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Woodford Thoroughbreds Reveals COVID-19 Safety Protocols For OBS Spring Sale

As many businesses evolve to address public safety concerns in the age of COVID-19, Woodford Thoroughbreds is stepping up to the challenge, announcing extensive safety protocols for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Horses in Training Sale set to take place June 9-12. Beth Bayer, director of sales commented, “The 2-year old in training sales are […]

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Argentina’s Santa Elena Stud Farm To Host Online Dispersal

Santa Elena Stud Farm in Argentina will hold an online dispersal of broodmares, stallions, yearlings, 2-year-olds, and horses in training through early June. The total dispersal will be overseen and hosted online by auctioneer Antonio Bullrich. Online bidding will take place from Monday, June 1 to Wednesday, June 10. On Thursday, June 11, the sale […]

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Preston Madden, Breeder Of Alysheba, Dies At Age 85

Preston Madden, the breeder of Hall of Famer Alysheba and former master of Hamburg Place, died Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. He was 85 years old. Madden was a Lexington, Ky., native and a graduate of Culver Military Academy in Indiana. He was the grandson of the prominent horseman John E. Madden, who founded Hamburg […]

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Keeneland To Introduce ‘Digital Inspections’ For September Yearling Sale, Still Pursuing Summer Meet

Following is an open letter to the industry from Bob Elliston, Keeneland’s vice president of racing and sales. In 2020 and beyond, Keeneland is fully committed to providing you with a sales experience that is both stable and forward-thinking, to meet the needs of buyers and sellers worldwide during this unique time. To this end, we […]

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CTHS Alberta Sale Set To Go On As Scheduled

In response to COVID-19, the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division) board of directors have discussed and are planning to hold the 2020 CTHS (Alberta Division) Thoroughbred Sale on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. The board is moving forward with the intention of conducting the sale as scheduled. If the unknowns at this time change because […]

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Classic-Placed Bravazo Retired From Racing

Bravazo, a Grade 2 winner and runner-up behind Triple Crown winner Justify in the 2018 Preakness Stakes, has been retired from racing, per the Facebook account of Laurie Lukas, wife of trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Stud plans remain to be announced for the 5-year-old son of Awesome Again, who raced as a homebred for Calumet […]

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OBS Spring Sale Supplemental Catalog Now Online

The supplemental catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Spring Sale of Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training is now online via the OBS website at obssales.com. Seventy-eight horses have been supplemented to the four-day sale, scheduled for Tuesday through Friday, June 9 – June 12. The horses are distributed equally for the under tack […]

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Stallion Spotlight: Ken Wilkins Of Adena Springs On Point Of Entry

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. Today, Adena Springs stallion sales manager Ken Wilkins discusses Point of Entry, a Grade 1 winner who got Group 2 U.A.E. Derby winner Plus Que Parfait into last year’s Kentucky Derby […]

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Grade 2 Winner Marconi To Enter Stud In Argentina

Marconi, a Grade 2 winner and $2-million auction yearling, has been retired from racing and exported to Haras La Generación in Argentina to begin his stallion career, according to the South American publication Turf Diario. The 5-year-old son of Tapit finished his on-track career with five wins in 13 starts for earnings of $647,262. He […]

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