Auctions / Thoroughbred Sales

The Five-Cross Files posts tagged "Auctions / Thoroughbred Sales"

Yearling Sales Prep Update

The Keeneland September yearling sales catalogs are now online. 5,555 hips -- a lot to look through. My colt is progressing through his sales prep and should be looking good by mid-September.... Read More

Yearling Season Starts Ominously

Fasig-Tipton July numbers are worrisome for breeders with yearling offerings later in the season. Also, a look at the progeny sales results of my colt's sire and broodmare sire.... Read More

September, Here We Come

Breeding decisions made in 2006... foals born in 2007... yearling sales in 2008. I've got a colt headed to Keeneland September... follow along with his sales prep and all the joys (and pains) of sending a yearling through the ring.... Read More

FYI: Free Download for Keeneland April

Last week, I talked about a few of my favorite pedigrees in the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training. For anyone interested in that sale (or just fascinated by sire lists and anything data-related), The Blood-Horse is offering a free download of the Data Digest for this sale. ... Read More

State of the Market: Mixed Bag

In a recent poll, readers responded to the question “Do you anticipate fewer mares bred in 2008 due to the market downturn?” By a small majority, the answer was “No.” Read the full poll results, and take part in this week's poll on horse ownership.... Read More

Free Preview: Data Digest

The Blood-Horse Auctions Data Digest comes out about a week before major sales and gives buyers useful information about the horses being sold. It includes lists of sires represented in the sale, plus broodmare sires, leading consignors, breeders, and buyers, and other important statistical charts. For 2YOIT sales, there's also a chart of the official work times for each hip, and a bonus chart of TrueNicks "A++" and "A+" rated hips.... Read More

2-Year-Olds, Pulpit, and Pedigrees

Pulpit and his sons are well-represented at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's select sale of 2-year-olds in training next week. Some of their progeny's dams have interesting stories of their own.... Read More

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