The Australian select broodmare sale concluded at Newmarket Tuesday with 474 lots achieving an average price of Aust$53,668 and a total aggregate of Aust $25,438,650.
The major international buyers have left Australia, but as day one of the Australian weanling and boodmare sale ended in Sydney on Sunday, it was obvious the buzz they created last week at the yearling auction still hung over the crowd.
Records tumbled at Tattersalls' 18th annual breeze-up sale in Newmarket,
England, with the 625,000 guineas for a Green Desert colt being the
highest amount ever paid at a European 2-year-olds in training auction.
Christmas Package, a filly by Cartwright consigned by agent Eisaman Equine, breezed a quarter in :21 1/5 to post the fastest time at the distance at the fourth and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2006 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.
A colt by Songandaprayer consigned by agent Eisaman Equine zipped a quarter in :20 4/5 to post the fastest time at the distance at the third session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2006 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training Friday.
A colt by Lucky Lionel and a filly by Capotenamed Ticket to Seattle set the pace Thursday in Central Florida during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A record-breaking 625,000 guineas Green Desert colt out of Park Hill Stakes (Eng-III) winner Alexander Three D (Ire) (Pennekamp) provided the icing on the cake in Newmarket Thursday night at the concluding installment of a fantastic renewal of Tattersalls' Breeze-Up Sale.
Spartan Queen, a filly by Yonaguska consigned by Sescan, agent for Paul D. King, was among the standout workers Wednesday during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales. Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A new era dawned in Australia as the record-breaking 2006 Australian Easter yearling sale concluded at Newmarket on Thursday.
A fantastic trade at Tattersalls' Breeze-Up Sale's opening night in Newmarket Wednesday saw 18 six-figure lots (compared to 19 at the entire 2005 sale). The turnover soared by 65% to 5.65 million guineas, while the 75,413 guineas average and 55,000 guineas median were both up by 45%.
At the Inglis Australian Easter Sale, on Wednesday 19 April, a son of Redoute's Choice from the mare Deja Slew (by Slew O' Gold) broke the all-time Australian yearling record when he reached a bid of AUS$3 million (US$2.4 million).
Despite selling fewer horses and having a large number withdrawn from the ring, the gross, average, and median increased during the Keeneland April 2-year-olds in training sale April 18 at the Central Kentucky auction house.
A royally-bred A.P. Indy -- Dream Supreme filly brought the highest bid of $2,395,000 at Tuesday's Keeneland juvenile auction. But she was bought back by her breeder, George Steinbrenner's Kinsman Farm.
Redoute's Choice now has had winners in seven different countries. And this from just three crops of racing age. He's had black type winners in four of those countries.
In the sales ring in his home of Sydney, Australia April 18 at the Australian Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, the awesome might of this young stallion was flexed. He topped the sale with a $2-million colt.
The horses have worked and the reviews are in for Tuesday's Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training in Lexington.
Colts usually get most of the attention at juvenile auctions because they have a higher earning potential at the racetrack and they bring higher prices. But a number of fillies were generating a buzz prior to Tuesday's Keeneland April sale.
Keeneland enjoyed near perfect weather for the first under tack show for its sale of 2-year-olds in training on April 10. But the conditions were far from ideal Monday during the second and final preview before Tuesday's auction in Central Kentucky.
Doncaster Bloodstock Sales, Britain's second biggest bloodstock auctioneers, has at last, after five frustrating years, been able to finalize plans for its future in the town of the same name.
The select selling season for 2-year-olds in training hits the homestretch and heads for the wire Tuesday at Keeneland, which will conduct the year's fifth and final major juvenile auction.
The first under tack show for Keeneland's select sale of 2-year-olds in training provided more excitement than South Carolina pinhooker Kip Elser wanted on Monday. But everything turned out for the best.
The Green Monkey, who sold for the world record price of $16 million earlier this year, arrived at trainer Todd Pletcher's Churchill Downs barn Friday.
The catalog for the 2006 Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training is now online. A total of 378 head have been entered in the sale that will be conductted Tuesday, May 16 in the Hinds Pavilion located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Pomona, California beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The popularity of Louisiana-breds fueled Tuesday's increases at the Fasig-Tipton Texas auction of 2-year-olds in training.
Keeneland will stream live video of its April juvenile auction's under tack shows.
The Goffs Million sale in Ireland has moved up a gear after it was announced recently that two separate races worth 3.2 million euros in total would be run next year.
A colt from the first crop of Officer and an Ide filly named Tensas Yucatan sizzled in their works, each covering an eighth of a mile in :10 Sunday at Lone Star Park during the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Keeneland will provide horsemen with a number of opportunities via TVG Network and HorseRacing TV (HRTV) to preview 2-year-olds consigned to its April 18 sale.
A total of 315 juvenile Thoroughbreds have been catalogued for the Fasig-Tipton Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, scheduled for April 4 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. The catalogue is 19.3% larger than last year's 264 horses.
A colt by Belong to Me set a record Wednesday at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March auction, selling to agent Buzz Chace for $1.8 million.
A Deputy Commander colt brought $475,000 Tuesday to top the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
Manhattan Model, a 2-year-old bay Smoke Glacken--All Too Well filly, brought $105,000 and topped the the fourth annual 2-year-olds in training and paddock sale March 13 at Evangeline Downs and Casino in Opelousas, La.
The Adena Springs juvenile auction established a sale record for gross revenue Monday night in Central Florida while reducing its buy back rate significantly.
Frank Stronach held back five well-bred colts from his Adena Springs sale of 2-year-olds in training sale Monday in Central Florida, saying he plans to "syndicate them and offer them to people to buy into them" for racing purposes.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March select sale of 2-year-olds in training is a middle market auction by tradition. But the quality of its stock has improved significantly in recent years.
Johannesburg and A.P. Indy colts are among horses that could bring big prices at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A colt by Texas Glitter and a filly by Golden Missile worked quarter miles in :21 1/5 Saturday to share honors for the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2006 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.
A filly by Officer sped a quarter in :21 1/5 to post the fastest time at the distance Friday at the first session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2006 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.
Just about every keen judge of horseflesh in Australia got it wrong as the curtain fell on the main sessions at Adelaide's Magic Millions Yearling Sale Thursday in Australia.
This time last year, South Australian trainer Mark Kavanagh was allowed to spend $380,000 of someone else's money. He ended up buying the top lot at the Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale.
Barretts' March select sale of 2-year-olds in training had three strikes against it, but didn't go down swinging Tuesday in Southern California.
A striking, nearly black Exploit colt sold for $1.2 million Tuesday to Egyptian brewing mogul Ahmed Zayat early during the Barretts March select juvenile auction.
Barretts' March select sale of 2-year-olds in training produced mixed results a year ago, with the gross revenue increasing while the average and median prices dropped. But the performance of the horses sold there has been consistently outstanding.
Buyers have been busy as bees trying to sort out the prospects from the pretenders at the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A Swiss Yodeler colt and fillies bySalt Lake and Gibson County were among the standouts Monday during the second and final under tack show prior to Tuesday's Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Due to persistent rain in Southern California, the training preview for the 2006 Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training scheduled for Sunday has been rescheduled to Monday at 9 a. m. at Fairplex Park.
The $16-million record-priced Forestry colt that was bought by Demi O'Byrne for John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud at the Fasig-Tipton Calder 2-year-old sale has been named The Green Monkey.
A colt by Belong to Me sped a quarter in :21 flat to post the fastest time at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2006 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.
Following a world record Thoroughbred auction price of $16 million for a Forestry colt in South Florida, the select market for 2-year-olds in training moves to Southern California for Tuesday's Barretts March sale at Fairplex Park.
Fillies by Cherokee Run and Songandaprayer were among the fastest workers Friday during an under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
On Monday in Melbourne, the Inglis premier yearling sale opened with a record. It was day two of the auction, early in the coolish morning, but the bidding was on fire.
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