In a whirlwind month for the auction season, the industry’s attention now turns to Keeneland for the marathon September Yearling Sale, and the Paulick Report has what you need to read in the preview edition of the PR Special.
In this edition, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills examines equine financial lending, how it has changed since the last boom of the mid-2000s and the subsequent market crash, and what the activity that lenders have seen in the midst of COVID-19 uncertainties can tell us about the current direction of the Thoroughbred economy.
Walker Hancock of Claiborne Farm answers questions about veteran sire First Samurai in the latest Stallion Spotlight, then Bryce Burton of Muirfield Insurance discusses what to do and what to know if your Thoroughbred is being transported to the veterinary clinic for an emergency.
We then turn our attention to a pair of horses succeeding in unique ways. First, in Honor Roll Presented by the Runhappy Meet at Kentucky Downs, Ray Paulick looks at the family ties that led Ms Bad Behavior from being a $75,000 yearling purchase to an earner of over $500,000, including a victory in the G3 Three Chimneys Ladies Turf Stakes at Kentucky Downs. In the Florida-Bred Leaderboard, we take a look at the top Florida-bred juvenile earners on dirt during the Gulfstream Park summer meet; a category dominated by homebreds for Gil and Marilyn Campbell’s Stonehedge LLC. Finally, we list the newcomers in the stallion ranks over the two-week Keeneland September sale in First-Crop Sire Watch.
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