Bloodstock

Has the Auction Sky Stopped Falling?

As book 1 of the Keeneland January sale came to a close today, there were certainly some positive signs of life in the bloodstock market. While not all positive news, it is likely that the proverbial sky has stopped falling after significant gains in average and gross. The median stayed flat over 2010 and the […]

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Follow day two at Keeneland January

Missing the action at the Keeneland January sale day two? Check out the Thoroughbred Times’ complete coverage of today’s highlights.

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Cowboy Cal first reported foal a filly

Out of the Unbridled mare Do Nice, Cowboy Cal first foal is a half sister to three stakes winners including Canadian sire Trajectory. Cowboy Cal stands at Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky and his fee is $7,500.

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Happy New Year?

With huge increases in gross (62.2%) and average (53.5%), the Keeneland January sale got the year off on the right foot. Top sellers Ave, Wickedly Perfect and Negligee were expected to start the 2011 auction season off right but director of sales Geoffrey Russell seemed to be trying to tamper down expectations. “It’s good to […]

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Follow top sellers at Keeneland January sale

The Thoroughbred Times is offering an all you can eat menu of top sellers for the Keeneland January sale. Among the highlights are Ave selling to Shadai Farm for $1.4 million, Wickedly Perfect to Katsumi Yoshida for $800,000 and new benchmark set for yearlings at the Keeneland January sale.

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New Breeders’ Cup international nominations program nets 160 stallions in first week

Breeders’ Cup officials said 160 stallions representing 35 stud farms in 10 different countries have been nominated to the new international program that began just one week ago. Starting this year, all foals sired by Breeders’ Cup nominated international stallions will be automatically eligible to parcipate in the two-day championships. The nomination fee, for stallions […]

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Wincze: Looking for stability in the bloodstock market

As Alicia Wincze of the Lexington Herald-Leader put it, if the Thoroughbred marketplace had a collective goal for 2011, it could be to have last season’s flashes of stability become this year’s norm. The 2010 November sale at Keeneland was down nearly half of its decline, the most comparable to the January sale beginning today. […]

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Florida-breds have a big chance in this year’ Eclipse

Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filly champion Awesome Feather leads the list of possible Florida-bred Eclipse Award winners who is largely considered a shoo-in for the award. Big Drama and Dubai Majesty also show great promise in winning their divisions, giving Florida-breds the chance to win at least three Eclipse Awards for 2010.

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More Than Ready named Champion 2-year-old sire in America and Australia

Vinery Stud’s More Than Ready, who most recently swept the juvenile turf divisions at the 2010 Breeders’ Cup, has become the first stallion to be crowned Champion 2-year-old sire in America and Australia. His record as a sire of two-year-olds in Australia has been much chronicled and has led to being the most represented sire […]

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True Quality to stand at Swifty Farms in Indiana

Grade II winner True Quality will enter stud at Swifty Farms near Seymour, Indiana after being retired from racing. A six-year-old son of Elusive Quality, the General George Handicap winner will stand for $2,500 live foal.

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