Donato Lanni

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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Bernardini Filly Tops Inaugural Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale

The debut edition of the Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale dropped into a difficult climate for a horse auction, with Santa Anita Park embroiled in crisis following a series of breakdowns throughout its current meet. The sale faced the task of picking up the torch from the local Barretts auction company, which folded […]

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‘Freak’ Liam’s Map Colt Brings $1.2 Million To Top OBS Spring Sale’s Third Session

Numbers were already tracking safely ahead in both the daily and cumulative returns by the time a Liam’s Map colt lit up the board for $1.2 million near the end of Thursday’s session at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, but the seven-figure transaction ensured the upward trend would continue […]

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Coolmore Dominates Top Of Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale Marketplace

The Coolmore partnership repeatedly flexed its muscles at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, buying four of the day’s six most expensive horses in whole or in partnership. Chief among them was a Curlin colt bought in tandem with bloodstock agent Donato Lanni on behalf of an unnamed client for $3.65 million, which […]

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Mubtaahij Retired, Likely To Stand In Argentina

Mubtaahij, a graded stakes winner in the U.S. and U.A.E., has been retired from racing and will likely begin his stallion career in Argentina, BloodHorse reports. The 7-year-old son of Dubawi is currently residing at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky., while his stud plans are finalized. Bloodstock agent Donato Lanni told BloodHorse’s Jeremy […]

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Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale Produces Near-Record Returns

It was a steady renewal of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings Sale, with gross and average returns falling just short of last year’s record numbers. However, the middle market was buoyant, as evidenced by a healthy jump in the median sale price. The four-day auction finished with 963 horses sold for revenues of $34,260,100, down four […]

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Keeneland November Sale Concludes With Increase In Average, Median Figures

Fierce competition for quality horses among an exceptionally deep buying bench generated healthy results as Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale concluded Saturday. Buyer confidence carried forward from the September Yearling Sale, spurring premium prices; increases in average and median; and the sale of 18 horses for $1 million or more, led by the $6 million paid […]

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Tapit, War Front Shine At Keeneland September Opener

Keeneland September’s opening night saw eight horses bring $1 million or more, with War Front and Tapit emerging the stars of the session, accounting for all but one of those seven-figure yearlings amongst a generally strong session. Keeneland changed the format of the early part of the sale this year as compared to 2016, when […]

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Prince’s Patience Pays Off With ‘Rambunctious’ Arrogate

“He was a little rambunctious,” trainer Bob Baffert said of his record-setting Travers victor Arrogate, thinking back to when the horse first arrived in his barn last year. Bred by Clearsky Farm, Arrogate made it onto Baffert’s short list at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling sale, where the veteran is aided by Donato Lanni. Baffert […]

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Dortmund Dominates Native Diver At Del Mar

Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund, who gave trainer Bob Baffert a formidable 1-2 punch in the 3-year-old division earlier this year as Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s stablemate, showed that he is back on his game, scoring an easy, open-lengths victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 Native Diver Stakes at Del Mar. The towering son of Big Brown […]

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