2-Year-Old Sales

Vibrant Opener to Fasig Midlantic Sale

TIMONIUM, MD - The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale opened Monday in Timonium with the specter of uncertainty in the industry caused by the pandemic and the havoc it has wreaked on the global economy hanging over all participants, but the session was punctuated by vibrant bidding across the board and concluded with a sparkling 20% buy-back rate. A colt by Uncle Mo brought the day's highest price when selling to Michael Lund Peterson for $1.1 million. "I don't think anybody really knew what to expect, including us," Fasig-Tipton...

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OBS July Supplemental Catalogue Now Online

The Supplemental Catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2020 July Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com and available in printed form at the OBS sales grounds beginning Monday, June 29. One hundred 2-year-olds and two Horses of Racing Age have been supplemented to the three-day sale, and will sell as Hips 1004-1107. The sale has been rescheduled from its original June dates, with all sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hips 1-360 will sell Tuesday, July 14; Hips 361-720...

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Tattersalls to Show Live Breezes for Craven and Ascot Breeze Up Sale

All of the breezes for the upcoming Tattersalls Craven & Ascot Breeze Up Sale will be shown live at www.tattersalls.com on both the Tattersalls main page and the Tattersalls Ascot main page, the sales company announced on Sunday. Beginning at 9 a.m. local time at Newmarket's Rowley Mile on June 22, the breezes will be split, with the Craven Breeze Up Sale juveniles going first and the Ascot Breeze Up 2-year-olds breezing second. The sale proper will begin at 11 a.m. on June 25. Individual videos of the breezes will...

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ThoroughbredAuctions.com Mixed Sale a Test for Online Auctions

Selling Thoroughbred horses online has never quite caught on in the U.S. as buyers and their advisors are obviously reluctant to purchase a horse they cannot examine in person. But a West Virginia-based auction company is forging ahead with an ambitious online sale later this month, its owners confident that Thoroughbred racing is ready to accept the online marketplace. "In 2000, if you asked me if this is going to work I would have said no," said Tim Jennings, who runs ThoroughbredAuctions.com with his wife, Cathy. "I just didn't think...

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Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton Announce New Restrictions On Drugs, Including Clenbuterol

Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton are instating new restrictions on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and bronchodilators, including Clenbuterol, for all horses sold at sales conducted by the two major Thoroughbred auction houses effective immediately, officials from Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton announced Thursday. These latest reforms are in addition to restrictions put in place earlier this year for 2-year-old sales held at Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton, and follow action in 2009 to ban the use of anabolic steroids in sales horses and last year's ban on the off-label use of bisphosphonates...

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Open Letter to the Industry: Fasig-Tipton On 2020 Yearling Sales

All of us at Fasig-Tipton hope that you are staying healthy and safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. We know that many of you have questions about Fasig-Tipton's 2020 selected yearling sales. Below, please find some information that we hope will be helpful: In order to create the best possible marketplace for the 2020 yearling sales, we believe it is imperative that the start of yearling sales season occur after the vast majority of 2-year-old sales have been conducted. This could result in a modification to the originally announced Kentucky July...

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