An Emphasis On Quality
Selling yearlings, broodmares and weanlings requires good business sense, knowledgeable horsemen, marketing savvy, excellent presentation and experience in the sales ring. When we represent our clients at public auction, we bring with us years of experience and knowledge, as well as a proven track record and a large clientele of International Buyers.
Gainesway excels in the sales ring by offering top product.
Gainesway Sales History
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, Saratoga Select, Keeneland September, Keeneland November, and Keeneland January.
For five consecutive years, Gainesway has ranked among the top three yearling consignors by gross sales. In 2014, Gainesway has sold $23.1-million worth of yearlings. We have the highest average ($141,365) of the top three consignors and the highest median ($80,000) of the top four.
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 2014, we are selling 87.7% of all yearlings offered (164 of 187). In 2013, we sold 86.7% (149 of 170); In 2012, 85.3%; 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.
Selling Graded Stakes Winners
If you are looking to sell yearlings, weanlings, or mares, you want a consignor with a proven track record of selling stakes winners. For decades, Gainesway has been raising and prepping horses of the highest caliber. Over the past 3 1/2 years, Gainesway sales have produced 28 individual Graded stakes winners, including both Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders, and five Grade 1 Breeders' Cup contenders.
In 2013, only two consignors have produced more Group/Graded stakes winners than Gainesway Sales. Over the past 22 months, Gainesway consignments have yielded 13 Graded stakes winners, five Grade 1 winners, led by: international G1 winner Zaidan ($1,534,068), multi-millionaire Eclipse Champion My Miss Aurelia (G1), Malibu winner Jimmy Creed (G1), Acorn victress Midnight Lucky (G1, NTR), and Test S. (G1) winner Sweet Lulu.
Other recent racing stars sold by Gainesway include: Champion Informed Decision (G1), Eclipse Award Finalists Careless Jewel (G1) and Noble's Promise (G1), Jerry and Anne Moss's Zazu (G1), Donegal Racing's Paddy O'Prado (G1), Fox Hill Farm's Coup de Grace (G2), Gary and Mary West's Flashback (G2), Sam-Son's Windward Islands (G2), Zayat Stables' Fast Bullet (G2), Besilu Stables' Tapicat (G3), and more. Twenty-first century champions sold by Gainesway include Champion and Breeders' Cup winner Orientate (G1) and Champion and Kentucky Oaks winner Bird Town (G1), and monumental racehorses & sires such as triple G1 winner and classic winner Birdstone and Hopeful S. winner Sky Mesa (G1), among others. We never lose sight of the idea that every future foal, weanling or yearling is a potential stakes winner. Our reputation has been built on this foundation of success.