Market Steady at Keeneland November Sale After Fourth Day

Sheikh’s Serenade, a winning mare by Unbridled’s Song out of 1995 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) winner Desert Stormer, was sold to Japan’s Shimokobe Farm/Heatherway Inc., agent, for $550,000 to become the highest-priced horse of Friday’s fourth session of the 71st Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. During the second of two sessions that comprise Book 2 […]

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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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$3 Million Tapit Weanling Sets New North American Record Day 2 of Keeneland November Sale

The sale of 11 horses for $1 million or more – including the broodmare Aloof (IRE) for $3.9 million and a daughter of leading sire Tapit for a North American weanling record $3 million – drove increases in gross sales, average and median for Wednesday’s second session of the 71st Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Keeneland sold […]

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: A Buckeye Millionaire

It’s no secret that some impressive individuals are entered in the Keeneland November Sale this week and next. There are those who displayed their brilliance on the racetrack, racking up graded stakes wins and becoming a highly coveted racing or breeding prospects. There are others who have the blood of champions running through their veins […]

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Princess of Sylmar Commands $3.1 Million at Fasig-Tipton, Headed to Japan

Fasig-Tipton’s one-day November Sale took place on Monday evening, when 23 horses sold for seven figures. Overall, the auction was down somewhat compared with 2013, with the total receipts of $53,678,000 dropping 13.8 percent and the median of $200,000 diving 20 percent. The average, interestingly, was up 3 percent to $589,611. The RNA rate was 28.9 percent, which was […]

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‘Mind Boggling’ 24 Million-Dollar-Plus Mares Boost FT November Sale

“The statistics are, frankly, mind-boggling.” So said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning at the end of Monday night’s November Sale at the company’s auction pavilion in Lexington, Ky. There were no individual prices to match the record $14 million Better Than Honour brought at this sale in 2008 or even the $10 million Horse of the […]

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Fasig-Tipton Adds Three Top Broodmares to November Sale

Fasig-Tipton has added three world-class broodmares to its 2013 November Sale supplemental catalog.  These mares will be consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent on behalf of Southern Equine Stables, and are cataloged as hips 213-215: Danceinthesunlight (Hip #213):  An impeccably-bred daughter of A.P. Indy from the family of champions Dancethruthedawn and Dance Smartly, as well as […]

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Magic Millions broodmare final: Gross lower, average price higher

The Magic Millions national broodmare sale wrapped up in Australia Tuesday with the third session gross falling 3.8% compared to last year.  The average price was 3.2% higher.  Last Love, a winning daughter of Iglesia, was the top price on the final day, selling for $39,561.

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Squires – The Rail: Broodmares finally get their due

Breeder and author Jim Squires writes for the New York Times’ The Rail blog about the recent matings of super females Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra.  Squires concludes: “… for the first time in memory, public and industry interest has consistently focused not on which grand mares a king would accept to his court, but which […]

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