Fasig-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.
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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.
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