Thoroughbred Auctions Seminar

In this seminar for members of the Thoroughbred Owners of CaliforniaRyan Mahan discusses how he became an auctioneer, explains the basic auction process, and gives some advice to new buyers. Filmed May 9th, 2009 at Barretts Equine in Pomona, California. (Video by Mary Forney).

A Look Back at Zenyatta

Click below to watch auctioneer Ryan Mahan sell ZENYATTA at the 2005 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. She was purchased by Jerome & Ann Moss for $60,000.

Zenyatta went on to win 19 of 20 career races and retired with earnings of $7,304,580. She captured 13 Grade One victories, including the 2008 Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic and the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic. A three-time Eclipse Award winner, Zenyatta, received Thoroughbred racing's highest honor in 2010 when she was named Horse of the Year.

"Conformation for Performance" DVD Preview

An hour-long, step-by-step guide for assessing conformation features Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Michael Matz, Keeneland sales inspector Ryan Mahan, Fasig-Tipton sales inspector Bill Graves, and noted bloodstock agent Buzz Chace. Released in 2009, this video is available for purchase through, the official store of The Blood-Horse.