The Magic Millions National Weanling Sale ended May 28 in Australia with increases of 66.7% in gross revenue and 71% in average price from a year ago during its third session.
The gross increased 66.6% from a year ago while the average price grew 68.4% during the first two sessions of the Magic Millions national weanling sale in Australia.
The reformatted yearling and foal sale conducted by the Japan Racing Horse Association at Northern Horse Park will be held July 12-13, with sessions beginning at 10 a.m. daily.
Now that some horses race on synthetic tracks or are sold at juvenile auctions after working over synthetic surfaces, have buyers at Thoroughbred sales changed how they make their selections?
The Magic Millions national weanling sale got off to a rousing start in Australia May 26. The gross during the first session was up 93% from a year ago, and the average price rose 50.5%.
Donato Lanni's is the bloodstock services director for Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. But he's also the person Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert turns to when he searches for future classic winners.
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The auction is scheduled for June 15 in Central Florida.
Gross, average, and median rise 23%, 14%, and 8%, respectively, while the buy-back rate falls, and a $650,000 Medaglia d'Oro filly sets a record for a female Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Maryland.
A swift Medaglia d'Oro filly established a record for a female Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Maryland when she brought $650,000 May 17 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
Amazing Hearted, a Lion Hearted colt, brought $240,000 as the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training got under way May 17 in Timonium, Md.
The auction firm's officials are pleased with the quality of the horses and have heard there are a number of horsemen interested in buying.
Consigned to the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training, she works a quarter mile in :21 3/5.
Fasig-Tipton has announced that the Under Tack Show video for the Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale will be available for the first time for all mobile devices.
They are the quickest at a quarter mile, each turning in a time of :21 3/5 during the first session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A War Front colt sold for $250,000 topped the May 10 Barretts sale of 2-year-olds in training, which saw stable numbers when compared with the same auction one year ago.
The catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds is leaner than in 2009, with 166 head, including 12 supplemental entries, but nevertheless will offer variety in pedigree, consignor, and price range at the May 10 auction.
She posts the quickest time at an eighth of a mile, covering the distance in :9 4/5 during the under tack show for the May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
National weanling and broodmare sale ends with an increase of 66% in average price.
Many will rely on the same buying strategies they used in 2009 and will continue to proceed with caution.
The gross soars 58.9% while the median increases 23.1%.
The bay weanling brings NZ$220,000 ($159,782 in U.S. funds) on the opening day of the New Zealand Bloodstock national weanling and broodmare sale.
Gross, average, and median all fall during breeze up action, which was held April 30 in England.
Woods worked with both Line of David, Big Brown in his Florida-based sales program.
The two men, in the name of Gulf Coast Farms, bred morning line favorite Lookin At Lucky and Conveyance.
The son of Afleet Alex brought $525,000 at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling auction.
The auction will be held May 10 at Fairplex Park in Southern California.
Gloom and doom is dissipating as many juvenile auction results stabilize or improve.
Gross, average, and median all rise, and a Limehouse filly named Delightful Mary brings $500,000.
The chestnut juvenile, which posted the fastest three-furlong work of :32 4/5, brings $150,000 during the spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association is combining its annual summer yearling sale with its former December mixed sale to create a one-day WTBOA summer yearling and mixed sale event this year.
The gross rises 28.2% while the average grows 29.4%. The median soars 33.3%.
Pleasantly Perfect colt brings $260,000 while the gross and average fall 15.6% and 10.5%, respectively.
Improvements, which are scheduled to be completed in late June or early July include new seating, lighting, and colors.
Bahia Beach topped the ninth annual Adena Springs sale of 2-year-olds in training, bringing $115,000 April 18 in Central Florida.
The Central Florida auction, which starts April 19 and runs for four days, has 1,221 horses in its catalog.
A High Fly filly turned in a sizzling work April 16 during the fourth and final session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
Graduates include recent Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Stately Victor, whose $250,000 price topped the 2009 edition of the auction.
The gross soars 59.6% while the average grows 17.9% and the median increases 19%.
An Elusive Quality tops the Tattersalls auction, bringing 400,000 guineas ($648,539 in U.S. funds).
A Congrats filly and a Yes It's True colt each work a quarter mile in :20 3/5 during the third session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Bel Mer sells for Aust$1,050,000 ($980,053 in U.S. funds), and Sun Classique brings Aust$2 million ($1,866,770) privately.
The Tattersalls Craven breeze up sale posted increases of 2.1% in its average price and 26.8% in its median price from a year ago during its opening session April 14 in England.
A Freud filly posted the fastest workout time for a quarter mile April 14 during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
The Polish Precedent mare, which is in foal to Red Ransom, sells for Aust$775,000 ($717,772 in U.S. funds).
A filly by Da Stoops was among the standouts April 13 during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
The number is down 19% from last year's total of 500, and the length of the auction has been reduced from two days to one.
Gross revenue and median price rise 3.2% and 4.8%, respectively, from a year ago. Buy-back rate falls to 14.4% from 21.1% in 2009.
Mountcat is scheduled to be offered during the Magic Millions national broodmare auction while in foal to Street Sense.
The under tack show for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s four-day April sale of 2-year-olds in training begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13.
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