Summerly, front-running winner of the 131st Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), will be consigned by Eaton Sales to the Fasig-Tipton November Selected Mixed Sale Nov. 5 in Lexington.
Norman Casse has stepped down as chairman of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. after 27 years, and has been succeeded by J. Michael O'Farrell, the president of Ocala Stud.
Topped by a weanling daughter of Kafwain sold for $60,000, Sunday's mixed fall sale conducted by the New York Breeders' Sales Company produced gains in gross, average, and number sold when compared with the same sale one year ago.
The final session of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Part 2 in Newmarket Saturday ended with records across the board for the five days of action.
Swing Again, a 7-year-old mare in foal to High Fly, went to Off The Hook for $30,000 to top the final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2006 Fall Mixed Sale.
Trade at the upper end of the market stepped down a level at Part 2 of Tattersalls' October yearling sale Thursday, with two 100,000-guinea lots sharing the top billing.
Business was sluggish Thursday during the first open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) fall mixed sale in Central Florida following three consignor-preferred sessions that started the five-day auction.
A colt from the first crop of Smarty Jones became the highest-priced horse sold so far this year at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale when he brought $170,000 Wednesday.
There can have been few days as momentous for Irish consignor Michael Downey, whose only two colts, by Captain Rio and Invincible Spirt, realized 300,000 guineas each the share a price record for Part 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale in England.
A filly from the first crop of Sky Mesa led the way Tuesday during the second session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Co. fall mixed auction in Central Florida.
Newmarket trainer John Gosden topped Tuesday's pipe-opener to part two of Tattersalls' October yearling sale in England when paying 250,000 guineas for a first-crop Oasis Dream colt out of Top Flight Queen (by Mark Of Esteem), consigned from Salah Fustok's Deerfield Farm.
Behaving, an 11-year-old winning daughter of Rubiano, brought $165,000 Monday to top the first of three consignor-preferred sessions during Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s five-day fall mixed sale in Central Florida.
Fillies by Sadler's Wells and Key of Luck topped the final day of the Tattersalls October yearling sale part 1, realizing 1.2 million guineas and 900,000 guineas, respectively.
A new Thoroughbred auction in Texas, the Wetherbys fall mixed sale, is scheduled for Oct. 21 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth.
Trade on day three of Tattersalls' October yearling sale in England failed to match the 2005 levels when the turnover of 12,308,000 guineas fell 24% and the average price of 109,893 guineas dipped by 12%.
A half-sister to recent Matron Stakes (gr. I) winner Meadow Breeze provided an exciting ending to the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale Wednesday, topping the auction with her $220,000 price late during the third and final session in Maryland.
There was no six-figure transaction Wednesday, but the results were more solid during the second session of the Tattersalls October yearling sale in England.
It was a case of the sophomore slumps for the second California October yearling sale. The average increased, but the Oct. 3 sale saw declines in number sold, gross, and median.
Officer's offspring were in demand Tuesday during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale at Timonium in Maryland.
Day one of Tattersalls' October sale in England produced a 122,701 guineas average, up by 2% from 2005, and an 80,000 guineas median, up by 19%.
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association's annual yearling sale had not only its first six-figure horse Oct. 2, but a colt and filly that sold for $100,000 each. They helped the auction show increases in gross, average, and median.
Crimson Hope, a daughter of Forestry, and a Came Home filly each sold for $200,000 Monday to share top-priced honors during the upbeat opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale at Timonium in Maryland.
Last year's inaugural California October yearling sale, co-sponsored by Barretts Equine Limited and the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, concluded with solid across the board results. And the two entities hope to build on last year's success for even stronger results during the 2006 edition Oct. 3 at Barretts Fairplex Park facility.
Subscribers to Horse Racing TV in the United States will be able to watch the opening day from the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Part 1 on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
Goffs' 2006 Million sale in Co Kildare, Ireland, concluded Thursday evening after a buoyant day's trade that helped produce a 59,158,000 euros gross (up 14.6% on 2005) for 510 lots sold.
Day two of Goffs Million yearling sale in Ireland turned over 18,118,000 euros for an average of 105,953 euros and a median of 70,000 euros.
A blue-blooded Red Ransom filly named Red Dune became the first yearling to make seven figures at the Goffs' 2006 Million sale when selling Tuesday in Ireland for 1.05 million euros to agent John Ferguson, acting for Sheikh Mohammed.
Season to Afleet Alex also in catalogue.
Offerings include the dams of twelve grade I winners and six grade I winners coming off the racetrack.
Keeneland's September yearling auction galloped across the finish line Monday afternoon in Lexington still ahead of last year's hot pace after 14 sessions.
A colt by Van Nistelrooy brought a top price of $75,000 Sunday during the next-to-last session of Keeneland's record-breaking September Yearling Sale.
The top of the market was up, the middle market increased, and now the bottom end of the Keeneland September sale is showing signs of intense strength.
The strong pace continued at Keeneland's September Yearling Sale, one day after the auction house set a new world record for gross sales.
Arthur B. Hancock III, owner of Stone Farm near Paris, Ky., has been elected to the Fasig-Tipton Company's board.
A complete dispersal of horses owned by Roger Baines' Britton House Stud is scheduled for the Tattersalls December sale in England.
Keeneland set a world record for gross sales at a Thoroughbred auction on Thursday when 10-day totals reached $385,707,000. The sale surpassed the world record mark of $384,349,900 set at last year's 14-day September sale.
A record price for a 2-year-old sold at public auction in Australia was established Thursday when a Dehere colt was sold for AUS$825,000 during the Magic Millions Gold Coast horses in training sale.
Keeneland's September Yearling Sale continued to post significant gains on Wednesday, driven in part by an active contingent of international buyers.
The New York Breeders¹ Sales Company will hold a Fall Mixed Sale Oct. 15, 2006 beginning at 11 a.m. at Saratoga Race Course.
A bay son from the only crop sired by grade I winner Booklet brought the top price of $500,000 Tuesday at the Keeneland September yearling auction in Lexington. John Brocklebank, agent, purchased the colt from Vinery.
The Keeneland September yearling sale kept rocking along Monday as the trickle-down theory associated with the lengthy auction continued to be proven right on target.
A Johannesburg colt that brought $525,000 became the top seller during Sunday's session of the Keeneland September yearling auction in Lexington. Purchased by John Brocklebank, the bay colt was consigned by Dave Parrish Jr., agent, under the name Indian Creek.
A Silver Deputy colt fetched the top price of $625,000 Saturday at the Keeneland September yearling auction in Lexington as selling resumed following a break Friday.
Barretts has catalogued 551 horses for its October mixed sale.
Photographs of yearlings cataloged in the 2006 California's October Yearling Sale are now on-line at the Barretts sale company Web site.
The fourth session of the massive 14-day Keeneland September yearling sale ended on a positive note Thursday with the Central Kentucky auction house realizing increases in gross, average and median. The sale company also reported across the board cumulative increases.
The Keeneland September yearling auction turned in a solid performance Wednesday in Lexington during the first open session following two days of select offerings.
While it was Sheikh Mohammed who drove the market during the two-day select sessions of Keeneland's September yearling sale Monday and Tuesday, it was powered by the sires of those yearlings. The leading sires from Book One are a heady mix of the old guard with a trio of young shooters making some interesting headway.
The pace of the 2006 Keeneland September yearling remained brisk Tuesday with the buying power of Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai leading the way. A new September sale record price of $11.7 million was established along with an all-time high for a session average.
After breaking from the gate a bit slowly, the 2006 Keeneland September yearling sale quickly picked up speed, led by the purchasing power of Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai, to post increases in average and median price despite the gross and number of horses selling showing a slight decline.
Most Popular Stories
- Albarado Fractures Ankle, Off J Boys Echo in Derby
- Santa Anita Cancels April 27 Racing
- Irad Ortiz Jr. Wins Aqueduct Riding Title
- Dolphus Outruns Quality Field at Aqueduct
- Reach the World Euthanized After Training Injury
- Pricey Filly Tops OBS Pinhook Prospects
- J Boys Echo Breezes Five Furlongs at Churchill
- Stormy Liberal Wins Third Straight Stakes
- Imperative Repeats in Charles Town Classic
- Party Boat Upsets Fifty Five in Memories of Silver