Keyword: Michael Hernon

  • A striking son of Scat Daddy consigned by Gainesway topped the first day of Book 2 trade

    Late Buying Drives Keeneland's Second Session

    When Keeneland's radically reformatted September yearling sale moved into another phase with Book 2 Sept. 12, there was a predictable downturn in prices from Monday's blockbuster Book 1 but there was no drop-off in competition.

  • Tapit Colt Late Withdrawal from F-T Sale

    A Tapit colt from an active female family was a late withdrawal from the Oct. 24 first session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale and will be pointed toward a juvenile sale next spring.

  • Fasig-Tipton October

    Gainesway Colts Among Hips to Watch

    Colts by leading sire Tapit and his son Tapizar, third on this year’s first-crop sire list, are among the top horses to watch when the three-day Fasig-Tipton October sale launches Oct. 24.

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    Gainesway Buys Interest in Karakontie

    Gainesway Farm has purchcased a partial interest in 2014 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Karakontie from the Niarchos family, it was announced Oct. 22. A stud fee will be announced following the Breeders' Cup.

  • Hip 614 sells for $2.1 million

    Whisper Hill Farm Lands $2.1M Tapit Colt

    Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm went to $2.1 million to land a Tapit colt about midway through the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 16 in Lexington, the highest price paid so far at the sale.

  • Hip 511 by Bernardini sold for $1.5 million

    Zayat Stables Buys $1.5M Bernardini Filly

    After making history on the track this year with American Pharoah, Zayat Stables also made some headlines at the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 16, going to $1.5 million to land a Bernardini filly.

  • Leading Sire of 2014 - Tapit

    Watch Tapit at Gainesway Farm as Michael Hernon reviews the year's success. Hernon discusses Tapit's big races, his background, personality, some of his top winners.

  • Tapit

    Gainesway Announces 2015 Fees

    Gainesway has announced the 2015 fee schedule for its seven-horse stallion roster, headed by leading sire Tapit with more than $15 million in current progeny earnings, a North American record.

  • Tapit

    Tapit Shatters Single-Season Earnings Mark

    Gainesway sire Tapit set the single-season earnings record for a North American-based sire Oct. 31, when Untapable won the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Goldencents (left) won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

    BC Dirt Mile Makes Impact in Short Time

    The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) may not have the storied history of many of the World Championship races, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in quality with a roster of seven impressive performances.

  • Ring Weekend

    Gelded Ring Weekend Seeks Rare Preakness Win

    West Point Thoroughbreds founder and president Terry Finley had to reach deep into his wallet to acquire Preakness Stakes contender Ring Weekend, a son of Tapit, at the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Tapizar Sires First Foals

    Tapizar, winner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), sired his first two reported foals when both a colt and filly were born on Jan. 6.

  • Hip 191, by Bellamy Road out of Affirmed Dancer sold for $420,000.

    Pope Goes to $420,000 for Bellamy Road Colt

    Mandy Pope, who made a splash with major broodmare purchases late last year, went to $420,000 to land a Bellamy Road colt Monday, July 15 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

  • Beloveda, Hip 105, sold for $205,000 at the FTK Winter Mixed Sale.

    Half to Golden Mystery Brings $205K at F-T

    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.

  • Keeneland September Sale: Michael Hernon

    Gainesway Farm's Michael Hernon discusses the horses they sold from the select session and feedback from customers about the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

  • Michael Hernon

    Talkin' Horses to Focus on Breeding, Sales

    The next edition of the popular live podcast, Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse will feature Michael Hernon and Brian Graves from the Lexington-based Gainesway Farm.

  • Michael Hernon with Rhumb Line, dam of Zazu and Art Princess.

    Yoshida Acquires Half Sister to Zazu

    On behalf of Katsumi Yoshida, Naohiro Hosoda went to $400,000 for Art Princess, a half sister to grade I winner Zazu (by Tapit), during the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

  • Michael Hernon with Rhumb Line, dam of Zazu.

    Hernon and Zazu: Track and Sales Successes

    As director of sales at Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Michael Hernon works hard to make sure the nursery and its clients enjoy success with their horses. But this year, he had some notable achievements of his own to savor.

  • 5,555 horses are cataloged for the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

    Keeneland September: Let the Show Begin

    Some people call the Keeneland September yearling sale a marathon because of its length: 15 sessions this year. Others think it's more like Walmart because of the large number of horses cataloged, which has risen to a record of 5,555. To Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland's director of sales, it's more like a Broadway show.

  • Yearling Sale

    F-T Review: What Happened to the Market?

    The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select auction got the yearling selling season off to a sobering start in Central Kentucky. The buy-back rate rose while the number of horses sold, gross revenue, average price, and median price all declined.

  • For Gainesway, It's One for the Home Team

    Watching the Aug. 18 Alabama (gr. I) on the jumbo monitor on the first floor of the clubhouse at Saratoga, Michael Hernon pumped his fist in the air as Bentley L. Smith's homebred Lady Joanne crossed the wire first in the 1 1/4-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Anatomy of a Stallion Deal: Afleet Alex to Gainesway

    The circumstances surrounding where dual classic winner Afleet Alex would stand at stud began the week after Thanksgiving and moved quickly, culminating in Sunday's announcement that the colt would go to Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Ky.

  • Whywhywhy, relocating to Gainesway Farm.

    Gainesway Farm Acquires Whywhywhy

    Grade I winner Whywhywhy will follow his sire, Mr. Greeley, to Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky. to continue his stud career, beginning with the 2006 breeding season.

  • Horses scrutinized by prospective buyers at Keeneland.

    Keeneland Numbers Soar; Limelighter Brings $650,000

    The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale continued on its successful roll Thursday as the session average and median prices soared when compared with the same session one year ago. Not long after the fifth session begins Friday, the gross will eclipse the gross receipts for last year's entire 10-day sale.

  • Smoke Glacken's Fee Rises to $25,000

    Gainesway Farm stallion Smoke Glacken, whose son Smokume remained unbeaten after winning the Oct. 12 Cowdin Stakes at Belmont Park, will have his fee upped to $25,000 from $15,000.

  • Viewpoints at Keeneland

    Quotes from consignors, buyers, and sales company officials at the 2001 Keeneland July Selected Yearling sale