Taylor Made Sales

Taylor Made Partners to Offer Customers Cryptocurrency Payments

Leading consignor Taylor Made Sales has announced a partnership with the Montreal-based fintech company Dello to offer cryptocurrency payments to its customers. "Taylor Made has clients from all over the world," said Taylor Made CEO Mark Taylor. "We want to make things as easy as possible for them. Accepting crypto makes good business sense." Dello enables sellers to accept cryptocurrency without ever having to convert it or handle it directly, according to a press release from Taylor Made. Since the crypto payments are settled in local currency, the seller doesn't...

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Half to Jean Gros Tops Fasig April Digital Sale

Broodmare Wrong Color (Gemologist) topped the Fasig-Tipton April Digital Select Sale, which closed Tuesday. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent II as hip 4, the stakes-placed earner of $122,838 was picked up by Anglo Saxon Bloodstock for $400,000. Having produced a War Front colt this term who was not part of the offering, the 6-year-old was sold on a Mar. 22 Caravaggio cover. The mare's stock has risen of late as her 3-year-old half-brother Jean Gros (More Than Ready) capped a three-race win streak in the Apr. 9 G2...

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Flash Sale a 'Sweet' Success for Fox Hill

Sweet Tea (Into Mischief--Ava Pie, by Distorted Humor), the sole offering from Fasig-Tipton Digital's Fox Hill Flash Sale, was purchased for $320,000 by Vicente Perez. The 4-year-old filly, a maiden winner in four starts for Fox Hill and Larry Jones, was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for the late Rick Porter's operation. Sweet Tea, a $300,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase in 2019, is a full-sister to two-time stakes winner and multiple graded-placed Sound Machine and is also a half-sister to SW & GSP Forever Liesl (Mineshaft). The filly's...

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Duncan Taylor: With Him, You've Been Family

He always says that had he been born in Detroit, he would have gone into the automobile trade. In other words, whatever kind of horseman he might allow us to credit him, first and foremost he came into the world a businessman. Now that Duncan Taylor is stepping down from the helm of one of its most remarkable family concerns, then, the Bluegrass can count itself fortunate that fate instead applied his flair to a more literal type of horsepower. True, the old school can't have been enamored by his...

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Something For Everyone As Keeneland November Wraps

The seasonal foliage was about the only thing falling at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which concluded a wildly successful run in Lexington Friday afternoon. Over the course of 10 days of trade, sales officials reported gross receipts of $203,585,500 for 2470 horses sold, good for an average of $82,423. Further demonstrating the strength of middle market, the median price of $37,000 established a new November record, eclipsing the previous mark of $35,000 set on five previous occasions, but most recently in 2014. The buyback rate closed at a...

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Speedy Princess Noor Provides Many 'Firsts' For Connections

   Princess Noor (Not This Time - Sheza Smoke Show, by Wilko) proved her status as racing royalty several times over through her accomplished juvenile campaign. Now a three-year-old, she prepares to go through the ring at the Fasig-Tipton 'Night of the Stars' Sale carrying a foal by leading sire Into Mischief. A product of the first book from this year's leading second-crop sire Not This Time, she quickly stamped her status as one to watch as the sales topper of the 2020 OBS Spring Sale after a dazzling breeze...

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Curlin Looking to Follow Up on Memorable 2019 Saratoga Success

The last time the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale was held, Curlin recorded a memorable trifecta with the auction's top three seven-figure yearlings. Leading the way was the $1.5-million co-topper First Captain, who was tabbed a 'TDN Rising Star' and captured  the GIII Dwyer S. The Hill 'n' Dale stallion will be represented by five yearlings when bidding returns to the Humphrey S. Finney pavilion in upstate New York next week. "Curlin is truly a Classic sire," said Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency, which will consign two fillies...

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Discreet Cat Mare Tops Keeneland Digital Sale

Graded stakes-placed 4-year-old Lady Glamour (Discreet Cat) topped Keeneland's June Digital Sale Tuesday at $115,000. Offered in foal to popular young stallion Not This Time, she was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent VII as hip 12 and sold to Norman Umphenour's Anzac Farm LLC with Taylor Made also acting on behalf of the buyer. Just a $1,000 FTKOCT yearling buy, Lady Glamour took her juvenile debut in May of 2019 for trainer Larry Demeritte and owner Inga Demeritte before finishing third in Churchill's Debutante S. She subsequently RNA'd...

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Bolt d'Oro Yearlings Predicted to Be in High Demand

Tim Hamlin, owner and operator of Wynnstay Farm, is high on the filly by first-crop yearling sire Bolt d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro-Globe Trot, by A.P. Indy) his consignment will be presenting at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton July Sale. "One word to describe her is athletic," he said of the youngster that will sell as Hip 94 on July 13. "She's a later filly out of a mare called Wall of Worry (The Cliff's Edge). She's been athletic from the day she was born. She does everything we want her to do and...

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Dam of Swiss Skydiver to Keeneland November

Expo Gold (Johannesburg), the dam of Saturday's GI Preakness S. winner Swiss Skydiver (Daredevil) will be offered in foal Claiborne Farm's dual-surface Grade I winner Catholic Boy Nov. 9 in on the first day of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The 12-year-old will be consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. "Swiss Skydiver's Preakness win puts her in rarified air alongside other iconic fillies like Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra and Kentucky Derby winner Winning Colors," said Mark Taylor, Taylor Made's Vice President of Marketing and Public Sales Operations. "We...

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Ollie's Candy to be Offered at Keeneland November

Paul and Karen Eggert's versatile Grade I winner Ollie's Candy (Candy Ride {Arg}) will be offered for sale during Book 1 of the Keeneland November sale on Nov. 9--two days after she competes in the GI Breeders' Cup Distaff. "Ollie's Candy's Grade I talent combined with her pedigree and conformation make her a tremendous prospect to offer this November," said Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales, which will consign the 5-year-old. "I also love the fact that she is an open book to breed to many of the top stallions...

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