International Sales News

Son of Intello goes for €58,000 as Osarus hosts Europe’s first online auction

The Osarus Breeze-Up Sale broke new ground on Wednesday by staging what was essentially Europe’s first bloodstock online auction, with each of the 63 lots offered sequentially in absentia.  The sale, originally due to be held in a physical format at La Teste on April 8 and 9, was forced to reschedule due to coronavirus... Read More

Drama as Cool Silk outbid co-owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds for Sands Of Mali

There was a dramatic end to day one of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale as Peter Swann of the Cool Silk Partnership went to 600,000gns to buy out Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ shares in the Group 1-winning sprinter Sands Of Mali (Panis). Swann stood with agent Matt Coleman in the bidders’ area and traded sizeable increases with... Read More

Progeny of El Kabeir and Night Of Thunder popular at December Foal Sale opener

By the close of trade, 168 of 246 offered lots had sold for a clearance rate of 68 per cent and an aggregate of 1,695,300gns – up five per cent year-on-year. The average and median figures went in the opposite direction, with the average down four per cent to 10,090gns as the median dipped by... Read More

Breeders’ Cup winner Blue Prize tops bill at $5 million on Night of the Stars

Best initially had no intention of buying the Argentine-bred daughter of Pure Prize (Storm Cat), but he happened to be strolling the grounds at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington on Sunday when the six-year-old chestnut arrived after a long journey from her landmark victory at Santa Anita Park. “I was walking on a beautiful sunny... Read More