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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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Derby Contender Violence to Begin Stud Duty at Hill ‘n’ Dale in 2014

Violence, the heavy winter book favorite for the Kentucky Derby, a horse that ESPN described as “…the perfect racehorse,” has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2014 at John G. Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, KY. Consigned as a yearling by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, Violence sold […]

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Saratoga Sale’s slow start could have been worse

It wasn’t the way Fasig-Tipton officials wanted to start their premier two-night Saratoga Sale of select yearlings. Average price fell by 20.8% from 2011, the middle-market median declined by 29.8%, and gross receipts were down 15.8%. But if not for a couple of seven-figure colts that sold late in Monday night’s opening session, it could […]

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Keeneland’s book two off to strong start: average up by 22%

So all those people flooding the Keeneland barn area in Lexington, Ky., over the last several days weren’t tire kickers after all. Many of them were poised to jump into the action at  the Keeneland September yearling sale when it moved into its second phase – book two – which began Tuesday morning at 11 […]

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