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Graded Stakes Winners Fluctuate by Sire's Crop Year

Monday, June 30, 2014 2:30 PM

Following on from the earlier post on the racing class of the dam , we decided to take a look at the fluctuation in graded/group stakes winners over the first eight crops of a stallion's career. We took some 50 proven stallions and extracted out the number of graded stakes winners sired in each of their first eight crops. As you will note, they are not a random... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jun 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Easter Gifts a Mixed Bag of Stallions for Yearling Buyers

Friday, March 14, 2014 8:39 PM

With the William Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale (from April 8-10) just over the horizon, it's worth a look at the very eclectic mix of stallions that will be represented here by their first yearlings. It's an unusually mixed bag, including Northern Hemisphere shuttlers, both proven and unproven in their part of the world, as well as domestic stars ranging... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Mar 14, 2014 | 7 Comments

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Review

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:20 PM

There is a French saying that translates as something like "the more things change, the more they say the same." Plenty has changed in the macro- and micro-economic climates since last year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale, but despite the various undercurrents, as far as numbers sold, totals, and average, we ended up more or less in the same spot as 12... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale Preview

Thursday, August 01, 2013 1:45 PM

Coming off a 10.45% increase in average and a 20% improvement in median at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale, vendors at that company's Saratoga Yearling Sale , scheduled for Aug. 5-6, will be feeling optimistic. The upward trend in prices may be less welcome to buyers seeking value, but by way of compensation there is an awful lot of quality to choose from. Here we... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Aug 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

Arqana Deauville Yearling Sale Preview

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 7:00 AM

The first major European yearling sale of the season is the Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale , which commences August 17. Below we'll take a look at some of the European first year stallions who will have their first representatives, as well as taking a glance at the offspring of U.S. sires that are represented. Taking it alphabetically, the first of the... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

July Sale Kicks Off Yearling Sales Season

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 9:45 AM

The 2013 yearling sales season kicks off next week with the Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale . The sale, which will be immediately followed by the inaugural Kentucky July Horses of Racing Age Sale , is a one-day format with 258 cataloged. Given its strong emphasis on conformation, the July Sale has always been strongly supported by pinhookers, and with yearling... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 09, 2013 | 4 Comments

Star Witness Tops Australasian First Crop Weanling Sires

Sunday, July 07, 2013 1:45 PM

A focus on the top five freshman weanling sires in Australia by average shows a diverse group with a pair of European classic horses, two home-grown stars, and a shuttler from the U.S. Photo: Widden Stud Star Witness (Starcraft—Leone Chiara, by Lion Hunter) The list was topped by Star Witness (AUS) ( TrueNicks ), who was co-highweighted 2-year-old colt in Australia... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 07, 2013 | 0 Comments

Inglis Easter Sales Rapidly Approaching

Monday, April 02, 2012 1:30 PM

Easter may be a holiday, but it’s also a time of intense activity in the Australian Thoroughbred industry, especially in Sydney. The BWM Sydney Carnival runs from March 24 to April 28 at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens, and features the world’s richest 2-year-old race, the A$3.5 million AMI Golden Slipper (gr. I)—contested on Easter Saturday—and, one week... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Apr 02, 2012 | 0 Comments

Freshman Sires on Display at OBS

Friday, March 09, 2012 7:00 PM

The OBS March 2-Year-Old in Training Sale offers the first chance to get a preview of juveniles by many of the year’s freshman sire crop. Two of the biggest names in that group, the classic-winning champions Big Brown ( TrueNicks , SRO ) and Curlin ( TrueNicks , SRO ) are both represented. Although he only started once at 2 – winning by 11 ¼ lengths on the turf... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Mar 09, 2012 | 1 Comment

Interesting Finds at F-T February

Monday, February 06, 2012 9:00 AM

For those looking to strengthen their broodmare band, fill a season, or perhaps snare a nice mare to help boost a young sire, the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale represents something of a “Last Chance Saloon” as far as public sales are concerned. Last year the average was down, and the median up, but looking at this year’s catalog, which has some attractive young... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Feb 06, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Strength in Depth in the Cape

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 5:00 PM

Although the average – R419,000 against R435,000 – for this year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale, which is in its infancy on the South African sales calendar, was down very slightly from last year’s inaugural event, the overall picture was of considerable strength in depth. With an extra 51 lots selling, the sale topped the R100 million mark in total sales, with... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Feb 01, 2012 | 3 Comments

Finding Gold on the Coast

Thursday, January 19, 2012 11:48 AM

While horseman in the Northern Hemisphere are working their way through the dark, damp days of winter, a significant portion of the Australasian breeding and racing community were enjoying the sunshine at the Gold Coast in Queensland. From a racing standpoint, the highlight was the A$2,000,000 BMW Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic, run over six furlongs. In... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jan 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Keeneland November Sale TrueNicks Available

Thursday, October 06, 2011 10:15 AM

Keeneland has cataloged 3,919 hips for the 2011 November Breeding Stock Sale to be held Nov. 7-17 in Lexington. Visit TrueNicks.com/Auctions to get TrueNicks reports for all hips in the Midlantic sale, or for any past or upcoming sale. Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale: Book 1: Hips 1-429 Book 2: Hips 430-1227 Book 3: Hips 1228-1643 Book 4: Hips 2058-2882... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 06, 2011 | 1 Comment

TrueNicks for F-T Kentucky Fall Yearlings Now Available

Thursday, October 06, 2011 9:45 AM

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1,007 yearlings for its 2011 Kentucky Fall Yearlings sale to be held October 24-26 in Lexington. Visit TrueNicks.com/Auctions to get TrueNicks reports for all hips in the Midlantic sale, or for any past or upcoming sale. Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings: Session 1: Monday, October 24 - Hips 1-336, 10 AM Session 2: Tuesday, October... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 06, 2011 | 0 Comments

TrueNicks for F-T Eastern Fall Yearlings Now Available

Monday, September 26, 2011 1:15 PM

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 535 yearlings for its 2011 Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearlings sale to be held October 4-5 in Timonium, Maryland. Visit TrueNicks.com/Auctions to get TrueNicks reports for all hips in the Midlantic sale, or for any past or upcoming sale. Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearlings: Session 1: Tuesday, October 4 - Hips 1-264, 10 AM Session... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Keeneland September TrueNicks Available

Friday, August 26, 2011 12:00 PM

Keeneland has cataloged 4,319 yearlings for its 2011 September Yearling Sale ( view catalog at Keeneland's website ) to be held Sept. 11-24 in Lexington, Ky. This year's catalog includes 3,763 yearlings (87%) sired by TrueNicks subscribed stallions, meaning that complimentary reports are available for these hips. Use the link below to view the hips for the entire... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tapp's Travels: Inglis Easter

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 7:15 AM

After a weekend that saw Darley's impressive Elusive Quality ( TrueNicks , SRO ) colt Sepoy take the Golden Slipper (gr. I), the Inglis Easter yearling sale got underway on April 5th. Lot 226, a filly by Redoute's Choice out of Dowry (Bahhare) sold to Anton Koolman Bloodstock for $500,000. The Inglis venue at Newmarket is not an expansive property—certainly not... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Apr 06, 2011 | 3 Comments

TrueNicks for OBS March Sale Available

Monday, March 14, 2011 12:00 PM

The 2011 OBS March Selected Sale of 2-Year-Olds in training is set to begin Tuesday, March 15, at 11 a.m. in Ocala, Florida. There are 490 juveniles cataloged for the two-day sale. TrueNicks offers free reports for most hips. Reports are available at TrueNicks.com/Auctions . Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Mar 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

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Free Enhanced Reports for Inglis Easter Yearlings

Sunday, February 27, 2011 5:00 PM

Inglis has cataloged 529 lots for its 2011 Australian Easter Yearling Sale , to be held April 5-7 at the Newmarket complex in Sydney. In advance of this premier sale, we are offering complimentary TrueNicks Enhanced reports for all yearlings in the sale. Use the table below to access free reports. All TrueNicks reports are generated in real time and reference... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Feb 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale Online

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:00 PM

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 240 two-year-olds for its 2011 Florida Sale to be held March 3 at Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, Florida. Reports are available for all hips, including 86% sired by TrueNicks complimentary stallions. Visit TrueNicks.com/Auctions to get reports for this sale, or for past and upcoming sales. TrueNicks Reports for Fasig... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jan 25, 2011 | 2 Comments

Keeneland January TrueNicks Available

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:00 AM

Keeneland has cataloged 1,827 horses for its 2011 January Horses of All Ages Sale . The sale runs Monday-Friday, January 10-14, with sessions beginning at 10 a.m. each day. Live streaming video live will be available at Keeneland.com. TrueNicks offers a sortable auction page of all hips in the sale with quick links to order reports or retrieve free reports. Visit... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Dec 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

TrueNicks for Kentucky November Sales

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 PM

It's time again for the annual November breeding stock sales at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland. Fasig-Tipton's select sale is a one-session event on the Sunday following the Breeders' Cup and will be held at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington. Keeneland's 13-day breeding stock sale begins the following day. Fasig-Tipton November Sale : Visit TrueNicks.com/Auctions to... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings

Friday, October 22, 2010 2:00 PM

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1168 yearlings for its 2010 Kentucky Fall Yearlings sale to be held October 25-27 in Lexington, Kentucky. Visit TrueNicks.com/Auctions to get TrueNicks reports for all hips in the Kentucky Fall Yearlings sale, or for any past or upcoming sale. Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings : Session 1: Monday, October 25 - Hips 1-388, 10 AM Session... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Oct 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

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TrueNicks for Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Yearlings

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 11:30 AM

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 645 yearlings for its 2010 Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling sale to be held October 5-6 in Timonium, Maryland. Visit TrueNicks.com/Auctions to get TrueNicks reports for all hips in the Midlantic sale, or for any past or upcoming sale. Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearlings : Session 1: Tuesday, October 5 - Hips 1-320, 10 AM Session... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Keeneland September Halfway

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 5:00 PM

With roughly half of the 4,857 Keeneland September yearlings now through the ring, here are the results thus far broken down by TrueNicks rating. As you will see, there is a correlation between TrueNicks rating and average and median prices. TrueNicks # Sold Average Median A++ 284 $126,599 $78,500 A+ 174 $130,471 $75,000 A 280 $105,846 $65,000 B/B+ 349 $103,032... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

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