Fasig-Tipton has adjusted the sale date of its upcoming Midlantic December Mixed Sale. The sale will now be held on Tuesday, December 5, one day later than originally scheduled. The date has been changed to avoid conflicting with live racing at Laurel Park, as the track recently announced that it will begin racing on Mondays through mid-December.
“We’ve pushed our sale back a single day so that all prospective buyers will be able to attend the sale,” said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett.
Fasig-Tipton will also add a supplement of Horses of Racing Age to this year’s sale. Fasig-Tipton will accept Horses of Racing Age entries through November 21, and entries will be posted online on Fasig-Tipton’s website until time of sale. A printed supplement of the Horses of Racing Age will be available on the sales grounds at sale time.
“We are excited to add a supplement of Horses of Racing Age to this year’s sale,” said Bennett. “The Midlantic region offers the highest concentration of racing in the country, and coupled with the current renaissance of Maryland racing, we feel that the timing for this is ideal. By taking entries closer to sale time, it allows sellers to get final starts in for horses and ensures that we provide buyers with the largest catalogue of ‘in-form’ racehorses as possible.”
The Midlantic December Mixed Sale will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.
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Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 1,459 yearlings for The October Sale, to be held on October 23-26 in Lexington, Kentucky. The four continuous sessions, conducted on Monday-Thursday, will begin each day at 10 am.
“Both buyers and sellers have had tremendous success at October in recent years, generating a catalogue that is 16% larger in 2017,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “We have good quality across the board, and the sire power has ticked upwards once again as well. Every active sire currently ranked in the Top 20 on the general sire list is represented in this catalogue.”
“Our sales graduates are flying,” continued Browning. “Led by recent Grade 1 winners Girvin, Mor Spirit, and Annals of Time, October grads have notched more than 90 stakes wins in the last 12 months.”
The catalogue may now be viewed online. Print catalogues will be available beginning October 6.
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Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 298 entries for The Saratoga Fall Sale, the company’s mixed sale to be held on Monday, October 16 in Saratoga Springs, New York. The sale will be conducted in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion and begin at 10 am.
Hips 1-90 will consist of broodmares and racing and/or broodmare prospects; hips 91-280 are weanlings; and hips 281-298 are all yearlings.
“We have good quality in this year’s catalogue,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “There are a number of mares in foal to leading national and regional sires that should draw significant interest. Additionally, this sale has developed into an excellent weanling market – we have nearly 190 weanlings catalogued this year – and the sire power is very good.”
The catalogue may now be viewed online and via the equineline sales catalogue app. Print catalogues will be available by September 22.
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Yearlings from the final crop of Scat Daddy proved popular at the inaugural Turf Showcase held Sunday at Fasig-Tipton. Scat Daddy was the leading sire at Royal Ascot this year, siring four winners, including three Group 1 winners.
A pair of Scat Daddy colts sold for $250,000 to share top billing. Hip 50, the first foal of the stakes winning Rockport Harbor mare Harbingerofthings, was purchased by Lothenbach Stables from the consignment of Vinery Sales, agent for Spendthrift Farm. Hip 84, the first foal of Danehill Dancer’s Luvly Rita, was purchased by De Meric Stables, agent from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
The sale’s top-priced filly was Hip 12, a full sister to multiple stakes winner Kitten’s Cat, which sold for $200,000 to Cheyenne Stables from the consignment of Taylor Made. That priced was matched a third Scat Daddy colt, Hip 85, also offered by Taylor Made, and purchased by Hunter Valley Farm and by a son of Malibu Moon, Hip 168, purchased by Tom McGreevy, agent for Michael C. Stinson from the consignment of Darby Dan Farm, agent.
“We really didn’t know what to expect coming into the night, and I think we learned some things, both positive and some areas [for] improvement,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning on the sale’s inaugural session. “There was a great group of buyers here. One thing we learned on the buyer side of things is [that] it takes time to change behavior. It was an interesting evening.”
Overall, 74 yearlings were sold for gross receipts of $5,035,000. The average and median were $68,041 and $52,400 respectively. Eighteen offerings sold for $100,000 or more.
Hip 110, a colt by Divine Park, sire of the great Lady Eli, sold for $150,000 during The Turf Showcase. The bay colt was purchased by Godolphin from the consignment of Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.
This colt is out of the Include mare Quality Included, a daughter of graded stakes placed multiple stakes winner Changed Tune. That mare is the dam of English stakes winner Noble Storm and of stakes placed Unchanged Melody, who produced stakes winner Bert’s Melody.
Hip 110 was bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones.
Hip 95, a colt from the first crop of multiple Group 1 winner Noble Mission (GB), sold for $150,000 during The Turf Showcase. The bay colt was purchased by J S Company from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This colt is out of the Machiavellian mare Mayoress (GB), a winner in France. Out of the Grade 2 winner Minister Wife, Mayoress is a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner Marietta and a half-sister to French stakes winner Thousand Islands (GB), herself the dam of graded stakes winner Watershed. The immediate family also includes Grade 1 winner Reluctant Guest.
Hip 95 was bred in Kentucky by Fred W. Hertrich III and John D. Fielding.
Hip 85, a colt by exceptional sire Scat Daddy, sold for $200,000 at The Turf Showcase. The bay colt was purchased by Hunter Valley Farm from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This colt is the second foal out of the Rahy mare Madera Dancer. She is a daughter of stakes winner Maxxi Arte (IRE). The immediate family includes Group 1 winners Linngari and Mont Ormel and group stakes winners Linnga and Bella Matteo.
Hip 84, a colt from the final crop of Scat Daddy, sold for $250,000 during The Turf Showcase. The bay colt was purchased by De Meric Stables, agent from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales, agent.
This colt is the first foal of the Danehill Dancer mare Luvly Rita, who raced in both the United States and Ireland. She is a half sister to Australian stakes winner Renew. The colt’s immediate family includes Group 1 winners Yesterday (IRE), Quarter Moon (IRE, and Diamondsandrubies (IRE).
Hip 84 was bred in Kentucky by Don Alberto Corporation.
Hip 74, a colt from the first North American crop of Animal Kingdom, sold for $185,000 during The Turf Showcase. The chestnut colt was purchased by De Meric Stables, agent from the consignment of Runnymede Farm, agent.
This colt is out of the Fantastic Light mare Lady of Akita, a multiple winner in England and the dam of two winners in Europe to date. That mare is a half sister to Agnes Digital, a champion in Japan and winner of the Hong Kong Cup (G1). She is also a full sister to stakes winner Jalisco Light and a half-sister to stakes winner Shell Game. The immediate family also included two-time champion and Group 1 winner Blushing Groom (FR) and recent Pacific Classic (G1) winner Collected.
Hip 74 was bred in Kentucky by Runnymede Farm and Peter J. Callahan.
Hip 50, a colt from the last crop Scat Daddy, sold for $250,000 at The Turf Showcase. Scat Daddy sired four winners at Royal Ascot in 2017, including Commonwealth Cup (G1) winner Caravaggio. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Lothenbach Stables from the consignment of Vinery Sales, agent for Spendthrift Farm.
This colt is the first foal out of the stakes winning Rockport Harbor mare Harbingerofthings, herself a half-sister to a stakes winner. The immediate family also includes graded stakes winner Street Magician.
Hip 12, a filly by leading turf sire Kitten’s Joy, sold for $200,000 early during The Turf Showcase. The bay filly was purchase by Cheyenne Stables from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This filly is out of the Discreet Cat mare Brushwork, making her a full sister to multiple stakes winner Kitten’s Cat, winner of the Juvenile Turf Sprint S. at two and Kitten’s Joy S. this year at three, and the earner of over $300,000 to date. Her second dam is multiple Grade 1 winning turf mare Manistique. The filly is from the family of Grade 1 winner Unbridled Command.
Hip 12 was bred in Kentucky by Kenneth L. Ramsey and Sarah K. Ramsey.
Hip 8, a solt by Hard Spun, sold for $137,000 early during The Turf Showcase. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Jerry Crawford, agent for Donegal Racing, from the consignment of Four Star Sales, agent.
This colt is the third foal out of the Galileo mare Bola de Cristal (IRE), a half-sister to North American Grade 2 winner Grande Melody (IRE), who is also a stakes performer in France. The colt’s immediate family also includes English Group 1 winner Crystal Music and graded/group stakes winners Crystal Hearted (GB), Dubai Success, State Crystal, Libran, Three Rocks, and Solar Crystal.
Hip 8 was bred in Kentucky by Sangreal Investments.
Hip 4, a colt by Temple City, sold for $115,000 early during The Turf Showcase. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by David Meah, agent for George Yager, from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.
This colt is out of the winning El Prado (IRE) mare Birdie Birdie, who has produced two winners from as many to race, including multiple graded stakes winner Free Rose, winner of the Del Mar Derby (G2) and La Jolla S. (G3) last year, and stakes-placed Sylven Park. The immediate family includes European champion and multiple Group 1 winner One Cool Cat, as well as graded/group stakes winners Valinsky (GB), Sha Ta, State Shinto, and Brier Creek.
Hip 4 was bred in Kentucky by Nathan John McCauley.
Fasig-Tipton has established the sale date for its 2018 Gulfstream Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The sale will be held on Wednesday, March 28 in the lead up to Gulfstream Park’s Grade 1 Florida Derby on Saturday, March 31. The Under Tack Show will be conducted on Monday, March 26.
“Moving our 2018 Gulfstream Sale three weeks later allows us to be a part of the excitement of Florida Derby week,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “Positioning the sale around the Florida Derby should bring the auction added exposure, and the timing should work well for both buyers and sellers.”
Nomination forms for the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale are now available.
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