thoroughbred sales

$375K Uncle Mo Colt Has Late Star Turn At OBS June Finale

OCALA, FL - The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training got a late boost from its supplemental section when a colt by Uncle Mo brought the top price of $375,000 during Friday's final session of the three-day auction. The 2024 June sale concluded with numbers just a tick off the sale's 2023 renewal. A total of 582 2-year-olds grossed $21,386,800 during the three-day auction, with the average of $36,747 down 2.2% from last year's figure and the median held at $20,000. Ramon Morales purchased Friday's session...

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Midlantic June Two-Year-Olds In Training Catalogue Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has released the catalogue for its Midlantic June Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held on Tuesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. ET at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland, the auction house said in a Friday release. The under-tack show will be conducted the day before on Monday, June 24, beginning at 8 a.m. ET. The sale was scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, but that date was adjusted. "This is the last opportunity to purchase a 2-year-old in training in 2024," said Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Director of Sales...

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Stewart Transfers Pricey Australian Purchase To U.S.

On Thursday, Resolute Racing's John Stewart confirmed to TTR AusNZ that his A$3.2 million acquisition from the Inglis Chairman's Sale, MG1SP Tutta La Vita (Aus) (The Autumn Sun {Aus}), will continue her career in America under the care of trainer Ignacio Correas. Stewart, who ventured into the Australian market by spending A$5.44 million on six yearlings at Inglis Easter, said that the Southern Hemisphere 3-year-old filly would compete in some of the feature American turf events under her new trainer. "We're going to bring her [Tutta La Vita] up here...

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Midlantic May Thursday Under-Tack Show Session Will Begin At 10am

Thursday's under-tack show session for Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic May Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale will begin at 10 a.m. ET., which is a two-hour delay from its originally scheduled start time of 8 a.m., the auction company said in an early release. The two-hour delay will provide the track maintenance staff additional time to prepare the surface following rains that affected the Timonium, Maryland area since late Tuesday. The Thursday trials is the second of three under tack show sessions for the sale. The third and final will take place Friday at...

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Nicholson to Retire from Agency After 46 Years

Joe Browne Nicholson will retire from Nicholson Insurance Agency effective Dec. 31 after 46 years, according to a press release issued Sunday. The agency was established in 1993 and served clientele with equine and farm insurance since then. It was also announced that the group has been acquired by the sixth-largest brokerage firm in the world, Acrisure. "It has been my privilege and pleasure to associate with the world of the horse. Being able to combine my career avocation with my horse affection has been a blessing," said Nicholson. "I...

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Daniel Toffey Joins Stallion Sales Team At Spendthrift Farm

Daniel Toffey has joined the stallion sales team at Spendthrift, the farm said in a release Thursday morning. "Tammy and I are happy Daniel has decided to come back home to work at Spendthrift," said owner Eric Gustavson. "He's a hardworking, energetic young man with a wide range of skills, and we know he will be a great fit here." Born and raised in Lexington, Toffey's passion for horses began early on, spending countless hours around Thoroughbreds with his father, Spendthrift general manager Ned Toffey. After graduating from high school,...

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Different Hats Keep McDonald Ever Hopeful

Perhaps it is called the Hopeful Stakes because that's the most anyone can ever be with a Thoroughbred. But if nearly any purchaser at Keeneland over the next couple of weeks would like to be contesting that race, a year from now, then one consignor might give them not just hope but something closer to confidence. Okay, so a trifecta for Eaton Sales graduates in the Saratoga Grade I last year featured only the winner, Forte (Violence), from the 2021 Keeneland September Sale. Runner-up Gulfport (Uncle Mo) and third Blazing...

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New York Bred Yearlings Catalogue Now Available

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 364 entries for its New York Bred Yearlings Sale, scheduled for Sunday and Monday, Aug. 13 and 14, in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, New York, the auction house said in a release Friday morning. The Sunday session will begin at 7 p.m. ET, and the Monday session will begin at noon ET. Hips 301-400 will be offered on Sunday, while hips 401-664 will go through the ring on Monday. "Our catalogue has grown substantially this year, while our quality has remained high," said...

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Fasig-Tipton Adds To July Selected Horses Of Racing Age Sale

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued an additional 39 entries to its July Selected Horses of Racing Age sale, the organization said in a release Friday. The auction will begin at 2 p.m. ET on Monday, July 10 in Lexington, Kentucky. The latest entries are catalogued as hips 598-636, which may now be viewed online. They include: Showgirl Lynne B (Constitution) (hip 598), Reflexivity (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) (hip 616), Nakatomi (Firing Line) (hip 617), Astonesthrowaway (Bustin Stones) (hip 618) and Devil's Bit (Daredevil) (hip 627). These entries will also be available...

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Fasig-Tipton Launching Digital Platform

Fasig-Tipton will unveil a new stand-alone digital platform--Fasig-Tipton Digital--with the March Digital Selected Sale to be held Mar. 17-22. The catalogue for the inaugural online sale will be available at digital.fasigtipton.com beginning Thursday, Mar. 17, at which time bidding will open for a window through Tuesday, Mar. 22. Consignors will have the ability to promote their horses via a variety of tools that will provide prospective buyers with the resources and information they need to make informed purchasing decisions. "We are excited to officially launch Fasig-Tipton Digital, which will serve...

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Goffs London Sale Entries Open May 24

Entries for the 2021 Goffs London Sale, to be conducted as an interactive virtual event on the eve of the beginning of the Royal Ascot meeting Monday, June 14, will open for a limited number of horses Monday, May 24 and will close Monday, June 7. The sale, which offers the unique opportunity to sell Royal Ascot and international racing prospects, will feature no more than 12 lots that will be promoted to an international audience via Goffs Online, leading up to the event and during a ground-breaking broadcast that...

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Lacy Named VP of Sales at Keeneland; Russell To Retire

Internationally respected bloodstock adviser and consignor Tony Lacy will join Keeneland as the company's vice president of sales. Keeneland has simultaneously announced that Geoffrey Russell, who has served the auction house for 25 years--the last 20 as director of sales/sales operations--is retiring from the company, but will remain as a consultant through 2021. "Tony possesses a well-rounded knowledge of the Thoroughbred industry, bolstered by valuable insight and a unique skill set gained from having worked on the ground in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East," Keeneland President and CEO...

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