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.
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.
Sold at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale for $625,000 to Regis Farms a day after her win in the Hurricane Bertie Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 10, Golden Mystery is back with trainer Marty Wolfson at Calder.
Beloveda, a half sister to recent Hurricane Bertie (gr. III) winner Golden Mystery, brought the highest price so far at the Feb. 11 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale when she was bought for $205,000 by Gainesway.
Fasig-Tipton has announced the addition of a horses of racing age sale in July that will be innovative in how horses are selected and marketed prior to the auction.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 295 entries for its Kentucky winter mixed sale to be held at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington on Monday, Feb. 11.
The event, featuring "The Foods of Bobby Flay," will be jointly hosted by and will benefit two prominent charities in the equine industry: the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
Potesta, the Hollywood Oaks winner who suffered a career-ending condylar fracture to her left foreleg, recently arrived at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., for her engagement in Keeneland's January sale.
Timing was just about everything when it came to the $100,000 sale topper at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale at Timonium Monday Dec. 3.
La La's Cookin, a 2-year-old daughter of Harlan's Holiday, has been added as a supplemental entry to the Dec. 3 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed Sale.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 242 lots for its Midlantic mixed sale. The auction is scheduled for Dec. 3 in Timonium, Md., and will start at 11 a.m. EST.
Esther Marr reviews the Fasig-Tipton November sale and the purchase of Havre de Grace. Also, comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. watch video
The sale of Havre de Grace for the third-highest price ever for a broodmare or broodmare prospect highlights a sale that saw gross receipts nearly double.
Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year and champion older mare, brought some major fireworks to the Fasig-Tipton November sale when she commanded a final bid of $10 million from Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr talks with Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning about the November sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale concluded with a record-setting flourish in Lexington.
A $250,000 son of Indian Charlie was the highest-priced horse that had been sold as of 4 p.m. (EDT) during the third and final session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale kept the momentum going on its second day after getting off to a quick start in its opening session.
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The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale is the last major yearling auction of the year. But 2012's generally upbeat market didn't show any sign of fatigue during the sale's opening session in Lexington Oct. 22.
Stonestreet Stables didn't get Darwin at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training this year. But they did get Kauai Katie who is undefeated and a candidate for an Eclipse Award read blog
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale is bigger than ever. There are 1,254 horses cataloged for the auction, which will be held Oct. 22-24 in Lexington. The number is up 24.5% from 2011's total of 1,007.
Fasig-Tipton has been named a presenting partner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Several industry groups, including 13 prominent breeding farms in Kentucky, have developed plans to provide funds beginning in 2013 to support the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed and horses of racing age sale generated results that were encouraging to the company's officials.
According to Fasig-Tipton's vice president of sales, Bayne Welker, the good should outweigh the bad for the company's new Saratoga fall mixed and horses of racing age sale in upstate New York Oct. 9.
Dual classic winner I'll Have Another is adjusting well to his new home at Big Red Farm in Japan, according to Terence Collier.
The market was robust at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale Oct. 1 in Timonium, Md. The median price increased 29.7% from a year ago to equal the auction's record of $12,000.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 180 lots for its Kentucky November select mixed sale. The auction is scheduled for Nov. 5 in Lexington and will start at 5 p.m. (EST).
A Street Sense colt brought $210,000 early in the afternoon during the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale Oct. 1.
A daughter of Malibu Moon brought $300,000 just after noon at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale in Timonium, Md. She is the highest-priced horse sold so far during the auction.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale, which will be held Oct. 1 in Timonium, Md., is in a prime location, especially this season.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged a record 1,254 for its Kentucky fall yearling sale, which will be held Oct. 22-24 in Lexington. The number is up 24.5% from last year's total of 1,007.
A Big Brown -- Cool Ghoul colt that was the most expensive 2-year-old in training sold this year at public auction has been named Darwin.
Musical Romance, the champion female sprinter of 2011, will be consigned to the upcoming Fasig-Tipton November sale, Three Chimneys announced Sept. 18.
The $1.3 million Big Brown colt that was the most expensive 2-year-old in training sold this year is nearing his first career start, according to Demi O'Byrne, a member Coolmore Stud's buying team.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 254 head for its Fall Mixed Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The sale in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion begins at 11 a.m. (ET).
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 375 yearlings for its Eastern fall yearling sale. The number is down 29.9% from last year's total of 535.
The Aug. 27 Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale, to start at 4 p.m., offers a 170-lot catalog that includes 47 Texas-breds, 27 Oklahoma-breds, and 65 Louisiana-breds.
Veterinarians from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital presented information about radiographic images of joints, endoscopic videos of throats, and changes in conditions of sale during an educational forum on sale yearlings.
The dams of two of this year's Triple Crown stars, I'll Have Another and Bodemeister, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale.
Blue Horse Charities has announced it awarded grants totaling $138,150 in 2012 to 44 non-profit organizations that place registered Thoroughbreds into adoptive homes.
Commercial breeders and pinhookers found the going tougher at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale as prices and profits declined from a year ago.
Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale ends two-night run on a powerful upswing for a second straight year, with a strong closing session Aug. 12 and 20 horses sold for $100,000 or more--including a $330,000 sale topper.
Buyer Jim Crupi of Crupi's New Castle Farm talks about changes at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale and his purchases Aug. 11.
Jonathan Thorn talks about a $220,000 Majestic Warrior colt Thorndale sold for owner Seth Gregory. The colt was the top selling yearling Aug. 11 at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale.
Opening night for the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale saw increases in revenue but also in the buy-back rate compared to last year, as a $220,000 yearling topped session one Aug. 11.
Interview with John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale, about their Street Cry colt, who sold for $1.2 million on August 6 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
It's a good time to own a horse from the Empire State. That's what everyone is saying heading into the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred Yearling Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Aug. 11-12.
- By Vic Zast
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