horse sales

Medaglia d’Oro Half-Sis to Sergei Prokofiev to Shadwell

Hip 319, a Medaglia 'Oro half-sister to Group 3 winner Sergei Prokofiev (Scat Daddy), rolled to the top of the leaderboard about midway through the second day of bidding at the Keeneland September sale after selling to Shadwell Farm for $1.6 million. The Apr. 27 foal was bred in Ontario and consigned to the sale by Anderson Farms and was produced by Orchard Beach (Tapit), a $200,000 graduate of the 2012 September sale, whose produce have now accounted for better than $4 million in turnover at this auction since 2017....

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Well-Related ‘Pharoah’ Filly Keeps Ball Rolling at Keeneland

   Longtime owner/breeder Mike Rutherford of Lexington's Manchester Farm fended off several stiff challenges to ultimately land an American Pharaoh half-sister to unbeaten GII Amsterdam S. romper Yaupon (Uncle Mo) for $1.2 million.    The chestnut (hip 291) was consigned to the sale by Bill Betz's Betz Thoroughbreds and bred by Betz, J. Betz, CoCo Equine, former Chicago newscaster Ron Magers and Burns.    "She is beautiful, gorgeous," said Rutherford while rushing out of the sales pavilion. "Best filly I have seen. Let's hope she can run."    Rutherford said...

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Curlin Colt Leapfrogs Into Lead at KEESEP

A colt by Curlin has no shortage of new owners after Gainesway's Alex Solis signed the ticket on hip 282 at $1.2 million Monday at Keeneland. The new partnership includes Mike Repole, Vinnie Viola's St. Elias, Gainesway, John Oxley and Robert Clay's Grandview. "We've been talking about all the colts we liked and I really liked this colt," Solis said after signing the lengthy ticket. "I thought his mother was a pretty special filly. All week long I kept seeing him and thought I'd like to find a way to...

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Old Forester Colt Tops CTHS Canadian Premier Yearling Sale

A colt by Old Forester, whose Horse of the Year son Pink Lloyd goes for a fourth consecutive victory in the GIII Vigil S. at Woodbine this Saturday, fetched a final bid of C$90,000 (US$68,977) to top Wednesday's CTHS Canadian Premier Yearling Sale at Woodbine. Pink Lloyd, winner of 25 of his 30 career starts, was a graduate of the 2013 sale. Consigned to the sale by Bernard McCormack's Cara Bloodstock, the chestnut--offered as hip 15--was bred in Ontario by Whitford Bloodstock and is the latest foal from the multiple...

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Desert Party Sold To Saudi Arabia

Desert Party (Street Cry {Ire}--Sage Cat, by Tabasco Cat), a graded/group winner at ages two, three and four, has been sold to continue his stud career in Saudi Arabia. The deal was brokered by Chad Schumer of Chad Schumer Bloodstock. Bred in Kentucky by David Smith and Steven Sinatra, Desert Party was purchased by Paul Pompa, Jr. for $425,000 at the 2007 Keeneland September sale, then watched as his pinhook prospect topped the Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale on John Ferguson's bid of $2.1 million less than six months later. Winner of...

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Fasig-Tipton to Consolidate Saratoga Fall, Midlantic Mixed/HORA Sales

Due to current travel restrictions in place in New York State to prevent the spread of COVID-19, officials at Fasig-Tipton have announced that the Saratoga Fall Sale, scheduled for Oct. 20, will not go forward as planned. It will instead be combined with the company's Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale and will take place in Timonium Dec. 7 and 8. Governor Andrew Cuomo's New York Travel Advisory requires any individuals that travel to New York--from any of the states currently listed--to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine...

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Familiar Names Front and Center at JRHA Select Yearling Sale

As reported in more detail by European Editor Emma Berry in Tuesday's TDN European Edition, members of the final crop of the late Deep Impact (Jpn) predictably dominated the yearling section of the JRHA Select Sale Monday on the island of Hokkaido, accounting for the day's top six sellers and eight of the top nine. Lot 114, the second Japanese foal from Sheave (Mineshaft)--the dam of GI Kentucky Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia (Street Boss)--led the way on a record final bid of ¥510 million ($4,766,356), as the offspring of American-bred...

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Safety Protocols Announced Ahead of Midlantic 2YO Sale

Officials at Fasig-Tipton have announced a set of COVID-19 protocols that will be instituted in advance of next week's Midlantic Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and this week's under-tack previews.   Screening measures, including temperature checks and health screening questions, will be in place to gain admittance to the sales grounds for all staff, participants and attendees; Cloth face coverings are required in accordance with U.S. CDC recommendations; Participants will not be allowed to congregate. At least six feet of distance must be maintained between people; Seating capacity in the...

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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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Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2YO Catalogue Online

A total of 550 juveniles have been catalogued for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, June 29 and 30, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at Timonium. Both sessions will begin at 11 a.m. ET. The online catalogue may be viewed here. Print catalogues will be available beginning June 8. Under-tack shows will take place Wednesday through Friday, June 24-26 and will kick off at 8 a.m. ET. "Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training has produced more Grade I winners than any other U.S. 2-year-old sale in...

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Hong Kong International Sale Postponed A Second Time

The Hong Kong International Sale, during which the Hong Kong Jockey Club offers to its licensed owners the opportunity to purchase race-ready horses it has acquired at auction houses from either hemisphere, has been postponed for the second time due to the COVID-19 situation in the Special Administrative Region, South China Morning Post reported Monday. The sale typically takes place on the Friday before the BMW Hong Kong Derby in a cocktail-hour type setting in the parade ring at Sha Tin Racecourse. Officials at the HKJC tentatively rescheduled the event...

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OBS Spring Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training, postponed from next month to June 9-12 due to the coronavirus pandemic, is now online at the company website at www.obssales.com. A total of 1,231 juveniles have been catalogued for the four-day sale, with lots 1-308 going under the hammer Tuesday, June 9; lots 309-616 Wednesday, June 10; lots 617-924 Thursday, June 11; and lots 925-1231 Friday, June 12. Bidding begins each day at 10 a.m. Seven under-tack previews are scheduled to begin Sunday, May 31 and continue through...

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