Lauren Carlisle

Early Impressions from Fasig: Whose First-Crop Yearlings Caught Your Eye?

Every year, the Fasig-Tipton July sale offers the first chance for buyers to get a look at a new crop of yearling sires. Many buyers were seeing these sires' yearlings for the first time this week, and while it's admittedly early, we took a little survey to get their first impressions. The group includes: Basin, Beau Liam, By My Standards, Charlatan, Core Beliefs, Essential Quality, Independence Hall, Knicks Go, Known Agenda, Leinster, Lexitonian, Maxfield, Modernist, Raging Bull, Rock Your World, Silver State, Tacitus, Uncle Chuck, and Yaupon. LIZ CROW: Tacitus...

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Curlin Colt Brings $1.1M from Lauren Carlisle on Second day of Book 2

A colt by Curlin out of GSW and GISP Miss Sunset (Into Mischief) (Hip 977) realized a $1.1 million final bid from agent Lauren Carlisle, acting on behalf of an undisclosed buyer. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the Mar. 3 foal is from the family of MGSW Prayer For Relief. Miss Sunset was an $825,000 by Breeze Easy, also the breeder of this colt, at Fasig-Tipton November in 2018.

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With the Physicals and the Sire Power, Sumaya Poised for Big September

Oussama Aboughazale's Sumaya Stable, now into its seventh year based in Kentucky, is hoping to make a big impact at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, starting with seven standout offerings in the auction's boutique Book 1 section next Monday and Tuesday. "We have a very strong group this year, physically, and we've got some good sire power behind us," Aboughazale's bloodstock manager Frances Relihan said. "The vets have been kind to us as well. We are looking forward to the sale next week. We had a good start to the...

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Gun Runner Filly Brings $850K at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

A filly by Gun Runner out of the Grade II-placed Divine Dawn (Divine Park) was hammered down to Lauren Carlisle, acting as agent, for $850,000 to lead the early returns during the first of two sessions of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale Monday evening. Bred by Oussama Aboughazale's International Equities Holding and consigned to the sale by Gainesway, the Feb. 28 foal is out of a full-sister to Grade II winner Divine Miss Grey and is the year-younger half-sister to Top Connor (Twirling Candy), a $200,000 Keeneland September yearling who...

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Steady Results as $1.3-Million Into Mischief Colt Stars at OBS Finale

by Jessica Martini & Christina Bossinakis OCALA, FL - The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training completed its four-day run Friday with a  new record gross and average and a record-tying median in an auction which closely mirrored the 2022 renewal which set high-water marks for all of those metrics. Through four sessions, 698 horses grossed $90,805,000. A year ago, 705 horses grossed a record $90,723,000. The 2023 average of $129,907 was up fractionally from $128,685. The median remained unchanged at $65,000. "It was a great...

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Strength at the Top as OBS March Concludes with a Million-Dollar Munnings Filly

by Jessica Martini & Christina Bossinakis OCALA, FL - With plenty of activity at the top of the market, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training concluded its three-day run with increases in average and median over last year's two-session renewal and five juveniles selling for seven figures, led by a co-record $2-million son of Good Magic. "I thought it was a really good sale and it held strong all the way through," said OBS Director of Sales Tod Wojciechowski. "There were quality horses on each...

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Gun Runner Filly Stars As Fasig-Tipton October Rewrites The Records Again

LEXINGTON, KY - With some 75 horses still to go through the ring, the 2022 Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale overtook its record gross set just last year and, by the close of business Thursday, 1,100 yearlings had grossed $55,426,500. The 2021 gross was $52,607,500 for 1,153 yearlings sold. Also surpassing records set last year were the average of $50,388 and the median of $25,000. The previous marks were $45,627 and $22,000, respectively. "Another remarkable sale concluded tonight," said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning. "You are always thrilled when you set records...

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Who Will Be This Year's Leading Freshman Sire?

From a stellar class, which freshman sire will emerge on top? And what sire currently flying under the radar will be the year's biggest surprise? With the first 2-year-old sale of the season, OBS March, now in the books, we thought it would be a good time to ask the experts: JUSTIN CASSE Top pick: Mendelssohn (Scat Daddy--Leslie's Lady, by Tricky Creek). 2022 fee: $35,000, Coolmore America. "I saw some very athletic two-turn horses by Mendelssohn with size, scope, strength, and balance. They were very athletic types and they breezed...

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Vibrant Opener to Fasig Midlantic Sale

TIMONIUM, MD - The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale opened Monday in Timonium with the specter of uncertainty in the industry caused by the pandemic and the havoc it has wreaked on the global economy hanging over all participants, but the session was punctuated by vibrant bidding across the board and concluded with a sparkling 20% buy-back rate. A colt by Uncle Mo brought the day's highest price when selling to Michael Lund Peterson for $1.1 million. "I don't think anybody really knew what to expect, including us," Fasig-Tipton...

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