

The Blood-Horse MarketWatch and Fasig-Tipton are providing a free, information-rich special guide to the first select sales of the year -- the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July and the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select sales. Download Report

What's Going On Here: Hard Sell

What's Going On Here: Hard Sell

After the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale delivered numbers that represented shallow drops in gross, average, and median, and improvement in the buy-back rate, is the glass half-full or half-empty? Read Blog

Buy The Book

Buy The Book

Once again Keeneland has listened to its customers, recently announcing changes to the structure of its September yearling sale. Read Blog

BC3 Pinhookers Taking Global Approach

BC3 Thoroughbreds, the yearling-to-juvenile pinhooking venture that is best known for selling grade I winner Brother Derek, has broadened its horizons. Started by Utah horsemen John Brocklebank and Shane Chipman, BC3 has an ambitious plan to buy and resell young horses in this country, Australia, and Asia.

Bandoroff, Collins: 2009 Will Be Tough

Bandoroff, Collins: 2009 Will Be Tough

What will the yearling selling season of 2009 be like? A story with comments from a variety of auction participants appeared in the June 27 edition of The Blood-Horse and also was published on the magazine's Web site: www.bloodhorse.com. Now, two more people, Lincoln Collins and Craig Bandoroff, weigh in on the subject.

Numbers Soar at Louisiana Sale

Topped by a Leestown filly, the annual yearling sale conducted by the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana at the Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe saw major across-the-board increases in all key statistical categories.

Team Valor to Focus on Yearlings

Barry Irwin, who heads Team Valor International, is changing his strategy for acquiring horses for the racing partnerships his company puts together. And that could be good news for yearling sale consignors.

Recession Not Always Bad Sale News

A popular definition for a recession is a decline in a country's gross domestic product for two or more consecutive quarters in a year. So far, that hasn't happened in the latest economic downturn, but there is plenty of bad financial news around concerning gas prices, home values, and job losses

Most Lesions Don't Affect Performance

Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia have found that the majority of lesions found radiographically in sale yearlings have no effect on their racetrack performance when they are 2 and 3 years old.

Figures Soar at Keeneland's 13th Session

Figures Soar at Keeneland's 13th Session

Topped by a Victory Gallop filly sold for $95,000, Sunday's 13th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale followed the pattern of the 10 previous sessions as the gross receipts and average and median prices soared.

Agents See Continuation of 'Adjustment' at Keeneland Sale

The market adjustment that has resulted in declines at most major equine yearling sales is expected to continue at the marathon Keeneland September yearling sale, according to three prominent bloodstock agents. The sale in Lexington begins Monday and continues through Sept. 25.

Another Victory for Lion Heart

Another Victory for Lion Heart

At the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's select yearling sale Monday, Lion Heart emerged as the leading first-crop sire, his second victory in that category at a major yearling sale this year.

Two Yearlings Hit $1M at Saratoga; Hot Market for Fillies

The opening session of the 86th annual Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale was one for the ladies, as a strong market for fillies led the way Tuesday evening in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Three of the eight highest-priced yearlings that sold for $500,000 or more were fillies, including the session topper -- a $1,150,000 daughter of first-year sire Sky Mesa. A colt by Distorted Humor later sold for $1 million.

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