Keyword: Geoffrey Russell

  • Hip 145 Siren Serenade in foal to Tapit from Hill ’n’ Dale

    Quality Rises to Top at Keeneland January Opener

    A paucity of well-bred mares or racing prospects and no dispersal to drive buyer interest led to broad declines during the opening session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington Jan. 9.

  • Horses being shown at 2016 Keeneland January sale

    Recent Trends Expected to Continue at Keeneland

    With snow blanketing the ground and an arctic blast dropping temperatures to below freezing, Central Kentucky offered an apt setting for Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale that ushers in the 2017 sale season.

  • Hip 4762 was the final horse into the sales ring at the Keeneland November sale

    Demand for Quality Paces Keeneland Sale

    Keeneland’s 13-day November breeding stock sale that ended Nov. 20 reflected a stable market that mirrored recent trends, in which there is continued demand for quality and buyers' unwillingness to take risks on horses that do not fit their criteria.

  • Keeneland November

    Keeneland's Foreign Outreach Pays Dividends

    Keeneland's November breeding stock sale has substantial international appeal spread across all levels of the market, but it is particularly an important part of trade as the marathon auction nears the finish line.

  • Keeneland's Book 1 Closes on Strong Note

    Topped by Unrivaled Belle at $3.8 million, the Nov. 9 second session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale brought Book 1 to a close with average and median prices up over 2015 as the gross declined with considerably fewer head sold.

  • 2016 Keeneland November Sale

    Keeneland's November Opening Session Soars

    With buyers showing an insatiable appetite for quality fillies and mares and 2016 foals, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale opened Nov. 8 with key figures that soared well beyond the gross, average and median prices for the same 2015 session.

  • Lady Eli

    Lady Eli, Stellar Wind Out of November Sale

    As the barn areas at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland were abuzz over the excitement on display Santa Anita during the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, results of some races also impcated the upcoming November sales.

  • Scat Daddy colt topped sale.

    Solid Keeneland Sale Ends With Declines

    Keeneland’s marathon September yearling sale highlighted by the sale of Beholder’s half brother for $3 million ended Sept. 25, with strength at the top and middle of the market and continued tepid demand for lower quality individuals.

  • Hip 561, a colt by Tapit out of Ponche de Leona and Eaton Sales brings $2 million Sept. 14 at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

    Tapit, War Front Yearlings Boost Keeneland

    Buyers’ appetites for yearlings by leading sires Tapit and War Front fueled a frenzied Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale topped by a Scat Daddy colt sold for $3 million as Book 1 ended with numbers well ahead of last year.

  • Hip 48 was the Day 1 sale topper

    Solid Start to Keeneland September Sale

    Boosted by a broad-based international buying bench and the appeal of top-caliber sires Medaglia d’Oro, Tapit, and War Front, the marathon Keeneland September yearling sale had a solid opening Sept. 12.

  • Can Keeneland Buck the Sales Trend?

    If success on the racetrack transcends into success in the sales ring, Keeneland is well-poised to have a successful marathon September yearling sale that could end the downward spiral experienced by previous sales this year.

  • Keeneland January Sale: Session 1 Wrap

    Evan Hammonds updates us on the numbers following session 1 of the Keeneland January Mixed Sale. Hear about Virginia Kraft Payson's purchases. Geoffrey Russell also comments on the sale and the various dispersal offerings. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales

  • Keeneland January Sale Preview

    Glenye Cain Oakford previews the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, including comments from Keeneland Director of Sales, Geoffrey Russell, and Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Keeneland January Sale Preview

    Glenye Cain Oakford previews the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, including comments from Keeneland Director of Sales, Geoffrey Russell, and Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Keeneland November Sale Session 4 Wrap

    Ian Tapp provides results from session 4 of the Keeneland November Sale. Hear thoughts from Walker Hancock of Claiborne Farm, John Stuart of Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, and Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell.

  • Keeneland November Sale Session 4 Wrap

    Ian Tapp provides results from session 4 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Hear reflections from Walker Hancock of Claiborne Farm, John Stuart of Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, and Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Keeneland November Sale Day 2 Recap

    Ian Tapp recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including comments from John Sikura, Mandy Pope, and Keeneland Director of Sales, Geoffrey Russell.

  • Keeneland November Sale Preview

    Ian Tapp previews the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Hear thoughts from Keeneland Director of Sales, Geoffrey Russell, and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Keeneland November Sale Preview

    Ian Tapp previews the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Hear thoughts from Keeneland Director of Sales, Geoffrey Russell, and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Tapit filly brought North American record price for a weanling at last year's November sale

    Keeneland Catalogs 4,476 for November Sale

    Keeneland has cataloged 4,476 horses for its 2015 November breeding stock sale, which will be held Nov. 2-13 and begin two days after the track hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships for the first time.

  • Lenny's Place: Keeneland's Geoffrey Russell

    Lenny Shulman comments on the New York Gaming Commission, Parx Racing, and sits down with Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland's Director of Sales. Lenny and Geoffrey discuss the health of the Thoroughbred industry, the November Sale, and more! Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions

  • Hip 1356, a colt by Mineshaft, sold for $485,000 to top the session.

    Mineshaft Colt Leads Second Book 2 Session

    The Keeneland September yearling sale closed out its two Book 2 sessions Saturday night in Lexington with a $485,000 Mineshaft colt session-topper and across-the-board gains as compared with last year's Book 2 portion.

  • Keeneland September Sale 2015: Session 1

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Keeneland September Sale session 1. Also hear thoughts on the market and book 1 format from Geoffrey Russell. Mandy Pope and John Ferguson also share thoughts. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Keeneland September Sale 2015: Session 1

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Keeneland September Sale session 1. Also hear thoughts on the market and book 1 format from Geoffrey Russell. Mandy Pope shares thoughts on the challenges in selling and John Ferguson comments on his purchases. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Keeneland September Yearling Sale Preview

    Ian Tapp previews the 2015 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including comments from Geoffrey Russell, Director of Sales at Keeneland, and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Keeneland September Yearling Sale Preview

    Ian Tapp previews the 2015 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including comments from Geoffrey Russell, Director of Sales at Keeneland, and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Keeneland January Sale Wrap: Day 1

    Ian Tapp recaps Day 1 of the Keeneland January sale. Consignors Craig Bandoroff and Mark Taylor discuss the auction, while Keeneland's Geoffrey Russell comments on the final numbers.

  • Keeneland January Sale Wrap: Day 1

    Ian Tapp recaps Day 1 of the Keeneland January sale. Consignors Craig Bandoroff and Mark Taylor discuss the auction, while Keeneland's Geoffrey Russell comments on the final numbers, which resulted in a rise in average but no change in median. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Keeneland January Sale Preview

    Ian Tapp previews the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, including comments from Geoffrey G. Russell, Director of Sales at Keeneland, and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales.

  • Keeneland November Sale 2014: Day 4 Recap

    Ian Tapp recaps Day 4 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including comments from the connections of the top sellers. Also, feedback from Dr. George Mundy of Don Alberto, and Geoffrey Russell.

  • Keeneland November Sale: 2014 Preview

    Ian Tapp previews the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, including comments from Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell about the sale, and from Ernie Marinez DVM regarding his role at the sale.