Doug Arnold

Lively Bidding As Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Returns

By Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis The 100th anniversary of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale, delayed a year due to the global pandemic, kicked off with a lively session of trade at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion Monday evening. "It was a very solid opening session of the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "It was certainly a very healthy market. It was very similar and reminiscent of the 2019 marketplace. Overall, we are off to a very good start." A colt by Uncle Mo brought...

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Shancelot Available for Inspection Jan. 22

Graded stakes winner Shancelot (Shanghai Bobby--True Kiss, by Is It True) will be available for inspection at Buck Pond Farm Jan. 22. An open house is scheduled at the Versailles, Kentucky farm between noon and 3 p.m. Chili and desserts will be served and those in attendance will be able to register for a chance at a free season to the stallion. Winner of the 2019 GII Amsterdam S., Shancelot was second in that year's GI Breeders' Cup Sprint and GI Santa Anita Sprint Championship S. He was also third...

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V. E. Day's First Crop of Kentucky-Breds Bound for Fasig-Tipton

Grade I-winning millionaire V. E. Day will be represented by his first crop of Kentucky-bred yearlings at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings Sale scheduled to be held Oct. 26 through 29. Owned by Magalen Ohrstrom Bryant, the son of English Channel won the Curlin S. at three before capturing the 2014 GI Travers over Wicked Strong (Hard Spun). At four, he ran second in the GII Brooklyn Invitational S. He stood his first season at stud at Waldorf Farm in New York before relocating to Doug Arnold's Buck Pond...

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Keeneland September Starts Sunday, Right on Time

LEXINGTON, KY - While the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc with sales across the globe from March through August, the calendar will return to some semblance of normalcy when the Keeneland September Yearling Sale kicks off right on schedule in Lexington Sunday at noon. "So many sales companies in the Northern Hemisphere have had to rearrange some things, but we have been very fortunate that the September sale is taking place in September at Keeneland," said Keeneland's Director of Sales Operations Geoffrey Russell. "We are resilient and I think we've had...

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Weathering the Storm: Doug Arnold

While many questions regarding the Coronavirus pandemic remain unanswered, and with a stock market experiencing extreme volatility, there is continued uncertainty as to what could happen in our industry over the next few years. But many people in the industry have been through such ambiguity before. We sought the advice of industry leaders who successfully made their way through the Great Recession, and we asked what they learned from it and how they will use their experiences to advance through the coming years. DOUG ARNOLD, Buck Pond Farm Liquidity is...

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V.E. Day To Stand Free of Charge

In the model of Chuck Fipke's gesture last week, V.E. Day (English Channel), who had been standing at Buck Pond Farm for a fee of $6,500 live foal, will now be offered to breeders free of charge, according to Buck Pond's owner Doug Arnold. V.E. Day is owned by Magalen Ohrstrom Bryant. Arnold said that her close friend Johnathan Miller called him on Friday to talk about the possibility of following Fipke's lead. "Johnathan had called me and talked to me about it, and I thought it was a great...

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Steady Trade As Keeneland January Continues

LEXINGTON, KY - The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale continued with a session of steady trade Wednesday and a colt by Uncle Mo causing some early fireworks when selling for $400,000. Gabriel Duignan's Springhouse Farm purchased the pinhooking prospect, who was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency on behalf of breeder Mike Abraham. The short yearling was one of seven horses to bring six figures during the auction's third session. In all, 232 horses sold Wednesday for a total of $5,207,200. The average was $22,445 and the median...

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