Bloodstock

Giant's Causeway weanling heads Friday at Keeneland

Filed on 8 Nov 2008 @ 09:50

Weanling colts – led by a son of Giant’s Causeway which sold for $310,000 – topped Friday’s session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale.

Castle Park Farm LLC (Noel Murphy), agent, consigned the colt by Giant’s Causeway out of the Dixieland Band mare Queen’s Music. He was purchased by Clear Ridge Stable.

Danceinthesunlight tops Keeneland Thursday

Filed on 7 Nov 2008 @ 09:23

Keeneland, 7 November 2008

Southern Equine Stables paid $675,000 for Danceinthesunlight, in foal to Forest Wildcat, to highlight Thursday’s session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Tattersalls Ireland NH Yearlings see big decline

Filed on 7 Nov 2008 @ 09:16

The first part of the Tattersalls Ireland National Hunt Sale concluded on Thursday with tough trade all round as the yearling section concluded. Only 169 - 38% - of the 442 yearlings offered found a buyer, with the aggrgetae of €1,997,200 dropping by 68% compared with last year. The average was down by 28% to €11,818 and the median fell by 19% to €8,500.

Digibet Floodlit Stakes L - Spanish Moon

Filed on 6 Nov 2008 @ 10:00

DIGIBET FLOODLIT S.-Listed

£40,000, Kempton Park, 11-5, 3yo/up, 1 1/2m (AWT), 2:32.61, stn

1--SPANISH MOON

Stardom Bound's dam tops Wednesday at Keeneland

Filed on 6 Nov 2008 @ 09:48

Keeneland, 6 November 2008

Average down a third on last year's session

The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale continued on Wednesday, when 224 horses sold for gross receipts of $24,698,000, down 42.1 percent from 2007 when 258 horses brought $42,638,000. Average price of $110,259 decreased 33.3 percent from last year’s $165,264. The median price of $82,500 was down 36.5 percent from $130,000 in 2007.

Prix Isola Bella L - Chasing Stars

Filed on 5 Nov 2008 @ 15:14

PRIX ISOLA BELLA-Listed

€55,000, Saint-Cloud, 11-5, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:48.30, hy.

1--CHASING STARS (GB)

Tattersalls Ireland November NH Sale opens

Filed on 5 Nov 2008 @ 09:45

The opening day of the Tattersalls Ireland November NH sale was the scene for the inaugural session of the NH Breeze Ups. Fifty three and four-year-old ready-to-runs had worked at Fairyhouse Racecourse on Monday and went through the ring on Tuesday.

Declines continue at Keeneland November Sale

Filed on 5 Nov 2008 @ 09:36

Keeneland, 5 November 2008

Mushka tops proceedings at $2.4 million

The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale continued on Tuesday, when 150 horses sold for gross sales of $42,006,000, down 39.5 percent from the corresponding session in 2007 when 186 horses brought $69,435,000. Average price was $280,040, down 25 percent from last year’s $373,306. Median price decreased 27.3 percent from $220,000 to $160,000.

Prix Miesque G3 - Stefer

Filed on 4 Nov 2008 @ 16:21

PRIX MIESQUE-G3

€80,000, Maisons-Laffitte, 11-4, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:29.40, hy.

1--STEFER

Prix Seine-et-Oise G3 - Utmost Respect

Filed on 4 Nov 2008 @ 16:18

PRIX DE SEINE-ET-OISE-G3

€80,000, Maisons-Laffitte, 11-4, 3yo/up, 6fT, 1:14.40, hy.

1--UTMOST RESPECT (GB)

Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte G2 - Smooth Operator

Filed on 4 Nov 2008 @ 16:17

CRITERIUM DE MAISONS-LAFFITTE-G2

€190,000, Maisons-Laffitte, 11-4, 2yo, 6fT, 1:15.30, hy.

1--SMOOTH OPERATOR (GER)

Hystericalady tops first session at Keeneland November

Filed on 4 Nov 2008 @ 09:53

Keeneland, 4 November 2008

Trade down substantially on last year's record figures

Demand for young, quality mares and broodmare prospects continued to be strong on the opening day of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, which was highlighted by the sale of Grade One stakes-winner Hystericalady for $3 million.

Grand Prix du Nord L - Albahri

Filed on 3 Nov 2008 @ 17:46

GRAND PRIX DU NORD-Listed

€55,000, Le Croise-Laroche, 11-3, 3yo, 1 5/16mT, 2:13.40, vsf.

1--ALBAHRI (FR)

Kolner Herbst Stuten Meile L - Magic Eye

Filed on 3 Nov 2008 @ 10:08

KOLNER HERBST-STUTEN-MEILE-Listed

€20,000, Cologne, 11-2, 3yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:43.90, hy.

1--MAGIC EYE (IRE)

Better Than Honour fetches $14 million at Fasig-Tipton

Filed on 3 Nov 2008 @ 09:44

Kentucky, 3 November 2008

Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour stole the show at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale on Sunday, selling to Mike Moreno’s Southern Equine Stable for $14 million, a world record for a broodmare at public auction. The previous record was set here last year when Playful Act sold for $10.5 million.

Knockaire Stakes L - Almass

Filed on 2 Nov 2008 @ 15:15

KNOCKAIRE S.-Listed

€50,000, Leopardstown, 11-2, 3yo/up, 7fT, 1:31.12, sf.

1--ALMASS (IRE)

Grosser Preis der Hannover Airport L - Angel Dragon

Filed on 2 Nov 2008 @ 15:09

GROSSER PREIS DES HANNOVER AIRPORT-Listed

€20,000, Hannover, 11-2, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 3/8mT, 2:25.29, gd.

1--ANGEL DRAGON (GER)

Eyrefield Stakes L - Mourayan

Filed on 2 Nov 2008 @ 15:06

EYREFIELD S.-Listed

€50,000, Leopardstown, 11-2, 2yo, 1 1/8mT, 2:02.86, sf.

1--MOURAYAN (IRE)

Prix Perth G3 - Vertigineux

Filed on 2 Nov 2008 @ 15:00

PRIX PERTH-G3

€80,000, Saint-Cloud, 11-2, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:45.70, hy.

1--VERTIGINEUX (FR)

Criterium International G1 - Zafisio

Filed on 2 Nov 2008 @ 14:58

CRITERIUM INTERNATIONAL-G1

€250,000, Saint-Cloud, 11-2, 2yo, c/f, 1mT, 1:46.10, hy.

1--ZAFISIO (IRE)

Ben Marshall Stakes L - Virtual

Filed on 1 Nov 2008 @ 16:18

BET365 BEN MARSHALL S.-Listed

£40,000, Newmarket, 11-1, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:40.20, gd/sf.

1--VIRTUAL (GB)

James Seymour Stakes L - With Interest

Filed on 1 Nov 2008 @ 15:20

BET365 JAMES SEYMOUR S.-Listed

£40,000, Newmarket, 11-1, 3yo/up, 1 1/4mT, 2:07.00, gd/sf.

1--WITH INTEREST (GB)

Montrose Fillies' Stakes L - Enticement

Filed on 1 Nov 2008 @ 15:17

BET365.COM EBF MONTROSE FILLIES' S.-Listed

£30,000, Newmarket, 11-1, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:40.49, gd/sf.

1--ENTICEMENT (GB)

Strong trade as MM HIT Sale concludes

Filed on 1 Nov 2008 @ 10:01

Australia, 1 November 2008

The strong buying continued at the Magic Millions National Horses in Training Sale at the Gold Coast Sale on Friday helping push the overall sale gross to almost $9 million.

EBF Bosra Sham Stakes L - Penny's Gift

Filed on 31 Oct 2008 @ 18:00

EBF IGLOOS BOSRA SHAM FILLIES' S.-Listed

£30,000, Newmarket, 10-31, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:13.23, gd/sf.

1--PENNY'S GIFT (GB)