short yearlings

'Encouraging Start' as $500k Home Cooking Tops Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Opener

LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale defied what has appeared in recent months to be a weakening sales market with a strong opening session in Lexington Monday. "It was a very encouraging start," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "There was lots of activity throughout the day, really from start to finish, at all level of horses and at all price ranges and all types of horses. Yearlings sold very well, mares in foal sold very well, broodmare prospects sold very well. The place was crowded very much...

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$700,000 Sebago Lake Charges Keeneland January Tuesday

by Jessica Martini & Stefanie Grimm LEXINGTON, KY - During a session dominated for much of the day by the short yearlings, the supplemented broodmare Sebago Lake (Tapit) jumped to the lead in the final hips when selling for $700,000 to Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm. Overall, through two days of the four-day auction, 430 head have grossed $31,596,700 for an average of $73,481 and a median of $30,500. With continued strength at the top of the market, the Book 1 average dipped just 3.39% from a year ago, but...

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Dam And Half-Brother To Al Riffa Feature In Goffs February Catalogue

The catalogue for the 487-strong Goffs February sale, which includes the dam and half-brother of juvenile Group 1 winner Al Riffa (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), is now online. Slated for Feb. 8-9, the sale includes Flat and National Hunt weanlings, breeding stock, 2-year-olds and horses-in-training, and will begin at 10 a.m. each day. One of the highlights of the catalogue is Galileo (Ire) mare Love On My Mind (Ire) (lot 479). In foal to Galileo Chrome (Ire), the 11-year-old sells as part of the Clonbonny Stud draft, as does lot...

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Mixed Sales Season Continues in Ocala

A total of 649 horses of all ages, including a supplemental catalog of about 50 horses, is set to go under the hammer at the Ocala Breeders Sales Company's Winter Mixed Sale, which kicks off a two-day run in Central Florida this morning at 11 a.m. ET with a preferred session (hips 1-206, including supplements) and continues with the horses-of-racing-age section (hips 251-365, including supplements). The sale concludes with Wednesday's open session (hips 401-638, supplements included), also beginning at 11 a.m. In the aftermath of a record-setting entree to the...

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Goffs Releases February Sale Catalogue

Goffs has released the catalogue for its first sale of the year, its three-day February Sale, set to take place from Feb. 8 to 10 at Kildare Paddocks. There are 599 horses catalogued to the Goffs February Sale; the sale will begin with a selection of 2-year-olds and horses in training followed by short yearlings. It will conclude with breeding stock, with leading breeders and consignors like the Aga Khan Studs, Derrinstown Stud, Godolphin, Baroda Stud, the Irish National Stud, Oghill House Stud and The Castlebridge Consignment all bringing drafts,...

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Goffs February Sale Part II Perseveres

Holding a Thoroughbred auction during the COVID-19 pandemic has not been without its challenges, and the Goffs February Sale has faced more than most. First, the sale was split into two parts, and the Mar. 2 Part II was re-scheduled for Mar. 11, but as Irish coronavirus restrictions were extended, Goffs had no choice but to move Part II online. Goffs and vendors alike can take heart from the fact that the live online format has achieved some notable results this season, and there are 84 National Hunt and Flat...

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Stallion Prospect Adds Spice to Goffs February

Tuesday sees Goffs kick off its 2020 sales year with the two-day February Sale consisting of yearlings, 2-year-olds, older horses, horses-in-training, breeding stock and even a stallion prospect in the 2017 G1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National S. winner Verbal Dexterity (Ire) (Vocalised). The 5-year-old will be offered late in the day on Wednesday through his owner/breeder/trainer Jim Bolger's Glebe House Stables as lot 545. This is the second year in a row the February Sale has been compressed into two days having been a three-day event in both 2017 and...

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Late Fireworks at Keeneland January

by Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis LEXINGTON, KY - The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale's second session was punctuated by a series of high-profile supplemental offerings, with multiple Grade I-placed Enaya Alrabb (Uncle Mo) (hip 795D) attracting the day's highest price when selling for $640,000 Tuesday in Lexington. The 4-year-old mare, consigned by Paramount Sales, was purchased by bloodstock agent Jim Schenck. Three of Tuesday's four top offerings were supplemental entries. "I thought today's session ended very well," said Keeneland's Director of Sales Operations Geoffrey Russell. "I think...

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