Stuart Morris

Prelude to Breeding Season, Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale Opens Monday

LEXINGTON, KY - With just weeks to the opening of the 2023 breeding season, the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale begins its two-day run Monday at Newtown Paddocks with an eclectic offering of broodmares, broodmare and racing prospects and short yearlings. The auction attracted 465 entries to its main catalogue and, with the addition of supplemental entries, now features 594 catalogued offerings. Bidding begins Monday at 10 a.m. Jill Gordon and Jacob West's Highgate Sales consignment made its debut at last year's Winter Mixed Sale and made an immediate impact when...

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Tapit Colt on Top at OBS Winter Mixed Sale

A colt by Tapit (hip 42) attracted the highest bid of $225,000 during Tuesday's open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Winter Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale when New York conditioner Dave Cannizzo outlasted trainer Mark Casse for the short yearling, who was consigned by Stuart Morris. "He's the only horse I bid on today," Cannizzo said Tuesday afternoon. "He was a standout. It's what we came here to do and we did it. We got in a little dogfight with Mark Casse, but we won the...

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Stuart Morris Leaves Hospital

Stuart Morris, who suffered a stroke on Christmas Eve, has been discharged from the rehabilitation facility where he has been recovering, according to a post from Carrie Brogden on his GoFundMe page. "Stuart and (partner) Patty (Mitchell) are on their way home!!!" Mitchell wrote. "We cannot possibly express the thanks for the support.... financially, emotionally and spiritually. The Thoroughbred horse industry is an amazing place and we all feel lucky to be a part of it." Morris was transferred from UK Hospital to the Cardinal Hill rehabilitation hospital on Dec....

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Stuart Morris Moved to Cardinal Hill

Stuart Morris, who suffered a stroke Christmas Eve morning, has been moved to Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, according to Carrie Brogden, who is keeping his supporters updated through a GoFundMe page she set up for him. Morris has spent the last few days hospitalized at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Cardinal Hill specializes in rehabilitation after stroke, brain injury, and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions. Brogden shared Morris was now able to slightly move his left arm, which had been stricken with paralysis. The stroke also...

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Trio Share Top Billing During Vibrant Saratoga Sale

A trio of weanlings shared top price of $150,000 during a day of vibrant trade at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Sale Monday in upstate New York. By the close of business, 136 horses had sold for $4,533,200. The average of $33,332 jumped 48.5% from the 2021 auction and the median doubled to $20,000. With 46 horses reported not sold, the buy-back rate was 25.3%. It was 29.7% a year ago when 163 horses grossed $3,657,800 for an average of $22,440 and a median of $10,000. "The market up here was...

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Classic Bases Loaded for Sire On The Up

Nobody has missed the explosive impact of Not This Time's second crop of sophomores on the Classic trail this year. But the fact remains that it's actually another stallion in his own intake that we find flirting most plausibly with an elusive distinction, with a chance of joining King Alfonso (1885), McGee (1918), Bull Lea (1952) and Native Dancer (1966) in siring the winners of both the GI Kentucky Derby and GI Kentucky Oaks. Okay, so we're getting way ahead of ourselves here. With nearly two months to go, it...

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Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Starts Monday

TIMONIUM, MD - A yearling sale season punctuated by strong demand throughout the market makes a stop in Maryland when the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale begins its two-day run in Timonium Monday afternoon. With 200 yearlings catalogued, the abbreviated first session of the auction gets underway at 1 p.m. A further 314 yearlings are catalogued for the second session, which begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Ahead of the sale, a mixture of end-users, pinhookers and bloodstock agents were on the grounds on a balmy fall day at the Maryland...

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Speightstown Colt Tops Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Opener

A yearling colt by Speightstown (hip 128) brought the top price during Monday's opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale when bringing a final bid of $165,000 from Calumet Farm. Consigned by Stuart Morris, the yearling was one of four offerings to bring six figures during the day. In all, 207 horses sold Monday for a gross of $3,956,300. The average was $19,113 and the median was $8,000. The buy-back rate for the session was 21.6%. "I thought the activity today was very encouraging," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning,...

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Mare in Foal to American Pharoah Heads Wanamaker's January

My Dixie Doodle (Dixie Union-My Success, by A.P. Indy), in foal to American Pharoah, highlights the upcoming Wanamaker's January online auction. Offered by agent Stuart Morris, My Dixie Doodle is the dam of stakes-placed Prince of Pharoahs (American Pharoah) and up and 3-year-old, Chrome Dixie (California Chrome). Live bidding will open at 8:00 a.m. ET Jan. 28 and the first listing will close at 5:00 p.m. ET with subsequent listings ending in three-minute increments. Detailed buying information can be found at Prospective buyers may browse the website to view...

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Not This Time Filly Tops OBS Opener

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's October Sale opened its two-day run Tuesday with an offering of 2-year-olds and selected yearlings and the polarized demand that has come to define the market in recent years accentuated by all the uncertainties of the global pandemic. A filly by Not This Time brought the session's highest price when selling for $225,000 to Tonja Terranova from the consignment of Lisa McGreevy's Abbie Road Farm. The yearling was one of two to sell for $200,000 or over. Eight yearlings sold for six figures during the...

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