Boyd Browning

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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Fasig-Tipton Unveils 100th Saratoga Sale Logo

Fasig-Tipton released its official logo for the company's 100th annual Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale, which will be held Aug. 10-11 in Saratoga Springs. The logo combines both traditional and modern elements of the sale's branding through the years. The sale's name is presented in the traditional letters that were featured on the front cover of Saratoga catalogs from 1963-2008. This red and white version of the Fasig-Tipton seal has been used on all Saratoga Sale covers since 2009--a look that pays tribute to the red and white color scheme of...

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Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland Announce Revised Procedures For TAA Funding

Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc. and Keeneland Association representatives announced revised procedures to provide funding to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA).  Beginning with the 2020 yearling sales, all sellers/owners will be charged 0.05% of the sales price (for example, $50 on a $100,000 sale) on each horse sold at public auction with the two companies. Previously, sellers have had the opportunity to "opt out" of the TAA contribution. The sales companies will each continue to contribute 0.05% of the sales price on each horse sold at their respective auctions. Buyers will continue...

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Fasig February Ends on a High Note

LEXINGTON, KY--After a bit of a quiet opening day Monday, trade was much stronger at the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale Tuesday with Remedy (Creative Cause) topping the auction at $570,000. She was purchased by part owner Twin Creeks Racing, which bought out its partners in order to breed the mare to its emerging superstar sire Constitution. A filly by Street Sense was the sale's most expensive short yearling and is headed to the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale after Martin Keogh signed the $265,000 on behalf of Tami Bobo's First Finds....

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Over Emphasize Tops Fasig February Opener

LEXINGTON, KY--The multiple graded stakes placed broodmare prospect Over Emphasize (Overanalyze) topped the opening session of the two-day Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale Monday with a final bid of $150,000 from bloodstock agent Andre Lynch. The day's top short yearling was a $140,000 son of Connect, purchased by Brian Graves on behalf of the Blue Sky Stable pinhooking partnership. "It is hit or miss at a smaller sale like this," Graves said. "February sales are up and down. There is not as much quality as November and January. I think there...

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Breeding Stock Sales Season Wraps Up at Fasig February

The final auction of the breeding stock sales season kicks off Monday at Fasig-Tipton with their two-day Winter Mixed Sale. A total of 542 horses filled the initial catalogue and that number has risen to 651 with the addition of late supplements. Hips 1-324 will sell Monday and Tuesday's session starts off with Hip 325 and runs through the end of the supplemental catalogue. Both sessions start at 10 a.m. "I think there are several short yearlings with very interesting pedigrees in the sale," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "There...

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Ashton Moynihan Passes Away

Ashton Moynihan, the funding director of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, passed away Friday afternoon after a long battle with cancer. Moynihan grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she graduated from Sweet Briar College. Her father, Harrison "Chief" Nesbit was a football player and then coach at the University of Virginia. Her first job was selling advertising for an equine publication. Her love of horses led her to New York, where she worked for a Thoroughbred racing partnership, and finally to Lexington, Kentucky. Moynihan worked at Fasig-Tipton for more than 15...

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Malibu Moon Filly Sets New York Sale Record

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - The two-day Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale couldn't match up to its record-setting 2018 renewal, but when the dust settled Monday evening at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion, the auction had seen its fourth straight record-priced yearling. The record bid came from Larry Best, who said he had only seen the filly two hours before he spent $775,000 to acquire the daughter of Malibu Moon from the Winter Quarter Farm consignment. In all, 186 yearlings sold during the 2019 New York sale for a total of...

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Solid Opener to F-T New York-Bred Sale

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY--The Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale opened Sunday evening with a session of steady action capped by a son of Constitution who sold for $340,000 to trainer John Terranova. "It was a solid opening session to the New York-Bred sale," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr. "There was lots of interest across the board. We continue to see the strength of the New York-bred market. It was on display again tonight." The two-day auction has a slightly different format this year, with Sunday evening's somewhat abbreviated session of...

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Curlin Reigns Supreme at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS N.Y.--While Tapit ran the ring during Monday's session with the two top-priced yearlings, it was Curlin day at Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale Tuesday with a trio of colts by the Hill 'n' Dale stallion reaching seven figures. Hips 174 and 153 topped the session and the sale at $1.5 million and Hip 159 tied Monday's Tapit topper, Hip 80, at a cool $1 million. "It's really pretty simple: quality sells," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "We had a remarkable group of horses on offer tonight and the...

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