Keyword: Nick de Meric

  • 2yo Whip Rules Will Be Similar

    Officials of Barretts, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) announced in early September that they were banding together to make major changes in the under tack shows for their sales of 2-year-olds in training. Beginning in 2009, they said they would strictly regulate the use of whips by riders during workouts and would prohibit the use of front toe grabs on horses.

  • Fasig-Tipton Midlantic auction May 19 sale topper, a colt by E Dubai.

    Business Declines at F-T Midlantic Sale

    The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic preferred sale of 2-year-olds in training suffered downturns in the number of horses sold, gross revenue, average price, and median price during Monday's opening session at Timonium in Maryland. The most expensive horse sold was a $230,000 E Dubai colt.

  • Recapturetheglory, shown during a recent workout at Churchill Downs

    De Merics Rooting for Recapturetheglory

    Nick and Jaqui de Meric will have a special rooting interest in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Recapturetheglory, who will be running for the roses May 3 at Churchill Downs after capturing the Illinois Derby (gr. II) by four lengths, is a graduate of the couple's Florida-based pinhooking program.

  • Is It True Filly Sizzles at OBS

    An Is It True filly turned in the fastest quarter-mile work Wednesday during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • 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.

  • Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Ends With Record Gross

    A half-sister to recent Matron Stakes (gr. I) winner Meadow Breeze provided an exciting ending to the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale Wednesday, topping the auction with her $220,000 price late during the third and final session in Maryland.

  • Lucky Lionel Colt, Capote Filly Share Honors for Fastest at OBS

    A colt by <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1403639&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Lucky Lionel</a> and a filly by Capotenamed Ticket to Seattle set the pace Thursday in Central Florida during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Spartan Queen Shines During OBS Under Tack Show

    Spartan Queen, a filly by <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=4471506&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Yonaguska</a> consigned by Sescan, agent for Paul D. King, was among the standout workers Wednesday during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales. Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • A.P. Jet Colt Among Standout Workers for OBS April Sale

    Blue Sunday, an <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1221947&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">A.P. Jet</a> colt, was among the standout performers Wednesday during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s April sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Positive Figures Plentiful at OBS Open Auction

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s open yearling sale concluded Thursday night posting sizable gains in gross, average, and median price and the buy-back rate fell 2% from a year ago. The sale that had 681 yearlings reported as sold is a boost to yearling market as it followed downward trends last week at the Fasig-Tipton New York sale of preferred New York-breds and the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's yearling sale at Del Mar.

  • Juvenile Consignors To Sponsor Futurity Races

    In an attempt to attract more buyers to juvenile auctions, the National Association of 2-Year-Old Consignors will sponsor a pair of restricted stakes at Delaware Park this year. The NATC Futurity will have two divisions, one for colts and geldings and one for fillies. Both will be run at six furlongs on Labor Day weekend, and both will have a purse of $100,000 guaranteed. The value of each race is expected to exceed $200,000.The divisions will be open to any 2-year-old consigned by an NATC member who also is a contributor to the organization's advertising fund.

  • Trainer John Ward, divided over Clenbuterol use at 2-year-old sales.

    Panel Debates Use Of Clenbuterol At Juvenile Sales

    Should consignors be allowed to medicate sale 2-year-olds with clenbuterol right before they breeze in under tack shows? The answers to that question were mixed during a panel discussion that was conducted during a meeting of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club Tuesday night in Lexington.

  • Juvenile Consignors' Group Details Progress

    A general meeting of the National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors in Ocala, Fla., Tuesday evening focused on a number of concerns, including medication, perception problems in the media, and buyer confidence. Much of the meeting focused on industry unity and introduction of a slogan that promotes horses coming out of the 2-year-old sales: bid, buy, and race with confidence.