A total of 550 juveniles have been catalogued for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, June 29 and 30, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at Timonium. Both sessions will begin at 11 a.m. ET. The online catalogue may be viewed here. Print catalogues will be available beginning June 8.
Under-tack shows will take place Wednesday through Friday, June 24-26 and will kick off at 8 a.m. ET.
“Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training has produced more Grade I winners than any other U.S. 2-year-old sale in the last 17 months,” said Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett. “Eight individual Grade I winners are featured on this year’s catalogue cover, a testament to the type of quality offered at this sale year-in and year-out. We have another strong catalogue to present to buyers in 2020.”
Among those top-level winners featured on this year’s cover are Belmont Oaks heroine Concrete Rose (Twirling Candy), Fourstardave and Matriarch winner and GI Breeders’ Cup Mile runner-up Got Stormy (Get Stormy), GI Pegasus World Cup victor Mucho Gusto (Mucho Macho Man) and Spun to Run (Hard Spun), upset winner of last year’s GI Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.
“Leaders of just about every division of North American racing are featured on this year’s cover,” said Bennett. “Their careers were all launched over Timonium’s consistent dirt racetrack, a surface in which buyers have tremendous confidence.”
The Midlantic Sale will usher in a new wrinkle as it will be the first to make use of Fasig-Tipton’s new online bidding platform, which will be made available to buyers at all future auctions. There will also be increased capacity for phone bidding. Fasig-Tipton is also introducing a new Cloud-based repository system. The Asteris Keystone Repository allows veterinarians to review radiographs remotely instead of needing to do so on the sales grounds.
The Midlantic Sale will be conducted under guidelines approved by the state of Maryland and the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Appropriate protocols will be in place.