Record books rewritten at Keeneland.SHEIKH sheikh
Among Arabic-speaking tribes, especially Bedouin, the male head of the family, as well as of each successively larger social unit making up the tribal structure. The sheikh is generally assisted by an informal tribal council of male elders. MOHAMMED'S purchase of a $3.9 million (pounds 2.5m) yearling yearling
an animal in its second year of age, e.g. yearling cattle, yearling filly, yearling colt.
rinderpest in wildebeeste in the Serengheti. by Kris S on Tuesday has helped send the market into overdrive at the Keeneland September sale this week.
The Sheikh set a new record for the sale and contributed to a level of trade which has been too much for the many bidders aiming to buy horses to race in Europe next year.
Sheikh Mohammed beat off John Magnier John Magnier (born 1948 in Fermoy, County Cork) is Ireland's leading thoroughbred stud owner and has extensive business interests outside of the horsebreeding industry. He has been a senator in the Irish Parliament, Seanad Éireann. and Michael Tabor Michael B. Tabor (born October 28, 1941, in East London, United Kingdom) is a businessman and a very prominent owner of Thoroughbred racehorses.
Tabor was the owner of a successful chain of English betting shops and used his wealth to enter the sport of Thoroughbred horse for the half-brother to Fasliyev, in the process helping push the average on the second day up by a stunning 60.6 per cent on 1998 to $274,516 (pounds 175,510).
Total receipts on day two soared by 50 per cent to $69.7 million (pounds 44.6m), and over the first two days of the sale 471 horses were sold for $120.9 million (pounds 77.3m), a 34.3 per cent rise.
In the past 55 years of the Keeneland September yearling sale, the seven-figure mark had been breached just 17 times, but this year the record books are being rewritten.
Before the start of the third session yesterday, 20 lots were sold for a million dollars or more, following on from a record trade at the more select Keeneland July Sale.
London-based bloodstock bloodstock
Noun 1. bloodstock - thoroughbred horses (collectively)
breed, strain, stock - a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of agent Charlie Gordon-Watson said last night: "It is very, very tough here. I have been fortunate to have got seven horses. Europeans just can't compete with the strength of the American economy."
nSheikh Mohammed has bought eight shares in the stallion stallion
1. an entire male horse aged 4 years and over.
2. in UK, applied to a male donkey (jack).
see stallion ring.
stallion used to detect those mares which are in estrus. Red Ransom, sire of Intikhab, who stands at the Vinery, Kentucky.