Lothenbach dispersal

Bidding Opens on Fasig-Tipton April Digital Sale

Bidding on the 109 entries in the Fasig-Tipton April Digital Sale is now open and will close Apr. 9, beginning at 2 p.m. ET. The sale includes the final phase of the Lothenbach dispersal and phase two of the Ruis dispersal. The catalogue features 69 horses of racing age, a graded stakes winner off the track, multiple stakes performers, and breeding stock with current updates. These include the broodmare Star of Shanghai (Shanghai Bobby) (hip 23), a half-sister to 'TDN Rising Star' Mindframe (Constitution), who debuted with a 13-length victory...

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West Point, D J Stable Strike for $1.2M Tapit Colt from Lothenbach Dispersal

West Point Thoroughbreds and the Green family's D J Stable went to $1.2 million to acquire a colt by Tapit from the Lothenbach dispersal Tuesday at OBS. Bred by the late Bob Lothenbach, the gray colt is out of Distorted Music (Distorted Humor) and is a half-brother to graded winner She Can't Sing (Bernardini). He was consigned by Tom McCrocklin. The result was the third million-dollar sale from the dispersal. She Can't Sing sold for $1.1 million at the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale where Bell's the One sold for $1.3...

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Resurgent OBS March Sale Opens Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, the first of the spring's juvenile auctions, kicks off Tuesday with bidding on the first of 853 catalogued lots beginning at 11 a.m. The OBS March sale, which transitioned from a select to an open sale in 2015, was held over three days for the first time since 2014 in 2023 and again returns in that expanded format in 2024 after a power-packed renewal a year ago. "I was really impressed by the number of people who were here watching...

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Fireworks As 'Damn Good' Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale Concludes with a Trio of Seven Figure Mares

LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale, which had never produced a seven-figure offering in its history, had three million-dollar mares go through the ring in an action-packed final hour of its two-day run in Lexington Tuesday. The final horse through the ring, Zetta Z (Bernardini), supplemented to the auction just Sunday, provided an exclamation point of the auction when selling for $2 million to Coolmore Stud. As expected, the dispersal of the bloodstock of the late Robert Lothenbach dominated the results sheet, accounting for the $1.3 million Bell's...

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OBS March Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the 2024 OBS March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, which will feature 849 juveniles, has been released and is available online at obssales.com. Scheduled to be held Mar. 12-14 at the OBS grounds in Ocala, this year's sale will include 41 2-year-olds from the Lothenbach Stables dispersal. Sessions will begin daily at 11 a.m., with under-tack shows held the week prior from Mar. 6-9 at 8 a.m. daily. The iPad version of the catalogue can be accessed via the equineline app. Online bidding will again be available...

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Lothenbach Dispersal a Unique Opportunity for Buyers

This year's renewal of the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale will have extra appeal to buyers with the addition of the dispersal of the late Robert Lothenbach's breeding stock. The dispersal's offerings, most of whom were supplemented to the auction's catalogue, will be handled by Vinery Sales and Taylor Made Sales Agency. Both consignors emphasized what a unique opportunity the dispersal represented. "Mr. Lothenbach was a great ambassador for racing and he strictly bred to race," Vinery's Derek MacKenzie said. "He also bought a lot of nice yearlings over the years...

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