Gainesway excels in the sales ring by offering top product, focusing on select limited numbers and very high quality. We annually consign at Fasig-Tipton July and Saratoga, as well as Keeneland September, November and January.
In 2013, Gainesway sold $26.5-million worth of yearlings. We have the highest average ($178,300) among all consignors with 60 or more yearlings sold, and the highest median ($115,000) among all those with 10 or more sold. We sold the Session Topper ($1.5 million) Day One at Keeneland, the second high-priced colt Day Three ($1.55 million), and the Session Topper Day Five. We were also the leading consignor at Fasig-Tipton July, with nearly double the gross sales of any other consignor.
For four consecutive years, 2010-2013, Gainesway has ranked among the top three yearling consignors by gross sales. In 2012, Gainesway sold $18.56 million worth of yearlings, while posting a significantly higher average ($128,035) than the first and second-ranked consignors. In 2011, Gainesway posted the highest yearling average by far ($119,682) of any consignor with 100 or more sold. And in 2010, we were one of just three consignors to sell more than $18-million worth of yearlings.
A hallmark of Gainesway's sales program is our ability to get our horses sold. Every year since 2006 Gainesway has been a world leader by percentage of horses sold. In 2013, we sold 86.7% of all yearlings offered (149 of 170). In 2012, we sold 85.3% of our yearlings, in 2011 90%, and in 2010 85.5%. These numbers are all the more remarkable when one considers that just 70% of all horses offered at public auction sell in the ring.
Our sales team is focused on selling at the Top of the Market. We believe that the placement within a consignment is one of the most crucial decisions made, and we strive to help clients place their Thoroughbreds where they will stand out in the crowd. At the sale we maintain the highest level of horsemanship and presentation as well as a high level of communication with our clients.
If you are looking to sell or purchase a weanling, yearling or broodmare the Gainesway Sales Division is eager to put its record of success to work for you.
Please contact Michael Hernon, Neil Howard or Brian Graves for information about consigning with Gainesway.