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Pope Secures Record-Priced American Pharoah Filly, Half to Beholder, Into Mischief, Mendelssohn, For $8.2 Million

Everything has to go right for a horse to command a record price at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the filly wearing the Hip 498 sticker on Wednesday was the perfect storm to make that happen. On the top side of her page was Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, a stallion defying all rules […]

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‘It’s A Dream When It Sets Up Like That’: Half-Siblings Out Of Flattermewithroses To Sell At Fasig-Tipton

It’s not terribly uncommon for two siblings to be on the same sales grounds in the fall when breeding stock auctions take over the calendar. Seeing the same thing in July is nearly unheard of. The unique setup of Fasig-Tipton’s July Yearling Sale and Selected Horse of Racing Age Sale allowed it to happen, with […]

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Keeneland January Sale Closes With Record Average, Median

Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale closed Thursday with robust results – the highest gross since 2008, a record average and a record-equaling median – produced by vibrant trade that reflected the continued buyer confidence and demand for quality Thoroughbreds seen during last fall’s September Yearling Sale and November Breeding Stock Sale. Highlighting the […]

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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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Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings Sale Aims To Continue Growth As Destination Sale

The final stop on the North American yearling auction calendar kicks off Monday, with a jam-packed edition of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings Sale in Lexington, Ky. With 1,500 horses cataloged, the property was filled to near-capacity over the weekend for a sale that has rapidly grown in reputation from an “everything must go” event […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: The Factor

When the first crop of yearlings by the Danzig stallion War Front came to the sales in 2009, the response was very warm, with young prospects bringing up to $180,000. And with the results from his first crop of runners, which turned 3 at the New Year, War Front has some salty performers spread across […]

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