Sales News

Brother of new Derby favourite Luxembourg makes a €1.2 million splash

If Tuesday’s first session of the Goffs Orby Sale was a welcome return to form, then Wednesday’s second session provided confirmation that Ireland’s national yearling sale is right back where it belongs. As a frenetic day of trading drew to a close, all the major indications pointed to a successful rebound to 2019, driven by... Read More

Every Rose sells for $1.3 million. How much for Avantage?

Te Akau’s star Fastnet Rock mare could threaten online thoroughbred sale record with upcoming sale Group-winning sprinter Every Rose (Choisir) is the third racemare to make more than a million dollars through an online sale in less than a year, underlining the market’s insatiable appetite for elite broodmare prospects, and the world record for a... Read More

Two Bays swoops for ‘fast’ mare News Girl

Victorian nursery Two Bays Farm have struck for the multiple stakes-placed News Girl (Magnus) after the mare topped the latest Inglis Digital auction yesterday, fetching $375,000.  Injury curtailed the career of the Geoff Duryea-trained six-year-old, who was runner-up in the Kevin Hayes Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) as a three-year-old and the Bellmaine Stakes (Gr 3,... Read More

American Pharoah filly tops ‘excellent’ opening day of Keeneland at $1.4 million

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale kicked off in fine fashion, headlined by a knockout American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) filly going for US$1.4 million (approx. AU$1.91 million) to Joe Allen. The filly’s half-sister Echo Zulu (Gun Runner) had comfortably won the Spinaway Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) at Saratoga just eight days earlier to provide a... Read More

Aussie agent Boomer bound for Keeneland

Australian agent Craig Rounsefell, spurred on by a US Grade 1 winner this year, will make a long-awaited return to America to take in its bloodstock sales series over the next three months, starting with the Keeneland September yearling extravaganza. The Gold Coast-based Boomer Bloodstock principal, who has an extensive American client base, was like... Read More

Gosden team lands final blow with €320,000 New Bay filly at Arqana

Gestut Ammerland’s New Bay filly from the family of German Derby heroine Borgia and Prix Vermeille winner Baltic Baroness topped the third and final day of the main section at Arqana’s flagship August Yearling Sale when realising €320,000 to John and Thady Gosden online.  From an excellent German family, the filly quickly became the subject... Read More