Fasig-Tipton July Launches Yearling Season

The 2021 yearling season kicks off with Fasig-Tipton's July Sale Tuesday at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky. With just under 350 yearlings cataloged for the single-session auction, the July sale, which had swelled to as many as 550-600 horses over a decade ago, appears to have found its sweet spot--both in volume and the type of offerings--in recent times. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the July Sale was cancelled last season, with the horses merged into the re-routed Saratoga Select and NY-bred sales held in Kentucky in September. "It...

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Simply Ravishing Retired; Connections Contemplating Sale

Simply Ravishing (Laoban), the 6 1/4-length victress of the GI Alcibiades S. at Keeneland last year, has been retired to be bred, with an eye toward a possible sale at public auction this autumn. Trainer Ken McPeek confirmed the news via phone to TDN late Wednesday afternoon, shortly after TVG's Gabby Gaudet broke the story. "She had a minor breathing issue that we were dealing with, and we decided that if she couldn't be as competitive in Grade I races as she was at age two, we were going to...

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Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Sept. 10 Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale, for which there are 167 yearlings catalogued, is online. Last year's Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale has thus far turned out 16 winners this season, headed by black-type winners Liberty Beach (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}), Flippa The Strippa (Ire) (Outstrip {GB}) and Shadn (Ire) (No Nay Never). This year's class features yearlings by the hot young sires of both Liberty Beach and Flippa The Strippa, as well as accomplished stallions like Dandy Man (Ire), Dark Angel (Ire), Farhh (GB), Holy Roman...

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Red Armada Tops Goodwood Sale

The second edition of the boutique Goffs UK Goodwood Sale, held immediately after racing in the Goodwood parade ring, was topped by dual winner Red Armada (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 1), the first horse offered. Overall, trade was very selective, with only two of the seven horses offered finding new homes for a gross of £475,000. Consigned by Clive Cox Racing, the son of listed winner Alumni (GB) (Selkirk) brought a bid of £275,000 from Charlie Dee of Lillingston Bloodstock. One of six winners of six runners from him...

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