Highgate Sales

Jacob West Named As Stallion Seasons And Bloodstock Manager At Claiborne Farm

Jacob West will join the Claiborne Farm team in October as the Stallion Seasons & Bloodstock Manager, the organization said in a release Wednesday. West, a Kentucky native, graduated from UK with a degree in Economics. He began his career in the Thoroughbred industry at the ground level, first serving as a groom in Taylor Made Farm's broodmare division. From there, he ascended to barn foreman, divisional yearling manager, and then Buyer Account Manager. During his tenure at Taylor Made, West managed all aspects of his clients' investment portfolios, including...

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Horse Racing Women's Summit to Host Event at Keeneland Apr. 18

The Horse Racing Women's Summit will host a panel discussion at Keeneland Apr. 18. The day will kick off with a welcome address from Gabby Gaudet, a reporter/analyst for FanDuel TV and Keeneland, who will also moderate the keynote conversation hosted by Shannon Arvin, the President and CEO of Keeneland, alongside Julie Cauthen, a bloodstock agent and member of the Keeneland Inspection Team. "Keeneland is honored to host the Horse Racing Women's Summit, which promises to be a great day of discussion, reflection, valuable connections and fun. We look forward...

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Recent Maiden Winners Share Spotlight at Keeneland's Horses of Racing Age Sale

After announcing its presence with authority as a first-time seller on day one of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, the fledgling Case Clay Thoroughbred Management signed for Friday's top two lots--a pair of last-out maiden winners for $350,000 apiece--at Keeneland's single-session Horses of Racing Age Sale Friday. The co-topping Double Dream (Curlin), a winning 3-year-old half-sister to MGISW Verrazano (More Than Ready), GSW El Padrino (Pulpit), et al, will be heading to Australia for a client of Arrowfield Stud's, Clay said. Consigned by ELiTE, the Peter Brant homebred earned...

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'Remarkable' Fasig November Gross Tops $100 Million Again as Nest, Goodnight Olive Bring $6 Million

by Jessica Martini & Christina Bossinakis LEXINGTON, KY - After a vibrant afternoon-into-night of bidding, the Fasig-Tipton November Sale grossed over $100 million for the third straight year with champions Nest (Curlin) and Goodnight Olive (Ghostzapper) leading the way when bringing matching $6-million final bids Tuesday at Newtown Paddocks. "It was another remarkable horse sale, literally from start to finish," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "It's really humbling to think that we've been able, for three years in a row, do over $100 million in sales in a single night....

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John Stewart Snaps Up Pizza Bianca for $3M

Bobby Flay's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Pizza Bianca (Fastnet Rock--White Hot {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) fetched $3 million from John Stewart at Tuesday's renewal of Fasig-Tipton's November Sale. The 4-year-old filly, consigned by Elite, agent as hip 168, was mated Apr. 20 to four-time leading sire Into Mischief and is believed to be pregnant and carrying her first foal. Pizza Bianca is out of the unraced mare White Hot, who is a half to G1 Epsom Derby winner Pour Moi (Montjeu) and additional MGSW & MG1SP Gagnoa...

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Bianco Named Highgate Sales Director

Kate Bianco has been named sales director at Highgate Sales. A native of New Jersey, Bianco has worked in the yearling division and in sales and nominations at Three Chimneys Farm, and served as Thoroughbred Administrator at Stonestreet Farms. "I feel privileged to have worked for some of the best in the business and will forever be grateful for that opportunity. Sales have always been a passion of mine and I look forward to starting this new adventure with the team at Highgate," Bianco said. Starting her new role before...

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Four Supplemented To Keeneland's Book 1 September Yearling Sale

Keeneland will supplement four horses to Book 1 of the September Yearling Sale, which begins Monday, Sept. 11, the organization said in a release Thursday. Opening day of the sale will include a daughter of American Pharoah out of Pushkinskaya (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (hip 190), consigned by Highgate Sales, agent, who is a full sister to European Champion 2-year-old filly Maybe (Ire). Four Star Sales, agent, consigns a colt by Uncle Mo (hip 191) and a half-brother to GISP Conquest Panthera (Kitten's Joy) and MGSW Happy Like a Fool (Distorted...

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Eighteen Horses Supplemented To Keeneland April Sale

Officials at Keeneland have announced 18 supplemental entries to the April Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale to be held Sunday, Apr. 30 at 4 p.m. ET. Among the newest additions to the catalog are: Commandperformance (c, 4, Union Rags), runner-up in the 2021 GI Champagne S. whose GII Cotillion S-winning third dam Snit (Fit to Fight) produced Grade III victress Blind Date (Not For Love), from Highgate Sales; 3-year-old filly Goodbye Kyle (Summer Front), a good-looking debut winner going six furlongs on dirt at the Fair Grounds Mar. 5....

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Prelude to Breeding Season, Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale Opens Monday

LEXINGTON, KY - With just weeks to the opening of the 2023 breeding season, the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale begins its two-day run Monday at Newtown Paddocks with an eclectic offering of broodmares, broodmare and racing prospects and short yearlings. The auction attracted 465 entries to its main catalogue and, with the addition of supplemental entries, now features 594 catalogued offerings. Bidding begins Monday at 10 a.m. Jill Gordon and Jacob West's Highgate Sales consignment made its debut at last year's Winter Mixed Sale and made an immediate impact when...

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100 Supplements Added to Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale

An additional 100 supplemental entries have been added to Fasig-Tipton's Winter Mixed Sale, which will be held Feb. 6 and 7 in Lexington. These latest entries, which are catalogued as hips 466-565, include: stakes winner and graded-placed Diamond Wow (Lookin at Lucky), a 4-year-old who is consigned as a racing/broodmare prospect by Grovendale Sales, agent. Grovendale also consigns 5-year-old stakes winner Por Que No (Wicked Strong), who is also offered as a racing/broodmare prospect. Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services will consign a yearling by Constitution out of Light of a Star, who...

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Late Fireworks for Unraced $1-Million Into Mischief Colt at Keeneland

An unraced 2-year-old colt by record-setting sire Into Mischief brought $1 million from Mick Wallace, agent, on behalf of Gandharvi Racing, to dissolve a partnership very late in the day to top Keeneland's single-session November Horses of Racing Age Sale Thursday. Produced by Gaudete (Distorted Humor)--an unraced half-sister to leading young sire Munnings (Speightstown)--Hip 5352 was consigned by Highgate Sales, Agent XXXV. The topper previously brought $350,000 from China Horse Club/Gandharvi Racing at last year's Keeneland September Sale. His yearling half-brother by Violence brought $300,000 from Repole Stable and St....

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Additional Supplements for Keeneland's HRA Sale

Keeneland will supplement 13 additional horses, including a dozen 2-year-olds, to its November Horses of Racing Age Sale, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at noon ET. The supplements will all be on site for inspection Wednesday. The total number of horses catalogued for the HRA portion is 356. Among the highlights of the new supplements is an unnamed colt by Good Magic who is a half-brother to recent Japanese GSP Lemon Pop (Lemon Drop Kid). From the family of Danehill, the colt is consigned by Highgate Sales, agent,...

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