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Coolmore and F-T

Coolmore Stud's Demi O'Byrne and Paul Shanahan attended the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction, but their names didn't appear on a sale ticket. That can't be interpreted as a buying boycott because the auction traditionally doesn't offer the colts with fancy pedigrees that Coolmore craves.... Read More

Big Bounds

Big Brown's auction prices stood out among the amounts brought by other Boundary offspring in the years he was sold.... Read More

Derby Prices

There are no horses that brought seven-figure prices at public auction in this year's field for the Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands.... Read More

Storm Cat Bargains?

When Storm Cat lost some of his luster at last year's yearling auctions, it opened a window of opportunity for yearling-to-juvenile pinhookers.... Read More

Hammer Time With Mahan

Ryan Mahan, the MC Hammer of the Thoroughbred auction business, talks about what it's like to be the head auctioneer for some of the Thoroughbred business' most prestigious and exciting auctions.... Read More

A Colt Named "Woody"

"Woody" wasn't the most expensive or best bred horse at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training. But he might have been the toughest. More ...... Read More

Sale Food

When you go to a sale, you pretty much are part of a captive audience when it comes to dining. You eat what's available. Sometimes that's a good thing, and sometimes it's not. My favorite sale dining experience has been at the outdoor bar on the Fasig-Tipton sale grounds in Saratoga Springs. I love the corn on the cob and the thin, stringy French fries and there's a nice choice of sandwiches. Yum. ... Read More

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