Keyword: Ciaran Dunne

  • The $500,000 paid for a Cairo Prince colt set a record for the sale's highest price

    Curtain Falls on Record Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale

    They saved the best for last during the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale, when a son of Cairo Prince was sold for a sale-record price of $500,000 to highlight a session that brought down the curtain on an auction that eclipsed all records.

  • More Than Ready filly sold for $1 millon

    More Than Ready Filly Led OBS Sale Briefly

    For a brief moment April 27, a dark bay or brown daughter of More Than Ready (Hip 778) was the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale-topper when sold for $1 million, only to be eclipsed by the record-priced Tiznow colt (Hip 793) sold for $2.45 million.

  • Ciaran Dunne of Wavertree Stables is hoping for more buyers this year

    Will Middle Market Emerge at OBS March Sale?

    As owners, agents, and trainers began their inspections in earnest for horses entered in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training sale, there was a positive vibe on the sale grounds the morning of March 12.

  • Hip 745, Thisone’sfor Ang, a filly by Cool Coal Man—Raphaela, was one of those who worked an eighth in :10.

    Wavertree Juveniles Shine at Under Tack Show

    The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale continued with seven horses sharing the fastest time of the day of :10 for an eighth of a mile and three going a quarter mile in :21 1/5.

  • Hip 564, a colt by Gemologist, was the sale topper April 20 at $550,000.

    Big Day for Freshman Sires at OBS

    Offspring of freshman sires Gemologist and Overdriven topped the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April 2-year-olds in training sale April 20 during a session in which gross, average, and median prices declined from the comparable sale date a year ago.

  • Hip 790, Shackleford-Xpressive Diva works  20.2 at the OBS Sale in Ocala FL April 14, 2016

    Shackleford Colt Flashes Speed in OBS Work

    During the April 14 under tack session for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co’s spring 2-year-olds in training sale, a son of Shackleford breezed a quarter-mile in :20 2/5, the fastest at the distance so far during the first four of six workout sessions.

  • Hip 12, a colt by The Factor, brought $460,000.

    The Factor Colt Tops Barretts Sale

    A son of first-crop sire The Factor, who previewed with a furlong work in :09 4/5, brought $460,000 to top the Barretts select 2-year-old sale at Del Mar March 30.

  • Barretts' first Del Mar sale was held last May

    Barretts Sees Strength in March Catalog

    More than 20% of the horses in Barretts' March 2-year-old sale catalog have gone through a yearling sale for six figures. That could indicate strength in the company's first select juvenile auction at Del Mar March 30.

  • Hip No. 7, a Macho Uno filly, is one of 7 juveniles, who worked eighth of a mile in :9 4/5.

    F-T March Bellwether for Juvenile Sales

    The North American Thoroughbred industry will be watching with rapt attention Wednesday, March 2, when Fasig-Tipton launches the 2-year-olds in training sale season with the March sale at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hip 65, Chicken Hawk, a son of J P's Gusto topped the sale at $230,000.

    Barretts' First Del Mar Sale Sees Increase

    Worries about moving the Barretts sales from Fairplex Park to Del Mar turned out to unfounded, as the 2-year-old sale May 28 increased 38.5% in gross and 5.4% in average over 2014's edition in Pomona, Calif.

  • Consignors Upbeat Ahead of F-T Florida Sale

    The Fasig-Tipton Florida sale has produced a pipeline of stakes-winning graduates, and consignors hope those successes will boost this year's sale of pedigree-rich select 2-year-olds in training March 4 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Speightstown Colt Works Quick Quarter at OBS

    A colt by Speightstown posted the fastest quarter mile breeze April 18, stopping the timer in :20 3/5 during the fourth and final session of the under tack preview for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale.

  • The Pamplemousse Colt Tops Barretts Sale

    A flashy gray colt by The Pamplemousse impressed trainers and pinhookers at the Barretts Sales & Racing October yearling sale, with Bob Baffert going to $160,000 to buy the top-priced offering at the Oct. 8 sale.

  • More Than Ready Colt Zips at OBSC Show

    A colt by More Than Ready and a filly by Even the Score worked quarter miles in :21 flat to post the fastest moves at the distance during the first session of the under tack show for the upcoming OBSC June sale.

  • Inglorious

    Canadian Champion Filly Inglorious Retires

    Inglorious, the 2011 recipient of Canada's Sovereign Award for champion 3-year-old filly has been retired. She is one of only five fillies to capture both the Woodbine Oaks and the Queen's Plate.

  • Optimism Reigns at Fasig-Tipton Sale Monday

    Move aside college hoops. The Thoroughbred industry has experienced its own run of March Madness this month with the 2-year-olds in training sales thriving in a booming juvenile market.

  • Hip No. 16, filly by Malibu Moon, out of Miz United States, worked an eighth in 10 seconds flat.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Workouts/Fasig-Tipton-Florida-Sale/28552472_78FLM8#!i=2420931313&k=jF2rxwX">Order This Photo</a>

    Seven Work Fastest Furlong at Fasig-Tipton

    Spendthrift Farm stallion Malibu Moon was represented by two of the seven co-bullet workers who sped an eighth of a mile in 10 seconds flat during Fasig-Tipton's under tack show at Palm Meadows Training Center March 22.

  • Hip #67, a colt by Dunkirk, worked in :09 3/5.

    Under-Tack Show Indicates Deep Barretts Sale

    Eleven youngsters shaded 10 seconds for a furlong at the March 1 under-tack preview for the Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training in Pomona, Calif. Two went in :09 3/5 for the fastest previews.

  • Bob Baffert

    Top Barretts Horses Going to Baffert, O'Neill

    Doug O'Neill and Bob Baffert, who train the one-two finishers in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will also be training several of the high-priced horses out of the Barretts 2-year-old sale May 14.

  • Barretts Juvenile Sale Kicks Off May 14

    Coming off three consecutive 2-year-old auctions with increases in average, Barretts Equine Limited will offer a catalog of 116, plus eight supplemental entries for its May 14 2-year-old sale in Pomona, Calif.

  • Hip 51, by Tapit, was one of three juveniles that brought $1 million or more during the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale.

    Average, Median Rise at F-T Florida Sale

    The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training lived up to its high risk/high reward reputation March 26. For the lucky consignors who hit the jackpot, the riches were greater than they had been in 2011.

  • Hip 149, by Big Brown, sold for $1.3 million dollars at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale.

    Big Brown Colt Commands $1.3 Million at F-T

    A bay son of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Big Brown became the new sale topper at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds when he fetched $1.3 million from Demi O'Byrne

  • Promising Outlook for Barretts March Sale

    The synergy of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) weekend coupled with the kick-off of the national schedule of 2-year-old auctions positions the Barretts March sale well for a good showing.

  • Hard Spun Colt Tops Barretts May Sale

    George Bolton buys the Barretts May Sale topper, going to $220,000 for a son of Hard Spun. The sale's average increases 2.5% over last year's figures as the buy-back rate tumbles to 19.1%.

  • OBS April Under Tack Show Underway

    Hook and Ladder filly has the fastest quarter-mile in :20 3/5. Seven juveniles work a quarter in :21 flat. The second of the two under tack shows begins April 13 at 8 a.m. in Ocala.