Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

  • Multiple Rewards for Jones at Keeneland September

    Airdrie Stud owner Brereton Jones turned his Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You can into another $1 million when he sold a Tapit filly out of the mare, but he got as emotional about a buy-back from his mare named Fought the Fight

  • Shadwell's Rick Nichols said he was not surprised the operation was the leading Book 1 buyer by gross

    Shadwell Stays Active at End of Book 2

    Shadwell may have been the leading Book 1 buyer Sept. 11 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, with eight horses acquired for $6,825,000, but Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's international operation remained active throughout Book 2 as well.

  • Hip 1125, a Tapit colt out of Comedy, brought $900,000

    Eric Fein Goes to $900,000 for Tapit Colt

    The Tapit show continues during the fourth day of the Keeneland September yearling sale with a colt out of Comedy going to Eric Fein for $900,000. Comedy is the dam of graded stake winner Taris and stakes winners Theatre Star and Stoweshoe.

  • Barretts Announces 2018 Sale Dates

    Barretts announces 2018 sale dates, with the location of sales the same as 2017. As previously announced, the March and May 2-year-olds in training sales have been combined in 2018 and will held in April.

  • Hip 820, a colt by Curlin out of Sumptuous, sells for $725,000

    Curlin Colt Goes to Juddmonte Farms for $725,000

    The colt (Hip 820) was bred and raised by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and sold by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield consignment. Sumptuous is a half sister to graded stakes winner Strike It Rich (by Unbridled's Song).

  • Kerri Radcliffe (left) with Eric Fein (center) at the Keeneland September yearling sale

    Radcliffe Forging New Partnerships at Keeneland

    Kerri Radcliffe, who has emerged as one of the biggest players in the North American auction market as she buys on behalf of Phoenix Thoroughbreds, is also forging new relationships within the industry at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Hip 587, a Scat Daddy colt, sells for $1.1 million at the Keeneland September yearling sale

    Scat Daddy Colt Brings $1.1 Million

    Moments after a colt by Will Take Charge sold for $975,000, a colt by Scat Daddy brought $1.1 million during a heated early start to Book 2 Sept. 13 at the Keeneland September yearling sale. M.V. Magnier signed the ticket from the back ring.

  • Hip 564, a colt by Will Take Charge, brought $975,000

    Will Take Charge Colt Brings $975,000

    Hip 564, a flashy son of champion Will Take Charge, sold to Willis Horton for $975,000 early during the Sept. 13 second session of Book 2 at the 2017 Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Keeneland September Yearling Sale Recap Day 2

    Keeneland September Sale Recap Day 2

    Claire Novak recaps day 2 of the Keeneland September Sale, including comments from Kerri Radcliffe, Brian Graves, John Sikura, and more. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • A striking son of Scat Daddy consigned by Gainesway topped the first day of Book 2 trade

    Late Buying Drives Keeneland's Second Session

    When Keeneland's radically reformatted September yearling sale moved into another phase with Book 2 Sept. 12, there was a predictable downturn in prices from Monday's blockbuster Book 1 but there was no drop-off in competition.

  • Kerri Radcliffe with Three Chimneys' Goncalo Torrealba at Keeneland

    Scat Daddy Colt Tops Keeneland's Second Session

    A Scat Daddy colt, one of the final yearlings through the ring Sept. 12, topped the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale when Kerri Radcliffe went to $950,000 to land the chestnut who was consigned by Gainesway, agent.

  • Hip 236 sold for $675,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale

    Uncle Mo Colt Another Success For Albaugh Team

    The Uncle Mo colt Free Money foaled Feb. 15, 2016, became another Albaugh success tale when he sold to Peter Brant's White Birch Farm and Coolmore's M.V. Magnier for $675,000 during the second day of action at the world's largest yearling sale. 

  • Keeneland September Sale Recap Day 1

    Keeneland September Sale Recap Day 1

    Claire Novak recaps Book 1 of the Keeneland September Sale, including comments from Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Hip 69, a Tapit filly, sells for $2.7 million to top the Book 1 session Sept. 11

    Strong Demand at Keeneland September Opener

    Fueled by unfettered demand for offspring of leading sires Tapit and War Front and a competitive international buying base, the Keeneland September yearling sale got a fast start out of the gate during the Book 1 Sept. 11 session.

  • Hip 105, a Tapit colt, sells for $2.5 million at the Keeneland September yearling sale

    Shadwell Gets Tapit Colt for $2.5 Million

    A Tapit colt out of grade 1 winner Tiz Miz Sue continued to bring the fireworks inside the Keeneland sales pavilion when he sold to Shadwell Stud for $2.5 million during the select Book 1 session of the September yearling sale Sept. 11.

  • Hip 49, a Tapit colt, sells for $2.6 million at the Keeneland September sale

    Pope Lands Tapit Colt for $2.6 Million

    Mandy Pope, who has made several splashes in the sales pavilion buying high-priced mares, added a stallion prospect to her roster when she landed a Tapit colt for $2.6 million during the Book 1 session of the Keeneland September sale Sept. 11.

  • Hip 84, a Scat Daddy colt out of the Danehill Dancer mare Luvly Rita, was the co-sale topper

    Scat Daddy Colts Top Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase

    The horse industry traditionally is slow to embrace change, as was apparent during Fasig-Tipton’s inaugural turf showcase in Lexington Sept. 10 that was topped by two colts from the last crop of Scat Daddy sold for $250,000 each.

  • Hip 50, a Scat Daddy colt, brought $250,000 as the co-sale topper at the Turf Showcase

    Vinery Sales Sells Co-Sale Topper at F-T Turf Showcase

    After watching one of his yearlings bring the co-sale topping price of $250,000 and then watching another not sell at $5,000, Vinery Sales' Derek MacKenzie had mixed feelings at the first ever Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase sale Sept. 10. 

  • Justin Zayat said he looks for an athletic physical and a healthy individual first and foremost

    Zayat Looks for Diamond in the Rough at F-T Turf Sale

    Even as the early minutes of Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase sale crept along Sept. 10, buyers who were gathered around the outdoor ring were already optimistic for the first-ever sale. One such optimistic buyer was Zayat Stables' Justin Zayat. 

  • Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud was among the sellers who believes in the new format

    Keeneland September Begins With New Format

    When Keeneland kicks off its marathon September yearling sale Sept. 11, it will be a litmus test of the sales company's overhaul of the format, with a goal of getting the auction off to a robust start that hopefully will carry throughout the sale.

  • The Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase begins Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. ET in Lexington

    Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Poised for Takeoff

    As with any new venture, there is an air of uncertainty surrounding Fasig-Tipton's inaugural Turf Showcase Sept. 10. If the action on the sale grounds over the weekend is any indication, the new venue is poised for takeoff.

  • Hip 12 is a full sister to stakes winner Kitten's Cat

    Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Hips to Watch

    A pair of offspring by leading turf sire Kitten's Joy and the only War Front yearling in the sale are among the hips to watch during the inaugural Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Sept. 10.