Brian Graves

Strong Trade Continues Into Day Three Of Keeneland January Sale

Competition for quality broodmares and yearlings remained spirited during Wednesday’s penultimate session of the four-day Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Keeneland sold 238 horses for $4,074,300, for an average of $17,119 and a median of $8,000. During the third session of the 2018 auction, 236 horses grossed $3,442,700, for an average of $14,588 […]

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$300,000 Into Mischief Weanling Colt Headlines Friday At Keeneland November Sale

Clear Ridge Stables paid $300,000 for a weanling colt by Into Mischief from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits to record the highest price paid Friday during the fifth session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale. Keeneland sold 261 horses for $15,315,500 for an average of $58,680 and a median of […]

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American Pharoah, Good Luck Charms Dominate Opening Night Of Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

The first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale on Monday was a banner night for both American Pharoah offspring and lucky garments. Moments after Hip 26, a filly from the first crop of the Triple Crown winner, sold for $1.2 million, Brian Graves of consignor Gainesway was asked his secret for finding and […]

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Remembering Bill Graves: Horseman And Mentor Had Sense Of Style, Humor

If a bystander didn’t know any better, he might think the cars that packed Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks parking lot on Monday afternoon were an indicator of a major sale on the Lexington, Ky., property. A list of the names in attendance would have likely brought the same conclusion. Instead, the gathering of Thoroughbred industry members, […]

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Respected Horseman, Fasig-Tipton Executive Bill Graves Dies

Respected and much-loved Thoroughbred horseman William E. (Bill) Graves, a senior vice-president with Fasig-Tipton for 26 years, ¬†passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, May 30, at the University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington, Ky.¬† Bill’s son Brian, director of public sales at Gainesway Farm, was at his side for all his final days. […]

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Keeneland Day 3: War Front, Malibu Moon Weanlings Shine

Weanlings led Thursday’s third session of the 71st Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale as a War Front colt sold for $850,000 to Clear Ridge Stables and a Malibu Moon filly brought $750,000 from Solis/Litt. They contributed to total sales of 271 horses reaching $29,701,000 to mark a five percent increase from the corresponding session last […]

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The September yearling sale at Keeneland is coming up this Sunday and there is concern from all corners of the market about the eventual numbers after the two-week event in Lexington. But according to an article Deirdre Biles in the Blood-Horse, the top end of the market is most concerning to horsemen. “I think the […]

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