Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

  • Dixie Victory topped the penultimate Jan. 12 session at $100,000

    Dixie Union Mare Tops Keeneland Sale Session

    Dr. E.C. "Pug" and Susie Hart came to the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale looking for a replacement for their late mare Miz United States, and left with Dixie Victory, who topped the penultimate Jan. 12 session at $100,000.

  • A horse trains at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

    OBS Restricts Louisiana Horses from Upcoming Sale

    The equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots continues to have repercussions throughout the industry, with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. becoming the second major sales company to restrict horses from Louisiana.

  • Hip 388, an Uncle Mo yearling, brought $370,000

    Ryan Says Uncle Mo Colt Reminds Him of Nyquist

    If Mike Ryan’s instincts are correct, an Uncle Mo short yearling the agent selected for $370,000 on behalf of Key Palm Stable at the Jan. 10 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale will prove to be a bargain.

  • Joyfully brought $575,000 on Day 2 of the Keeneland January sale

    Joyfully, Uncle Mo Colt Kickstart Day 2 at Keeneland

    Day 2 of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale got a quick jump out of gate with the mare Joyfully, one of the first horses through the ring, going to International Equities Holding for $575,000.

  • Hip 145 Siren Serenade in foal to Tapit from Hill ’n’ Dale

    Quality Rises to Top at Keeneland January Opener

    A paucity of well-bred mares or racing prospects and no dispersal to drive buyer interest led to broad declines during the opening session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington Jan. 9.

  • Hip 309 Delightful Joy from Denali.
Horses at the Keeneland January Sales near Lexington, Ky., on Jan. 9, 2017.

    Delightful Joy Brings $700,000 at Keeneland

    Delightful Joy, an attractive chestnut daughter of leading sire Tapit, was purchased for $700,000 to become the second-highest-priced horse sold during the Jan. 9 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

  • Hip 78 colt by Street Sense out of Please Sign In from Hurstland Farm

    Taylor Made’s Bloodstock Investments Shifts Focus

    When Taylor Made began a pinhooking operation under the Bloodstock Investments banner, it began by investing only in broodmares, but is now shifting its focus to yearlings, buying two during the Jan. 9 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

  • Hip 145 hammers at $1.025 million

    Siren Serenade Lights Up Keeneland Bid Board

    Siren Serenade, an Unbridled’s Song mare in foal to leading sire Tapit, lit up the bid board at Keeneland, selling for $1,025,000 to Don Alberto Corporation during the Jan. 9 first session of the January horses of all ages sale.

  • 2017 Keeneland January Sale

    Optimism in the (Cold) Air at Keeneland

    After braving a weekend in which temperatures barely made it into the teens, consignors and buyers can expect milder weather when the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale begins.

  • Keeneland January

    Nuckols Back at Keeneland with One Horse

    Consignor Alfred Nuckols, who hit a home run when a Street Sense yearling filly consigned by his Hurstland Farm to Keeneland’s 2013 January horses of all ages brought a winning bid of $1.45 million, has the filly's full brother in this year's sale.

  • The Keeneland January sale is a target for Mulholland Springs

    January Sale Fills Niche for Mulholland Springs

    Consistently among the leading consignors at Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton sales, Martha Jane Mulholland’s Mulholland Springs Farm targets the Keeneland January horses of all ages for certain mares and short yearlings that do not fit in November.

  • Uchenna

    EHV-1 Restrictions Hamper Keeneland Sale

    Although Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is some 650 miles south of Lexington, an outbreak of equine herpesvirus at the New Orleans facility is having an effect on the Keeneland horses of all ages sale that begins Jan. 9.

  • Horses being shown at 2016 Keeneland January sale

    Recent Trends Expected to Continue at Keeneland

    With snow blanketing the ground and an arctic blast dropping temperatures to below freezing, Central Kentucky offered an apt setting for Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale that ushers in the 2017 sale season.

  • TVG to Offer New Show, Keeneland January Sale Coverage

    This month, TVG, America's Horse Racing network, will debut The Starting Gate, a new hour-long show that will air Saturday and Sunday mornings, providing a look at the horse racing industry, emerging prospects, current stars, and personalities. 

  • Maiden Winner Added to Keeneland January Sale

    Following Royal Inheritance's impressive maiden win last month at Aqueduct Racetrack, owner Joseph Bulger decided it was an opportune time to sell the Regal Ransom filly who has been supplemented to the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

  • Auction Trail of Weekend's Grade I Winners

    Both of the weekend's grade I winners at Santa Anita Park—Constellation and Mind Your Biscuits—passed through a Keeneland auction as yearlings and were offered through an Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • F-T Midlantic Winter Sale Catalog Spikes

    Fasig-Tipton Midlantic announced 229 entries for its winter mixed sale, representing a 37% spike over the number cataloged for the 2016 sale that was the first after a schedule change for the auction previously held in December.

  • Equine Sales Company Announces 2017 Dates

    Equine Sales Company announced Dec. 15 its complete 2017 schedule of auctions. In addition to the 2-Year-Olds in Training sale already announced for May 9 with a breeze date of May 7, two other sales will be held at the Opelousas, La., facility. 

  • Tattersalls December Ends on Quiet Note

    The curtain came down on a record year of trading for Tattersalls in Newmarket Dec. 1 with the fourth and final installment of the December mares sale.

  • Lot 2133, Replete is an unraced Mafki mare out of champion Banks Hill

    Replete Tops Tattersalls Mare Sale Day 3

    A rare offering from Juddmonte's famous Hasili family dominated proceedings at Tattersalls December Mare sale Nov. 30, snapped up by Amanda Skiffington for 775,000gns (US$1,016,537).

  • Eblouissante in the ring Nov. 29 at Tattersalls December mares sale

    At Tattersalls, Coolmore Lands Harzand’s Dam

    Dams of Derby winners rarely come on the market, let alone a mare who has produced one who also scored in the Irish equivalent, so Harzand's dam Hazariya was always going to sell for a premium when offered in the Tattersalls December Mares Sale.

  • Lot 1541, The Miniver Rose, was the sale session topper of the day

    Godolphin Draft in Demand at Tattersalls

    Dubawi (IRE) was again the big draw in the opening session of the Tattersalls December mare sale as The Miniver Rose (IRE), the only mare cataloged in foal to him, was the sale topper at 550,000gns.

  • Trainer Woody Stephens and Miss Oceana on the cover of the Nov. 16, 1985 issue featuring the Newstead dispersals

    BH 100: Letting Go

    In the Thoroughbred breeding business, dispersals of major breeders and/or owners allow others to purchase bloodlines and gain entry to families that they otherwise might never get in on.

  • Unrivaled Belle, top-priced horse of 2016.

    Auction Season Ends With Market Stability

    The marathon Keeneland November mixed sale that concluded Nov. 20 brought down the curtain on the 2016 public auction season with slight across-the-board declines in significant categories, signaling an overall stable market.

  • Hip 4762 was the final horse into the sales ring at the Keeneland November sale

    Demand for Quality Paces Keeneland Sale

    Keeneland’s 13-day November breeding stock sale that ended Nov. 20 reflected a stable market that mirrored recent trends, in which there is continued demand for quality and buyers' unwillingness to take risks on horses that do not fit their criteria.

  • Keeneland Sale on Nearly Even Terms

    Following the Nov. 19 penultimate session of the 13-day Keeneland November breeding stock sale, the auction is on nearly even terms with the 2015 stand that totaled 12 days, with gross receipts down 2% and the average price almost identical.

  • Lot 1615, Little Sweetheart, brought €135,000

    Goffs November Sale Numbers Spike

    Boosted by the Wildenstein Stable dispersal and large lots from major Irish breeders, the Goffs November breeding stock sale drew to a close Nov. 19 with double-digit increases in total receipts and average.

  • Keeneland November

    Keeneland's Foreign Outreach Pays Dividends

    Keeneland's November breeding stock sale has substantial international appeal spread across all levels of the market, but it is particularly an important part of trade as the marathon auction nears the finish line.

  • The Keeneland November sale wrapped up its 10th session Nov. 17

    Pizmo Time Tops Keeneland November Session

    Racing prospect Pizmo Time, a winning 3-year-old gelding by City Zip from the family of two-time grade I winner Cavorting, sold for $120,000 to Caves Farm to lead the Nov. 17 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.