Boyd Browning Jr.

Catalogue For 101st Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Now Available

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 216 selected yearlings for the 101st Saratoga Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 8 and 9, in Saratoga Springs, New York. Sessions will begin each evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion. "We are very bullish on the quality of this year's catalogue," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "Superior sire power, elite pedigrees, and the outstanding conformation that buyers expect at Saratoga will be on offer. We have attracted an increased number of siblings to current and recent graded stakes...

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Fasig-Tipton Launching Digital Platform

Fasig-Tipton will unveil a new stand-alone digital platform--Fasig-Tipton Digital--with the March Digital Selected Sale to be held Mar. 17-22. The catalogue for the inaugural online sale will be available at digital.fasigtipton.com beginning Thursday, Mar. 17, at which time bidding will open for a window through Tuesday, Mar. 22. Consignors will have the ability to promote their horses via a variety of tools that will provide prospective buyers with the resources and information they need to make informed purchasing decisions. "We are excited to officially launch Fasig-Tipton Digital, which will serve...

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No Slowing Down at Fasig-Tipton October Sale

LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale, with a session still to come, soared past its record gross with another day of break-neck bidding Wednesday at Newtown Paddocks. By the close of business Wednesday, 856 yearlings had sold at the October sale for a total of $39,511,600, bettering the previous record gross of $38,258,900 which was set in 2019. "Obviously, it was a continuation of the euphoria/excitement and enthusiasm throughout the day," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said of the October sale's third session. "It's beyond what we could have...

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Mendelssohn On Top In Competitive Midlantic Opener

TIMONIUM, MD - Buyers had every right to expect competitive bidding during Monday's first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale--with normal Maryland shoppers joined by bidders shut out at previous sales--and the arena did not disappoint. By the close of business Monday, 149 yearlings grossed $4,577,300. The average was $30,720 and the median was $20,000. During the sale's first session in 2020, 122 yearlings sold for a total of $2,983,600. The session average was $24,456, the median was $15,000, and the buy-back rate was 24.7%. "It was a...

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Fasig-Tipton Releases New York-Bred Catalog

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...

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Fasig-Tipton July Launches Yearling Season

The 2021 yearling season kicks off with Fasig-Tipton's July Sale Tuesday at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky. With just under 350 yearlings cataloged for the single-session auction, the July sale, which had swelled to as many as 550-600 horses over a decade ago, appears to have found its sweet spot--both in volume and the type of offerings--in recent times. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the July Sale was cancelled last season, with the horses merged into the re-routed Saratoga Select and NY-bred sales held in Kentucky in September. "It...

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Fireworks at the Top at Fasig Gulfstream

by Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis The Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale returned from its one-year hiatus with plenty of fireworks at the top of the market as a diverse buying bench competed with enthusiasm for the upper-end offerings in the track's paddock Wednesday afternoon. A colt by Nyquist, who had breezed the bullet furlong in :9 4/5 during Monday's under-tack preview, brought the boutique auction's top price when selling for $2.6 million to Coolmore. The Irish operation returned to secure a colt by Nyquist's sire Uncle Mo for $1.3 million. Both...

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Winkfield Winner Among Latest Fasig Supplements

Last Sunday's Jimmy Winkfield S. winner Hello Hot Rod (Mosler) is one of two new supplements to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale. The sophomore colt, who has now won his last three after just missing on debut, is catalogued as hip 672 with ELiTE. Both he and hip 673 will sell next Tuesday, Feb. 9. Trained by co-owner Brittany Russell, the dark bay is half to MSW $377,100 earner Hello Beautiful (Golden Lad). "Hello Hot Rod is an exciting addition to our Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale," said Fasig-Tipton President...

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Boyd Browning on the Return of the Freshman Sire Showcase

Tuesday, Fasig-Tipton announced the return of the Freshman Sire Showcase. TDN Publisher Sue Finley talked to Fasig's President, Boyd Browning, about the return of this segment of their July Sale, which offers a first look at progeny of new yearling sires. TDN: Why did you put the Freshman Sire Showcase on hold these past 10 years? BB: I think when the New Sire Showcase was discontinued, it was a time in the marketplace when there was a flight to `proven.' And I think that trend from new to proven was...

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Freshman Sire Showcase Returns to Fasig-Tipton July Sale

Fasig-Tipton will reintroduce the "Freshman Sire Showcase" as part of the company's 2021 July Selected Yearlings Sale, which will be held July 13 and 14 at the company's headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. Fasig-Tipton will devote a section of the catalogue exclusively to yearlings by stallions with their first crop of yearlings in 2021. Last held in 2010, the new sire showcase was a highly successful element of the July Sale for many years. "We believe that 2021 is the ideal time to bring back the Freshman Sire Showcase," said Fasig-Tipton...

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Steady Trade As October Sale Opens

LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings Sale opened Monday in Lexington with a day of steady trade and a pair of youngsters by Into Mischief leading the way. "It was a solid start," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said Monday evening. "There was solid trade with plenty of activity. There were no dramatic surprises. Certainly lots of horses got traded and there was a legitimate, reasonable marketplace." During Monday's opening session of the October sale, 248 yearlings sold for $8,393,800. The average of $33,846 dipped 14.6% from the 2019...

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Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings Catalog Online, Sale at Los Alamitos

A total of 298 yearlings have been cataloged for the Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings Sale to be held Monday, Oct. 19, at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, CA. The auction was meant to take place at the Fairplex on the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, but COVID-19-related restrictions on large gatherings at Los Angeles County facilities forced the change of venue. "We have a quality catalogue with 298 entries, which is up slightly over our inaugural yearling sale in California last year," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "There is a...

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