Top Line Sales

'Top' of the Market: $2-Million OBS March Graduate Muth Headlines Saturday's American Pharoah

When the GI American Pharoah S. even-money morning-line favorite and 'TDN Rising Star' Muth (Good Magic) brought a sale-topping $2 million at OBS March earlier this year, it wasn't exactly a surprise to see Saudi businessman Amr Zedan and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert heading back to the Top Line Sales consignment for more. Fellow Top Line graduate and Zedan Racing Stables Inc. colorbearer 'TDN Rising Star' Arabian Knight (Uncle Mo) will line up next as one of the favorites in the GI Breeders' Cup Classic after posting a...

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Master Of The Ring: Eddie Ortiz

In early August, during the second session of this year's Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearlings Sale, a member of the Hidden Lake Farm consignment's team led a uniquely colored grey Ghostzapper filly into the sale ring and handed her off to the ringman on duty, Eddie Ortiz. As the auctioneer introduced the filly and bidding ensued, each nervous flick of her ear was met with a reassuring stroke down her neck, along her back and across the underside of her belly. Quiet words were spoken, only heard by Ortiz and...

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Summer Breezes: OBS March Topper Muth Looms Large in Best Pal

Some of the most highly anticipated races during the summer racing season are the 'baby' races during the boutique meetings at both Saratoga and Del Mar and at Ellis Park, which attract its fair share of high-priced offspring from a variety of top national outfits. Summer Breezes highlights debuting 2-year-olds at those meetings that have been sourced at the breeze-up sales earlier in the year, with links to their under-tack previews. To follow are the horses entered for Saturday at Saratoga, Ellis Park and Del Mar and including any already-raced...

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Awesome Slew Colt Sets Furlong Mark at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Tuesday

TIMONIUM, MD - The three-day under-tack show ahead of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale began on a picture-perfect day in Timonium Tuesday with a colt by Awesome Slew (hip 91) working the bullet furlong of :10 flat early in the first of the day's seven sets. The juvenile is consigned by Tom McCrocklin, who purchased him on behalf of Michael Sucher's Champion Equine for $150,000 at last year's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's October Yearling Sale. "He's a very fast horse," McCrocklin said Tuesday. "I was not surprised...

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Speightstown Filly Blazes Quarter-Mile at OBS Wednesday

A filly by Speightstown (hip 618) zipped a quarter-mile in a track record-tying :20 1/5, while six horses shared the day's fastest furlong time, during the fourth session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training in Central Florida Wednesday. Hip 618, who worked just after 11:30 a.m. and with temperatures approaching 80 degrees, is consigned by Juan Centeno's All Dreams Equine. "You never know if they can go that fast, but she prepped pretty fast," Centeno said. "I knew she could...

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Frosted Colt, Nyquist Filly Fastest at OBS Tuesday

A colt by Frosted (hip 449) matched the fastest furlong time of the week so far, while a filly by Nyquist (hip 484) tied the fastest quarter-mile breeze with workouts during the third session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training Tuesday in Central Florida. Hip 449 worked a furlong in :9 3/5 shortly after 8:30 a.m. for the Longoria Training and Sales consignment. A $50,000 Keeneland September acquisition, the youngster was one of a group of yearlings purchased last year...

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$2-Million Good Magic Colt Paces OBS March Tuesday

by Jessica Martini & Christina Bossinakis OCALA, FL-The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, which had four million-dollar juveniles a year ago, has matched that mark with another day to go as a colt by Good Magic topped Tuesday's trade with a sale co-record final price of $2 million. Bob Baffert, sitting in the press box alongside Donato Lanni while on the phone with Amr Zedan, made the winning bid, which matched the $2-million price tag of Chestertown (Tapit), who sold at the auction in 2019. "It...

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Zedan Goes to $2 million for Good Magic Colt at OBS

A colt by Good Magic, who worked a co-bullet furlong in :9 3/5 last week, lit up the sales ring at OBS Tuesday when selling to Amr Zedan for $2 million. Trainer Bob Baffert was on the phone with Zedan, while bloodstock agent Donato Lanni handled the bidding from the press box. The juvenile was consigned by Torie and Jimbo Gladwell's Top Line Sales. The Gladwell family purchased him for $190,000 at last year's Keeneland September sale.

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Good Magic Colt Swiftest at OBS

A colt by Good Magic (hip 546) turned in the fastest furlong through three sessions of the four-day under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training when covering the distance in :9 3/5 Thursday in Central Florida. The bay juvenile, out of Hoppa (Uncle Mo), is consigned by Top Line Sales. "He had prepped in :10 flat over here, so we knew if the track was back to its original condition, that he had every shot of going :9 4/5," said Top Line's Torie...

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Frosted Colt Gets Grade I Off to a Fast Start at OBS

A colt by Frosted (hip 247) got Nellie and Chetley Breeden's new Grade I Investments consignment off to an auspicious start when he was one of four horses to earn the furlong bullet of :9 4/5 during the second session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training in Central Florida Wednesday. Nellie Breeden is no stranger to the sales scene, having spent time as assistant trainer to her father, legendary pinhooker Jimmy Gladwell, as well as pinhooking through the Top Line...

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Ten Share Furlong Bullet at OBS

Ten juveniles shared the furlong bullet time of :9 4/5 during Tuesday's first session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Raul Reyes's Kings Equine sent out eight juveniles to work at OBS Tuesday, including three who hit that bullet mark. "Personally, I thought the conditions were great," Reyes said. "My horses breezed very well. I can say nothing but nice things about the way the track was today. I think it was very fair." Leading the Kings Equine workers Tuesday were...

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Flightline Leads TCA Stallion Season Auction Roster

The Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction presented by Mt. Brilliant will begin Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 9 a.m. and run through Friday, Jan. 6, with staggered closing times starting at 4:30 p.m. ET.  Nearly 200 seasons will be available for online bidding on  Select seasons to Constitution, Flightline, Good Magic, Maxfield (with 2024 breed back), Nashville (with 2024 breed back), Not This Time, Nyquist (with 2024 breed back), Olympiad, and Quality Road will be sold at the 'Tis the Seasons Celebration on Sunday, January 8 at the...

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