A total of 308 horses have been cataloged for the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale, to be held Sunday and Monday, Aug. 15 and 16 in the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion on the sales grounds in Saratoga Springs, New York. The New York-bred sale returns to its normal spot on the sales calendar after COVID-19 caused the New York-bred yearlings to be sold at the Selected Yearling Showcase in Lexington last September.
“We are thrilled to be conducting this sale back in Saratoga Springs–where it belongs–following last year's cancellation due to the pandemic,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “We annually offer the cream of the New York-bred yearling crop at this auction, and the quality of sire power and conformation on offer this year is most impressive.”
As the New York-bred program has continued to thrive–state-bred maidens are running for $85,000, not to mention a robust state-bred stakes program at all of the New York tracks–the aforementioned sire power looks nothing like your typical regional sale.
A plethora of Kentucky stallions have youngsters cataloged for the sale, headlined by the 11 entered by Practical Joke, whose 'TDN Rising Star' Wit was so impressive in winning the GIII Sanford S. July 17. Constitution, whose son Tiz the Law fetched $110,000 from Sackatoga Stables' Jack Knowlton at this sale in 2018 and went on to win last summer's GI Runhappy Travers S., has eight in the catalog, while others include Candy Ride (Arg)– sire of impressive July 18 maiden winner Senbei–Distorted Humor, Hard Spun, Into Mischief, Liam's Map, Maclean's Music, Munnings, Nyquist, Street Sense, Uncle Mo and Violence. New York-based stallions include the reliable Central Banker, Freud and a dozen by the sadly departed Laoban.
Freshmen sires are also strongly represented in the catalog, including nine each for GI Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming (Bodemeister); Army Mule (Friesan Fire), whose first yearlings were coveted at Fasig-Tipton July last week; Good Samaritan (Harlan's Holiday); and Into Mischief's half-brother Mendelssohn (Scat Daddy).
Owing to the day's scheduled racing program at the nearby racetrack, Sunday's session is set to begin at 7 p.m., while Monday's round of bidding will begin at 12 noon.
The online catalog may be viewed by clicking here and will also be available in the Equineline sales catalog app. Print catalogs are also available.