Joe Nevills

Nyquist Filly Tops Day Two Of The Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale

Day two of the Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale slowed the pace slightly from Monday’s opener, but returns at the auction’s halfway point still held up favorably against last year’s final totals, led on Tuesday by a $325,000 filly from the first crop of Nyquist. Tuesday’s trade finished with 256 horses sold for a combined $9,530,200, […]

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Medaglia d’Oro, Baccari Star On Opening Day Of Fasig-Tipton October Sale

The market wants what it wants, and on the opening day of the Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale, the market wanted Medaglia d’Oro youngsters from Chris Baccari. The three most expensive offerings of the day were all sons or daughters of the prominent commercial sire, consigned by Baccari Bloodstock. That trio helped fuel gains in both […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Midnight Bisou Keeps On Winning

It’s getting to the point of the year when the serious Horse of the Year contenders start staking their claims in earnest, and top filly Midnight Bisou has done nothing to knock her case so far. The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is an impressive seven-for-seven in graded stakes competition this year through the end […]

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Uncle Vinny Moves To Oakton Farm Stallions For 2020 Breeding Season

Uncle Vinny, a Grade 3-winning son of Uncle Mo, has been purchased by breeders Jeff and Stacy Jeans and will move to Oakton Farm Stallions in Morriston, Fla., for the 2020 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $3,000. The 6-year-old son of Uncle Mo previously stood at Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions […]

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Shadwell Farm Doubles Down On Speightstown Sire Line For Its Stallion Roster

In 2017, Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Ky., had the wind to its back in anticipation over its newest stallion, Tamarkuz, a son of Speightstown who had won the previous fall’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile for the operation of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Two years later, Tamarkuz’s  first yearlings went through the auction ring, […]

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Twirling Candy, Kitten’s Joy See Biggest Jumps In Average At Keeneland September Sale

In addition to being a top-to-bottom test of the Thoroughbred market’s stability, the Keeneland September Yearling Sale also provides a solid snapshot of which stallions’ stocks are going up and whose are plummeting. Running parallel to his ascension on the racetrack, the sire who took the biggest step forward at this year’s September sale was […]

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Keeneland September Sale Produces Near-Record Returns, Record-Priced Filly

The 2019 renewal of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale didn’t keep up with last year’s record-setting edition when it came to the measurables. Even so, the returns from this year’s auction established a steady cruising altitude for the marketplace, showing it’s fully clear of the Great Recession that brought the Thoroughbred industry to a screeching […]

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When Horses Fly: The Beginnings Of Air Travel In The Racing World

There are 20 horses cataloged for this year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale that were born overseas and arrived stateside by airplane, and considerably more of the auction’s 4,644 entries will travel through the sky to destinations in different states and different hemispheres after selling to far-flung buyers. When stacked against van and rail travel, which […]

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First Crop Snapshot: Summer Rolls On For Lord Nelson’s First Foals

The late summer is an active time in the life of a foal, either adjusting to becoming a weanling or preparing for the experience in the near future. For some, it also means getting ready for an early appearance in the sale ring during the autumn’s mixed sales. Whether they’re headed for a sale in […]

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‘We Need To Grow The Name Of The Farm’: Lyons Helms First Keeneland September Consignment For Candy Meadows Farm

Everett Dobson’s Cheyenne Stables is a known commodity in the horse racing industry. One only needs to observe the success of graded stakes winners like Caleb’s Posse, Mastery, Madefromlucky, and Mystical Star to prove that fact. What’s less visible about Dobson’s operation is the breeding wing, Candy Meadows Farm, in Lexington, Ky., which he has […]

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