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OBS January Median Up 57.9%

After a strong performance in this week’s Eclipse Awards, Florida is enjoying another success with the Ocala Breeders’ Sales winter mixed sale. Average was up 35.5%, the grew by 45.9% and the median jumped by 57.9% over last year’s sale. “We’re coming off of a couple of tough years, so we’re glad to see that […]

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Vinery stallions in heavy demand at Magic Millions Gold Coast sale

Progeny by Vinery stallions More Than Ready, Mossman and Testa Rossa were in high demand at the Magic Millions Yearling sale on the Gold Coast. Reacting to an impressive lineup of buyers for Vinery fillies and colts, Vinery Stud’s Adam White said, “It is imperative that a stallion’s progeny get into good stables and you […]

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Don’t Get Mad heading to Louisiana’s Elite Thoroughbreds

After spending his first four seasons at Spendthrift Farm, Don’t Get Mad will find his new home at Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana and will stand for $2,500, stands and nurses.

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Congrats colt tops first day of OBS Winter Mixed Sale

Press Release Hip No. 69, I’m Buyin’, a yearling colt by Congrats consigned by Andy Cant, Agent, went to F H M B for $100,000  to top the Consignor Preferred session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2011 Winter Mixed Sale. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Toasttofriendship, by Salt Lake, a […]

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Suave to Vinery Florida

Press Release Darby Dan Farm and Vinery, Ltd. have announced that Suave (A. P. Indy out of Urbane by Citidancer) will stand at Vinery Florida. After four years of breeding Suave averaged 103 mares per year, Suave will shift his service to fill the void created when leading freshman sire, Congrats – another son of […]

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Congrats yearling leads early selling at OBS

The OBS winter mixed sale has been led early by a Congrats yearling at $100,000. The agent on the sale was Andy Cant and was sold to a buyer going by the initials FHMB. To watch more the rest of the sale, click here.

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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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