Keyword: Demi O'Byrne

  • Storm Cat colt, sold for $2.5 million at Keeneland's second sale session.

    Yearling Market Price Correction Continues at Keeneland's Second Session

    Price correction within the yearling marketplace continued Tuesday as the gross and average prices fell during the second session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The sales company reported 182 horses were sold for a gross of $50,145,000. The average price of $275,521 represented a 28.6% decline from the $385,721 average in 2001 when 197 yearlings grossed $75,987,000.

  • Danzig colt purchased by D. Wayne Lukas for $2.4 million.

    Keeneland's Marathon Sale Kicks Off With 33% Average Decline

    With downturns in the U.S. economy and the selected summer sales, an air of uncertainty hung over the Keeneland sales pavilion in Lexington, Ky. before Monday's first session of the 12-day September Yearling Sale. By the end of the day, a lot of the questions being asked by buyers, sellers, and sales company officials had been answered. The bottom line is that there is less money in the yearling marketplace than there was at this time last year.

  • Top-Priced Colt Returned After Aussie Sale

    The return of the top-priced colt from Australia's major yearling sale caused some consternation in the wake of a tremendously successful auction. However, the use of X-rays also reflects a significant advance for the Australian and New Zealand branch of the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Seeking the Gold, Claiborne Farm stallion and sire of $1-million colt at Fasig-Tipton's 2-year-old sale.

    Fasig-Tipton Gross, Average Increase; Buy-Back Rate Soars To 45.3%

    The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training turned in one of its most successful performances ever on Tuesday at Calder Race Course. Gross revenue increased. The average price reached its second-highest level ever. And the median established an auction record. But the sale also was a treacherous experience for consignors as the buy-back rate soared to 45.3%.

  • Danehill Colts Dominate Goffs Orby Sale

    Demi O'Byrne outbid Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum and Dick Mulhall of Thoroughbred Corporation to acquire a Danehill colt for IRE£2,100,000 (about $2,437,402) to top the Goffs Orby yearling sale that concluded in Ireland on Wednesday.

  • Kingmambo colt, sold for $3-million Thursday night.

    Lightning Strikes as Fasig-Tipton Sale Hits Record Heights

    As the first horse entered the ring for the final session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale Thursday evening, the power went out. Auxiliary generators quickly restored the blacked-out conditions to the sales pavilion, but it was four big-priced horses in the ring as the evening progressed that knocked the lights out of all previous sale records for gross and average.

  • The sale-topper was this $1-million son of Seattle Slew, consigned by M. W. Miller III.

    Business Declines At Fasig-Tipton Calder Auction

    Excitement was high going into the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course. The auction had a strong catalogue; the horses worked fast; and virtually every major buyer of juveniles showed up or sent a representative. But when the final figures were calculated Tuesday, business was down across the board from a year ago.

  • Seattle Slew colt purchased by Demi O'Byrne for $1-million.

    Slew Colt Brings $1-Million at Fasig-Tipton Sale

    A Seattle Slew colt produced from the grade I winner Chic Shirine was purchased by Irish agent Demi O'Byrne for $1-million as the top priced offering during the early portion of Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton Florida selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Racecourse. O'Byrne said the colt had the best pedigree of the offerings in the sale and had a nice workout during the under tack show, getting an eighth of a mile in 10 3/5 seconds. O'Byrne said the colt will be trained by Patrick Biancone for John Magnier and Michael Tabor.

  • Hip 356, $6.8 million colt by Storm Cat out of Hum Along.

    Lane's End Boosts Keeneland Sale to Record Levels

    Boosted by competitive bidding between Sheikh Mohammed, Coolmore Stud interests, and clients of trainer D. Wayne Lukas, the second session of Keeneland's fall yearling sale soared to record levels Tuesday, primarily on the strength of horses consigned by William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm. Among the highlights were the sale of a Storm Cat colt for $6.8 million--the highest price paid for a yearling sold at auction in North America since 1985--and two apparently world record prices for yearling fillies.

  • Agent Demi O'Byrne paid a September sale record of $6.8 million for a Storm Cat colt, a half-brother to champion Storm Song.

    Keeneland Sale Soars; Fillies Bring Record Prices

    Boosted by competitive bidding between Sheikh Mohammed, Coolmore Stud interests, and clients of trainer D. Wayne Lukas, the second session of Keeneland's fall yearling sale soared to record levels Tuesday, primarily on the strength of horses consigned by William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm. Among the highlights were the sale of a Storm Cat colt for $6.8 million--the highest price paid for a yearling sold at auction in North America since 1985--and two apparent world record prices for yearling fillies.<br><a href="http://auctions.bloodhorse.com/results/keesep00/index.asp" target="_blank">Hip-by-hip results, live coverage</a>.

  • Storm Cat Colt Tops Second Saratoga Session

    A colt by Storm Cat produced from the Alydar mare Beacci was purchased by Irish bloodstock agent Demi O’Byrne for $775,000 to top Wednesday’s second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select summer yearling sale