A total of 364 yearlings have been cataloged for the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale to be held Tuesday, July 9, at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington. The total number cataloged is a 4.2% increase on the 349 youngsters that were included in the 2018 renewal.
“July continues to produce superior results for both buyers and sellers, and as result, our numbers and quality have increased again this year,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “Fifteen of the current 20 leading sires in North America are represented by yearlings in this catalogue, as well as an exciting group of entries by this season’s first-crop yearling sires.”
The top-ranked North American yearling sale by percentage of 2-year-old winners from horses sold, the July Sale also continues to be among the leading sale in percentage of Grade I winners, graded stakes winners and stakes winners from horses sold. The July Sale was well-represented during last week’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.
“The focus of The July Sale has always been precocious, athletic yearlings,” added Browning. “These strong physicals have translated to strong results on the race track. Significant Form (Creative Cause, $75K ’16 FTKJUL) won the GIII Intercontinental S., Maryanorginger (Strong Mandate, $190K ’18 FTKJUL) captured the Astoria S. in her career debut, and Joevia (Shanghai Bobby, $50K ’17 FTKJUL) finished a strong third in the GI Belmont S.”
Fasig-Tipton is also accepting nominations for the July Selected Horses of All Ages Sale Monday, July 8. Nominations will be accepted through late June.
“The July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale has quickly developed into North America’s premier horses of racing age sale,” continued Browning. “Graduate success and the sale’s advantageous timing ahead of the lucrative summer race meets have quickly turned this sale into of our most popular auctions. For sellers, this is an especially good venue to offer horses coming off a strong recent performance.”
The July Sale catalogue may now be viewed online and will also be available via the Equineline catalogue iPad app. Print catalogues will be available beginning June 12.