Boyd Browning Jr.

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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Market Momentum Builds with First Ky Yearling Sale in the Books

by Jessica Martini, Brian DiDonato & Christie DeBernardis LEXINGTON, KY--Fasig-Tipton's two-day Selected Yearlings Showcase concluded Thursday with solid enough trade--especially on flashier offerings--given the global uncertainty leading up to the first major yearling sale in the year of COVID-19. The auction, necessitated by the cancellation of the July, Saratoga and New York-bred sales, featured 348 transactions for gross receipts of $61,765,000 at an average of $177,486 and median of $120,000. The buy-back rate was 33.7%. The sale topper came on Wednesday when Robbie Medina, bidding on behalf of Joe Allen,...

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Bright Spots As Unusual Yearling Season Kicks Off at Fasig-Tipton

by Brian DiDonato, Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis LEXINGTON, KY--The Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase, a hybrid of the company's July yearling sale, Saratoga sale and New York-bred yearling sale brought about by COVID-19- induced rescheduling, kicked off the 2020 yearling sales season Wednesday with signs of life for the market. A total of 172 yearlings changed hands for gross receipts of $27,166,000--good for an average of $157,942 and median of $100,000. The RNA rate was 34.4%. "At the outset, we had no expectations for the statistics," said Fasig-Tipton president and...

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Fasig-Tipton to Consolidate Saratoga Fall, Midlantic Mixed/HORA Sales

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...

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F-T July Horses of Racing Age Catalogue Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 149 initial entries for its July Horses of Racing Age Sale, to be held Monday, July 13 in Lexington, Kentucky, beginning at 4 p.m. The catalogue will continue to grow as Fasig-Tipton approves entries up until sale time. "We just conducted a successful Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale this past week in Maryland," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "Now, we are excited to welcome buyers, consignors, and horses back to Fasig-Tipton Kentucky." "This year, the July Horses of Racing Age Sale takes on added importance. As racing...

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Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2YO Sale Canceled

The Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds-in-Training Sale has been canceled, according to officials at Fasig-Tipton, "owing to the current restrictions in place at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA, relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and in light of the changes to the 2020 Thoroughbred auction calendar." The event had been scheduled for June 3. "Factors beyond our control have necessitated the sale's cancellation," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "We greatly appreciate the support we received from those that had already committed entries, as well as the efforts and cooperation of Santa...

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