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OBS Winter Mixed Sale Kicks Off Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company kicks off their 2021 season Tuesday with the two-day OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Tuesday's session starts with a 183-head consignor-preferred session which will be immediately followed by a 120-head Horses of Racing Age session. Wednesday's open session consists of 354 horses and is a mix of broodmares and short yearlings. Both sessions start at 10:30 a.m. Those numbers include late supplements. The supplemental catalogues will be available on the grounds and those additional horses will sell immediately following the original catalogue. "We are cautiously optimistic,"...

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2021 Juddmonte Mating Plans Revealed

The 2021 mating plans for the Juddmonte broodmare band were announced by the nursery on Monday. The list was approved by the late Prince Khalid Abdullah prior to his death last week. Juddmonte will stand five stallions in 2021 led by Frankel. The undefeated wunderkind and Group 1 sire Frankel became the fastest European stallion ever to reach 40 group winners and celebrated another Group 1 winner in 2020-Grenadier Guards (Jpn). An even two dozen Juddmonte mares are booked on his dance card, among them MG1SW Ventura (Chester House), the...

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Bouquetot Sires Shine at Arqana's Final Session

Al Shaqab Racing's Haras de Bouquetot featured heavily among the top lots on the fourth and final day of the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale in Deauville. Both the topper and next dearest lot were mares in foal to Bouquetot residents, and the co-highest-priced foal of the day was also by one of their growing roster of stallions Lot 784, the Frankel (GB) mare Bursa (GB) in foal to G1 Prix Jacques le Marois hero Al Wukair (Fr) from the Bouquetot draft proper, commanded a session-topping €38,000 from Haras du Quesnay....

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Camacho Filly Leads the Way at Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK—Whether in situ or online, breeders from all over the world ensured that the Tattersalls December Mares' Sale got off to a promising start, with a 90% clearance rate helped by plenty of action from internet bidders. The dispersal of Lady Rothschild's Waddesdon Stud had led to a buoyant session on this day last year, so markers were down 12 months on, but there was still a healthy level of activity, with 12,292,200gns traded for 243 fillies and mares. The median dipped by 14% at 30,000gns and the average...

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Book Three Concludes at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, KY - The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale's two-session Book 3 section concluded with another day of steady trade Friday in Lexington. Bill Betz made the day's highest bid, going to $270,000 late in the day to acquire the racing/ broodmare prospect Divine Queen (Divine Park) from the Trackside Farm consignment. The mare was one of four to bring $200,000 or more during the session. While only 292 of the 401 catalogued head went through the ring Friday, 235 sold for a buy-back rate of just 19.52%. Through the...

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Star-Studded Line Up at Fasig Sunday

LEXINGTON, KY--Fasig-Tipton's November Sale, known as the "Night of Stars," will live up to its billing again when it kicks off Sunday at Newtown Paddocks with a sensational line-up of top race mares, broodmares and weanlings. "We have a tremendous catalogue this year with fillies and mares coming off the racetrack, a tremendous group of in-foal mares and the best group of weanlings we've ever had," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "We are very, very pleased and enthusiastic about the quality of our 2020 catalogue." Top Breeders' Cup contenders like...

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Arqana Releases December Breeding Stock Catalogue

The Dec. 5-8 Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale's catalogue is now online. A total of 841 mares, fillies and foals will go through the ring in early December, with sessions beginning at 10 a.m. each day. Highlighting the sale are 53 half-sisters to Group 1 winners. Leading the way is G1 Preis Von Europa heroine Donjah (Ger) (Teofilo {Ire}) (lot 182), who will start in Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Turf at Keeneland. The filly is consigned by Ecurie des Monceaux. Monceaux also offers Anabasis (Ger) (High Chaparral {Ire}) (lot 164)...

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Top Producers on Offer at November Sales

The Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland November sales are known as places to shop for some of the best racemares in the country as they conclude their careers on the track and transition into motherhood. However, the other prize offerings at both auctions are the mothers of some of the country's most talented runners. Many breeders have shifted focus towards these proven producers in hopes that if they did it once, they can do it again, like three-time Grade I producer Leslie's Lady or Littleprincessemma, who has produced a Triple Crown winner...

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Arqana NH Breeding Stock Session Catalogue Out

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the National Hunt foals, fillies and broodmares that usually sell at the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale will now have their own separate session on Nov. 19, and the catalogue is now available. Selling that day are 161 horses after three days of National Hunt horses-in-training, 2-year-old stores, and NH yearlings on Nov. 16-18. There will also be a 23-lot dispersal of Haras de la Croix Sonnet among the breeding stock. Online bidding will be available at www.arqanaonline.com.

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Sam-Son To Disperse of Racing and Breeding Stock

Sam-Son Farm, whose Thoroughbred racing and breeding operation dates back to 1972 and is considered a pillar of the sport in Canada, will be dispersing its stock over the next 18 months, primarily through public auctions handled by Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton. The liquidation of racing and breeding stock was announced via press release Oct. 28. Sam-Son executives did not cite a specific reason beyond saying in a prepared statement that: "After serious consideration and discussion, the owners have unanimously decided to initiate an orderly dispersal and to step back from...

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Tatts Ireland November Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Catalogue Online

The one-day Tattersalls Ireland November Flat Foal & Breeding Stock Sale catalogue is now online. Slated to begin at 11 a.m. on Nov. 13, the sale features 181 lots, split between 24 racing or broodmare prospects, 48 weanlings and with a new yearling section of 109 lots. A total of 66 of those yearlings, previously part of the September Yearling Sale, are eligible for the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Action S. in 2021. A few notable graduates include G1 Matron S. heroine Champers Elysees (Ire) (Elzaam {GB}), G2 Norfolk S....

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Stallion Prospect Adds Spice to Goffs February

Tuesday sees Goffs kick off its 2020 sales year with the two-day February Sale consisting of yearlings, 2-year-olds, older horses, horses-in-training, breeding stock and even a stallion prospect in the 2017 G1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National S. winner Verbal Dexterity (Ire) (Vocalised). The 5-year-old will be offered late in the day on Wednesday through his owner/breeder/trainer Jim Bolger's Glebe House Stables as lot 545. This is the second year in a row the February Sale has been compressed into two days having been a three-day event in both 2017 and...

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