Wanamaker's PA-Bred Sale Catalogue Available

The catalogue for the third annual Wanamaker's Pennsylvania-Bred Sale, featuring 33 offerings and held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association, is now available for viewing at The catalogue contains yearlings, in-foal broodmares and other horses of all ages. Bidding opens Sunday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m. ET and will conclude Thursday, Jan. 11 with the first listing set to close at 5 p.m. ET. The subsequent listings will close in three-minute intervals thereafter. The past PA-bred sales conducted by Wanamaker's have produced horses of racing age that...

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Empire-Breds Set To Shine At Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale

A total of 337 horses--an increase of some 44% over 2022--are set to go under the hammer during Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale which kicks off at 10 a.m. ET at the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion in upstate New York. "We are looking forward to it very much," said Fasig-Tipton President and CEO Boyd Browning, Jr. "We have a great catalog of weanlings, some very interesting mares as well and there has been plenty of action on the grounds so far. We all benefit from the great New...

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'He Was A Real Man Here Today'–SF, Partners Go For More Good Magic at Keeneland September

On day three of the 2021 Keeneland September Sale, bloodstock agent Donato Lanni went to $775,000 for a colt from the first crop of champion Good Magic on behalf of the partnership headed up by SF Bloodstock, Starlight Racing and Madaket Stables. Reincarnate has helped put his young Hill 'n' Dale-based sire on the map with a victory in this year's GIII Sham S. and Los Alamitos Derby, and the team will be hoping that lightning strikes twice after they parted with $700,000 for the Gainesway-consigned hip 2009 during the...

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Good Magic Colt Hammers For $700K During Book 4 Opener at Keeneland

The Keeneland September Sale moved into its second week of trade Monday and the first of two Book 4 sessions demonstrated that there are still plenty of orders to be filled. During the first hour of activity, a Gainesway-consigned son of the in-form Good Magic was knocked down to Donato Lanni, bidding on behalf of SF/Starlight/Madaket Stable, for $700,000. Foaled three days prior to last year's GI Kentucky Derby, the bay is out of Beauty Buzz (Bernardini), whose own dam Orchardof the Nile (Empire Maker) is a full-sister to the...

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$875K Authentic Part of Late Sparks At Keeneland Book 3 Opener

LEXINGTON, KY - A bevy of high-priced yearlings provided a late spark to the first Book 3 session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but the auction--which had kept pace with its record-setting 2022 renewal during Books 1 and 2--lost a bit of its steam as it entered into its second week Saturday. A total of 289 yearlings sold Saturday for $46,697,000. The average of $163,849 dipped 7.3% from last year's Book 3 opener and the median fell 7.1% to $130,000. The buy-back rate remained steady at 22%. During the...

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BSA August 2YO Sale Topped by Vercingetorix Filly

The second session of the BSA August Two-Year-Old Sale proved more adventurous than the first as four of the five seven-digit purchases came during the portion of the event. The crowning draft arrived in the form of Lucrative (Saf), who topped the sale at R1,400,000 and cemented Vercingetorix as the top sire with an aggregate of R7,300,000 from 12 lots sold. The jewel of the Maine Chance Farms (pty) Ltd. consignment, the bay daughter of Querari (Ger) mare La Collossa (Saf) hails from a busy Group-winning and performing family including...

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Blame Colt on Top as Numbers Dip at OBS June

OCALA, FL - The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training continued its measured pace Wednesday with figures falling off the auction's record-setting 2022 renewal, while a colt by Blame brought the day's highest bid of $485,000 when selling to bloodstock agent Clay Scherer. The session-topping colt, who was consigned by Wavertree Stables, was one of four to sell for $200,000 or more during the day, bringing the total to reach that mark so far at the sale to seven. Eleven had reached that mark at the...

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Hard Spun Colt 'Rockets' To Top At Workmanlike OBS June Opener

OCALA, FL - The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training duly marched through its opening session with a $450,000 son of Hard Spun one of three horses to top the $200,000 mark Tuesday in Ocala. At the close of business Tuesday, 192 juveniles had sold for a gross of $7,110,400. The average of $37,033 was up from the 2022 session's final average of $34,431--which included post-sale transactions--but was down from the end-of-session figure of $38,628. The median of $20,000 dipped from the final figure of $22,000,...

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OBS March Catalog Online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training is now available at the OBS website at The 2023 iteration of the March Sale has been lengthened to three days and will take place Monday through Wednesday, Mar. 20-22, with sessions beginning at 11 a.m. daily. Hips 1-278 will be offered Mar. 20, Hips 279-566 on Mar. 21 and hips 567 through 833 on Mar. 22. Under-tack previews will take place over the course of four days, Mar. 14 (hips 1-208), Mar. 15 (209-416),...

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Wildcards Complete Tattersalls Online December Catalogue

A selection of wildcard entries have been added to the Tattersalls Online December Sale, which opens for bidding at 12 noon on Wednesday, Dec. 14 and closes from 12 noon on Thursday, Dec. 15. The additional entries are highlighted by a trio of Point-to-Point performers from Sunday's meeting at Borris House. Colin Bowe's Milestone Stables present Clody Flyer, an impressive winner of the Five-Year-Old Gelding's Maiden by two and a half lengths. The son of Sholokhov comes from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner Nil Desperandum. Finishing second was...

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Quesnay Dispersal Features Trevise's Last Foal And More

by Sue Finley & Katie Petrunyak Since 1958, the Head family has been raising champion Thoroughbreds at Haras du Quesnay, just a few kilometers from the Arqana sales ring. But now, with the passing of the family patriarch, Alec Head, and the sale of the historic nursery, the family's colors will fly for the last time at the December Breeding Stock sale, with the complete dispersal of the Heads' bloodstock interests. Le Quesnay will offer 48 broodmares, fillies and foals during the sale. "It's a big bunch of horses, and...

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Wildcards Added To Tattersalls Online November Sale

Four wildcards have been added to the Tattersalls November Online Sale, which begins Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 12 p.m. and closes 24 hours later. The newest entries are headed by the 4-year-old Apollo One (GB) (Equiano {Fr}), who is being offered by Peter Charalambous and James Clutterbuck's Pond House Racing. Already a four-time winner at the races, the chestnut most recently validated 100-30 favouritism in the Unibet London Sprint Series final at Kempton Nov. 9, earning a shade more than £41,000 for the victory. Rated on 96 following the effort,...

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