Wanamaker's

Curlin Colt tops Wanamaker's August Sale

Wanamaker's August Sale was led by a juvenile colt by Curlin out of MGSP Tonasah (Malibu Moon) who realized a $27,000 final bid. With a total of seven head sold, the online sale grossed $62,500 with an average of just under $9,000. "It is great to see continued growth in our selling and buying base alongside customers who have returned after their previous experiences," said co-founder Liza Hendricks. "We were thrilled to see our first clearance rate of 100% and hope to continue to provide a year-round marketplace for buyers...

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Wanamaker's August Sale Catalog Online

The catalog for Wanamaker's August sale, which takes place Aug. 26, is now online at www.wanamakers.com. The catalog is highlighted by a juvenile by Curlin out of dual graded stakes-placed, Tonasah (Malibu Moon), who also the dam of Grade III placed Union Gables (Speightstown). The catalog also includes a 3-year-old filly by Runhappy, a yearling colt by Normandy Invasion and a mare in-foal to Cross Traffic. Live bidding will open at 8:00 a.m. ET Aug. 26 and the first listing will close later at 5:00 p.m. ET. Subsequent listings will...

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Stakes Winner Fiya Euthanized

Fiya (Friesan Fire), who fetched $400,000 during the 2020 Wanamaker's July Sale before going on to become a stakes winner, was euthanized Saturday after suffering a catastophic injury to his right hind leg. Daily Racing Form was first to report the news. Bred by Ann Merryman, Fiya raced for The Orebanks and was trained by Michael Merryman for his first four starts, winning his maiden at third asking and a Laurel allowance before being purchased by owner Robert Masiello. Fiya rattled off three more victories last season, winning the Maryland...

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Taking Stock: Caravel's Merryman Legacy

The game is getting smaller and the bigger players are getting larger. That's how it seems, anyway, whether you're talking about owners, breeders, trainers or stallions. For example, Saturday's sire of the moment was Juddmonte's European-based Frankel (GB). His G1 Epsom Derby-winning son Adayar (Ire) impressively won the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. at Ascot for owner/breeder Godolphin, becoming the first 3-year-old since Frankel's sire Galileo (Ire) 20 years ago to land the prestigious double. One of the best stallions in the world, Frankel stands for £175,000...

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Wanamaker's Releases May Catalogue

Wanamaker's released the catalog for its May online auction, scheduled for May 27. Since launching one year ago, Wanamaker's has conducted 10 online sales that have grossed a total of $1,127,000 and has produced Fiya (Friesan Fire) and Caravel (Mizzen Mast), both stakes winners after being offered through Wanamaker's online platform. The complete catalogue for the May Sale can be found at www.wanamakers.com. Live bidding will open at 8:00 a.m. ET May 27 and the first listing will close at 5:00 p.m. ET with subsequent listings ending in three-minute increments....

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Keeneland April Horses of Racing Age Sale Monday

The Keeneland April Horses of Racing Age--an amalgamation of live and digital auctions--will be conducted Monday, with bidding beginning at 1 p.m. The auction will be held with live auctioneers at the Keeneland sales pavilion and with horses presented for sale both physically at Keeneland and at off-site locations. Buyers have the option of attending the sale live or of bidding online. Elite Sales will offer 10 horses at the auction and all but one will be on-site Monday afternoon. The racing/broodmare prospect Mary's France (Fr) (Acclamation {GB}) (hip 4)...

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Wanamaker's Releases April Catalogue

Wanamaker's has released the catalogue for its April online auction, which will take place Apr. 29. Highlights from the catalogue include the stakes winner Trixie Racer (Orb), offered as a broodmare prospect, along with yearlings, 2-year-olds, racehorses, and broodmares. The entire catalogue can be found at www.wanamakers.com. Prospective buyers may browse the website to view pedigrees, pictures, and videos. In-person inspections may be scheduled by contacting sellers with the information provided in the catalogue. Live bidding will open at 8:00 a.m. and the first listing will close at 5:00 p.m....

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Baffle 'Em Tops Wanamaker's March Sale

Baffle 'Em, a 3-year-old filly by Quality Road, brought a final bid of $75,000 to top the Wanamaker's March online auction. Offered by Bradley Thoroughbreds and purchased by Jay Reese, Baffle 'Em was sold as a racing or broodmare prospect. The sale grossed $110,000 and had an average of $11,000 with a total of 10 horses changing hands. "It is great to see continued growth in our selling and buying base alongside customers who have returned after their previous experiences. While we take pride in our platform, service, and ability...

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Wanamaker's March Catalogue Now Online

Online auction house Wanamaker's has released the catalogue for their March online auction, to be conducted Thursday, Mar. 25. The catalogue, containing pictures, videos, pedigrees, and more, can be found at wanamakers.com. In-person inspections may be scheduled by contacting sellers with the information provided in the catalogue. "As we usher in our third online auction of the year, we continue to work hard on providing not only the best digital buying experience available but also personalized and exceptional customer service to our sellers and buyers," said Wanamaker's co-founder, Liza Hendriks....

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Don't Blame Judy Tops Wanamaker's February Sale

Wanamaker's, the monthly online auction house, grossed $86,000 and averaged $9,555 at Thursday's February Sale. Topping the Feb. 25 online auction was multiple stakes-placed racing or broodmare prospect Don't Blame Judy (Blame), who was offered by Triton Stables and brought $35,000 from Jay Reese. "We felt that this month's results showed once again that a robust marketplace is continuing to develop on our platform," said co-founder Jack Carlino. "The site's metrics and analytics are constantly growing and improving and we thank our users for that continued support." Entries are now...

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Mare in Foal to American Pharoah Heads Wanamaker's January

My Dixie Doodle (Dixie Union-My Success, by A.P. Indy), in foal to American Pharoah, highlights the upcoming Wanamaker's January online auction. Offered by agent Stuart Morris, My Dixie Doodle is the dam of stakes-placed Prince of Pharoahs (American Pharoah) and up and 3-year-old, Chrome Dixie (California Chrome). Live bidding will open at 8:00 a.m. ET Jan. 28 and the first listing will close at 5:00 p.m. ET with subsequent listings ending in three-minute increments. Detailed buying information can be found at www.wanamakers.com/buy. Prospective buyers may browse the website to view...

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Wanamaker's Releases December Catalogue

The on-line auction company Wanamaker's has released the catalogue for its December sale. The catalogue for the company's sixth and final sale of 2020 can be viewed at www.wanamakers.com and includes weanlings, yearlings, broodmare prospects and broodmares. Live bidding begins at 8 a.m. Dec. 10 and the first listing will close at 5 p.m. "Reflecting on the development, launch, and operations of Wanamaker's before and through COVID-19, Liza [Hendriks] and I really want to thank the industry, our sellers, and our buyers for putting their support and trust behind us....

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