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Fasig-Tipton July Launches Yearling Season

The 2021 yearling season kicks off with Fasig-Tipton's July Sale Tuesday at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky. With just under 350 yearlings cataloged for the single-session auction, the July sale, which had swelled to as many as 550-600 horses over a decade ago, appears to have found its sweet spot--both in volume and the type of offerings--in recent times. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the July Sale was cancelled last season, with the horses merged into the re-routed Saratoga Select and NY-bred sales held in Kentucky in September. "It...

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Nice Guys Stables Continues to Expand With Fasig July Offerings

Steve Spielman and his partners in Nice Guys Stables seem to have the Midas touch in the horse racing industry. Their first horse, Piedi Bianchi (Overanalyze), took them to one of racing's biggest stages in 2017, the Breeders' Cup. Also, this year, in just their second year pinhooking yearlings to juveniles, the group had an Arrogate filly they purchased for just $150,000 at Keeneland September sell for $1-million at OBS April. "I grew up in New York and have been going to the track since I was a kid," said...

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Cheveley Stud to Hold Farm Sale

The catalogue for the Cheveley Stud Farm Sale is now online. Slated for June 16, the sale features 32 broodmares, yearlings, and weanlings set to go under the hammer. Covering sires represented include Futura (SAf), Gimmethegreenlight (Aus), Lancaster Bomber, Legislate (SAf), Master Of My Fate (SAf), One World (SAf), Querari (Ger), Soqrat (Aus), The United States (Ire), Var, and Vercingetorix (SAf). For more information, please visit www.bsa.co.za.com.

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Dances Buy Manor House Farm and Stud

John and Jess Dance have purchased Manor House Farm & Stud in Middleham and plan to develop the property for their yearlings and racing stock, they announced on Twitter Monday morning. The MG1SW Laurens (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) is the best runner so far in John Dance's name, and going forward, all of the Dance runners will race in the name of John and Jess Dance. The couple also have new black and gold colours, with Laurens's colours acting as second colours. James Horton will become a private trainer at Manor...

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Cape Yearling Sale Topped By Vercingetorix Colt

A yearling colt by Vercingetorix (SAf) (Silvano {Ger}) took top billing during Sunday's Bloodstock South Africa Cape Yearling Sale. Consigned by Wilgerbosdrift as lot 64, the yearling, named Galic War (SAf), hammered at R375,000 to the Hollywood Syndicate. Produced by the winning Oojooba (SAf) (Dynasty {SAf}), the colt's second dam is the group-placed Salsabeel (Aus) (Elusive Quality) from the extended family of G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine Dead Certain (GB) (Absalom {GB}). The top filly (lot 9) of the sale was by What A Winter (SAf) (Western Winter) and she...

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Laoban Filly Tops OBS Wednesday

A filly by fast-starting young sire Laoban (Hip 805) topped Wednesday's open session and the entirety of the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, selling to Nick de Meric, who signed as Sand Hill Stables, for $175,000. Consigned by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, the bay was bred in New York by the late Kenny LeJeune. A colt from the first crop of MGISW Mor Spirit (Eskendereya) (Hip 616) brought the day's second-highest price, hammering for $115,000 to bloodstock agent Donato Lanni. The bay was bred in Florida by Beth Bayer, who consigned...

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OBS Winter Mixed Sale Kicks Off Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company kicks off their 2021 season Tuesday with the two-day OBS Winter Mixed Sale. Tuesday's session starts with a 183-head consignor-preferred session which will be immediately followed by a 120-head Horses of Racing Age session. Wednesday's open session consists of 354 horses and is a mix of broodmares and short yearlings. Both sessions start at 10:30 a.m. Those numbers include late supplements. The supplemental catalogues will be available on the grounds and those additional horses will sell immediately following the original catalogue. "We are cautiously optimistic,"...

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Boyd Browning on the Return of the Freshman Sire Showcase

Tuesday, Fasig-Tipton announced the return of the Freshman Sire Showcase. TDN Publisher Sue Finley talked to Fasig's President, Boyd Browning, about the return of this segment of their July Sale, which offers a first look at progeny of new yearling sires. TDN: Why did you put the Freshman Sire Showcase on hold these past 10 years? BB: I think when the New Sire Showcase was discontinued, it was a time in the marketplace when there was a flight to `proven.' And I think that trend from new to proven was...

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Laurina Tops Third and Final Session of Tattersalls Ireland

The third and final session of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale was topped by the wildcard Laurina (Fr) (Spanish Moon) (lot 801A). A Grade 1-winning daughter of Lamboghina (Ger) (Alkalde {Ger}) over jumps, the Ballincurrig House Stud-consigned 7-year-old was knocked down for €290,000 to Ridgewood Stud. Another 7-year-old wildcard, the grey Moskovite (Ire) (Flemensfirth) (803A) found a new home at The Beeches Stud for €160,000. Consigned by Boherna Stables, the mare has placed twice at graded level over fences and is carrying her first foal by Crystal Ocean...

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I Am Horse Racing Partners With Myracehorse

I Am Horse Racing and MyRacehorse.com are pleased to announce a newfound partnership in the interest of education and communication within racing. In addition to providing a closer look at MyRacehorse's latest offering, the "Future Stars Bundle," which will highlight 14 yearlings purchased at the 2020 Keeneland September Sale, the content series around these horses will also focus on the personal stories of those who have dedicated their lives to the industry. This joint effort will focus on the journey and overall progress of 14 yearlings, showcasing them from breaking...

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Alcohol Free Half-Sister Anchors Tattersalls December Yearlings

The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale, featuring a Starspangledbanner (Aus) half-sister to Group 1 winner Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never), is now online. One of 173 yearlings set to sell at Park Paddocks on Nov. 23, the half-sister to the G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine and French listed winner Alexander James (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) (lot 119) will be offered by Knockatrina House. Overall, there are full- or half-siblings to 37 group and listed winners in the catalogue, among them five Group 1/Classic winners. There are 13 yearling...

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Market Rally Extends into Book 3

NEWMARKET, UK--Like a cyclist who has been struggling into a bitter headwind, only to find himself suddenly towed along by the slipstream of a juggernaut, Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale opened with all the startling momentum achieved, against every temperate expectation, in Book 2. Once again, the masks around the ring concealed gapes of incredulity as a brisk trade maintained all indices almost precisely in step with the returns last year, when the wider world was so very different a place. Aggregate turnover of 5,092,700gns, through the...

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