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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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Tatts Ireland November Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Catalogue Online

The one-day Tattersalls Ireland November Flat Foal & Breeding Stock Sale catalogue is now online. Slated to begin at 11 a.m. on Nov. 13, the sale features 181 lots, split between 24 racing or broodmare prospects, 48 weanlings and with a new yearling section of 109 lots. A total of 66 of those yearlings, previously part of the September Yearling Sale, are eligible for the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Action S. in 2021. A few notable graduates include G1 Matron S. heroine Champers Elysees (Ire) (Elzaam {GB}), G2 Norfolk S....

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OBS October Opens Tuesday

Delayed a week after switching dates with the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Yearling Sale, the Ocala Breeders Sales Company's October Sale begins its two-day run Tuesday. The sale kicks off at noon Tuesday with a mix of 59 2-year-olds and horses of racing age, followed by 169 selected yearlings. Wednesday's session begins at 10:30 a.m. with an open session of 420 yearlings. Supplements will immediately follow the regular catalogue each day. The 2-year-olds and horses of racing age are a new addition to the OBS October Sale, which previously only offered yearlings....

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Goffs UK Autumn Sale Catalogue Released

The one-day Goffs UK Autumn Sale catalogue is now online. Set to begin at 10 a.m. at Doncaster on Oct. 22, the sale will be split into three portions: the Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale (lots 1-195), the Silver Yearling Sale (lots 196-254) and finally the Autumn Yearling Sale (lots 255-308). Jumpers primarily feature in the Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale, but there are a few Flat performers sprinkled in like the 89-rated two-time winner Confide (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) (lot 49) from Lodge Farm Stud. The Silver and Autumn Yearling Sales offer...

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Taking Stock: Keeneland Numbers Are Troubling

With a pandemic that's led to the loss of 200,000 lives, the loss of jobs, and overall economic instability that's affected most people except for the super wealthy that are heavily invested in the stock market, no one expected the Keeneland September yearling sale to be anything but down by gross and average versus last year. This was as predictable as saying that an egg dropped on concrete from six feet would break. So, what's the damage? Through the first 10 sessions that ended with Book 5 on Wednesday, 2,129...

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Selective Market Prevails as Book 3 Concludes at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, KY - Bidding continued to be solid for the prized lots, but the market was increasingly polarized as the second and final Book 3 session concluded Saturday in Lexington. Trainer Bob Baffert and Donato Lanni purchased the day's highest-priced offering, going to $450,000 to acquire a colt from the first crop of Unified on behalf of Mike Pegram, Paul Weitman, and Karl Watson. During Saturday's session, 239 horses sold for $18,364,200. The average was $76,838 and the median was $52,000. With 110 horses reported not sold, the buy-back rate...

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Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearling Showcase Kicks Off Wednesday

With the Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale, Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale and New York-Bred Yearling Sale all canceled, the sale's company offers a combination of all three auctions Sept. 9-10 at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky, in the Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase. "It was a situation where we had to develop alternatives as it became apparent that the July Sale could not be conducted," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said. "At about the same time, it also became apparent it would be very, very difficult, if not impossible, to have a traditional...

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