Taylor Made Sales Agency

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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With the Physicals and the Sire Power, Sumaya Poised for Big September

Oussama Aboughazale's Sumaya Stable, now into its seventh year based in Kentucky, is hoping to make a big impact at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, starting with seven standout offerings in the auction's boutique Book 1 section next Monday and Tuesday. "We have a very strong group this year, physically, and we've got some good sire power behind us," Aboughazale's bloodstock manager Frances Relihan said. "The vets have been kind to us as well. We are looking forward to the sale next week. We had a good start to the...

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Politi 'Excited, Proud and Nervous' as Serengeti Empress's First Foal Set to Sell at Keeneland

Joel Politi was still a relative newcomer to racehorse ownership when Serengeti Empress (Alternation) took him to the winner's circle of the 2019 GI Kentucky Oaks. The dream ride could continue when the mare's first foal, a colt by Into Mischief (hip 309), goes through the sales ring Tuesday during the second Book 1 session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale through the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment. "I am excited, proud and nervous, how about that? Probably a lot of emotions," Politi said ahead of next week's auction. "Serengeti...

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Fireworks as Beholder's Colt by Curlin Hammers for $4 Million at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

The explosive start to Tuesday night's second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale continued when a colt by two Hall of Famers--Curlin and Beholder (Henny Hughes)--led all yearlings thus far when he sold for $4 million to Amr Zedan. Donato Lanni, agent for Zedan Racing, signed the ticket. The much-anticipated offering, recently featured in TDN, was bred in Kentucky by Spendthrift Farm and consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency. The Apr. 6-foaled chestnut is the first-ever sales offering out of his champion dam, who was represented by her first stakes...

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Second Seven-Figure Tapit Colt Brings $1.2 Million Early at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

Just nine offerings into Tuesday night's second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, Gainesway's leading sire Tapit got his second yearling of the evening to breech the $1-million mark when a colt out of Plenty O'Toole (Tiznow) hammered for $1.2 million by Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm, LLC. The colt, foaled Feb. 24 last year, was bred by Spruce Lane Farm and the Tapit Syndicate. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, the chestnut colt is a half-brother to five-time GSW & GISP Mr. Money (Goldencents) from the family of G1...

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Singer Hopes to Strike Early at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

Texas businessman Craig Singer, a veteran with over four decades in the breeding business, will look to capitalize on recent additions to his broodmare band when he sends three yearlings through the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale next Monday. Through the Taylor Made Sale Agency consignment, a filly by Gun Runner out of Baby Go Far (Brz) (Elusive Quality) will kick off the two-day auction when selling as hip 1. Singer purchased Baby Go Far, with the filly in utero, for $150,000 at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton February sale. Just...

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Not This Time Share to Be Offered at Saratoga Sale

A share in leading young sire Not This Time (Giant's Causeway) will be offered at Fasig-Tipton's upcoming Saratoga Sale. The share, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, will be the first offering on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Online bidding and phone bidding on the Not This Time share will be available. Not This Time finished sixth in the general sire rankings in 2022, trailing only Into Mischief, Curlin, Gun Runner, Uncle Mo, and Tapit. "The Not This Time share is a very exciting addition to our Saratoga Sale this year," said...

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Authentic Filly Sets the Bar at Fasig-Tipton July

LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton July Sale of Selected Yearlings failed to live up to its lofty 2022 levels, but concluded Tuesday evening with solid numbers and a filly from the first crop of GI Kentucky Derby winner Authentic leading the way when selling for $475,000 to Alex and Jo Ann Lieblong. "We had a very solid start to the 2023 yearling sales marketplace," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "I think we all recognized that we were coming off a euphoric 2022 yearling marketplace that saw pretty significant increases across...

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'This is a Beautiful Gift Box Colt': Veinot Has High Hopes for One-Horse Fasig July Consignment

Trudy Veinot's Dreamcatcher consignment makes its second auction appearance in the Fasig-Tipton July Sale of Selected Yearlings and, while a son of Gift Box (hip 107) is the veteran horsewoman's sole entry in the sale, she is excited about the colt's prospects in the ring Tuesday. Veinot, a transplanted Canadian now living in Lexington, purchased the colt for $30,000 at last year's Keeneland November sale. "I liked his frame," Veinot said of the weanling's appeal. "There wasn't a lot of meat on those bones, but there was a beautiful frame....

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Keeneland January Strong and Steady to the Finish

LEXINGTON, KY - In the end, not even Mother Nature could slow down the steady progress of the Keeneland January Horses of Racing Age Sale, which concluded Thursday in Lexington on par with its 2022 renewal despite a short delay to the start of the final session due to tornado warnings in the area. "We've got to be very happy with the way the sale turned out," said Keeneland's Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy. "It's been very busy in the barns.  A lot of sellers have been very pleased...

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$550k Evocative on Top as Late Fireworks Propel Keeneland January to Strong Opener

LEXINGTON, KY - The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, which began sluggishly Monday morning, built up steam throughout the day and ended with a trio of firework offerings and figures largely in line with the auction's 2022 renewal. "The beginning of the day was definitely slower than we probably expected," said Keeneland's Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy. "It was a little sluggish. But as the day went on, it became more promising." At the close of business Monday, 224 head had sold for $16,261,900. The average was...

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