A total of 210 yearlings by many of the world's top stallions have been cataloged for the 100th renewal of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, to be held Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 9 and 10, in Saratoga Springs, NY. Evening sessions begin each night at 6:30 p.m.
The Saratoga Sale is the first major North American yearling sale to be held as many as 100 times. The boutique event was canceled last summer owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, marking the first time since World War II that the sale had not been held.
To commemorate the 100th Saratoga Sale, this year's catalogue includes a fold out timeline that outlines major events in the sale's history, as well as a gallery of the sale's most prominent graduates through the years.
“We are returning to Saratoga in style this year, as we celebrate the sale of a century, the 100th Saratoga Sale,” said Fasig-Tipton President and CEO Boyd Browning, Jr. “For 100 years, Saratoga has produced breed-shapers, champions, classic winners, and international stars. This year's catalogue is outstanding, offering the type of quality that has drawn buyers to Saratoga in search of the sport's very best for a century.”
Those buyers, who will take a break from racing across Union Avenue, will have the cream of the crop of established stallions from which to choose. The irrepressible Into Mischief has 19 cataloged, including a colt out of of 2016 GI Test S. heroine Paola Queen (Flatter). Among 15 in the catalog for the outstanding Uncle Mo is a May-foaled son of GISW Dame Dorothy (Bernardini), the dam of 'TDN Rising Star' Spice Is Nice (Curlin), while a half-dozen by perennial leading sire Tapit includes a half-sister to the undefeated and stakes-bound Carribean Caper (Speightstown). Other top stallions with yearlings on offer include the young progeny of American Pharoah, Candy Ride (Arg), Curlin, Distorted Humor, Ghostzapper, leading freshman sire Gun Runner, Medaglia d'Oro, Munnings, Nyquist, Practical Joke, Quality Road, Street Sense and War Front.
Approximately a quarter of the Saratoga catalog is comprised of freshman yearling sires, many of which performed well during the New Sire Showcase at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale in Lexington July 13. Triple Crown hero Justify (Scat Daddy) has 14 cataloged, including siblings to fellow freshman sire Tapwrit (Tapit) and 'Rising Star' and recently GSP Inject (Frosted), GI Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar (Majestic Warrior), as well as a New York-bred son of GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint upsetter Bar of Gold (Medaglia d'Oro). Bolt d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro) has a baker's dozen set to go through the ring, while other freshmen include Army Mule (Friesan Fire); City of Light (Quality Road); Good Magic (Curlin); Mendelssohn (Scat Daddy); Oscar Performance (Kitten's Joy); and West Coast (Flatter).
“Recent graduates like Grade I winners Known Agenda, Valnaince, Flagstaff and current undefeated 3-year-old colt ['TDN Rising Star'] First Captain are carrying on the century long tradition of Saratoga Sale quality,” continued Browning. “We look forward to welcoming buyers and sellers back to our historic sales grounds this August as we offer the next generation of racing's stars.”
The catalog is now online and may be viewed by clicking here and will also be available in the Equineline sales app. Print catalogs are also available.