Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 439 yearlings for its Texas summer yearling sale Aug. 28 and 29 at Lone Star Park.
Keeneland has catalogued a record 5,161 horses for its September yearling sale in Lexington.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association has catalogued 246 horses for its Northern California yearling sale.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction sold its first seven-figure horse since 1983 and generated sale records for its average and median prices last Monday and Tuesday.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 180 yearlings for its Saratoga select yearling sale, which is scheduled for Aug. 8 and 9 in New York.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 477 horses for its Kentucky select yearling sale on July 17 and 18 at the Newtown Paddocks near Lexington.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued more than 740 horses for the Kentucky winter mixed sale on Feb. 12 and 13 in Lexington.
Fasig-Tipton has adjusted its 2006 sales schedule for Saratoga Springs, N. Y, and added an additional yearling auction to the mix.
The one session devoted to yearlings in Tattersalls' December sales produced records for gross revenue and average price.
The Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) has announced a new format for the July select sale next year that will include yearlings along with foals.
The mixed sale will be held Oct. 24 and 25 in Southern California.
Here's a review of the top priced ($1 million or more) sellers during session 2 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA), which was formed in Central Kentucky earlier this year, has published a 20-page pamphlet about the pre-sale endoscopic evaluation of the throats of horses offered at public auction.
The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's annual yearling sale Sept. 6 showed increases in gross, average, and median.
A filly by Montjeu topped the select portion of the Deauville sale Monday in France, with a final bid of 580,000 euros (about $710,000).
Tuesday's 2005 Northern California yearling sale showed an increase in average sale price of 10.2%, with a colt by Bertrando topping the sale at $50,000.
The New York Breeders' Sales Company announced the catalog for the Saratoga Premier Yearling Sale Aug. 11-12 is now available online at www.nybreederssales.com. The sales company has catalogued 210 yearlings for the two sessions, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. each day.
Having previously announced its Saratoga sale would be held over two nights rather than three for the first time, Fasig-Tipton officials said the catalogue for the sale has declined considerably.
A new organization that seeks to better educate buyers of horses at public auction announced its formation today.
The New York Breeders' Sales Co. is planning two sales in Saratoga Springs for 2005. A yearling sale will be held Aug. 11-12, with a mixed sale to follow Oct. 17-18. The sales will be conducted at the show grounds on Union Avenue adjacent to Saratoga racetrack.
On day 10 of the Keeneland November sale, it was dark, gloomy, and drizzly. But you couldn't dampen the spirits of those who consigned to the world's largest breeding stock auction.
The weanling market exhibited strength throughout the Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November breeding stock sales, and that strength was not just concentrated at the top. As has been the trend the last few years, there was a premium attached to all levels of the younger sires, and that seemed to be more pronounced this season. That was good news for sellers loaded with weanlings from first-year sires.
Europe's premier yearling auction, the Tattersalls October (part one) yearling sale in Newmarket, returned encouraging figures Oct. 5 but a verdict on the strength of the market is impossible to make yet with no direct comparisons available.
Sheikh Mohammed struck early at the second of two select sessions at the Goffs' Orby Sale at Kill, Co Kildare, Ireland, Tuesday, but the overall figures for the select part of the sale were down.
Is the biggest sale of its kind in the world getting too big?
A record 4,891 horses are cataloged for Keeneland's September yearling sale, which begins Monday, Sept. 13 and continues for 14 days through Sept. 27.
- By Dan Liebman
By Dan Liebman -- Among the comments heard at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale were two that were neither profound nor lengthy, but nonetheless quite significant. From Patrick Lawley-Wakelin: "People were more prepared this year." From Walt Robertson: "It is a good time to own a horse."
OK, let's be honest. We don't really know what's going to happen until a horse goes into the sale ring and we see if two or three of the biggest buyers want him badly and hook up. But here's a list of some of the colts and fillies that were generating buzz prior to Monday and Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearing sale.
Expectations are running high for the yearling selling season, which kicks off Monday in Central Kentucky with Fasig-Tipton's July auction.
Pat Costello of Paramount Sales and Jamie Railton are teaming up to consign horses to the Tattersalls October yearling sale in England.
A Danehill colt brought the top price of $650,000 ($498,940 in U.S. funds) as the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions yearling sale got off to strong start in Australia Thursday.
The gross up 44%, average up 28% and a median that had risen 17% told the story of a remarkable Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, which finished in Newmarket last night.
The August yearling sale conducted by Agence Francaise in Deauville, France showed modest gains, in part because of a smaller catalog. The sale ended Aug. 27 after five days of selling.
The number of entries for this year's Keeneland September yearling sale is "comparable" to the total for last year's auction, according to Keeneland's director of sales Geoffrey Russell.
Nominations for Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky July select, Saratoga select, and New York-bred preferred yearling sales were "comparable" to last year's figures as of March 12, according to Fasig-Tipton executive Boyd Browning.
The three-day premier yearling sale conducted by New Zealand Bloodstock that ended today saw a decline in both gross and average from a year ago.
Things slowed a bit today, the second day of the New Zealand premier yearling sale at Karaka, but the gross and average were both still ahead of last year's figures.
After 220 hips through the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings sale, a filly from the family of Dancethruthedawn, hip #77, has brought the highest price of $300,000.
Last year's 26,055,700 guineas total Tattersalls October Yearling Sale turnover was passed Thursday night in Newmarket, England, and the record aggregate of 32,256,200 guineas achieved in 2000 could be reached with two more days to go.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling sale has shown strong numbers through the first two days of the three-day auction. On Monday and Tuesday, gross and average are up slightly, while the median is up significantly and the number of horses bought back is down. The sale ends today.
Keeneland's second October yearling sale will catalogue substantially fewer horses than it did in 2001.
Lane's End Farm sold the only two yearlings to bring over $1 million at the Keeneland sale on Monday, but it will not sell any horses at the auction on Tuesday.
The 59th annual Keeneland July select yearling sale gets under way at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) on Monday with 200 horses cataloged for the two-day auction.
Keeneland was beginning to spring to life Thursday as horses started arriving for the sale company's annual July auction, the industry's first true measure each year of the yearling market.
TVG will offer live coverage and analysis of the Keeneland July select yearling sale July 15 and 16 from 7-10:30 p.m.
The catalogue for the Saratoga select yearling sale will have 228 horses, down by 3.8% from last year's total of 237.
The third highest price ever for a yearling sold in Europe was realized Wednesday when a Desert Prince colt brought 2,300,000 guineas ($3,519,000) at the Tattersalls Houghton sale.
Day two of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected yearlings sale in Lexington, Ky. began with an Unbridled colt, Hip No. 297, shattering Wednesday's top price. As the sale concluded, final numbers were positive with the exception of the number of horses that did not meet their reserve prices.
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