Thoroughbred Sales

Previews, results and analysis for Thoroughbred public sales

  • Data Digest: FT Midlantic May 2YOIT Sale

    The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale 2008 Preview Edition Data Digest is a FREE download, presented by Kirkwood Stables! An in-depth preview of the upcoming auction.

  • Roaring Fever Filly Among Fastest

    A Roaring Fever filly and a Medaglia d'Oro colt turned in the fastest works at an eighth of a mile May 14 at Timonium in Maryland during the first session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Harlan's Holiday sired the top-seller, a filly out of the unraced Septieme Ciel mare Leading the Way, at Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Harlan's Holiday Filly Tops Barretts May

    The Barretts May 2-year-old in training sale saw decreases in the number of horses sold, gross, average, and median price, while the sale topper, a daughter of Harlan's Holiday, brought $700,000 to top the one-day sale.

  • Trio of Colts Post Quick Barretts Work

    Colts by Lion Heart, Cactus Ridge, and City Place, tied for the fastest 1/8-mile work when they stopped the timer in :9 4/5 May 9 during the second session for the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Colts Tie for Fastest Barretts Work

    Colts by Gimmeawink and Not For Love each worked an eighth of a mile in :9 4/5 Thursday during the first session for the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Data Digest: Barretts May 2YOs

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  • Gross Up at Inglis Broodmare Sale

    The strong competition among buyers at the William Inglis & Son Australian broodmare sale continued May 5 on the select portion's second day, with the overall gross finishing well up on last year.

  • Tattersalls Guineas Sale Set for Friday

    Tattersalls' second 2-year-olds in training auction of the year, the Guineas breeze-up sale, takes place Friday in Newmarket in England. The auction was held for a first time in 2007 and follows a record-breaking flagship Craven breeze-up sale at Tattersalls a fortnight ago.

  • Big Brown, half brother to My Chestnut Girl.

    Lacy's Tickets Have Derby Connections

    When Tony Lacy was signing sale tickets for yearlings last year, the Kentucky-based bloodstock agent and Four Star Sales consultant didn't know that two of the horses would distinguish themselves by having siblings running in this year's Kentucky Presented By Yum Brands (gr. I).

  • Recapturetheglory, shown during a recent workout at Churchill Downs

    De Merics Rooting for Recapturetheglory

    Nick and Jaqui de Meric will have a special rooting interest in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Recapturetheglory, who will be running for the roses May 3 at Churchill Downs after capturing the Illinois Derby (gr. II) by four lengths, is a graduate of the couple's Florida-based pinhooking program.

  • OBS Spring Sale Holds Steady

    The Ocala Breeders Sales Co. (OBS) April sale of 2-year-olds training finished its four-day run in Central Florida Thursday with figures close to last year's results.

  • Shamardal Colt Shines in Australia

    In spite of the pouring rain that just would not stop, business on the brand new "Day 4" of the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale in Australia was better than most expected, with an average price of Aust$83,134 and a gross of Aust$9,643,000 for the 116 horses sold.

  • Market Improves at OBS Spring Sale

    A Silver Deputy colt, which brought $220,000, was the most expensive horse sold Tuesday during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

  • Redoute's Choice, sire of Tuesday's sales topper at the Inglis Easter national yearling sale in Australia.

    'Redoute's' Colt Is An Easter Star

    Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager John Ferguson and Bob Ingham locked horns Tuesday during the third session of the Inglis Easter national yearling sale in Australia, and the battle produced a stunner. Ferguson was the winner, landing a Redoute's Choice colt for Aust$2.5 million (approximately $2.1 million in U.S. funds).

  • Hip 273, colt; Macho Uno - Enterprizing Cat, brought a final bid of $250,000 at the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training opening session.

    Macho Uno Colt Brings $250,000 at OBS

    A Macho Uno colt topped the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) spring sale of 2-year-olds in training Monday in Central Florida, bringing $250,000 from Terri Pompay, who was acting on behalf of Klaravich Stable.

  • Easter Yearling Sale Soars on Day 2

    If what Inglis & Sons CEO Mark Webster said is true about day three of the national Easter yearling sale being the best, then the Tuesday, April 22 session will be pure theater of the highest standard.

  • OBS Spring Sale Begins Monday

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training begins its four-day run Monday in Central Florida.

  • Easter Sale Gets Off to Fast Start

    Sunday's opening session of the revamped Inglis national Easter yearling sale got off to an absolute flyer in Australia, with vendors reaping the rewards. It was the best start in the auction's history.

  • Monashee Mountain is the sire of the colt Spring Mountain who worked a quarter in :21 at the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

    Spring Mountain Rolls at OBS

    Spring Mountain was among the standouts Friday during the fourth and final session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

  • Top sire Redoute's Choice is represented by 75 yearlings in the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale catalogue.

    Easter Sale Starts Sunday in Australia

    The prestigious Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale starts this weekend at Newmarket in Sydney. Five hundred and two horses are catalogued to be offered Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, with a brand new Select Session II of 195 yearlings set for Thursday.

  • Officer (shown) is the sire of a filly out of Not to Be Outdone who worked an eighth of a mile in :10 during the third session of the under tack show for the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Officer Filly Among Fastest at OBS

    Four horses each worked an eighth of a mile in :10, which was the fastest time for the distance Thursday during the third session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Is It True Filly Sizzles at OBS

    An Is It True filly turned in the fastest quarter-mile work Wednesday during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Data Digest: OBS April 2-Year Olds

    The OBS April 2-Year Olds in Training Sale 2008 Preview Edition Data Digest is a FREE download for all subscribers, presented by AuctionEdge! An in-depth preview of the upcoming auction.

  • Lot 46, Haafhd  --  Allespagne filly, brought 380,000 guineas at Tattersalls' Craven breeze-up sale April 16.

    Business Booms at Craven Sale

    With several of the world's biggest owners present -- including Sheikh Mohammed, Sheikh Hamdan, and Michael Tabor -- Tattersalls' Craven breeze-up sale began Wednesday night in England with its most successful ever session.

  • Stormin Fever (shown) is the sire of a filly who worked an eighth of a mile in :10 at the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

    Stormin Fever Filly Shines at OBS

    Stormin Fever filly and a Yes It's True colt were among the standouts Tuesday during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

  • Buyers Get First Look at OBS 2-Year-Olds

    Buyers can take a look at the 1,381 2-year-olds cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2008 spring Sale of 2-year-olds in training in action at the Under Tack Show beginning 9 a.m. on April 15.

  • Loder, Godolphin Active at Doncaster

    Doncaster's April 10 breeze-up sale in England -- featuring 50 fewer lots than in 2007 and reduced from two days to one -- was dominated by a couple of purchases made by agent David Loder on behalf of Godolphin.

  • Mike Mulligan of Leprechaun Racing, agent.

    Pinhookers See No Reason to Alter Course

    With the results of the five major select sales of 2-year-olds in training in the books, pinhookers are now turning their thoughts to the summer yearling sale season and evaluating how much they are willing to spend, and how many horses they are prepared to purchase.

  • Niall Brennan

    Mixed Reactions to Keeneland Format

    The new April 2-year-olds in training sale format at Keeneland drew mixed reactions Wednesday night as consignors discussed the single breeze show followed by two evening sessions (April 8-9) of selling.

  • Hip#7 colt; Langfuhr - Coral Sea by Rubiano, sold for $700,000 at the opening session of the Keeneland April Sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Langfuhr Colt Tops Keeneland Opener

    Keeneland director of sales Geoffrey Russell called Tuesday's opening session of the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training "a success." But the auction will have to seriously improve upon its first night gross of $7,127,000 in Wednesday's second session to equal or surpass last year's total of $16,637,000.

  • B. Wayne Hughes purchased hip#45, a son of Aldebaran out of the Storm Cat mare Propriety for $675,000.

    At Keeneland: Good Horses = Good Money

    The opening session of the two-night Keeneland April 2-year-old in training sale got off to a rough start April 8 at the Central Kentucky auction house with the number of horses not sold (30, or 46.9%) almost equaling the reserve not attained rate of last year's one-day sale (47.1%).

  • Jess Jackson purchased hip#7; colt, Langfuhr - Coral Sea by Rubiano, for $700,000 at the opening session of the Keeneland April Sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Jackson Buys $700,000 Langfuhr Colt

    Jess Jackson, still glowing from Horse of the Year Curlin's victory in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), struck early Monday night during the opening session of the Keeneland April Sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Hip 123, Don Gato, a colt by Storm Cat - Here I Go, by Mr. Prospector is one to watch on day 2 of the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Don Gato Among Standouts at Keeneland

    There's a half-brother to a Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner and a very fast Forestry colt in the second and final session of the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training Wednesday night in Central Kentucky.