Finally free from what seemed like interminable quarantine in Louisiana, Gun Runner put on an impressive display in his first start of the season, leading every step of the way for a 5 3/4-length victory in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3).
Consignors are optimistic that the March 1 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2-year-olds in training sale will continue to build on the momentum of last year's auction in which gross, average, and median prices spiked.
The first two Florida juvenile sales of 2017 will each feature a handful of racing prospects that were bought by Zayat Stables as yearlings and are being offered as 2-year-olds in training.
From selling the top-priced 2-year-old sold at public auction in North America to relocating to the mountains of Nevada, it has been quite a year for Thoroughbred breeders Sal and Colleen Simeone.
Finally free of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Gun Runner had his first breeze at Oaklawn Park Feb. 13 in preparation for the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3).
It was a bidding slugfest at the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale when the mare Cinnamon Spice was offered during the Feb. 7 session, and in the end Oussama Aboughazale's International Equities Holding left with the $700,000 sale topper.
If the results of the recent Fasig-Tipton Midlantic winter mixed sale are any indication, the Becky Merkel sale consignments are in good hands with the consignor’s daughter and son-in-law Sarah Estrada-Brok and Carlos Estrada.
Military Angel, a a multiple group-placed daughter of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Big Brown, was purchased by French-based MAB Agency for €210,000 ($224,291 in U.S. Funds) to top the Goffs February sale.
The new sale-topper at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale came early in the second session when International Equities Holding went to $700,000 to secure racing/broodmare prospect.
Topped by the Super Saver filly Super Majesty, the first day of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale produced across-the-board gains when compared with the same session a year ago as there was competitive bidding for the top lots.
For the Feb. 7 second session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale, the supplemental catalog includes offerings that will likely be among the most desired by buyers.
Grade 3 winner Super Majesty is among the horses to keep an eye on during the Feb. 6 opening session of the two-day Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale in Lexington. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. ET daily.
Kid Silver, a mare who had a foal each year between 2007-14, is being offered for sale at the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale during the auction’s second and final session Feb. 7 in Lexington.
Breeders still seeking a broodmare or broodmare prospect before the mid-February start of the North American breeding season will have one final opportunity when Fasig-Tipton Kentucky holds its winter mixed sale Feb. 6-7.
With short yearlings a hot commodity at winter mixed sales, the stallion with the most foals of 2016 entered at the Feb. 6-7 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky auction is San Pablo, a son of Jump Start who who or placed in 16 of 19 career starts.
A deep international buying bench helped boost the aggregate and hold the average price steady at the two-day premier yearling sale held by New Zealand Bloodstock in Karaka, New Zealand.
When Fasig-Tipton conducts its Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 6-7, 32 horses from the Rockin' Z Ranch dispersal will offered without reserve by Vinery Sales.
The only short yearling in the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic winter mixed sale sired by 2016 leading freshman sire Dialed In was purchased by Machmer Hall Farm for $70,000 to top the one-day auction Jan. 29.
When the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale is conducted Sunday, Jan. 29, sale company management and consignors hope it builds on the 2016 edition.
Prominent owner Bill Heiligbrodt was an aggressive buyer during the first day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's winter mixed sale Jan. 25.
Twenty-four entries have been added to the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale that will be held Feb. 6-7 in Lexington.
For 364 days a year, management and staff at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company operate a sales company in central Florida. For one day of the year, though, they become racetrack operators.
Master Plan began to live up to his hefty purchase price when the 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy rallied late under John Velazquez for a 2 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes (colts and geldings division).
A major enhancement of the pavilion and general offices at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. is well underway, but buyers and sellers at the January mixed sale should notice little impact.
As she hustled through the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s barn area with an armload of stall door cards, Kim Harrison stopped long enough to offer her optimistic opinion about the upcoming OBS winter mixed sale.
An American Lion gelding who was a late addition to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s January winter mixed sale and an Overdriven filly topped the Jan. 23 pre-sale workouts at the Ocala, Fla., sales facility.
Multiple stakes winner Lake Sebago tops the list of racehorses that will be offered when the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. conducts its annual winter mixed sale Jan. 25-26.
The possibility that grade 1 winner Gun Runner could start in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park came closer to fruition after a deal was reached to use Ruis Racing's slot in the 12-horse starting gate.
The four Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s Day of Champions races that will be run Jan. 24, one day prior to the sales company’s winter mixed sale, have drawn 40 entrants.
Grade 3 winner Metaboss has been retired and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., for a fee of $2,000 stands and nurses.
Aptly named Uncontested jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 5 1/4-length romp in the Smarty Jones Stakes over a sloppy track at Oaklawn Park on the Martin Luther King holiday card Jan. 16.
Grade 1 winner Bradester has been retired to enter stud this year at Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas, for a fee of $3,500.
A Fastnet Rock filly bred in Australia by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings was sold to Coolmore Stud's Tom Magnier for Aus$1.2 million to top the final Book 1 session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale Jan. 14.
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale came to an end Jan. 13 with across-the-board declines for the auction that was bereft of quality offerings.
Dr. E.C. "Pug" and Susie Hart came to the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale looking for a replacement for their late mare Miz United States, and left with Dixie Victory, who topped the penultimate Jan. 12 session at $100,000.
With two horses bringing in excess of six figures, the third session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale posted an average price on even terms with 2016.
The equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots continues to have repercussions throughout the industry, with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. becoming the second major sales company to restrict horses from Louisiana.
The second session of the Keeneland horses of all ages sale Jan. 10 had more vibrancy than did the opener, but at the end of the day the results were the same, with significant declines in all key categories.
If Mike Ryan’s instincts are correct, an Uncle Mo short yearling the agent selected for $370,000 on behalf of Key Palm Stable at the Jan. 10 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale will prove to be a bargain.
Delightful Joy, an attractive chestnut daughter of leading sire Tapit, was purchased for $700,000 to become the second-highest-priced horse sold during the Jan. 9 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
When Taylor Made began a pinhooking operation under the Bloodstock Investments banner, it began by investing only in broodmares, but is now shifting its focus to yearlings, buying two during the Jan. 9 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
After braving a weekend in which temperatures barely made it into the teens, consignors and buyers can expect milder weather when the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale begins.
Consignor Alfred Nuckols, who hit a home run when a Street Sense yearling filly consigned by his Hurstland Farm to Keeneland’s 2013 January horses of all ages brought a winning bid of $1.45 million, has the filly's full brother in this year's sale.
Consistently among the leading consignors at Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton sales, Martha Jane Mulholland’s Mulholland Springs Farm targets the Keeneland January horses of all ages for certain mares and short yearlings that do not fit in November.
Although Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is some 650 miles south of Lexington, an outbreak of equine herpesvirus at the New Orleans facility is having an effect on the Keeneland horses of all ages sale that begins Jan. 9.
An incentive program aimed at improving the size and quality of the broodmare and racehorse populations in Ontario has been unveiled just in time for the first mixed sales of 2017.
With snow blanketing the ground and an arctic blast dropping temperatures to below freezing, Central Kentucky offered an apt setting for Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale that ushers in the 2017 sale season.
The Kentucky state veterinarian's office has imposed an embargo on horses from any Louisiana track or training center from entering any Kentucky track or training center.
Following Royal Inheritance's impressive maiden win last month at Aqueduct Racetrack, owner Joseph Bulger decided it was an opportune time to sell the Regal Ransom filly who has been supplemented to the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
Discovery Stakes (gr. III) winner Sticksstatelydude will be given a break from competition with plans for the colt to return in spring or summer 2017, according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.
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