Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

  • Hip 450, a Tiznow colt, sold for $250,000 for leading consignor Summerfield

    Cairo Prince, Summerfield Top New York-Bred Sale

    Airdrie Stud's Cairo Prince, Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield, and Vineyard Ventures were leading sire, consignor, and buyer, respectively, by gross at the Aug. 12-13 Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • The $500,000 paid for a Cairo Prince colt set a record for the sale's highest price

    Curtain Falls on Record Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale

    They saved the best for last during the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale, when a son of Cairo Prince was sold for a sale-record price of $500,000 to highlight a session that brought down the curtain on an auction that eclipsed all records.

  • A Street Boss colt (Hip 546) consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency

    Taylor Made Colts Among Day 2 Hips to Watch

    Two yearlings from Taylor Made Sales Agency and a filly with a timely catalog page update are among the horses to watch during the Aug. 13 second session of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Activity was brisk in advance of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale

    Positive Vibe on Eve of New York-Bred Sale

    The barn area at Fasig-Tipton's sale grounds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., was brimming with activity the morning of Aug. 11 as consignors and buyers went through the paces of inspecting New York-bred yearlings for the sale scheduled for Aug. 12-13.

  • Renee Dailey with Tom VanMeter at the Saratoga sale

    New Pinhooking Venture Off to Successful Start

    When trainer D. Wayne Lukas signed the ticket for $650,000 during the Aug. 7 opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale for a son of Union Rags, it marked another big pinhooking score for Renee Dailey and Olin Gentry.

  • Hip 163, a Malibu Moon colt, was Spendthrift's highest purchase at $700,000

    Spendthrift Counts Malibu Moon Colts Among Purchases

    After purchasing two yearlings for a combined $1.05 million during the Aug. 7 opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale, B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm bought three additional prospects during the Aug. 8 session.

  • Hip 186, an Orb colt, was the Aug. 8 session topper and co-sale topper at $1 million

    Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Ends on High Note

    They nearly blew the roof off Humphrey S. Finney sales pavilion Aug. 8 as prices soared during the second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton selected yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., pushing the overall sale to levels not seen in years.

  • Jerry Crawford of Donegal Racing was proud of the value he achieved at Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga sale

    Donegal Racing Adds Fillies to Roster

    Donegal Racing, best known for campaigning the likes of grade 1-winning males such as Dullahan, Keen Ice, and Paddy O'Prado, branched out this summer by adding fillies to the roster.

  • Hip 137, a Scat Daddy colt purchased by M. V. Magnier for $300,000

    Magnier Buys Two Scat Daddy Colts at F-T Saratoga

    Two colts from Scat Daddy's final crop brought bids of $300,000 each during the Aug. 8 second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale. Coolmore's M. V. Magnier was listed as the buyer on the ticket for both colts. 

  • A War Front colt kept the fireworks going late when he was purchased for $995,000

    Godolphin Lands War Front Colt for $995,000

    A War Front colt kept the fireworks going late during the Aug. 8 session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale when he was purchased by representatives of Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation for $995,000.

  • Hip 181 was purchased on behalf of LNJ Foxwoods

    Orb Filly Brings $750,000 at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

    A  dark bay filly by Orb that is a half sister to graded stakes winner Corfu sold to Solis/Litt Bloodstock on behalf of LNJ Foxwoods after bringing a final bid of $750,000 during the Aug. 8 session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

  • John Oxley purchased Hip 81, a son of Uncle Mo, for $650,000

    Oxley Happy to Secure Uncle Mo Pair

    Owner John Oxley purchased a pair of yearlings sired by Uncle Mo Aug. 7 during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

  • Hip 45, a Curlin colt, was the Aug. 7 session topper

    Curlin Colt Tops Strong First Session of Saratoga Sale

    Coming into the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale, there was a feel-good buzz on the sale grounds, and the first session did not disappoint, with across-the-board gains in the key statistical categories and a decline in the buy-back rate.

  • Aron Wellman looks back at Mike Repole (right) at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale

    Repole, Eclipse Team Up for High-End Purchase

    Owners Mike Repole and Aron Wellman of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners opted to pool their resources Aug. 7 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale to secure Hip 44, a son of Medaglia d'Oro, for $900,000. 

  • Hip 98, an Into Mischief colt

    Jacksons Go to $850,000 for Into Mischief Colt

    Roy and Gretchen Jackson, who race as Lael Stable, bought Hip 98 during opening night at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale, an Into Mischief colt who is a half brother to graded stakes winners Ami's Holiday and Ami's Mesa. 

  • Garrett O'Rourke signs a ticket at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale

    Juddmonte Strikes Early for Fillies at F-T Saratoga

    Juddmonte Farms made a quick start at the Aug. 7 opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale, with manager Garrett O'Rourke signing four tickets in the first 90 minutes.

  • Hip 44 is a half brother to Battle of Midway

    Repole, Eclipse Go to $900,000 for Medaglia d'Oro Colt

    Mike Repole and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners bought the half brother to Santa Anita Derby (G1) runner-up Battle of Midway. The colt's dam is grade 1 winner Rigoletta, who is a sister to stakes-placed Evening Concerto.

  • Hip 34 sold for $750,000

    First Curlin Sold at Saratoga Brings $750,000

    Juddmonte Farms, which had already bought two other yearlings, picked up a daughter of Purple Cat (Bluegrass Cat). Second dam produced grade 1 winner Sky Diva and Quick Little Miss.

  • Andrew (left), Barbara, and Francis Vanlangendonck operate Summerfield Sales Agency

    Summerfield Sales: A Family Affair

    Maintaining a successful business partnership over decades is no easy task, but it is a different feat all together when you're married to said business partner.