OBS October Supplemental Catalogue Available

The supplemental catalogue for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2021 October Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website and available in printed form on the OBS grounds. The two-day sale is set for Oct. 12-13. There were 17 additions to the Selected Yearlings portion as Hips 136-152. Thirty-two horses have been added to the Open Yearling Sale, selling as Hips 565-596. The Selected Yearlings portion is Tuesday, beginning at 1 p.m. and the Open Yearling section is Wednesday, starting at 11 a.m.

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Blitzkrieg Opener to Keeneland Book 3

LEXINGTON, KY - The Keeneland September Yearling Sale lost none of its momentum during a dark day Friday, returning with an opening Book 3 section that featured strong demand from start to finish in Lexington Saturday. During the session, 269 head sold for $45,003,000. The session average was $167,297--up 53.46% from last year's Book 3 opener which was held amidst the uncertainty of the pre-vaccination pandemic--and the median increased 58.82% to $135,000. With just 92 horses reported not sold, the buy-back rate Saturday was 25.48%. It was 40.12% a year...

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City of Light Colt Becomes New Leader at KEESEP

A colt from the first crop of MGISW City of Light (Hip 612) became the new sale topper Wednesday when summoning $1.7m from Talla Racing, Woodford Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds, who also took home a $1.55m Justify colt about 30 minutes earlier. Bred & consigned by Rosilyn Polan, the bay is out of MSP Anchorage (Tapit), who is also responsible for GSP Chip Leader (Giant's Causeway).

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Keeneland September Sale Kicks Off Monday

LEXINGTON, KY--The Keeneland September Yearling Sale starts its 11-day run Monday with the first of two Book 1 sessions, beginning at 1 p.m. The five-book catalogue offers a total of 4,032 yearlings by a variety of stallions, such as Triple Crown heroes American Pharoah and Justify; the red-hot Into Mischief; perennial leading sire Tapit; stalwarts like Medaglia d'Oro, War Front and Candy Ride (Arg); and top freshman sire Gun Runner. "I think when you get this volume of horses and there are a lot of really nice horses, there is...

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Recio Fundraiser An Unqualified Success

An event held Sunday, Aug. 1 at McCarthy's Irish Bar in downtown Lexington raised better than $83,000 to benefit the family of Mike Recio, the part-owner of the South Point Sales Consignment, who is battling sepsis in the intensive care unit at Central Baptist Hospital. Spendthrift Farm's Mark Toothaker, a friend of Recio's who helped organize the event, estimates that better than 200 people attended the event at the popular bar and "you couldn't get another person in there with a shoehorn." A vast array of experiences, services, unique items...

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Fanticipate To Partner With Breeders' Cup

Fanticipate, a patented online auction platform for fans to bid on unique memorabilia and experiences from their favorite competitors before the game even starts, has partnered with Breeders' Cup to offer a series of auctions coinciding with select Breeders' Cup Challenge Series races and the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Proceeds will benefit Breeders' Cup Charities. With Fanticipate, fans have the exciting opportunity to own items used by entrants in these races, enabling them to "own a piece of the action." The series of auctions will kick off with Saturday's GI...

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Supplements Added to Fasig Midlantic 2YO Sale

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 17 supplemental entries to its upcoming Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. These newest entries are catalogued as hips 571-587, and may now be viewed online and in the equineline sales catalogue app. Printed versions will be available on the sales grounds at sale time. The supplemental entries represent stallions such as the red-hot Into Mischief, Street Sense, Flatter, More Than Ready, Unified and more. The Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held May 17-18, with each session starting at 11 am. The sale's under tack show...

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R.A.C.E. Fundraiser Begins May 7

The TAA-accredited R.A.C.E. Fund begins its 2021 fund drive with an online auction hosted on eBay beginning May 7 at 8 p.m. ET and ending May 14 to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Among the items available are halters of California Chrome, Funny Cide, Mohaymen, Serena's Song, Havre de Grace, Union Rags, Frosted and Littleprincessemma, the dam of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Other items up for auction is a farm tour donated by Three Chimneys and horseshoes from Afleet Alex and First Samurai. "We have some...

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Jockeys and Jeans Great American Stallion Season Sale to Benefit PDJF

The Jockeys and Jeans Great American Stallion Season Sale will once again benefit the PDJF and this year will offer both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse stallions. The auction begins Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. and ends Feb. 1 at 5 p.m on A season preview will be available Jan. 28. All seasons sold, their buyers and their prices are private. All seasons are non-guaranteed and donors have the option of including a breed-back the following year if the buyer's mare does not get in foal on first cover.

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Florida Thoroughbred Charities Auction Ends Nov. 8

Florida Thoroughbred Charities (FTC), the charitable arm of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association (FTBOA), has kicked off an online auction to benefit Thoroughbred retirement and youth education programs. Sponsored by FTBOA, as well as Horse Capital Television, Florida Equine Communications, and Kathleen O'Connell Racing Stables, the FTC auction has 57 items already up for bid and continues to add more. Featured items include halters worn by Justify, Speightstown, Wildcat Heir, and the 2019 filly out of Songbird by Arrogate. Original art pieces, racing memorabilia--including 1961 and 1978 Kentucky...

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Almanzor Share Tops Arqana Online Auction

Six stallion shares and breeding rights were available during the Arqana Online sale on Wednesday, and the top lot was a 1/50th share of European highweight Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) that went for €310,000. The share, lot 6, was purchased by Elwick Stud and allows two nominations annually. The Haras d'Etreham resident, whose oldest foals are yearlings, sits second by average on the TDN European First-Crop Sires Sales Statistics page, with 14 yearlings sold for an average of $119,463. A breeding right in leading first-season sire Mehmas (Ire) (Acclamation...

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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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