Catalogue for The Saratoga Fall Sale Now Online

sfs17-miFasig-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.

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

Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale to Be Held Florida Derby Week in 2018

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.

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

Midlantic Fall Yearlings Catalogue Now Online

MidlanticFallCoverAngledThe catalogue for Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale is now available online and via the equineline sales catalogue app.

The sale will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland on Monday and Tuesday, October 2 and 3.  The Monday session will begin at 4 pm and offer hips 1-150.  The Tuesday session will begin at 10 am and offer hips 151-495.

“This is a sale that all serious yearling buyers need to attend,” said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett.  “We have a catalogue that is 32% larger than last year, strong sire power, and yearlings that are eligible for every major Midlantic state-bred program.”

“Our sale graduates continue to perform at high levels, led by this year’s cover horse STELLAR WIND,” continued Bennett.  “The sale is also a top ranked North American yearling sale by percentage of winners, two-year-old winners, and repeat winners.”

Print catalogues will be available from all Fasig-Tipton offices by September 5.

For further information:
Paget Bennett
(410) 392-5555

The October Sale Expanded to Four Days

As a result of a high volume of entries, Fasig-Tipton will add a day to this year’s Kentucky October Yearling Sale in Lexington.  The sale will now be held over four days – Monday through Thursday, October 23-26.  The sale was originally scheduled over three days, Monday through Wednesday.

“Successful results in the sales ring and on the racetrack have generated a significant increase in entries for this year’s October Sale, prompting us to add a fourth session on Thursday, October 26,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “We’re pleased with the interest consignors have shown in the sale, and we look forward to an outstanding four-day run of selling in late October.”

Sessions will begin daily at 10 am.  The catalogue will be available in late September.

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

Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale Expanded to Two Days

Fasig-Tipton has expanded its Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale to two days as a result of a high volume of entries.  The sale, originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, will now be held over two days – Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3.  The catalogue will consist of 495 entries.

The Monday session will begin at 4 pm and offer hips 1-150.  The Tuesday session will begin at 10 am and offer hips 151-495.

“As a result of a fantastic sale last year and the success of recent sales graduates like Stellar Wind, this year’s catalogue has grown by 32% over last year,” said Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett.  “By adding the extra session to Monday afternoon, buyers and sellers will be able to conduct their business without having to alter their travel arrangements.”

The catalogue will be available online later this week.

For further information:
Paget Bennett
(410) 392-5555

Eclipse Champion Finest City to be offered at Fasig-Tipton November Sale

FINEST CITY, 2016 Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale on November 6 in Lexington, Kentucky.  She will be consigned by trainer Ian Steele Kruljac on behalf of owner Seltzer Thoroughbreds.

FINEST CITY defeated seven G1 winners, including defending champion WAVELL AVENUE and PAULASSILVERLINING, in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on her way to Eclipse Award honors.  The multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire also established a new track record for 6 ½ furlongs in winning the 2016 Great Lady M Stakes (G2) at Los Alamitos.

“Finest City has been a dream to care for,” said Kruljac. “Her brilliance, durability, versatility and personality have given us a lifetime of memories.  She has battled the best mares of her generation on any surface and at any distance.”

A versatile and consistent performer at the highest levels, FINEST CITY has earned black type in 10 graded stakes races at four different race tracks.  A multiple graded stakes winner at 6 ½ and 7 furlongs on dirt, FINEST CITY is also multiple G1 placed on dirt at distances ranging from 1 mile to 1 1/8 miles.  She was also beaten just a head in last year’s John C. Mabee S. (G2) on turf.

A five-year-old daughter of City Zip, FINEST CITY is out of the multiple stakes performer Be Envied, who is also a multiple stakes producer.  Her deep female family includes grade 1 winning two-year-olds BURNING ROMA and SQUANDER.

FINEST CITY will make her final start in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at Del Mar, where she will defend her title.

“We are blessed to have one more chapter to write in this year’s Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Sprint before she goes to auction and begins a well deserved career as a broodmare – and passes on her brilliance for years to come,” added Kruljac.

Commented Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning: “Finest City is a truly special offering – an Eclipse Champion and Breeders’ Cup Champion with the looks and pedigree to match.  We’re honored that her connections have chosen our November Sale for such an exceptional racemare.”

For further information:

Evan Ferraro
(859) 255-1555

171 Yearlings Catalogued for Inaugural Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine Racetrack

turf17-mi.pngFasig-Tipton has catalogued 171 selected yearlings for the inaugural edition of The Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine Racetrack.  The sale will be held on Sunday, September 10 beginning at 4 pm at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine Racetrack, is the first North American sale consisting entirely of yearlings with “turf appeal.”  All yearlings catalogued have been approved on both conformation and pedigree by Fasig-Tipton.

“We are very pleased with the quality of this catalogue for the inaugural sale,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “These yearlings have sire power, depth of pedigree, and physical conformation that will appeal to a broad range of domestic and international buyers.”

“In North America this year, 40% of all graded stakes races will be conducted on turf, along with nearly 7,000 races,” continued Browning.  “Internationally, U.S. Breds continue to excel on the world’s biggest stages. This sale represents a perfect opportunity for buyers from around the globe to find yearlings that suit their racing programs – in a convenient, single sale session.”

The catalogue may now be viewed online and via the equineline sales catalogue app.  Print catalogues will be available in early August.

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

Midlantic Mixed Sale to Return to December Date

Fasig-Tipton has shifted the sale date of its upcoming Midlantic Mixed Sale.  The sale, which had been held in late January the past two years, will return to its traditional date and be conducted on Monday, December 4 of this year.

“We received feedback from many of our core consignors, who feel that positioning the sale in early December is better timing for the overall marketplace,” said Midlantic sales director Paget Bennett.  “There is a lot of momentum in the Midlantic region right now, and we strongly encourage sellers to take advantage of that momentum by supporting this sale with their breeding stock this December.”

The Midlantic December Mixed Sale will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

Entries will close Monday, September 25.

For further information:
Paget Bennett
(410)392-5555

Woodbine Racetrack to be Presenting Sponsor of Fasig-Tipton’s Turf Showcase

Woodbine Racetrack will be the presenting sponsor of Fasig-Tipton’s inaugural Turf Showcase Sale to be held on September 10 in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine Racetrack, is the first North American yearling sale exclusively for horses with “turf appeal.”  Woodbine recently announced the construction of a second turf course to compliment its heralded E.P. Taylor Turf Course.

“Woodbine Entertainment is proud to partner with a forward thinking organization like Fasig-Tipton, a name synonymous with the most esteemed in Thoroughbred racing,” said Jonathan Zammit, Woodbine’s Vice-President of Thoroughbred Racing.  “Both organizations recognize the growing popularity of turf racing in North America and Fasig-Tipton’s innovative turf pedigree sale concept fits well with Woodbine’s exciting investment in our grass racing program as we add a second turf course in 2019 to go along with our world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course.”

Woodbine’s lucrative turf racing program includes five internationally renowned Grade 1 races.

“We are thrilled to partner with such a first-class racing operation in Woodbine, which offers one of the finest turf racing programs in the sport and attracts strong international participation,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “This is a perfect partnership, as our new Turf Showcase sale is also designed to be international in nature, and is representative of the ever-increasing prevalence of turf racing and breeding in North America.”

The Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine Racetrack, will be held on Sunday, September 10 at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky.  Catalogues will be available in early August.

For further information:

Fasig-Tipton
Evan Ferarro
(859) 255-1555

Woodbine Racetrack
Keith McCalmont
Communications Manager
kmccalmont@woodbineentertainment.com
416 675 3993 +1 x2667

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About Woodbine Entertainment Group (www.woodbineentertainment.com)

With roots dating back to 1881, Woodbine Entertainment Group is the largest horse racing operator in Canada, showcasing world-renowned horse racing at Woodbine Racetrack (Toronto), home of North America’s oldest stake race, the iconic Queen’s Plate, and Mohawk Racetrack (Milton), host of the storied Pepsi North America Cup. WEG is the single operator of Teletheatres and Account Wagering, available through http://www.HPIbet.com, in Ontario. 

About Fasig-Tipton (http://www.fasigtipton.com)

Formed in 1898, Fasig-Tipton is North America’s oldest Thoroughbred Auction House.  With headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, the company conducts 13 sales annually in Lexington; Saratoga Springs, New York; Hallandale Beach, Florida; and Timonium, Maryland.  

Recent Stakes Winner DREAMIN added to July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

HORASaleCoverAngledDREAMIN, winner of the Saylorville S. at Prairie Meadows this past Thursday, has been added to the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale as Hip 526 with Darby Dan Farm, agent.

DREAMIN defeated graded stakes winner I’M A LOOKER in a final time of 1:08.80 and earned a 90 Beyer speed figure in the win.  The four-year-old filly has now won three starts in row, two of which are stakes victories.  Also a stakes winner at two, she hails from a female family that includes graded stakes winners SPEED DIALER, TRICKY CREEK, PARADE GROUND, PARADE LEADER and Canadian Champion WAVERING GIRL.

DREAMIN will be available for inspection tomorrow morning, on Monday, July 10.

The July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale will take place tomorrow evening beginning at 5 pm.  The catalogue may be viewed online and via the equineline sales catalogue app.  Print catalogues are available on-site at Fasig-Tipton.

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