Keenland and Fasig-Tipton change medication policies for horse sales

Sales ring. Keeneland. Lexington, Kentucky. Image: 2012 ©Wendy Wooley.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Officials from Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. Thursday announced restrictions on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and bronchodilators, including Clenbuterol, for all horses sold at sales conducted by these two major Thoroughbred auction houses effective immediately. These latest reforms are in addition to restrictions put in place… Continue reading Keenland and Fasig-Tipton change medication policies for horse sales

Havre de Grace to be a collector’s item as she goes up for sale

Havre de Grace. (Matt Wooley/EquiSport Photos)

"She will be a collector's item for some lucky owner." -- Owner Rick Porter referring to Havre de Grace Cross-posted from Thoroughbred Times Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year, will be entered in the Fasig-Tipton November sale, owner Rick Porter announced on Friday. The five-year-old Saint Liam mare, who was retired due… Continue reading Havre de Grace to be a collector’s item as she goes up for sale

Flip this Horse: Profit in Reselling Racers

Cross-posted from the Wall Street Journal Written by DAVID BIDERMAN If playing the stock market isn't getting it done for you, here's a suggestion: Play the horses. No, not the ones at the track—the ones at the auction. Since 2006, horses that were groomed specifically to be resold have made their owners an average profit… Continue reading Flip this Horse: Profit in Reselling Racers

Adopting no sale Thoroughbreds (US)

By VIVIAN GRANT Wow, at long last horse breeders and traders with their thinking caps on. And not solely about themselves, but about the future of the horses they bring into the world. This is such a step forward that it is difficult for us to think of anything sarcastic to say, and as our… Continue reading Adopting no sale Thoroughbreds (US)