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Zenyatta Nephew Brings $4.2 Million

Monday, September 13, 2010 10:00 AM

In the opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, the first foal out of Santa Anita Oaks, Las Virgenes, and Santa Margarita (all gr. I) winner Balance brought a $4.2 million bid from trainer Todd Pletcher, who represented Benjamin Leon of Besilu Stable. The yearling is by top sire A.P. Indy ( TrueNicks , SRO ), and Balance is a Thunder Gulch (... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 13, 2010 | 37 Comments

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Keeneland September TrueNicks Available

Wednesday, September 01, 2010 8:00 AM

Keeneland has cataloged 4,857 horses for its 2010 September Yearling Sale to be held Sunday, September 12 through Sunday, September 26 in Lexington, Kentucky. 81% of Keeneland September yearlings are sired by TrueNicks subscribed stallions, and complimentary reports are available for these yearlings. Follow the links below for each book to view a complete list... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Sep 01, 2010 | 0 Comments

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CTHS Canadian-Bred Yearlings Auction Page

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 10:45 AM

Welcome to the TrueNicks 2010 CTHS Canadian-Bred Yearlings auction page. The sale will be held September 7 & 11 at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Selected Session: Tuesday, September 7th - Hips 1-225, 2 PM Open Session: Saturday, September 11th - Hips 226-466, 2 PM TrueNicks are available for the sale's offerings... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Fasig-Tipton Texas Auction Page

Wednesday, August 04, 2010 11:00 AM

Welcome to the TrueNicks 2010 Fasig-Tipton Texas Summer Yearlings auction page. The sale will be held August 30 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Monday, August 30 - Hips 1-363, 10 AM TrueNicks are available for the sale's offerings listed here by hip number. To generate a TrueNicks report, click on the link beneath the hip number. Hip No. 1: Macabe... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Aug 04, 2010 | 0 Comments

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OBS August Open Yearlings Auction Page

Friday, July 30, 2010 9:00 AM

Welcome to the TrueNicks 2010 OBS August Open Yearlings auction page. The sale will be held August 24 in Ocala, Florida. Wednesday, August 25 - Hips 201-550, 10:30 AM Thursday, August 26 - Hips 551-901, 10:30 AM NOTE: Click here for the OBS August Selected Yearling Sale to be held August 24. This sale includes Hips 1-200. TrueNicks are available for the sale... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

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OBS August Selected Yearlings Auction Page

Friday, July 30, 2010 8:30 AM

Welcome to the TrueNicks 2010 OBS August Selected Yearlings auction page. The sale will be held August 24 in Ocala, Florida. Tuesday, August 24 - Hips 1-200, 1 PM TrueNicks are available for the sale's offerings listed here by hip number. To generate a TrueNicks report, click on the link beneath the hip number. NOTE: Click here for the OBS August Open Yearling... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Arqana August Yearlings Auction Page

Friday, July 23, 2010 12:00 PM

Welcome to the TrueNicks 2010 Arqana Yearling Sale auction page. The sale will be held August 13-16 in Deauville, France. Friday, August 13 - Hips 1-101, 2:30 PM Saturday, August 14 - Hips 102-208, 5 PM Sunday, August 15 - Hips 209-312, 5 PM Monday, August 16 - Hips 313-480, 2 PM TrueNicks are available for the sale's offerings listed here by hip number. To generate... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Fasig-Tipton NY Bred Preferred Auction Page

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:00 PM

Welcome to the TrueNicks 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga NY Bred Preferred Yearlings auction page. The sale will be held August 7-8 in Saratoga Springs, New York. August 7th - Hips 301-388, 7 PM August 8th - Hips 389-475, 7 PM (NOTE: Click here for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale to be held August 2-3) TrueNicks are available for the sale's offerings... Read More...

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

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Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Auction Page

Friday, July 16, 2010 9:30 AM

Welcome to the TrueNicks 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings auction page. The sale will be held August 2-3 in Saratoga Springs, New York. August 2nd - Hips 1-100, 7 PM August 3rd - Hips 101-202, 7 PM TrueNicks are available for the sale's offerings listed here by hip number. To generate a TrueNicks report, click on the link beneath the hip number.... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Poll Question: Going the Distance

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2:30 PM

The Fasig-Tipton July Sale is currently underway ( Click here for Fasig-Tipton July TrueNicks reports ). You'd probably be pleased if your yearling purchase goes on to win a graded stakes race regardless of the distance, but – in an ideal scenario – what distance would you prefer? Explain your choice in the comments section below. If your yearling purchase could... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 13, 2010 | 21 Comments

F-T July: First Crop Profile #5

Saturday, July 10, 2010 11:00 AM

This is our final profile of first crop offerings at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton July Yearlings sale. Click here for a complete list of Fasig-Tipton July TrueNicks reports. Hip# 130 – Discreet Cat – Tia Lea, by Songandaprayer (TrueNicks B+ ) Generally he has been disappointing with Mr. Prospector but Discreet Cat ’s sire, Forestry ( TrueNicks , SRO ), has found... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jul 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

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F-T July: First Crop Profile #4

Friday, July 09, 2010 1:30 PM

This week we are profiling some interesting first crop offerings at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton July Yearlings sale. Click here for a complete list of Fasig-Tipton July TrueNicks reports. Hip# 62 – Half Ours – Internal Affair, by Orientate (TrueNicks A ) This is a very clever pedigree. The Unbridled’s Song/Mt. Livermore cross is a very good one as Mt. Livermore... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jul 09, 2010 | 0 Comments

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F-T July: First Crop Profile #3

Thursday, July 08, 2010 1:30 PM

This week we are profiling some interesting first crop offerings at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton July Yearlings sale. Click here for a complete list of Fasig-Tipton July TrueNicks reports. Hip# 57 – Flashy Bull – Image of Honor, by Honour and Glory (TrueNicks C ) Somewhat surprisingly to us, while he has turned out to be a solid stallion, Holy Bull ( TrueNicks ... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jul 08, 2010 | 0 Comments

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F-T July: First Crop Profile #2

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 2:00 PM

This week we are profiling some interesting first crop offerings at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton July Yearlings sale. Click here for a complete list of Fasig-Tipton July TrueNicks reports. Hip# 25 – Corinthian – Dance Special, by Theatrical (TrueNicks C ) There are at least six stakes winners on the A.P. Indy/Nureyev cross, and while it has only performed as well... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jul 07, 2010 | 5 Comments

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F-T July: First Crop Profile #1

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 4:00 PM

This week we are profiling some interesting first crop offerings at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton July Yearlings sale. Click here for a complete list of Fasig-Tipton July TrueNicks reports. Hip# 10 – Stevie Wonderboy – Bojangle's Cat, by Tabasco Cat (TrueNicks B+ ) Champion Two-Year-Old Stevie Wonderboy ( TrueNicks , SRO ) owned an intriguing pedigree in his own... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jul 06, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Fasig-Tipton July Auction Page

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 2:00 PM

Welcome to the TrueNicks 2010 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Yearlings auction page. The sale will be held July 13-14 at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks facility in Lexington, Kentucky. July 13th - Hips 1-203, 11 am July 14th - Hips 204-407, 11 am TrueNicks are available for the sale's offerings listed here by hip number. To generate a TrueNicks report, click on... Read More...

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

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Poll Question: Buying a Yearling

Saturday, June 26, 2010 6:00 PM

With the summer yearling sales season rapidly approaching, let's consider the important factors when making a yearling purchase. Assuming that a yearling displays ideal athleticism, what is most important to you when buying a sales yearling? Explain your choice in the comments section below. Assuming ideal athleticism, what's most important when buying a sales... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | Jun 26, 2010 | 9 Comments

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The Influence of Alydar

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:00 AM

At the TrueNicks office in Lexington, Ian Tapp and Scot Gillies recently raised some interesting questions about the pedigree and rating of a sister to the very talented Brother Derek ( TrueNicks , SRO ), who was offered at last Monday’s Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. This filly, named Sister Kate, is by Alydar’s son Benchmark ( TrueNicks , SRO... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 18, 2010 | 32 Comments

Auction Page Available for Barretts May Two-Year-Old Sale

Friday, May 07, 2010 3:00 PM

TrueNicks has provided an auction page for next week's Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds In Training at Fairplex Park in Pomona, California. The sale will be held on Monday, May 10, beginning at 2pm. The sale features 166 juveniles, and 58 rate A or better by TrueNicks. Among these highly-rated two-year-olds is a Benchmark ( TrueNicks , SRO ) full sister to... Read More...

Written by Ian Tapp | May 07, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Free Auction Pages Now Available for the April Two-Year-Old in Training Sales

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 9:49 PM

The TrueNicks Auction Guide pages are now available for the upcoming Two-Year-Old in Training sales at Keeneland and OBS. The Keeneland April sale will be conducted on Monday, April 5 while the OBS Spring auction runs from April 19-22. Both sales produced juvenile champions last year with Champion 2yo Colt Lookin' at Lucky emerging from the '09 Keeneland April... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Keeneland September Auction Page Now Available

Friday, August 28, 2009 11:00 AM

The TrueNicks score is one factor yearling buyers consider when looking through a sale catalog. At the Keeneland September sale -- with 5,189 hips! -- it's especially important to have a process of elimination to make sure that you're spending your time wisely and seeing only the most promising hips. That's why TrueNicks has created a Keeneland September Auction... Read More...

Written by sgillies | Aug 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

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Saratoga Yearling Sales Catalogs Now Online

Friday, July 31, 2009 2:16 PM

The glorious Saratoga race meeting is now underway -- which means that the highly successful Fasig Tipton Saratoga Select and New York-bred yearling sales are just around the corner. TrueNicks has you covered! Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga sale of selected yearlings is one of the premier horse auctions in the world. It has roots that stretch back to 1917 when Fasig... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jul 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

TrueNicks Auction Guide: Fasig-Tipton July Sale

Thursday, July 02, 2009 9:55 AM

TrueNicks is proud to present the first of our Auction Guide pages for the Northern Hemisphere sales season. Going forward, we'll be offering a site for auction-goers to visit to find TrueNicks scores for hips of interest. This service will expand and improve over the next several months -- but we wanted to start with the 2009 yearling sales so we've created... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jul 02, 2009 | 11 Comments

A Year On -- TrueNicks Scores From the 2008 March OBS Sale of 2-Year-Olds

Thursday, April 02, 2009 10:30 AM

As a prelude to the stallion study -- which is currently "under construction" as we determine the best way to track all the horses that we have rated by each sire throughout the world -- we thought that it was worthwhile going back and taking a look at the 2008 OBS March sale of 2-year-olds to examine the horses that rated well with TrueNicks from that sale.... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Apr 02, 2009 | 13 Comments

Pedigrees in Practice -- Cherry One

Saturday, January 31, 2009 1:48 PM

One of the most interesting stakes winners last weekend was Cherry One (TrueNicks A++ ), who took the El Paso Times Handicap at Sunland Park, to remain undefeated in three starts. From the first crop of the Cherokee Run horse Sir Cherokee, Cherry One is out of the El Gran Senor mare One Accord. This is particularly interesting when one recalls that Sir Cherokee... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jan 31, 2009 | 10 Comments

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