Keyword: Catherine Parke

  • Consignor Catherine Parke

    The RNA Conundrum at Public Auctions

    Keeneland reported there were 1,006 yearlings that went unsold at the September yearling sale, for an RNA rate of 26.5%. In reality, the RNA rate was considerably lower due to the large number of horses that sold after they left the ring.

  • Catherine Parke of Valkyre Stud

    TOBA October Member of the Month

    Looking back on her career in breeding, raising and consigning, Catherine Parke always knew that the equine life was for her.

  • The third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington was led by Hip #469, who sold for $1.55 million.

    Prices Surge on Third Day of September Sale

    Boosted by a $1.55 million son of Bernardini, the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington enjoyed an upbeat third session. The gross, average price, and median price all rose.

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    Super Shopper Starlight Has Basket of 3YOs

    When Starlight Racing needs to replenish its stable of runners, its buying team heads to the yearling auctions. The venture's efforts at the sales are paying off handsomely this year with several promising 3-year-olds.

  • Hip #565; colt, Bernardini -- Ava Knowsthecode by Cryptoclearance brought $625,000 on Sept. 14 during the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    $625,000 Bernardini Colt at Keeneland Sale

    A Bernardini--Ava Knowsthecode colt consigned by Valkyre Stud as Hip No. 565 was bought by John Ferguson for $625,000 during the early portion of the Sept. 14 fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Hip #307, filly; Bernardini - Silk n' Sapphire by Smart Strike brings $1.2 million at the Keeneland September sale on Sept. 13.

    Leon Pays $1.2 Million for Bernardini Filly

    Benjamin Leon Jr.'s Besilu Stable went to $1.2 million to acquire a Bernardini filly (Hip No. 307, consigned by Valkyre Stud) produced from the Smart Strike mare Silk n' Sapphire at Keeneland's September yearling sale.

  • California Filly Memorette Tries Sis City Again

    California trainer Bill Currin and his wife Betty acknowledge that Friday's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill will be a difficult challenge for their filly, Memorette. "I think the field is strong," Bill Currin said. "And we feel we have a superior filly. If I didn't feel I could beat Sis City, I wouldn't be here."

  • KEEP Representatives to Address House Committee

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project, which has said it strongly supports provisions in Gov. Ernie Fletcher's tax modernization plan that would in part create breed development programs, will have representatives at a Feb. 10 hearing before the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee.