A son of Johannesburg was the fastest worker at an eighth of a mile during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
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Do these monikers suit these six- and seven-figure horses or do they add unnecessary burdens to animals that already are weighed down by high expectations? read blog
El Padrino, who defeated Mark Valeski by a nose in the Feb. 25 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II), was one cool dude when he resided at Middlebrook Farm near Lexington.
More Optimism Than Pessimism As Select 2YO Selling Season Approaches read blog
Castaway, who won a division of the Feb. 20 Southwest Stakes (gr. III), kept getting better and better as a yearling, according to Mark Taylor of Kentucky-based Taylor Made Sales Agency.
A new Thoroughbred sale is scheduled for this summer in Southern California. Barretts Equine, in cooperation with Del Mar, plans to conduct the auction of horses in training in the racetrack's paddock July 22.
The hyperbaric oxygen chamber at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington is back in operation after being shut down following an accident involving a similar piece of equipment in Florida.
When Starlight Racing needs to replenish its stable of runners, its buying team heads to the yearling auctions. The venture's efforts at the sales are paying off handsomely this year with several promising 3-year-olds.
Drill, who defeated American Act by a nose in the Feb. 19 San Vincente Stakes (gr. II), was a high-energy horse with a lot of potential even as a yearling.
Shari Eisaman talks about what she sees in young horses that indicates they will do well at the racetrack read blog
Grade II winner and millionaire Arson Squad was released from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington Feb. 16.
Now I Know, winner of the 2011 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III), has been retired from racing, according to a Feb. 14 Oaklawn Park press release.
Thunder Moccasin didn't command huge prices in the auction ring, but he always was physically impressive.
With all the cutbacks there is a void in the marketplace, and breeders and yearling sellers are starting to fill it read blog
I'll Have Another didn't attract much attention as a sale horse, but he's making a big impact as a runner. The son of Flower Alley ranks among the top 3-year-olds on the Triple Crown trail.
The prevailing trend in the American Thoroughbred marketplace recently has been positive and the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale generated more upbeat news as all key business figures increased from a year ago.
Fancy Prancer became the most expensive horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale in Lexington when she brought $200,000 early in the evening of Feb. 6.
Star Worship and Stephanie Got Even brought $150,000 and $110,000, respectively, during the afternoon of Feb. 6 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale in Lexington.
Three horses commanded six-figure prices during the first hour of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed auction Feb. 6 in Lexington.
Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky winter mixed sale, which is scheduled for Feb. 6 in Lexington, could generate some excitement in a rebounding Thoroughbred marketplace.
Letting Algorithms get his way hurt his yearling price, but he's rewarded his breeder and the farm that raised him with his racing success.
Dynaformer's reputation as Three Chimneys Farm's grumpiest stallion is deserved read blog
A.P. Indy and one of his sons, Bernardini, were among the top commercial sires last year as A.P. Indy's stud career was coming to an end read blog
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale kept the momentum going in the North American Thoroughbred auction business, which rebounded in 2011.
Animal Kingdom worked an easy half mile on turf in :53.44 at Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida Jan. 17. Toby's Corner also worked.
The offspring of Hard Spun were popular among buyers Jan. 17 as the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale began its two-day run in Florida with a consignor preferred session and a new horses of racing age section.
Norvsky charged past 7-10 favorite Jeranimo late in the stretch to capture the $150,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 16 at Santa Anita Park in California.
Junebugred made his 2012 debut a winning one, but it was close. The chestnut son of Corinthian defeated 17-1 longshot Reckless Jerry by a neck in the $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park Jan. 16.
Keeneland director of sales Geoffrey Russell discusses the recovery of the Thoroughbred marketplace and his outlook for the future. read blog
The equine marketplace took another step on the road to recovery as the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale posted huge gains in Lexington.
Yearlings were the stars during the third session of the surging Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington. The three top-priced horses Jan. 11 were foals of 2011.
Auction participants give their opinions about the performance of the first major Thoroughbred auction of 2012.
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale continued to sizzle during its second session in Lexington. Gross surpasses total for entire five-day auction last year.
Gross, average, and median during first session of January sale increase 30.4%, 16.6%, and 60%, respectively.
Consignors and buyers generally were busy and in a good mood one day before the start of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington.
Here is a list of some of the auction's most attractive prospects Jan. 9-10 based on their bloodlines.
Looking back to 2011 and ahead to this year's first major auction, the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, Geoffrey Russell said he was expecting more of the same. And that's a good thing.
People rushed into the winner's circle, chanting "Venezuela, Venezuela," and waving that South American country's flags after Stud Jabces' Heisenberg won the 44th Clasico Internacional del Caribe (Pan-I) Dec. 11 in Panama.
Hammer Time's Deirdre Biles continues her Panama trip with a visit to the Pincay Jockey Academy. read blog
Deirdre Biles is off to Panama to cover the Clasico Internacional del Caribe. read blog
As director of sales at Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Michael Hernon works hard to make sure the nursery and its clients enjoy success with their horses. But this year, he had some notable achievements of his own to savor.
Royal Delta isn't as competitive as her mother, but has more natural ability read blog
Two major dispersals, one of which included the $8.5 million racing or broodmare prospect Royal Delta, helped create big surges in several key business figures at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
The latest edition of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale has more momentum than a charging rhino.
History was made during the third session of the surging Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, which enjoyed big increases in gross, average price, and median for the third day in a row.
Royal Delta brought the second day of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction to an electrifying conclusion when her price soared to $8.5 million in a spectator-packed sale pavilion.
Peter Vegso, who describes the horse business as an emotional roller coaster, went on a wild ride at Keeneland Nov. 8. He and Gary Seidler sold their homebred Unrivaled Belle for $2.8 million at Keeneland.
Fueled by well-bred horses owned by the late Edward P. "Ned" Evans, the market at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale burned white-hot during its opening session.
Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Farm in Australia sold a weanling half sister to Zenyatta for $1.5 million during the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction Nov. 7 in Lexington.
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