horse sales

$1.5 Million Uncle Mo Colt Tops Electric Saratoga Opening Night

by Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale opened with a lively session of trade punctuated by four seven-figure yearlings Monday evening in upstate New York. A colt by Uncle Mo, consigned by Lane's End as agent for his breeder, Summer Wind Farm, attracted the session's highest bid when selling for $1.5 million to the partnership of West Point Thoroughbreds and Woodford Racing. In all, 69 yearlings sold at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion Monday for a total of $28,930,000. The average...

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EquiTrace Technology on Display at Fasig-Tipton July

Buyers and sellers on site this week at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks may have noticed signage for a fast-growing company called EquiTrace. Launched in 2019, the EquiTrace App not only identifies horses with the use of a microchip scanner, but also provides management and traceability solutions for horse farms and equine organizations. Dr. Kevin Corley, a veterinary specialist in equine medicine and critical care, was one of the key founders of EquiTrace and said that the idea for the product stemmed from the industry's inefficiencies with identifying horses that have led...

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Acting Out Tops Keeneland April HORA Sale

Acting Out (Blame), who most recently caused a 6-1 upset of the Carousel S. at Oaklawn Park Apr. 2 (video), was hammered down to Bill Farish, acting as agent for his parents Will and Sarah, to lead the way at Friday's Keeneland April Horses of Racing Age Sale held following the conclusion of the closing-day program at the racetrack a handful of steps up the hill. Previously trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer for the ownership group of Sherman Racing Inc., Zivka Akin and Robert Hawkins, Acting Out won...

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80 Catalogued For Osarus Breeze-Up

The 2022 renewal of the Osarus Breeze-Up Sale will take place Tuesday, May 3 at La Teste Racecourse, with the under-tack preview set for Monday, May 2. A total of 80 2-year-olds have been catalogued for the sale, whose recent graduates include graded/group stakes performers Mango Tango (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) and Blessed Silence (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}); the stakes-placed Golconda (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) and Satisfied (Fr) (Elusive City); and the Christophe Ferland-trained Loubeisien (Fr) (Kheleyf), a €35,000 purchase out of last year's event who took out the Listed Prix Montenica over...

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Arqana May Breeze-Up Catalogue Online

A total of 145 2-year-olds in training comprise the catalogue for the Arqana May Breeze-Up Sale to be held Friday, May 13 beginning at 2pm at the company's Deauville sales complex. The horses will be put through their paces under-tack at the Deauville-La Touques Racecourse on Thursday, May 12 at midday. No fewer than 80 different stallions, from either side of the Atlantic, are represented by juveniles. Major European-based sires include Dark Angel (Ire), Invincible Spirit (Ire), Kingman (GB), the late Le Havre (Ire), Lope de Vega (Ire), Sea The...

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Buyers 'More Than Ready' at OBS March

By Christie DeBernardis & Christina Bossinakis OCALA, FL--The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's grounds continued to buzz with activity during a second straight day of very strong trade as the March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale concluded Wednesday. Bidding was fast and furious right from the start with the top horse of the day--and the sale as a whole--coming in the second juvenile through the ring, Hip 318, a colt by More Than Ready, who summoned $1.2 million from Kaleem Shah. A daughter of American Pharoah (Hip 532) also achieved seven figures...

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CBA Announces 2022 Board

The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA) has installed its Board of Directors for 2022. The Board consists of 15 members--eight from the top 20 consignors and seven from other consignors and commercial breeders. Each year, a portion of the Board rotates off and new, eligible CBA members replace them. The current Board members from the Top 20 consignors are: Conrad Bandoroff, Denali Stud; Carrie Brogden, Machmer Hall Sales; Pat Costello, Paramount Sales; Liz Crow, ELiTE Sales; Walker Hancock, Claiborne Farm; Adrian Regan, Hunter Valley Farm; Allaire Ryan, Lane's End...

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American-Sourced Mares at Magic Millions: Part Two

The Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale began Tuesday on Australia's east coast in Queensland, and through the first two days of the sale, four horses have breached the seven-figure threshold, including a colt by the pensioned Not A Single Doubt (Aus) that fetched A$1.7 million (about US$1.23 million) from Ciaron Maher Bloodstock. In Tuesday's TDN, we previewed a few of the Gold Coast offerings hailing from female families sourced in the U.S. and here we list a handful of others that were set to go under the hammer during the...

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Momentum Builds In Keeneland January Opener

by Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis LEXINGTON, KY - The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, delayed a day due to last week's blizzard, took some time to find its footing, but gained in strength throughout Tuesday's opening session to end the day with figures up compared to its 2020 opening session. "We are very pleased with the way things ended up," said Keeneland's vice president of sales Tony Lacy. "We were expecting a very solid day. There was some nice quality, especially towards the end. And that is...

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Madden Now Sole Proprietor at Buckland Sales

Buckland Sales agency, which has been operating as a partnership between Ro Parra and Zach Madden, will now be run solely by the latter, as Parra will be stepping back from his role with the consignment company. The announcement comes the year after Parra consolidated his commercial breeding, boarding and stallion operations at Millennium Farms in Lexington to focus on his family and his own racing and breeding portfolio. "Ro has been a tremendous business partner and mentor to me over the years and I am thankful to also call...

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Something For Everyone As Keeneland November Wraps

The seasonal foliage was about the only thing falling at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which concluded a wildly successful run in Lexington Friday afternoon. Over the course of 10 days of trade, sales officials reported gross receipts of $203,585,500 for 2470 horses sold, good for an average of $82,423. Further demonstrating the strength of middle market, the median price of $37,000 established a new November record, eclipsing the previous mark of $35,000 set on five previous occasions, but most recently in 2014. The buyback rate closed at a...

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Bernardini Filly 'Pops' Late at Keeneland November

Pop a Choc, a daughter of the increasingly influential broodmare sire Bernardini, was hammered down for $265,000 as the last few grains of sand were passing through the hourglass during Monday's opening session of Book 4 at the Keeneland November Sale in Lexington. The 4-year-old filly was consigned to the sale by Meg Levy's Bluewater Sales LLC and topped yet another day of exceptional trade in the Bluegrass. A total of 271 horses sold for $10,507,100 Monday, an increase of 67.4% over last year's COVID-affected sale, while the average of...

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