Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

  • Carl McEntee.

    Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Fills Niche

    Breed locally. Sell locally, Buy locally. Those actions drive the regional Thoroughbred auctions such as the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale that will be held Oct. 4 in Timonium, Md.

  • Rick and Dixie Abbott.

    Charlton’s Abbotts Retiring on Own Terms

    Anyone of a certain age knows that forced retirements are no fun—it’s always better to leave on your own terms. That is exactly what Rick and Dixie Abbott are doing as they wind down their Charlton Bloodstock in eastern Pennsylvania.

  • The session topper is a filly by Galileo and full sister to group I winner Together Forever.

    Goffs Orby Off to Solid Start

    Opening day of the two-day Goffs Orby sale started with an 8% rise in average and median. A €900,000 daughter of Galileo topped the session.

  • Yearlings

    Yearling Market Nears Finish Line

    As the yearling auction season nears the finish line with two sales remaining, it appears that the year will end with modest declines in all major metrics, continuing the trends seen in recent years and earlier this year in the juvenile market.

  • Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale

    Fasig-Tipton October Catalog Available

    Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1,250 yearlings for The October Sale, scheduled Oct. 24-26 in Lexington.  The three continuous sessions will begin each morning at 10 a.m. for the Monday through Wednesday sale.

  • Consignor Catherine Parke

    The RNA Conundrum at Public Auctions

    Keeneland reported there were 1,006 yearlings that went unsold at the September yearling sale, for an RNA rate of 26.5%. In reality, the RNA rate was considerably lower due to the large number of horses that sold after they left the ring.

  • Scat Daddy colt topped sale.

    Solid Keeneland Sale Ends With Declines

    Keeneland’s marathon September yearling sale highlighted by the sale of Beholder’s half brother for $3 million ended Sept. 25, with strength at the top and middle of the market and continued tepid demand for lower quality individuals.

  • Keeneland Sale Continues on Par With 2015

    Buyers with unfilled orders continued to shop the Keeneland September yearling sale during the Sept. 24 penultimate session as numbers for the marathon auction are nearly identical to 2015.

  • Session-topping Majestic Warrior colt.

    Keeneland's Book 4 Ends on Upward Note

    The Sept. 21 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale saw 274 yearlings sell for $11,120,100, up 4.1% from the same session a year ago; the average rose 6.4% from $38,158 to $40,584, while the median jumped 20% from $25,000 to $30,000.

  • Records Fall at Tattersalls Ireland September

    Part I of the Tattersalls Ireland September sale concluded with the highest returns for the two-day sale with a record average, record median, and the best aggregate of any year aside from 2006 when the sale was held over three days.

  • Peter O’Callaghan

    O'Callaghan: Sale Better Than Anticipated

    With the Keeneland September yearling sale continuing to show vibrancy midway through its second week, Peter O’Callaghan of Woods Edge Farm is among consignors having one of the best auctions in recent history.

  • Hip 2418 by Violence

    Numbers Up as Keeneland Sale Enters Book 4

    It wasn’t quite to the levels of Books 1 and 2, but there was a lot of energy at the Keeneland September yearling sale as Book 4 selling began with a Sept. 20 session that yielded across-the board increases.

  • This Rockingham Park bench will be one of the items offered at auction.

    Auction Planned at Rockingham Park

    Participants and fans will have an opportunity to own some racing history when an on-site auction is conducted Aug. 24 and 25 Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H.

  • Uncle Mo colt sold by Columbiana.

    Keeneland's High Water Mark for Columbiana

    The sale of an Uncle Mo colt for $750,000 to top the Sept. 17 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale was the high water mark for the Columbiana Farm of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ochocki.

  • Hip 1928, a son of Bernardini from the female family of Frosted, topped the session Sept. 19

    Bernardini Colt Tops Solid Keeneland Session

    A Bernardini colt from the family of top handicap horse Frosted was purchased by Ben Glass on behalf of Gary and Mary West for $600,000 to top the Sept. 19 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in which numbers dipped slightly.

  • Buyer J. J. Crupi, left, with Samantha and Chris Baccari.

    Baccari Honed Skills Buying Yearlings to Race

    Chris Baccari, who sold a Tapit colt for $1.2 million, began his career by buying yearlings to race and turned to sales after having too many horses one year.

  • Buyers at the Keeneland September Sale

    Pioneerof the Nile Colt Tops at Keeneland

    They saved the best for last during the Sept. 18 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale when the day’s highest-price of $700,000 was paid by Paul Haughey’s PTK Racing for a Pioneerof the Nile colt.

  • Colt by Ghostzapper (Hip 1231) brings $650,000 from Dickman Legacy Ranch to top the fifth session.

    Ghostzapper Colt Sells for $650,000

    A Ghostzapper colt from the family of grade I winner The Cliff's Edge was purchased by Dickman Legacy Ranch for $650,000 at the Sept. 17 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Hip 845, a Curlin colt out of Glinda the Good was a $1 million dollar purchase by

    Bull Market Continues at Keeneland Sale

    Topped by a $1 million Curlin colt, the Keeneland September yearling sale continued on a strong note Sept. 16 as the marathon auction didn’t miss a beat moving into Book 2 after a strong three-day Book 1.

  • Final Tapit Offering on Day 5 Watch List

    The final Tapit yearling to be offered at the Keeneland September sale, and several individuals with significant upgrades in their female families, are among horses to keep an eye on during the Sept. 17 session that completes Book 2 of the auction.

  • Hip 747, a colt by Paynter, brought $520,000.

    Paynter Colt Sells for $520,000 at Keeneland

    A colt from the first crop of grade I winner Paynter sold for $520,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 16, becoming the fourth session's highest-priced horse a bit more than a quarter of the way into the session.

  • More Than Ready colt sells for $500,000 at Keeneland September.

    WinStar Acquires More Than Ready Colt

    WinStar Farm went to $500,000 to acquire a More Than Ready colt as the first yearling to reach the half-million mark early during the Sept. 16 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Hips to Watch at Keeneland September Day 4

    As the Keeneland September yearling sale moves to Book 2 after a one-day hiatus followed the blockbuster three-day Book 1, the catalog consists of horses with a little less pedigree and conformation, but they are nonetheless quality individuals.

  • Sales Spotlight Kee Sept session 3 vid

    Keeneland September Sale Session 3 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland September yearling sale, including a look at some of the top sellers, and an overall look at Book 1. Also includes comments from Geoffrey Russell. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Hip 561, a colt by Tapit out of Ponche de Leona and Eaton Sales brings $2 million Sept. 14 at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

    Tapit, War Front Yearlings Boost Keeneland

    Buyers’ appetites for yearlings by leading sires Tapit and War Front fueled a frenzied Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale topped by a Scat Daddy colt sold for $3 million as Book 1 ended with numbers well ahead of last year.