What horses do the buyers like? Here's a list of 2-year-olds that were attracting a lot of attention before the auction started.
Exchange Rate colt stops the clock in :21 March 14 in Central Florida in second of two under tack shows.
Half-brother to grade III winner Conveyance works a quarter mile in :21 1/5.
OBS officials want to give buyers more time to look at the auction's horses.
There are 340 horses in the catalog, making it the largest of the five major select sales of 2-year-olds in training.
Rate of return on investment grows, rising to 91.9% from only 39% for the 2009 edition of the auction.
The auction is scheduled for March 21 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Louisiana.
With a view to the changing economy, the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) has restructured fees for its annual Canadian-bred yearling sale.
Show pushed back because of heavy rain to March 13 and 14 in Central Florida.
A member of the Three Chimneys sales team since 2007, he has worked at the farm for six years.
Keeneland announced March 5 a major format change in its marathon September yearling sale, which will begin with two selected sessions of 100 horses each selling during night sessions Sept. 12-13.
The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training March 2 was as refreshing as a cool ocean breeze on a hot summer day, providing the recession-battered Thoroughbred auction business with some relief.
The first portion of the Melbourne Premier Sale concluded in Australia March 3 with a Starcraft colt topping the session at Aust$300,000 (US$270,570).
Reiley McDonald purchases the bay juvenile for Brushwood Stables.
Two yearlings sired by Redoute's Choice shared top honors when sold for Aust$400,000 ($359,228) each at the March 2 second session of the Melbourne Premier Sale being conducted by Inglis & Son in Australia.
The Florida auction, which has fancy pedigrees, is scheduled for March 2 at Calder Casino and Race Course.
Other horses expected to bring high prices at the Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training include the progeny of Sky Mesa, Tapit, Bernardini, and Empire Maker.
Topped by an Exceed and Excel colt, the Melbourne Premier Sale of yearlings was off to a strong start in Australia on March 1.
Cutting yearling purchase cost is the key, and consignors to the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale are hoping that a similar strategy works there.
The auction has attracted a large group of domestic and foreign buyers.
Christie Bowling,a daughter of Tony Bowling and a granddaughter of Carl Bowling, dies in a car accident.
After reviewing the auction's catalog, here is a list of top prospects based on workout times, pedigrees, and yearling purchase prices.
Four fillies are the quickest at an eighth of a mile during the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Florida select juvenile auction.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm will hold its ninth sale of 2-year-olds in training April 18, the farm announced Feb. 26.
Tattersalls Ireland is set to stage a 100,000 (about $135,500 USD) Bumper at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival in 2011 for graduates of this year's Tattersalls Ireland Derby and August sales.
Fasig-Tipton has 223 entries for its 2010 Texas 2-year-olds in training sale at Lone Star Park March 30. The sale begins at 10:00 a.m. The under-tack show will be held March 28 on the main track at 10 a.m.
Retired trainer Hal Wiggins, who developed Rachel Alexandra and trained her early in her Horse of the Year campaign, has joined Legacy Bloodstock to assist in client relations and owner recruiting.
Participants in the February select juvenile auction were pleased with the changes in track maintenance, saying horses were less sore after the under tack show.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February select sale of 2-year-olds in training suffered downturns in its key business figures of gross, average price, and median price for the second year in a row.
Becomes third horse to bring $400,000 or more at OBS February juvenile auction.
Let's Go Stable purchases the juvenile at the OBS February select auction.
Price surpasses sale-topping amount at 2009 edition of February juvenile auction.
The select auction is scheduled for Feb. 16 in Central Florida.
Bialy is first horse to carry the club's silver and teal colors.
Here's a list of standouts based on pedigrees, yearling purchase prices, and workout times.
Fillies by Songandaprayer and Harlan's Holiday also shine in under tack show for February select juvenile auction.
The average yearling price for pinhooked horses is down 31.6% from 2009.
Important Australian yearling auction will begin Jan. 12.
First runner scheduled to compete in the seventh race Feb. 14 at Gulfstream Park.
Keeneland has cataloged 181 horses for its April 2-year-olds in training sale, to be held Monday, April 5.
There are 134 2-year-olds in the auction, which is scheduled for March 22.
Will offer clients' horses at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale.
Gross rises 14% while average price increases 11.1% in Ireland.
Veteran agents Barry Berkelhammer and Bob Feld team to form new bloodstock business.
Median price holds steady during the auction, which was held Feb. 8 in Lexington.
Broodmare prospect is the highest-priced horse sold so far at the Kentucky winter mixed sale.
Colt brings NZ$110,000 ($75,786 in U.S. funds) as New Zealand yearling sale ends.
Yearling brings NZ$90,000 ($62,000 in U.S. funds) at Karaka.
Sale company officials hopeful the market has stabilized after big downturns in 2009.
The New Zealand Bloodstock select yearling sale ended Feb. 5 with increases of 34.6% in gross revenue, 40.1% in average price, and 33.3% in median price from a year ago.
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