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Law Professor Tops Fasig-Tipton March Digital Sale at $230,000

The Fasig-Tipton March Digital Sale closed Tuesday evening with 66 horses sold for $2,011,200. The catalogue featured horses of racing age, breeding stock, and yearlings. Law Professor (Constitution), a 6-year-old horse of racing age, sold for $230,000 to JTH Racing to top the sale. Offered as Hip 4 by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, he was a winner in his last two starts, earning a career-high Beyer Speed Figure last out Feb. 23. Law Professor is a four-time stakes winner, including the GII Santa Anita Mathis Mile S., and was...

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Frank Taylor Joins TDN Writers' Room Podcast

Frank Taylor, the director of new business and development for Taylor Made, knew that there was an acute labor shortage in Kentucky, with farms unable to find reliable help. But Taylor thought he had a solution. Identify those who were struggling with substance abuse problems, put them into a recovery program and, when they are ready, teach them horsemanship skills that can make them candidates for jobs throughout the industry. Thus, Taylor created Stable Recovery, a rehabilitation program, and the Taylor Made School of Horsemanship. What he didn't know at...

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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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Fasig-Tipton Digital Lothenbach Dispersal Open for Bidding

Bidding for the Fasig-Tipton Digital sale of the Lothenbach Dispersal of Horses of Racing Age opened Monday afternoon and will begin closing at 2 p.m. ET Friday. The catalogue, which can be viewed here, includes 76 entries of horses of racing age. All are consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency and will be sold without reserve. Robert Lothenbach, who passed away this past November, was one of North America's leading owners for nearly 30 years. His Lothenbach Stables amassed more than 800 wins and earnings of more than $30 million...

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Fasig-Tipton to Conduct Lothenbach Dispersal at Winter Mixed, Digital Sales

The Lothenbach Stables of the late Robert Lothenbach will completely disperse its breeding stock, yearlings, and horses of racing age with Fasig-Tipton over the next three weeks. All breeding stock and yearlings will be sold at Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, to be held Feb. 5 and 6 in Lexington. The 65 entries of breeding stock and yearlings at the Winter sale will be spread among two consignors: Vinery Sales and Taylor Made Sales Agency. The majority of these entries will be offered in the sale's supplement, but the main...

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Grade I Producer Sophia Mia Among 10 Final Supplements Added to Keeneland January

Keeneland will begin a new year Jan. 8 with the first of four sessions of the 67th January Horses of All Ages Sale. A total of 1,477 horses--broodmares and broodmare prospects, recently turned yearlings, horses of racing age, stallions and stallion prospects--have been cataloged to the auction. Offerings include 10 additional supplements highlighted by Sophia Mia (Pioneerof the Nile), whose first foal is recent GI Malibu S. winner Speed Boat Beach (Bayern). In foal to leading young sire Not This Time, the 9-year-old mare is consigned by Taylor Made Sales...

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'Pragmatic' Keeneland November Sale Concludes with Numbers Down

The Keeneland November Breeding Stock concluded its nine-day run in Lexington Thursday with numbers off from its 2022 renewal in what Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy called a "pragmatic, solid sale." At the close of business Thursday, 2,128 horses had sold through the ring for $176,571,000. The average of $82,975 was down 16.94% from a year ago, while the median of $32,000 was down 20.00%. "Overall, it's been a very pragmatic, solid sale," said Lacy. "Demand for quality is extremely strong, probably as strong as ever, and that's...

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Witwatersrand Tops Fasig-Tipton October Digital Sale

The Fasig-Tipton October Digital Sale closed Tuesday afternoon with 100 horses sold for $1,820,000. Offerings included breeding stock, horses of racing age, yearlings, and a stallion. Racing prospect Witwatersrand (Hip 8) topped the sale when sold for $230,000 to Deputy from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for DJ Stable Graduate. A 2-year-old daughter of Connect, Witwatersrand broke her maiden on debut at Woodbine on Sept. 1 for owners DJ Stable and Quintessential Racing Florida and trainer Mark Casse. The chestnut filly was offered and sold from her...

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'Energy and Enthusiasm' Fuels Strong Keeneland September Sale

Even the most optimistic observer would have been hard-pressed to predict that the 2023 Keeneland September Yearling Sale would live up to its blockbuster 2022 renewal, but when the dust had settled Saturday afternoon, the auction's 12-day run produced numbers largely in line with last year's record setter. "Coming into this year, we had to have a little bit of caution just because of the economic climate and some negativity in the sport," admitted Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy. "I think we have to be extremely happy with...

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Curlin Colt Brings $1.1M from Lauren Carlisle on Second day of Book 2

A colt by Curlin out of GSW and GISP Miss Sunset (Into Mischief) (Hip 977) realized a $1.1 million final bid from agent Lauren Carlisle, acting on behalf of an undisclosed buyer. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the Mar. 3 foal is from the family of MGSW Prayer For Relief. Miss Sunset was an $825,000 by Breeze Easy, also the breeder of this colt, at Fasig-Tipton November in 2018.

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Taylor Selected as KTFMC's Farm Manager of the Year

Frank Taylor of Taylor Made Farm has been selected as the 2023 Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year, The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club (KTFMC) announced on Tuesday. His father, Joe Taylor, was honored with the award in 1976. Taylor has served in many roles at Taylor Made Farm, including General Farm Manager, Vice President of Boarding, and Vice President of Sales. He became a partner in the organization in 1982. "I am so grateful that the KTFMC has honored my father with such a prestigious award," Katie Taylor...

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