The Hard Numbers with Yearlings

September 2, 2017 at 2:40 pm • By Robb Levinsky

As the bell weather Keeneland yearling sales begin, it’s worth looking at some numbers, in terms of what buyers got for what they paid.

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No Guarantees

May 25, 2017 at 1:58 pm • By Robb Levinsky

Whenever a well-bred promising young horse someone paid good money for under-performs, people naturally wonder “what went wrong and how can we fix it”? The problem is, neither pedigree, fast work times at a sale, or paying top dollar for a good-looking prospect offers any guarantees.

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The hard numbers with two year olds - Part II

May 10, 2017 at 10:18 am • By Robb Levinsky

Last year, we published a blog analyzing the results shown in a Blood-Horse study (March 19, 2016, pg. 45) titled "2015 Performance & Earning Metrics, Sires of 2-Year-Olds".

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Who is most successful buying two year olds at auction?

May 3, 2017 at 3:52 pm • By Robb Levinsky

Who has had the most success purchasing two year olds at public auction? Of course, it depends on what metrics you use to define success, but an article in The Blood-Horse magazine (Feb. 18, 2017, pg.

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My Experience at the OBS Sale

March 25, 2017 at 5:17 pm • By Anonymous

My Experience at the OBS sale

By Carl D'Angelo
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A lot of work and preparation goes into buying horses at a sale

March 25, 2017 at 10:33 am • By Anonymous

A lot of work and preparation goes into buying horses at a sale

By George Katzenberger
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Sample economics at the high end

March 20, 2017 at 10:00 am • By Anonymous

Sample economics on the high end

By Bob Kasinow
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Bargain hunting at the sales can pay off big on the racetrack

March 3, 2017 at 1:23 pm • By Robb Levinsky

Our recent Kenwood Racing blog, “What does paying more buy at sales?” showed statistically that in total, buyers overpay for horses at sales relative to their racetrack earnings potential and overestim

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What does paying more buy at sales?

March 1, 2017 at 10:04 am • By Robb Levinsky

Shopping for a racehorse at auction? What does paying more money actually buy? With the two year old sales season right around the corner, here’s the economics in a nutshell.

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Spending more money offers no guarantees

February 19, 2017 at 5:54 pm • By Robb Levinsky

As we approach the start of the two year old sales season next month, it’s a good time for a little reality check as to what paying top dollar for horses at the sales does and does not buy.

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