Keeneland's Tom Thornbury discusses September yearlings bred in other countries.
With Keeneland's September yearling sale set to begin Sept. 8, here's a selection of outstanding pedigrees worth noting at the auction's opening session.
Here is a closer look at yearlings in the first book of the Keeneland September sale that are out of grade I-winning mares who already have produced at least one stakes winner.
Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland Director of Sales, and Mark Taylor, Taylor Made Vice President of Public Sales, comment on the sale format, market climate, and sale conditions. Learn about international interests, price ranges, and hot sires. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales
Keeneland has made some improvements for its September yearling sale, including amenities for clients and special marketing in Lexington.
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment considers the roles that equine swimming, automatic walkers, pasture turnout, and handwalking all can play in building fitness.
The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association has polled its members for their showing schedule for horses cataloged in Book One of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment examines how carefully monitoring and trimming hooves shortly after a foal's birth can be beneficial. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrition. watch video
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment covers components of a sales-prep feeding program, including supplements and how they promote development. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrion. watch video
Growing tensions between the U.S. and Russia that have seen Russia call for an embargo of U.S. agricultural products has sale officials at Keeneland concerned.
Keeneland officials announced July 31 that 4,181 yearlings have been cataloged for the 70th annual Keeneland September yearling sale to be held Sept. 8-21.
A Malibu Moon three-quarter brother to grade I winner and leading sire Tapit was the breakout horse at Keeneland's April sale of selected 2-year-olds in training April 7, selling for $1 million.
Keeneland's Geoffrey Russell and Walt Robertson analyze 2014 April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A Malibu Moon three-quarter brother to leading sire Tapit sold for $1 million April 7 at the Keeneland April select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Following a weekend of grade I races for 3-year-olds in New York and California, the juvenile set takes center stage April 7 for Keeneland's April select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Prospective buyers on the hunt for can't-miss talent were busy inspecting blue chip equine prospects on the eve of Keeneland's April select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Keeneland has set Thursday, April 3 for an under tack preview day for its April 2-year-olds in training sale.
Buyers at 2-year-olds in training sales have at least one distinct advantage over yearling buyers: they get to see the horses perform. read blog
This year's Keeneland November sale realized significant gains in all categories, following the trend of growth seen in almost every major North American auction in 2013. read blog
Keeneland's November sale continued throwing off big prices Tuesday as the 11-day auction rocketed into its second week with more large gains across the board.
Worldly, recent third in the Breeders' Cup Marathon, and broodmare Bella Felicita each brought $200,000 at the seventh session of the Keeneland November sale that continued the bullish market.
Keeneland's November breeding stock sale saw two $185,000 session-toppers during sixth session Nov. 10, which continued a trend of double-digit gains.
Led by a $260,000 Cherokee Run mare, the Keeneland November sale racked up more gains at Saturday's fifth session Nov. 9, and surpassed 2012's total gross with six days left in the auction.
Secret Circle's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) win helped his dam sell for $675,000 at Keeneland Nov. 8.
Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the 2013 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, including comments from Tom Thornberry, Keeneland's Associate Director of Sales. watch video
Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the 2013 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, including comments from Tom Thornberry, Keeneland's Associate Director of Sales.
Keeneland November's third session, topped by $410,000 paid for a mare by Dixie Union, benefits from aggressive domestic bidding.
Tom Thornbury, Keeneland Assistant Director of Sales, comments on the November sale. Watch Video
Tom Thornbury, Keeneland Assistant Director of Sales, comments on the November sale.
Groupie Doll's emotional $3.1 million sale Nov. 6 sparks more increases during second session of Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Esther Marr recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale including comments from Walt Robertson, Keeneland VP of Sales, and Mandy Pope, who purchased Groupie Doll. Watch Video
Esther Marr recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale including comments from Walt Robertson, Keeneland VP of Sales, and Mandy Pope, who purchased Groupie Doll.
Mandy Pope added another top mare to her broodmare band Nov. 6 when she landed champion female sprinter Groupie Doll for $3.1 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Trainer Buff Bradley with stable star Groupie Doll before she went to sales ring. Watch Video
Trainer Buff Bradley with stable star Groupie Doll before she went to sales ring.
Stonestreet Farm tweeted that they were "over the moon," after landing grade I winner Ask the Moon for $1.8 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6 in Lexington.
When Upperline sold to Town and Country for $1.75 million just after noon in the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, she was the eighth horse to sell for more than seven figures.
With buyers showing strong interest in young mares, grade I winner Star Billing was purchased for $2.6 million by Greg Goodman in the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6.
Prices continued to be strong early at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6 in Lexington, led in the first hour by the $850,000 paid by Don Alberto Corp. to land Reach The Stars.
$4 million Awesome Maria, dispersals lift Keeneland November opener's numbers.
Esther Marr recaps Day 1 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, including comments from Walt Robertson, Keeneland Vice President of Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales. Watch Video
Brothers Alain and Gerard Wertheimer of France went to $2 million for Hip 171, grade I winner Lady of Shamrock, at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 5.
Horses from the complete dispersal of E. Paul Robsham continued to fill the top price slots at Keeneland November breeding stock sale where grade II winner Broadway's Alibi sold to Jon Clay's Alpha Delta for $2,150,000.
About halfway through the first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, grade I winner Awesome Maria sold for $4 million to owners associated with John Magnier's Coolmore operation.
A weanling colt by hot sire War Front out of a half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta sold to John Magnier's Coolmore for $800,000 Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington.
A Galileo filly is the highest-priced weanling early in the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Lexington after she was purchased by Dell Ridge for $475,000.
Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stable went to $1.6 million to land grade I winner R Heat Lightning early at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 5 in Lexington.
- By Ron Mitchell
Consignor Don Robinson discusses the sale program of Zenyatta's breeder Eric Kronfeld. watch video
Consignor Don Robinson discusses the sale program of Zenyatta's breeder Eric Kronfeld.
- By Ron Mitchell
Trackside Farm's Tom Evans talks about the champion mare Groupie Doll. "People have been waiting in line...It's an honor to represent her at the sale." watch video
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