Updated on 09/16/2011 8:44AM



EquineSpectrum.com has reached an agreement with the Vessels/Schvaneveldt Sale Company in Bonsall, Calif., to offer live online bidding for the Vessels/Schvaneveldt broodmare and yearling sale on Aug. 5 and 6. The auction at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall has cataloged 364 lots. . . . Australian Grade 1 winner Ethereal, retired earlier this season, will be bred to Giant's Causeway on that stallion's first visit to Coolmore Australia for the upcoming southern hemisphere season, Coolmore announced this week. Ethereal, a daughter of Rhythm and the New Zealand champion Romanee Conti (Sir Tristram), has won four Australian Grade 1 races, including last year's Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.