horse sales

John Stewart Joins the TDN Writers' Room Podcast

Prior to this year's Keeneland September Sale, John Stewart was largely unknown in racing circles. That changed when Stewart, the founder and managing partner of MiddleGround Capital, a private equity firm, spent $8.425 million on 13 horses. He was just getting started. Stewart returned to the fall breeding stock sales at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland where he once again opened his check book, purchasing 11 mares and weanlings for a total of $17.35 million. The list included the two-time GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Goodnight Olive (Ghostzapper). Stewart...

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Texas 2YOs In Training Sale Set For Apr. 3

The 2024 Texas 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale will take place at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2024, with the under-tack preview set for Monday, Apr. 1. "We're excited to follow up our solid 2023 sale with our 2024 edition of our Texas 2-Year-Old Sale," TTA Sales Director Foster Bridwell said. "We continue to pursue quality offerings that create an attractive marketplace for our buyers in the region." Recent graduates of the sale include Norman Stables' Strong Promise (Broken Vow), who fetched $125,000 at this year's sale...

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Beautifully Bred War Front Filly Gets Going at Headquarters

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Tokyo Racecourse. The headline event of the weekend is the G1 Shuka Sho, where Liberty Island (Jpn) (Duramente {Jpn}) goes for a sweep of the Triple Tiara. Click here for our preview: Saturday, October 14, 2023 3rd-TOK, ¥13,720,000 ($92k), Newcomers,...

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Into Mischief Colt Continues Rousing Start To Night Two at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

The early action at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga continued hot and heavy, as hip 135 became the third million-dollar seller within the first 15 horses offered when hammering to Aron Wellman's Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners for $1.5 million, the most expensive of the three early headliners. The colt's breeder, Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, will also stay in for a piece. The dark bay is a son of the all-conquering Into Mischief and was produced by 'TDN Rising Star' and GI Spinaway S. heroine Rachel's Valentina (Bernardini). The latter is, of course, a daughter of...

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Denali Stud's Curlin Filly The Second To Crash Through $1M Barrier at Saratoga

A Denali Stud-consigned Curlin filly became the second horse to cross the million-dollar threshold Monday at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga when agent David Lanigan paid $1.05 million on behalf of Heider Family Stable. A Jan. 12 foal, the chestnut is the first foal from Lady T N T (Justin Phillip), a $335,000 purchase by Scott and Evan Dilworth out of the 2018 OBS March Sale. A second-out maiden winner at Saratoga for the Dilworths and trainer Joe Sharp, Lady T N T recorded the biggest victory of her career when upsetting the...

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$1.45-Million Arrogate Colt Leads The Way At OBS Spring Opener

by Jessica Martini & Christina Bossinakis OCALA, FL - The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training opened Tuesday with a session that produced figures nearly identical to the auction's 2022 opening session. "It was a good start to the sale," said OBS Director of Sales Tod Wojciechowski. "A lot of horses sold very well. And I'd like to think the strength will continue through the next three days. I feel pretty good about that. There are a lot of good horses left to sell." During Tuesday's...

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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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Straight Line Equine Sales To Debut at Fasig-Tipton July

Colin Brennan Bloodstock and Wolf Creek Farms, with Jay Goodwin as a contributor, will launch Straight Line Equine Sales beginning with this year's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Sale in July. The new venture will be represented by drafts at yearling and breeding stock sales, with a 'focus on providing individual sales and management services' to each of its clients. The consignment and client relations component of Straight Line will be managed by Colin Brennan, who launched a bloodstock agency in his own name in 2019, Kristin Brennan, who helped to launch sales...

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Donncha McCarthy To Join The Castlebridge Consignment

Donncha McCarthy, a graduate of both The Irish National Stud and the Godolphin Flying Start program and a familiar face at bloodstock sales in Europe and Australasia, is joining The Castlebridge Consignment as its Irish sales executive. McCarthy is just returning from the sales in Australia, where he worked for Bennett Racing. "I worked a number of the sales for Castlebridge last year and whilst Bill Dwan knew I was keen to return to Australia for their yearling sales, it was agreed that I would come back to Castlebridge in...

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Coen To Join Tattersalls Ireland

Officials at Tattersalls Ireland have announced the appointment of Luke Coen as a bloodstock representative. An experienced and respected figure in the industry, Coen has excelled in both the eventing and Thoroughbred industry. Having represented Ireland at both Junion and Young Rider level in the European Championships, Coen has been surrounded by such equine superstars as My Dream Boat, Quel Spirit and Faugheen from a young age and has also gained knowledge as a pinhooker through his Q-Cross Stables. "We are delighted to welcome Luke to the Tattersalls Ireland team,"...

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'World-Class' Goffs Dubai Breeze-Up Has Mass Appeal

A total of 73 juveniles by some of the pre-eminent dirt sires from America complemented by a collection of top European turf stallions are set to go under the hammer during the second renewal of the Goffs Dubai Breeze-Up Sale to be held Tuesday evening in the sprawling parade ring at Meydan Racecourse. "It's just a huge honour and privilege to be appointed as auctioneer now for the second year by the Dubai Racing Club and the chairman, Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, and it's a great feather in...

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American Dirt Pedigrees To The Fore At Goffs Dubai Breeze-Up

There are American pedigrees galore that feature in the 73-strong catalogue for the Goffs Dubai Breeze-Up Sale, which takes place Tuesday afternoon in the saddling enclosure at Meydan Racecourse. With the lowering of COVID-related travel restrictions in 2022, European-based resellers were a noted presence at this country's yearling auctions last summer and fall, and with the increased focus on dirt racing in the Gulf region--not only at the racetracks of the Emirates Racing Association, but also in Saudi Arabia and, to a lesser extent, Qatar--it stands to reason that American-bred...

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