David Ingordo

Record-Priced Into Mischief Filly Tops Final Day Of OBS June Sale

Hip No. 748, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, agent, went to OXO Equine LLC for a sale record $900,000 to top the third and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, who turned in a quarter […]

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Gross Up, Average And Median Down At OBS March Sale

The 2019 edition of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale saw unprecedented bounty at the very top of the market, but mid-level trade took a step back in the juvenile auction season’s first event. The two-day auction saw 309 horses sold for revenues of $44,422,500, up 5 percent from last year’s final […]

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‘Solid, Strong Marketplace’: Fasig-Tipton February Sale Returns Healthy Numbers

The North American mixed sale calendar closed on a high note Tuesday, with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter posting gains in average and median sale price. The two-day auction finished with 327 horses sold for revenues of $9,659,400, down 7 percent from last year’s sale when 364 offerings brought $10,436,800. Growth was seen in the marketplace […]

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John T.L. Jones Jr.: Mediator, Mentor, Horse Trader, Legend

It’s been more than 20 years since I found myself standing next to John T.L. Jones Jr. in the check-in line at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. We were there as guests of The Jockey Club at the Members Dinner on the eve of the annual Round Table on Matters Pertaining […]

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Graves’ Influence Still Felt During Strong Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Selected Yearling Sale was one of the first auctions hosted by the company following the death of longtime vice president Bill Graves in May, but his work continued to be felt on Tuesday when a Flatter colt rallied to bring a sale-topping $520,000 near the end of trade. Graves was the […]

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Gormley To Stand At Spendthrift Farm Upon Retirement

Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to multiple Grade 1 winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Gormley, who on Saturday captured the $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1). The 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon will stand at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY upon retirement. “Malibu Moon has been A.P. Indy’s best sire over […]

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$1.8 Million Tapit Colt Tops Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale

A Florida-bred colt by leading sire Tapit out of a half sister to Grade 1 winner and sire Hard Spun sold for $1.8 million to top the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday evening, marking the start of the auction season for 2-year-olds in training. Bloodstock agent David Ingordo won a protracted bidding duel with trainer Bob Baffert […]

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Ingordo Named To KY Horse Racing Commission

Bloodstock agent David Ingordo has been named to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The Blood-Horse reports that Ingordo, who will be sworn in Feb. 19, was appointed by former Gov. Steve Beshear. He will replace KHRC chairman Robert Beck, who resigned after Matt Bevin was elected governor. Ingordo will take over Beck’s term, but not his role as […]

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Zenyatta inspires couple to return to racing

An Oklahoma city couple who owned horses about 20 years ago has decided to get back into the game for one, simple reason:  Zenyatta.  Bill and Terry Mathis tell the Thoroughbred Times that Zenyatta’s thrilling 2010 campaign got their racing juices flowing again: “We’re back in as a second business and to have some fun,” […]

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Ingordo on Z: We looked at her and thought she was just perfect

As in-depth an interview with David Ingordo on Zenyatta as you will find, Eventing Nation’s Samantha Clark captures the energy and excitement behind the bloodstock agent that found the 2010 Horse of the Year for Jerry and Ann Moss at Keeneland for only $60,000. He talks about Zenyatta from the sales ring, thru her racing […]

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