Boyd Browning

Lively Trade at Fasig-Tipton July Horses of Racing Age Sale

Early action seemed tepid, but bidding picked up noticeably throughout leading to a lively day of business at the Fasig-Tipton July Horses of Racing Age Sale in Lexington Monday. "There was lots of activity at all price ranges and a lot of horses got moved and found new opportunities with new buyers," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "The sale was well-attended. Veterinary activity, which is one of the things that I always look at to kind of evaluate pre-sale interest, was higher this year than last year. We have now...

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Market Proves Resilient in Timonium

TIMONIUM, MD - The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, delayed two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, opened Monday with trepidation in the air, but the clouds of fear and doubt dissipated and, for two days at least, there was a feeling of a return to normalcy in the industry. The auction featured solid demand for horses at all levels and concluded with a remarkable 19.2% buy-back rate. "We had a terrific day Monday and I said I hoped and prayed that we could keep the momentum going and...

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Wicked Strong Colt Swiftest at Midlantic Under-Tack Finale

TIMONIUM, MD - The three-day under-tack preview ahead of next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale concluded Friday under glorious blue skies and temperatures in rising steadily into the 80s through seven sets of workers. "It was a terrific under-tack show. All of the credit goes to [Maryland State Fairgrounds maintenance director Don] Chief Denmeyer," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr. "We had challenging weather at the beginning of the week and this racetrack was as good, from beginning to end, as any under-tack show we've ever conducted. The...

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Foal and Stallion Nominators Elect 19 Breeders’ Cup Members

The Breeders' Cup announced Tuesday that 19 individuals were elected to serve as Breeders' Cup Members. Voting for the 2020 Member election by Breeders' Cup 2019 foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET June 8. The following individuals, listed alphabetically, received the most votes of the Breeders' Cup nominators to fill 19 Member seats. Each Member will serve a four-year term: Conrad Bandoroff Barbara Banke Jimmy Bell Boyd Browning Doug Cauthen Craig Fravel Eric Gustavson Dr. Andreas Jacobs W. Gray Lyster IV Clem Murphy Maria Niarchos-Gouazé David...

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Fasig-Tipton Now Accepting Nominations for July Selected HORA Sale

Fasig-Tipton will conduct its July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, as scheduled, on Monday, July 13 at the company's Lexington, Kentucky facility. Nominations for the sale are now open. "We are pleased to announce that we will be conducting our popular July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale on its originally scheduled date," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "In 2020, this sale is as important as it has ever been, providing racing stables a much-needed venue to transact business ahead of the major summer race meets." "Our intent is...

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In Advance of Horse Influx, Human COVID-19 Testing Begins in Kentucky

by T.D. Thornton & Bill Finley Even before their stabling areas officially begin readmitting horses next week, Churchill Downs and Keeneland are already working in tandem to provide on-site COVID-19 testing of backstretch workers and licensed personnel who will be involved when racing resumes at Churchill May 16. A negative result will be required to gain access to both racetracks. The mandate of swab testing for all Kentucky racetrack personnel exceeds the scope of recommendations published May 7 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). Bob Elliston, Keeneland's vice president...

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Fasig-Tipton’s Dennis Lynch Passes at 68

Fasig-Tipton Senior Account Executive Dennis Lynch, "some kind of special man" according to all who knew him, passed away Friday after long battle with cancer. He was 68. A notice confirming Lynch's death was posted Friday on a blog he had been writing. It read: "Husband, father, brother, uncle and friend he was this to all of us. He was also a man of deep faith in God. 'Let's roll from the quarter pole' is something Dennis said many times when he wanted to get everyone moving in the same...

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Fasig To Hold July, Saratoga, NY Bred Sales In One Ky. September Sale

Fasig-Tipton will consolidate its July, Saratoga, and New York-Bred yearling sales into one selected yearling auction--the 2020 Selected Yearlings Showcase--to be held Wednesday and Thursday, September 9-10, at its Lexington, Kentucky facility. The company came to the decision after evaluating the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic for the last several weeks and it was made after consultation with Keeneland, whose September Yearling Sale begins Sept. 14. "We are excited to offer our buyers and sellers a selected yearling venue in Kentucky," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "We envision this catalogue...

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Fasig-Tipton to Offer Online Bidding at All Future Auctions

Fasig-Tipton will offer online bidding at all of its future live auctions, the company announced in a press release Thursday morning. The platform will be available for Fasig-Tipton's next scheduled auction, the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held June 29-30 in Timonium, Maryland. As an additional service to buyers, the company will also further expand its long-established phone-bidding program for the remainder of 2020. The service allows prospective buyers--who are not on site at an auction--to bid on horses through a member of the Fasig-Tipton staff. "The addition...

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Fasig Midlantic Two-Year-Olds Rescheduled

The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds-in-Training Sale, originally scheduled in May, will now be held on Monday and Tuesday, June 29-30, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland, the sales company announced in a press release Friday morning. The sale's under-tack show will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 24-26. "The latest data on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with social-distancing recommendations and stay-at-home orders, has necessitated the change of dates," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "Fortunately, we had already planned on having an auction in Maryland...

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Fasig-Tipton Announces New Midlantic Sales Dates

Fasig-Tipton has released adjusted dates for its upcoming Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, which will be held a week later than previously scheduled in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The two-day auction will be held May 26 and 27 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. The under tack show will be conducted Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 21-23. The auction had previously been scheduled for May 18 and 19. "We have been in discussions with the Maryland State Fairgrounds following the CDC's recent guidance announcement and determined...

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Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Fasig-Tipton and The Stronach Group announced Friday that the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for Apr. 1, would be cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gulfstream Park had already announced late Thursday that racing would be conducted without spectators, indefinitely. "While disappointing, canceling the Gulfstream Sale is the most prudent and responsible decision we can make in light of the rapidly changing circumstances associated with COVID-19," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "With the facility closures at Gulfstream, it prevents us from conducting the auction. The...

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