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Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearling Showcase Kicks Off Wednesday

With the Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale, Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale and New York-Bred Yearling Sale all canceled, the sale's company offers a combination of all three auctions Sept. 9-10 at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky, in the Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase. "It was a situation where we had to develop alternatives as it became apparent that the July Sale could not be conducted," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said. "At about the same time, it also became apparent it would be very, very difficult, if not impossible, to have a traditional...

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Old Friends Launches Memorabilia Auction

Old Friends is launching an online auction series that will feature pieces from a private collection of racing memorabilia.  The auction series is a collaboration between Old Friends and the estate of Julie Albright, a longtime racing supporter and collector, and will be highlighted by original saddle cloths, collectible stallion halters, horse shoes, tickets, programs and much more from some of America's most accomplished equine athletes. A portion of the sale proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization. The first in the series of online auctions will launch Aug. 30 at...

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Not This Time Back On Top at OBS

by Christie DeBernardis & Jessica Martini A filly by freshman sire Not This Time topped the last auction in Ocala, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale, last month and the young stallion was back on top again at OBS Wednesday with one of his daughters (Hip 640) topping the day's trade at $270,000. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Hip 640 was purchased by Mike Mulligan's Emerald Sales on behalf of owner Tobey Morton. A total of 155 juveniles changed hands Wednesday for a gross of $3,869,800 with an average...

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OBS Under Tack Show Begins Sunday

The under tack show for the rescheduled OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training begins Sunday and runs through Saturday, June 6. Hip No.'s 1-176 plus supplements 1233-1244 will breeze on Sunday. Hip No.'s 177-352 and supplements 1245-1256 go to the track Monday; Hip No's 353-528 plus supplements 1257-1267 breeze Tuesday; Hip No's 529-704 and supplements 1268-1278 work Wednesday, Hip No.'s 705-880 plus supplements 1279-1289 breeze Thursday, Hip No's 881-1056 and supplements 1290-1300 work on Friday and Hip No's 1057-1231 plus supplements 1301-1315 will go to the track Saturday. Each...

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NY-Breds to be Catalogued as a Group at F-T Midlantic

All New York-bred yearlings entered at Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale will be catalogued together as a group in 2020, the company announced Wednesday. "Having to cancel our Saratoga auctions this year due to Covid-19 has displaced many New York-bred yearlings," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "By cataloguing New York-breds together at Midlantic Fall, we are providing buyers with a large group of New York-breds that can easily be zeroed in on. We annually have strong representation from New York owners and trainers at Midlantic Fall, which makes the sale...

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F-T Midlantic Yearlings Sale and OBS October to Switch Dates

Fasig-Tipton and Ocala Breeders' Sales Company have come to an agreement to switch dates for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale and OBS October Yearlings Sale. Fasig-Tipton's sale will now be held Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5-6, in Timonium, Maryland to coincide with the rescheduled GI Preakness S. in nearby Baltimore. The sale had previously been scheduled for Oct. 12-13. OBS will now conduct its Selected Yearlings Sale Oct. 13 and its Open Yearlings Sale Oct. 14-15 at its Ocala, Florida facility. OBS's two yearlings sales were originally slated for...

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Australian-Based Online Auction Site Nears U.S. Debut

The concept of selling bloodstock online has never caught on in the U.S., but an Australian named Anthony Gafa thinks he can change that. Gafa runs Bloodstockauction.com, which has been selling horses based in Australia and from every imaginable category since 2014, and will be launched in the U.S. May 7. "When we started, the plan was to reach out all over the world," Gafa said. "The next country we are going to is America. We have a staff in America and have established an office there. For us, it...

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TTA Announces Consignor Incentive Program

The Texas Thoroughbred Association has instituted a consignor incentive program for the Aug. 24 Texas Summer Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale at Lone Star Park. Thanks to the passage of H.B. 2463, which injects up to $25 million annually into the Texas horse industry, funds are available to rebate up to half of the $400 consignment fee for all horses passing through the ring, including horses not bred in Texas. Entries are due by June 15. A similar incentive was previously announced for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training...

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OBS Reschedules Juvenile Sales

The Ocala Breeders' Sale Company has rescheduled its 2020 Spring and June Sales of 2-Year-Olds in Training in response to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The Spring Sale, originally scheduled for Apr. 21-24, will now be held June 9-12. The June Sale, which was slated for June 10-12 will now be held July 14-17. The Spring Sale under tack show will be May 31-June 6 and the June under tack show will be July 6-11. The Spring Sale catalog will stay as is and entries will be accepted from the June...

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Late Fireworks at Keeneland January

by Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis LEXINGTON, KY - The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale's second session was punctuated by a series of high-profile supplemental offerings, with multiple Grade I-placed Enaya Alrabb (Uncle Mo) (hip 795D) attracting the day's highest price when selling for $640,000 Tuesday in Lexington. The 4-year-old mare, consigned by Paramount Sales, was purchased by bloodstock agent Jim Schenck. Three of Tuesday's four top offerings were supplemental entries. "I thought today's session ended very well," said Keeneland's Director of Sales Operations Geoffrey Russell. "I think...

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Lane’s End Donates Four Select Seasons to TCA Auction

Lane's End Farm has donated seasons to Candy Ride (Arg), Quality Road, City of Light, and Union Rags to the auction offered at the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) 'Tis the Seasons Celebration presented by LNJ Foxwoods. Now in its 30th year, the celebration will be held at Distillery Square in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, Jan. 12, at 5:30 p.m. The Lane's End stallion seasons are no guarantee. Other stallion seasons offered at the celebration will include Audible, Blame, Constitution, Street Sense (with a 2021 breed back), and Vino Rosso. Halters...

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Goffs Releases February Catalogue

Goffs has released a catalogue of 546 lots for its February Sale, which takes place Feb. 4 and 5 at Kildare Paddocks. The mixed flat and National Hunt sale features a day of short yearlings during Tuesday's opening session, while Wednesday will comprise breeding stock, 2-year-olds, horses in training and stallion prospects Verbal Dexterity (Ire) (Vocalised) (lot 545) and News Anchor (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) (lot 546). The yearlings include lot 22, a Holy Roman Emperor (Ire) half-brother to Italian Group 2 winner Chestnut Honey (Ire) (No Nay Never); lot...

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