Keyword: Nick de Meric

  • Mike Ryan

    Agent Ryan Not Surprised by Cloud Computing's Win

    The sale grounds at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic were abuzz the morning of May 21 about the previous day's racing at Pimlico Race Course highlighted by the Preakness Stakes (G1) victory of Seth Klarman and William Lawrence's Cloud Computing.

  • OBS Offers Sale With Broad Appeal

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s April sale of 2-year-olds in training has come a long way over the last five years and in some quarters is the best juvenile sale in country.

  • Gill Laiz

    Rider Gil Laiz Breezing Along at OBS

    Gil Laiz is most comfortable in the saddle. It's a good thing. The 60-year-old exercise rider breezed 76 2-year-olds during the recent under tack preview ahead of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale April 21-24.

  • War Story

    Derby Contender War Story Works at Churchill

    War Story, who placed in all three of Fair Grounds' top races for 3-year-olds, worked at Churchill Downs April 8 in preparation for a planned start in the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Hip No. 539, a Rockport Harbor filly, brought $210,000 at the second session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.

    Rockport Harbor Filly Tops OBS June Session

    A Rockport Harbor filly commanded the top price of the second session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale June 18, bringing $210,000 from Patrice Miller, EQB Inc.

  • Street Boss Colt Among Top OBS Day 2 Workers

    Three juveniles each sped an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5 to share honors for the fastest time at the distance during the second under tack preview for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds April 16.

  • The Name's Jimmy at at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky.

    Old Friends Retiree The Name's Jimmy Dies

    The Name's Jimmy, who set a stakes record in the 1992 American Derby (gr. IIT), was euthanized March 7 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky. due to increasingly severe mobility issues.

  • Hip No. 139, a bay colt by first-crop sire Midshipman, worked an eighth of a mile in :9 4/5.

    Midshipman Colt Posts Fastest Ocala Drill

    Heavy fog and chilly temperatures greeted prospective buyers attending the first of two under tack previews for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected sale of 2-year-olds in training at Ocala Training Center March 7.

  • Hip 278, by Harlan's Holiday, sold for $250,000.

    Harlan's Holiday Colt Brings $250,000 at F-T

    A Harlan's Holiday colt from the family of two-time Japanese champion Hishi Akebono brought $250,000 to lead the first session of the Fasig-Tipton October sale.

  • OBS Spring Sale Has Something for Everyone

    With a total of 1,195 head cataloged, this week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in training, which kicks off Monday, April 22, should go a long way in meeting customer demand for quality juveniles.

  • Hip 10, a filly by Medaglia d'Oro -- Maizelle, by Seeking the Gold.

    Hot Prospects Adorn Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale

    Prospective buyers in search of future stakes stars have diligently traversed the barn area of Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, Fla., in recent days ahead of Fasig-Tipton's Florida sale on Monday, March 25.

  • Hip 64 by Giant's Causeway was the session topper at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale.

    F-T Kentucky October Sale Soars at Start

    The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale is the last major yearling auction of the year. But 2012's generally upbeat market didn't show any sign of fatigue during the sale's opening session in Lexington Oct. 22.

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    Odysseus, 2010 TC Contender, Dies

    Graded stakes winner Odysseus, a hot contender on this year's Triple Crown trail, was euthanized Aug. 9 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington because of complications from laminitis.

  • Odysseus

    Bone Chip Sidelines Odysseus

    Derby contender finished last under Rajiv Maragh as the 5-1 co-third choice in the April 10 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I); has a bone chip in his left knee according to owner Satish Sanan.

  • Hip #473; colt; Harlan's Holiday - Keep It Going by Yankee Victor brought $300,000 during the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale.

    Harlan's Holiday Colt Sells for $300,000

    A Harlan's Holiday colt became the top-priced horse sold at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale so far when he commanded $300,000 during the auction's second session Oct. 6 in Maryland. Francis Vanlangendonck of the Summerfield sales agency signed the sale ticket on behalf of Florida pinhooker Nick de Meric. Samantha Siegel of Jay Em Ess Stable and Alan Quartucci of North Shore Bloodstock also were in the hunt for the striking bay yearling, which went through the sale ring early in the afternoon.

  • Reviews Positive for Sale Pavilion Upgrades

    Prices dropped during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale Oct. 5 in Maryland, following a trend that has been seen at nearly every Thoroughbred auction this year. But there were still a lot of smiling faces as buyers and consignors praised the newly renovated sale pavilion at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

  • Looking Back: Reflections on OBS Market

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training suffered downturns of 30% or more in its gross revenue, average price, and median price after posting all-time highs for those figures in 2008. Here's what people had to say about the market at the auction, which was held March 17 and 18 in Central Florida.

  • Mike Mulligan

    Consignors Pitch In to Help Mulligans

    As Leprechaun Racing's Mike Mulligan recuperated from a fractured skull in a South Florida hospital, his friends and associates in the Thoroughbred business reached out to offer support. Participants in the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training wore green rubber bracelets decorated with shamrocks and pitched in to help Mulligan's wife, Britt, at the Leprechaun consignment. They also held a prayer service prior to the March 17 opening session of the auction.

  • Robert LaPenta offers many of his yearlings at auction.

    Pinhookers Will Be More Cautious

    With prices tumbling at the early select sales of 2-year-olds in training, pinhookers, who provide most of the stock for the auctions, already are thinking about how they are going to approach their next buying-and-selling cycle. It's not good news for yearling consignors because, in general, pinhookers plan to be much less aggressive when buying young horses later this year.