‘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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