Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

  • Malibu Moon, Tapit Colts Could Shine at F-T

    Two well-bred colts that were specifically pointed toward Fasig-Tipton’s October yearling sale are among the top horses to watch during the Oct. 26 closing session of the three-day auction in Lexington.

  • Hip 293, a colt by Curlin out of Party Chatter topped the sale at $350,000

    Positive Start to Fasig-Tipton October Sale

    Topped by a Curlin colt making his second foray through the sales ring this year, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s October yearling sale got off on a positive note Oct. 24, with a slight uptick in average and an improved buy-back rate.

  • Curlin colt sold for $350,000.

    Curlin Colt Sells for $350,000 at F-T October

    A Curlin colt from the VanMeter-Gentry consignment had a more productive second trip through the sales ring when he was purchased by JSM Equine/Justin Casse for $350,000 at the Oct. 24 first session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale.

  • Tapit Colt Late Withdrawal from F-T Sale

    A Tapit colt from an active female family was a late withdrawal from the Oct. 24 first session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale and will be pointed toward a juvenile sale next spring.

  • Hip 144, a Malibu Moon filly, brought $300,000

    Malibu Moon Filly Sells for $300,000 at F-T

    A Malibu Moon filly that was described by her consignor as a “sculpture” was purchased by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm for $300,000 to be the top-priced offering early during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale.

  • Joe Seitz

    Strong Buyer Traffic on Eve of October Sale

    As potential buyers went about their business Oct. 23 inspecting yearlings entered in the Fasig-Titpon October sale, the crew at Brookdale Sales could hardly keep up with the volume of requests to see the consignment’s offerings.

  • Fasig-Tipton October

    Gainesway Colts Among Hips to Watch

    Colts by leading sire Tapit and his son Tapizar, third on this year’s first-crop sire list, are among the top horses to watch when the three-day Fasig-Tipton October sale launches Oct. 24.

  • Fasig-Tipton to conduct Oct. 24-26 yearling sale

    Interest Level High for Fasig-Tipton Sale

    As horse owners, agents, and trainers went about the business of inspecting horses on the Fasig-Tipton sales grounds Oct. 22, there were indications that the yearling auction season could end on a solid note with the sale’s company’s October sale.

  • Fasig-Tipton's October sale of yearlings begins at 10 a.m. EDT Oct. 24 in Lexington

    Malibu Moon Filly Tops F-T Pinhook Prospects

    A Malibu Moon filly, who likely could have been in the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale had she not been dealt a setback, is the most expensive previously sold yearling in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton October sale in Lexington.

  • Justin Phillip Colt Tops Louisiana Sale

    A colt from the first crop of grade I winner Justin Phillip topped the Equine Sales Company’s open yearling and mixed sale Oct. 16 in Opelousas, La. A total of 114 head sold from 181 offered for $305,000 in gross receipts

  • Record Gross, Average Increase at Arqana Sale

    Topped by two colts selling for €260,000 (about $285,644 in U.S. currency) each, the Arqana yearling sale got underway Oct. 18 in Deauville, France with record gross and a double-digit increase in average price.

  • Lady Eli after her Flower Bowl victory

    Lady Eli Among Keeneland November Offerings

    Grade I winner Lady Eli, who returned to top form after missing more than a year due to a bout with laminitis, is among the grade/group I winners consigned to the upcoming Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • F-T Saratoga Fall Sale Nearly Even With 2015

    Led by a $150,000 Street Cry mare, Fasig-Tipton kicked off the mixed auction season Oct. 17 with figures on nearly even terms with the 2015 edition of the Saratoga fall sale at the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Lot 1642, a colt by Lethal Force, brought 38,000 guineas

    Successful Tattersalls Sale Wraps Up

    A memorable Tattersalls October Sale came to a close in Newmarket Oct. 14 following two weeks of competitive trade that yielded record turnover.

  • Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning.

    Saratoga Sale Showcases Foals of 2016

    For those who’ve been waiting to see what the first foals sired by recent racing stars Mucho Macho Man, Verrazano, Handsome Mike, and Goldencents look like, they’ll get their first chance Oct. 17 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale.

  • A son of Kodiac brought 200,000 guineas Oct. 13

    Kodiac Colt Sets Tattersalls Book 3 Record

    A son of Kodiac lit up the first installment of Tattersalls October sale Book 3 Oct. 13, bringing a sale record of 200,000 guineas ($257,103), a figure that eclipsed the previous mark of 115,000 guineas ($147,835).

  • Session-topping Dubawi colt at Tattersalls

    Dubawi Tops Again at Tattersalls

    Dubawi had just the one representative in Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, and demand for the sire's progeny remained high.

  • John Ferguson

    Ferguson Digs Deep for Vale of York Sibling

    There was a sense of deja vu during Day 2 of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale Oct. 11 as Godolphin's John Ferguson, who parted with just under 14 million guineas during Book 1, bought the top lot, a son of Kodiac at 380,000 guineas.

  • Heritage Place Sale Posts Increases

    Heritage Place held its fifth annual Thoroughbred yearling and mixed sale in Oklahoma City Oct. 9. The yearling session saw a 22.7% increase in average compared to last year, while the gross remained almost even with last year's numbers.

  • Classic Empire scores in Claiborne Breeders' Futurity, one of 10 Keeneland sales grads to score grade I wins over the weekend.

    Keeneland Sales Feat: All 10 Grade I Stakes

    It may be unprecedented in the annals of Thoroughbred public auctions. Over the Oct. 7-10 weekend, all 10 grade I stakes contested in North America were won by horses that had either sold or been offered for sale at Keeneland in Lexington.

  • Justin Casse

    Justin Casse Sharing Limelight With Brother

    Over Keeneland's FallStars Weekend of Oct. 7-9, Justin Casse shared the limelight with his older brother, trainer Mark Casse, as two horses he had either purchased or sold at auction won graded stakes.

  • 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.