Esther Marr talks to Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland Director of Sales, about expectations and predictions for the sale. Watch Video
Spring Hill Farm manager Chris Baker talked about the standouts in the Estate of Edward P. Evans dispersal, as well as his bittersweet emotions leading up to the Keeneland September yearling sale.
While rest of the world worries about the European debt crisis and America's high unemployment rate, horsemen are starting to see signs that the struggling Thoroughbred market is taking a turn for the better.
The SGA Selected Yearling sale, in Milan, Italy, is hoping for good results despite the country's weakened racing industry. International champions have been graduates of this sale.
A son of War Front topped the CTHS yearling sale Sept. 6 when he sold for $140,000 Canadian funds to William and Anne Scott.
Hilda's Passion, winner of the Aug. 27 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I), will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale even though she has suffered an injury
Videos of horses walking, which were produced by ThoroStride for the Keeneland September yearling sale, are available for viewing at Keeneland's website, www.keeneland.com, and ThoroStride's website, www.thorostride.com.
A Candy Ride colt brought the top price of $105,000 Sept. 6 during the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's summer yearling sale.
A strong second select session at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's yearling sale of Canadian-bred youngsters at Woodbine helped spur an 11% jump in average price from 2010.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 535 yearlings for its Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale. The number is down 17.1% from last year's total of 635.
A colt by Canada's perennial leading sire Bold Executive topped the first session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Canadian-bred yearling sale Sept. 5 at the Woodbine sales pavilion.
Positive ontrack signals at Emerald Downs, Hastings Park, may add some pop to the 120-yearling WTOBA yearling sale Sept. 6 in Auburn, Wash.
Zenyatta's weanling half sister by Henrythenavigator will be offered at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale by Select Sales.
Barretts has cataloged 253 horses for its October yearling sale. The auction will be held Oct. 11 and 12 at the Hinds Pavilion, which is located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif.
Gross and average for the yearling sale mirror 2010 figures; the median was steady at $5,000. A Louisiana-bred City Zip filly tops the sale at $78,000.
The combination of high stud fees and falling Thoroughbred prices has battered commercial breeders financially in recent years. But this year they finally are getting some relief based on results of two early auctions.
Fasig-Tipton Texas will conduct the largest single day of selling in its history Aug. 30, when 425 horses are scheduled to go through the auction ring.
The 2011 Arqana August yearling sale in Deauville bounced back in style during its four-session run following a below-par 2010 renewal.
The final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August sale of yearlings ended with another day of across-the-board increases despite a smaller amount of horses offered for sale.
Gross, average, and median for the first open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale all increased from the comparable session in 2010.
A Midnight Lute filly purchased by SGV Thoroughbreds brought the top price of $110,000 Aug. 23 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. select yearling sale.
A daughter of Galileo was the star of the second session of Arquana's August yearling sale at Deauville in France, bringing 1.7 million euros ($2,445,180).
In today's sales arena, commercial breeders find they need to be more nimble, find alternatives
An Invincible Spirit colt, which brought 440,000 euros ($633,147 in U.S. funds), was the most expensive horse sold during the opening session of Arqana's Deauville August yearling sale in France.
Dome's Victory, a daughter of the Storm Cat stallion Dome, brought $75,000 to top the New Mexico-bred select yearling sale Aug. 20 at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion at Ruidoso Race Track and Casino.
Higher racing purses in the Empire State resulting from the opening of a VLT casino won't be limited to New York-breds.
A full sister to the stakes-winning sale graduate Sherman Bartlebort was the $40,000 topper at the 2011 Northern California yearling and horses of racing age sale in Pleasanton Aug. 16.
Tattersalls Ireland has cataloged 542 horses for its September yearling sale. The auction will be held Sept. 20 and 21 near Ratoath in County Meath.
Tattersalls has cataloged 508 horses for Book 1 of its October yearling sale. The auction will be held Oct. 5-7 in England.
Memories of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale are pleasant ones for many people. Read what buyers and consignors had to say.
The surging Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale ended its two-night run in upstate New York Aug. 14 with impressive results as shoppers dreamed of a lucrative future with their purchases.
The Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale enjoyed some big upswings in its key business figures on its opening night, Aug. 13, in upstate New York.
Fasig-Tipton officials are optimistic about the prospects for the company's New York-bred preferred yearling auction, which is scheduled for Aug. 13 and 14 in upstate New York.
The 2011 Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale, with 123 horses cataloged, is Aug. 16 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton beginning at noon.
Tattersalls Ireland announced that Roger Casey, who has served as the auction company's finance director since 2008, will become general manager, effective immediately.
Keeneland officials Aug. 10 announced that 4,319 horses have been cataloged for its September yearling sale, to be held Sept. 11-24.
A Bernardini colt brings $1.2 million as the select yearling auction's average rises 15.9% and the median grows 4.2%.
A colt by Bernardini out of Habiboo (by Unbridled's Song) sells for $725,000 to Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock agent John Ferguson.
The Unbridled's Song colt purchased for $775,000 by Dale Romans is out of the Seeking the Gold mare Dream Supreme.
Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock agent John Ferguson bought the Bernardini colt, out of the dam of grade I winner Havre de Grace. He tied the top price paid on day one of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select yearling sale.
Trainer Dale Romans bought the Unbridled's Song colt who is out of the Seeking the Gold mare Dream Supreme.
The colt's dam is the Danzig mare Dance Swifty, a full sister to Canadian champion and Horse of the Year Dance Smartly.
The colt was the first yearling to break the half-million-dollar mark during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select yearling sale.
Eric Mitchell talks with Buzz Chace about the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. Buzz provides insight on how the sale will be productive and when you will see action. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales. Watch Video
Eric Mitchell discusses the strong first day of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Watch Video
On a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points, the opening session of Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling auction showed surprising strength in upstate New York Aug. 8.
Two more half-million dollar plus horses crossed the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga stage. A filly by Medaglia d'Oro brought $525,000, while a Street Cry colt brought $550,000.
A colt by Medaglia d'Oro and a half brother to 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver sold for $1.2 million during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
A $950,000 filly by Bernardini, out of the grade I winner Sugar Shake, was the top-selling filly during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select sale Aug. 8.
A dark bay/brown colt by Bernardini out of the Somethinaboutbetty (by Forestry) was bought back for $575,000 during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select sale Aug. 8.
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