Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

  • Kentucky commissioner of agriculture Ryan Quarles

    Official Veterinary Team From China Visits Kentucky

    Kentucky agriculture commissioner Ryan Quarles and some horse industry leaders welcomed an official veterinary team from the People's Republic of China this month in a visit that could help open China to the export of horses from the United States.

  • Billy Koch of Solana Beach Sales

    Creative Cause Filly's Sale Emotional for Koch

    After scoring a big pinhooking profit during the April 28 final session of Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, Billy Koch became emotional when discussing the effort required to get a horse to that point.

  • Union Rags colt sold for $1 million

    Union Rags Colt Hits for New Partnership Group

    A new pinhooking partnership group made a big hit at the April 27 session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale, where a Union Rags colt was sold for $1 million, a tie for the second-highest price of the sale.

  • More Than Ready filly sold for $1 millon

    More Than Ready Filly Led OBS Sale Briefly

    For a brief moment April 27, a dark bay or brown daughter of More Than Ready (Hip 778) was the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale-topper when sold for $1 million, only to be eclipsed by the record-priced Tiznow colt (Hip 793) sold for $2.45 million.

  • HIp 793, a colt by Tiznow, brought $2.45 million

    Tiznow Colt Brings $2.45 Million at OBS

    A Tiznow colt out of the Distorted Humor mare Moonbow lit up the board during the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale when he sold to Coolmore's M.V. Magnier for $2.45 million April 27.

  • Speedway Stable Strikes Late for Malibu Moon Filly

    Among the last horses through the ring during the April 26 second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale was an attractive daughter of Malibu Moon who eventually went to Speedway Stable for $650,000.

  • Hip 584, 2017 OBS 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale

    Medaglia d'Oro Colt New OBS Sale Topper

    A son of Medaglia d'Oro produced by grade 2 winner Indian Vale was purchased by a high-powered partnership for $850,000 to become the new sale-topper at the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training auction.

  • Juveniles get ready to head into the auction ring during the OBS spring sale

    Bull Run Continues at OBS Spring Sale

    Continuing the momentum from the previous day’s opening session, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring auction of 2-year-olds in training continued its bull run April 26, with strong increases in gross and average prices.

  • Hip 345, a filly by Munnings, sold for $425,000 April 26 at the OBS spring sale

    Filly’s Price Tag is Right for the Prices

    Andro and Tracey Price had the biggest score to date for their pinhooking operation when a Munnings filly bought for $67,000 sold for $425,000 during the April 26 of the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale.

  • Hip 383 sold for $575,000

    Distorted Humor Filly Brings $575,000 at OBS

    A well-bred daughter of Distorted Humor sold for $575,000 to become the first 2-year-old of the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale to pass the half-million dollar mark early April 26.

  • Hip 28, an Orb colt consigned by Randy Miles, topped the April 25 first session of the OBS spring sale

    OBS April First Session Soars

    With brisk across-the-board trade, the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training kicked off with double-digit increases in gross and average.

  • Hip 262, a filly by Creative Cause, brought $575,000

    Creative Cause Filly Sells for $575,000

    A daughter of Creative Cause was purchased by Peter Brant's White Birch Farm for $575,000 to become the second-highest priced offering on the April 25 first day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Jacob West, director of bloodstock services for Three Chimneys

    Orb Colt Grew Up, Brought $685,000 at OBS

    An Orb colt purchased as a yearling for $30,000, reflecting his small size, brought a high bid of $685,000 from Three Chimneys Bloodstock, as agent, during the April 25 session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training auction.

  • Hip 402 at the OBS spring 2-year-olds in training sale

    Pricey Filly Tops OBS Pinhook Prospects

    A daughter of leading sire Tapit, produced from multiple grade 1 winner Evening Jewel and bought as a yearling for $400,000, is the highest-priced previously purchased 2-year-old consigned to the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale.

  • Horses walk to and from the track at the OBS facility in Ocala

    OBS Spring Sale to Test Depth of Juvenile Market

    There has been strong demand for 2-year-olds in training through the first four auctions of 2017, but the juvenile marketplace will undergo its stiffest test April 25-28 when Ocala Breeders' Sales conducts its spring sale in Ocala, Fla.

  • Washington Summer Sale Scheduled for August

    The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s annual summer sale will be Tuesday, August 22, at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located on the grounds of the beautiful Emerald Downs near Seattle.

  • A Malibu Moon filly breezes in :20 4/5 in preparation for the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale

    Malibu Moon Filly Fastest at OBS Under Tack Session

    A Malibu Moon filly from the Eddie Woods consignment had the fastest quarter-mile time of :20 4/5 during the April 19 third session of the under tack show in preparation for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Hip 234, a Florida-bred filly from the first crop of Prospective

    Five Share Fastest OBS Work Time

    Five juveniles shared the eighth-mile workout time of :09 4/5 during the April 18 second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2017 spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Small Batch Sales to offer Specialized Consignments

    Industry veterans Fletcher Mauk (Small Batch Thoroughbreds) and Josh Stevens (J. Stevens Bloodstock) have partnered with Advantage Agri-Marketing Services (Tyler Clarke and Jimmy Hall) to create Small Batch Sales.

  • Irap, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency as Hip 612 to the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale

    Irap Latest Sale Success for Dennis O'Neill

    Dennis O'Neill's keen eye has yielded two Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winners and another of his sale finds, Irap, is en route to Churchill Downs following a stunning upset victory in the April 8 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2).

  • Hydrangea holds off her challengers in the One Thousand Guineas Trial

    Hydrangea Takes One Thousand Guineas Trial

    The offspring of Galileo belonging to the Coolmore/Ballydoyle connections finished on top April 8 Ballylinch Stud One Thousand Guineas and the Leopardstown Two Thousand Guineas Trial at Leopardstown.

  • Provocative, in foal to Tavistock, brought AU$1.2 million (US$906,132)

    Three Bring More Than $1 Million at Chairman's Sale

    The decision by William Inglis & Son to add a sale of breeding prospects to its auction calendar following its annual Easter yearling sale was validated April 7 when the inaugural Chairman’s Sale produced three horses sold for more than AU$1 million.