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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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Tapit on Top at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale opened its two-day run at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion Monday evening, with a pair of yearlings by Tapit causing the biggest fireworks during a session which produced slight increases in both average and median compared with the auction's 2018 opener. "It was an outstanding opening session of the 2019 Saratoga sale," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr. "I thought we saw very competitive bidding throughout the evening. There was a lot of strength and a lot of diversity in...

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Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Starts Monday

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale will look to follow up on its record-setting 2018 renewal when bidding gets underway at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. "I think there is a very good group of horses on the grounds," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr. said Sunday morning. "We felt very good about the horses as we saw them this spring and as we were putting the catalogue together. You never know exactly until they get to the sales grounds, but the...

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