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OBS June Supplemental Catalog Available for 51 New Entries

The supplemental catalog for the upcoming OBS June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age, featuring an additional 51 lots, is now available in printed form at the OBS sales grounds and online at obssales.com. One horse of racing age and 50 juveniles have been supplemented to the three-day auction and will sell as hips 1061-1100 (2-year-olds) and 1167 (HORA). Six under-tack sessions have been scheduled for the June Sale. Hips 1-187 will work Monday, May 30, hips 188-374 take to the track Tuesday May 31, hips 375-561 will...

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New British Record at Spring Sale Opener

The opening day of the 60th Goffs UK Spring Sale at Doncaster with saw a Ballincurrig House Stud-consigned son of Adlerflug (Ger) establish a new British record for a store sale with a top price of £200,000. Achieved on the occasion of the sale's diamond anniversary, Monday'ss top lot surpassed the previous record that has stood for 20 years. The Adlerflug gelding (Lot 38) attracted an opening bid of £80,000 and subsequent salvos from around the ring before being knocked down to Henrietta Knight. The new British record surpassed the...

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American Bloodlines Aplenty at Inglis Easter Sale

A total of 487 lots are cataloged for the 2022 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, which takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, Apr. 5 and 6 at the company's Riverside Stables complex in Sydney. No fewer than 60 of the top Australasian and international dual-hemisphere stallions are represented in the catalog who are the sires of siblings to the likes of G1 Golden Slipper S. winners Estijaab (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}) and Mossfun (Aus) (Mossman {Aus}); the outstanding multiple group- and The Everest-winning sprinter Classique Legend (Aus) (Not A Single Doubt {Aus})...

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Fasig-Tipton Launching Digital Platform

Fasig-Tipton will unveil a new stand-alone digital platform--Fasig-Tipton Digital--with the March Digital Selected Sale to be held Mar. 17-22. The catalogue for the inaugural online sale will be available at digital.fasigtipton.com beginning Thursday, Mar. 17, at which time bidding will open for a window through Tuesday, Mar. 22. Consignors will have the ability to promote their horses via a variety of tools that will provide prospective buyers with the resources and information they need to make informed purchasing decisions. "We are excited to officially launch Fasig-Tipton Digital, which will serve...

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Mixed Sales Season Continues in Ocala

A total of 649 horses of all ages, including a supplemental catalog of about 50 horses, is set to go under the hammer at the Ocala Breeders Sales Company's Winter Mixed Sale, which kicks off a two-day run in Central Florida this morning at 11 a.m. ET with a preferred session (hips 1-206, including supplements) and continues with the horses-of-racing-age section (hips 251-365, including supplements). The sale concludes with Wednesday's open session (hips 401-638, supplements included), also beginning at 11 a.m. In the aftermath of a record-setting entree to the...

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OTBO Stallion Season Auction Set For Dec. 8-9

The Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners (OTBO) will conduct a stallion season auction Dec. 8 and 9 with previews beginning Dec. 3. Among the more than 120 stallions included are 59 that are based in Kentucky, including the likes of Creative Cause, Dialed In, Karakontie (Jpn), Union Rags and West Coast to name a few. Also among the offerings are seasons to stallions based in Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. "We are excited to offer such incredible depth and quality in our sale this year," said Mike...

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Something For Everyone As Keeneland November Wraps

The seasonal foliage was about the only thing falling at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which concluded a wildly successful run in Lexington Friday afternoon. Over the course of 10 days of trade, sales officials reported gross receipts of $203,585,500 for 2470 horses sold, good for an average of $82,423. Further demonstrating the strength of middle market, the median price of $37,000 established a new November record, eclipsing the previous mark of $35,000 set on five previous occasions, but most recently in 2014. The buyback rate closed at a...

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Pinhook Fairytale Extends October Boom

By Chris McGrath NEWMARKET, UK--Well, maybe these guys just don't have radios or newspapers. Maybe they haven't heard about the challenges at least affecting the domestic environment: chronic deficiencies in prizemoney, new volatility in the economic landscape. Or perhaps the international investors who might be relatively immune to such concerns have forced even the local market to new highs by putting such a squeeze into Books 1 and 2. Who knows? Just conceivably, this show of faith in our industry could yet prove the foundation for a sustainable bull run....

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Momentum Continues To Build As Book 3 Concludes at KEESEP

LEXINGTON, KY - With five sessions of selling still to come, the 2021 Keeneland September Yearling Sale surpassed the total gross of its 12-session 2020 renewal during a final Book 3 session which featured competitive bidding through to the very end Sunday night in Lexington. By the end of business Sunday, 1,169 yearlings had sold during six sessions for a total of $278,883,000. The auction's total 2020 gross, recorded during the uncertainty of the pre-vaccination pandemic, was $200,750,700. During the two-session Book 3, 571 yearlings sold for $80,011,500 for an...

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Robust Trade To Wrap Up Successful Return of Fasig NY-Bred Sale

by Joe Bianca & Katie Ritz SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY--The Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale completed a successful return Monday at the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion in Saratoga, as a lively day of trading built on a strong Sunday opener to conclude the auction with average, gross and median numbers up and the RNA rate down compared to 2019 numbers. "We got the sales superfecta: average was up, median was up, gross was up and the RNA rate's down. So we hit the super today and we're obviously very pleased,"...

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Fasig-Tipton Releases Catalog For Santa Anita Sale

The catalog for the Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held Wednesday, June 23, at the Arcadia, California, oval, is now online. The company has cataloged 105 juveniles for the single-session event, who will be put through their paces during the sale's under-track preview Monday, June 21 beginning at 10 a.m. PT. The inaugural F-T Santa Anita sale was topped by a Bernardini--Elbe (GB) filly that fetched $420,000 from Donato Lanni on behalf of owner Sarah Kelly. The 2020 renewal was canceled as a result of the...

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Keeneland Digital Catalog Online

The catalog for Keeneland's October Digital Sale, to be held this coming Thursday, Oct. 1, is now available for viewing at keenelanddigital.com and features 67 horses of racing age and yearlings. Buyers must first register for an account in the Digital Sales Ring prior to the sale. In order to log in to the Digital Sales Ring, buyers must register for an account through the Keeneland Sales Portal. The login may be used for both the Digital Sales Ring and the Sales Portal. Once signed in, prospective buyers are encouraged--prior...

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