Thoroughbred auctions

The X-Files, Season 2: Alistair Roden

The X-Ray Files series, now in its second year and presented in cooperation with the Consignors and Breeders Association, uses conversations with buyers and sellers to contribute to the discussion on the sales and training process. Veteran bloodstock agent Alistair Roden has found success buying for clients at all ranges of the market. Among his stakes-winning acquisitions already this year are Riley Allison Derby winner Lucky Jeremy (Lookin at Lucky) and Turfway Prevue S. winner Vote No (Divisidero), both of whom were purchased for $50,000 at last year's OBS June...

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Mitole, Omaha Beach Fillies Bring the Heat at OBS Monday

A filly by Omaha Beach (hip 308), consigned by Omar Ramirez Bloodstock, set the benchmark with a furlong work in :9 3/5 early in Monday's second session of the under-tack preview of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale and the time was matched about a half-hour later by a filly by Mitole (hip 335) consigned by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds. Hip 308 is the first foal out of the unraced Marla (Frosted), a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Envoutante (Uncle Mo). "I was expecting a good work...

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OBS Spring Under-Tack Show Begins Sunday

The under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale begins Sunday morning and continues through Saturday. Sessions begin each day at 8 a.m. Hips one through 173 are scheduled to work Sunday, followed by: hips 174-345 on Monday; hips 346-518 on Tuesday, hips 519-690 on Wednesday; hips 691-863 on Thursday; hips 864-1035 on Friday; and hips 1036-1208 on Saturday. The Spring sale will be held Apr. 16-19 with bidding beginning each day at 10:30 a.m.

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OBS Spring Sale Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training is now available online at the company's website, A total of 1,207 juveniles have been catalogued for the four-day sale, which will be held Apr. 16-19. Bidding begins at 10:30 a.m. for each session. The auction's under-tack show will be held Apr. 7-13, beginning each day at 8 a.m. Recent graduates of the Spring sale include Grade I winners Arabian Knight (Uncle Mo), Arabian Lion (Justify), Du Jour (Temple City); Practical Move (Practical Joke); Saudi...

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Summerfield to Offer Spanish Translations of Vet Reports at OBS

When bidding opens Tuesday at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Winter Mixed Sale, buyers shopping in the back walking ring will have another tool available to them with Summerfield Sales offering Spanish translations of its vets reports. Summerfield's Andrew Vanlangendonck saw the need for the translations and hopes providing them will support the consignment's lower-market horses. "Summerfield sells anywhere between 250-350 horses a year and our largest sales are typically in January and October at OBS," Vanlangendonck said. "A large number of those buyers are Hispanic and a lot of...

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Bidding Back in 2024: Keeneland January Sale Starts Monday

The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale begins Monday in Lexington and continues through Thursday with sessions beginning daily at 10 a.m. Following on the heels of an apparently softening market at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale two months ago, consignors expect to see that all-too familiar polarization continue at the first auction of 2024. "If you take a nice physical over there--the same as in November--it will stand out and should bring plenty of money," said Hunter Simms of Warrendale Sales. "I think last year was a...

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Biederman Steps Down from the Mic

Tom Biederman will be stepping down from the auctioneer stand at Fasig-Tipton at the end of 2023 to focus more on his Lexington-based Biederman Real Estate and Auctioneers company. Biederman has served as an auctioneer and pedigree announcer at Fasig-Tipton for the past 25 years. He began in the Thoroughbred auction industry as a student at the University of Kentucky and has served in nearly every capacity available in the business, previously working for Ocala Breeders' Sales Company, Barrett's, the Canadian Thoroughbred Breeders and many others. "I have thoroughly enjoyed...

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Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Closes Out 2023 with December Mixed Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2023 sales season concludes with the December Mixed Sale which begins Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The one-session auction opens with an offering of 156 catalogued broodmares and broodmare prospects, weanlings and yearlings, and continues with 60 catalogued horses of racing age. "Every time I turn around, there are more people coming in," Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett said from the sales grounds Monday. "So that's a good thing. There is a good product here, good Maryland-breds and good...

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OBS April Sale Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's upcoming Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training is now available on the company's website, A total of 1,221 juveniles have been cataloged for the four-day sale, set for Apr. 25-28. Hips 1-306 will sell Tuesday; hips 307-612 will be sold Wednesday; Hips 613-918 will sell Thursday; and hips 919-1222 will sell Friday. Bidding will begin each day at 10:30 a.m. The auction's under-tack show will be divided into seven sessions, set for Sunday through Saturday, Apr.16-Apr. 22. Each session begins at...

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OBS October Supplements Online

The supplemental catalogue for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's October Yearling Sale is now available at Print editions of the supplement are available on the OBS sales grounds. Twenty-two selected yearlings have been supplemented and will sell as hip numbers 186-207. Twenty-three horses have been added to the Open Yearling Sale, selling as hip numbes 661-684. The Selected Yearling Sale begins Oct. 11 at noon with hips 1-207 offered for sale. The Open Yearling Sale, now cataloged as hip numbers 251-684, is set for Oct. 12 and will begin...

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Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings Catalog Online, Sale at Los Alamitos

A total of 298 yearlings have been cataloged for the Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings Sale to be held Monday, Oct. 19, at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, CA. The auction was meant to take place at the Fairplex on the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, but COVID-19-related restrictions on large gatherings at Los Angeles County facilities forced the change of venue. "We have a quality catalogue with 298 entries, which is up slightly over our inaugural yearling sale in California last year," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "There is a...

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Tapit Filly On Top as KEESEP Kicks Off

by Brian DiDonato, Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis LEXINGTON, KY--A Tapit filly out of GISW Embellish the Lace (Super Saver) topped the opening session of Keeneland's September yearling sale on a $1.25-million bid by Claiborne Farm's Bernie Sams. The bay was consigned to the auction as hip 149 by Bluewater Sales LLC, Agent XVI, on behalf of breeder China Horse Club. While stringent COVID-19 protocols put in place to allow the world's largest yearling sale to be held at all may have dulled some of the electricity typically felt in...

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