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Tanquerray Another Timely Acquisition for Nicks

Indiana horseman William Austin Nicks, who improbably acquired the dam of Rich Strike just days before that colt won the GI Kentucky Derby in May, scored another dam of a future Grade I winner on a shoestring budget when he purchased Tanquerray (Good Journey), in foal to Outwork, for $2,000 at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton February sale. The mare was followed into the sales ring at that auction by her yearling filly by Outwork, who sold for $8,000. Reoffered at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic in October, the yearling brought $40,000. Now named Leave...

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Lord Nelson Filly Tops Penultimate Session of Keeneland September

A filly by the late Lord Nelson brought $125,000 from agent Michael Wallace, acting on behalf of St. Elias Stables, to top Friday's 11th of 12 sessions of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Vinnie Viola's operation has purchased a total of 48 head throughout the sale, either alone or in partnership, for gross receipts of $18,815,000 and an average of $391,979. Consigned by Legacy Bloodstock, agent for breeder Spendthrift Farm, as Hip 3709, Friday's topper is a full sister to 2022 GII Saratoga Special S. third-place finisher and recent runaway...

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Another Constitution Colt Stars at Keeneland for China Horse Club

A second colt by Constitution bred by China Horse Club hit the seven-figure mark at Keeneland September Tuesday when Jim and Dana Bernhard's Lynnhaven Racing purchased hip 311 for $1.8 million. The bay colt is out of Grade I winner Last Full Measure (Empire Maker) and is a half-brother to GI Juddmonte Spinster S. winner Valiance (Tapit). He was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency. China Horse Club purchased Last Full Measure for $1.5 million at the 2014 Keeneland November sale.

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Leif Aaron Named Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales

Leif Aaron has been named Fasig-Tipton's Director of Digital Sales ahead of the projected launch of its digital sales platform in the first quarter of 2022. Aaron has served as stallion nominations manager for Juddmonte USA since 2018. Prior to Juddmonte, Aaron worked for eight years as stakes filly recruiter and account manager for Taylor Made Sales Agency. He is also a graduate of the Darley Flying Start Program. "We are very excited and optimistic about entering the digital sales environment and believe Leif is the perfect person to lead...

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Keeneland January Provides Steady Start to 2022

The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale concluded its four-day run in Lexington Friday with steady figures which continued to show strength in the marketplace into the new year. "We are very, very pleased with the sale," said Keeneland's vice president of sales Tony Lacy. "Continued competitive trade, high clearance rate and high median price have solidified some confidence in people who were nervous before the beginning of the sales season. They feel positive about moving forward into the rest of 2022 and are investing as such. The market...

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Twelve Supplemented to KEENOV

In addition to a weanling colt by Liam's Map on the first day, a total of 11 horses of racing age have been supplemented to the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, held Nov. 10-19. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the weanling colt is out of the Street Cry (Ire) mare Amen Sista, a full-sister to Grade III winner Southdale, and from the family of Grade III winner Plainsman (Flatter). Keeneland will accept Book 1 supplements until the November Sale begins and will continue to accept supplements to the...

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Sales Front Man and Retired Jockey 'Colonel' Moseley Passes Away

Retired jockey and recent sales front man James "Colonel" Moseley passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, according to Journeyman Stud's Brent Fernung. He was 75. Moseley's riding career spanned from 1976 to 1989, during which he won 488 races with mount earnings of more than $3.5 million. Among his winners were graded stakes winners Donetta (Don Poggio {Arg}) and Bold Brat (Boldnesian), both for trainer Carlos Garcia. More recently, Moseley was a familiar face at various sales and served as a front man for Taylor Made Sales Agency, as well as...

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Bonanza Keeneland September Sale Concludes

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale, launched last week with a Bluegrass band, mimosas, and a boutique Book 1 section, continued its momentum straight through to the end of its 11th session, concluding with a sales record average, median and buy-back rate. The gross, which was over $300,000,000 for three straight years before falling to $248,978,700 during the pre-vaccination pandemic in 2020, rebounded to $352,823,000 by the time the last hip went through the ring Friday evening. It was the auction's sixth highest gross in history. "The hope was that we...

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Street Sense Mare Tops Keeneland Wednesday

The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale continued into its Book 2 section with a measured session of bidding Wednesday. Five broodmares brought six figures during the session, with the 6-year-old From the Hood (Street Sense), a half-sister to champion Folklore (Tiznow), bringing the day's top price of $375,000. The mare was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency and Chris Baccari made the winning bid. A colt by Laoban (hip 1053) was the session's top-priced short yearling when selling to Rascal Bloodstock for $70,000. Bred in Ohio by Mark...

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Keeneland November Sale Starts Monday

LEXINGTON, KY - The action moves from the racetrack to the sales ring at Keeneland Monday with the first session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The 10-day auction kicks off with a single select Book 1 section that begins at noon and continues through Nov. 18 with subsequent sessions beginning at 10 a.m. "I think the sale will be good," Marshall Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency said on an unseasonably warm November morning at the Keeneland sales grounds Sunday. "We have a lot of good horses and...

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Street Band Retired, Headed to Fasig-November Sale

Street Band (Istan--Street Minstrel, by Street Cry {Ire}) has been retired from racing and will be catalogued to the 2020 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Racing in partnership for Ray Francis, Cindy Jones, J. Larry Jones, Medallion Racing, and MyRacehorse.com, Street Band won five times in her career, led by a win in the 2019 GI Cotillion S. The 4-year-old, also the winner of the GII Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks and third-place finisher in the GI Alabama S., retires with earnings of more than $1.1 million. "Street Band was a special filly for our...

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Bidding Back in the Bluegrass with Fasig-Tipton's Horses of Racing Age Sale Monday

The Fasig-Tipton July Horses of Racing Age Sale, which has steadily built momentum through its first seven years, comes smack up against the swirling uncertainty of a global pandemic when it returns for its eighth renewal at the company's Newtown Paddocks Monday afternoon. The catalogue for the one-session auction, bolstered by the late addition of recent stakes winners, includes 182 offerings. Bidding begins at 4 p.m. Consignors seemed eager to get back to business ahead of the auction, but were cautious about expectations. "This sale is getting more popular every...

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