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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: How Much Do Radiographs Change As A Weanling Ages?

QUESTION: When buyers purchase a weanling, how comfortable can they feel that the radiographs and upper airway scope won’t change significantly over the next year? ROLF EMBERTSON: They should not feel very comfortable. Changes can and do occur. Radiographic abnormalities (RA) noted in weanlings at the November sale can change significantly by the time they […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Southwest Winner’s Dam A Keeper For Pinhooker Wachman

For Roderick Wachman and David Egan, the 10-year-old Cherokee Run mare Cayala is a gift that keeps on giving. Egan pinhooked Cayala as a weanling in 2007, paying $75,000 for her at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale and re-selling the filly for $140,000 the following September at Keeneland’s yearling sale – a tidy profit. […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Challenging Market For New Stallions On Lower Tier

In an earlier article, I assessed the top tier of entering stallions for 2017, which are led by Horse of the Year California Chrome (by Lucky Pulpit), Grade 1 winner Frosted (Tapit), Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist (Uncle Mo), and Preakness winner Exaggerator (Curlin). In a rational scheme or market, a breeder would expect an upper […]

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Shopping For A Deal At Bergdorf: Things I Learned From The Saratoga Select Sale

Competition for the sale topper at last week’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale of select yearlings was fierce. Although Whisper Hill Farm owner Mandy Pope emerged the victor, signing a ticket for $1.45 million for a filly by Medaglia d’Oro, the sister to multiple graded stakes horse Overheard was clearly at the top of the list for […]

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Pinhookers saw improving fortunes at Keeneland

Due to reduced costs by spending less for their stock, pinhookers came out of the Keeneland April sale in a much better position than in the past. The average price for their stock went down 23.7% from $119,850 to $91,455.

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: FLORIDA TRENDING

By Ray Paulick As Kentucky breeders prepare to bring their 2009 foals to the world’s largest yearling marketplace, the Keeneland September sale, a bit of good news in an otherwise sobering commercial climate arrived from Florida recently when the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. registered across-the-board gains at its August yearling sale. Those gains—in both the […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: A YEAR TAYLOR MADE FOR SUCCESS

By Ray Paulick Of the 233 horses that have won an American Graded Stakes (AGS) race this year, 122 of them (52.4%) have sold at public auction in North America or abroad, either as foals or weanlings, yearlings or at 2-year-olds in training or sales of older horses. Yearling sales dominate the […]

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MARKET CRISIS HITS THE HORSE BUSINESS

By Ray Paulick While Congress begins deliberations on the proposed economic bailout package that could cost taxpayers as much as $1 trillion, Thoroughbred owners and breeders are beginning to feel the effects of the turbulence on Wall Street and other world markets. The financial markets meltdown came smack dab in the middle of […]

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