Joe Nevills

Coolmore, Godolphin Drive Upper Market In Keeneland September’s Second Session

Throwing back to the pre-recession days of Coolmore and Godolphin slugging it out for seven-figure horses, the two entities have been economic drivers at the top of the market as the Keeneland September Yearling Sale hit its halfway point for Book 1, with Coolmore landing the biggest blow so far on Tuesday when it bought […]

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Appearance Drives Opening Day Trade At Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a while since Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has made an appearance at the Keeneland September yearling sale, but he made his presence known in a big way on Monday, buying a pair of seven-figure horses during the opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale. The ruler of Dubai and proprietor […]

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High Expectations For Rain-Delayed Keeneland September Yearling Sale

With a marathon auction like the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, what are a few extra hours to get things started? The North American Thoroughbred industry’s bellwether auction kicks off a two-week run on Monday, but after heavy rains washed out several hours of showing on Sunday, Keeneland officials elected to start the four sessions of […]

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Follow A Foal Presented By Sequel New York: Meet Wrangler

A stallion’s first crop of foals goes a long way in establishing his reputation for the years that follow, and first impressions can have a big hand in setting that path. This monthly series will document the background, development and routine of the four-month-old Wrangler, a colt from the first crop of Laoban, as he […]

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$250,000 Unusual Heat Colt Tops Barretts Select Yearling Sale

A colt from the final crop of the late Unusual Heat sent the perennial top California sire out on a high note Tuesday, leading the Barretts Select Yearling Sale at $250,000. The transaction highlighted a sale that saw significant gains in gross, average, and median, but a significantly higher buyback rate. Tuesday’s sale at Del […]

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Alsono Moved To Quad A Ranch In New Mexico For 2019

Multiple stakes winner Alsono has been relocated to Justin and Vanessa Evans’ Quad A Ranch in Anthony, N.M., for the 2019 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $1,500. The 7-year-old son of Limehouse stood his first two seasons at Double LL Farms in Bosque, N.M. His first foals are weanlings […]

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Thompson, Jones Hit With Normandy Invasion Filly In Memory Of Brenda Jones

If all had gone to plan, the $170,000 sale of a Normandy Invasion filly at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale would have been an unmitigated triumph for Sarah Thompson and the mother-daughter team of Brenda and Danielle Jones. For the two in the group that made it to Saratoga Springs that weekend, the money […]

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Newcomers Turn $13,000 Weanling Into $105,000 Pinhook At F-T New York-Bred Sale

Ask a lifelong participant in the horse racing industry what got them into the game, and the answer will likely involve an initial success that hooked them for good – perhaps a winning bet or a favorite horse turning in a big effort. For a sextet of Central Florida-based thirtysomethings, that first taste of an […]

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Records Eclipsed Again At Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale

The Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale continued its meteoric rise in returns during its 2018 renewal, posting all-time highs in gross, average, and median, as well as moving the most expensive offering in the auction’s history and the most expensive filly. However, the marketplace was not entirely airtight. Many consignors found the middle and lower […]

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American Pharoah Filly Tops First Session At Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale

A big day for New York-breds on the racetrack turned into a big night for them on Saturday at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale, after the opening session closed with gains in gross and average sale price, and a near-record-priced filly from the first crop of American Pharoah. Hours before the first horse hit […]

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