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Who's watching the Keeneland sale?

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  • Who's watching the Keeneland sale?

    There are so many stunningly beautiful horses going through there, and I hear there are lots of RNAs. Who wants to buy a few with me? (I wish!)

  • #2
    Some really good buys!

    Hip # 27 - $450,000 for a colt by Storm Cat out of Serena's Song!

    The Azeri yearling filly went for $800,000 - she is by Giant's Causeway.

    A 1/2 brother to Ashado, by Unbridled Song, went for $925,000. I like him better than the Storm Cat. I did not see the Azeri filly yet...

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    • #3
      Sellers/Breeders are definitely taking a hit. Alot of them aren't reaching the stud fee.
      I get to go towards the end of next week with some people that are planning on buying a few. Unfortunately work got in the way of going earlier.

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      • #4
        I was just there, as it is totally safe for me to go in the early days. The last days, when they are at 1k, not so safe.
        We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
        www.dleestudio.com

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        • #5
          I have been watching it off and on live on HRTV

          Ray Paulick was live blogging at the sale

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          • #6
            is there an on line feed or link for those that don't have HRTV?

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            • #7
              It's on the Keeneland.com site.

              The Gian't Causeway's generally did less well than hoped in large part because Sh. Mo is still boycotting Coolmore stallions. The horses he bid on (and Sheik Mo was in attendance) were the one that went up over $500k.
              Generally, the sale is a mess for sellers but for those with some money to spend, it's been great. Some breeders that rarely sell have offerings, meaning that rarely available pedigrees are on offer. The Overbrook holding are being offered without reserve and again give the buyer a shot at some female families that don't get sold often.
              F O.B
              Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
              Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique

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              • #8
                Yes watching now. Good thing I am not there, might be loading up the trailer with some of the cheaper but well bred ones (like I need any horses!!)
                www.shawneeacres.net

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                • #9
                  I haven't been watching since I'm at work but a few people are tweeting (on Twitter) live from the sale. Have to admit there have been a few prices where I would have loffed to see what the horse looked like!
                  "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

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                  • #10
                    I have to DVR it during the day so I can take a look in the evening... Some really nice lines going through! I wish I had the cash!
                    My horse of a lifetime!!
                    http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...m121808015.jpg

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                    • #11
                      hip 342 by storm cat just sold for 2.05 million

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Amyy View Post
                        hip 342 by storm cat just sold for 2.05 million
                        out of mult. Gr 1 stks winner Fleet Indian

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                        • #13
                          Are these yearlings?

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                          • #14
                            Yes, yearlings.
                            "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Calico View Post
                              out of mult. Gr 1 stks winner Fleet Indian
                              Seen pics? Looks like a classic case of "You can't put a saddle on a pedigree" to me...
                              "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

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                              • #16
                                And he out bid Coolmore Stud

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                                • #17
                                  Granted, these are very, very well bred yearlings, but, OMG the size and muscle mass on these youngsters blows me away. And these very young horses will start being saddle broke in a few short months and begin serious training by the spring. Is it any wonder so few of them make it to the races and, if they do, continue racing past their 3 y.o. year?

                                  I'm caring for a layup now who was a $300,000 yearling out of Keeneland. He's 4 now, 16.3 hh, still a colt. Well bred (Pulpit out of a Deputy Minister mare) but he's been used up, poor dude. Tons of personality and zest for life but I have my doubts that he'll be serviceable as a riding horse.

                                  Anyway.....I've been to the yearling auctions at Saratoga and, if I had the $$, could be swept up in the lovefest for these gorgeous animals. They truly are spectacular but I worry about the cost of presenting such athletic looking babies to promote marketability.

                                  Not intent on starting a wreck, just an observation from viewing pics of the offerings!

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                                  • #18
                                    the person that sold the storm cat 2.05 mill yearling is a friends client. really nice people,he bought two very pricey broodmares last year at keenland.me personally, not a storm cat fan.
                                    www.camaloufarms.com

                                    ride it like you stole it! "ralph hill"

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by War Admiral View Post
                                      Seen pics? Looks like a classic case of "You can't put a saddle on a pedigree" to me...
                                      Saw the Fleet Indian yearling in the back ring, and he was gorgeous. Of course, having a page like that sure didn't hurt him. however, there were plenty with equally good pages that did not sell for as much as this one, the Serena's Song yearling yesterday is a good example of that. Can't remember her last yearling that did not make a million at the sale.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by foundationmare View Post
                                        Granted, these are very, very well bred yearlings, but, OMG the size and muscle mass on these youngsters blows me away. And these very young horses will start being saddle broke in a few short months and begin serious training by the spring. Is it any wonder so few of them make it to the races and, if they do, continue racing past their 3 y.o. year?

                                        I'm caring for a layup now who was a $300,000 yearling out of Keeneland. He's 4 now, 16.3 hh, still a colt. Well bred (Pulpit out of a Deputy Minister mare) but he's been used up, poor dude. Tons of personality and zest for life but I have my doubts that he'll be serviceable as a riding horse.

                                        Anyway.....I've been to the yearling auctions at Saratoga and, if I had the $$, could be swept up in the lovefest for these gorgeous animals. They truly are spectacular but I worry about the cost of presenting such athletic looking babies to promote marketability.

                                        Not intent on starting a wreck, just an observation from viewing pics of the offerings!
                                        Yeah, there's something wrong when a yearling Thoroughbred is starting to look like one of those halter-bred Quarter Horse monstrosities.

                                        Anyone here ever bought a sporthorse prospect from the yearling sales? Or know someone who has?

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