Aaman, a son of Dubai Destination, was the most expensive horse sold at 42,000 guineas ($69,671 in U.S. funds) during the fourth and final session of the Tattersalls autumn horses in training auction Oct. 28 in England.
A Fastnet Rock colt topped the second and final session of the Magic Millions national horses in training sale in Australia Oct. 28, bringing Aust$150,000 ($145,640 in U.S. funds).
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale, which ended its three-day run Oct. 27 in Lexington, generated results that were "totally expected," according to the auction firm's chairman Walt Robertson.
The winner of this year's Ladbrokes.com Railway Stakes (Ire-II) was sold for 320,000 guineas ($531,714 in U.S. funds).
A Gonski colt brought the top price of Aust$180,000 ($177,690 in U.S. funds) during the opening session of the Magic Millions national horses in training sale on the Gold Coast of Australia Oct. 27.
Median price declines 35.5% and the buy-back rate increases.
The Tattersalls Autumn horses in training sale turned in a solid effort during its second session, Oct. 26, generating an increase of 2.1% in its gross revenue from a year ago.
Naughty New Yorker, a New York-bred Horse of the Year and champion older male, will be sold as a stallion prospect at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
A filly by Hard Spun is the highest-priced horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.
A Tapit colt brought the most expensive price of $280,000 from Canadian-based trainer Mark Casse, agent.
Hearts of Fire, a champion in Germany and Italy, brought 550,000 ($905,249 in U.S. funds) to top the opening session of the Tattersalls autumn horses in training sale in England Oct. 25.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale bucked the generally negative trends in 2009, posting increases in gross, average price, and median price while many other auctions were suffering major setbacks.
Arqana's Deauville October yearling sale closed out its four-day run Oct. 21 in France with increases of 21.3% in gross revenue, 8.1% in average price, and 16.7% in median price from 2009.
Boosted by quality offerings in the dispersal of Al and Nora Figliolia's Westbury Stables, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale enjoyed major upswings in gross of 48.3% and average price of 27.8% from a year ago.
Playa May, the dam of Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner Uncle Mo, to sell as Hip No. 122 at Fasig-Tipton Ky. November sale as part of the Denali Stud consignment.
With one day remaining in Arqana's October yearling auction in France, the gross has exceeded last year's total.
The gross revenue rose 75.3% while the average price grew 41.9%. The median price was up 25%.
The bay yearling brings 300,000 euros ($417,729 in U.S. funds) from the MAB Agency.
The former U.S. Ambassador to Finland and philanthropist, buying in the name of Citywest, paid 195,000 euros ($272,491 in U.S. funds) for a Dylan Thomas colt, which is a member of his sire's first crop.
Daughter of Bernstein won Keeeneland's Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes Oct. 15; to be offered during F-T's The November Sale Nov. 7.
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The Tattersalls October yearling sale's Book Two portion ended with an 8.2% increase in its gross revenue from 2009 to 22,241,900 guineas ($37,027,515 in U.S. funds).
Da' Tara, the only horse to beat Big Brown, is selling as a racing or stallion prospect at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Barretts' California Cup Yearling Sale showed strength in a two-day format Oct. 12-13. Led by a $105,000 topper at the first session, the auction averaged $14,128, an increase of 13.8% over 2009.
A Dutch Art filly brought 120,000 guineas ($199,446 in U.S. funds) Oct. 13 in England to top the third session of the Book Two portion of the Tattersalls October yearling sale.
Bloodlines from leading California breeders Martin and Pam Wygod dominated the Barretts California Cup yearling sale at Fairplex Oct. 12.
The second session of the Book 2 portion of Tattersalls' October yearling sale posted increases of 3.1% in average price and 6% in median price from 2009.
The Book 2 portion of the Tattersalls October yearling sale opened in England with a median price of 25,000 guineas ($41,877 in U.S. funds) that was the same as a year ago.
Walt Robertson, a fixture in the auction stand at Fasig-Tipton sales for more than 30 years, will retire at the end of November.
Horses are scheduled to be sold during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale and the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Careless Jewel, arguably the second-best 3-year-old filly of 2009 behind Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, has been retired from racing and will be offered for sale Nov. 7 at Fasig-Tipton in November.
The California Cup yearling sale will get an added boost this year from a dispersal of California breeding stock owned by Martin and Pam Wygod.
The auction formerly was conducted at Calder Casino & Race Course.
The number sold and gross revenue fell 5.3% and 10.2%, respectively, from 2009. The average price and median price declined 5.2% and 10.3%, respectively.
The Fasig-Tipton Eastern fall yearling sale returned to more solid financial ground during its two-day run that ended Oct. 6 in Timonium, Md.
She tops the Book 1 portion of the auction's second session, bringing 900,000 guineas ($1,499,642 in U.S. funds).
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale, which suffered significant setbacks in its key business figures last year, got some good news during its opening session Oct. 5 in Timonium, Md.
Ninety-one horses are scheduled to be offered during the November breeding stock auction.
A Galileo filly brought 1.2 million guineas ($1,993,173 in U.S. funds) to top the opening session of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale in England.
Demi O'Byrne purchased a Galileo filly for nearly $2 million during the opening session of the Book 1 portion of the Tattersalls October yearling sale.
Fasig-Tipon officials expect to see more stability based on other yearling sale results.
The auction is scheduled for Oct. 16 at Lamar-Dixon in Gonzales, La.
Group III winner Mambia brought the top price at Arqana's Arc auction in Oct. 2, selling for 450,000 euros ($617,616 in U.S. funds) to Oceanic Bloodstock, agent for Martin Schwartz.
He purchases a Dubawi colt that tops Part 2 of the auction in Ireland.
English group I winner Serious Attitude will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale in Kentucky.
She brings 950,000 euros ($1,282,260) during the auction's second session in Ireland.
The auction will be held Oct. 25-27 in Lexington, with each session beginning at 10 a.m.
The auction will be held Nov. 7 in Lexington, beginning at 4 p.m. (EST).
The filly and colt each bring 300,000 euros ($404,034 in U.S. funds) during the Ireland-based yearling auction.
Don't Forget Gil, a graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing and has been entered in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall mixed sale.
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