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Goffs Orby Catalogue Anchored by Sea The Stars Filly

The catalogue for the Goffs Orby Sale, which includes a Sea The Stars (Ire) half-sister to a trio of Group 1 winners out of Theatrical (Ire) mare Green Room (lot 176), is now online. Numerous blue-blooded pedigrees make up the two-day sale, with 474 yearlings set to go under the hammer on Sept. 29-30. Sunday's G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. winner Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) is a €175,000 graduate of the Orby Sale. Ballylinch Stud will offer the 12th foal of the unraced Green Room, whose 2018 Galileo...

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Keeneland Tweaks September Format

Keeneland announced slight format changes to its September yearling sale Friday via an email to participants from its Vice President of Racing and Sales Bob Elliston. "Many of you received session assignments for the September Sale earlier this week and received news that we've made a slight tweak to the sale schedule after finalizing entries and hip numbers," Elliston explained. "As we previously shared with you, the sale will begin on Sunday, Sept. 13, to accommodate the record number of entries to the sale for 2020." The adjusted Keeneland September...

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OBS Reschedules Juvenile Sales

The Ocala Breeders' Sale Company has rescheduled its 2020 Spring and June Sales of 2-Year-Olds in Training in response to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The Spring Sale, originally scheduled for Apr. 21-24, will now be held June 9-12. The June Sale, which was slated for June 10-12 will now be held July 14-17. The Spring Sale under tack show will be May 31-June 6 and the June under tack show will be July 6-11. The Spring Sale catalog will stay as is and entries will be accepted from the June...

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A Mix of Fear and Optimism at OBS in Coronavirus Era

Following the announcement of the cancellation of the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale on Friday afternoon, the atmosphere at the OBS March Sale was tense. Becky Thomas of Sequel Bloodstock made an analogy. "There was a movie years ago with Jim Carrey called the Truman Show, where Jim Carrey did not realize he was actually the subject of a TV series. That's the way I feel. We're going through the motions, but we don't really know if it's real or not." Consignors gathered in the barns following the breeze show, expecting to...

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OBS to Press On With March Sale

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company reiterated its decision to continue on with its March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday, amid COVID-19 concerns which have prompted Keeneland to cancel its April 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale scheduled for Apr. 7 and Fasig-Tipton to cancel its Apr. 1 Gulfstream Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training. "We are moving forward with the sale," confirmed OBS Director of Sales Tod Wojciechowski Friday evening shortly after a meeting of shareholders. "We have been listening to...

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Colts by The Factor, Dialed In Fire first OBSMAR Bullets

A colt by The Factor (hip 129) and a son of Dialed In (hip 141) breezed the quickest eighth and quarter, respectively, during Thursday's first of three breeze shows for next Tuesday and Wednesday's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Consigned by GOP Racing Stable Corp., hip 129 covered a furlong in :9 4/5 despite starting his breeze well out into the track and finishing it close to the fence. A $22,000 KEENOV weanling RNA and $17,000 OBSOCT yearling, the Maryland-bred is out of SW and GSP...

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WTBOA Summer Sale Aug. 18

The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Summer Sale of yearlings is slated for Aug. 18 at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion at Emerald Downs. For nomination/entry information, contact Susan van Dyke at (253) 288-7896 or [email protected] Cost-saving early bird yearling nominations close March 27 with late nominations available until April 24.  

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Summer Front Colt Tops OBS Open Session

A $92,000 Summer Front short yearling colt topped the open and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Winter Mixed Sale Wednesday. Consigned as hip 633 by Select Sales, Agent II, the Apr. 12 foal was purchased by Dailey Bloodstock's Renee Dailey. The bay was bred in Florida by Machmer Hall and Marco Medina. His now 2-year-old half-brother by Into Mischief was a $350,000 Fasig-Tipton November weanling in 2018. Unplaced dam Diva Star (Cherokee Run) is a half to MSW and GSP Captain Serious (Successful Appeal) and hails from...

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First Round of FTKFEB Supplements Announced

Fasig-Tipton has added its first 67 supplemental entries to the Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, which will be held in Lexington on Monday, Feb. 10 and Tuesday Feb. 11. The entire current catalogue is available to view online here. Highlights of the supplemental entries include Toy Moon (Malibu Moon) (hip 546), a half-sister to MGSW Pomeroys Pistol (Pomeroy), the dam of leading GI Kentucky Derby contender Thousand Words (Pioneerof the Nile), carrying her first foal by Good Magic; five-time stakes winner and MGSP racing or broodmare prospect Taylor's Spirit (Algorithms) (hip...

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Keeneland January Sale Starts Monday

Keeneland kicks off the 2020 sales season with a five-day renewal of its January Horses of All Ages Sale in Lexington Monday, with bidding slated to begin at 10 a.m. Temperatures are expected to be unseasonably warm during sales week and Keeneland officials hope the action inside the pavilion matches the weather outside. "There haven't been a significant number of external changes," Keeneland Vice President of Racing and Sales Bob Elliston said of his expectations for the January sale. "The economy is still solid, purses continue to rise domestically, the...

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Euro Connections At Keeneland January

Keeneland's five-day January Horses of All Ages Sale begins on Monday, and the catalogue includes plenty of pedigrees to pique the interest of European shoppers. We ran through the catalogue and picked out a selection to highlight from Book 1 of the sale on Monday and Tuesday. Just the second short yearling to go through the ring on Monday is a daughter of Kitten's Joy (hip 4) who is a half-sister to Protectionist (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}), winner of the G1 Melbourne Cup and G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin. They are...

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Goffs Releases February Catalogue

Goffs has released a catalogue of 546 lots for its February Sale, which takes place Feb. 4 and 5 at Kildare Paddocks. The mixed flat and National Hunt sale features a day of short yearlings during Tuesday's opening session, while Wednesday will comprise breeding stock, 2-year-olds, horses in training and stallion prospects Verbal Dexterity (Ire) (Vocalised) (lot 545) and News Anchor (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) (lot 546). The yearlings include lot 22, a Holy Roman Emperor (Ire) half-brother to Italian Group 2 winner Chestnut Honey (Ire) (No Nay Never); lot...

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