The strongest asset for the yearling market is racing performance read blog
Seattle Slew and I'll Have Another didn't generate much buyer enthusiasm as young horses when sold at public auction. But Seattle Slew became Thoroughbred racing's 10th Triple Crown winner & I'll Have Another could become 12 read blog
Joe and Fred Seitz, at Brookdale Farm, where Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another was born and raised. watch video
This year's Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) entrants brought a variety of prices when offered at public auction, but none commanded more than $390,000. read blog
Select sale companies need to make sure they have enough juveniles on offer to attract a crowd
Money from a hocked yellow Chevy Camaro started Lynne Boutte in the auction business read blog
When it comes to raising racehorses, their father literally wrote the book. Now the Taylors share their philosophy on prepping horses for sale. Download Feature
The first foals by Big Brown are now ready to run. Enjoy this video produced by Three Chimneys Farm, of them in action. watch video
Everyone has a niche, but Bradley sells horses, seasons; plans matings; pinhooks...and puts together partnerships read blog
Do these monikers suit these six- and seven-figure horses or do they add unnecessary burdens to animals that already are weighed down by high expectations? read blog
More Optimism Than Pessimism As Select 2YO Selling Season Approaches read blog
Shari Eisaman talks about what she sees in young horses that indicates they will do well at the racetrack read blog
With all the cutbacks there is a void in the marketplace, and breeders and yearling sellers are starting to fill it read blog
A.P. Indy and one of his sons, Bernardini, were among the top commercial sires last year as A.P. Indy's stud career was coming to an end read blog
Keeneland director of sales Geoffrey Russell discusses the recovery of the Thoroughbred marketplace and his outlook for the future. read blog
At Central Kentucky's Airdrie Stud, which developed Harlan's Holiday and was the home of Indian Charlie, racing brilliance and physical attractiveness are important. read blog
The Arqana breeding stock sale in Deauville, France concluded Dec. 6 with final figures in line with the same sale a year ago, as the gross and median declined and the average price rose slightly.
Millionaire grade I winner Unrivaled Belle (by Unbridled's Song) was purchased by Betty Moran's Brushwood Stable for $2.8 million from the Eaton Sales consignment Nov. 8 at Keeneland.
There have been some positive developments at this year's yearling sales, but the upswing is far from robust. read blog
Esther Marr talks with Case Clay, president of Three Chimneys Farm, about Big Brown's yearlings. Case also discusses his predictions for the Keeneland September sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
Esther Marr talks with Duncan Taylor, president of Taylor Made, about the current sales market. They also discuss the new Keeneland September sales format and Duncan mentions the Taylor Made catalog with several stand outs. watch video
Nancy Dillman of Stonegate Farm discusses her good fortune to breed grade I winner Havre de Grace and that runner's half brother, which brought $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale read blog
David Ingordo explains what he looks for in a horse's conformation as a yearling. Plus the DVD includes a special feature on how he discovered Zenyatta. watch video
In today's sales arena, commercial breeders find they need to be more nimble, find alternatives
What did David Ingordo see in Zenyatta as a yearling sale prospect? Learn this and more as industry experts explain what they look for in yearling conformation. watch video
Sheikh Mohammed's wealth and the anticipation of VLT-fueled purses are powerful market forces, but what will happen at other yearling sales that don't benefit from those two boosts? read blog
For EQB's Jeffrey Seder, high-tech is the way to go. The president and CEO of the Pennsylvania consulting firm advocates using science to find the best sale prospects. read blog
Esther Marr talks with Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt about their dispersal. Watch Video
Bucking a trend in which most public auctions have cut back on the number of horses offered, Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 216 New York-bred yearlings for its Preferred Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
One of the most fun things about summer racing is watching the 2-year-olds emerge, especially at Saratoga, where many well-bred youngsters start for the first time. Read Blog
Anyone who's watched scruffy, awkward weanlings playing in a pasture may wonder how they ever turn out to be the pristine, polished yearlings seen heading to sales rings across the country.
When Mike Lauffer and partner Bill Cubbedge bought back a Forestry colt at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale, they thought long and hard before naming the newest member of their racing stable. Read Blog
What was good and what was bad about the 2011 select selling season for 2-year-olds in training. Read Blog
2-year-olds most profitable market in 2010
This BloodHorse.com free report is a convenient reference guide to the public sales results for progeny of North America's leading commercial Thoroughbred stallions. Get Report
Even though it's still early in the new millennium, the Thoroughbred auction business already has had to struggle through two downturns.
You look at Steve Bajer and John O'Hara moving around the sales at Keeneland each September and November, and they seem like two guys who took a wrong turn on the way to a fishing trip. Download Now
Alan Greenspan says a sustained stock market rally would be the best thing for the American economy and it also would help the Thoroughbred auction business as well. Read Blog
In the best of all possible worlds, every yearling offered at Keeneland would find a buyer. Read Blog
Complications arising from scheduling make it impossible for the New York Breeders Sales Co. to hold its fall breeding stock sale this year, officials said Sept. 13.
Keeneland has successfully developed the September sale into the largest international marketplace for Thoroughbred yearlings. But will the sale continue offering the kinds of horses European buyers want? Read Blog
Hammer Time's Deirdre Biles reviews the results of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select Yearling Sale. Read Blog
Steve Castagnola, the director of client development at Taylor Made Sales Agency in Kentucky, is leaving his position to begin his own bloodstock agency, it was announced Aug. 4.
A group of commercial breeders have combined to form a new public sales agency, Select Sales LLC, which plans to offer its first consignment at this year's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling sale in July.
Craig Bandoroff, owner of Denali Stud near Paris, Ky., has hired Savannah Short as the farm's director of sales.
After its ninth day, which produced a session-topper of $400,000, the marathon Keeneland September yearling sale business-wise remained down. But given recent developments on Wall Street, overall economic stagnation, and the aftermath of hurricanes, things could be much worse, consignors said.
An Indian Charlie filly topped the Sept. 16 session at the Keeneland September yearling sale, going for $250,000.
Kingmambo and A.P. Indy, two stallions who stand at Will Farish's Lane's End Farm, emerged on top of the list of leading sires of yearlings sold (minimum three sold) during the Sept. 9 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Sheikh Mohammed's "friends" buying under the Rabbah Bloodstock banner; seven-figure success for Rob Whiteley; Starlight Stables in action.
The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA) has developed a series of questionnaires that are designed to help standardize the pre-sale information that consignors gather from horse owners or their representatives.
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