Betty Mabee of Golden Eagle Farm was one of the most active buyers Monday as the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale opened in Lexington.
The 2004 selling seasons kicks off in Central Kentucky Monday when the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale begins its five-day run.
A number of records were shattered Sunday when the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Yearling Sale came to a close on the Gold Coast of Australia.
The Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Selected Yearling sale continued on a strong note Saturday, with a record track at the sale session which followed the Magic Millions race day at Gold Coast racetrack in Australia.
A Danehill full brother to Australian champion Catbird brought $800,000 (approximately $620,328 in U.S. funds) Friday to top the second session of Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions yearling sale in Australia.
EquineCommerce.com, the online company which sells horses through a bid/ask system, registered its first sale on Dec. 30. An online bidder purchased a Smart Strike no-guarantee season for $24,500. EquineCommerce.com launched its Web site in early December.
A Danehill colt brought the top price of $650,000 ($498,940 in U.S. funds) as the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions yearling sale got off to strong start in Australia Thursday.
You, who would have been one of the top draws at next week's Keeneland January sale, has been withdrawn from the auction.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company has catalogued 204 horses for its select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course on Feb. 3. The number is up slightly from last year's total for the South Florida sale of 201.
Alta Franks, the widow of John Franks, has begun the reorganization of her husband's Thoroughbred holdings. Mrs. Franks plans a reduction, but not a complete dispersal, beginning with the sale of about 200 broodmares at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale Feb. 8-9 in Lexington.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's Del Mar yearling sale will return to the Del Mar racetrack this year for the first time since 1995. The one-night auction is scheduled for Monday, August 16, when it will kick off Pacific Classic Week.
In an effort to better accommodate the training schedules of California horsemen, Barretts has added a sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age to its schedule in 2004.
The Thoroughbred Corp. will disperse all of its racing stock at the Barretts March 2-year-olds in training sale on March 2. Among the 58 horses to be sold is multiple graded stakes winner Atlantic Ocean.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company has catalogued 1,090 lots for its 2004 winter mixed sale.
Consignors told Keeneland officials Wednesday that they don't want the July select yearling sale to return in 2004 after a year's absence.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) is making changes to its Del Mar yearling sale in an effort to upgrade the quality of the horses offered.
The Barretts 2004 January mixed sale has its largest catalogue ever, with 714 horses listed.
After setting a record gross last year, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's December mixed sale rebounded in the number of horses bought back but fell drastically in gross, average, and median as the public auction market of 2003 comes to an end.
Hadette, a mare in foal to Yes It's True, brought the top price of $35,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Texas December mixed sale Sunday at Lone Star Park.
As expected, a 2-year-old son of the late Danehill topped the Hong Kong International Sale Friday evening, bringing a final bid of HK$3.6 million (U.S. $463,619). In all, 25 horses (22 2-year-olds and three 3-year-olds) sold for HK$41.5 million (U.S. $5,344,330).
EquineCommerce.com quietly opened for business earlier this week, failing to sell any horses or stallion seasons in its first series of listings. But the company's chief executive was pleased because the software for the company's Web site worked well.
The racing and breeding stock owned by Lakeview Farm near Lakeview, Calif., will be dispersed during the 2004 Barretts January mixed sale.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed finished its two-day run in Maryland Monday with increases in gross revenue, average price, and median price.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale got off to a fast start on Sunday, with big increases in gross revenue, average price, and median price from last year's first session.
The gross revenue, average price, and median price all increased by more than 20% apiece during the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association's winter mixed sale on Sunday at Emerald Downs.
Numberonetreasure, a mare in foal to Langfuhr, brought the top price of $32,000 during the winter mixed sale conducted by the Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society.
Twenty-eight colts and geldings were guided through public breezes at Sha Tin Racecourse Sunday in preparation for the 2003 Hong Kong International Sale. Drawing plenty of attention for the sale, which will take place Friday, Dec. 12, were three sons of international leading sire Danehill.
Applicant, a 4-year-old winning son of Anabaa brought $85,000 (approximately $62,611 in U.S. funds) to top the December mixed sale conducted by William Inglis & Son on December 5 at Oaklands in Australia.
Newmarket, England-based Tattersalls sales company saw a 163,098,250 guineas annual turnover in 2003, beating last year's record by 21%, after the most-successful ever December Sale finished Thursday night.
Ten-year-old Lady Carla, the 1996 Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) heroine, topped the penultimate day's business at Tattersalls' December Sale Wendesday when selling for 1,050,000 guineas ($1,896,300) to Timmy Hyde, owner of Camas Park Stud in Co Tipperary, and Coolmore Stud's Paul Shanahan.
Ramruma, winner of the Epsom Oaks (Eng-I), Irish Oaks (Ire-I) and Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) in 1999, became the most-expensive broodmare sold in a European auction ring Tuesday when bought for 2.1 million guineas (about US$3,813,327) by Coolmore supremo John Magnier at the Tattersalls December sale in Newmarket, England.
Peinture Rose, a 3-year-old half-sister to Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner and Coolmore sire Peintre Celebre, topped the first breeding stock session of the Tattersalls December Sale in Newmarket yesterday when selling for 1-million guineas to French agent Frederic Sauque.
EquineCommerce.com, which had expected to start its bid/ask system of selling bloodstock today, instead hopes to launch on Dec. 8.
A record-breaking largest ever Tattersalls December Foal Sale concluded in Newmarket, England on Saturday with a 21,157,000 guineas gross for the 738 horses sold, up 23% on the amount yielded by 585 sold 12 months ago.
A February-born Singspiel colt out of champion racemare Bosra Sham set the Tattersalls sale ring alight in Newmarket, England on Friday when selling for 525,000 guineas to Sheikh Mohammed at the December Foal Sale.
A February-born Singspiel colt out of champion racemare Bosra Sham set the Tattersalls sale ring alight in Newmarket Friday night when selling for 525,000 guineas to Sheik Mohammed at the December Foal Sale.
Tattersalls' December Foal Sale continued to break records in Newmarket Thursday, with the 23,128 guineas average up 34% on the equivalent day last year.
Tattersalls' December Foal Sale began in Newmarket, England on Wednesday, with the weakest of the four days. But the 7,944 guineas average was still up by 12% over last year's record and the 5,000 guineas median was up 25%. The session aggregate of 1,421,900 guineas for an expanded catalogue was virtually double the 2002 figure.
Sheikh Mohammed, represented by John Ferguson, bought the two six-figure lots at the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale in Newmarket, England as the sale just passed last year's record figures.
The Goffs November foal sale ended its four-day run in Ireland Friday with major increases from a year ago.
Keeneland has cataloged 1,917 horses and stallion shares for its 2004 January horses of all ages sale.
Carl Lizza Jr. has decided to reduce his number of broodmares currently at Highcliff Farm from 110 to 70.
Keeneland has cataloged 1,917 horses for its 2004 January Horses of All Ages Sale. The five-day auction begins Monday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m.
Recent changes in federal tax laws and their positive effects on Thoroughbred auctions has attracted the attention of the Wall Street Journal, which focuses on the horse industry in an article in the Wednesday, Nov. 19 edition.
Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale ended Thursday with the fourth highest gross in sale history along with a world record for a broodmare and a North American record for a weanling colt.
A weanling colt by South African champion Horse Chestnut sold for a top price of $85,000 during Wednesday's next-to-last session of the November Breeding Stock Sale at Keeneland.
The National Association of 2-Year-Old Consignors (NATC) has backed off its effort, for now, to reduce the number of under tack shows at major juvenile auctions from two to one.
A weanling by More Than Ready and a 3-year-old half-sister to Holy Bull each brought $100,000 to top Tuesday's session of Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale.
A 3-year-old filly by A.P. Indy brought a top price of $135,000 during Monday's session of Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale.
Rick Borth paid a top price of $200,000 for a half-brother to stakes winner Shot of Gold during Sunday's session of the November Breeding Stock Sale at Keeneland.
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