The buy-back rate for the April 5 juvenile auction drops while the gross and median price increase; average off 5.4%.
Son of Bernardini purchased by Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stables.
Trainer John Ward buys him for John Oxley from Eddie Woods, agent.
Birdstone colt brings $310,000; Indian Charlie filly sells for $325,000.
Easter Sunday was a holiday for many people, but buyers and consignors were hard at work at Keeneland getting ready for the sale of 2-year-olds in training. Following is a list of horses they said could bring big prices.
Our Perfect Ten, a daughter of Medaglia d'Oro, missed the Keeneland under-tack show because of a shoeing mishap but got the chance to work April 4, a day before the 2-year-olds in training sale.
The auction will wrap up the select juvenile selling season, which has enjoyed some modest rebounds.
The five 2-year-olds had been purchased at 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale.
Goodeveningofficer is entered in the first race April 3 at the Kentucky track and is scheduled to be offered April 5 in Keeneland's juvenile auction.
Here is a list of standouts in the auction based on workout times, yearling purchase prices, and pedigrees.
On a beautiful spring day, chestnut juvenile works a quarter mile in :20 3/5.
The former trainer will replace Dr. Gary Lavin, who is retiring, on the yearling inspection team.
They spent more money to buy their stock as yearlings, so they will need to sell their horses for more money as 2-year-olds.
The gross and average prices held steady, the median was up, and the buy-back rate declined at the Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-year-olds in training sale held near Dallas March 30.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida has a reputation for producing good runners. But the size of its catalog keeps shrinking, which makes the sale's future shaky.
Club educates people about the Thoroughbred industry and is designed to attract new participants to the horse business.
Auction action also can be viewed on the Internet at Keeneland.com.
After a short break, he's back in training in Florida and probably will be sent to the racetrack in May.
Horses scheduled to be offered include the offspring of such successful sires as Awesome Again, More Than Ready, and Tiznow.
They turn in the fastest works for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Median remains about the same, but the average drops 7.6% from a year ago.
Some could be converted for office or manufacturing use, but Barretts would continue to conduct Thoroughbred sales in the near future.
Participants in the auction reflect on the upbeat market and discuss the reasons why the sale was so good.
The rate of return on their investment drops to 47.1%, but the percentage of horses offered that were profitable is the same as last year.
Graves is the vice president of recruiting and selections; Welker is the vice president of sales.
Past success in Japan with purchases at the Barretts March sale led Chikura Takahashi to return in force for the selected 2-year-olds in training sale March 22.
The auction is scheduled for April 19-22 in Central Florida.
The Magic Millions QTIS 600 yearling sale ended its two-day run March 22 in Australia with increases of 25% in gross and 20.3% in average price from a year ago.
Timing could be crucial for the Barretts March 2-year-old sale. Pushed back to March 22, two weeks later than the 2009 sale, the Southern California auction now follows the large Ocala Breeders' Sales Company sale in Florida.
Based on yearling average, financial risk has been cut for Barretts March auction in Southern California.
Read a list of top prospects based on workout times, yearling purchase prices, and pedigrees.
Four youngsters worked a furlong in :09 4/5 at the March 19 under-tack preview of the March 22 Barretts selected 2-year-olds in training sale. Those were the fastest times of the day during the preview at Fairplex Park.
The official training preview for the 21st Annual Barretts March Sale of 2-year-olds in training sale is March 19 on the Fairplex Park racetrack adjacent to Barretts, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Average rises 10.6% and median increases 16.8% while the buy-back rate declines.
Steve Young purchases her from Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent, at the OBS March sale.
Buy-back rate drops, falling to 28.7% from 41.1% last year.
Kaleem Shah is the colt's new owner, and Bob Baffert will train him.
The dark bay or brown juvenile goes to Padua Stables for $275,000.
Big price comes soon after the start of the March sale.
Here is a list of horses that could sell for a lot of money.
Some barns have been busy in the days leading up to the auction, which is the largest of the five major select juvenile sales based on the number of horses cataloged.
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.
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