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.
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will offer a $200,000 bonus program for its yearling auction beginning this year.
Barretts has catalogued 113 2-year-olds in training and 37 older horses for its summer sale on June 28.
The Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) has catalogued 315 foals for its select foal sale, which will be held July 11 and 12 at the Northern Horse Park on Hokkaido.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile auction ended its sizzling two-day run Tuesday at Timonium with all-time highs for gross revenue, average price, and median price. In addition, the hot market generated a high price for a horse of $450,000, which equaled the Maryland-based sale's record.
Ivywood Angel, a racy-looking Unbridled's Song filly with a big white blaze, equaled the record for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training when she brought $450,000 Tuesday during the auction's second session at Timonium, Md.
A gray Unbridled's Song filly brought $280,000 Monday to top the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training, which was basking in the glow from the Preakness (gr. I) success of its graduate, Afleet Alex.
Tim Ritchey, the trainer of Afleet Alex, was active Monday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training, the same auction where the Preakness (gr. I) winner was sold last year.
Perfect Timing: Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Starts Two Days After Graduate Afleet Alex Wins Preakness
They say timing is everything. And the timing couldn't be more perfect for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile auction, which starts Monday at Timonium in Maryland.
An Allen's Prospect colt and a Salt Lake filly turned in the fastest quarter-mile works during the under tack shows for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Riding a wave of positive publicity, Fasig-Tipton officials are optimistic going into their Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training, which starts at Timonium on May 23, two days after Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Strong demand for juveniles at public auction continued at the Barretts May Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training held May 17 at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Pomona, California. A total of 193 horses were reported sold for gross receipts of $7,663,700, an 8.6% jump over the same sale a year ago when 189 youngsters sold for a total of $7,053,000.
Spin is an interesting exercise. For example, some will look at the results of Sunday's Australian 2005 select weanling sale conducted at Newmarket in Sydney, and say it was a successful sale.
A colt and a filly shared the fastest eighth of a mile time when they stopped the clock in :10.0 seconds Saturday during the second session of the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Kitty Street, a California-bred daughter of Sir Cat out of the Runaway Groom mare Stormy Street, turned in the fastest eighth of a mile Friday in the first training preview for the 2005 Barretts May Two-Year-Old in Training Sale.
Seventeen of the 20 horses in this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) field were offered at public auction.
A chilly Tuesday morning on the Churchill Downs backstretch brought out the warmth in the heart of B. Wayne Hughes. The owner of possible dual Kentucky Derby (gr. I) entrants Greeley's Galaxy and Don't Get Mad matched Afleet Alex's majority owner/partner Charles Zacney bid for bid, landing a 2006 no guarantee season right to Afleet Alex's sire Northern Afleet--all in the name of charity.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring juvenile auction ended its four-day run Thursday in Central Florida with small declines in gross revenue and average price from last year's sale record highs.
A colt from the first crop grade of II winner Prime Timber was the star Wednesday at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A colt from the first crop of multiple grade I winner Aptitude brought $375,000 Tuesday to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring juvenile auction got off to a solid start Monday in Central Florida.
A Stormin Fever colt worked a quarter mile in :21 4/5 Sunday in preparation for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A gelding by Impeachment consigned by agent Rolling Meadows Farm whipped through three eighths in :33 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the abbreviated fourth session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2005 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.
Veta Cash, a filly by Stravinsky consigned by True South LLC, agent, zipped a quarter in :20 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance of the third session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2005 Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training.
Morning Praise, a filly by Menifee consigned by Nick de Meric, agent, worked a quarter in :20 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance of the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2005 Spring Sale of 2-Year- Olds in Training.
A colt by Darn That Alarm sizzled three furlongs in :33 2/5 Wednesday to post the fastest work at the distance during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The hopeful expectations of both Keeneland Association officials and consignors did not materialize at the company's annual 2-year-olds in training sale Tuesday as all key numbers declined from one year ago.
To bring high prices, 2-year-olds in training have to jump through a lot of hoops. They need to work fast, look good physically, and pass veterinary exams. Following are some of the horses that were generating positive buzz prior to Tuesday's Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training:
If weather is any indication, the outlook is bright for Keeneland's April sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday.
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