Multiple grade 3 winner Home Run Kitten and stakes winner Aristocratic, as well as a group of well-bred 2-year-olds, top the 43 horses entered in the July 26 Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar.
Maggi Moss' grade 1 winner Big World will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November sale as part of the Bluewater Sales consignment.
Horse racing newcomer Larry Best struck again, going to $1 million to acquire a Medaglia d'Oro filly during the waning minutes of the Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale, highlighting a strong auction that kicked off the yearling sale season.
Shadai Stallion Station's Deep Impact lived up to his name July 10-11 as the leading Japanese sire produced the top-priced individuals at the Japan Racing Horse Association selected foal and yearling sale.
Stiff competition for racehorses, especially accomplished well-bred fillies and mares, fueled a vibrant July horses of racing age market at Fasig-Tipton, with the July 10 auction soaring past last year's numbers
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 300 foals of 2016 for the sale that kicks off the yearling auction season, providing breeders with the first barometer of the market.
The Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale offers buyers the first opportunity to see yearlings from first-crop sires and one of the top horses to watch at the July 11 sale is a colt sired by Cairo Prince.
With more than 15 stakes winners among the offerings, the Fasig-Tipton horses of all ages sale will begin July 10 at 5 p.m. ET.
Merry Fox Stables homebred Guilty Twelve put in a sustained stretch drive to nip favored Zipessa in the $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (G3T).
The Fasig-Tipton horses of racing age sale will be the first for Elite Sales since it was formed by Bradley Weisbord and Liz Crow.
Fasig-Tipton has added a dozen entries to its ever-expanding selected horses of racing age sale scheduled for July 10 at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington.
Stakes winner Bust Another and Korean-bred Rock Sapphire are among the seven new supplements to the Fasig-Tipton horses of racing age sale.
Topped by Canadian grade 2 stakes winner Rainha Da Bateria and multiple grade 3 winner Suffused, a well-balanced field of eight fillies and mares are set to contest the Dance Smartly Stakes (G2T) on the July 2 Queen's Plate card at Woodbine.
A diverse group of 106 horses have been cataloged so far for the Fasig-Tipton selected horses of racing age sale that takes place July 10 in Lexington. The sale at the Newtown Paddocks begins at 5 p.m. (EDT).
Although the 227 head cataloged for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale reflects a 9.9% decline from the 252 entered last year, sales company officials said it is not lacking in the quality that has become the auction's trademark.
The lengthy legal battle between the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and its former chief steward John Veitch surrounding the Life At Ten incident during the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (G1) has come to an end.
For the first time in some 30 years, Keeneland has tweaked the commission structure for all of its auctions.
After a session topped by an Astrology filly bought by Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm for $300,000, the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2-year-olds in training sale ended June 14 with double-digit increases in average and median prices.
Topped by a First Dude colt bought by his breeder for $400,000 on behalf of a racing partnership he heads, the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2-year-olds and horses of racing age sale began on a strong note June 13.
The timing couldn't be better for three consignors with colts sired by Gainesway's leading sire Tapit entered in the June 14 second day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses in training sale.
When Ocala Breeders' Sales begins its two-day 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale June 13, a half brother to champion Classic Empire and two sons of Scat Daddy will be among the horses to watch.
With Ocala Breeders' Sales scheduled to close out the 2-year-olds in training sale season June 13-14, it will mark the end of a robust year that has seen across-the-board success for pinhookers and sales companies.
A filly from the first crop of sprinter Poseidon’s Warrior and an Astrology filly posted bullet works June 10 as Ocala Breeders’ Sales concluded its under tack show in preparation for next week’s 2-year-olds and horses in training sale.
For the second day in a row, one of the fastest workers during the June 9 Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses in training sale under tack show session came from Jaime Mejia's Thoroughbred Champions Training Center.
The top previously purchased horse in the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-old and horses of all ages sale is a Scat Daddy colt purchased for $260,000 by agent Justin Casse on behalf of a partnership group.
A Midnight Lute colt and a son of Midshipman turned in the fastest eighth-mile and quarter-mile works June 8, during the second session of the under tack show for the June 13-14 Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-old and horses in training sale.
Klein Racing's homebred Believe in Bertie, first or second in 10 of 12 starts, tops the field of seven fillies and mares entered in the $100,000 Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (G3T) June 10 at Churchill Downs.
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses of racing age sale got a fast start out of the gate June 7, with some of the day's best workout times recorded during the first set.
In search of a yearling with classic potential, Albaugh Family Stable stepped up to acquire J Boys Echo for $485,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale.
Belmont Stakes (G1) hopeful Multiplier, a colt from the first crop of The Factor, went unsold on a final bid of $120,000 at last year's Ocala Breeders' Sales' April sale.
Phillips Racing Partnership's homebred Time and Motion will reach millionaire status if she wins the $100,000 Eatontown Stakes (G3T) at Monmouth Park.
In its first year, a pinhooking venture established by Ahmed Zayat sold eight 2-year-olds for more than $4.1 million, a healthy return on the aggregate yearling purchase price of $1.63 million.
Agent Dennis O'Neill has high regard for Orb, whose progeny have been in high demand at 2-year-olds in training sales this year, purchasing one of the Claiborne Farm stallion's 2-year-olds for $710,000.
Led by a Curlin colt sold for a sale-record $1.5 million, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale in Timonium, Md., produced solid across-the-board gains during the two-day stand.
A bay colt by Distorted Humor was bought by trainer Simon Callaghan for $850,000 to become the second-highest price at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A Curlin colt set a record for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training when sold for $1.5 million during the May 23 final session of the two-day sale.
A son of Orb who was one of the buzz horses during the second session of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's 2-year-olds in training sale lived up to expectations when he was purchased by Dennis O'Neill, agent for Amr Zedan, for $710,000.
Led by a Smart Strike filly sold for $525,000, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training got off to a solid start May 22 with across-the-board gains in a market that continued the trends seen earlier in the juvenile auction season.
A really fast workout May 18 by a Jimmy Creed filly entered in the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale evoked an emotional response from his consignor, Penny Lopez.
When an Into Mischief filly with no stakes horses in her first two dams left the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale ring on a final bid of $425,000, it represented a major score for consignor Wes Carter and his client, Carolyn Vogel.
A chestnut colt by Curlin, who breezed an eighth-mile in :10, heads the list of horses to watch during the May 23 second session of the two-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A Smart Strike filly, who was one of the fastest workers during the under tack show, was bought by Chris Brothers' Xavier International Bloodstock for $525,000 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Bidding on behalf of an undisclosed client, Donato Lanni went to $425,000 to acquire an Into Mischief filly to top the early portion of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale May 22.
Hips to Watch: Day 1 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale
The bull market seen in the previous 2-year-old in training sales is expected to continue at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale, with high hopes that the strong top-end market will have a trickle-down effect on the middle and bottom price points.
The sale grounds at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic were abuzz the morning of May 21 about the previous day's racing at Pimlico Race Course highlighted by the Preakness Stakes (G1) victory of Seth Klarman and William Lawrence's Cloud Computing.
They raised the roof on the large Under Armour hospitality tent in the Pimlico Race Course infield after Recruiting Ready sprinted to victory for owner Sagamore Farm in the Maker’s Mark Chick Lang Stakes on the May 20 Preakness (G1) undercard.
Preakness Day 142 got off to a quiet start on the backside of Pimlico Race Course the morning of May 20, with most of the horses that will be competing later in the day in the second leg of the Triple Crown remaining in their barns.
A Curlin colt who was one of the fastest workers during the under tack show is also the highest-priced previously purchased offering at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Despite knocking it out of the park with a modestly-priced colt sold at public auction for seven figures, a pinhook partnership put together by Paul Sharp and Liz Crow will remain grounded and not get too carried away with its instant success.
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