Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

  • Bellavais brought $485,000, the highest price of the Jan. 8 session

    Strong First Day of Keeneland January Sale

    Keeneland realized double-digit growth in gross, average and median prices during the Jan. 8 opening session of the 2018 January horses of all ages sale, which was highlighted by the $485,000 purchase by agent Steve Young of Bellavais.

  • Moonshine Bertie and her Speightster filly at the Brandywine Farm consignment at Keeneland

    2018 Foal to Accompany Dam Into Keeneland Ring

    When Moonshine Bertie, consigned as Hip 539 by Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm, goes through the ring at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale during the Jan. 9 second session, the mare will be accompanied by her 2018 foal.

  • Mark Taylor expects a solid market at the Keeneland January sale

    Taylor: Market Should Remain Strong in January

    Mirroring the November market, demand for just-turned yearlings should be strong and overall business solid at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, according to Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • A colt by American Pharoah consigned as Hip 303 is shown at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm consignment at Keeneland

    Will 'Pharoah Mania' Continue at Keeneland?

    As buyers braved single-digit temperatures the morning of Jan. 6 to inspect horses entered in the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, some of the most-requested showings were for the short yearlings sired by American Pharoah.

  • Keeneland January Sale Preview

    Keeneland January Sale Preview

    Claire Crosby previews the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, including comments from Bill Farish of Lane's End regarding offspring selling by Honor Code, Liam's Map, Tonalist, and Mr Speaker. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Reiley McDonald

    Mrs McDougal Could Be Keeneland Sale Standout

    When the owner of the grade 2-winning mare Mrs McDougal decided last year to retire the daughter of Medaglia d'Oro, they and Kentucky horseman Reiley McDonald thought she would be a good fit for the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

  • Alex Waldrop

    NTRA: Tax Bill Benefits Owners, Breeders, Horseplayers

    The Tax Bill cleared by Congress for President Trump's signature contains a number of provisions beneficial to horse breeders and owners, according to an initial assessment by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • David Bellamy

    Bellamy Named Chairman of Weatherbys Bank

    Weatherbys Bank, which focuses on the banking needs of horse owners, said it continues its ambitious development with the Dec. 18 hiring of former St. James's Place executive David Bellamy as its new chairman. 

  • ARCI Calling for Oversight of Sales, Breeding

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International is calling for additional oversight of public sales and breeding by either state commissions or a new independent entity. Sale company executives defended their operations and integrity.

  • Boyd Browning

    No Turf Showcase for Fasig-Tipton in 2018

    Fasig-Tipton will not conduct a second Turf Showcase that was held for the first time in 2017 in an effort to fill a niche for an auction designed to offer yearlings more likely to compete on turf based on their breeding or conformational traits.

  • In My Opinion - Bill Oppenheim Graphic

    Oppenheim: Big Gains at Goffs and Tattersalls

    Clearly the market in Europe, as in America, is up, as demonstrated by the sale of three top fillies for $8 million or more: Songbird ($9.5 million) and Tepin ($8 million) at the Fasig-Tipton November sale; and Marsha, who sold 6 million guineas.

  • Big Blue sold for AU$102,000 to Maher Bloodstock at the William Inglis & Son December Thoroughbred sale

    Big Blue Tops Inglis December Sale

    An outstanding draft of racing stock presented by Godolphin resulted in a perfect clearance rate, highlighted by the top-priced lot at a successful William Inglis & Son December Thoroughbred sale Dec. 8 near Melbourne, Australia.

  • Marsha sold for a record-setting 6 million guineas Dec. 5 during the Tattersalls December mares sale

    Tattersalls Concludes Record Year

    After a year in which all of its auctions posted significant gains in key market areas, Tattersalls has ended 2017 with another record year of turnover, with around 331 million guineas in total sales.

  • Consignors Embrace Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Changes

    If pre-sale interest is any indication, changes in Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic winter mixed sale that takes place Dec. 5 are resonating with buyers and sellers. Held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., the sale begins at 11 a.m. ET.

  • This daughter of Iffraaj brought a session-topping 110,000 guineas (US$155,671) on the final day of the Tattersalls December foal sale

    Tattersalls December Foal Sale Concludes With Gains

    A strong renewal of the Tattersalls December foal sale closed Dec. 2 in Newmarket with a pair of six-figure lots led by a 110,000 guineas (US$155,671) daughter of Iffraaj (GB) who provided a fine return for her breeder Overbury Stud.

  • A half sister to Jack Hobbs topped the Dec. 1 session of the Tattersalls December foal sale

    Half Sister to Jack Hobbs Delivers at Tattersalls

    A Dubawi half sister to Jack Hobbs offered by Willie Carson's Minster Stud claimed top billing at the Dec. 1 session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale after John Gosden, acting on behalf of Godolphin, purchased her for 750,000gns.

  • Lot 463, a Farhh colt, who topped the sale Nov. 29 when selling for 160,000 guineas

    Tattersalls December Foal Sale Brings Record Trade

    A record-breaking opening session of the Tattersalls December foal sale took place in Newmarket Nov. 29 and a son of Darley's Farhh (IRE) made the biggest impression on buyers when fetching 160,000 guineas (US$224,096) from Yeomanstown Stud.

  • Beyond Intensity, offered as Lot 1238, topped the second session of the Goffs November breeding stock sale

    Goffs Day 2 Numbers Decline but Sale Positive Overall

    Taken as a whole, the two days recorded a decline from last year's overall trading figures despite a number of high-profile sales Nov. 23 including Inca Princess, dam of group 1 winner and Melbourne Cup runner-up Johannes Vermeer, for €1.9 million.

  • Lot 541, a filly by Galileo, sells for €1.1 million Nov. 22

    Galileo Filly Tops Goffs November Foal Sale

    The third lot into the ring Nov. 22, the feature day of the Goffs November foal sale, provided the highlight to three days of foal trade that saw turnover rise by 43% and average by 22% over the equivalent sessions in 2016.

  • Proceeds from Dicey Flats' purchase were pledged to Lexington Catholic High School's tuition assistance program

    Bloom Purchases Mare to Help Good Cause

    When Jeff Bloom came to Kentucky to shop the Keeneland November sale, he didn't expect to be leaving with Hip 1742, a Flatter mare named Dicey Flats. But Bloom ended up privately purchasing the mare, who came with an added incentive.