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Tapit Colt Tops Fasig October; RNA Rate Increases With Catalogue Size

A colt by megastar sire Tapit brought $410,000 to top both the session and the auction at Fasig-Tipton on Thursday, as the company concluded its Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale. Hip 1363, a gray colt out of stakes-placed Smart Strike mare Apple Charlotte, went to John Oxley. He was consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain. The colt […]

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Ricker Hired As Sales Account Manager For Eaton Sales

Eaton Sales announced today that Marc Ricker has joined the company as Sales Account Manager. The son of the highly regarded horseman, Scott Ricker, Marc comes with a wealth of experience and enthusiasm for the thoroughbred industry. He grew up working on his family’s Sunny Oak Farm in Paris, KY and continues to assist his […]

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Summer Wind: ‘Hopefully, the Industry Will Change’ After Love Me Only Trial

Jane Lyon and Summer Wind Farm released the following statement to media the week after a jury failed to reach a decision in a court case between Summer Wind and Coolmore partners, Ashford Stud, and Eaton Sales surrounding the purchase of the broodmare Love Me Only. The mare was purchased for $2.1 million at the Keeneland […]

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Love Me Only Trial Ends With Jury Unable to Reach Decision

After more than eight hours of deliberation on Tuesday, jurors hearing the lawsuit filed by Summer Wind Farm owners Frank and Jane Lyon against Coolmore Stud partners, Ashford Stud and Eaton Sales over the disputed $2.1 million sale of Love Me Only at the 2011 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale told Fayette County Circuit Court […]

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McDonald: Love Me Only Was ‘Ouchy,’ Not Lame

Eaton Sales owner Reiley McDonald held his ground on the witness stand Wednesday against persistent questioning on medication and breeding records in a lawsuit filed by Frank and Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm over the disputed $2.1-million sale of the 3-year-old filly Love Me Only at the 2011 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. McDonald, along with […]

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Love Me Only Trial: Witness Alleges ‘Threatening and Bullying’

The lawsuit over the disputed sale of $2.1 million broodmare Love Me Only being heard by a jury in Fayette Country Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky., figured to come down to a battle of the expert witnesses. But in testimony on the trial’s second day on Tuesday, the battle got personal when Dr. Bryan Fraley, […]

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Lyon: Love Me Only Lawsuit Was Last Resort

Jane Lyon didn’t want to sue Eaton Sales and Coolmore Stud partners in November 2011 after being told by veterinarians the mare she’d paid $2.1 million for a week earlier was suffering from laminitis. She just wanted her money back. That’s what an attorney for Lyon told a jury in Fayette County Circuit Court in […]

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Jury Trial Begins Over Disputed Sale of $2.1 Million Mare

Did Love Me Only have laminitis when Jane Lyon bought the unraced 3-year-old half-sister to leading sire Giant’s Causeway from Eaton Sales, agent, for $2.1 million at the 2011 Keeneland November breeding stock sale? Was Love Me Only given the anti-inflammatory phenylbutazone four consecutive days while on the sale grounds to hide possible lameness? Did […]

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Dam of Mucho Macho Man Leads Day 2 of Keeneland January Sale

Ponche de Leona, dam of 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Mucho Macho Man, sold for $775,000 to Brushwood Stable to top Tuesday’s session of the 56th Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. The price is the highest amount paid during the first two days of the four-day sale. On Tuesday, 276 horses grossed […]

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