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A Cluster of Stallion Talent for Saratoga

Friday, August 01, 2014 2:51 PM

Distribution of talent, by its very nature, tends not to be egalitarian. Competitive sport is an arena where that fact is particularly revealed, and students of the history of any such activity will be well aware of "Golden Years" or "Golden Eras" when several stars simultaneously made their presence known. A look at stallion crops over the last 15 years or so... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Aug 01, 2014 | 0 Comments

Keeneland September: How to Gauge the New Format

Monday, September 09, 2013 8:00 AM

Another Keeneland September sale, and another tweaked format. This year, the first catalog encompasses the first four days of the sale, with the whole catalog being of hypothetically relatively even merit and sorted alphabetically by dam as one continuous group. With only 875 cataloged, each session has just over 200 yearlings, which means proceedings won't kick... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Sep 09, 2013 | 3 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

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