Boyd Browning

Kentucky Winter Mixed Catalogue Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 580 entries for the main catalogue of its Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, to be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8 and 9, in Lexington.  Sessions will begin each day at 10 am. The sale will also feature a supplemental catalogue that will be available online and on the sales grounds. Fasig-Tipton will continue to accept supplemental entries over the next couple of weeks. Hips 1-324 will be offered in the Monday session. Hips 325-580, followed by the supplemental catalogue, will be offered in the Tuesday session. "The...

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Holiday Reflections On The Year That Was

While 2020 has been a year of hardships for everyone in our industry, many people have said the sport has come together in ways it never has before. As we enter into the holiday season, we spoke with several people who helped make this year a little better. We asked them to reflect on the things that have been particularly difficult to deal with this year; what they have learned because of these struggles and what they hope our industry will take away from this year as we look to...

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The Stars Come Out at Fasig-Tipton

by Jessica Martini, Brian DiDonato & Christie DeBernardis LEXINGTON, KY - A dazzling array of race fillies proved demand for high-quality bloodstock remains high during a frenetic renewal of the Fasig-Tipton November Sale at Newtown Paddocks Sunday. Champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar), who captured her second GI Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff Saturday, topped the sale when bringing a final bid of $9.5 million from B. Wayne Hughes's Spendthrift Farm. The 5-year-old mare, who will return to training with Brad Cox, spearheaded a remarkable night of bidding for the Spendthrift team, which...

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Star-Studded Line Up at Fasig Sunday

LEXINGTON, KY--Fasig-Tipton's November Sale, known as the "Night of Stars," will live up to its billing again when it kicks off Sunday at Newtown Paddocks with a sensational line-up of top race mares, broodmares and weanlings. "We have a tremendous catalogue this year with fillies and mares coming off the racetrack, a tremendous group of in-foal mares and the best group of weanlings we've ever had," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "We are very, very pleased and enthusiastic about the quality of our 2020 catalogue." Top Breeders' Cup contenders like...

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Fasig-Tipton October Sale Concludes

LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings Sale--and the yearling sales season--concluded Thursday in Lexington with the market continuing to show resilience despite a plethora of worldwide uncertainties. Through four sessions, 961 yearlings grossed $32,743,700. The average of $34,073 was down 10.2% from last year's sale-record mark of $37,955. The median of $15,000 rose 15.4% from the 2019 figure of $13,000. With 265 horses reported not sold, the buy-back rate was 21.6%. It was 24.5% a year ago. "All in all, I think it has to be considered a...

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Stay Thirsty Colt Tops Fasig-Tipton California Sale

by Dan Ross and Jessica Martini CYPRESS, CA - With numbers predictably down against a backdrop of pandemic and economic uncertainties, a total of 166 yearlings grossed $3,735,700 during the Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings Sale held Monday at Los Alamitos Race Course. The average of $22,504 was down 15.9% from last year's inaugural Fasig California Yearling sale and the median dropped 30.0% to $10,000. "Statistically it was in line with what we've seen at the Kentucky sales and the Ocala sales," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said at the close of...

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Bast the Highest of Highs for Baoma Corp

   Only a few years after first becoming involved in Thoroughbred ownership, Susan and Charles Chu watched their first Grade I winner also become a Breeders' Cup Champion when 'TDN Rising Star' Drefong (Gio Ponti) crossed the wire first in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint under their Baoma Corporation banner. While they'd had several graded stakes contenders come along prior to Drefong's campaign, after the millionaire took his third Grade I in the Forego S. for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert in 2017, Baoma Corporation went through a bit...

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Mike Cline Joins Fasig Yearling Inspection Team

Mike Cline, who recently retired from his post as Lane's End Farm's farm manager since that important operation's inception in 1979, will join the Fasig-Tipton yearling inspection team for the company's 2021 selected yearlings sales. "The Thoroughbred industry has great confidence in the Fasig-Tipton process for our selected sales," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "We are thrilled to add an exceptional and respected horseman like Mike Cline to our inspection team. He will bring vast experience and an outstanding eye for quality horses."

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Catalogue Released for Fasig-Tipton's “Night of the Stars”

Fasig-Tipton has released its catalogue for The November Sale, billed as the "Night of the Stars," to take place Sunday, Nov. 8, the day after the Breeders' Cup World Championships across town at Keeneland. The Sunday afternoon and evening sale, which is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. ET at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks location near Lexington, features an exceptional group of broodmares, racing prospects, and weanlings among its 264 entries. The first 159 horses through the ring will be weanlings, with 105 mares following. A stellar group of mares has been assembled,...

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Fasig-Tipton Catalogues 662 for Selected Yearlings Showcase

Fasig-Tipton, which has been forced to shuffle its traditional calendar of yearling auctions due to the global pandemic, has released a catalogue of 662 head for its Selected Yearlings Showcase, which will be held Sept. 9 and 10 at its Newtown Paddocks in Lexington. Fasig-Tipton cancelled its three select sales--the July, Saratoga and New York-Bred Sales--and the showcase auction will be its only select sale of 2020. "We are thrilled with the overall quality of the catalogue, both in terms of the pedigree and the physical conformation of the horses,"...

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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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