The Keeneland September yearling sale's select sessions will be memorable because two of the last three foals sired by the great stallion Storm Cat are scheduled to be offered.
Read what buyers and consignors had to say before the auction started in Lexington.
Here is a list of horses that consignors and buyers believe could bring expensive prices during the Sept. 12 opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.
Falling prices at boutique sales in France and Saratoga suggest the prices for fancy horses in Keeneland's select sessions will be more vulnerable this year.
Todd and Shawn Hansen purchased English Channel yearling filly for $80,000 from Griffin Place, agent.
Ogden Mills (Dinny) Phipps, patriarch of one of North America's most distinguished Thoroughbred racing families, announced Sept. 9 that Phipps Stable will offer a select number of its mares during Keeneland's November sale.
ThoroStride, a North American-based company offering digital filming and marketing services, is making it easier to select horses at auction.
As a member of the auction firm's inspection team, he helped Keeneland select which horses would be showcased during the September yearling sale.
The cream of the Canadian-bred sales yearling crop rose to the top at the selected session of the annual sale held by the Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society on Sept. 7 at Woodbine.
Live coverage of the auction's first two sessions can be seen on HRTV.
The auction, which will begin on a Tuesday instead of a Monday, will be held Oct. 5 and 6 in Timonium, Md.
The England-based company will expand Craven sale and replace the Guineas auction with a new sale in Ireland.
Maggi Moss purchases the 2-year-old stakes-winning filly for $55,000.
Carter Road, a son of Daylight Savings, brought the top price of $16,000 during the Michigan Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association yearling sale Aug. 29.
Despite the struggles and uncertainty facing the racing and breeding industry in the Lone Star State, the Fasig-Tipton Texas Summer Yearling Sale recorded sizeable increases Aug. 30.
The auction will be held Aug. 30 at Lone Star Park.
The combined gross and average for the select and open portions enjoy upswings.
The average price for the first open session rises 29.1% while the median price increases 62.5%.
The median price rose 8% as the yearling sale began its three-day run in Central Florida.
The half brother to Australia group III winner Blackball brings Aust$222,000 ($196,431 in U.S. funds).
There will be no selling of juveniles in February. All select 2-year-olds offered by the company will be sold in March.
Consignor and OBS board member Francis Vanlangendonck expects fairly solid results for the August yearling sale.
The three-day Florida auction has 901 yearlings in its catalog.
There are 61 mares and 35 foals of 2010 are in the dispersal of Martin and Pam Wygod's California breeding stock.
Kjell Qvale purchases the bay yearling for $20,000 Aug. 17.
More than 400 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse yearlings have been consigned to the New Mexico-Bred yearling sale to be held Aug. 20-21 at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion in Ruidoso Downs, N.M.
Fasig-Tipton planning to sell a group of mares in foal on Southern Hemisphere covers during the Kentucky November select mixed auction.
The son of Lion Heart is roaring through the juvenile ranks after selling for $250,000 earlier this year.
The average price falls 17.2%, but the median is down only 2.8% for the auction, which ended its four-session run in France Aug. 16.
The average price declines 7% from a year ago during the auction's third session.
He will succeed David Chester, who will become a roving ambassador for the Australian auction firm.
She and a Lydgate filly top the auction, each bringing $8,000.
The yearling, out of Bush Landslide, sells for $17,000.
The average price increases 1% from a year ago, but the gross declines with fewer horses offered.
The average price for the 60 horses that sold declined 26%. The median fell 16%.
The England-based auction firm will introduce a program for yearlings at this fall's sales.
The latest edition of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction suffered downturns after a strong performance in 2009. Read what buyers and sellers had to say about the sale.
Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale posts 'similar' numbers as last year during two-day sale.
Gross, average, and median rise slightly; buy-back rate drops for New York-breds during first of two sessions Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
A little less uncertainty might make New York-bred yearlings more popular during the Fasig-Tipton preferred auction.
More than 465 horses have been entered in the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Canadian-bred yearling sale.
Eric Mitchell, Editorial Director of The Blood-Horse, recaps the final day of the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearlings Sale. Presented by The New York Breeding & Racing Program. Watch Video
The gross fell 38.3% during the select yearling auction, which had enjoyed upswings in 2009.
A striking chestnut filly by Distorted Humor and a half sister to Point Given sells for $875,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
A bay colt by Smart Strike out of grade I producer Sluice sells for $750,000 to John Ferguson at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale Aug. 3.
A colt by Afleet Alex and a half brother to Haskell Invitational and Preakness (both gr.I) winner Lookin At Lucky sold for $750,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale.
A big bay colt by A.P. Indy out of grade I winner Maryfield sold for $1.2 million and began the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Select with a bang.
Eric Mitchell, Editorial Director of The Blood-Horse, recaps the sobering first day of the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearlings Sale. Presented by The New York Breeding & Racing Program. Watch Video
"I think tonight reality has set back in," said consignor Mark Toothaker of Legacy Bloodstock after the average declined 13.8% from a year ago during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson, signs the sale ticket.
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