Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 553 yearlings for its 2020 Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale to be held Oct. 5-6. The auction, which will be held immediately following the rescheduled GI Preakness S. Oct. 3, will be conducted at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.
Hips 1-200 will be offered in the Monday session, which will begin at 1 pm. The sale will begin with a large group of New York-breds, which are catalogued together as hips 1-154. Hips 201-553 will be offered in the Tuesday session, which will begin at 10 am.
“This is a strong catalogue, with our entries up 27% over last year,” commented Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett. “Consignors have a lot of confidence in the Midlantic marketplace and have supported the sale with increased sire power and quality. We are also pleased to welcome major Kentucky and New York-based consignors to Midlantic this year.”
Bennett continued: “Conducting the sale on the Monday and Tuesday after the Preakness adds another exciting element to this year's auction, as it provides those participating in Preakness weekend racing a nearby venue to shop for quality yearlings. With 10 different state-bred programs represented in the catalogue, the sale provides great opportunities for both national and regional racing stables.”
The catalogue may now be viewed online, and will also be available via the equineline sales catalogue app. Print catalogues will be available beginning Sept. 8. Phone bidding and online bidding services will also be available.