Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

  • Ocala Breeders' Sales president Tom Ventura said it was "very challenging" to organize the races in the middle of competing meets

    OBS Day of Champions Repositioned on Calendar

    When Ocala Breeders' Sales stages one day of racing Jan. 24, one day prior to its two-day winter mixed sale, the program will consist of eight Quarter Horse events and one race for Thoroughbreds, but will not include the Day of Champions stakes.

  • Hip 164, a Quality Road colt, topped the Barretts January sale at $120,000

    Barretts January Sale Topped by 2-Year-Olds

    Adrian Gonzalez's Checkmate Thoroughbreds sold three of the four highest-priced horses at the Barretts mixed sale Jan. 17 in Pomona, Calif. All were 2-year-olds and went to three different buyers.

  • Keeneland vice president of racing and sales Bob Elliston is all smiles after a strong Keeneland January sale

    Buoyant Market Fuels Keeneland January Gains

    Keeneland's 2018 January horses of all ages sale concluded Jan. 11 with healthy results that signal continued buyer confidence and demand for quality that  buoyed the recent September yearling and November breeding stock auctions.

  • Ashview Farm's Gray (left) and Bryan (right) Lyster at Keeneland

    Ashview Succeeds With Young, Correct Mares

    While the Ashview Farm of Bryan and Gray Lyster will not be among the leading consignors at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale by gross because they lack the numbers of other vendors, they will rank among the leaders in clearance rate.

  • Champion bullfighter Joaquin Galdos at Keeneland

    Bullfighter Galdos Pursues His Equine Passion

    Standing in the back walking ring at the Keeneland sale pavilion, Joaquin Galdos and his father, Alfredo, were shopping for bloodstock to add to their operation in Peru. While Alfredo is a horseman, his son is a bullfighter in Spain.

  • Hip 977, Runway Doll, sells for $145,000 to top the third session of the Keeneland January sale

    Keeneland January Surpasses 2017 Gross on Day 3

    Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale reached a milestone Jan. 10, when gross sales of $31,744,700 through three days of the four-day auction exceeded total sales of $28,785,500 recorded during last year's entire five-day event.

  • 2018 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale Recap

    Keeneland January Sale Recap

    Claire Crosby recaps book 1 of the the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, including comments from agent Steve Young and Geoffrey Russell of Keeneland. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • After the Keeneland January sale, Tom Thornbury will take a new role as a consultant

    Thornbury Transitioning to New Role at Keeneland

    Effective with the conclusion of the January horses of all ages sale, Keeneland's Tom Thornbury will transition from his current position as associate director of sales and take on a new role within the organization as a consultant.

  • Bellavais brought $485,000, the highest price of the Jan. 8 session

    Strong First Day of Keeneland January Sale

    Keeneland realized double-digit growth in gross, average and median prices during the Jan. 8 opening session of the 2018 January horses of all ages sale, which was highlighted by the $485,000 purchase by agent Steve Young of Bellavais.

  • Moonshine Bertie and her Speightster filly at the Brandywine Farm consignment at Keeneland

    2018 Foal to Accompany Dam Into Keeneland Ring

    When Moonshine Bertie, consigned as Hip 539 by Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm, goes through the ring at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale during the Jan. 9 second session, the mare will be accompanied by her 2018 foal.

  • Mark Taylor expects a solid market at the Keeneland January sale

    Taylor: Market Should Remain Strong in January

    Mirroring the November market, demand for just-turned yearlings should be strong and overall business solid at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, according to Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • A colt by American Pharoah consigned as Hip 303 is shown at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm consignment at Keeneland

    Will 'Pharoah Mania' Continue at Keeneland?

    As buyers braved single-digit temperatures the morning of Jan. 6 to inspect horses entered in the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, some of the most-requested showings were for the short yearlings sired by American Pharoah.

  • Keeneland January Sale Preview

    Keeneland January Sale Preview

    Claire Crosby previews the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, including comments from Bill Farish of Lane's End regarding offspring selling by Honor Code, Liam's Map, Tonalist, and Mr Speaker. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Reiley McDonald

    Mrs McDougal Could Be Keeneland Sale Standout

    When the owner of the grade 2-winning mare Mrs McDougal decided last year to retire the daughter of Medaglia d'Oro, they and Kentucky horseman Reiley McDonald thought she would be a good fit for the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

  • Alex Waldrop

    NTRA: Tax Bill Benefits Owners, Breeders, Horseplayers

    The Tax Bill cleared by Congress for President Trump's signature contains a number of provisions beneficial to horse breeders and owners, according to an initial assessment by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • David Bellamy

    Bellamy Named Chairman of Weatherbys Bank

    Weatherbys Bank, which focuses on the banking needs of horse owners, said it continues its ambitious development with the Dec. 18 hiring of former St. James's Place executive David Bellamy as its new chairman. 

  • ARCI Calling for Oversight of Sales, Breeding

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International is calling for additional oversight of public sales and breeding by either state commissions or a new independent entity. Sale company executives defended their operations and integrity.

  • Boyd Browning

    No Turf Showcase for Fasig-Tipton in 2018

    Fasig-Tipton will not conduct a second Turf Showcase that was held for the first time in 2017 in an effort to fill a niche for an auction designed to offer yearlings more likely to compete on turf based on their breeding or conformational traits.

  • In My Opinion - Bill Oppenheim Graphic

    Oppenheim: Big Gains at Goffs and Tattersalls

    Clearly the market in Europe, as in America, is up, as demonstrated by the sale of three top fillies for $8 million or more: Songbird ($9.5 million) and Tepin ($8 million) at the Fasig-Tipton November sale; and Marsha, who sold 6 million guineas.

  • Big Blue sold for AU$102,000 to Maher Bloodstock at the William Inglis & Son December Thoroughbred sale

    Big Blue Tops Inglis December Sale

    An outstanding draft of racing stock presented by Godolphin resulted in a perfect clearance rate, highlighted by the top-priced lot at a successful William Inglis & Son December Thoroughbred sale Dec. 8 near Melbourne, Australia.

  • Marsha sold for a record-setting 6 million guineas Dec. 5 during the Tattersalls December mares sale

    Tattersalls Concludes Record Year

    After a year in which all of its auctions posted significant gains in key market areas, Tattersalls has ended 2017 with another record year of turnover, with around 331 million guineas in total sales.