Marshall Taylor

With Breeding Season Right Ahead, Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale Opens Monday

The Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale, which gives breeders one last chance to buys mares at auction before the breeding season opens later this month, begins its two-day run at Newtown Paddocks Monday morning with the first of 300 catalogued hips scheduled to head into the sales ring at 10 a.m. A further 235 head have been catalogued for Tuesday's second session, which is largely dominated by supplemented offerings from the dispersal of the late Robert Lothenbach's Lothenbach Stables. The auction added some late fire power to its catalogue Sunday when...

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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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$650k Ancient Peace Tops Competitive KEEJAN Session

LEXINGTON, KY - The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale continued to keep pace with its 2021 renewal with a day of competitive bidding topped by the 3-year-old filly Ancient Peace (War Front), who sold for $650,000 to Travis Boersma's Boardshorts Stables late in Tuesday's second session of the four-day auction. "It started strong and it held pace," said Keeneland's Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy. "We've got to be very encouraged with the consistency within the market. Quality was selling well. There was hunger for the good stock...

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Duncan Taylor: With Him, You've Been Family, Part II

Taylor had worked Saratoga one summer for the pioneering Lee Eaton and, as early as 1978, dipped a toe in the same water. A first seven-yearling consignment at Keeneland included a first stakes winner—since followed by 126 Grade I winners raised or sold, including 10 last year alone. "It was a natural extension of what we were already doing: a lot of customers you boarded for needed to sell," Taylor says. "And I thought, well, if Lee Eaton could sell a horse for $100,000 and make $5,000, that's more than...

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Keeneland November Sale Starts Monday

LEXINGTON, KY - The action moves from the racetrack to the sales ring at Keeneland Monday with the first session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The 10-day auction kicks off with a single select Book 1 section that begins at noon and continues through Nov. 18 with subsequent sessions beginning at 10 a.m. "I think the sale will be good," Marshall Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency said on an unseasonably warm November morning at the Keeneland sales grounds Sunday. "We have a lot of good horses and...

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