Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

  • Hip 4762 was the final horse into the sales ring at the Keeneland November sale

    Demand for Quality Paces Keeneland Sale

    Keeneland’s 13-day November breeding stock sale that ended Nov. 20 reflected a stable market that mirrored recent trends, in which there is continued demand for quality and buyers' unwillingness to take risks on horses that do not fit their criteria.

  • Keeneland Sale on Nearly Even Terms

    Following the Nov. 19 penultimate session of the 13-day Keeneland November breeding stock sale, the auction is on nearly even terms with the 2015 stand that totaled 12 days, with gross receipts down 2% and the average price almost identical.

  • Lot 1615, Little Sweetheart, brought €135,000

    Goffs November Sale Numbers Spike

    Boosted by the Wildenstein Stable dispersal and large lots from major Irish breeders, the Goffs November breeding stock sale drew to a close Nov. 19 with double-digit increases in total receipts and average.

  • Keeneland November

    Keeneland's Foreign Outreach Pays Dividends

    Keeneland's November breeding stock sale has substantial international appeal spread across all levels of the market, but it is particularly an important part of trade as the marathon auction nears the finish line.

  • The Keeneland November sale wrapped up its 10th session Nov. 17

    Pizmo Time Tops Keeneland November Session

    Racing prospect Pizmo Time, a winning 3-year-old gelding by City Zip from the family of two-time grade I winner Cavorting, sold for $120,000 to Caves Farm to lead the Nov. 17 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Hip 2973 from Lane's End Conquest Stables dispersal brings $785,000 at the 2016 Keeneland November Sale.

    Conquest Dispersal Boosts Keeneland Day 8

    Boosted by the conclusion of the Conquest Stables dispersal, the Nov. 15 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale soared past the comparable day a year ago, bringing the cumulative numbers to nearly even terms with '15.

  • Will Take Charge

    Will Take Charge Weanlings Well Received

    At the current Keeneland November breeding stock sale, Three Chimneys Farm’s Will Take Charge leads sires with first foals of 2016 going under the hammer, with 18 sold for $2,312,000 through Nov. 15.

  • Unbridled's Song

    Legacy of Unbridled's Song Going Strong

    Less than two weeks after his son Arrogate reeled in champion California Chrome to capture the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Unbridled's Song has top billing once more as the leading sire by gross through Book 4 at Keeneland November.

  • Uptown Twirl tops Nov. 14 session at Keeneland November.

    Conquest Horses, Uptown Twirl Rock Keeneland

    Boosted by the first day of the Conquest Stables dispersal and the historic sale of Uptown Twirl for $1,075,000, prices soared during the Nov. 14 seventh session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Conquest Vivi sells at Keeneland November.

    Conquest Dispersal Day 1 Exceeds Expectations

    The dispersal of Conquest Stables began Nov. 14 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, topped by the $800,000 bid by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables for Conquest Serenade, a half sister to Canadian champion Fatal Bullet.

  • Uptown Twirl sells for $1.075 million at Keeneland November.

    Classic Empire's Half Sister Goes for $1.075M

    Uptown Twirl, a stake-winning half sister to multiple grade I winner Classic Empire was purchased by Three Chimneys Farm for $1,075,000 to take the lead during the Nov. 14 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale

  • Hip 2242 at the 2016 Keeneland November Sale

    Conquest Serenade Sells for $800,000

    Another filly from the blockbuster Conquest Stables dispersal lit up the Keeneland November breeding stock sale bid board Nov. 14 when Conquest Serenade was purchased by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stable for $800,000.

  • Hip 2178, Tim McMurry, 2016 Keeneland November Sale

    $400,000 Filly Jumpstarts Conquest Dispersal

    Conquest Curlgirl, a graded stakes-placed daughter of Curlin, was purchased early by Sea Horse Breeders for $400,000 at the Complete Dispersal of Conquest Stables, being held during the Nov. 14 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  •  Hip 1751 Moonlight Sky from Denali Stud is bought for $240,000 by Kern Thoroughbreds

    Moonlight Sky Tops Keeneland's Sixth Session

    Moonlight Sky, a full sister to grade III winner Sky Girl, was sold for $240,000 to top the Nov. 13 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale that saw key figures dip from the comparable session a year ago.

  • Keeneland November

    Benoit Strikes Again for Quality at Keeneland

    For the second day in a row, Louisiana breeder Evelyn Benoit struck for a high-priced mare to breed to her stallion Star Guitar, going to $550,000 for Five Star Momma during the fifth session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.

  • Peter M. Brant

    Sales Mark Brant's Return to Horse Industry

    Peter M. Brant, one of the leading breeders of the 1990s, has returned to the Thoroughbred industry after a hiatus, with one of his purchases a gray Tapit filly acquired during the Nov. 9 second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • 2016 Keeneland November Sale Day 4 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps Day 4 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, including a look at some of the top hips. Also comments from James Keogh. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • James B. Keogh

    Benoit's Unorthodox Breeding Plan

    At the Nov. 11 Keeneland breeding stock sale, Grovendale’s James Keogh acquired the multiple stakes winner and graded-placed mare Moment of Majesty for $850,000 from the Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency consignment to be bred to Star Guitar.

  • Moment of Majesty brought $850,000 Nov. 11 at Keeneland

    Early Fireworks at Keeneland Fourth Session

    The fireworks started early during the Nov. 11 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when Evelyn Benoit’s Star Guitar Inc. went to $850,000 to acquire Moment of Majesty, a daughter of Saint Liam in foal to Curlin.

  • Keeneland November Sale Recap Day 3

    2016 Keeneland November Sale Day 3 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale including a look at some of the top hips, and comments from Patrick Lawley-Wakelin and Walker Hancock. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Interest in Top Mares Lifts Keeneland Session

    The opening Book 2 Keeneland November breeding stock sale session saw strong interest in broodmares and broodmare prospects—helped in part by a Phipps Stable reduction—as sale numbers improved compared with the same session in 2015.

  • Easy Feeling sells for $650,000 at Keeneland November.

    Barronstown Stud Lands Easy Feeling for $650K

    Easy Feeling, a young Elusive Quality mare in foal to War Front, sold for $650,000 Nov. 10 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, becoming the session topper for horses sold through 5 p.m. ET.

  • Hip 590, Sea Island, from Claiborne brings $480,000 from Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm

    Phipps Mares Prove Popular at Keeneland

    Sea Island, a 7-year-old daughter of Pulpit and part of the Phipps Stable reduction, sold for $480,000 during the first session of Book 2 of Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale. The ticket was signed by Elliott Walden, president of WinStar Farm.

  • Keeneland's Book 1 Closes on Strong Note

    Topped by Unrivaled Belle at $3.8 million, the Nov. 9 second session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale brought Book 1 to a close with average and median prices up over 2015 as the gross declined with considerably fewer head sold.

  • Ithinkisawapudycat, the dam of grade I winner Sweet Loretta, was for $2.2 million

    Sweet Loretta’s Dam Goes for $2.2 Million

    Ithinkisawapudycat, the dam of grade I winner Sweet Loretta, was purchased by Marette Farrell, agent for Mount Brilliant Farm, for $2.2 million near the end of the second session of Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale.

  • Feathered brought $2.35 million

    Feathered Knocked Down for $2.35 Million

    Feathered, a graded stakes winning, multiple graded-placed filly in foal to War Front, was bought by Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm for $2.35 million, becoming the fourth highest-priced offering at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Hip 408, a colt by War Front, brought $1.45 million

    Magnier Gets War Front Colt for $1.45 Million

    The demand for well-bred weanlings materialized late during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when Coolmore Stud’s M. V. Magnier went to $1.45 million to buy a son of War Front.

  • Tapit colt, sold for $1.05 million.

    Half Brother to Honor Code Sells for $1.05M

    A Tapit colt that is a half brother to champion and Lane's End stallion Honor Code sold to Chris Baccari for $1.05 million during the Nov. 9 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, the highest-priced weanling so far during the auction.

  • 2016 Keeneland November Sale

    Keeneland's November Opening Session Soars

    With buyers showing an insatiable appetite for quality fillies and mares and 2016 foals, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale opened Nov. 8 with key figures that soared well beyond the gross, average and median prices for the same 2015 session.

  • Hip 174, a Pioneerof the Nile colt sells for $600,000

    Pioneerof the Nile colt goes for $600,000

    A dark bay colt by WinStar Farm stallion Pioneerof the Nile sold to RC Thoroughbreds for $600,000 to become the highest priced weanling more than half way through the Nov. 8 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Celestine brought $2.55 Million at Keeneland

    Celestine for $2.55 Million at Keeneland

    Demand for grade I-winning fillies or mares continued midway through the first session of Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale when Moyglare Stud went to $2.55 million for 4-year-old filly Celestine.

  • 2016 Keeneland November Sale

    Weanlings Could Lead Keeneland Day 2

    Among the horses that should draw interest during the Nov. 9 second session of this year’s Keeneland November breeding stock sale is Hip 252, a War Front colt produced from Midnight Lucky.

  • Tapicat brought $2.2 million

    Summer Wind to $2.2 Million for Tapicat

    Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm, among the most active buyers at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, showed it is going to a major player at the Keeneland breeding stock sale when it went to $2.2 million to acquire the 6-year-old Tapit mare Tapicat.

  • Secret Gesture brought $3.5 million

    Ferguson to $3.5 Million for Secret Gesture

    Secret Gesture, a group II-winning daughter of world-class sire Galileo in foal to War Front, was bought by John Ferguson for $3.5 million to top the early portion of the Nov. 8 first session of Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale in Lexington.

  • My Conquestadory brought $1.5 Million

    My Conquestadory Brings $1.5 Million

    My Conquestadory, a grade I-winning mare carrying a filly sired by leading sire Tapit, was purchased by SF Bloodstock and Newgate Farm for $1.5 million to light up the bid board early during the first session of the Keeeneland November sale.

  • Baffled, a Distorted Humor mare carrying a full sibling to grade I winner Constitution, topped the sale

    Fasig-Tipton November Numbers Soar

    The stars aligned at the Fasig-Tipton November sale in Lexington Nov. 7 as an international buying bench lured by a catalog deep in quality produced numbers that exceeded all expectations.

  • 2016 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

    Wertheimer et Frere Buys Lady Zuzu

    Lady Zuzu, a graded-placed half sister to graded stakes winner Optimizer sold for $2.35 million to the French owner/breeders Wertheimer et Frere. Her second dam is the grade I winner and grade I producer Fantastic Find, a daughter of Mr. Prospector.

  • 2016 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

    Embellish the Lace Goes to China Horse Club

    China Horse Club's Michael Wallace signed a ticket for $2.4 million to acquire Embellish the Lace, a grade I-winning daughter of Super Saver. The 4-year-old filly is believed to be in foal to top second-crop sire Uncle Mo.

  • 2016 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

    Shadai Lands Curalina for $3 Million

    Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' three-time grade I winner Curalina, a daughter of Curlin, sold for $3 million to Japan's Shadai Farm. She is one of three mares or racing/broodmare prospects to sell for $3 million or more.

  • 2016 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

    Elevage Buys Cassatt for $2.5M

    Cassatt, a grade III-winning daughter of Tapit, was bought by Craig Bernick with Elevage Bloodstock. The mare is believed in foal to Curlin and is out of the family of champion Dreaming of Anna and graded stakes winners Lewis Michael.

  • 2016 Fasig-Tipton November Sale hip 87

    Stopchargingmaria Cracks $2 Million Mark

    Multiple grade I winner Stopchargingmaria is the first mare to break the $2 million mark at the Fasig-Tipton November sale. The broodmare prospect by Tale of the Cat sold for $2.8 million to Three Chimneys Farm.

  • 2016 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

    Love the Chase Sells for $1.95 Million

    Love the Chase, dam of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, brought $1.95 million at the Fasig-Tipton November sale. Bloodstock agent John McCormack signed the ticket for the daughter of Not For Love offered by Taylor Made Sales.