Taylor Made Farm closed a deal July 17 to purchase 30% interest in dual classic winner and 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome with the intent of racing the champion next year, then stand him at stud in 2017.
Consignor Doug Arnold of Buck Pond Farm discusses Angelica Zapata, consigned as Hip 597 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale. watch video
Good Luck Gus took the $252,098 New York Breeders' Futurity Oct. 4 at Finger Lakes, securing his first stakes score for trainer Rudy Rodriguez.
Aaron Jones, who enjoyed the heights of success on the racetrack, in breeding horses, and in the sales ring, died Sept. 22 at his Eugene, Ore., home.
Seven yearlings brought $200,000 or more Sept. 16 at the Keeneland September sale's eighth session as the first week's momentum seemed to carry over into the later market.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance noted Aug. 1 that it is receiving significant and growing support from the sales sector, with participation from buyers, consignors, and sale companies.
The R.A.C.E. Fund launches its 2014 drive with an online auction on eBay starting June 21 at 8 p.m. ET and ending on June 28 at 8 p.m. to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue.
Champion producer Alidiva died at the Taylor family's Taylor Made farm near Nicholasville, Ky., March 17. The Irish-bred daughter of Chief Singer had been pensioned for several years and died of the infirmities of old age.
The median rose 33% as Keeneland's January sale ended four days of lively trade. Graded winner Scatman topped the final session at $135,000, and plans are to keep him in training.
Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale kicked off with solid trade and a gain in median but few fireworks during the opening session Jan. 6 in Lexington.
An open house will be held from Jan. 4-9 between 8 a.m. and noon at the Taylor Made stallion complex on Union Mill Road in Nicholasville, Ky.
Helped by dispersals and a global array of buyers, Keeneland's November sale ended Nov. 14 with substantial gains and a record-equaling median.
Keeneland November's third session, topped by $410,000 paid for a mare by Dixie Union, benefits from aggressive domestic bidding.
Kitty Taylor of Warrendale Sales discusses the yearling market. watch video
Claire Novak recaps the 2013 Keeneland September Sale, which ended on September 21. Watch Video
Evan Hammonds talks with Trainer Kelly Breen about the Keeneland September yearling sale. watch video
Consignors were seeing plenty of interest in the final crop of yearlings by Indian Charlie being offered at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings set for Aug. 5 and 6.
Potential buyers have flocked to Saratoga Springs, N.Y. to examine the 152 horses cataloged in this year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings Aug. 5 and 6. Following are some first session horses turning heads.
- By Ron Mitchell
Reiley McDonald of Eaton Sales discusses the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale. watch video
The Whitney Invitational Handicap and the pleasant 70-degree temperatures were hot conversation topics as potential buyers kept consignors busy in the days leading up to the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings.
Mary Emily Marshall Taylor, 85, wife of Taylor Made Farm founder Joe Taylor and the mother of Duncan, Ben, Frank, and Mark, who now run the family business, died July 13.
After a strong 2-year-old sales season, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky hopes to build on last year's July sale that saw a 16.3% increase in average price to $81,291 and a 15.1% spike in gross to $15,364,000.
Forestry, sire of 2012 Eclipse Award finalist Shackleford, will shuttle to Claudio Pizarro's Haras El Catorce in Peru.
The demand for quality bloodstock was in full force at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, but the middle and lower markets were soft.
Unbridled's Song, who is just four short of his 100th stakes winner, will stand in 2013 for $60,000.
Esther Marr asks Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning about expectations for the July Sale. watch video
James Weigel feels blessed that a horse he bred, Creative Cause, is scheduled to run in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I). The 3-year-old son of Giant's Causeway is 12-1 on the morning line.
Major stallion Unbridled's Song will stand in 2012 at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., for $85,000 stands and nurses, down from $100,000 in 2011.
Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency explains the importance of the Fasig-Tipton Select Sale in July. Mark also explains the history of Taylor Made's 35th anniversary to Esther Marr. Watch Video
PORTER ON PEDIGREES: The 2011 Preakness Stakes winner gives Forestry a boost the same year the stallion's stud fee dropped to its lowest point. Shackleford also has pedigree ties to Mr. Prospector and Dr. Fager.
Lenny Shulman interviews Jon Court, jockey for Archarcharch. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman interviews Eddie Kenneally, trainer for Santiva. Watch Video
Evan Hammonds reviews works for Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty, Pants on Fire, Mucho Macho Man, Shackleford, and comments from Todd Pletcher and Mike Repole. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman interviews Rosie Napravnik, jockey for Pants on Fire. Watch Video
Thorn Song, who underwent stem cell therapy after developing laminitis, will enter stud at John C. Harris' Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif.
The first reported foal by grade II winner Old Fashioned is a colt born Jan. 15 at Destiny Oaks near Ocala, Fla.
Fifth Third Bank has filed a lawsuit against Gulf Coast Farms, North America's fourth-leading breeder for 2010, and related entities alleging they are in default on loans made in 2009 and 2010.
Taylor Made Stallions has set 2011 fees for its roster of stallions, headlined by the fee for prominent sire Unbridled's Song, who will stand for $85,000 payable Nov. 1.
Evan Hammonds discusses the Canadian International Stakes, Joshua Tree, Queen Elizabeth II, and Quality Road. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
The son of Unbridled's Song won this year's Louisiana Derby (gr. II).
President of Taylor Made Farm and Sales Agency discusses Taylor Made, the Breeders' Cup, the Thoroughbred industry, and the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky yearling sale (July 13-14).
He is the managing parner of Pedigree Consultants, and his role with that company will remain unchanged.
Graded stakes winner Master Command, who was standing his third year at stud at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., was euthanized April 13 following an injury.
Peppers Pride, who holds the modern-day American record for consecutive wins, was bred March 27 to WinStar stallion Distorted Humor.
The first reported foal by Peachtree Stable's world-record setter Red Giant is a filly born Jan. 30 at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La.
Third session gross plummets 42.4% while median price plunges 45%.
Gross declines 44.8%, and median drops 25.9% from a year ago.
Breeders and consignors saw a little light at the end of a long, dark financial tunnel during last November's Keeneland sale, and they're hoping the glimmer will get a little brighter during Keeneland's January auction.
Grade I winner Forest Danger has been relocated to Thomas Wente's WinRich Farm near North Vernon, Ind.
Owner of Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla., home of first-crop sire Wildcat Heir who has a record 39 2-year-old winners in his first crop.
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