Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

Australian Broodmare Sale Ends With a Record Gross

William Inglis and Son's Australian broodmare sale concluded at Newmarket Tuesday, with the final session bringing the overall gross revenue to a $26,875,800 (approximately $14,499,494 in U.S. funds), which was the highest total in the histroy of the auction.

Dam of Silic Brings More Than $400,000 in Australia

Balletomane, the dam of Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Silic, sold for $750,000 (approximately $404,625 in U.S. funds) Tuesday during the second session of the William Inglis & Son Australian broodmare sale. She shared the honors for the session's top price with the Sir Tristram mare Fly the Flag.

Red Ransom Filly Tops Australia Sale

Vinery Australia consigned the sale-topping bay filly by Red Ransom at the annual Australian select weanling sale in Sydney on May 3. From champion South African filly Tracy's Element was purchased at $300,000 (Australian funds) by Gerry Harvey, a leading electrical goods retailer and co-Magic Millions principal. Harvey also owns Baramul Stud.

Wednesday Big for Sales

Tattersalls' Breeze-Up Sale and EquineSpectrum's online Mixed Sale both start Wednesday, as do workouts for the upcoming OBS sale.

Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale Gets Off to Strong Start

A colt from the first crop of Desert Prince brought the top price of 52,000 guineas Thursday during the first session of Doncaster's breeze-up sale in England. Produced from the winning Sadler's Wells mare Lady Margot, the juvenile colt was consigned by Malcom Bastard, who purchased him for a price equivalent to just under 10,000 guineas at Goffs last October.

Starquine Offers New Internet Listing Service For Sales

Starquine.com is offering a new Internet service for consignors selling horses at public auction. The service allows sellers to list the horses in their consignments online before sale company catalogues are printed. The service will allow prospective buyers to search each horse's entire pedigree, not just the dam and sire.

Top-Priced Easter Sale Colt Returned Because of X-Ray Problems

The return of the top-priced colt from Australia's major yearling sale caused some consternation in the wake of a tremendously successful auction. However, the use of X-rays also reflects a significant advance for the Australian and New Zealand branch of the Thoroughbred industry.

Jade Hunter Colt Brings Top Price at Texas Sale

Texan James "Mattress Mac" McIngvale went to $110,000 to acquire a Jade Hunter--Larrikin (by Slew o' Gold) colt as the top-priced offering during Tuesday's Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training conducted by Fasig-Tipton.

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