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  • Feeling His Oatsees - By Ron Mitchell

    When Mike Lauffer and partner Bill Cubbedge bought back a Forestry colt at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale, they thought long and hard before naming the newest member of their racing stable.

  • Good-Bye Mom and Pop?

    The financial drain is becoming too large for small commercial Thoroughbred breeders to handle.

  • 2010 Auctions Digest

    This BloodHorse.com free report is a convenient reference guide to the public sales results for progeny of North America's leading commercial Thoroughbred stallions.

  • Positives Seen as November Auction Concludes

    Though overall figures were down for the Keeneland November breeding stock sale that ended Nov. 20, the results were encouragingly good considering ongoing weakness in the horse industry and the economy at large.

  • Keeneland Adopts New Format for Fall Sale

    Keeneland announced March 5 a major format change in its marathon September yearling sale, which will begin with two selected sessions of 100 horses each selling during night sessions Sept. 12-13.

  • Another Financial Hit Looms for KY Breeders

    The Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund could be reduced by 30% because of declining revenue, while horse farms "can't withstand another year like 2009," Kentucky lawmakers were told Nov. 10 during a meeting of the Joint Subcommittee on Horse Farming.

  • Sale Purchase Like a Bull Takes Long Way Home

    James Day knows a good racehorse when he breeds and sells one. He also knows a claiming-box bargain when he sees it -- especially one as unexpected as the 5-year-old gelding that presented itself at Thistledown Aug. 7.

  • Freefourinternet Colt Posts Fastest Quarter

    Tagged (Hip No. 30), a colt by Freefourinternet consigned by Robdale Farms, agent, sped a quarter in :21 1/5 to post the fastest time at the distance at the first session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June sale 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.

  • Fasig-Tipton Texas: Cautious Optimism

    With sale prices unsteady across the country, the juvenile market in the Southwest will be tested for the first time this year during the Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-year-olds in training sale March 31.

  • Select Sales Plans July Consignment

    A group of commercial breeders have combined to form a new public sales agency, Select Sales LLC, which plans to offer its first consignment at this year's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling sale in July.

  • SIP Report: 163 Steroid Tests Requested

    The Sales Integrity Program managed by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association released data compiling the number of exogenous anabolic steroid tests and ownership registry submissions for the Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. summer and fall yearling sales.

  • Hip 3238; filly; Tiznow - Katz Me If You Can by Storm Cat, topped day 9 of the Keeneland September yearling sale with a final bid of $400,000.

    Consignors: Business Down, But Not Out

    After its ninth day, which produced a session-topper of $400,000, the marathon Keeneland September yearling sale business-wise remained down. But given recent developments on Wall Street, overall economic stagnation, and the aftermath of hurricanes, things could be much worse, consignors said.

  • Three Chimneys RNA Sale Set for Sept. 12

    Three Chimneys, along with consignors Blackburn Farm, Brookdale Farm, Denali Stud, and Middlebrook Farm, will again host its annual September RNA Showcase sale Sept. 12 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (EDT).

  • Sales Integrity Task Force Gets Award

    The Sales Integrity Task Force will receive the 2008 Industry Service Award from the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association during the TOBA National Awards Dinner Sept. 6 at the Lexington Center in Lexington.

  • Bell Elected New Chairman of TOBA

    Reynolds Bell Jr. will succeed Bill Casner as chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, which held its annual members' meeting Aug. 6 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Pennsylvania Horse Farm to Be Auctioned

    Land of Believe Farm, located in central Pennsylvania about one mile from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, will be sold at auction Aug. 21.

  • Fasig-Tipton: 22 Tests for Steroids

    The 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale marked the first sale in which the auction company offered buyers the opportunity to have their horses tested for exogenous anabolic steroids.