The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. continued the upswing in juvenile sales seen so far this year, its April auction showing huge gains in gross and average. Also, the number of horses bought back by their consignors dropped markedly, and a record price for the sale was established.
The wild and wacky juvenile sale season continued Wednesday with yet another mark set, this time a record for the Ocala Breeders Sales Co.'s April auction.
With seven horses selling for $100,000 or more and very low RNA rate, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s April juvenile sale had a very strong second session Tuesday. The four-day sale continues through Thursday.
Four horses brought $100,000 or more and the average increased 8.5% Monday during the first of four days of selling at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring auction.
Big crowds continued to turn up Tuesday for the second day of the Inglis Australian broodmare sale in Sydney. And plenty of money was spent too.
It seems the free spending honeymoon is far from over if the outstanding success of the opening session of the 2004 Australian Broodmare sale today is anything to go by.
Smokum Sam, a colt by Smoke Glacken consigned by Costanzo Sales, drilled a quarter-mile in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2004 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.
A Holy Mountain -- Passing Relic filly named Caladesi Breeze and a Concorde's Tune -- Siberian Lake filly named Lakes Tune were among the top performers Thursday during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Daughter of Danehill sets European breeze-up record for a filly.
A record price was established at the Keeneland 2-year-olds in training sale Tuesday when Coolmore Stud interests went to $3.3-million to acquire a striking juvenile son of Pulpit.
Blue Sunday, an A.P. Jet colt, was among the standout performers Wednesday during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The European record for a breeze-up sale was smashed during the opening session Wednesday of the Tattersalls breeze-up auction when Japanese owner Fusao Sekiguchi purchased a son of Fusaichi Pegasus, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner that he raced, for $895,500.
The last Sunday Silence yearling to sell anywhere in the world was sold on day three of the Australian Easter yearling sale April 14. And, he is staying put, having been bought by a syndicate of Australians for $1.5 million (U.S. $1,132,350).
Europe's 2-year-old in training record price was passed twice at the Tattersalls Breeze-Up Sale Wednesday, most dramatically by a 500,000 guineas Fusaichi Pegasus colt out of champion 2-year-old Lyric Fantasy bought by Fusao Sekiguchi.
A Sunday Silence colt topped the second session of the Easter yearling sale in Australia when he was purchased by a first-time Japanese buyer.
Australian yearling sales stepped from the minor leagues to the big time Tuesday when three horses sold for a record A$4.3 million (U.S.$3,271,800). The sale topper was a handsome bay colt consigned by breeding giant Coolmore.
As Tuesday's Keeneland April sale of 2-year-old's in training approached, consignors expressed a mixture of optimism and concern about the market.
Rudy Delguidice Jr., the right-hand man to successful yearling-to-juvenile pinhooker Becky Thomas, is going on his own.
Following the catastrophic breakdown of a Pulpit filly on a sloppy track Monday morning, Keeneland officials cancelled the rest of the second and final under tack show for Tuesday's April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
It could have been a recipe for disaster. But the Pulpit colt in Niall Brennan's consignment emerged unscathed, and now Hip No. 124 is one of horses people are talking about in Tuesday's Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Based on the results of earlier juvenile auctions, Keeneland's select sale should generate some very big numbers Tuesday in Lexington.
Keeneland sale results soon will be available on Web-enabled wireless devices.
The Doncaster breeze-up sale ended its record-setting run Thursday in England, posting its highest ever gross revenue, average price, and median price.
The Doncaster breeze-up sale in England got off to a quick start Wednesday, posting major gains.
Colts by Dixie Union and Pioneering were among the standout performers Monday during the first under tack show for the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers will discontinue the separation of Canadian earnings in sales' catalogs until The Jockey Club implements full Canadian conversions in 2005.
Catalogue includes the offspring of Chief Seattle, Fusaichi Pegasus, and Distorted Humor.
The Magic Millions Gold Coast premier yearling sale ended with a record average of Aus$16,464 (U.S.$12,400) for the 366 yearlings sold. The gross revenue climbed to Aus$6,026,000 (U.S.$4,517,400), almost double the 2003 figure.
A Thunder Gulch colt topped Sunday's opening session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast premier yearling sale in Australia, bringing an $86,000 bid ($64,233 in U.S. funds).
A colt by Dixieland Band, an early foal and obviously early maturing individual, brought $160,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday at Lone Star Park.
Three horses tied for the fastest workout time for an eighth of a mile Sunday during the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training at Lone Star Park.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has catalogued 1,210 horses for its April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Following the record-setting trend of this year's juvenile market, the Adena Springs auction generated its highest ever figures for gross revenue, average price, and median price Thursday during its third edition.
TV Games Network will present a 90-minute preview show of the Keeneland April 2-year-olds in training sale Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. Eastern.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March select sale of 2-year-olds in training ended its record-setting run Wednesday, posting major gains that lifted the gross revenue, average price, and median price to the auction's highest levels ever.
Yankee Million got the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March select juvenile auction off to a record-setting start Tuesday, bringing $575,000 to become the most expensive 2-year-old filly ever sold by the Florida-based auction firm.
Boosted by a group of horses sold as part of the continuing dispersal of racing and breeding stock owned by the late John Franks, the 2-year-olds in training and paddock sale at Evangeline Downs racetrack in Louisiana March 14 grossed $1,503,500.
A colt from the first crop of Chief Seattle was among the standouts Sunday during the final session of works for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A sweet-natured colt nicknamed "Tigger" is among the horses buyers are talking about at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training.
It was Ladies Day at Saturday's under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March juvenile auction, with fillies turning in the fastest works in Central Florida.
All signs indicate that the market for 2-year-olds in training will continue to surge when the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company conducts its select March auction Tuesday and Wednesday in Central Florida.
Tattersalls' flagship Houghton Yearling Sale was axed Friday as the Newmarket, England bloodstock auction company announced a resolution of the long-running dispute over sales dates with Irish rival Goffs.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's board of directors on Wednesday approved a plan for the organization to conduct a yearling sale in Northern California later this year if at least 150 horses are entered.
The Magic Millions Perth yearling sale, which ended in Australia Wednesday, established records for gross revenue and average price during its two select sessions.
Keeneland is suing Bradley McDonald of New Zealand for $2,259,624 after he failed to pay for horses he purchased at the Kentucky-based company's 2003 September yearling sale.
A Derby Wish colt and a Precocity filly shared the honors for top-priced horse, bringing $27,000 apiece Tuesday during the Fair Grounds Sales Company's select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Louisiana.
The Magic Millions Perth yearling sale opened Tuesday in Australia, with 101 horses selling for a gross of $2,548,000.
A Parade Ground -- Princess Glorious filly worked an eighth of a mile in :10.85, turning in the fastest work for the distance Monday during the under tack show for the Fair Grounds Sales Co. select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Equinecommerce.com will be adding stallion shares to its product line by the middle of this month, according to Barry Weisbord, the Internet company's chief executive officer.
Fifteen horses, including 11 from the estate of John Franks, have been added to the Evangeline Downs 2-year-olds in training and paddock sale in Louisiana on Sunday.
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