Headlines for Sunday, July 19, 2009

  • Yearlings at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select auction.

    F-T Auction Kicks Off Yearling Selling Season

    Even though the stock market has been enjoying a recent rally, buyers and sellers of young horses aren't expecting a similar rebound in yearling prices. Heading into the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select auction, which kicks off the 2009 yearling selling season, some people were predicting further downturns of 30% or more in key business figures, mainly because the health of the overall economy, here and abroad, remains weak.

  • F-T Day One: Yearlings to Watch

    This is a list of horses that consignors and buyers consider to be among the top prospects during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale July 20 in Lexington.

  • F-T Day Two: Yearlings to Watch

    This is a list of horses that buyers and consignors considered to be among the top prospects during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale July 21 in Lexington.

  • Carrie Brogden

    New F-T Consignors Eager for Challenge

    Launching a new business venture in the midst of a global financial crisis would be a daunting task for most people, but the connections of several new consignments at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling auction seemed eager to take on the challenge the weekend before the sale's July 20 start.

  • Stuart, 27, New Bluegrass Sales Director

    Sandy Stuart is the new director of sales for Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, and he's finding out what it's like being in charge of a consignment for the first time at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction in Lexington.

  • Our Edge made easy work of 10 rivals in the 2009 Barbaro Stakes at Delaware Park.

    Our Edge Rules Over Barbaro Rivals

    Our Edge, a fast-developing 3-year-old colt trained by Nick Zito for Robert LaPenta, made easy work of 10 rivals in the $152,100 Barbaro Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park July 19.

  • Fasig-Tipton Sale Preview - 7/19/09

    Blood-Horse bloodstock sales editor Deirdre Biles previews the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July SelectYearling sale, plus an interview with Taylor Made's Mark Taylor.

  • Belmont Stakes Champion Summer Bird with Jockey Eddie Castro in the saddle, works 3/4's of a mile at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. in preparation for the Haskell Invitational.

    Summer Bird Drills Six Furlongs at Monmouth

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Summer Bird, expected to take on Preakness (gr. I) champion Rachel Alexandra in the Aug. 2 Haskell Invitational (gr. I), worked 1:13 4/5 for six furlongs at Monmouth Park July 19 as he continues to prepare for the $1 million event.