Bluewater Sales

Impeccably Bred Into Mischief Shines at Keeneland

Hip 356, a striking daughter of Into Mischief out of 2015 GI Alabama S. winner Embellish the Lace (Super Saver), was hammered down to Spendthrift Farm for $1.25 million, the second filly to eclipse the seven-figure threshold Tuesday as the fireworks continued at Keeneland September. The bay was consigned to the sale by Bluewater Sales on behalf of China Horse Club International, which paid $2.4 million for Embellish the Lace, in foal to Uncle Mo, at Fasig-Tipton November in 2016. It is the second produce from the mare to make...

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Buyers, Sellers, Sales Companies Talk COVID-19 and the Fall Sales

The daily number of U.S. deaths from the COVID-19 virus neared 1,000 per day last week, the highest level the country has seen since February. The seven-day moving average of COVID-19 cases reported by the CDC, is at 149,263, and continues to rise. There are currently four variants circulating in the United States; Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Gamma, with Delta making up over 99% of all cases. It seems like every day, someone we know in racing has contracted COVID, from trainer Todd Pletcher to the TDN's own Christina Bossinakis,...

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Ryder Finney Continues Family's Racing Tradition

While Memorial Day weekend is thought of as the kick off to the beginning of summer, for Ryder Finney, it also serves as the unofficial start of sales prep season. Early mornings of bringing in the yearlings, lengthy handwalking sessions under the hot summer sun and tedious hours monitoring the walker. All while analyzing every minute change in each yearling at Bluewater. It's his favorite time of year. "This time of year you see an unbelievable transformation in a lot of them," Finney said. "Their winter hair falls off and...

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Keeneland Marches Into Book 3

LEXINGTON, KY - The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale continued to generate steady trade as its two-session Book 3 opened Thursday in Lexington. A pair of mares from the Bluewater Sales consignment brought the day's co-highest price of $300,000 and were joined at that price by a weanling colt from the first crop of Mendelssohn who was purchased by Larry Best from the Four Star Sales consignment. During Thursday's session, 227 head grossed $13,153,000. The session average of $57,943 ticked up 2.29% from last year's corresponding session and the median...

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Ravishing Fulfillment of a $500 Wish

The viability of the horse business hinges on a precarious equilibrium. Its values have to work out often enough for the rich guy to keep spending, but not so often that the rest of us have to pack up and go home. Very seldom, however, are both extremes embraced so proximately as by Meg Levy last weekend. On Sunday, the Grade I success of Valiance (Tapit) in the Juddmonte Spinster S. vindicated all the promise, in pedigree and physique, she had evinced as a $650,000 yearling sold through Levy's Bluewater...

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A Tapit Topper at KEESEP

   A Tapit filly out of the 2015 GI Alabama S. heroine Embellish the Lace (Super Saver) caught the attention of a number of high-end buyers, and was ultimately landed Sunday by Claiborne Farm's Bernie Sams, who was bidding on behalf of an undisclosed client of the storied nursery. The bay was consigned to the sale by Bluewater Sales as hip 149 and offered on behalf of her breeder, China Horse Club.     "He's bought a couple mares and he bought a nice yearling filly last year," Sams said...

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Levy Joins TIF Board; Wagering & Integrity Issues Committee Launched

Michael Levy has been added to the Board of Directors of the The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF). Levy is the founder and president of Muirfield Insurance, a full-service equine insurance agency based in Lexington, Kentucky. Along with wife Meg, they own and operate Bluewater Farm and Bluewater Sales. Throughout his career, Levy has served on a variety of industry boards, including the American Graded Stakes Committee, Breeders' Cup and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. "Mike brings a lifetime of experience to our board, and with it, a willingness to think...

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Recent Stakes Winner The Black Album Among Latest F-T HRA Supplements

The Black Album (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), winner of Wednesday's Jonathan B. Schuster Memorial S. at Indiana Grand, is one of the five latest supplements added to Monday's Fasig-Tipton July Horses of Racing Age Sale. The French Group 2 winner earned a 94 Beyer Speed Figure for his recent victory. He will be consigned to next week's sale as hip 177 by Bluewater Sales, agent. The latest batch of supplements are catalogued as hips 177-181. Click to view the enhanced online catalogue for the sale, featuring pedigrees, race videos, statistical...

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Meg Levy: First Among Equals

She has all the modesty we expect in those who spend their lives with an animal as vigilant against human pride and presumption as the Thoroughbred. Perfectly happy, for instance, to tell you about the seven-figure yearling who ended up as a police horse. But if you really press Meg Levy to identify where she strives for an edge, she'll shrug her shoulders and suggest a single word: "intuition." One word, not two. Not "feminine intuition." If Bluewater Sales sell the top lot, then Levy is simply first among equals....

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