horse auctions

Two Yearlings Bring $65,000 Apiece On Penultimate Day Of Keeneland September Sale

Two horses each sold for $65,000 to lead Saturday’s 12th session of the 13-day Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Cumulatively, Keeneland has sold 2,733 yearlings for $375,796,200, for a 22.07 percent increase in gross receipts from the entire 12-session sale in 2017 when Keeneland sold 2,555 horses for $307,845,400. The average of $137,503 was 14.12 percent above […]

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‘You Learn How To Maintain’: Keeneland Auctioneers Keep Up The Pace In Later September Books

The marathon Keeneland September Yearling Sale can wear down just about anyone that’s there for the full run of the two-week auction, but being worn down is not an option for the ever-present buzz from the auctioneer’s stand. Keeping up volume and energy is critical for both the auctioneers and announcers, from the seven-figure standouts […]

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Quality Road Filly Brings $420,000 To Top Tuesday At Keeneland September Sale

The buoyant pace showed no sign of slowing down on Tuesday, the eighth session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, powered by a Quality Road filly sold for $420,000 to Jamie McCalmont, agent for Sarah Kelley. Consigned by Stone Farm, the filly is out of the Pulpit mare Chapel, a full sister to Senada, winner of the 2011 […]

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Keeneland September Sale Surpasses 2017 Gross Sales On Seventh Day

Demand for Thoroughbred racehorses continued Monday at Keeneland when cumulative gross sales of $326,287,200 through seven sessions of the 13-day September Yearling Sale exceeded total sales of $307,845,400 for last year’s entire 12-day sale. On Monday, the first day of Book 3, Keeneland sold 289 yearlings for $22,360,500, up 21.62 percent from the corresponding session last year when […]

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Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale Set For April 9, 2019

Keeneland officials announced that the 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held Tuesday, April 9. The Preview Day, which will offer breezes over both the main dirt track and turf course, will be held Monday, April 8. “Keeneland looks forward to the return of the April Sale, and we anticipate we will see several 2018 […]

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High Expectations For Rain-Delayed Keeneland September Yearling Sale

With a marathon auction like the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, what are a few extra hours to get things started? The North American Thoroughbred industry’s bellwether auction kicks off a two-week run on Monday, but after heavy rains washed out several hours of showing on Sunday, Keeneland officials elected to start the four sessions of […]

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Unbeaten Eastwood Added to New F-T ‘Racing Age’ Sale

The undefeated 3-year-old colt Eastwood, a son of leading sire Speightstown, will be offered at Fasig-Tipton’s July 15th Horses of Racing Sale at Newtown Paddocks by Lexington-based Thoroughbred agent Chris Baccari. The horses of racing age will be offered immediately following the selected yearlings of The July Sale. An impressive winner at Belmont Park in […]

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‘Slipping through the cracks’: Investigative report shows little oversight at auctions in CA

A television station in San Francisco recently completed an undercover investigation of horse auctions in the area, and discovered several instances where horses were ‘slipping through the cracks’ and being purchased for slaughter. On Tuesday, KPIX 5, a local CBS affiliate in the bay area, sent a reporter and camera operator to a local auction […]

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John Franks Memorial 2-year-old in training sale set for March 25

Opelousas, Louisiana – Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino, along with Sale Administrator Stemmans Inc., have announced the dates for the 10th edition of the John Franks Memorial Two-Year-Old in Training Sale. The Sale is namedafter the late Louisiana Oil Baron and four-time Eclipse Award winning Owner/Breeder who passed away in 2003 at 78 years of […]

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Tattersalls Wednesday produces mixed results

After a red letter Tuesday, the Tattersalls sale showed mixed results on Wednesday. While the sale suffered losses in gross and average, the median did hold steady to match last year’s 16,000 guineas.

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