Led by four seven-figure transactions, the Goffs Orby sale concluded Sept. 30 with a slight increase in gross but declines of 4% and 11% in average and median prices, respectively.
Keeneland has cataloged 4,476 horses for its 2015 November breeding stock sale, which will be held Nov. 2-13 and begin two days after the track hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships for the first time.
Fillies brought the top three prices Sept. 29 at the Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of Louisiana-bred yearlings. In all, 120 head averaged $9,250.
Juddmonte's first-crop sire Frankel had the highest-priced horse at the opening session of the Goffs Orby yearling sale Sept. 29, a filly out of group I winner Alexander Goldrun.
H. Greg Goodman, owner of Mt. Brilliant Farm, and John G. Sikura, owner and president of Hill 'n' Dale Farm, have been named as the newest members of Keeneland's Advisory Board of Directors.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 39 supplemental entries in the addendum for its upcoming Midlantic fall yearling sale.
The auction of 270 horses, including 210 yearlings, will be held Oct. 27 starting at 11 a.m. PDT on the grounds of Del Mar.
Keeneland's 12-day September yearling sale ended Sept. 26 in Lexington with results that revealed a market similar to 2014's.
While key statistics for the Keeneland September yearling sale indicate a stable market in comparison with last year, a prominent consignor says the market is not as healthy as it appears.
Bloodstock agent Julio Rada and his Platinum Bloodstock agency clients have been moving the needle in this season's yearling market, part of a strong South American contingent of buyers influencing North American sales.
Topped by a $170,000 colt by first-crop sire The Factor, the Keeneland September yearling sale's 11th session posted gains as the auction continued to stay in positive territory overall.
Keeneland's September yearling sale wrapped up its one-day Book 5 session Sept. 24 in Lexington with similar figures to last year's Book 5, and overall figures are still rolling ahead of last year's returns.
The strong demand earlier this week in the record-breaking Tattersalls Ireland Part I September Yearling Sale continued into the Part II session Sept. 24 with strong action seen in the sale ring throughout the day.
Equine Sales Company today announced a catalog of 214 horses for its Oct. 25 open yearling and mixed sale in Opelousas, La. The third renewal of this auction will be the biggest yet.
Embellish the Lace exited the Cotillion Stakes with a leg injury and has been retired, according to owner Alex Lieblong. She won three of six races and more than $440,000.
Gene Sipus and Julia Moya each pinhooked weanlings to the September yearling sale and sold them profitably for six figures in Book 3 of the sale.
Bridlewood Farm cherry-picked the day's top-priced yearling, Hinkle Farms' Blame half sister to grade I winner Nyquist, for $330,000, enough to make them the day's leading buyer by gross.
Part I of the Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale concluded Sept. 23 with double-digit gains in every major category.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1,485 yearlings for The October Sale, Oct. 19-22 at Newtown Paddocks near Lexington. The four continuous sessions, conducted Monday-Thursday, will begin each morning at 10 am.
A pair of colts that Mandy Pope bred led selling Tuesday at the Keeneland September auction's opening session of Book 4, including the day's highest-priced lot, a $425,000 colt by first-crop sire Astrology.
A Kodiac colt will head into training with Hugo Palmer following his purchase for 130,000 euros ($144,723), the highest price on opening day of Part I of the Tattersalls Ireland September sale Sept. 22 at Fairyhouse.
Book 3 of Keeneland's September yearling sale in Lexington spun off another remarkably high-priced yearling Sept. 21, when a Curlin filly sold for $975,000 as the auction rolled through its seventh session.
A chestnut filly by Curlin brought $975,000 Sept. 21 during the seventh session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
An unexpectedly fierce bidding war for a Quality Road colt produced a $710,000 session-topping price Sunday to open the Keeneland September yearling sale's Book 3 at a session that otherwise underperformed.
A colt by second-crop sire Quality Road was sold late in the afternoon to Walnut Green, agent, for $710,000 during the sixth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 20 in Lexington.
A colt from the second crop of Twirling Candy sold for $320,000 during the sixth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 20 in Lexington.
A bay colt from the last crop of Harlan's Holiday brought a $285,000 final bid as Book 3 got under way at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
The Keeneland September yearling sale closed out its two Book 2 sessions Saturday night in Lexington with a $485,000 Mineshaft colt session-topper and across-the-board gains as compared with last year's Book 2 portion.
Iowa-based Dennis Albaugh, through Kempton Bloodstock's Steve Castagnola, went to $485,000 to secure a Mineshaft colt Sept. 19, topping to that point the fifth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A half sister to grade I winner Sam's Sister brought $475,000 from Alex Solis and Jason Litt for client LNJ Foxwoods at session five of Keeneland's yearling sale
A bay colt by Flatter out of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Caressing was purchased by agent Ben Glass for $425,000 Sept. 19 during the fifth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A Hard Spun colt brought a final bid of $330,000 to top early trading Sept. 19 during the fifth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Upper-level buyers stayed in Lexington Friday as Keeneland's 12-day September yearling sale rolled into its second week and the premier Book 1 sessions gave way to Book 2.
Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert made a winning bid of $700,000 for a colt by Uncle Mo, the highest price paid during session 4 of Keeneland's September yearling sale Sept. 18.
A colt from the first crop of grade I winner The Factor sold for $600,000 Sept. 18 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Braxton Lynch signed the ticket for the first Book 2 Tapit to enter the ring Sept. 18 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, as Session 4 of the sale got off to a solid start.
The catalog for Fasig-Tipton's Oct. 26 fall mixed sale of New York-breds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has been released.
Pope outdueled trainer Bob Baffert for the $2.1 million session-topper, currently the auction's highest price with nine sessions to go, while Gainesway Farm and Tapit led the day.
Mandy Pope prevailed in a protracted bidding battle that ended with a final price of $1.05 million for a daughter of Street Cry out of Tizso.
In the care of Dede McGehee's Heaven Trees Farm near Lexington, broodmare Lotta Kim, dam of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, is again hitting her stride.
Sire War Front continued to thrive at the Keeneland September yearling sale when David Ingordo, agent, went to $1 million to land one of his progeny in the third session Sept. 16 in Lexington.
Hideyuki Mori went to $900,000 for a War Front colt out of Satans Quick Chick at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
After making history on the track this year with American Pharoah, Zayat Stables also made some headlines at the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 16, going to $1.5 million to land a Bernardini filly.
A War Front colt helped get things going at the third day of the Keeneland September yearling sale Wednesday, Sept. 16 in Lexington, when M.V. Magnier went to $1,150,000 to land the dark bay or brown colt.
On a day colts by a range of established sires set the pace, a $1,525,000 Distorted Humor colt bought by Three Chimneys brought the highest price Tuesday at the Keeneland September yearling sale's second session in Lexington.
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A filly sired by Coolmore's champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock was purchased by Spendthrift Farm for $1 million during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A half brother to Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra was purchased by Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Estate Company for $800,000 during the Sept. 15 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A Medaglia d'Oro colt was purchased by a partnership that includes Ron Winchell, Alex Solis II, Jason Litt, and Gainesway Farm for $1.1 million during the second session of the Keeneland September sale.
Keeneland's 12-day September yearling sale, which runs from Sept. 14-26 (with a dark day Sept. 17), features a number of horses with noteworthy pedigrees or intriguing backgrounds.
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