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From Near-Rock Star Fame To Million-Dollar Horses, Terence Collier Has Seen It All

Over the course of his 42 years with Fasig-Tipton, Terence Collier has logged more than two and a half million sky miles. Those miles have bridged the gap between the time of Humphrey and John Finney to the auction company’s current administration, and crisscrossed the planet in the interest of getting horses sold. Fortunately, Collier […]

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$75,000 Broodmare La Nez Tops Final Barretts Sale

The 29-year history of California-based Barretts Sales came to a close on Tuesday, with the $75,000 broodmare La Nez leading the way at the company’s Fall Sale of Yearlings and Horses of All Ages at Fairplex Park in Pomona. La Nez, a Grade 1-placed stakes-winning Storm Creek mare, ensured the auction house went out on […]

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Follow A Foal Presented By Sequel New York: Ship-In Day For Wrangler

Friday was a big day for Wrangler, the colt from the first crop of Sequel New York stallion Laoban who shipped to the sales grounds to represent his sire at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale. As Hip 180 in North America’s first major mixed sale of the season, Wrangler and his contemporaries will set […]

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‘One Of The Best Horses I’d Ever Swung My Leg Over’; Next Shares Rewards Bloodstock Agent Meah’s Faith

Next Shares’ impressive score in the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland on Oct. 6 caught many off guard, as evidenced by the Archarcharch gelding’s 23-1 odds, but David Meah saw it coming from 2,100 miles away. Eleven months earlier, Meah was seated in the Keeneland sales pavilion signing a $190,000 ticket for Next […]

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Follow A Foal Presented By Sequel New York: Wrangler Steps Out

It’s been a busy month for Wrangler, the colt from the first crop of Sequel New York stallion Laoban who will represent his sire at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale on Oct. 15. The colt was weaned from his mother on Sept. 4, and he’s begun working in earnest toward the sale, where he […]

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Record Average Sale Price Highlights Strong Keeneland September Renewal

There was plenty to be excited about in advance of this year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but it was the surprises that helped propel the bellwether auction from a strong edition into the kind not seen since the economic crash of the mid-2000s. A combination of factors – from a favorable economic climate, to the […]

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‘You Learn How To Maintain’: Keeneland Auctioneers Keep Up The Pace In Later September Books

The marathon Keeneland September Yearling Sale can wear down just about anyone that’s there for the full run of the two-week auction, but being worn down is not an option for the ever-present buzz from the auctioneer’s stand. Keeping up volume and energy is critical for both the auctioneers and announcers, from the seven-figure standouts […]

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Gunsmoke Farm Re-Enters Keeneland September Marketplace

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale marketplace is humming at a level not seen since before the Great Recession, but one telltale sign of a market turnaround could be found in the catalog before a single horse entered the ring. The 2008 recession shook numerous farms and horsemen out of the commercial marketplace, if not the […]

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The Golden Rule Has Carried Robertson Far In A Four-Decade Career In Thoroughbred Sales

Getting from place to place in the Keeneland sales pavilion can be tough during the hectic, crowded sessions of Book 1, but it was a good problem for Walt Robertson to have. The retired auctioneer and sale company executive could hardly cover a few tiles on the floor before coming across someone in the Thoroughbred […]

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Goldencents, Cairo Prince Keep Freshman Sire Race Close Heading Into Fall

The freshman sire class of 2018 has been an evenly-matched group reaching back to when their first weanlings entered the sale ring. Heading into the fall slate of the 2-year-old stakes calendar, the group once again appears primed for another close finish by first-crop earnings. Heading into mid-September, the race has become especially tight between […]

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