Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

  • Hip #469, colt; Medaglia d'Oro -- Violent Beauty, by Gone West, brought $600,000 during the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13.

    Medaglia d'Oro Colt Brings $600,000

    A Medaglia d'Oro -- Violent Beauty, by Gone West, colt (Hip No. 469) was purchased by Black Rock Stable for $600,000 from the Hill 'n' Dale Sales consignment during the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Awesome Again Colt Sells for $510,000

    Bluegrass Hall Farm purchased an Awesome Again-Tizso, by Cee's Tizzy, colt (Hip No. 426) for $510,000 from the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment during the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13.

  • Evans Dispersal Horses Shine at Keeneland

    Mike Ryan, acting as agent on behalf of an unnamed client, purchased a Medaglia d'Oro colt for $470,000, the highest priced colt so far during the Sept. 13 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Hip #307, filly; Bernardini - Silk n' Sapphire by Smart Strike brings $1.2 million at the Keeneland September sale on Sept. 13.

    Leon Pays $1.2 Million for Bernardini Filly

    Benjamin Leon Jr.'s Besilu Stable went to $1.2 million to acquire a Bernardini filly (Hip No. 307, consigned by Valkyre Stud) produced from the Smart Strike mare Silk n' Sapphire at Keeneland's September yearling sale.

  • Keeneland September Sale Day 2

    Increases Modest in September Select Sessions

    Business wasn't as brisk the second evening of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington as it was on opening night. But the select portion of the auction still managed to post increases in its key business figures.

  • Hip 147 sold for $750,000 during session 2 of the Keeneland September Sale.

    Irish Agent McCormack Buys Street Cry Colt

    A Street Cry colt from the family of Horse of the Year Zenyatta was purchased by Irish bloodstock John McCormack for $750,000 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Hip 116 sold for $1 Million dollars during session 2 of the Keeneland September Sale.

    Unbridled's Song Filly Brings $1 Million

    It did not take long for the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale to reach the seven-figure mark, with Mandy Pope paying $1 million for a gray/roan filly by Unbridled's Song out of Silvery Swan.

  • Australian Tries Selling American Style

    Australian Ron Gilbert, owner of Highgrove Stud, a leading commercial Thoroughbred nursery in Queensland, made his initial venture into the American sales market Sept. 12.

  • Hip 55 sold for $650,000 during the Keeneland September Sale.

    Ferguson Buys Street Sense Filly for $650,000

    One of the top-priced horses sold at the Sept. 11 opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, a Street Sense filly sold for $650,000, came from the dispersal of the late Prince Saud bin Khaled.

  • Keeneland Sept Interview: Case Clay

    Esther Marr talks with Case Clay, president of Three Chimneys Farm, about Big Brown's yearlings. Case also discusses his predictions for the Keeneland September sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Ben Leon Jr. at the Keeneland September Sale.

    September Sale Opens With Upswings

    With domestic buyers, like Benjamin Leon Jr. (shown here), playing aggressively at the top of the market, the Keeneland September yearling sale got off to a promising start Sept. 11 in Lexington.

  • Hip 42 sold for $725,00 at the Keeneland September Sale.

    Shadwell Gets Dynaformer Colt for $725,000

    A Dynaformer colt produced from a grade III winning mare was purchased by Shadwell Estate Company from the Three Chimneys consignment for $725,000 during the first day of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.

  • Hip 43 sold for $875,000 at the Keeneland September Sale.

    Coolmore Buys Bernardini Colt for $875,000

    A Bernardini colt was purchased by the Coolmore Stud camp for $875,000 from the Bluewater Sales consignment to highlight the first half of the first session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Keeneland Sept Interview: Duncan Taylor

    Esther Marr talks with Duncan Taylor, president of Taylor Made, about the current sales market. They also discuss the new Keeneland September sales format and Duncan mentions the Taylor Made catalog with several stand outs.

  • Spring Hill Farm manager Chris Baker

    Evans Dispersal Evokes Good Memories

    Spring Hill Farm manager Chris Baker talked about the standouts in the Estate of Edward P. Evans dispersal, as well as his bittersweet emotions leading up to the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Canadian Select Sale Posts Gains

    A son of War Front topped the CTHS yearling sale Sept. 6 when he sold for $140,000 Canadian funds to William and Anne Scott.

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    Hilda's Passion Headed to F-T November Sale

    Hilda's Passion, winner of the Aug. 27 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I), will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale even though she has suffered an injury

  • September Yearling Videos Ready for Viewing

    Videos of horses walking, which were produced by ThoroStride for the Keeneland September yearling sale, are available for viewing at Keeneland's website, www.keeneland.com, and ThoroStride's website, www.thorostride.com.

  • CTHS Sale Average Jumps 11%

    A strong second select session at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's yearling sale of Canadian-bred youngsters at Woodbine helped spur an 11% jump in average price from 2010.

  • Daecallherdastreak, filly; City Zip - Streak of Malagra by Malgra, topped the sale at $78,000.

    F-T Texas Yearling Sale Holds Steady

    Gross and average for the yearling sale mirror 2010 figures; the median was steady at $5,000. A Louisiana-bred City Zip filly tops the sale at $78,000.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, August 2011.

    Commercial Yearling Breeders Make More Money

    The combination of high stud fees and falling Thoroughbred prices has battered commercial breeders financially in recent years. But this year they finally are getting some relief based on results of two early auctions.

  • F-T Texas Has Big Selling Day Planned

    Fasig-Tipton Texas will conduct the largest single day of selling in its history Aug. 30, when 425 horses are scheduled to go through the auction ring.

  • OBS Sale Ends With Gains in Average, Median

    The final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August sale of yearlings ended with another day of across-the-board increases despite a smaller amount of horses offered for sale.