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Magic Millions ‘a buyer’s market’

With the average holding steady over last year and a clearance rate of around 76%, The Australian reports a strong buyer’s market at this year’s Magic Millions sale at the Gold Coast yesterday. “It is clearly a buyer’s market, but the results so far are reasonable for all involved,” said Magic Millions managing director Stephen […]

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Follow day three of the Keeneland January sale

Not at the sale today but still want to follow the results? Click here for a live video feed of the sale or click here to check in on the results sheet.

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Opinion: If we allow horse slaughter, why not cats and dogs…even humans?

With tongue firmly planted in his cheek, John L. Smith of the Mesquite Local News takes to task those who are currently pushing for horse slaughter to be resurrected in the United States. He takes the example of slaughter to the extreme by suggesting cats, dogs and even people might be considered for slaughter as […]

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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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