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Revenge Is Sweet for Barretts Buy-Back

I Want Revenge could have been purchased for $100,000 at last year's Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training for $100,000, but nobody wanted to pay the price. That was a good thing for breeder David Lanzman because now the colt is a top Triple Crown candidate.... Read More

Reporting Private Sales: Good or Bad?

Fasig-Tipton reported the private sales of horses completed during its March 3 Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training. Did it just help the sale company improve some of its statistics or was it a good thing?... Read More

Keeneland January: Final Thoughts

There were some interesting things about the Keeneland Janaury horses of all ages sale even though it's not the kind of auction that usually sets trends or is a good measure of the health of the market.... Read More

The Challenge of 2009

The 2009 Thoroughbred selling season will be a challenging one for consignors, who still have a large supply of horses and high expenses.... Read More

To Wait or Not to Wait

Many sellers are scratching their horses from the Keeneland November breeding stock sale because of the bad economy, but is that a good idea?... Read More

Keeneland Week One: Random Musings

After the hideous day on Wall Street Sept. 15, somehow the downturns at the Keeneland September yearling sale don't seem so bad. Actually, nobody complained much during the first week of the sale. The setbacks were expected and just about in the range that had been predicted by many people. ... Read More

Adena Changes Course

There is a huge consignment of Adena Springs horses (offered by Hidden Brook as agent) in the Keeneland September yearling auction after Frank Stronach decides to cancel his sale of 2-year-olds in training.... Read More

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