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  • Katie Taylor, who manages Bloodstock Investments, went to $200,000 for Hip 1810

    Bloodstock Investments Acquires Carpe Diem Colt

    Bloodstock Investments continued to add to its portfolio of pinhook prospects, going to $200,000 to acquire a colt from the first crop of Carpe Diem during the sixth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Adrian Regan of Hunter Valley Farm

    Reasonable Reserves Boost Hunter Valley Consignment

    Hunter Valley Farm has had a successful Keeneland November breeding stock sale, ostensibly due to the ability of the Versailles, Ky., nursery to establish reserves that enable the large consignment to have a high turnover rate.

  • Woodford Thoroughbreds' Matt Lyons.

    Tension Tops Keeneland's Fourth Session

    It was the total package: Tension, a young daughter of leading sire Tapit in foal to prominent sire Curlin lit up the Keeneland November breeding stock bid board, going for $750,000 to the account of Woodford Thoroughbreds.

  • Fools In Love brings seven figures during the first session of Book 2 at Keeneland

    $1 Million Bid Secures Fools in Love

    Fools In Love, the dam of recent group 2 winner Seahenge, was knocked down for $1 million to Cheveley Park Stud, the highest price early during the Nov. 9 third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Twirl was a $3.1 million RNA at the Keeneland November sale

    Twirl a Pricey Buy-Back at Keeneland

    Twirl (IRE), the final horse through the ring during the Nov. 8 second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale represented a large buy-back, failing to sell on a final bid of $3.1 million.

  • Nathan McCauley is at Keeneland to answer questions from prospective buyers about the horses in his father's dispersal

    McCauley Farm Disperses Horses at Keeneland

    After nearly 20 years in the Thoroughbred business, Ron McCauley is dispersing his bloodstock at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale that began Nov. 7. The McCauley horses are being offered without reserve.

  • Horses wait to go through the sales ring outside the crowded Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion

    Considerable Strength Below Top at Fasig-Tipton

    The blockbuster Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 6 yielded not only some big-ticket mares, but several others just below the top that could have been sale-toppers in many other venues, including champion female sprinter Finest City.

  • Catch a Glimpse brings a final bid of $3 million Nov. 6 at the Fasig-Tipton November sale

    Japanese Buyers Go to $3 Million for Catch a Glimpse

    Canadian Horse of the Year and millionaire daughter of City Zip sold for $3 million to K I Farm in Japan at the Fasig-Tipton November sale. Catch a Glimpse won seven graded stakes, including two grade 1s, and retired with $1,853,615 in earnings.

  • Songbird admires her sale display at Fasig-Tipton

    Quality on Offer at Fasig-Tipton November Sale

    It's impossible to traverse the barn area of the Fasig-Tipton November sale without feeling a sense of awe with the broodmares, racehorses, and well-bred weanlings that will be offered during the Nov. 6 sale in Lexington that begins at 4 p.m. ET.

  • Buyers inspect horses ahead of the Fasig-Tipton November sale

    Fasig-Tipton Buzzing Over Breeders' Cup Friday Results

    As buyers and consignors went about the business of inspecting and showing horses that will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, there was a buzz over the events at Del Mar during the first day of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • A Sky Mesa colt consigned as Hip 886 sells for $270,000 at Fasig-Tipton

    Heavenly Love's Half Brother to Farmer for $270,000

    On Oct. 6, Mark Casse-trained Heavenly Love won the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) for Debby Oxley. Nineteen days later, Casse signed the sales ticket on the Malibu Moon filly's half brother for $270,000 on behalf of Kentucky owner Tracy Farmer.

  • 2017 Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale

    Five to Watch at Fasig-Tipton October Sale

    Three colts and two fillies are among the horses to watch during the Oct. 26 fourth and final session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale, based on observations from buyers and consignors.

  • Hip 736, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro out of Broadway Gold, brought $700,000 during the Oct. 25 third session of the Fasig-Tipton October sale

    Casse Strikes Early to Get Colt for $700,000

    Acting on behalf of a partnership group, trainer Mark Casse went to $700,000 to buy a Medaglia d'Oro colt early during the Oct. 25 penultimate session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale, becoming the top-priced individual at the sale.

  • Hip 383, a Medaglia d'Oro half brother to Miss Ella, brought $250,000

    Wilsons Acquire Well-Related Medaglia d'Oro Colt

    A Medaglia d'Oro colt who is a half brother to multiple graded stakes winner Miss Ella was one of the stars during the Oct. 24 second session of the Fasig-Tipton October sale when bought by David and Holly Wilson for $250,000.

  • Hip 506 is an Into Mischief half brother to grade 2 winner Kobe's Back

    Frommer Acquires Colt With 'Stallion's Pedigree'

    Like many pinhookers, Cary Frommer and partners are buying at the top of a polarized market with the hope they will be selling at the top of the 2-year-old market next spring, and she hopes an Into Mischief colt bought for $270,000 fits the bill.

  • Hip 131, a Tapit filly out of Raffishing Look, sold for $250,000

    Crow Thrilled to Get Tapit Filly for $250,000

    Liz Crow, acting on behalf of Mathis Stables, was pleased she was able to acquire a chestnut daughter of leading sire Tapit for $250,000 Oct. 23 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton October fall yearling sale.

  • Hip 96, a Ghostzapper filly, sells for $275,000

    Ghostzapper Filly Landed in Good Spot at Fasig-Tipton

    A Ghostzapper filly initially pointed toward to an August sale lit up the bid board during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton October fall yearling sale Oct. 23, bringing a final bid of $275,000 from Samantha Siegel's Jay Em Ess Stable.

  • Birdstone Colt Tops Iowa Fall Sale

    A yearling Birdstone colt bred and consigned by Iowa State University was sold for $55,000 to Larry Cascio to top the Oct. 22 fall sale conducted by the Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association.

  • Hip 339, a Ghostzapper colt consigned by his breeder Adena Springs

    Tapit Yearlings Among Fasig-Tipton Hips to Watch

    A colt and a filly by Gainesway's leading sire Tapit are among the horses to keep an eye on during the Oct. 23 opening session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale. The auction in Lexington begins at 10 a.m. daily through Oct. 26.