Keyword: Niall Brennan

  • Moving Forward: Yearling Sales Prognosis

    As the 2009 yearling selling season approaches, the global financial situation continues to remain grim and nobody is really sure how much the demand for young horses will be impacted. To provide some insights, yearling auction participants discussed their plans and expectations with The Blood-Horse.

  • Florida Sellers Back in Force at Barretts

    While some Florida consignors bypassed this year's Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, most of the major players have returned in force for the company's May juvenile auction.

  • Pure Precision Filly Among Standouts

    A Pure Precision -- B. J. Telicus filly and a Dixie Union -- Duet gelding named General Staff were the fastest workers at a quarter mile April 18 during the fourth and final session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida. They each covered the distance in :20 3/5.

  • Keeneland April: More of the Same?

    Keeneland's April auction is the year's fifth and final major sale of 2-year-olds in training. The results for the previous auctions have been sobering, and most consignors are expecting to have a tough time again getting the prices they want for their horses April 6 and 7 in Lexington.

  • F-T Chatter: The Market at Calder

    The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training, held March 3 at Calder Race Course, suffered downturns of 25.5% in gross revenue, 31.5% in average price, and 34.8% in median price. The number of horses sold rose 8.8% while the buy-back rate dropped to 35.5% from 40.4% a year ago. Read what people at the auction had to say about the market:

  • Chace at OBS: It's Time to Buy

    Prices were down significantly at the first major auction of the selling season for 2-year-olds in training Feb. 17 in Central Florida. Read what one buyer and several consignors had to say about the market at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February auction.

  • OBS 2YO Sellers Hoping for Better Market

    After generating a grim series of results for breeding stock and weanlings, the Thoroughbred marketplace switches its focus to racing prospects beginning with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida. Auction firm officials and consignors are hoping buyers will be more enthusiastic about acquiring young horses nearly ready for competition even though the global economy continues to struggle.

  • Fasig-Tipton Forms Advisory Board

    Fasig-Tipton has formed an advisory board of directors to assist the company's management in its auction ventures and other related initiatives in the Thoroughbred industry. Fasig-Tipton chairman Walt Robertson is chairing the advisory board, and Fasig-Tipton chairman emeritus D. G. Van Clief Jr. is a board member.

  • 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.

  • Officer (shown) is the sire of a filly out of Not to Be Outdone who worked an eighth of a mile in :10 during the third session of the under tack show for the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Officer Filly Among Fastest at OBS

    Four horses each worked an eighth of a mile in :10, which was the fastest time for the distance Thursday during the third session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Stormin Fever (shown) is the sire of a filly who worked an eighth of a mile in :10 at the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

    Stormin Fever Filly Shines at OBS

    Stormin Fever filly and a Yes It's True colt were among the standouts Tuesday during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

  • Mike Mulligan of Leprechaun Racing, agent.

    Pinhookers See No Reason to Alter Course

    With the results of the five major select sales of 2-year-olds in training in the books, pinhookers are now turning their thoughts to the summer yearling sale season and evaluating how much they are willing to spend, and how many horses they are prepared to purchase.

  • Niall Brennan

    Mixed Reactions to Keeneland Format

    The new April 2-year-olds in training sale format at Keeneland drew mixed reactions Wednesday night as consignors discussed the single breeze show followed by two evening sessions (April 8-9) of selling.

  • Hip#7 colt; Langfuhr - Coral Sea by Rubiano, sold for $700,000 at the opening session of the Keeneland April Sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Langfuhr Colt Tops Keeneland Opener

    Keeneland director of sales Geoffrey Russell called Tuesday's opening session of the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training "a success." But the auction will have to seriously improve upon its first night gross of $7,127,000 in Wednesday's second session to equal or surpass last year's total of $16,637,000.

  • Jess Jackson purchased hip#7; colt, Langfuhr - Coral Sea by Rubiano, for $700,000 at the opening session of the Keeneland April Sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Jackson Buys $700,000 Langfuhr Colt

    Jess Jackson, still glowing from Horse of the Year Curlin's victory in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), struck early Monday night during the opening session of the Keeneland April Sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • An Exchange Rate filly was the fastest worker at an eighth of a mile, going :9 4/5, March 10 at the OBS under tack show.

    Exchange Rate Filly Sets Pace at OBS

    An Exchange Rate filly was the fastest worker at an eighth of a mile Monday with her clocking of :9 4/5 during the second session of the first round of under tack shows for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Hip #20, Hold That Tiger - French Factor, worked a quarter in :20 4/5.

    Times Fast at OBS Show

    Times were sizzling Sunday in Central Florida as the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. held its first under tack show for a juvenile auction over its new Safetrack synthetic surface.

  • Pieces Coming Together for Solid OBS March Sale

    After establishing a record gross, average and median last year, Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's general manager and director of sales Tom Ventura is confident of another stellar sale when the two-day select 2-year-olds in training sale kicks off March 27 at the Central Florida auction house.

  • Phone Trick Colt Moves to Top of OBS Sale

    New York-based trainer Steve Klesaris went to $550,000 to acquire a son of Phone Trick to highlight the Feb. 8 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Race Course.

  • Fusaichi Pegasus colt, sold for world-record price Tuesday.

    Second World Record in One Day at Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale

    For the second time Tuesday, a world-record price for a juvenile sold at public auction was set during the Fasig-Tipton selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Race Course. The new world record price of $4.5 million was paid by Japanese owner Fusao Sekiguchi for a colt from the first crop sired by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who was raced by Sekiguchi.