Sales News

Kemp hoping innovative approach pays dividends at NZB Ready To Run sale

Prospective buyers interested in the quality two-year-old consignment being offered through the Kilgravin Lodge draft at this week’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run sale are spoilt for choice with the information on offer via the Matamata-based operations website (   Proprietors Eion and Megan Kemp have gone out of their way to provide in depth... Read More

Monomoy Girl lights up Fasig-Tipton’s Night of the Stars at US$9.5 million 

Fuelled by nearly insatiable demand for top racing and broodmare prospects and a deep buying bench headed by B Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, The November Sale, Fasig-Tipton’s breeding stock sale in Lexington, lived up to its “Night of the Stars” moniker on Sunday. From 288 lots catalogued, Fasig-Tipton reported 142 had grossed US$80,237,000, with an... Read More

World record for digital platform as Spanish sells

Three-time Group 2 winner Spanish Whisper (Lope De Vega) yesterday became the highest-priced thoroughbred to ever sell through a digital-only platform when her breeders Daniel Nakhle and Darren Brady fought off significant international interest to buy out their fellow shareholders for AUD$1,202,500 through Gavelhouse Plus. “We’ve bred and raced her, fallen in love with her... Read More

Group 2 winner Spanish Whisper to be sold on Gavelhouse Plus

High-class mare Spanish Whisper (Lope De Vega) has been retired from racing and will be offered for unreserved sale via Gavelhouse Plus. The triple Group 2 winner and Group 1-placed mare is an outcross to Danehill (Danzig) as a daughter of internationally acclaimed sire Lope De Vega (Shamardal) and Cutting Remark (Encosta De Lago), a... Read More

Sobering start to Goffs Orby Sale as Brad Spicer takes home Camelot yearling

Plenty will have been left wondering if they were witnessing the new normal at Doncaster on Wednesday as the relocated Goffs Orby Sale got off to a sobering start compared to the giddy highs seen in recent years. However, Brad Spricer of Melbourne based Spicer Thoroughbreds had cause to cheer, taking back to Australia a... Read More

Deep Field and Capitalist colts stop clock at Taupo

Colts by Newgate Farm stallions Deep Field (Northern Meteor) and Capitalist (Written Tycoon) ran the fastest breeze-up times at the New Zealand session ahead of next month’s Inglis Ready2Race Sale at Riverside Stables in Sydney. Breeze-up sessions have been conducted in Victoria, NSW and Queensland and 47 New Zealand-educated juveniles stepped out at Taupo on... Read More