Keyword: John Ferguson

  • Hip No. 39, a Speightstown colt consigned by Dromoland Farm, sold for $700,000 during the first session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Speightstown Yearling Colt Brings $700,000

    Agent John Ferguson, accompanied by client Sheikh Mohammed, went to $700,000 to purchase Hip No. 39, a Speightstown colt consigned by Dromoland Farm, at the first session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 14.

  • Pivotal Filly Brings $427,000 in France

    A Pivotal filly topped the second session of Arqana's Deauville August yearling sale, bringing 300,000 euros ($427,722) Aug. 15 in France. Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson, purchased the filly from Capucines.

  • Ferguson Buys Arqana Sale Session Topper

    Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferugson, who was the biggest spender at the recent Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction, was busy again Aug. 14 during the opening session of the Arqana's Deauville August yearling sale in France. He bought the session-topping Storm Cat colt for 900,000 Euros ($1,282,860 in U.S. funds) from Etreham.

  • Hip no. 88, a Medaglia d'Oro filly, brought the day's top price of $1.5 million.

    Mo Momentum: Sheikh Boosts Saratoga Sale

    Boosted by the Sheikh Mohammed stimulus package, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale got off to a sizzling start Aug. 10 in New York at a time when the struggling economy is causing prices to fall at other Thoroughbred auctions. The gross revenue for the 76 horses that sold was $25,470,000, which was a whopping 40.3% increase from the opening session a year ago. The average price grew 10.7% to $335,132, and the median price increased 6.4% to $250,000.

  • 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.

  • Hip#250, filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Ting a Folie by Careafolie was the top seller at Fasig-Tipton's July select yearling sale, bringing $425,000.

    F-T July Drops, But 'Medaglia' Fillies Shine

    Fasig-Tipton's July select yearling sale ended with a bang instead of a whimper in Lexington, getting a boost from the progeny of the hot stallion Medaglia d'Oro. Even though the key business figures were down from the previous year, the final day produced the auction's highest price and results that were stronger than the opening day's statistics.

  • Hip No. 250, a Medaglia d'Oro bay filly that sold for $425,000 this morning at the F-T Sale.

    Medaglia d'Oro Filly Fetches $425,000 at FTK

    An offspring of Medaglia d'Oro commanded the highest price thus far at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale July 21 when Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock agent John Ferguson went to $425,000 for a bay filly.

  • Hip 228, a Birdstone colt that sold for $400,000, was today's sale topper.

    No Surprises: F-T July Sale Opens With Losses

    The declines were in line with expectations during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton July select yearling sale. Buyers and consignors had predicted the market would be down significantly, and there were no surprises July 20 in Lexington.

  • Hip 228, a Birdstone colt that sold for $400,000 at the Fasig-Tipton KY Sale.

    Birdstone Colt Sold for $400,000 at FTK Sale

    Sheikh Mohammed's agent, John Ferguson, went to $400,000 to acquire a son of Birdstone as the top-priced offering at the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale in Lexington July 20.

  • Sheikh Mohammed Buys Jealous Again

    Royal Ascot winner Jealous Again has been bought by Sheikh Mohammed. Formerly trained by American handler Wesley Ward, the filly turned in a hugely impressive display in the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II) last month, bursting out of the stalls and showing far too much speed for the opposition to finish five lengths clear.

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    Darley Purchases Hot Sire Medaglia d'Oro

    Medaglia d'Oro, the leading second-crop sire and one of the hottest sires in North America right now, has been purchased by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation and has been relocated to Darley's farm near Lexington, it was announced June 5.

  • Hip 38, an A.P. Indy colt, brings $675,000 during day one of the OBS Sale.

    A.P. Indy Colt Brings $675,000 at OBS

    A strapping A.P. Indy colt became one of the most expensive horses ever sold at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training when he brought $675,000 April 20. Jimmy Bell, the president of Sheikh Mohammed's Darley America operation, signed the sale ticket in the name of John Ferguson Bloodstock as the auction began its four-day run in Central Florida with increases in the number of horses sold, gross revenue, and average price.

  • Hip 94; Cup o' Joe; colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Bayou Plans by Bayou Hebert was the top-seller at $1.6 million.

    Buybacks Down at F-T Sale; Average Drops

    Tackling the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, Fasig-Tipton's Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training suffered some bumps and bruises, but also scored a couple of minor victories. The number of horses sold rose from a year ago while the buy-back rate declined. Meanwhile, the gross revenue fell 25.5% and the average price dropped 31.5%. The median price was down 34.8%.

  • Hip 94; Cup o' Joe; colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Bayou Plans by Bayou Hebert sold for $1.6 million.

    Cup o' Joe Sells for $1.6 Million

    Cup o' Joe, a handsome Medaglia d'Oro colt, became the highest priced horse sold so far at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training when he brought $1.6 million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager John Ferguson.

  • Hip #75; colt; Unbridled's Song - Amazing Buy by High Yield brought $1.1 million at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Unbridled's Song Colt Brings $1.1M

    A strapping Unbridled's Song colt named Cornerstone broke through the seven-figure price barrier a little more than two hours into the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training March 3 at Calder Race Course. Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager John Ferguson paid $1.1 million for the gray or roan juvenile.

  • Lady Marian Leads Way at Tattersalls

    Sheikh Mohammed topped trade at the Tattersalls December breeding stock sale for a third consecutive day, paying 1.8 million guineas for Lady Marian (by Nayef), winner of this year's Prix de l'Opera (Fr-I), Dec. 3 in England.

  • Ferguson Again Prominent at Tattersalls

    Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson, bought the most expensive horse at the Tattersalls December breeding stock sale for the second day in a row. He spent 1.7 million guineas for French listed winner Princesse Dansante (by King's Best) Dec. 2 in England.

  • Saoirse Abu Tops Tattersalls Opener

    Trainer Jim Bolger's dual group I-winning Saoirse Abu was the star of the opening session of the Tattersalls December breeding stock auction in England, selling for 1.95 million guineas (about $3.1 million) to Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson. The 3-year-old daughter of Mr. Greeley scored in the Independent Waterford Wedgwood Phoenix (Ire-I) and Moyglare Stud (Ire-I) Stakes in 2007.

  • Hystericalady, brought top price of $3 million.

    Keeneland November Sale Slumps at Start

    The opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale generated some fireworks, but the results were a lot less spectacular than in 2007 when the gross revenue ($109,064,000) and the number of horses sold for $1 million or more apiece (28) established world Thoroughbred auction records for a single sale session. Also last year, Playful Act set a $10.5-million world mark for a broodmare or broodmare prospect, which since has been eclipsed by Better Than Honour's $14-million price.

  • Eight Belles' dam Away sells for $2.5 million at Keeneland Nov. 3.

    Dam of Eight Belles Brings $2.5 Million

    Away, the dam of the ill-fated Eight Belles, was purchased for $2.5 million during the opening session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Shadow Cast Sells for $2.3 Million

    Representing Sheikh Mohammed, John Ferguson went to $2.3 million to acquire grade I winner Shadow Cast during the afternoon portion of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Shadow Cast brought $2.3 million during the Monday, Nov. 3 afternoon session at Keeneland.

    Shadow Cast Sells for $2.3 Million

    Representing Sheikh Mohammed, John Ferguson went to $2.3 million to acquire grade I winner Shadow Cast during the afternoon portion of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Hystericalady in the Keeneland sales ring Nov. 3.

    Hystericalady Brings $3 Million

    Selling as a racing or broodmare prospect, grade I winner Hystericalady was purchased by Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock advisor, John Ferguson, for $3 million during the early portion of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Frankie Dettori's trademark flying dismount after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic aboard Raven's Pass

    Classic Recap: Pass the Torch

    America once ruled the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). But "quoth the raven, 'Nevermore.' " With a synthetic surface introduced for the first time this year, leveling the playing field for the Europeans, Raven's Pass, like Edgar Allen Poe's mysterious bird, came tapping at our chamber door...then busted it down.

  • Marju Colt Stands Out at Tattersalls

    A Marju - What a Picture colt topped the second session of Book 2 of Tattersalls October yearling sale in Newmarket, England, Oct. 14, bringing 170,000 guineas from Sheikh Hamdan's racing manager, Angus Gold. Agent Larry Stratton was the immediate underbidder on the colt, which was consigned by Willie Browne's Meadowlands Stud.

  • Sheikhs Continue Tattersalls Domination

    Sheikh Mohammed's adviser, John Ferguson, and Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Estates Co. dominated the top end trade in Newmarket, England, Oct. 13 during the opening session of Book 2 of Tattersalls' October yearling sale.

  • Lot 459; colt; Montjeu - Danaskaya by Danehill, sold for 650,000 guineas to top day three of Tattersalls' October yearling sale.

    Mama Mia! ABBA Star Helps Tatts Sale

    A resilient book 1 of Tattersalls' October yearling sale finished with an average price of 121,515 guineas, just 5% down from last year, while the 85,000-guinea median rose 6%. The 49,821,000-guinea aggregate for the 410 horses sold (from 532 offered) Oct. 7-9 in England was down 23%, but the catalog was smaller than the 2007 edition.

  • Lot 294; colt; Montjeu - Vanishing Prairie by Alysheba, brought a final bid of 650,000 guineas to top day two of  Tattersalls' October yearling sale.

    Montjeu Colt Top Lot at Tattersalls

    John Magnier's Coolmore Stud buying team topped day two of Tattersalls' October yearling sale in England when spending 650,000 guineas on a Montjeu half-brother to dual French group I winner Vespone (by Llandaff). Blandford Bloodstock's Tom Goff was the immediate underbidder on the colt, which was consigned through Caroline Green's Templeton Stud to the Book 1 portion of the auction.

  • Sheikh Mohammed Dominates at Tattersalls

    The Book 1 portion of Tattersalls' October yearling sale in England saw trade broadly on a par with last year during its first session. With this year's sale reduced from four days to three, Tattersalls did not issue comparative figures, but the 114,227-guinea average price Oct. 7 was down just 1% from the comparable figure on last year's opening day with a larger catalogue. The 80,000-guinea median price fell 7.5% and the 15,078,000-guinea turnover rose 3.5%.

  • Dubai Spends More in Select Sessions

    Dubai pumped more money into the select sessions of the Keeneland September yearling sale than it did a year ago even though Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson spent less. And buying entities associated with Dubai also bought more horses.

  • A.P. Indy is the hot stallion during the early sessions of the 2008 Keeneland Yearling Sale.

    Ferguson: A.P. Indy 'The Top Man'

    John Ferguson, the bloodstock manager Sheikh Mohammed, took a break from his busy schedule to talk to the media Sept. 9 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. He answered questions and responded to observations about Sheikh Mohammed's buying strategy during the auction and indicated that some people might be overanalyzing what he is doing.

  • Hip 12, a daughter of Playful Act (IRE) who sold for $850,000, was one of the highlights of the first morning of the sale.

    Keeneland September Sale Slumps at Start

    Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson, had some advice for shoppers during the Keeneland September yearling sale's opening day, which suffered downturns of 16.8% in gross revenue and 7.7% in average price from 2007. "If somebody is thinking of buying a racehorse," he said, "this is a good time to do it because I think there will be value to be had throughout the course of the year. The market is probably a little sticky."

  • Hip 147, a daughter of A. P. Indy, brings $3.1 million during the opening session of the Keeneland September sale.

    A.P. Indy Filly Brings $3.1 Million

    Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock advisor John Ferguson goes to $3.1 million to secure daughter of A.P. Indy during opening session of Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 8.

  • Positive Trend Continues at Deauville

    While business was conducted on a lower scale during the third day of the Arqana yearling sale at Deauville in France Aug. 17, the final results maintained the upward momentum seen on the first two days.

  • F-T's Future: Bigger and Better

    Fasig-Tipton will pay the nomination and entry fees for the horses sold at its recent Saratoga select yearling auction that are pointed to any of the six graded stakes for juveniles at Saratoga in 2009. It's just one of what could be many initiatives as the company attempts to reinvent itself.

  • The bay colt by Deep Impact, out of 1995 champion Japanese juvenile filly Biwa Heidi, could top the JRHA sale.

    JRHA Select Sale Set to Begin

    A classic good news/bad news scenario loomed a day before Japan's key bloodstock market was to open, leaving both buyers and sellers alike wondering how the Japan Racing Horse Association's three-day select sale would unfold.

  • Redoute's Choice, sire of Tuesday's sales topper at the Inglis Easter national yearling sale in Australia.

    'Redoute's' Colt Is An Easter Star

    Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager John Ferguson and Bob Ingham locked horns Tuesday during the third session of the Inglis Easter national yearling sale in Australia, and the battle produced a stunner. Ferguson was the winner, landing a Redoute's Choice colt for Aust$2.5 million (approximately $2.1 million in U.S. funds).

  • Darley Gets 'Prize' at OBS March Sale

    A handsome chestnut Pure Prize colt will be joining Sheikh Mohammed's international racing operation after being purchased by Darley USA president Jimmy Bell for $550,000 Tuesday afternoon, about two hours into the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

  • Hip #55 (colt; Street Cry - Sage Cat by Tabasco Cat) brings $2.1 Million.

    Street Cry Colt Brings $2.1 Million

    A strapping son of Street Cry was the early standout Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton Calder select sale of 2-year-olds in training, bringing $2.1 million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager John Ferguson at Calder Race Course.