There's a little bit more suspense than usual heading into the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, which opens its two-night run Tuesday in New York.
Here are some horses that could bring big prices Monday night at Saratoga.
Here's some horses who could sell big Wednesday night.
The New York Breeding and Racing Program, in conjunction with Myriad Productions, will televise this summer's Fasig-Tipton New York-bred Preferred Yearling Sales live on Time Warner cable Channel 3, which airs in the Capital region of New York State.
The Monitoring Committee for the Sales Integrity Program has postponed implementation of the mandatory disclosure of acceptable veterinary practices, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Aug. 5.
The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday nights in New York, has a smaller catalogue this year. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association has catalogued 249 horses for the Northern California yearling sale.
Ashado, last year's champion 3-year-old filly and the winner of six grade I races, will be offered later this year at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
The monitoring committee for the Sales Integrity Program is taking action to address some consignors' concerns about how the Thoroughbred auction industry will handle the disclosure of invasive joint surgeries and other procedures designed to permanently change a horse's conformation.
Stakes winner Little Miss Marnie, who is in foal to Fusaichi Pegasus, sold for Aust$120,000 Friday at the William Inglis & Son winter mixed sale in Sydney, Australia.
Keeneland will catalog a record 5,110 horses for its annual September yearling sale. The total is up 4.5% from the former mark of 4,891 that was established in 2004.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 545 horses for its Texas summer yearling auction, which will be held at Lone Star Park Aug. 29-30.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has catalogued 1,498 horses, including the 104 head in the first phase of the Farnsworth Farms dispersal, for its August yearling sale.
Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky July yearling sale lost ground in the stretch Tuesday in Lexington, ending with small to moderate declines in gross revenue, average price, and median price. The buy-back rate increased significantly.
The Fasig-Tipton July sale Monday and Tuesday offered public-auction buyers the first opportunity to acquire yearlings of stallions represented by their first crops.
A colt by by one of the world's hottest sires, Giant's Causeway, sold for $650,000 around lunchtime Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction.
A Devil His Due colt, a full brother to added-money winner Devil At the Wire, got the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling auction off to a rousing start Tuesday morning when he sold for $395,000.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale posted first-session results for revenue and average Monday that didn't change dramatically from 2004's figures, but the buy-back rate rose sharply.
Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Buzzards Bay was purchased by Gary and Wendy Broad for $725,000 Monday at the conclusion of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky yearling sale in Lexington, Ky.
She used to be known as the "Bag Lady" at the Kentucky sales because she catered lunches for barn help. But Monday at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling auction, Rosilyn Polan was rolling in dough.
A colt from the second crop of grade I winner Aptitude brought $350,000 to lead the way Monday during the opening portion of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling sale in Lexington.
Fasig-Tipton has its largest catalogue ever for the Kentucky select yearling sale that begins Monday in Lexington. But when picky buyers finish whittling down their lists, there probably won't be a lot of horses that will bring the really big bucks.
The yearling selling season opens Monday in Central Kentucky with the Fasig-Tipton select auction, which has its largest catalogue ever. Will the supply outstrip demand? That was the big question on the minds of sellers on the weekend before the sale.
The law of supply and demand will get a major test beginning Monday when the yearling selling season kicks off in Lexington with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling auction.
Japanese buyers spent more than $71 million on foals of 2005 in the Japan Racing Horse Association's two-day select sale held Monday and Tuesday at the Northern Horse Park near Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido.
Monday's opening session of the Japan Racing Horse Association's two-day select sale of foals saw a steep drop at the top end but strength in the middle market as buyers continue to adjust to the post-Sunday Silence era in Japan.
Tattersalls' largest ever July mixed auction finished Thursday night in England with a sale record gross of 6,316,400 guineas, a 14,621-guinea average that beat the previous best by 3%, and a record median of 9,000 guineas, up 13% from last year.
Just minutes before London beat the French capital to land the 2012 Olympic Games, Back To Paris (Lil's Boy -- Alisco) topped Wednesday's second session of the Tattersalls July mixed sale in Newmarket in England.
The 13-year-old U.S.-bred mare Amizatte (by Forty Niner), offered with her April 8 colt Montjeu foal, topped day one of Tattersalls July sale when bought by Irish agent John O'Byrne for 150,000 guineas Tuesday in England. The mare, on whom John McCormack was the underbidder, was offered in foal to Coolmore Stud freshman sire One Cool Cat.
William Inglis & Son's June mixed sell ended Thursday at Oaklands Junction in Australia with a gross of Aus$5,481,450 for the 553 horses sold. The average price was Aus$9,912. The clearance rate was 87%.
Fog City Stable partners Bill Bianco and David Shimmon are in the process of dissolving their partnership. The horses have been divided between the two partners with the exception of two -- Roman Ruler and Buzzards Bay. Roman Ruler is scheduled to start Monday in the Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park while Buzzard's Bay will be sold at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky in July.
Minelli, a winning daughter of Flying Spur, was the top-selling broodmare Wednesday during the William Inglis & Son mixed sale at Oaklands Junction in Australia.
A Richter Scale colt was purchased by Berkey Bloodstock, as agent, for $62,000 to top Tuesday's sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age conducted by Barretts Equine Ltd.
Having previously announced its Saratoga sale would be held over two nights rather than three for the first time, Fasig-Tipton officials said the catalogue for the sale has declined considerably.
A 2-year-old Tiznow colt was purchased by EQB Inc. for $74,000 to top Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds and horses in training.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Friday that the Sales Integrity Program has launched its official Web site.
While pedigree, conformation, and the racing performance of siblings are the main selection criteria utilized by buyers to evaluate the athletic potential of Thoroughbred yearlings, there is also a positive correlation between size of a yearling and selling price at the Keeneland September yearling sales, according to Dr. Joe Pagan.
Katy Texas, a filly by Valid Expectations consigned by Costanzo Sales, agent, was purchased by John R. Mulholland for $100,000 to top Wednesday's second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2005 June Sale of 2-Year- Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.
A colt by Maria's Mon consigned by Gabriel Dixon, agent, was sold for $135,000 to Buzz Chace, Agent, to top Tuesday's opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2005 June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.
A Gilded Time colt worked an eighth of a mile in :10 Saturday during the Under Tack show for horses consigned to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June sale of 2-year-olds in training. The time equals the fastest eighth mile breeze ever recorded at an OBS Under Tack Show.
It was the day of the barren mare as day three of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale in Australia wound down.
A new organization that seeks to better educate buyers of horses at public auction announced its formation today.
The 2005 Royal Hunt Cup winner New Seeker is among the 707 horses that will be catalogued for the Tattersalls July mixed sale, which will be held July 5-7 at Newmarket in England.
Legible, winner of the 2003 Sandown Classic (Aust-II), sold for Aus$610,000 Wednesday to top the first session of the Magic Millions national mare sale on Australia's Gold Coast.
Rock of Gibraltar weanling colt brings Aus$600,000.
Fasig-Tipton will catalogue 679 horses for its Kentucky July select yearling sale.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 111 horses for its Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses on June 28 at Timonium in Maryland. The under tack show is scheduled for June 27.
Anton Koolman, a bloodstock agent renowned for his purchases of Australian Thoroughbreds that end up racing with distinction in Hong Kong, created a Magic Millions National weanling sale record when he went to Aus$250,000 for a son of unproven sire Rock of Gibraltar Sunday in Australia.
A Redoute's Choice filly sold for Aus$480,000 to set a record for the Magic Millions National yearling sale, which ended its two-day run Friday on Australia' Gold Coast with huge increases in gross revenue and average price.
A Giant's Causeway filly broke the record for the Magic Millions National yearling auction when she sold for Aus$400,000 Thursday in Australia during the sale's opening session.
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