Due to current travel restrictions in place in New York State to prevent the spread of COVID-19, officials at Fasig-Tipton have announced that the Saratoga Fall Sale, scheduled for Oct. 20, will not go forward as planned. It will instead be combined with the company’s Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale and will take place in Timonium Dec. 7 and 8.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Travel Advisory requires any individuals that travel to New York–from any of the states currently listed–to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in the state. There are currently 35 states/territories listed under this travel advisory, including horse racing regions Kentucky, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, California and Texas.
“The current travel advisory requirements make it virtually impossible for many buyers from out of state to attend an auction in Saratoga,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “We do not know what the duration or scope of the New York Travel Advisory will be in October. Combining our Saratoga Fall and Midlantic December sales into a two-day auction in Maryland is the prudent and logical course of action at this point in time.”
Entries for the main catalogue will close Sept. 18, while the deadline for the HORA supplement is Nov. 13. Entry forms are available at www.fasigtipton.com.