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Ben Walden: It feels precisely like it felt when I started Vinery in the fall of 85

Deirdre Biles of the Blood-Horse caught up with some of the principals of the Keeneland January sale to get their final impressions of last week’s sale. Of course, there was one over-arching theme: it’s a buyer’s market out there. Ben Walden, Pauls Mill: It feels precisely like it felt when I started Vinery in the […]

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Magic Millions sale has 100% clearance rate

A small sale of 55 lots, the Magic Millions racehorse sale on Australia’s Gold Coast featured the unreserved dispersal of Hudson Conway Racing. At a 100% clearance rate, the average of the sale was $24,789 and the median was $15,860.

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Meet Lukas, the world’s smartest horse

Seventeen-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Lukas holds the Guinness World Record title to prove his status as the world’s smartest horse. The former race horse was able to correctly identify 19 numbers in one minute. “I’m very grateful for the help of so many good friends who have helped to bring this about,” said Karen Murdock who […]

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Magic Millions Day 5: Increases across the board

Gross, average price and median price all increased from 2010 on day five of Australia’s Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling auction.  A colt by Henny Hughes, who is siring his first Australian crop, brought a top price in session five of $207,549.

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Don’t Get Mad to stand at Elite in Louisiana

Don’t Get Mad, sire of leading Louisiana-bred three-year-old Populist Politics, will stand at Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana for $2,500 stands and nurses.  In his freshman year, Don’t Get Mad produced six winners, and three two year olds with multiple wins in 2010.

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Magic Millions select portion wraps up with declines

The four-day select portion of Australia’s Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale ended Saturday with small declines in prices and revenue from 2009. The average price fell 3.9% from last year, while gross revenue fell 6.1%. “The sale has gone very much in line with our expectations,” said Magic Millions managing director Stephen Silk. “We […]

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Year’s first OBS sale set for Tuesday

The first Ocala Breeders’ Sale of 2011 will kick off January 18th with a two-day mixed auction.  More than 500 horses are catalogued, with the first day being a preferred session and the second day an open sale.

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Signs of Market Stabilization Continue at Keeneland January Sale

Press Release The encouraging signs of market stabilization realized during last fall’s Keeneland sales carried into the January Horses of All Ages Sale, which concluded Friday with increases in gross and average sales, keen interest among buyers for quality horses and strong international participation. Gross sales for the five-day auction, held January 10-14, totaled $25,250,350 for […]

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Unusual Heat still on top in Cali

Despite a drop in earnings, Unusual Heat extended his streak of annual titles as California’s leading stallion to three years in 2010.

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Redoute’s Choice colt becomes top seller at Magic Millions

The Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale experienced a sale topper of $1.15 million Australian with a Redoute’s Choice colt who is half brother to three-time group I winner More Joyous by More Than Ready.

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