After a session topped by an Astrology filly bought by Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm for $300,000, the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2-year-olds in training sale ended June 14 with double-digit increases in average and median prices.
- By Alicia Wincze Hughes
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Kentucky, Bloodstock & Markets
Spendthrift Farm stallion Flat Out is batting 1.000 in his young career in the breeding shed after his daughter, the aptly named Flat Drunk, became his first starter and first winner when she captured the first race on the card at Keeneland April 13.
Prominent agent Steve Young recalls purchasing Rebel Stakes (G2) winner Malagacy at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
When trainer Mark Casse signed the sale ticket for a Flat Out colt on behalf of John Oxley at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2-year-olds in training sale, the purchase price of $400,000 represented a profit of $310,000 for Q Bar J Thoroughbreds.
In the days to come, Beasley's connections hope he'll take them full circle to a certain racetrack on a certain Saturday in May—where 24 years ago, owner Lee Lewis and trainer Mark Hennig found themselves with their only Kentucky Derby (G1) starter.
Throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, the name Darby Dan Farm and the Galbreath family were synonymous with the Triple Crown, especially the Kentucky Derby.
A day after winning the 1983 Donn Handicap (G2), Deputy Minister was favoring his left front foot, making for a nervous day for trainer Reynaldo Nobles.
The 3-year-old Shackleford colt scored by 15 lengths under Javier Castellano over a muddy track.
Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y. has announced the fees for its entire 2017 stallion roster, which again will be headed up by Frost Giant, the state's leading sire of 2-year-olds.
Using 2016 sales to find mid-market opportunity
Dialed In and Shackleford set at $15,000.
Into Mischief's fee rises, while Malibu Moon's drops
A colt from the first crop of grade I winner Flat Out was sold for $20,000 to top the Oct. 30 mixed sale conducted at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis by the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
New York-based freshman sire Soaring Empire picked up his first winner Oct. 1 when D'yer Mak'er drew off in the stretch of the 11th race at Belmont Park, a one-mile maiden special weight test for New York-bred 2-year-olds.
In order to give some insight into what buyers might expect from how the freshmen sires of 2016 are doing, we’ve come up with some statistical compilations to project where they might be long-term.
There were no surprises at the first open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s August yearling sale, as the free-fall in prices and large percentage of buybacks seen the previous day during the select sale continued at the Aug. 24 session.
A son of third-leading first crop sire Mission Impazible is among the yearlings that could attract buyers’ attention during the Aug. 24 second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s August sale.
Indiana-based stallion Sangaree saw his first winner Aug. 11, when Sung delivered a front-running victory in a maiden special weight race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
The first edition of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes in 2017 at Gulfstream Park will carry grade I status.
Rise of Empire Maker and his sons and grandsons is good for Cherokee Run as a broodmare sire.
The 9-year-old son of Unbridled's Song sits atop the first-crop sire list and already has a stakes winner in Tremont Stakes victor Silver Mission.
Silver Mission takes the Tremont Stakes by six lengths.
Once upon a time, not long ago (actually, only three months ago), Twin Creeks Racing Stables had a hot prospect for the Kentucky Derby named Destin.
Colt won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park by a nose May 27.
A Harlan's Holiday colt breezed an eighth of a mile in :10 and a colt from the first crop of Mission Impazible worked a quarter-mile in :21 3/5 to top the May 18 under tack show workouts for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Al Khali||William I. Mott||
|Flat Out||William I. Mott||
|Hymn Book||Claude R. McGaughey III||
|Mission Impazible||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Redeemed||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.||
|Ruler On Ice||Kelly J. Breen||
|Sangaree||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Shackleford||Dale L. Romans||
|Soaring Empire||Cam M. Gambolati||
|Trickmeister||Daniel J. Lopez||
|Where's Sterling||Kirk Ziadie||
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