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Weanling Curlin Filly Brings $775,000 To Lead Third Day of Keeneland November Sale

In an auction that can be quite top-heavy, the mantle for the most expensive weanling of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was unexpectedly usurped on the second day of Book 2 on Friday when Larry Best of OXO Equine bought a Curlin filly for $775,000. Best has had a knack for making his presence […]

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Conquest Eclipse Tops Second Day Of Keeneland November Sale At $650,000

The second day of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale posted numbers at a similar pace to last year’s comparable session on Thursday, led by the $650,000 broodmare Conquest Eclipse. There was plenty there to draw Fred Mitchell of Clarkland Farm to raise his hand for the final bid on Hip 570. The 7-year-old Malibu […]

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Keeneland September Sale Produces Near-Record Returns, Record-Priced Filly

The 2019 renewal of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale didn’t keep up with last year’s record-setting edition when it came to the measurables. Even so, the returns from this year’s auction established a steady cruising altitude for the marketplace, showing it’s fully clear of the Great Recession that brought the Thoroughbred industry to a screeching […]

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Big Day For Winter Quarter Farm Closes Out Book 2 Of Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a productive season for the Winter Quarter Farm consignment. In August, the operation of Don Robinson made history when it handled the highest-priced horse ever offered at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale, a $775,000 Malibu Moon filly that sold to Larry Best’s OXO Equine. That momentum carried into the Keeneland September Yearling […]

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Keeneland Encourages Endoscopic Videos For September Yearling Sale

Keeneland is encouraging consignors and veterinarians who are participating in its September Yearling Sale, to be held Sept. 9-22, to use the capabilities in the repository to upload and view endoscopic videos of horses scheduled to sell. Keeneland supports the recent announcement by the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association that it has endorsed the American […]

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Tapit Filly Tops Revived Keeneland April Sale At $1.3 Million

The apex of the revived Keeneland April 2-Year-Olds In Training And Horse Of Racing Age Sale was five years in the making for the auction company, but it was a years-long journey for Chris Baccari as well. The auction’s most expensive juvenile, a Tapit filly who sold to Prince Sultan bin Mishal al Saud of […]

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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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$750,000 Distorted Humor Mare Leads Tuesday’s Trade At Keeneland January Sale

Brisk trade produced healthy results during Tuesday’s second session of the January Horses of All Ages Sale, topped by the sale of the multiple Grade 3-winning Distorted Humor mare House Rules, in foal to Quality Road, to WinStar Farm for $750,000. On Tuesday, Keeneland sold 242 horses for $17,805,100, for an average of $73,575 and […]

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Abel Tasman, ‘Solid All Across The Board’ Sales Guide Keeneland January Opening Day

Abel Tasman was expected to spike the figures during the first session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, and she did that in spades on Monday, tying the record for the highest price in the auction’s history when she sold to the Coolmore partnership for $5 million. Even removing the champion mare, […]

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Miss Exclusive Leads Third Day Of Keeneland November Sale At $750,000

The second half of Book 2 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale closed on Wednesday looking a lot like the first, topped by the $750,000 Miss Exclusive, hailing from the Juddmonte Farm broodmare band. Wednesday’s session saw 231 horses sold for revenues of $33,856,000 for an average sale price of $146,563 and a median […]

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