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Right Place, Right Time: Half-Brother To Preakness Winner War Of Will On Offer At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

When it comes to timely catalog updates, the effects on a hammer price can range from benign to potentially life-changing. Where exactly Hip 575 of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale will fall on that spectrum remains to be seen, but having half-brother War of Will win the Preakness Stakes just three days before […]

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Record Renewal Of OBS Spring Sale Topped By $1.3-Million Into Mischief Colt

The reputation of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training has grown exponentially over the past decade, consistently setting new record returns over the course of those years. After setting records in gross, average and median figures in 2018, this year’s renewal raised that bar once again, with all-time highs in […]

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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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OBS Spring 2-Year-Old Sale Opens With Improved Average and Median

The opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training took a bit of time to get started on Tuesday, both in the literal sense of the start time and the pace of trade, but the returns finished on a generally positive note. Tuesday’s session saw 148 horses sold for […]

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Unprecedented Speed Displayed At Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Under-Tack Show

Since Fasig-Tipton relocated its Florida select juvenile sale to Gulfstream Park in 2015, the pre-sale under-tack show has been relatively free of outliers on the stopwatch. That changed Monday when two pairs of horses turned in the fastest respective times at an eighth-mile and quarter-mile in the five editions that the Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds In […]

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Santa Ynez: Sold It Should Be ‘Best’ At Two Turns, Says O’Neill

Sold It, a gray daughter of multiple Grade I winner The Factor, is ticketed for this Sunday’s Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita, carded for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs. Sold It broke her maiden in a turf sprint at Del Mar on Nov. 15, then weakened to fifth after prompting the pace […]

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Scat Daddy Colt Tops Final OBS June Session; Average Down, Gross Increases With Larger Catalog

Hip No. 742, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Alistair Roden Bloodstock for $360,000 to top the third and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 […]

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$180,000 Filly By The Factor Paces Day Two Of OBS June Sale

Hip No. 426, a daughter of The Factor consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to East Hickman Bloodstock for $180,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The gray or roan filly, who worked a quarter in :20 […]

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$460,000 Colt From First Crop By The Factor Tops Barretts At Del Mar Sale

A gray colt from the first crop by The Factor sold for $460,000 to top the Barretts March Select 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, held at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif. The sale company has moved over the last year from its longtime home at the former Fairplex Park racetrack in Pomona, where the […]

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Six Juveniles Breeze Furlong In 9 4/5 Seconds In Barretts Preview

Six juveniles breezed a furlong in 9 4/5 seconds and a colt by Flatter went a quarter mile in :20.45 to lead the way at Monday’s preview for the Barretts Select 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Del Mar. The sale gets under way Wednesday at 2 p.m. PDT at the north San Diego county racetrack. […]

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