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

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.  

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