Keyword: Geoffrey Russell

  • Hammer Time: Breeders Have Done Their Job

    Breeders have done a good job cutting the numbers of horses that they breed and reducing the stud fees of stallions. Now, some other things have to happen for the Thoroughbred industry to get out of its slump.

  • Positives Seen as November Auction Concludes

    Though overall figures were down for the Keeneland November breeding stock sale that ended Nov. 20, the results were encouragingly good considering ongoing weakness in the horse industry and the economy at large.

  • Lady Alexander was the most expensive horse of the third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, selling for $410,000.

    Buy-Back Rate Holding Steady at Keeneland

    The buy-back rate was one of the best-performing statistics through three sessions of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction in Lexington. It stood at 21.1%, the same as in 2009, when selling ended for the day Nov. 1.

  • Keeneland September Sale

    Keeneland Sale Delivers Growth and Stability

    Buyers and sellers were encouraged by the 6.7% growth in the Keeneland September yearling sale's overall average price and an increase of 13.6% in the median. The positive results are a good omen for the November sale.

  • Keeneland September Sale

    Tapit Colt Tops Keeneland Sale Session

    A Tapit colt produced from the stakes-winning mare Victory Road was purchased by Ron Winchell for $450,000 to top the Sept. 20 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Keeneland to Offer New Sale Technology

    Keeneland is unveiling several new technological innovations for its upcoming September yearling sale, including an industry-first online catalog page that will allow customers to access more information than before.

  • Keeneland Adopts New Format for Fall Sale

    Keeneland announced March 5 a major format change in its marathon September yearling sale, which will begin with two selected sessions of 100 horses each selling during night sessions Sept. 12-13.

  • Keeneland January Catalog Down 26.3%

    Keeneland Association announced Nov. 24 it has cataloged 1,753 horses for its 2010 January Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held Monday-Friday, January 11-15.

  • 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.

  • Keeneland's Gross Sales Up Again

    Gross sales rose for a third consecutive day on Friday at Keeneland's November breeding stock sale, led by the sale of Dancing Shoes, in foal to Unbridled's Song, for $400,000.

  • Honest Pursuit, hip#471, brought $3.1-million at the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Overbrook Stock Boosts Keeneland's 2nd Day

    High quality stock from the Overbrook Farm dispersal and stronger participation by American buyers at the top of the market boosted the results for the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Rebound Unlikely During Keeneland Auction

    The Keeneland November breeding stock sale was hammered last year by the global financial crisis, suffering alarming downturns of 45.5% in gross, 39% in average price, and 42.9% in median price after a record-setting run in 2007. This year, consignors and sale company officials are hoping that, at the very least, the declines will slow down, but the odds are against a rebound during the auction's 13-day run, Nov. 10-22, in Lexington.

  • Keeneland November Catalog Down 17.6%

    Keeneland announced Oct. 5 that 4,702 horses have been cataloged for its November breeding stock sale, a decline of 17.6% from the record 5,709 cataloged for the Lexington sale in 2008.

  • Keeneland Sale Ends With Major Declines

    The marathon Keeneland September yearling sale drew to a close Sept. 28 with some of the biggest declines in key statistical categories in recent history as the gross receipts fell 41.5%, the average was down 33.2%, and the median was off 40.5% for the 14 sessions.

  • Depressed Keeneland Yearling Market Continues

    During the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 17, very little changed from the results seen during the first three days of the marathon sale.

  • Hip #570; filly, Medaglia d'Oro - Beaties for Real by Unreal Zeal brought $1.3 million on day 3 of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Keeneland Sept. Sale Market Still Merciless

    The Keeneland September yearling auction continued its merciless battering of commercial breeders and consigners, posting results that fell far short of last year's figures for the third consecutive day.

  • Keeneland

    Keeneland to Accept Online Bids for RNAs

    Keeneland is unveiling technological innovations and features for all its sales, including a new service to promote the sale of horses that did not reach their reserve in the auction ring, as well as the re-launch of its mobile site.

  • SITA Will Clarify Policy on Aged Mares

    The Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers (SITA) will clarify its policy on aged broodmares during its next meeting, according to a press release issued by the organization on July 10. Based on comments by Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland officials, there was confusion about the portion of the policy that addresses broodmares 18 years of age and older and whether the ban recommended by SITA concerns all broodmares of that age or only broodmares of that age that are not in foal.

  • SITA's New Mare Policy Causes Confusion

    Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland executives are raising questions about the the Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers' new guidlelines for older mares and barren mares, saying the policies they had agreed to support differed on one key point from what has appeared in recent published reports.

  • Maronde, Smith Join Keeneland Sales Staff

    Mark Maronde and Dr. Johnny Mac Smith have joined the Keeneland sales staff. Maronde will be a sales account executive, and Smith, a veterinarian, will be a member of the yearling inspection team.

  • Vallenzeri sells for $1.9 million during the first session of the Keeneland 2-year-old sale.

    Keeneland Average Up; Vallenzeri Sells

    Vallenzeri, who set a world Thoroughbred auction record last year as a $7.7-million buy-back, finally found a new home as the Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training opened in Lexington April 6.