Thoroughbred Auctions

PR Special OBS April: Sunday Silence Makes History

The Paulick Report returns to Central Florida, with a pair of special print publications for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training, available on the sales grounds and online. In the Book 1 edition of the PR Special, Joe Nevills looks ahead to the Kentucky Derby by looking back at Sunday […]

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PR Special Keeneland April Sale: Explaining Bisphosphonates, Diagnosing Poor Performance

The Paulick Report is once again on the sales grounds with a special print publication for the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss looks into the hot issue of bisphosphonates, going into detail about the drugs and one of the […]

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Ask Your Insurer: Protecting Your Investment During A Breeze Show

In our Ask Your Insurer series, equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: How can I best protect my investment in a horse in the event he or she is scratched from a sale […]

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From Nightlife To Thoroughbreds, Restrepo Was Bred For Role At Fasig-Tipton

Ramiro Restrepo had spent the past 16 hours in some form of transit, logging air and highway miles from Chile to Miami to Ocala to do some networking ahead of the juvenile sale season. If anyone had an excuse to be off his game as he met with buyers and consignors, it was Fasig-Tipton’s South […]

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Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, OBS Ban Off-Label Use Of Bisphosphonates

Officials from Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. and Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company Inc. (OBS) jointly announced today that they will enable buyers of horses younger than four years old to have those horses tested for bisphosphonates. The policy is undertaken to ban off-label use of these drugs. The revised Conditions of Sale for each of […]

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Ask Your Insurer: Considerations For Your New 2-Year-Old

Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: I’ve just bought a 2-year-old at auction. How do you recommend I cover my new purchase? BRYCE BURTON: First of all, congratulations on your new purchase! Your […]

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Egyptian Storm, Half Sister To Justify, Bound For November Sales

Egyptian Storm, a 3-year-old half sister to Triple Crown winner Justify, has been retired from racing and booked to top sire Quality Road. Owners Robert S. Evans and West Point Thoroughbreds will offer the daughter of Pioneerof the Nile out of Stage Magic, by Ghostzapper, in one of the Kentucky breeding stock sales in November.When […]

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‘Deja Vu All Over Again’; TOBA Drops Ball On Sales Integrity Website

Oops. They did it again. In August 2014, I wrote an article after discovering that the website formerly devoted to the Sales Integrity Program, an initiative designed to protect Thoroughbred buyers at public auction, was deactivated and the URL address had been purchased by someone who was apparently in the business of domain squatting for […]

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Hagyard’s Fallon: Civil Suit Without Merit, Radiographs Were Not Intentionally Destroyed

The following statement, authored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute partner Dr. Luke Fallon, was provided to media Wednesday afternoon by Casey Bailey & Maines, attorneys representing Hagyard in a new civil suit in Fayette Circuit Court. The suit, centered on misdating of radiographs of Thoroughbreds at public auction, was brought by Illinois-based owner/trainer Tom Swearingen. […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: What Are Hoof Growth Rings?

QUESTION: What are hoof growth rings and what does it mean when you see them on a horse at sale? DR. SCOTT FLEMING: Growth rings are externally visible ridges in the hoof that indicate differences in the rate of growth or quality of a horse’s hoof wall. The appearance and number of rings can vary from several […]

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