2-year-old sale

Dubai Breeze-Up Catalogue Revealed By Goffs

A 73-strong catalogue of 2-year-olds for the Goffs Dubai Breeze-Up Sale on Mar. 21 is now online. Slated for 5 p.m. in the Meydan Racecourse Parade Ring, the sale's breezes will take place the day prior at the Dubai Racing Club Training Track at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 20. Held for the first time in 2022, the inaugural sale has already produced 13 individual winners in five countries and there are also several group-placed horses. Among the best graduates is the winner Labeling (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who is also...

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Dubai Breeze-Up Sale Returns In 2023 With Partnership Between DRC & Goffs

The 2023 Dubai Breeze-Up Sale in association with Goffs, organised by the Dubai Racing Club in cooperation with Goffs, will return to the sales calendar in 2023. Slated for Meydan Racecourse in the week leading up to Dubai World Cup night, just like the 2022 inaugural edition, the sale will be confined to a maximum of 69 juveniles carefully selected by the Goffs inspection team. Travel subsidies will be available to vendors and all entries will again undergo a full veterinary examination prior to departure to ensure full transparency and...

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Measured OBS June Sale Opens With a $290,000 Topper by Bolt d'Oro

OCALA, FL - The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds opened with a workmanlike session Tuesday as four horses sold for over $200,000, led by a filly by Bolt d'Oro who attracted a final bid of $290,000 from bloodstock agent Donato Lanni, acting on behalf of Greg and Caroline Bentley. In all, 184 sold Tuesday for a gross of $7,107,500. The average of $38,628 slipped 2.4% from last year's opening session, but the median of $25,500 was up 27.5% from the 2021 sales record-tying figure of $20,000. With...

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Records Fall as F-T Midlantic Sale Concludes

TIMONIUM, MD - With a $3.55-million son of Bernardini providing the auction's biggest fireworks, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale concluded another record-setting renewal in Timonium Tuesday. At the conclusion of business, 391 horses had sold for a gross of $37,297,700--bettering the sale's previous high mark of $33,692,000 set just last year. The average of $95,391 was another record, bettering the mark of $94,375 set last year. The median dipped to $47,000, just 6% off the 2020 record of $50,000. "Last year was such a wow year and, when...

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Bahrain Boost For Arqana As Zoffany Colt Sets The Pace

By Emma Berry and Brian Sheerin DEAUVILLE, France--It wasn't until the wild-card selection after the end of the main catalogue that the day's top lot walked the ring at the Arqana Breeze-Up Sale, and that honour went to Willie Browne's Mocklershill team and their colt by the late Zoffany (Ire), who sold for €550,000. Oliver St Lawrence had kept his powder dry for much of the day, but having warmed up with a €520,000 bid for a Siyouni (Fr) colt from Longways Stables, he went strong again for the session...

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Zoffany Colt New €550k Top Lot At Arqana

Already in action for a €520,000 Siyouni (Fr) colt (lot 124) earlier in the day, Oliver St Lawrence added a €550,000 Zoffany (Ire) colt (lot 148) near the end of the Arqana Breeze-Up Sale. A member of the Mocklershill draft, the February-foaled bay and new topper is a half-brother to dual group winner Lemista (Ire) (Raven's Pass), who was also third in the GI Beverly D. S. at Arlington Park.

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BBAG Spring Auction Catalogue Released

BBAG's Spring Auction catalogue is now online. Conducted as part of the three-day spring race meeting from May 26-29, the sale will feature 69 lots on May 27. There are 27 2-year-olds set to go through the ring, as well as 39 racehorses aged three years and above, a pair of broodmares and one yearling. Iffezheim Racecourse will host the breezers, which will take place at 9:30 a.m. one day prior to the sale on May 26. Bidding will begin at 11 a.m. on May 27.

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Arqana Breeze-Up Sale Gains Septet Of Wildcards

The catalogue for the Arqana Breeze-Up Sale grew by seven more lots with the addition of wildcards on Friday. Slated for May 13, with the breezes to be held the day prior, the new recruits include: lot 146, a filly by Oasis Dream (GB) from the family of the Group 1-placed Titian Time (Red Ransom) from Yeomanstown Stud; Bloodstock Connection will send a colt by Siyouni (Fr) through the ring as lot 149, who is a half-brother to a pair of black-type horses; Glending Stables' lot 150, a Night of...

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Following Wind Takes Breezers To Record Sale

DONCASTER, UK—There may be "wars, and rumours of wars", but somehow for the bloodstock market it seems as though these things really will just pass. Having emerged from the economic shock of the pandemic with record business last year, the Goffs UK Doncaster Breeze-Up once again raised the bar as investors seemingly remain impervious to dramatic new volatility in the geopolitical environment. The juvenile sector had been first to take the Covid broadside in 2020, and no meaningful comparisons can duly be made with the auction salvaged—in conjunction with one...

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Six Wildcards Join Tattersalls Guineas Sale

The Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up and Horse-in-Training Sale catalogue grew by six horses, five juveniles and one horse-in-training, the winning Jiffy Boy (GB) (Mondialiste {Ire}) (lot 120A) and Brocklesby third, who hails from the Mayfield Stables' consignment. All five unraced 2-year-olds were previously catalogued in the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale, and are eligible for the £250,000 Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus, as well as the £15,000 Craven Breeze-Up Bonus. Leading the quintet is a half-sister to listed winner Copper Knight (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}) by Exceed And Excel (Aus) (lot 327)...

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Kodiac Filly Anchors Wednesday's Craven Session

NEWMARKET, UK—The excellence of the Tattersalls marketing team is familiar, but nobody realised they had friends in quite such high places. For the racing gods, as a rule so notoriously uncooperative, have this week followed a script that could scarcely have promoted the Craven Breeze-Up Sale more lavishly—with graduates of last year's auction winning Classic trials, just up the road on the Rowley Mile, shortly before each of its two sessions. On Wednesday it was the turn of champion juvenile Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), who extended his unbeaten...

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Kodiac Colt Leads The Way At Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK—We know that these breeze-up consignors have nerves of steel: otherwise they simply couldn't do the job. As such, the bloodstock industry could not have appointed a better echelon to test the stormy waters of the last couple of years, when they were first to be broadsided by the pandemic and then tried to put things back on an even keel last year. The opening session of the opening sale of the European circuit, then, gave them a chance to put their world back on its axis—even as they...

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