Bloodstock

Keeneland September Day 4: Fillies By Scat Daddy, Tapit Bring $1 Million

The bullish market at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale continued to generate strong trade among a global contingent of buyers on Thursday, producing healthy results and the sale of two fillies for $1 million each. Keeneland sold 198 yearlings for a total of $47,231,000, an average of $238,540 and a median of $175,000 on Thursday, which […]

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Keeneland September Day 3: Scat Daddy Colt Out Of Tapit Mare Goes For $1.1 Million

Brisk commerce was the hallmark of business on the third day of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, where spirited bidding among the industry’s major buyers drove prices upward, led by the $1.1 million paid by Coolmore’s M. V. Magnier for a colt from the final crop of the globally successful sire Scat Daddy. The session topper […]

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Scat Daddy Colt Brings $950,000 On Day 2 Of The Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock paid $950,000 for a colt from the final crop of top sire Scat Daddy to headline a day of robust trade during Tuesday’s second session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Keeneland sold 194 yearlings on Tuesday for gross sales of $48,221,000, an average of $248,562, and a median of $200,000. Cumulatively, […]

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Bloodlines: Value And ‘Upside’ In Embracing Turf?

When breeders come to review potential mates for their mares, the majority of mare owners are looking for the most commercial sires, and that generally means “young, precocious, and dirt-oriented,” if not campaigned entirely on domestic, conventional dirt surfaces. This makes the revelation of “turf form” all the more interesting from the progeny of stallions […]

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Tapit, War Front Shine At Keeneland September Opener

Keeneland September’s opening night saw eight horses bring $1 million or more, with War Front and Tapit emerging the stars of the session, accounting for all but one of those seven-figure yearlings amongst a generally strong session. Keeneland changed the format of the early part of the sale this year as compared to 2016, when […]

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High Buyback Rate Punctuates Inaugural Edition of Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Sale

Fasig-Tipton completed its inaugural Turf Showcase Sale of Selected Yearlings on Sunday night with disappointing figures, including a buyback rate close to 50 percent. A total of 74 horses were sold, while 71 were not, making for an RNA rate of 48.9 percent. As of late Sunday, that figure included five horses sold privately after […]

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Keeneland’s Influential September Yearling Sale Kicks Off Monday

Keeneland begins its 74th annual September Yearling Sale on Monday with a premier Book 1 sale of 167 elite yearlings that starts at 3 p.m. ET. A total of 4,139 yearlings have been cataloged to the September Sale, which will cover 12 sessions through Saturday, Sept. 23. “Globally, the September Sale is the primary source […]

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G1 Winner Miss Temple City To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Multiple Grade 1 winner Miss Temple City will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Monday, November 6 in Lexington, Kentucky. The five-year-old mare will be consigned as a racing/broodmare prospect by Select Sales, agent. The globe-trotting Miss Temple City is among the most accomplished turf females in recent memory. Trained by Graham Motion, […]

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Graded Stakes Winner American Freedom To Stand At Airdrie Stud

Gary and Mary West’s graded-stakes winning colt American Freedom has been retired from racing and will begin his stud career at Brereton and Elizabeth Jones’s Airdrie Stud for the 2018 breeding season. A $500,000 September yearling purchase from the last crop of the influential sire Pulpit, the Bob Baffert trained American Freedom emerged as one […]

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Champion Tepin, In Foal To Curlin, To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November

Two-time Eclipse champion Tepin, who is carrying her first foal by leading sire Curlin, will be offered for sale by her owner Robert Masterson and consignor Elite Sales at the Fasig-Tipton November sale on Monday, Nov. 6th. “My interest and my love of the sport lies in racing, and my family and I have decided […]

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