A yearling filly by Shamardal was sold for $164,111 in U.S. funds to top the Feb. 11 first session of the Goffs February sale that saw increases in gross, average, and median prices.
Trainer Rick Dutrow may be facing diminishing opportunity to saddle winners, but that didn't stop him from sending 6-1 shot Pacific Ocean to take the $100,000 James Marvin Stakes (gr. III) July 20 at Saratoga Race Course.
Pacific Ocean, bursting to the lead from his rail post, overpowered his rivals for the first graded stakes tally of his career in the Vernon O. Underwood (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Nov. 26.
The Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale posted increases of 6.8% in the number of horses sold and 10.6% in gross revenue from a year ago during its two-day run, which ended Sept. 22.
- By Claire Novak
Dr. Tony Ryan, owner of Castleton Lyons Farm in Lexington, passed away Oct. 3 at his family estate in Ireland after a long illness. He was 71.
Deceased Irish stallion Danehill, the world leader with 238 stakes winners, sired a filly at Dr. Tony Ryan's Castleton Lyons near Lexington from his last crop.
Tattersalls' December Foal Sale continued to break records in Newmarket Thursday, with the 23,128 guineas average up 34% on the equivalent day last year.
Kentucky-bred juvenile filly Carry on Katie remained perfect in two career starts and earned her first group stakes win in the Peugeot Lowther Stakes (Eng-II) at York Thursday.
The Tattersalls December mares sale continued its strong run during its second session on Tuesday, recording increases in gross revenue, average price, and median price. The 202 horses sold grossed 13,308,500 guineas and averaged 65,883 guineas. The median was 30,000 guineas. The gross and average were up by 15.8% and 16.3%, respectively from the comparable session in 2000. The median was up by 20.0%. Last year during the second session, 203 horses were sold for a gross of 11,497,500 guineas, an average of 56,637 guineas, and a median of 25,000 guineas.
From Central Kentucky to Deauville, France, the market for horse farm property is heating up.
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