Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

  • Garrett O'Rourke signs a ticket at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale

    Juddmonte Strikes Early for Fillies at F-T Saratoga

    Juddmonte Farms made a quick start at the Aug. 7 opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale, with manager Garrett O'Rourke signing four tickets in the first 90 minutes.

  • Hip 44 is a half brother to Battle of Midway

    Repole, Eclipse Go to $900,000 for Medaglia d'Oro Colt

    Mike Repole and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners bought the half brother to Santa Anita Derby (G1) runner-up Battle of Midway. The colt's dam is grade 1 winner Rigoletta, who is a sister to stakes-placed Evening Concerto.

  • Hip 34 sold for $750,000

    First Curlin Sold at Saratoga Brings $750,000

    Juddmonte Farms, which had already bought two other yearlings, picked up a daughter of Purple Cat (Bluegrass Cat). Second dam produced grade 1 winner Sky Diva and Quick Little Miss.

  • Andrew (left), Barbara, and Francis Vanlangendonck operate Summerfield Sales Agency

    Summerfield Sales: A Family Affair

    Maintaining a successful business partnership over decades is no easy task, but it is a different feat all together when you're married to said business partner.

  • Hip 49 is a half brother to grade 3 winner and grade 1 stakes-placed Royal Mo

    Malibu Moon Colt 'Very Special' for Robinsons

    Few horses bred, raised, or sold by Jim and Pam Robinson have excited them as much as a handsome son of Malibu Moon consigned by Lane's End on their behalf to the Aug. 7 session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Preview

    Claire Novak previews the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, including comments from Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales and footage of some of the horses to watch at the sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.

  • Hip 124 is a Speightstown half brother to Tapwrit

    Riggio and Bandoroff Offer Tapwrit's Half Brother

    Len Riggio and Craig Bandoroff are returning to familiar grounds Aug. 7-8, offering a half brother to classic winner Tapwrit, at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

  • Keeneland Expands September Sale Bonus Program

    Keeneland announced expansion of its lucrative September Sale Bonus Program to include a Sellers Program, which, together with the previously announced Book 1 Bonus, will offer cash rewards to horses sold at the sale that win graded or group stakes.

  • Hip 35, a colt by Animal Kingdom, was the sale topper at the Barretts paddock sale

    Animal Kingdom Colt Tops Barretts Paddock Sale

    Shortly after Curlin Road, a $95,000 Barretts May 2-year-old sale graduate, captured the July 26 Cougar II Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, Barretts conducted its paddock sale. Three sold for $100,000 or more, topped by a $180,000 colt by Animal Kingdom.

  • Fasig-Tipton Logo

    Fasig-Tipton Returns Midlantic Sale to December Date

    Fasig-Tipton has shifted the sale date of its upcoming Midlantic Mixed Sale. The sale, which had been held in late January the past two years, will return to its traditional date and be conducted on Monday, December 4 of this year.

  • Jack Brothers

    Brothers to Work Exclusively for Hidden Brook

    Jack Brothers, an original founding partner in Hidden Brook Farm, will be dedicating his time and effort exclusively to their organization, the 600-acre Paris, Ky., nursery announced today.

  • Catalog Online for Osarus La Teste Sale

    The catalog for the Osarus La Teste September yearling sale is now online. The sale, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 6-7, at La Teste de Buch racecourse in La Teste de Buch, France, comprises 271 lots.

  • Del Mar Paddock Sale Catalog Now Online

    The catalog for the Sixth Annual Paddock Sale at Del Mar of Race Ready Horses, scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 26 in the Del Mar paddock approximately 30 minutes after the last race is declared official, is now online.

  • Larry Best after buying hip 290, a Medaglia d'Oro filly who topped the July yearling sale

    $1 Million Filly Tops Fasig-Tipton Yearling Sale

    Horse racing newcomer Larry Best struck again, going to $1 million to acquire a Medaglia d'Oro filly during the waning minutes of the Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale, highlighting a strong auction that kicked off the yearling sale season.

  • Fasig-Tipton July Sale Preview

    Claire Novak previews the Fasig-Tipton July sale, which kicks off the yearling sales season, including comments from Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • What's Going On Here: Turning Two

    Stakes results from the holiday weekend are a reminder of the importance of 2-year-old racing in the yearling marketplace...especially for the younger stallions trying to build their résumés and for sires that stand below the five-figure line.

  • Mark "Snake" Thompson

    'Snake' Thompson Fundraiser Set for July 8

    A fundraiser for longtime Thoroughbred industry veteran Mark "Snake" Thompson will be held at McCarthy's in downtown Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, July 8. The event starts at 7 p.m. EDT.

  • Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit sells as Hip 34 at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale

    Quality Over Quantity in Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Catalog

    Although the 227 head cataloged for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale reflects a 9.9% decline from the 252 entered last year, sales company officials said it is not lacking in the quality that has become the auction's trademark.

  • An Astrology filly sold for $300,000 to top the final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses in training sale June 14

    Astrology Filly Closes Out Strong OBS Sale

    After a session topped by an Astrology filly bought by Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm for $300,000, the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2-year-olds in training sale ended June 14 with double-digit increases in average and median prices.