Keyword: Eaton Sales

  • Hip 118 Dynaformer-Bank Audit was sold for $900,000 at the Keeneland Yearling Sales

    Jacksons Buy Dynaformer Filly for $900,000

    A filly by Dynaformer fetched $900,000 at the second select session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent, she was bought by Nicoma, agent for Lael Stable.

  • Ahmed Zayat

    Zayat Creditors: Trainers, Farms, Keeneland

    The Feb. 3 Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Zayat Stables shows that Keeneland sales company, a handful of trainers across the country, and breeding farms are among the creditors of Ahmed Zayat's racing operation.

  • Keeneland Sale Ends on Encouraging Note

    A globally diverse group of buyers, robust trade, and the highly prized pedigrees available through the Overbrook Farm dispersal combined to produce promising results at Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale, which concluded Nov. 22.

  • Top-priced weanling on the day was hip#529, an Unbridled's Song - Offshore Breeze filly, who brought $350,000.

    Gross Rises on Keeneland Sale's Third Day

    The numbers weren't dramatically different from a year ago during the third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, and that was good news for the Central Kentucky auction, which had experienced major declines.

  • Cotton Blossom, hip #413, brought $2.3 million during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Cotton Blossom Sells for $2.3 Million

    Cotton Blossom, winner of the 2007 Acorn Stakes (gr. I), became the most expensive horse sold so far at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when she brought $2.3 million during the auction's second session Nov. 11 in Lexington.

  • Hip#313, Summer Raven, sold for $1.7 million during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction in Lexington.

    Summer Raven Soars to $1.7 Million

    Summer Raven, winner of the 2004 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) and in foal to Unbridled's Song, became the first horse to bring seven figures Nov. 11 during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction in Lexington. Offered around noon (EST), she sold for $1.7 million to Kentucky bloodstock agent Reynolds Bell.

  • Mary Delaney, winner of the 2007 Vinery Madison Stakes at Keeneland, kicked off the Overbrook Farm dispersal at the Keeneland November auction.

    Mary Delaney Kicks Off Overbrook Dispersal

    Mary Delaney, winner of the 2007 Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland, kicked off the Overbrook Farm dispersal at the Keeneland November breeding stock auction in Lexington by selling for $850,000. She was the second horse in the sale ring during the auction's second session Nov. 11. Kentucky bloodstock agent Reynolds Bell purchased her from Eaton Sales' consignment.

  • Unbridled's Song Colt Leads Way at Keeneland

    An Unbridled's Song colt brought $185,000 to top the ninth session of the struggling Keeneland September yearling sale. While the number of horses sold Sept. 23 in Lexington rose 5.6% from a year ago, the gross revenue declined 26.2%. The average price dropped 30.1%, and the median price plunged 40%. The buy-back rate fell from 24.6% in 2008 to 19.3% this year.

  • Hip 34, a Bernardini colt that sold for $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale.

    Bernardini Colt Brings $1.2 Million

    A muscular bay son of first-crop sire and champion Bernardini became the first horse to command seven figures Aug. 10 during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction, bringing $1.2 million from Sheikh Mohammed.

  • Keeneland Reduces RNA Commission

    Keeneland has reduced its sales commission on horses that fail to meet their reserves to 2.5%. The rate will be in effect for this year's September yearling and November breeding stock sales and the 2010 January horses of all ages sale.

  • Keeneland Gross Down Fourth Straight Day

    A Street Cry yearling filly was the only horse to bring a six-figure amount as the gross revenue, average price, and median price dropped dramatically for the fourth consecutive day at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington.

  • Hip#675; Vestrey Lady, who is in foal to Broken Vow, was the $300,000 session topper for the 2nd day of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

    Downward Spiral Continues at Keeneland

    The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale continued its scary downward spiral during the second session of its six-day run in Lexington. The gross revenue Jan. 13 dropped 66.2% from a year ago while the average price fell 61.6%. The median price plunged 55.8% while the number of horses sold was down least of all, 12.1%.

  • St. George to Become Partner in Eaton

    Effective Jan. 1, Arthur "Archie" St. George will become a partner in Eaton Sales, one of the world's leading Thoroughbred auction consignors.

  • Patrick Biancone at the Keeneland November Sale.

    Biancone Buys Baroness Thatcher

    Trainer Patrick Biancone went to $1.8 million to acquire grade III winner Baroness Thatcher during the late portion of day two of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 4 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Hip 215, a granddaughter of Better Than Honour, sold for $1.475 million Nov. 3 at Keeneland.

    Filly Out of Teeming Brings $1.475

    On the heels of Better Than Honour selling for $14 million, a bay filly out of her daughter, Teeming, sold to Reiley McDonald of Eaton Sales for $1.475 million late in the opening session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3.

  • Keeneland Sale Faces Economic Hurdles

    Consignors are steeling themselves and their clients for a significant downturn in the market at Keeneland's breeding stock sale, which starts Nov. 3 in Lexington and runs for 15 days. But they also are hoping that the drop in prices will bring out the bargain hunters, who could help reduce the severity of the setbacks, which seem inevitable during the current global financial crisis and Thoroughbred auction slump.

  • Zayat Adheres to Plan, Selling Horses

    Following his business plan, Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables will offer more than 70 horses, including grade III winner Baroness Thatcher, during the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, which begins Nov. 3. Eaton Sales will consign the horses, which will include racing, broodmare, and stallion prospects, as well as a few weanlings.

  • Zayat Has Large Consignment at Keeneland

    Zayat Stables has 90 horses cataloged in Eaton Sales' consignment for the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. They include 2007 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) winner Baroness Thatcher and Premium Wine, who scored in the 2007 Gallant Bob Handicap at Philadelphia Park and finished third in the 2008 Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct.

  • Keeneland September Gross Down 14.8%

    The Keeneland September yearling sale closed out its 15-session run in Lexington with downturns in every key business figure and gross revenue that fell short of last year's total by a whopping $57,019,500. But even though the setbacks were significant, many participants in the auction were pleased by its performance at a time when the nation is reeling from a financial meltdown and there are growing economic woes abroad.

  • Hip 1592; colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Game Trick by Clever Trick was the top seller on day 5 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, bringing a final bid of $500,000.

    Keeneland Average, Gross, Median Decline

    Zayat Stables paid $500,000 for a colt by Medaglia d'Oro to top the Sept. 13 session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent, the colt is out of the unraced Clever Trick mare Game Trick, and from the family of champion sprinter and sire Langfuhr.

  • Consignors Added to McIngvale Lawsuit

    Racehorse owner James McIngvale has expanded his high-profile lawsuit against three horsemen to include several consignors allegedly involved in claimed fraudulent public auction transactions.

  • Airdrie Stud owner Brereton Jones, deposed in Jackson proceedings.

    Jones Defends Payment of Commissions to Former Jackson Adviser

    Airdrie Stud owner Brereton C. Jones said he paid consulting fees and commissions of at least $130,000 after two Keeneland sales to trainer Bruce Headley, one of six defendants in a lawsuit filed by California winemaker Jess Jackson for fraudulent misrepresentation in the purchase of horses and horse farm property.

  • Keeneland's Fourth Session Holds Its Own

    The fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale saw the prices of first three days come down slightly from the stratosphere. However the final figures show a market strength that continues to impress industry insiders.

  • Unbridled Elaine, topped Keeneland sale session at $4.4 million.

    Gross, Median Prices Increase as Keeneland Sale Gets Off to a Healthy Start

    Topped by millionaires Unbridled Elaine and Take Charge Lady, Keeneland's November breeding stock sale jumped out to a healthy start Monday, with a 16.2% increase in gross receipts over the same session one year ago. The median price rose 2.8%, the buyback rate was down substantially, and the average price fell 5% over the same session last year.