For Royalty brings $2.1 Million to top Wednesday session of Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

For Royalty, dam of Grade 1 winner Constellation in foal to Bernardini, sold to Summer Wind Equine for $2.1 million to lead today’s second session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which saw increases in average and median prices and the sale of eight broodmares and broodmare prospects and one weanling for $1 million or more each. On Wednesday, Keeneland sold 105 horses for $41,692,000,...

Keeneland Director of Sales Operations Geoffrey Russell receives ITBA Wild Geese Award

Keeneland Director of Sales Operations Geoffrey Russell was honored with the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association’s (ITBA) 2016 Wild Geese Award at its National Breeding and Racing Awards ceremony on Jan. 28 at The Heritage Killenard. ITBA Chairman Stephen Collins said the Wild Geese Award is an acknowledgement “to one of our own who has flown the Irish flag with pride on an international...

Moment of Majesty brings $850,000 on Day 4 of Keeneland November Sale

Moment of Majesty, a multiple stakes-winning daughter of Saint Liam in foal to Curlin, sold for $850,000 to Star Guitar Inc. to lead Friday’s fourth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. During the session, the second of two days that make up Book 2 of the sale, Keeneland sold 220 horses for a total of $21,280,500, down 14.92 percent from the fourth session last year when 224...

Bernardini colt sells for $600,000 to highlight most recent session of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

A colt by Bernardini whose family includes 2016 Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (G1) and Whitney (G1) winner Frosted and 2008 champion 2-year-old male and sire Midshipman sold for $600,000 to Ben Glass, agent, to lead Monday’s seventh session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. On Monday, the final day of the Book 3 portion of the sale, 286 yearlings sold for $20,935,500, down slightly from...

Uncle Mo colt sells for $750,000 at Keeneland September Yearling Sale to cap Book 2

Trade continued at a brisk pace on Saturday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, registering strong results for the final day of Book 2 and generating the sale of an Uncle Mo colt for $750,000. On Saturday, Keeneland sold 224 yearlings for $30,383,000, down 5.33 percent from the same session in 2015 when 267 yearlings grossed $32,095,000. The average of $135,638 was 12.84 percent above $120,206...

$1 million Curlin colt tops strong Friday session at Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Bob and Cassidy Edwards’ E5 Racing Thoroughbreds of Florida signaled its desire to participate at racing’s highest level by purchasing through Mike Ryan, agent, a $1 million colt by Curlin during Friday’s fourth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which saw active trade that fueled across-the-board increases in results. During the Friday session, the first day of the two-day Book...

Tapit colt sells for $1.2 million as average, median prices surge at Keeneland September Sale

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Tuesday recorded a new top-priced horse when a colt by leading sire Tapit out of Grade 1 winner and millionaire Hooh Why sold to J.J. Crupi, agent for Crupi’s New Castle Farm, for $1.2 million during a day marked by increases in average and median prices. The $1.2 million paid for the Tapit colt exceeded the $1 million that Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier spent...

Medaglia d’Oro colt brings $1 million to top opening session of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

A colt by leading sire Medaglia d’Oro sold for $1 million to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier to lead the first day of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale Monday, which saw strong participation from a diverse contingent of domestic and foreign buyers. Keeneland sold 108 yearlings for a gross of $34,531,000, down 22.65 percent from the opening session in 2015 when 150 horses sold for $44,642,000. The session...