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Private Sale Applauding Leads Well-Grounded Marketplace At Keeneland January Sale

It was going to be hard for the day-one figures at the 2020 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale to top last year’s leadoff session after champion Abel Tasman kicked off the 2019 edition with a record $5-million hammer price. Despite that daunting challenge, the middle ground of the marketplace held relatively steady on […]

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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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$1-Million Quality Road Filly Leads Second Day Of OBS Spring Sale

Many sale-goers predicted the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training would have a higher tempo than Tuesday’s opener, and they were spot-on. Twelve horses sold for more money than Tuesday’s high price of $430,000, led by a $1-million Quality Road filly. Wednesday’s session finished with 171 horses […]

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Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ And Owners’ Association Announces Board, Officer Election Results

T. Paul Bulmahn, Nick de Meric, both of Ocala, Fla.; and Laurine Fuller-Vargas of Morriston, Fla., have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association board of directors while Richard Kent of Ocala remains on the board for his second term. After a one-year absence as a voting member on the board due […]

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Pair of $250,000 Summerfield-Consigned Colts Tops OBS Selected Yearling Sale

Colts by Concord Point and Scat Daddy consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, each brought $250,000 to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 Selected Yearling Sale. Nick de Meric, Agent, purchased¬† Hip No. 75, a gray or roan colt by Concord Point out of Better Than Swiss, by Tomorrows Cat, a half […]

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Optimism on eve of Fasig-Tipton’s Florida Sale

What’s that in the fresh air surrounding the Palm Meadows training center in Palm Beach County, Florida, on the eve of the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale of 2-year-olds in training? Optimism? You bet. The combination of a new site (the sale was moved from Calder Casino & Race Course to the training center owned by Gulfstream […]

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The Art of Pinhooking

(The major 2-year-old auction season begins at 11 a.m. Thursday with Fasig-Tipton’s Florida Sale, held for the first time at the Palm Meadows Training Center in Palm Beach County. The under tack show kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday.) Some people think there’s nothing to it. Go to a yearling sale, buy a few horses, […]

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