Woods Edge Farm

Bonanza Keeneland September Sale Concludes

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale, launched last week with a Bluegrass band, mimosas, and a boutique Book 1 section, continued its momentum straight through to the end of its 11th session, concluding with a sales record average, median and buy-back rate. The gross, which was over $300,000,000 for three straight years before falling to $248,978,700 during the pre-vaccination pandemic in 2020, rebounded to $352,823,000 by the time the last hip went through the ring Friday evening. It was the auction's sixth highest gross in history. "The hope was that we...

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Army Mule Filly on Top in Book 5 Opener

With Wednesday's Keeneland September Book 5 opener winding down, Maddie Matt Miller, agent, went to a session-topping $250,000 to secure a filly from the first crop of Army Mule. Consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent, as Hip 3158, the chestnut is out of six-time winner Henny's Hurricane (Henny Hughes), a daughter of GSW Amarillo (Crafty Prospector). Hip 3158 is a half-sister to Amynta (Atreides), a multiple stakes winner in Panama. She was bred in Kentucky by Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings. The Hill 'n' Dale stallion, standing for...

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KEESEP Book 4 Opens With More Competitive Bidding

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale marched into its second week with continued competitive bidding as the auction's Book 4 section opened Monday in Lexington. "There is unbelievable trade here today," said consignor Peter O'Callaghan of Woods Edge Farm. "There is just a huge crowd up there. And they'd knock you down for a good horse. I'm actually not surprised it's this strong. Not with the way it started and the amount of people who have not yet got to buy horses. It was clear that trickle down effect was going...

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Yearling Sales Season Concludes with Fasig-Tipton October

LEXINGTON, KY - The curtain comes down on a most unusual yearling sales season with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Sale which begins its four-day run in Lexington Monday at 10 a.m. The auction will be following up on a record-setting 2019 renewal which saw new high marks for average and--from its largest-ever catalogue--gross, and will be held over four days for the fourth straight year as it continues to build its reputation as a must-attend auction for both buyers and sellers. "This sale has been so good to us almost...

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Sunday's Insights: Pletcher Sends out Firster Full to Grade I winner Molly Morgan

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 2nd-Gulfstream Park, $50K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:05 p.m. Todd Pletcher saddles first-time starter MAGGIE FITZ (Ghostzapper), a full-sister to Grade I winner Molly Morgan. A $335,000 Keeneland November weanling purchase in 2017, the bay filly was consigned by Woods Edge Farm at the 2018 Keeneland September sale where Stonestreet Stables signed the ticket at $1.025 million. She was entered and withdrawn from three juvenile sales last spring and debuts here in the Woods Edge Farm colors. TJCIS PPs 5th-Gulfstream Park, $50k, Msw, 3yo, f,...

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