The commercial markets are generally trending upward, but the selectivity of the market will continue to cause heartburn for a lot of breeders. read blog
Follow international model Esther de Jong's journey as Pink Cashmere enters the auction ring at Keeneland in episode four of this original ABRFilms four-episode series. Learn more at www.AmericasBestRacing.net. watch video
A 2-year-old son of Gio Ponti went to Conquest Stables for $250,000 to top the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2015 Fall Mixed Sale Oct. 14.
Topped by a $170,000 colt by first-crop sire The Factor, the Keeneland September yearling sale's 11th session posted gains as the auction continued to stay in positive territory overall.
Keeneland's September yearling sale wrapped up its one-day Book 5 session Sept. 24 in Lexington with similar figures to last year's Book 5, and overall figures are still rolling ahead of last year's returns.
The strong demand earlier this week in the record-breaking Tattersalls Ireland Part I September Yearling Sale continued into the Part II session Sept. 24 with strong action seen in the sale ring throughout the day.
Braxton Lynch signed the ticket for the first Book 2 Tapit to enter the ring Sept. 18 at the Keeneland September yearling sale, as Session 4 of the sale got off to a solid start.
- By Steve Haskin
At first there were three, then one scratched and one failed to meet its reserve. That left one Frankel yearling in the Keeneland September sale. read blog
Barretts will conduct six sales at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in 2016, the first year that all Barretts sales will be held at the Del Mar location.
With the year's first major yearling sales in the book and the marathon September sale at Keeneland on the horizon, buyers will be working on where to take the next steps with their purchases. Download Now
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale closed out its three-day run Aug.27 with another steady day of trading in the second of two open sessions.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Sales, Southwest Region
The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced the establishment of a 2-year-olds in training sale to be held in April at Lone Star Park. The auction will be similar to the one held by Fasig-Tipton Texas in previous years.
There are 811 horses cataloged for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale, which begins Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Marette Farrell of Exhale Enterprises talks about the market for NY-bred yearlings at Saratoga.
In advance of the Fasig-Tipton sale of NY-bred yearlings, Select Sales' Carrie Brogden talks about bringing a smaller consignment of high-quality horses.
The 59th annual Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's summer yearling and mixed sale is slated for Aug. 18.
Keith and Sonja Meadows infiltrate livestock auctions and slaughterhouses, recording animal abuse and posting the videos on the Internet along with investigative reports. Their work has made them key figures in the emotional debate over horse slaughter.
- By Tracy Gantz
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Breeders' Cup, Thoroughbred Sales, West Region
Mr Notorious, a French 2-year-old winner eligible for the Breeders' Cup, topped the Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar, selling for $200,000. The July 25 sale was held in the Del Mar paddock immediately after the day's races.
The catalog for the fourth annual Paddock Sale at Del Mar, scheduled to be held July 25, is now online.
Host Lenny Shulman examines challenges with drug testing labs, reacts to California Chrome's return home, and catches up with Hansen by talking with Dr. Kendall Hansen. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions watch video
Reiley McDonald scales down Eaton Sales to focus on hands-on horsemanship.
Lenny Shulman talks with Pete Bradley of Bradley Thoroughbreds, stud fees of American Pharoah and California Chrome, and shares thoughts on Saratoga. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale stallions watch video
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. saved the best for last during its June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, which concluded a record-breaking four-day run June 19 in Ocala, Fla.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age begins a four-day run June 16.
Worries about moving the Barretts sales from Fairplex Park to Del Mar turned out to unfounded, as the 2-year-old sale May 28 increased 38.5% in gross and 5.4% in average over 2014's edition in Pomona, Calif.
The April 25 breeze show for the Equine Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale has been postponed one day due to inclement weather in Opelousas, Louisiana.
A recently-completed University of Kentucky economic study determined that outside visitors to Keeneland race meets and sales delivered a $590 million annual impact on the Lexington economy.
A filly by Any Given Saturday turned heads with a quarter mile breeze in a bullet :20 4/5 April 15, to top the third under tack preview for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Ron Winchell of Winchell Thoroughbreds talks about buying Tapit as a yearling, his evolving bloodstock strategy, and a potential matchup between Untapable and Beholder. Listen Now
Chad Schumer discusses the offering of a 20% interest in the stallion Curlin, which has a minimum bid price of $2.5 million. Listen Now
Fasig-Tipton's retreat from Texas is more bad news. read blog
This Blood-Horse MarketWatch podcast asks Pete Bradley, of Bradley Thoroughbreds, three questions. Listen Now
Jockey Federico Mata emerged relatively unscathed from a spill he took during the first under tack preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training at the Ocala Training Center on March 11.
Barretts will hold its final sale in Pomona, Calif., Feb. 23 before relocating to Del Mar with its selected 2-year-olds in training sale.
Ian Tapp recaps the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale, including comments from Frank Taylor, Justin Casse, and Mike Recio. watch video
Several sire list improvements arrive with 2015. read blog
Becky Thomas and Justin Casse have announced they will partner to break, train, and sell 2-year-olds for the 2015 season and beyond.
C.R. "Chip" McGaughey has been hired as a sales associate at Keeneland and will begin his new duties Feb. 1, Keeneland officials announced Jan. 9.
Fasig-Tipton has promoted four staff members, the sale company recently announced. Max Hodge, Evan Ferraro, Reed Ringler and Anna Seitz will all begin their new roles effective immediately.
Ian Tapp takes us through the Fasig-Tipton November Breeding Stock Sale numbers. Listen to comments from Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales, Jane Lyon, Brereton Jones, and Ken Ramsey. watch video
Pete Bradley talks about Dayatthespa's racing career and sale on Nov. 3, 2014 at Fasig-Tipton.
Another indication of shifting sire power comes at Tattersalls. read blog
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment follows horses as they are shown to prospective buyers and sold at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrition watch video
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment follows horses as they are shown to prospective buyers and sold at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrition.
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. Behavior counts, whether you are looking to increase a young horse's tractability or to subtly improve his or her performance in front of prospective buyers. This video covers options such as round pen work to improve the human-horse interaction and also offers a few cues that can make for a smoother presentation of the yearling to prospective buyers at the farm or on the sale grounds. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrition View more videos from the Inside Yearling Prep series.
European spending on U.S. yearlings is at its lowest since 1981. read blog
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. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrition. View more videos from the Inside Yearling Prep series.
Keeneland September yearlings by third-crop sires have posted the best ROI from 2002-11. read blog
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment explores how a careful program of monitoring and trimming shortly after a foal’s birth can contribute to better conformation. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrition. View more videos from the Inside Yearling Prep series.
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment covers various components of a sales-prep feeding program, including supplements and how they promote development. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrition View more videos from the Inside Yearling Prep series.
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