online auctions

More Than Ready Filly Tops Keeneland December Digital Sale

Felicita (More Than Ready), an unraced 4-year-old half-sister to Grade I-winning juvenile and Dayoutoftheoffice (Into Mischief), topped Tuesday's Keeneland December Digital Sale when hammering for $250,000 to Jon Clay's Alpha Delta Stables. The auction, Keeneland's third foray into the nascent online sale marketplace after its June Online Select Horses of Racing Age Sale and October Digital Sale, was seen by leading consignors as a clear improvement while still having kinks that need ironing out as the sector evolves. The one-day sale grossed $508,000 for 15 lots, for an average of...

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Andrew Wyeth's 'Over the Hill' Commands $109,250 to Top Sporting Art Auction

Andrew Wyeth's Over the Hill, a watercolor painted by Wyeth in 1973 that remained in his personal collection until 2006, brought $109,250, including buyer premium, to headline Sunday's eighth annual Sporting Art Auction, a collaboration between Keeneland and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington held virtually on Sunday afternoon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bidding on this year's auction of 188 high-quality lots representing fine sporting art, American paintings and sculpture by renowned artists was conducted online and via phone. Gross sales for the Sporting Art Auction totaled $1,625,945. LeRoy Neiman's...

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Friesan Fire Sophomore Commands $400K at Wanamaker's July

Fiya (Friesan Fire), a progressive 3-year-old gelding who posted a 98 Beyer and 9 Ragozin last time out, was purchased by Robert Masiello for $400,000 at the Wanamaker's July online sale. "I'm very happy to be able to sign the ticket for Fiya," said Masiello. "He's been really impressive this year and his last race certainly hinted that he might have some star quality. I was a bit nervous about participating in an online auction, but the experience was very seamless and intuitive. I'm really looking forward to getting Fiya...

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Wanamaker's July Catalogue Now Live

After a successful first online auction, Wanamaker's has released its second catalogue, headed by the entry of Fiya (Friesan Fire), a 3-year-old gelding who is two-for-two on the year and posted a 98 Beyer Speed Figure and a 9 on the Ragozin Sheets in winning a Laurel allowance July 17. Fiya's 98 Beyer is the second fastest by a 3-year-old on the turf this year. The catalogue, found on wanamakers.com, also contains yearlings, a 2-year-old racing prospect, racing/broodmare prospects, and broodmares. Prospective buyers may browse the catalogue to view pictures...

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Wanamaker's Inaugural Catalogue Released

The catalogue for Wanamaker's inaugural online auction can now be viewed on wanamakers.com. The June 25 sale contains both broodmares and racehorses and is headlined by Swaggy George (Not This Time), a 2-year-old colt who won impressively on debut at Gulfstream Park. Prospective buyers may browse the catalogue to view pictures and videos and schedule in-person inspections with sellers. Racehorse entries also contain DRF past performances, Ragozin Sheets, and race replays. Buyers must register for an account to be able to bid. Live bidding will open at 8 a.m. ET...

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ThoroughbredAuctions.com Mixed Sale a Test for Online Auctions

Selling Thoroughbred horses online has never quite caught on in the U.S. as buyers and their advisors are obviously reluctant to purchase a horse they cannot examine in person. But a West Virginia-based auction company is forging ahead with an ambitious online sale later this month, its owners confident that Thoroughbred racing is ready to accept the online marketplace. "In 2000, if you asked me if this is going to work I would have said no," said Tim Jennings, who runs ThoroughbredAuctions.com with his wife, Cathy. "I just didn't think...

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R.A.C.E. Fund Online Auction Fundraiser Starts May 22

The Retirement Assistance and Care for Equines Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 2004 and TAA accredited, will launch its 2020 fund drive with an online auction on eBay starting May 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST and ending May 29 to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Featured items include: halters of the following: 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide, 2012 and 2013 American Champion Female Sprinter Groupie Doll, 2013 Breeders Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man, 2014 Florida Derby winner Constitution, 2014 Holy Bull...

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Fasig-Tipton to Offer Online Bidding at All Future Auctions

Fasig-Tipton will offer online bidding at all of its future live auctions, the company announced in a press release Thursday morning. The platform will be available for Fasig-Tipton's next scheduled auction, the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held June 29-30 in Timonium, Maryland. As an additional service to buyers, the company will also further expand its long-established phone-bidding program for the remainder of 2020. The service allows prospective buyers--who are not on site at an auction--to bid on horses through a member of the Fasig-Tipton staff. "The addition...

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