Fasig-Tipton's new standalone digital auction platform–Fasig-Tipton Digital–will launch Thursday with the March Digital Selected Sale. The sale continues through Tuesday, Mar. 22.
“There's a lot of people that have expressed the need for this kind of market,” said Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales. “They've been very supportive of our first sale. To them, it's a segment of the market that needs to be filled.”
The catalogue of approximately 15-20 head will be revealed at digital.fasigtipton.com Thursday and bidding will open at that time. The group will include horses of racing age, broodmares, racing/broodmare prospects and a stallion share. The digital website will feature photos, videos, repository, health information, pedigrees, race replays, various past performances and speed figures. Potential buyers can schedule a physical inspection on that platform as well.
“The stallion share is for a young, up-and-coming stallion,” Aaron said. “We have multiple stakes horses in this book, half siblings to Grade I winners, daughters of Grade I winners, horses with conditions left to race and graded-stakes caliber racehorses. It's a very strong group of horses.”
He concluded, “The support that we've gotten from consignors horse wise is very good. It's just a real quality group of horses. I think it's gonna grow eventually with volume, but for right now, we're just focused on quality to try to establish the marketplace.”
For more from Aaron on the March Digital Selected Sale, click here for a recent Q&A session.