February 12, 2009
Tame that pile of unorganized paperwork through the year to optimize the horse and farm ownership experience.... Read More
January 26, 2009
A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) official credited wintry weather and the high costs of horsekeeping for lackluster results at a Jan. 24 Wild Horse and Burro sale in Delta, Utah. Of the 320 Spanish Mustangs offered from Utah's Sulphur Herd... Read More
January 19, 2009
January 18, 2009
The final results of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington were sobering, with setbacks of 53.4% in gross revenue, 48% in average price, and 44.1% in median price from a year ago. But they weren't anything new to the people... Read More
January 15, 2009
TheHorse.com recently got word that a Thoroughbred formerly en route to slaughter had found a home via TheHorse.com's Thoroughbred Adoption Services, sponsored by Gainesway Farm. She was the 50th Thoroughbred to be placed through the service.
January 14, 2009
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale continued its scary downward spiral during the second session of its six-day run in Lexington. The gross revenue Jan. 13 dropped 66.2% from a year ago while the average price fell 61.6%. The median... Read More
January 13, 2009
The results were grim, but not surprising, as Keeneland opened its January horses of all ages sale in Lexington during a time of worldwide economic downturns. The gross revenue Jan. 12 plummeted 44% from the auction's first session in 2008 while... Read More
January 09, 2009
Launched in November 2008, TheHorse.com's Thoroughbred Adoption Service has now coordinated new homes for 45 horses. See a list of horses placed.
"I’m extremely... Read More
December 05, 2008
Tattersalls' December sale ended quietly in England with a breeding stock session in which a 3-year-old colt, sold as a jumping prospect, topped trade at 65,000 guineas. The other figures for Dec. 4 were 139 horses sold, a gross of 656,650... Read More
December 01, 2008
A Kentucky state judge has denied the private bid by majority owner Stonestreet Stables for the minority interest in reigning Horse of the Year Curlin, ordering the pertinent parties to work out their differences on their own.
Franklin... Read More
November 19, 2008
The Keeneland November breeding stock sale that coincided with a world economic crash ended Nov. 17 with substantial declines in every key statistical category.
The Lexington sales company reported that 3,019 horses were sold during the... Read More
November 14, 2008
Jess Jackson is involved in a private bid to buy out the 20% minority interest he doesn't control in reigning Horse of the Year Curlin, but actions in a Kentucky court Nov. 13 on the surface probably won't help speed a decision on the champion... Read More
November 12, 2008
Disaster. Brutal. Blood bath. Just a few of the many descriptive words being used by breeders to describe the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, which at this writing still had a week to run.
In light of the recessive global economy,... Read More
November 07, 2008
On day four of the plunging Keeneland November breeding stock sale market, here's what people had to say about the situation:
Patrick Lawley-Wakelin, Virginia-based bloodstock agent: "The market is obviously a reflection of what the world i... Read More
November 06, 2008
The marketplace continued to take a pounding from negative economic forces outside the Thoroughbred industry during the third day of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington. Compared to 2007, the Nov. 5 session was down 42.1% in... Read More
November 05, 2008
When most everything else in the world--including stocks and home values--seems to be losing value, 3-year-old racehorse Mushka went up in the value, proving the old adage that good horses will bring good money, even in tough economic times.... Read More
November 05, 2008
Away, the dam of the ill-fated Eight Belles, was purchased for $2.5 million during the opening session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3 at the Central Kentucky auction house.
Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock adviser,... Read More
November 03, 2008
Even though we're in the midst of a global financial crisis, a special horse can still bring a jaw-dropping amount.
Better Than Honour, the dam of back-to-back Belmont Stakes winners Jazil and Rags to Riches, set a world Thoroughbred auctio... Read More
November 02, 2008
Consignors are steeling themselves and their clients for a significant downturn in the market at Keeneland's breeding stock sale, which starts Nov. 3 in Lexington and runs for 15 days. But they also are hoping that the drop in prices will bring... Read More
November 02, 2008
With the economy struggling and the buy-back/no bid rates at Thoroughbred auctions rising, the issue of unwanted horses is a growing concern. Antony Beck, president of Gainesway Farm in Lexington, decided to try to do something about it, by... Read More
October 30, 2008
Keeneland will open its 15-day November Thoroughbred Breeding Stock Sale--the largest of its kind in the world--on Monday, Nov. 3.
A record 5,709 horses have been cataloged for the sale, which runs through Monday, Nov. 17. Sessions begin... Read More
October 27, 2008
Operators of the Double JJ Resort and Ranch in Rothbury, Mich., are hopeful that the resort's 94 horses will find new homes when the company's assets are liquidated at bankruptcy auction on Oct. 30. Owners ceased operations on Sept. 3 after... Read More
October 21, 2008
More than 1,900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Have you purchased hay for the coming winter?"