Saratoga Sale Catalogue Now Available Online

Saratoga_cover_front_FINALFasig-Tipton has catalogued 227 selected yearlings for its 97th Saratoga Sale, to be held August 7-8 in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Sessions will begin each evening at 6:30 p.m in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion.

“Our consignors have supported us with outstanding quality once again this year,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “Buyers will find the very best of this year’s yearling crop when they arrive at Saratoga, including several offerings from some new faces in the consignor and breeder ranks.”

“Saratoga continues to produce the sport’s biggest and brightest stars,” continued Browning.  “Belmont Stakes winner TAPWRIT is remarkably the fourth Belmont winner in the last six years to have been offered at Saratoga, and Eclipse Champions SONGBIRD, STELLAR WIND, and TEPIN are some of the finest fillies and mares we have seen in some time.”

In data recently released by The BloodHorse MarketWatch, The Saratoga Sale yet again ranks at the top of all major North American yearling sales by percentage of Grade 1 winners, Graded Stakes Winners, and Stakes Winners produced from horses sold.

The catalogue may now be viewed online and via the equineline sales catalogue app.  Print catalogues will be available beginning June 30.

For further information:
Evan Ferraro
(859)255-1555

Quality on Offer at The July Sale

JulySaleCoverAngledFasig-Tipton has catalogued 300 selected yearlings for The July Sale, to be held on Tuesday, July 11 in Lexington, Kentucky beginning at 10 am.

“Buyers expect to find a precocious, athletic group of yearlings when they come to our July Sale, and that’s what they will find once again this year,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “We look forward to kicking off the 2017 yearling sale season with a quality group of yearlings by many of the sport’s most successful, as well as up-and-coming young sires.”

This year’s catalogue cover features recent Grade 1 winning July Sale graduates CONNECT and KLIMT.  They are the latest stars to emerge from Fasig-Tipton’s Selected Yearling Sales, which The BloodHorse MarketWatch recently ranked at the top of all major North American yearling sales by percentage of Grade 1 winners, graded stakes winners, and stakes winners produced from horses sold.  The July Sale is also ranked first by percentage of Two-Year-Old winners sold.

“Our selected yearling sales are statistically proven to be highly concentrated sources of quality,” continued Browning.  “Buyers in search of success at the highest levels cannot afford to miss our selected yearling sales – and July is their first opportunity in 2017.”

Fasig-Tipton will also conduct its popular July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale the day prior to The July Sale, on Monday, July 10. Fasig-Tipton will continue to accept nominations for the Horses of Racing Age Sale through the month of June.

The July Sale catalogue may now be viewed online and via the Equineline catalogue app.  Print catalogues will be available beginning June 13.

For further information:
Evan Ferraro
(859)255-1555

Record-Setting Curlin Colt Tops Strong Renewal of Midlantic 2YO Sale

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Record-setting sale-topper Hip 388.

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 sale and for a Thoroughbred sold at public auction in the state of Maryland. This increasingly popular sale produced a seven-figure sale-topper for the third consecutive year.

The sale-topper, whose physical was strongly reminiscent of his sire, was purchased by Breeze Easy & John C. Oxley from the consignment of Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. The seller purchased the colt from the 2016 Fasig-Tipton July Sale, which he sold for a sale-topping $475,000 when offered by St George Sales.

Several other colts proved popular on the day, including an $850,000 Distorted Humor half-brother to Grade 1 winner Lochte (Hip 490, purchased by Simon Callaghan, agent from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent); an $800,000 Ghostzapper colt out of a full sister to graded stakes winners Kauai Katie and Winding Way (Hip 516, purchased by Baoma Corp from the consignment of Cary Frommer, agent); and a $710,000 colt from the first crop of Orb (Hip 373, purchased by Dennis O’Neill from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm).

The sale’s top-selling filly was the first session’s top-priced offering, a Smart Strike filly (Hip 79) offered by Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent which fetched $525,000 from Xavier International Bloodstock, agent.

All told, 78 two-year-olds sold for six figures or more, compared to 69 in 2016.

In total, 330 horses changed hands for a total of $25,237,000, good for a 9.1% increase over last year’s gross of $23,136,400 for 337 sold. The average was $76,476, an 11.4% increase over $68,654 in 2016, while the median was $35,000 up 9.4% from $32,000 last year. The RNA rate was 19.9%, compared to 25.9% in 2016.

Live Blog: 2017 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, Day 2

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of the 2017 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale!

Session 2 of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale has ended. Full results are available online.

Hip 516 c. Ghostzapper-Malibu Cougar: $800,000

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Hip 516

Hip 516, a colt by Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, sold for $800,000 during the second session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The chestnut colt worked an eighth in 10:1 during Thursday’s under tack show (video). He was purchased by Baoma Corp from the consignment of Cary Frommer, agent.

The colt is the second foal out of the Malibu Moon mare Malibu Cougar, a full sister to Grade 2 winner Kauai Katie and Grade 3 winner Winding Way. The family further includes graded stakes winner Cimarron Secret and stakes winners More Than Pretty and Ingrid the Gambler.

 

 

Hip 490 c. Distorted Humor-Lemon Kiss: $850,000

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Hip 490

Hip 490, a colt by leading sire Distorted Humor, sold for $850,000 during the second session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale (video). The bay colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Thursday’s under tack show. He was purchased by Simon Callaghan, agent from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent.

This colt is a half-sibling to three winners our of the stakes winning Lemon Drop Kid mare Lemon Kiss, including Grade 1 winner Lochte (Medaglia d’Oro). The dam, Lemon Kiss, is a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner Kiss the Kid. Hip 490 is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner, champion, and hall of famer Black Tie Affair (IRE).

 

 

 

Hip 471 c. First Samurai-Kassidy’s Kiss: $350,000

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Hip 471

Hip 471, a colt by First Samurai, sold for $350,000 during the second session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The dark bay or brown colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Thursday’s under tack show (video). He was purchased by Mike Ryan, agent  from the consignment of Kenneth Lejeune Training Stables, agent.

Hip 471 is a half-sibling to two winners from as many to race out of the unraced Belong to Me mare Kassidy’s Kiss. This colt is notably a half-sibling to stakes winner Kiss N Scat (Scat Daddy). Kassidy’s Kiss is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Thirst For Peace. This colt is from the immediate family of Champion and Group 1 winner Painter (ARG).

Hip 468 c. Orb-Julie From Dixie: $525,000

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Hip 468

Hip 468, a colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby (G1) victor Orb, sold for $525,000 during the second session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The bay colt worked a quarter in 21:4 during Thursday’s under tack show (video). The colt was purchased by C. P. Beler from the consignment of Pike Racing, agent.

The colt is a half-brother to two-year-old winner Blame It On Dixie (Blame), out of the winning Dixie Union mare Julie From Dixie. Hip 468 hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Princess Violet and graded stakes winners Apple of Kent, War Zone, Capital Secret, Set Alight, and Astudillo (IRE).

Hip 465 f. Into Mischief-Jilted: $375,000

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Hip 465

Hip 465, an Into Mischief half-sister to multiple graded stakes winning juvenile Run Away and Hide, sold for $375,000 during the second session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The gray or roan filly worked an quarter in 22:0 during Thursday’s under tack show (video). She was purchased by Mike Ryan, agent from the consignment of Pike Racing, agent.

In addition to Run Away and Hide, this filly is a half-sibling to four other winners of out of the winning Runaway Groom mare Jilted. Her immediate family further includes Grade/Group 1 winners Hard Not to Like, Fierery Ensign, and Tan Bonita (VEN).

Hip 393 c. Tapizar-Free Flying Soul: $250,000

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Hip 393

Hip 393, a colt by second-crop sire Tapizar, sold for $250,000 during the second session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The bay colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Thursday’s under tack show (video). Hips 393 was purchased by Chocktaw Racing Stable from the consignment of Randy Miles, agent.

This colt is out of the stakes winning Quiet American mare Free Flying Soul, who has produced two winners to date. The second dam is multiple graded stakes winner Ruby Surprise. Hip 393’s immediate family further includes Group 1 winner Saratoga County.

Hip 388 c. Curlin-Franscat: $1,500,000

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Hip 388

Hip 388, a colt by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, set the record for a Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Maryland when sold for $1,500,000 during the second session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The chestnut colt worked an eighth in 10:0 during Thursday’s under tack sale (video). The colt was purchased by Breeze Easy & John C. Oxley from the consignment of Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds. Hartley/de Renzo purchased the colt from St George Sales at last year’s Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale, where he was the sale-topper.

Hip 388 is a half-brother to seven winners from as many to race out of the winning Stormin Fever mare Franscat, including stakes winners Swinger’s Party (Medaglia d’Oro) and Hubba Shake (Street Sense). He is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Ogyian and Honour and Glory.

 

 

Hip 373 c. Orb-Extra Sharp: $710,000

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Hip 373

Hip 373, a colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb, sold for $710,000 to take the lead during the second session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The bay colt worked an eighth in 10:0 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). Hip 373 was purchased by Dennis O’Neill from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent.

This colt is a half-sibling to two winners out of the winning Cherokee Run mare Extra Sharp. The colt’s second dam is multimillionaire and multiple Grade 1 winner Sharp Cat. He hails from the immediate family of Group 1 winner Royal Anthem and graded stakes winner Star Recruit.

Hip 362 c. Paynter-Ellie Boo: $270,000

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Hip 362

Hip 362, a colt from the first group of Grade 1 winner Paynter, sold for $270,000 during the second session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The bay colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). Hip 362 was purchased by Mike Ryan, agent from the consignment of Paul Sharp, agent.

This colt is a half-sibling to three winners out of the unraced Pulpit mare Ellie Boo, a full sister to stakes-placed Pulpit’s Treasure. He is from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Amelia’s Wild Ride.

 

Fillies Popular During First Session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

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Hip 79 sold for $525,000 to top Monday’s session.

Led by a filly by the late Smart Strike, a trio of six-figure fillies topped the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale held Monday in Timonium, Maryland.

Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds offered the session-topper, a Smart Strike filly catalogued as Hip 79. She was purchased for $525,000 by Xavier International Bloodstock. The chestnut filly worked an eighth in 10:0 during the final day of last week’s under tack show. Her dam, the stakes winner Salty Response, is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Salty Strike, herself by the sire of Hip 79.

Into Mischief, Leading Sire of Two-Year-Olds in 2016, sired the co-second priced offerings: Hip 34, offered by Wes Carter, agent for Carolyn Vogel, sold for $425,000 to Donato Lanni, agent for an undisclosed buyer; Hip 123 was purchased for the same price by Speedway Stables from the consignment of McKathan Bros., agent.

In total, 38 two-year-olds eclipsed the six-figure mark, including a trio of $300,000+ colts: Hip 195, a Blame half-brother to recent Grade 2 winner Arklow, which sold for $375,000 to Charles Boden Thoroughbreds, agent from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm; Hip 13, a Curlin colt from the Bobby Dodd consignment which caught the eye of Charles Zacney for $350,000; and Hip 262, a colt from the first crop of Orb which sold for $310,000 from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent for Jake Ballis, agent.

162 horses sold for a total of $11,537,500, compared to 157 sold for $10,715,700 during the first session in 2016. The average was $71,219, up 4.3% from $68,253 average in the first session last year, and the median of $40,000 was good for a 17.6% increase from last year’s first session median of $34,000. The RNA rate was 25.0%, down from 31.4% during the first session last year.

The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale resumes Tuesday at 11AM. Results are available online.

Live Blog: 2017 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, Day 1

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of the 2017 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale!

Session 1 of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale has ended. Full results are available online.

Hip 264 f. Flat Out-Beau Watch: $265,000

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Hip 264

Hip 264, a filly from the first crop of three-time Grade 1 winner Flat Out, sold for $265,000 late during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The dark bay or brown filly worked an eighth in 10:0 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). The filly was purchased by Simon Callaghan, agent from the consignment of Paul Sharp, agent.

Hip 264 is out of the multiple stakes winning Beau Genius mare Beau Watch. She hails from the immediate family of G1 winner Gran Estreno (ARG) and graded stakes winner Grab the Prize.

Hip 262 c. Orb-Barbette: $310,000

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Hip 262

Hip 262, a colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb, sold for $310,000 towards the end of the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The bay colt worked three-eighths in 22:2 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). The colt was purchased by Jake Ballis, agent from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent.

Hip 262 is out of the multiple stakes winning daughter of High Yield, Barbette, whose two-year-old of 2016 is a winner. The colt’s dam is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Diamond on the Run, and he hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Celestine.

Hip 257 f. Union Rags-Autumn Ash: $260,000

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Hip 257

Hip 257, a filly from the second crop of popular young sire Union Rags, sold for $260,000 late during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The chestnut filly worked a quarter in 22:2 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). The filly was purchased by John Terranova, agent from the consignment of Wes Carter, agent for Carolyn Vogel.

The filly is a half-sister to two winners from as many to race out of the winning Tapit mare Autumn Ash. Her dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Pampered Princess.

 

Hip 220 f. Super Saver-Wish It Were: $290,000

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Hip 220

Hip 220, a bay filly by 2010 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver, sold for $290,000 during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The filly worked a quarter in 21:2 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). She was purchased by Ralph M. Evans from the consignment of Kirkwood Stables, agent.

Out of the stakes winner Wish It Were, by Is It True, Hip 220 is a half-sister to four winners, including multiple stakes winner Ancient Rome (Roman Ruler), stakes-placed Little Hitman (Wildcat Heir)

Hip 195 c. Blame-Unbridled Empire: $375,000

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Hip 195

Hip 195, a bay colt by champion Blame, sold for $375,000 during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The colt worked an eighth in 10:1 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). Hip 195 was purchased by Charles Boden Thoroughbreds, agent from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent.

Out of the Empire Maker mare Unbridled Empire, Hip 195 is a half-brother to two winners from as many to race, including Arklow (Arch) recent winner of the American Turf S. (G2) on the Kentucky Derby undercard. This colt’s dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 winners Fourty Niners Son and Cindy’s Hero, the latter the dam of multiple graded stakes winner Delegation. The immediate family further inlcudes Grade 1 winners Silverbulletday, Shakin It Up, and Forest Secrets.

Hip 123 f. Into Mischief-So Long Sonoma: $425,000

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Hip 123

Hip 123, a bay filly by Into Mischief sold for $425,000 during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The filly worked an eighth in 10:2 during Tuesday’s under tack show (video). Hip 123 was purchased by Speedway Stables from the consignment of McKathan Bros., agent.

Out of the graded stakes-placed winning So Long Sonoma, a daughter of American Chance, Hip 123 is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Track Barron and Maryland Million Ladies S. winner Surf Light.

 

 

 

 

Hip 79 f. Smart Strike-Salty Response: $525,000

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Hip 79

Hip 79, a chestnut filly by two-time leading sire Smart Strike, sold for $525,000 during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The filly worked an eighth in 10:0 during Thursday’s under tack show (video). Xavier International Bloodstock, agent purchased Hip 79 from the consignment of Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.

Hip 79 is out of the stakes winning Cozzene mare Salty Response, who has produced two winners from as many to race. The filly’s dam is herself a half-sister to Salty Strike, a multiple graded stakes winner by Smart Strike. This filly’s full brother Salty Comment is a five-time winner in Japan of more than $740,000 to date. Her immediate family further includes group stakes winner Eishin Lombard and stakes winners Delancy, Bella Notte, Muriesk, and Border Cat.

 

 

Hip 34 f. Into Mischief-Pooh Corner: $425,000

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Hip 34

Hip 34, a gray or roan filly by last year’s leading 2YO sire Into Mischief, sold for $425,000 at the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. This filly worked a quarter in 21:2 during Tuesday’s under tack show (video). She was purchased by Donato Lanni, agent from the consignment of Wes Carter, agent for Carolyn Vogel.

This filly is the second foal out of the winning Tapit mare Pooh Corner. The mare’s first foal, three-year-old Totaled the Benz (Tiz Wonderful), broke his maiden at Laurel Park in April. Hip 34’s dam is a half-sister to G3 winner Katilac Ofthestars, and her family further includes stakes winners Astro Beauty and Astro Force.

Hip 13 c. Curlin-Over the Edge: $350,000

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Hip 13

Hip 13, a bay colt by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, sold for $350,000 early during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The popular colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Tuesday’s under tack show (video). He was purchased by Charles J. Zacney from the consignment of Bobby Dodd, agent.

Out of the stakes-winning Thunder Gulch mare Over the Edge, Hip 13 is a full- or half-sibling to three winners, including Grade 2-placed Top of Mind (Curlin) and stakes-placed Stormy Holiday (Harlan’s Holiday). This colt hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Mr. Jester.

Hip 5 c. Bernardini-Officiate: $250,000

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Hip 5

Hip 5, a dark bay or brown son of 2006 Preakness S. (G1) winner Bernardini, sold for $250,000 early during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Tuesday’s under tack show (video). He was purchased by Kenneth McPeek, agent for Peter Callahan from the consignment of McKathan Bros., agent.

Out of the Deputy Minister mare Officiate, Hip 5 is a half-sibling to four winners, including Monmouth Breeders’ Cup Oaks (G3) victress Mo Cuishle (Saint Ballado). The colt is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Dreamy Mimi and graded stakes winners Tricky Squaw, Stanley Park, Paid Up Subscriber, Top Kisser, and Barbecue Eddie.

 

Midlantic 2YO Sale: iPad App Breeze Video Tutorial

The equineline app is a great addition to any sale catalogue, and can be especially useful for Fasig-Tipton two-year-old sales! Here follows a tutorial for watching individual breeze videos on the iPad app!

1. Open the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale catalogue.

2. Search for a particular hip number, or flip through the catalogue.

3. Open the “flyout tab” by tapping on it with your finger or stylus. By default, the tab is closed. It will appear as a small grayed out box to the left of the pedigree:

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4. Click on the blue button labeled “Breeze Video.” This will take you to the individual breeze video without leaving the app!

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5. Click the play button to play the horse’s isolated breeze video, which includes run up, breeze, time, and gallop out. When you’re done, tap the “X” in the bottom right-hand corner to return to the pedigree page.

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If you prefer to view individual replays online, you can do so on the Fasig-Tipton website (click here).

Thanks for joining us for the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale under tack show, and we’ll see you Monday and Tuesday for the sale!

Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Catalogue Now Online

Midlantic2YOs_cover_front_FINAL.pngFasig-Tipton has catalogued 575 entries for its Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 22-23, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

“The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale and its dirt racetrack have long been a source of racing success at the highest levels,” said Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett. “This year we have nearly 600 catalogued and perhaps our strongest sire power to date. Buyers at all levels, and from all regions, will find quality horses to suit their programs next month at Timonium.”

The under tack show will be held over three sessions, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 16-18. Each under tack show session will begin at 8:00 am. The 142nd Preakness Stakes will be held at nearby Pimlico on Saturday, May 20 and the sale will follow on May 22 and 23. Each sale session will begin at 11 am.

The catalogue may now be viewed online and via the equineline sales catalogue app. Print catalogues will be available by April 20.

For further information:
Paget Bennett
(410)392-555

Andrew Williams Named Fasig-Tipton Australasian Representative

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Courtesy Andrew Williams Bloodstock Facebook Page

Australian bloodstock agent Andrew Williams has been named Fasig-Tipton’s representative in Australia and New Zealand, beginning immediately.

“It is a privilege to now be associated with such a prestigious company like Fasig-Tipton, a company for which I have always had the utmost respect,” said Williams.  “I look forward to promoting the Fasig-Tipton brand in Australia and New Zealand, as well as assisting Australasian clients at Saratoga in August and at the November Breeding Stock Sale in Lexington.”

A native of Waikato, New Zealand, Williams recently launched his own bloodstock agency, Andrew Williams Bloodstock.  Prior to the establishment of his own agency, Williams spent four years in bloodstock and sales at noted Australian farm Arrowfield Stud, where he was heavily involved selling yearlings and nominations in some of Australia’s most important stallions.

Prior to Arrowfield, Williams spent five years working in stallion season sales for Darley America in Kentucky, where he gained intimate knowledge of the North American Thoroughbred industry, and its participants.

“We are pleased to welcome Andy to the Fasig-Tipton team,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “With his experience and knowledge of both the Australasian and North American markets, he is a natural fit to represent Fasig-Tipton in such an important and vibrant region of the Thoroughbred world.”

Andrew Williams may be contacted at andrew@andrewwilliamsbloodstock.com.

For further information:
Evan Ferraro
(859)255-1555

Fasig-Tipton to Conduct The Turf Showcase on September 10

Fasig-Tipton is adding a new selected yearling sale to its auction calendar in 2017.

The Turf Showcase, a sale consisting of yearlings suited for the turf, will be conducted Sunday, September 10 at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky.

“This is an exciting addition to the sales calendar for Fasig-Tipton, and provides a great opportunity for buyers from around the globe to shop for yearlings with turf appeal,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “The performance of American-bred horses at Royal Ascot last year clearly demonstrated the quality of turf performers bred and raised in the United States.”

“In addition, more than 40% of 2017 graded stakes races in the United States will be turf races, and we are seeing North American racing and breeding programs investing in high class grass performers at an increasing rate,” continued Browning.  “The Turf Showcase will offer a concentration of quality yearlings in a single session, and should interest buyers from both North America and abroad.”

All yearlings under consideration for The Turf Showcase will be approved on pedigree and physical conformation by Fasig-Tipton.  Nomination forms are now available online at fasigtipton.com.

Fasig-Tipton has recently begun yearling inspections for its July, Saratoga and New York Bred sales, and will conduct inspections for The Turf Showcase in conjunction with those visits.

For further information:
Evan Ferraro
(859)255-1555