thoroughbred auction

Fasig-Tipton And Madison Square Garden Grew Up Together

When running down the list of important sports and entertainment events hosted by the venerable Madison Square Garden, the Thoroughbred industry is not a genre that immediately comes to mind. However, the historic venue and Fasig-Tipton played crucial roles in one another’s early development. Both entities have undergone figurative and literal ground-up overhauls since January […]

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Empire Maker Daughter Tops Solid Open Session of OBS Winter Mixed Sale

Hip No. 763, Suroof, a broodmare prospect by Empire Maker consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, went to Julio Rada, Agent, for $57,000 top the Open Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Winter Mixed Sale. The 7-year-old bay mare, who earned $156,831, is out of Amber Token, by Hennessy, a half sister […]

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Nevills: Strong Sales May Not Translate Into Larger Foal Crops

This fall’s strong sales receipts have many in the industry wondering how it will effect the breeding industry over the next couple of years. While it signals a renewed interest in broodmare ownership, it does not necessarily translate into larger foal crops, according to Joe Nevills of the Daily Racing Form. Total foal crops have […]

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$1.1M Empire Maker colt tops solid Keeneland session

A colt by Empire Maker brought $1.1 million as Keeneland recorded gains in gross, average and median on Thursday as it concluded the first week of the September Yearling Sale. Seven yearlings brought $1 million or more during the first week of selling compared to six in 2011.  Shigeyuki Okada bought the session-topping colt by […]

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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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Colts by Songandaprayer, Macho Uno fastest in preview for Monday’s Barretts sale

A pair of colts, one by Songandaprayer and another by Macho Uno, recorded the fastest times at Friday’s under tack show for the Barretts Selected March Sale of 2-year-olds in training. The sale, to be held at Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif., begins at 6 p.m. on Monday night. Hip 105, the Songandaprayer colt out […]

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Hard Spun filly Lady Clara tops horses of racing age section of OBS winter mixed sale

Hip No. 145, Lady Clara, a 3-year-old stakes placed daughter of Hard Spun, went to Hard Acre Farm for $240,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Winter Mixed Sale. Consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, the dark bay or brown filly, third in the recent Busanda Stakes […]

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OBS winter mixed sale, with new horses of racing age section, starts Tuesday

The Under Tack Show for the new Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Winter Mixed Sale is set for Monday, January 16th at 10:00 a.m. It’s a first for the Winter Mixed Sale, which begins a two day run on Tuesday.  There are 530 horses cataloged for the two […]

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Browning: FT November a ‘strong sale’

The economic indicators at Fasig-Tipton’s November Sale in Lexington, Ky., were up substantially over the 2010 auction, but company president Boyd Browning said the industry still had some work to do to restore good health to the marketplace. “There was a higher level of confidence than there was a year ago,” Browning said after the […]

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Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale continues strong run

Prices continued to soar on day two of Fasig-Tipton’s three-session fall yearling sale in Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday, surging past Monday’s prices and nearly doubling those achieved at the same auction in 2010. Fueled by a broad-base of owners, pinhookers, and some international buyers, Fasig-Tipton reported 254 yearlings selling for $6,358,800, an increase of 73.9% […]

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