CONCORSO D’ELEGANZA VILLA D’ESTE 2019CORRIERE D’ELEGANZA IX

CONCORSO D’ELEGANZA VILLA D’ESTE 2019CORRIERE D’ELEGANZA IX

$BID Tradition is always at the center of important competitions such as the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Automobile elegance forms the platform for the common passion that attracts connoisseurs and owners of these treasures from all over the world to this paradisiacal landscape in Northern Italy in May. Every year, special exhibitions complement the exquisite […]

Ferrari F40 LM Supercar to Auction in Paris

Ferrari F40 LM Supercar to Auction in Paris

$RACE, $BID It’s hard to Top the Ferrari F40, but the F40 LM race car headed to the RM Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Paris auction in February is that Topper.  This F40 LM was originally built as a pre-production car but was sold to former Le Mans and IMSA driver Rene Herzog in early Y 1992. Mr. Herzog […]

1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Hammered for $7.6-M at Scottsdale

1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Hammered for $7.6-M at Scottsdale

$RACE, $BID Plus the rest of Gooding & Companies Top 10 sales from Scottsdale 2019. Gooding & Company beat out rivals RMSotheby’s (NYSE:BID) and Bonhams with a Y 2019 Scottsdale gross of $48.2-M led by its 6 Top-selling Ferraris. Overall, Gooding sold 105 cars of 124 total, giving a sell-through rate of 85%, the same result it achieved in […]

Friday Night a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta Hammered for $5.89-M

Friday Night a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta Hammered for $5.89-M

$RACE Gooding & Company shared a Facebook post Friday celebrating a classic Ferrari purchase that was made after “a nail-biting bidding war.” This sports car was raced during the late 1950’s and into 1960, earning a 1st-in-class, 2 2nd-place finishes and 2 3rd-place finishes before being retired. The 250 Tour de France, was not the […]

RMSotheby’s (NYSE:BID) 1st Sale of 2019 Features 1957 Ferrari Coupe Speciale

RMSotheby’s (NYSE:BID) 1st Sale of 2019 Features 1957 Ferrari Coupe Speciale

$BID, $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) launched its Special Projects division 10 years ago, but it has a long history of crafting 1-off Supercars for discerning and extremely wealthy customers. Friday evening, RMSotheby’s offered this 1957 250 GT Coupe Speciale s/n 0751GT as its Star, but it did not shine was a dud, bidding stopped at $7.5-M with a No Sale. […]

James Dean Lusted After John vNeumann’s Ferrari 500 Mondial

James Dean Lusted After John vNeumann’s Ferrari 500 Mondial

This 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spider, 1 of 12, will go to auction at Bonhams on 17 January in Scottsdale, Arizona The 500 Mondial is a very rare 1950’s Ferrari, and this example was admired by James Dean back in the day. The  1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spider has an impressive pedigree […]

A Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 1956 Ferrari 290MM for Christmas

A Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 1956 Ferrari 290MM for Christmas

A Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 1956 Ferrari 290MM for Christmas $RACE, $BID A classic car and artwork auction is coming to the Petersen Museum that all car lover will enjoy Specialist classic car auction house RM Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) will round off its 2018 calendar with a remarkable pre-Christmas Sale at the world-renowned Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The museum was founded in Y 1994 […]

The Classic Car Market says, “The $100-M Ferrari 250 GTO is Coming”

The Classic Car Market says, “The $100-M Ferrari 250 GTO is Coming”

The Classic Car Market says, “The $100-M Ferrari 250 GTO is Coming” The Big Q: Is a $100-M 250 GTO in the near future? The Big A: We do see it coming, the odds are in its favor. The 1st $100-M car. I remember’spitting blood to sell 1 in Y 1969 for $11,000, and just […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Used EVs, the Water in its Backyard

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Used EVs, the Water in its Backyard

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Used EVs, the ‘Water in its Backyard’ $TSLA With more used EVs coming in, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is said to be partnering with car auction firms in an effort to sell out those used cars. According to a new report in the media, Tesla is working with Manheim and Adesa KAR to sell larger […]

Pink Diamond Hammers for $50-M+ a World Record

Pink Diamond Hammers for $50-M+ a World Record

Pink Diamond Hammers for $50-M+ a World Record $BID Christie’s Geneva sold the “Pink Legacy” diamond at auction Tuesday for more than $50-M including fees, saying it is a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond. Christie’s said that renowned jeweler Harry Winston was the buyer. The auction house had expected to […]

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Hold 1st Sale Dedicated to Gold

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Hold 1st Sale Dedicated to Gold

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Held 1st Sale Dedicated to Gold $BID From a sculpture of model Kate Moss to an elaborate elephant liqueur set, an array of items made with gold went under the hammer last week in auction house Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID)  ever sale dedicated to the precious Yellow metal. From antiquities to contemporary pieces, “The Midas […]

Vintage Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Are the Most Expensive in the World

Vintage Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Are the Most Expensive in the World

Vintage Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Are the Most Expensive in the World $RACE, $BID Just 4 months after a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $48-M at an RM Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) auction in Monterey, the highest price ever paid for a car at auction, another race car from the Ferrari history books may set a new Southern […]

Banksy Shredding of ‘Girl With Balloon’ Malfunctioned

Banksy Shredding of ‘Girl With Balloon’ Malfunctioned

Banksy Shredding of ‘Girl With Balloon’ Malfunctioned $BID Banksy’s shredding prank, in which his “Girl With Balloon” work was partially shredded at a London auction, was supposed to have been complete, according to a video posted to the artist’s website Tuesday. The video shows the famously anonymous artist constructing the shredding mechanism inside an ornate frame and […]

New Tokyo Fish Market Starts Traditionally with Tuna Auction

New Tokyo Fish Market Starts Traditionally with Tuna Auction

New Tokyo Fish Market Starts Traditionally with Tuna Auction Tokyo’s famous fish market reopened Thursday at a new location but retained its most famous tradition: the tuna auction. The customary clanging of bells opened the auction for raw and frozen tuna, which crammed the huge warehouse wall-to-wall, at the waterfront Toyosu facility. The rhythmical shouts […]

Vintage & Classic Ferrari’s Are in a Bull Market

Vintage & Classic Ferrari’s Are in a Bull Market

Vintage & Classic Ferrari’s Are in a Bull Market $RACE Last week and just after the S&P 500 posted yet another record high, a vintage Ferrari went under the hammer for the highest price ever for a car at auction, it the latest indicator that while investors may fret about frothy financial asset valuations, specialist […]

1935 Duesenberg SSJ, the Most Expensive American Car Ever Sold at Auction

1935 Duesenberg SSJ, the Most Expensive American Car Ever Sold at Auction

1935 Duesenberg SSJ, the Most Expensive American Car Ever Sold at Auction At $22-M under the hammer at the Gooding & Co. auction during the 2018 Monterey Car Week this 1935 Duesenberg SSJ, is the most expensive American car ever sold at auction. Plus, this Duzy also is the most expensive pre-WWII car ever sold. The Big […]

Saturday Night the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 3413 Hammered for $44-M

Saturday Night the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 3413 Hammered for $44-M

Saturday Night the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 3413 Hammered for $44-M $BID, $RACE RM/Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) auctions at Monterey saw collector Greg Whitten’s 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 3413, the Star of Saturday night’s auction, hammered for $44-M+ in 12 mins bidding. The winning bid was placed on behalf of an agent, with the winner […]

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

The road to what looks like a Breeders’ Cup Classic there for the taking begins in earnest Saturday at Del Mar, when ACCELERATE starts as the 8-5 favorite against seven rivals on Saturday in the $1 million “Win and You’re In” TVG Pacific Classic (GI). The Pacific Classic, run at 1 ¼ miles, will offer the fifth of seven automatic starting berths […]

Bloodstock Auction for Ronald McDonald House

Bloodstock Auction for Ronald McDonald House

Bloodstock Auction for Ronald McDonald House Anthony Gafa and Bloodstock Auction are back again this year supporting with their charity auction. Bloodstock Auction team have been hard at work putting together an impressive list of Stallions with the farms donating proceeds from the sale to Ronald McDonald House. Not only are Bloodstockauction.com covering all costs […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 275 GTB/C to Auction at Pebble Beach

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 275 GTB/C to Auction at Pebble Beach

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 275 GTB/C to Auction at Pebble Beach $RACE There are many things that make the Ferrari 250GTO as special and valuable. Not the least of them is that it was the last in the legendary 250 Series. So, if you are a millionaire keen on having 1 of the Maranello Outfit’s finest classics in your […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Classiche IDs Fakes and Forgeries

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Classiche IDs Fakes and Forgeries

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Classiche IDs Fakes and Forgeries $RACE With any rare or limited-production vintage or classic car, it is important to know that it is authentic. To that end Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has a department devoted to separating the fakes from the real works from the Maranello Outfit. Ferrari Classiche will provide its authentication services for any model […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) A Long Lost 250 GTO s/n 4105 Found in Parts?

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) A Long Lost 250 GTO s/n 4105 Found in Parts?

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) A Long Lost 250 GTO s/n 4105 Found in Parts? $RACE Coys Auction House (London) has found a complete set of parts for perhaps a new Series 1 Ferrari 250 GTO, following the discovery 4 weeks ago of container-loads of Ferrari Supercar parts, just days before the auction of those parts is due […]

Bonhams Fine Watches and Wristwatches Sale London

Bonhams Fine Watches and Wristwatches Sale London

Bonhams Fine Watches and Wristwatches Sale London Bonhams Fine Watches and Wristwatches sale took place on 20 June, and saw an impressive 80% of lots sold, achieving a total of £1,840,438 overall. The Top lot of the sale was the Rolex Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona Ref: 6262/6239 which far exceeded its pre-sale estimate of £150,000-180,000, […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 250 GTO to Auction at Monterey Car Week in August

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 250 GTO to Auction at Monterey Car Week in August

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 250 GTO to Auction at Monterey Car Week in August $RACE, $BID A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is coming up for sale, at RM Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Monterey sale this August. It carries a pre-auction estimate of $45-M. All original 250 GTOs built between Y 1962 and 1964 have survived, and they are all worth very big […]

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up Keeneland sales graduates compete for automatic berths in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs, via wins in the Stephen Foster (G1) and Fleur de Lis (G2) contested at the Louisville track on Saturday. Keeneland sales are represented by six of […]

Modigliani Nude Hammers for $157-M at Sotheby’s NY Auction

Modigliani Nude Hammers for $157-M at Sotheby’s NY Auction

Modigliani Nude Hammers for $157-M at Sotheby’s NY Auction $BID Monday, a nude portrait by Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2-M at Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID), achieving the 4th-highest price for any work of art at auction, though it did not set a new record for the artist. Sotheby’s had estimated “Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)” to […]

Classic Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Tour d’France to Auction at Monaco

Classic Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Tour d’France to Auction at Monaco

Classic Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Tour d’France to Auction at Monaco $RACE, $BID On 12 May, at the RM Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Monaco auction a Scaglietti build, matching serial numbers 250 Tour de France ‘Competizione’ comes to auction. Wolfgang Seidel took delivery of this 1957 250TdF with covered headlights, #15 of 17 cars built in the series, with 3X […]

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) to Offer the Farnese Blue Diamond, Not Seen in 300 years

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) to Offer the Farnese Blue Diamond, Not Seen in 300 years

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) to Offer the Farnese Blue Diamond, Not Seen in 300 years $BID A 6.16-carat diamond called Farnese Blue will appear on the market for the 1st time in history this Spring, after having remained in the same family for over 30o years. Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) will be offering the gem at its Magnificent Jewels […]

Christie’s Dubai Watch Auction

Christie’s Dubai Watch Auction

Christie’s Dubai Watch Auction “It’s very clear there’s an appetite for watches across the region,” Friday, Patek Philippe watch made for King Farouk of Egypt in Y 1944 sold to an unidentified buyer for $912,500 at Christie’s in Dubai Friday, a record sum for a timepiece auctioned in the Middle East The 18-carat gold Patek Philippe Ref. […]

Christie’s Middle East Auction Results

Christie’s Middle East Auction Results

Christie’s Middle East Auction Results Thursday, 5 artists from Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, and Egypt set world auction records at Christie’s postwar and contemporary art sale. The most expensive work offered, Une vie singuliere by the late Shafic Abboud of Lebanon, did not sell after bids came in below the low estimate of $220,000. Sohrab Sepehri’s Untitled. Source: Christie’s Iranian […]

Investing in Classic Ferrari’s, a Passion that Pays

Investing in Classic Ferrari’s, a Passion that Pays

Investing in Classic Ferrari’s, a Passion that Pays $RACE, $BID The FT’s recently analysed a number of assets to see which gave the best growth over the last 10 years. The Results A high-end New York residential property has increased in value by 72%, whereas a similar property in Hong Kong has risen by 220%, […]

Rolex with Dubai Ruler’s Name on the Dial to Auction, Estimate: $160,000

Rolex with Dubai Ruler’s Name on the Dial to Auction, Estimate: $160,000

Rolex with Dubai Ruler’s Name on the Dial to Auction, Estimate: $160,000 The specially-commissioned Rolex GMT-Master features Sheikh Mohammed’s name on its customized dial. A rare, specially-commissioned Rolex GMT-Master featuring the name of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai is set to be auctioned in […]

3 Classic Ferraris Top Sales at Scottsdale Auction

3 Classic Ferraris Top Sales at Scottsdale Auction

3 Classic Ferraris Top Sales at Scottsdale Auction $RACE Gooding & Company is acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars. At the weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona, it continued its tradition as a market leader by realizing $49,215,650 at the company’s 11th annual 2-day Scottsdale Auctions. President David Gooding and […]

Ferrari Continues to Command Top Prices in the Classic Car Market

Ferrari Continues to Command Top Prices in the Classic Car Market

Ferrari Continues to Command Top Prices in the Classic Car Market $RACE Last August at Pebble Beach international collectors spent $327-M on Vintage & Classic Cars High priced cars a Pebble Beach were the market’s strongest, coming in stronger than the experts expected Notably, 2 Ferraris also were in the Top 5, a 1966 Ferrari […]

Review: The Vintage & Classic Collector Car Market in 2017

Review: The Vintage & Classic Collector Car Market in 2017

Review: The Vintage & Classic Collector Car Market in 2017 Overall, the current collector car market is stable and rational, slightly favoring buyers over sellers in some categories. Just the opposite in the Tier 1 category of the most prominent marques and most certainty when it comes to 1-off and other prized examples. All discerning […]

A Classic Ferrari Series 1, 1958 Ferrari 250 Cabriolet to Auction in January

A Classic Ferrari Series 1, 1958 Ferrari 250 Cabriolet to Auction in January

A Classic Ferrari Series 1, 1958 Ferrari 250 Cabriolet to Auction in January $RACE Ferrari and Pininfarina teamed up on some very beautiful cars over the past 60 odd years. And some really notable ones have come up for auction, and here is an especially beautiful 1. It’s a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet […]

The Legendary Gimcrack

The Legendary Gimcrack

The Legendary Gimcrack Gimcrack was a small grey horse at 14.2 hands sired by Cripple, a son of the Godolphin Arabian, his dam Miss Elliot was by (Grisewood’s) Partner. Sire Cripple Grandsire Godolphin Arabian Dam Miss Elliott Damsire Grisewood’s Partner Sex Stallion Foaled 1760 Country Great Britain Colour Grey Breeder Gideon Elliot Owner Richard Grosvenor, […]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Hammers for $17.99-M in New York

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Hammers for $17.99-M in New York

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Hammers for $17.99-M in New York $RACE, $BID RM Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) wrapped up its auction in New York, where it sold 2 Silver roadsters, 1 of them selling for the price of $17.99-M. There were just 4 of the Ferrari 250 GTS LWB all aluminum California’s w/0 covered headlights, I owned […]

Update: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 1985 288 GTO Hammered for $2.53-M at Bohnam’s London

Update: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 1985 288 GTO Hammered for $2.53-M at Bohnam’s London

 Update: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 1985 288 GTO Hammered for $2.53-M at Bohnam’s London $RACE 1985 FERRARI 288 GTO COUPÉ Coachwork by Pininfarina Sold for £1,883,333 (US$ 2,530,175) inc. premium The Ferrari 288 GTO’s performance in the collectors’ car market is ‘turbocharged’ and it is now heading to be worth an incredible 10X what it sold for […]

Goffs November Foal Sale Update

Goffs November Foal Sale Update The third lot into the ring on the feature day of Goffs November Foal Sale provided the highlight of a superb three day’s foal trade that saw turnover rise by 43% and average by 22% over the equivalent sessions in 2016.  Lot 541, a stunning filly foal by Galileo and […]

Horse Racing: European Sales News

Horse Racing: European Sales News

Buyers at Europe’s final yearling auction of 2017, as they had at sales in previous weeks, took a shine to the first crop of the brilliant Australia on Monday. The son of Galileo was responsible for another two six-figure youngsters at the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale to add to his highly-prized offerings sold earlier in […]

Rare Pink Diamond Hammered for $32-M in Hong Kong

Rare Pink Diamond Hammered for $32-M in Hong Kong

Rare Pink Diamond Hammered for $32-M in Hong Kong Tuesday, a large oval-shaped diamond known as the “Pink Promise” was sold to an anonymous buyer for $32-M in Hong Kong, just shy of shattering a world auction record. The 14.93-carat vivid pink diamond went for a final price of HK$249,850,000, which comes to $2.14 -M/carat, […]

Gold Leaf From Napoleon’s Coronation Crown Sold at Auction

Gold Leaf From Napoleon’s Coronation Crown Sold at Auction

Gold Leaf From Napoleon’s Coronation Crown Sold at Auction A Golden laurel leaf cut from the crown of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in Y 1804 was auctioned in France Sunday. The 10-gram decoration, worth less than $500 if melted down for its metal, was expected to fetch around 300X that, auctioneer Jean-Pierre Osenat said. But it […]

F1: Schumacher Seen as Ferrari’s Greatest Driver

F1: Schumacher Seen as Ferrari’s Greatest Driver

F1: Schumacher Seen as Ferrari’s Greatest Driver $RACE Michael Schumacher has been voted the greatest Ferrari driver of all-time in a reader poll conducted by F1 Racing Mag, topping the list ahead of Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Gilles Villeneuve. To celebrate 70 years of Ferrari, F1 Racing asked its readers and the online forum […]

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction Totals $310.3-M

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction Totals $310.3-M

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction Totals $310.3-M $BID, $RACE Notably, the Y 2001 Ferrari F2001 sold for $7.5-M against a high estimate of $4-M, Michael Schumacher’s Monaco Grand Prix-Winning Ferrari F2001 broke the auction record for a modern era F1 car following a 6-min battle between 8 bidders represented by both Sotheby’s and Sotheby’s specialists. This is […]

 Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) has a Ferrari, Christie’s has a Leonardo

 Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) has a Ferrari, Christie’s has a Leonardo

 Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) has a Ferrari, Christie’s has a Leonardo $BID The November big-week of art auctions starts Monday in New York City, promises drama, with the most talked-about inclusion in a New York contemporary art sale in years. a painting by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) in Christie’s sale, an a Ferrari F1 race-car driven to victory by legendary […]

Basic Rolex Daytona Was A Sales Failure Before Paul Newman

Basic Rolex Daytona Was A Sales Failure Before Paul Newman

Basic Rolex Daytona Was A Sales Failure Before Paul Newman Paul Newman’s Own Rolex Daytona wristwatch recently hammered at Phillips in NYC for $17.8-M. And you may have read all the engraving Joanne Woodward had done on the caseback, and about Paul Newman passing the watch to his daughter’s boyfriend as they restored the old […]

A Closer Look at the Breeders’ Cup

A Closer Look at the Breeders’ Cup

A Closer Look at the Breeders’ Cup SENTIENT JET JUVENILE Bolt d’Oro – Owner/trainer Mick Ruis stood outside barn LL at Del Mar Thursday morning admiring the calm manner in which Bolt d’Oro carried himself while cooling out from his 1 ½m morning gallop. “Look at him. He’s the alpha male, isn’t he? He’s the star […]

G3 Bendigo Cup

G3 Bendigo Cup

G3 Bendigo Cup The Melbourne Cup hopefuls have dodged Wednesday’s Bendigo Cup as an opportunity to better their prospects with and only seven horses will head to the gates for the $300,000 Group 3. Of the seven only Qewy and Foundry remain in contention for the following Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup yet both eight-year-olds are considered […]

Highland Reel Hunts $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1)

Highland Reel Hunts $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1)

Highland Reel Hunts $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) By Bob Ehalt Conduit and High Chaparral currently stand as the only horses with back-to-back wins in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), but the record books might need a revision in a couple of weeks. Showing speed and stamina, the European-based Highland […]

Big Names Line Up for Breeders’ Cup

Big Names Line Up for Breeders’ Cup

Big Names Line Up for Breeders’ Cup Led by defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and the world’s all-time leading money earner ARROGATE, Whitney and Suburban winner GUN RUNNER, Longines Distaff standout STELLAR WIND, defending Longines Turf winner HIGHLAND REEL (IRE), Juddmonte International winner ULYSSES (IRE) and Filly & Mare Turf star LADY ELI, an all-star […]

Breeders’ Cup Festival Official Partners Announced

Breeders’ Cup Festival Official Partners Announced

Officials of the Breeders’ Cup Festival and organizers of the Host Committee today announced that Surf Cup Sports, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the San Diego Tourism Authority have been named official partners of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Festival, a week-long series of events and activations leading up to the 34th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 3 and 4 at […]

Elizabeth Banks Breeders’ Cup Ambassador

Elizabeth Banks Breeders’ Cup Ambassador

Elizabeth Banks Breeders’ Cup Ambassador From placing wagers with her father to hobnobbing with Hall of Fame jockeys and starring in the 2003 film Seabiscuit, Banks is more than your average spectator. BY MIKE SAGER If you’re one of those Del Mar Racetrack aficionados who finds the show in the grandstand just as riveting as […]

Godolphin Aims at Breeders’ Cup Success

Godolphin Aims at Breeders’ Cup Success

Godolphin Aims at Breeders’ Cup Success By J A McGrath Smart two-year-old Masar is to be aimed at the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar, USA, on November 3 and misses Saturday’s G1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. Charlie Appleby believes the New Approach colt has a similar profile to Outstrip, who gave […]

Fasig-Tipton October Sale Update

Fasig-Tipton October Sale Update

Fasig-Tipton October Sale Update by Fasig-Tipton Ghostzapper Yearlings Lead Solid Opening Session of The October Sale Proven sires proved popular during the first session of The October Sale on Monday, October 23. The top filly and colt were both by Ghostzapper, currently #6 on the General Sires list, represented by 2017 Grade 1 winners Paulassilverlining […]

The ‘World’s Most Beautiful Diamond’ Coming to Auction

The ‘World’s Most Beautiful Diamond’ Coming to Auction

The World’s Most Beautiful Diamonds Coming to Auction The 163-carat flawless emerald cut gem stone is largest of its kind ever to be put up for auction. An impressive flawless 163-carat diamond that has been hailed the “World’s Most Beautiful” will go under Christie’s hammer in Geneva, CH in November. Discovered in February 2016 in eastern […]

Dubai’s RTA Raised $6.75-M in Licence Plate Auction

Dubai’s RTA Raised $6.75-M in Licence Plate Auction

Dubai’s RTA Raised $6.75-M in Licence Plate Auction 4 number plates were responsible for a significant percentage of the auction earnings Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has raised Dhs24.8m ($6.75-M) in its latest licence plate auction. The 96th Edition of the auction, held last Saturday, saw 80 distinct plates go under the hammer. Of […]

The Top 5 Ferraris (NYSE:RACE) Sold at Auction

The Top 5 Ferraris (NYSE:RACE) Sold at Auction

The Top 5 Ferraris (NYSE:RACE) Sold at Auction $RACE A LaFerrari Aperta set a new record as the most expensive modern car to be auctioned, but Golden Era cars beat it hands down. On 9 September 2017, Ferrari made history when #210 of its 2017 LaFerrari Aperta (pictured above) sold for $10-M (for charity) the highest […]

The Special Edition LaFerrari Aperta Hammers for $10-M at Fiorano

The Special Edition LaFerrari Aperta Hammers for $10-M at Fiorano

The Special Edition LaFerrari Aperta Hammers for $10-M at Fiorano $RACE, $BID The $10-M LaFerrari Aperta in Rosso Fuoco w/Bianco Italia double racing stripe livery pictured above hammered for $10-M. Saturday night at RM Sotheby’s Maranello (Fiorano) auction someone bought the sold out Ferrari-one-cannot-buy. The last built for Charity s/n 210 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta sold for […]

Paul Newman’s ‘Paul Newman’ Rolex Daytona Coming to Auction

Paul Newman’s ‘Paul Newman’ Rolex Daytona Coming to Auction

Paul Newman’s ‘Paul Newman’ Rolex Daytona Coming to Auction $RACE, $UBS Actor Paul Newman”s Rolex Daytona reference 6239 is coming to auction in October at Phillip’s It is said that among vintage watch collectors, certain ones are known as Holy Grail watches. They are the ones that inspire spirited bidding and the winner’s bragging rights. […]

Top Vintage & Classic Cars on Auction at Pebble Beach

Top Vintage & Classic Cars on Auction at Pebble Beach

Top Vintage & Classic Cars on Auction at Pebble Beach $BID, $RACE If you are a true Vintage and Classic Car buff, this may be your year. Official estimates for the Pebble Beach automobile auctions this week have set sales totals at $290-M, that down 14% since Y 2016. It’s the 3rd consecutive decliner since […]

Strong Thoroughbred Market in New York

Strong Thoroughbred Market in New York

Strong Thoroughbred Market in New York The market strength evidenced earlier this week during The Saratoga Sale continued Saturday evening during the first session of The New York Bred Sale, which saw increases in average and median over last year’s sale. Tonight’s session saw 93 yearlings change hands for a total of $8,155,000 good for […]

Curlin, Medaglia d’Oro Star at Fasig Tipton

Curlin, Medaglia d’Oro Star at Fasig Tipton

Curlin, Medaglia d’Oro Star at Fasig Tipton by Fasig-Tipton The Saratoga Sale got off to an spectacular start Monday night, with average and median eclipsing last year’s figures and an exceptionally low RNA rate. A colt by Curlin (Hip 45) proved most popular Monday night during the first session of The Saratoga Sale, breaking the […]

Top Class Yearlings Available at Goffs UK Premier Sale 2017

Top Class Yearlings Available at Goffs UK Premier Sale 2017

Top Class Yearlings Available at Goffs UK Premier Sale 2017 by Craig Jones 470 yearlings have been entered in the Goofs UK Premier Yearling Sale next month and after a very productive 2017, the market is expected to be strong. Two Group One heroes, Barney Roy and Harry Angel both came from the sale, further […]

Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

The interactive catalogue for Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale is now available online.  The session will be held Monday, July 10 at 5 pm in Lexington, Kentucky.  It will precede the July Selected Yearling Sale that will take place the following day beginning at 10 am. by Fasig-Tipton The catalogue currently features […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Auction Planned for Maranello 70th Anni Celebration

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Auction Planned for Maranello 70th Anni Celebration

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Auction Planned for Maranello 70th Anni Celebration $RACE, $BID RMSotheby’s (NYSE:BID) points out it has sold more Ferraris than any other auction house and has offered  of the Top 10 most valuable Ferraris ever sold publicly. The most expensive Ferrari sold through RM Sotheby’s was a 1956 290 MM previously owned by legendary […]

Fasig Tipton Day 2: Curlin Owns the Day

Fasig Tipton Day 2: Curlin Owns the Day

Fasig Tipton Day 2: Curlin Owns the Day by Fasig-Tipton A chestnut colt by Curlin (Hip 388) led the way at the 2017 edition of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale when sold for $1,500,000 during the second and final session of the sale on Tuesday. The price tag was both a record for this […]

Fasig Tipton 2 Year Old Sale: The Hot Lots Day 1

Fasig Tipton 2 Year Old Sale: The Hot Lots Day 1

Fasig Tipton 2 Year Old Sale: The Hot Lots Day 1 Day 1 of the Fasig Tipton 2 Year Old Sale opened with strong bidding and great pricing, Filly’s were very popular and a number of Sires produced great results. Led by a filly by the late Smart Strike, a trio of six-figure fillies topped […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Clienti Que Up for the 488 Spider

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Clienti Que Up for the 488 Spider

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Clienti Que Up for the 488 Spider $RACE The que for a Y 2017 488 Spider is long to put it mildly, and the demand will far exceed the supply of this latest SE car from the Maranello outfit. But, hang on Barrett-Jackson, the Arizona car auction house, is offering an opportunity to […]

Pink Star Diamond Posts World Record Price at $71.2-M

Pink Star Diamond Posts World Record Price at $71.2-M

Pink Star Diamond Posts World Record Price at $71.2-M $BID The largest, most perfect Pink diamond to have ever been offered at auction has sold for $71.2-M at a Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) event Tuesday in Hong Kong, setting a new world record for any diamond or jewel, according to the auction house. Described as one of “the earth’s […]

Global Art Auction Sales Fall, Private Treaty Transactions Flourish

Global Art Auction Sales Fall, Private Treaty Transactions Flourish

Global Art Auction Sales Fall, Private Treaty Transactions Flourish $BID The global art market contracted for the 2nd year running in Y 2016, falling to the lowest marks since the financial crisis as economic and political volatility weighed on auction sales. Sales of art and antiques dropped 11% to $56.6-B, according to a report released […]

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID)Auction House Opens Dubai Office

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID)Auction House Opens Dubai Office

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Auction House Opens Dubai Office $BID The opening follows a 30% increase in buyers from the Middle East in the last 5 years Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) has officially opened a new Dubai gallery and office to cater to its growing Middle East customer base. The opening of the new unit, based in Dubai International […]

RM Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Amelia Island Classic Car Auction Report

RM Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Amelia Island Classic Car Auction Report

RM Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Amelia Island Classic Car Auction Report $BID At the weekend, the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance sale posts a record $70.9-M in sales, the highest in its history RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality vehicles, reinforced its clear market leadership this past weekend by generating an outstanding $70.9% […]

Classic Ferrari Dino Tops Silverstone Auction Sales

Classic Ferrari Dino Tops Silverstone Auction Sales

Classic Ferrari Dino Tops Silverstone Auction Sales $RACE A Ferrari Dino headlined the recent Silverstone (UK) Classic Car & Motorsport auction when it pushed the bidding to almost £440,000. The superbly presented Dino Ferrari from Y 1974 had the rare, factory-fitted flared wheel arches and bidders in the room at Silverstone Auctions’ recent sale at […]

A Klimt Sells for $59-M at Record-breaking London Art Auction

A Klimt Sells for $59-M at Record-breaking London Art Auction

A Klimt Sells for $59-M at Record-breaking London Art Auction $BID A painting of flowers by Gustav Klimt sold in London for GBP48-M (US$59-M), a record for a work by the Austrian artist and the 3rd-highest price for any work sold at auction in Europe, Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) said Thursday. Described in the auction catalog as […]

President Donald Trump’s Ferrari F430, The Sale of the Year

President Donald Trump’s Ferrari F430, The Sale of the Year

President Donald Trump’s Ferrari F430, The Sale of the Year $RACE The Big Q: Will this be the Ferrari F430 “Sale of the Year”? F430’s are not common and they are not cheap. And this example, being auctioned on 1 April 2017, by Auctions America at their Fort Lauderdale, Florida sale, was purchased and titled […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is the #1 Focal Point of the Collector Car Market

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is the #1 Focal Point of the Collector Car Market

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is the #1 Focal Point of the Collector Car Market $RACE In Y 2016 Ferraris cars were once again the undisputed focal point of the collector car market, as 187 of Maranello’s finest we under the hammer in Y 2016. The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti sold at auction in Paris last year at […]

A Special LaFerrari Hammered for $7-M at the Finali Mondiali

A Special LaFerrari Hammered for $7-M at the Finali Mondiali

A Special LaFerrari Hammered for $7-M at the Finali Mondiali $RACE, $BID Saturday night, at Daytona International Speedway, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) held a special event at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali weekend. Sotheby RM Auctions (NYSE:BID) presided of the auction of a special version of the LaFerarri that hammered for $7-M. The money raised will go towards […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Auction Last LaFerrari for Charity

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Auction Last LaFerrari for Charity

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Auction Last LaFerrari for Charity $RACE, $BID Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) will auction off the last LaFerrari Supercar made to raise money for earthquake relief in Central Italy, the iconic carmaker announced Tuesday. Just 499 coupes were planned, but Ferrari decided to make 1 more, as a gift to its home country. The car, […]

Sotheby’s Auctioning the square-cut “Sky Blue” Diamond in Geneva

Sotheby’s Auctioning the square-cut “Sky Blue” Diamond in Geneva

Sotheby’s Auctioning the square-cut “Sky Blue” Diamond in Geneva $BID Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) is auctioning the square-cut “Sky Blue” Diamond set in a ring by Cartier that is expected to fetch up to $25-M, plus 2 centuries-old diamond jewels dating back to Russia’s imperial court. The auction house says the 8.01-carat stone with a top-rank Fancy […]

Christie’s Jewels Auction Kicks Off in Geneva

Christie’s Jewels Auction Kicks Off in Geneva

Christie’s Jewels Auction Kicks Off in Geneva Christie’s is kicking off the Geneva fall season of big-ticket jewelry auctions, headlining a pair of pear-shaped diamond earrings that are estimated to fetch 20 to 30-M Swiss Francs ($20 – 30-M). The “Miroir de l’Amour” earrings feature the largest D Flawless, or highest-quality, pear-shaped diamonds in the […]

The 1st Chinese Imperial Firearm Hammered for $2.5-M in London

The 1st Chinese Imperial Firearm Hammered for $2.5-M in London

The 1st Chinese Imperial Firearm Hammered for $2.5-M in London $BID The 1st Chinese firearm with an imperial reign mark ever to be offered at auction sold for $2.5-M, the auction house Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID)London announced Wednesday. The gun, a brilliantly designed and exquisitely crafted musket, produced in imperial workshops was created for the Qianlong Emperor […]

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) to Launch its 1st UAE Office in Dubai this Year

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) to Launch its 1st UAE Office in Dubai this Year

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) to Launch its 1st UAE Office in Dubai this Year $BID Sotheby’s, which has offices in Doha, Istanbul, Egypt, Lebanon and Mumbai, is hiring staff for its office in Dubai International auction house Sotheby’s plans to open its 1st gallery in Dubai as part of efforts to capitalize on demand for Middle Eastern […]

The Week Ahead On Wall Street

The Week Ahead On Wall Street

The Week Ahead On Wall Street $DIS Tuesday is Election Day in the US, with early voting underway in many states. Earning season continues this week as 31 members of the S&P 500 are scheduled to report. Included is DJIA component The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) Thursday.   Economic reports The week’s 1st economic reports will be […]

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street $V, $AAPL, $CAT, $BA, $KO, $XOM This week Q-3 earnings season hits full stride, with 178 members of the S&P 500 reporting to Wall Street. Included in this group are 12 DJIA componenets: Monday: Visa (NYSE:V) Tuesday: 3M Co. (NYSE:MMM), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), DuPont De Nemours (NYSE:DD), Merck […]