A Look at 2017 Yearling Sales

As 2017’s yearling sales season quickly approaches, let’s take a look at what we will be covering as we get more in-depth on sales.


We will be taking more photos of more yearlings than any other publication on the planet. Not just those by hot sires, but every yearling we can get a good look at through the viewfinder on our newly upgraded photography gear. Not only will we be posting photos, regional sales companies who are sponsoring their sales on Thoroughbred Catalog will also be posting photos.


In addition to photos, we will be hosting videos for sales, both yearlings and two year-olds. You won’t find more anywhere else.

Social Media Linking

We will curate social media (photos, videos, and mentions) from all over to give you foal photos, yearling conformation shots, and walking videos, linked with the catalog page for each hip we can find, to give you the most complete profile possible for each horse.

Isn’t all of this a lot of work?

It is, and this is why Thoroughbred Catalog is now a premium offering for hips that are not sponsored by either the seller of the horse or the auction house. This helps cover costs associated with running the website, equipment, travel to sales, as well as time invested.

Content / News

We will also be doing news coverage for sales, predictions, as well as covering the progeny of the hottest sires, like Uncle Mo, Into Mischief, Palace Malice, Bernardini, Malibu Moon, Kitten’s Joy, and other sires that continue to amaze us!

Benefits of Membership

If you’re a bloodstock agent, let us allow you to make more of your time. Thoroughbred Catalog can enable you to get another look at horses you might want a second look at, long after the showing hours are over the night before the sale begins, or even just hours before a sale begins. Is there a horse that you didn’t get to see during showing hours? Look for photos and videos of that horse in the media sections for that sale! Sign up today and know that you have access to these photos anytime, anywhere, straight from your web browser of choice.

Stay tuned for all of this on Thoroughbred Catalog!

Equipment Upgrades

In addition to hosting online sales indices for sale companies and individual horse profiles for consignors, Thoroughbred Catalog also provides photography and walking videos using high-quality hand-held and aerial photography equipment.

To be blunt, my first couple major yearling sales doing conformation shots did not go so well due to the fact that the camera I was using at the time kept freezing, usually around the time the yearling colt or filly would be in just the right pose for conformation, plus, I had no control over the shutter speed, causing blur in some of the images I was capturing. After enough of these failures, I vowed to never offer photography at another yearling sale until I had the right equipment for the job.

Well, that day is today and I am excited as ever to be able to offer this to my clients, with full monitor viewing of each shot as it is captured. I am also excited to offer this photography with upgraded editing software, and a best-in-class cloud-based system for displaying these images with the catalog page, video, and any related social media mentions of each horse to give the buyers the most compelling, comprehensive, virtual inspection experience possible for each horse.

Thoroughbred Catalog can do this all for the buyers, sellers, and even the auction houses, using our industry-leading software.

Please contact us to help you effectively promote your yearlings and two-year-olds in training with photos, videos, and social media on our interactive catalog index for each sale!

Thoroughbred Catalog, Version 2.0

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Thoroughbred Catalog!

The latest version of the Thoroughbred Catalog site brings much better performance to both mobile and desktop browsers, as well as an improved experience in terms of data usage and finding the information you are seeking efficiently and effectively.

This site will also offer photos and videos sponsored by consignors, and also for premium membership packages for photos and videos that we capture independently at each sale. If a consignor has sponsored a photography / videography session, the resulting photos and videos will be available for you to browse free of charge. All other photography captured by Thoroughbred Catalog will be on a subscription basis, once implemented.

While freely available, social media regarding specific hips will be premium offerings unless otherwise sponsored by the consignor or sales company. We are not charging for what is potentially someone else’s photography… instead, we are charging for the time and effort taken to verify and link the social media to the catalogue page so that you have all of the information about a specific horse in one convenient place. Think of it as paying us to do a small piece of your pre-sale homework for you.

All assets, including the premium assets, will be free through the end of April. The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two Year Olds in Training sale will be our first paid premium offering.

We will make every effort to capture photography of as many yearlings and two-year-olds-in-training as possible starting in May, and concluding with the Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings sale in Lexington, KY.

We look forward to serving you and your clients for the 2017 sales season!