Friday, June 5, 2015

HRN: The Colt Who Would Be Pharoah

Each time I post a new article on my Horse Racing Nation blog, I post a notice on this blogThese notices include an excerpt from the beginning of that article and a link to the piece. My latest Horse Racing Nation article is. . .

"More than 20,000 registered Thoroughbred foals were born in the United States in 2012. Among them, thousands were sent to public auction as yearlings, primarily in sales held by large sales companies like Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland. At these auctions, bidders offered large sums of money to acquire unproven young Thoroughbreds in hopes of purchasing a future superstar.

Many buyers hope they are lucky enough to find a graded stakes winner, or maybe even a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner. And, maybe, if they are especially optimistic – and possibly crazy in the eyes of others – a Triple Crown winner.

To assist both sellers and buyers, various sales agencies exist within the industry. Among these sales agencies is Taylor Made, a family operation that has proven to be among the largest Thoroughbred sales agencies in the world. Since Taylor Made Sales Agency was launched in 1976, it has sold more than thirty winners of grade one stakes races, including champions Artax, Ashado, Folklore, Lookin At Lucky, and Speightstown.

But should American Pharoah find triumph in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, Taylor Made will have quite the claim to fame. A win by the bay son of Pioneerof the Nile would secure them a place in the history books as the yearling consignor of the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. . ."

Click here to read the rest of my newest Horse Racing Nation article.

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