Boyd Browning

Nyquist Colt Fastest at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Breeze Show

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - After a year's absence, 2-year-olds were once again breezing at Gulfstream Park Monday ahead of Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale. The auction's under-tack show began at 9 a.m. with sunny South Florida skies and temperatures in the upper 70s. It continued past 3 p.m. as the thermometer reached the mid-80's, and the winds picked up throughout the day, with a noticeable headwind in the later grouping of five sets. The bullet times for both the furlong and quarter-mile works were both recorded during the day's first set,...

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Fasig-Tipton Catalogues 184 Entries for Gulfstream Sale

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 184 entries for The Gulfstream Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training, to be held Wednesday, Mar. 31, in the racetrack's walking ring. The sale will begin at 2 p.m. The under tack show is scheduled for Monday, Mar. 29, beginning at 9 a.m. Fasig-Tipton was forced to cancel last year's Gulfstream Sale due to the coronavirus pandemic. "We are excited to be returning to Gulfstream Park in March to conduct the nation's premier 2-year-olds in training sale," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "The Gulfstream Sale annually provides...

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Speightstown Colt Tops Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Opener

A yearling colt by Speightstown (hip 128) brought the top price during Monday's opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale when bringing a final bid of $165,000 from Calumet Farm. Consigned by Stuart Morris, the yearling was one of four offerings to bring six figures during the day. In all, 207 horses sold Monday for a gross of $3,956,300. The average was $19,113 and the median was $8,000. The buy-back rate for the session was 21.6%. "I thought the activity today was very encouraging," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning,...

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Fasig-Tipton Remains Sponsor of Fountain of Youth

Fasig-Tipton will remain title sponsor of the $350,000 GII Fountain of Youth S. A prep for the GI Florida Derby and GI Kentucky Derby, the race will be held at Guflfstream Feb. 27. "Fasig-Tipton is delighted to partner with 1/ST Racing once again this year to sponsor the Fountain of Youth Stakes," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said.  "We are proud to sponsor such a prestigious race ahead of our marquee 2-year-olds-in-training sale at Gulfstream Park on Mar. 31."

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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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