Commercial breeders and pinhookers found the going tougher at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale as prices and profits declined from a year ago.
After suffering significant setbacks in prices on its opening night, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale experienced a welcome surge in business during its second and final session Aug. 7 in upstate New York.
Based on pre-sale expectations, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale fizzled more than it sizzled in its opening session Aug. 6 in upstate New York.
The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction could close out its two-night run Aug. 7 in New York with a bang, based on the positive reviews for many of the horses on offer.
Sheikh Mohammed and other top buyers are ready to shop at the yearling auction in upstate New York.
The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale will be first test in 2012 of the top of the market for yearlings. Here's what people had to say about their expectations and other thoughts about the auction.
These Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select sale yearlings could sparkle in the auction ring during the first session Aug. 6.
Well-known trainer Dale Romans has expanded his involvement in the horse business to include selling.
Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga auction, scheduled for Aug. 6 and 7 in New York, has a number of half brothers and half sisters to racing royalty in its catalog.
The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale in New York Aug. 6 and 7 has seven young horses that were acquired previously at public auction for $200,000 or more apiece.
Commercial breeders were better off financially following the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale than they were in 2011. But pinhookers didn't fare as well they did a year ago.
Read what buyers and consignors had to say about the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
Fasig-Tipton July select auction received generally good reviews as it launched the 2012 yearling selling season in a solid fashion.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale opened with a bang when the first horse in the sale ring, a Colonel John filly, commanded $200,000 July 10 in Lexington.
Here is a list of some yearlings that consignors and others believe have what it takes physically to bring the highest bids during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
The yearling market ended a four-year slump in 2011 and many horsemen are confident that the rebound will continue during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling auction.
Here is what buyers and consignors had to say about their expectations for the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale and the health of the Thoroughbred industry.
Even though the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the Lexington area July 7, it didn't keep buyers and consignors away from Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks complex.
The Fasig-Tipton July select sale is where a well-conformed yearling that might not have the very best pedigree can shine. The auction is scheduled for July 10 in Lexington.
There are several reasons to be hopeful about the yearling selling season, which gets started July 10 in Lexington with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling sale.
New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale ended its three-day run at Karaka Feb. 3 with a gross of NZ$19,114,500 ($15,930,800 in U.S. funds) and an average price of NZ$46,069 ($38,387), both up less than 1%.
A daughter of No Excuse Needed and a son of Dubawi were the standouts Feb. 2 during the second session of New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale at Karaka.
A daughter of Pentire topped the opening session of New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale Feb. 1 in New Zealand, bringing NZ$170,000 ($140,131 in U.S. funds).
A colt by Canada's perennial leading sire Bold Executive topped the first session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Canadian-bred yearling sale Sept. 5 at the Woodbine sales pavilion.
The combination of high stud fees and falling Thoroughbred prices has battered commercial breeders financially in recent years. But this year they finally are getting some relief based on results of two early auctions.
On a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points, the opening session of Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling auction showed surprising strength in upstate New York Aug. 8.
Sheikh Mohammed and his entourage got busy early during opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale in upstate New York Aug. 8.
Which horse is going to bring the most money during the Aug. 9 second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale? Nobody knows for sure, but here's a list of horses that are generating buzz.
Read about the horses in the Aug. 8 first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale that are generating a buzz.
There's plenty to talk about at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, from economic setbacks to wealthy buyers to horses with fancy pedigrees.
Fasig-Tipton is once again offering "Virtual Yearling Inspection" videos for its upcoming Saratoga select sale on the company's website (www.fasigtipton.com).
Here is a list of the horses that consignors and buyers think could bring expensive prices during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.
The Fasig-Tipton July select yearling auction has fewer horses and is shorter this year. Those are changes that should appeal to both buyers and sellers, according to the company's vice president of sales, Bayne Welker.
The select portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sale, which ended its three-day run Feb. 4 at Karaka, couldn't keep pace with last year's edition.
A young horse sired by Iffraaj topped the select portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sales for the second day in a row.
The latest edition of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction suffered downturns after a strong performance in 2009. Read what buyers and sellers had to say about the sale.
The gross fell 38.3% during the select yearling auction, which had enjoyed upswings in 2009.
"I think tonight reality has set back in," said consignor Mark Toothaker of Legacy Bloodstock after the average declined 13.8% from a year ago during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson, signs the sale ticket.
Co-breeder Helen K. Groves purchases the bay yearling, buying out her daughters.
Fasig-Tipton management is trying to keep the good times rolling at Saratoga.
Based on what buyers and consignors are saying, here is a list of horses that could bring expensive prices during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale.
Buyers and consignors identify the yearlings that could bring expensive prices during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale in New York.
The sale could turn in another strong performance after soaring in 2009, according to Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Buyers and consignors discuss their expectations for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
The Last Meow is scheduled to be offered during the select yearling sale's second session Aug. 3.
Fasig-Tipton officials have spiced up the latest edition of the Saratoga select yearling sale with more international flavor in the pedigrees of the horses that are cataloged.
For the first time, Fasig-Tipton is offering video clips of yearlings cataloged for this year's Saratoga select yearling sale on its website.
Pinhookers' profits fall at at the select yearling sale. Commercial breeder's percentage of profitable horses remains the same.
Consignors and buyers discuss the market at the year's first major yearling auction.
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