Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings

'Very Positive' Fasig-Tipton California Sale Topped by $250K Vronsky Colt

by Dan Ross & Jill Williams A $250,000 colt by late California sire Vronsky led Tuesday's one-session Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age Sale, topping a dozen lots to sell for six figures. While the $5,751,500 gross for 185 head and $15,000 median (-11.76%) declined somewhat from the 2022 edition, average was up slightly from $30,522 in 2022 to $31,089 (+1.86%) this year. The buy-back rate, 25.7% in 2022, rose to 34%. "Buy-backs may be up a little bit," said Fasig-Tipton's California representative Mike Machowsky. "But the...

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'Stepped Up the Quality': Fasig-Tipton California Sale Tuesday

The one-day Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age sale, which has firmly established its spot on the calendar for West Coast buyers, will get underway Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Fairplex Sales Pavilion near Pomona. Expectations for the sale, now in its fifth edition, continue to grow every year. "If you race in California, you have to have Cal-breds in your barn," said Fasig-Tipton's California representative and former California-based trainer Mike Machowsky. "You need a balance in your stables and a lot of trainers and owners realize...

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Golden Gate Closure: The Breeders' Takes

Tom Clark is the owner and manager of Rancho San Miguel, where more than 400 horses currently roam a sprawling 250-acres in California's San Luis Obispo County. He owns and manages the farm with his wife, Nancy. They have run it since 2000. The farm is a lynchpin of the state's breeding industry, housing as it does such workhorses of the California breeding shed as Sir Prancealot (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}), Danzing Candy (Twirling Candy) and Mo Forza (Uncle Mo). But Clark harbors a grim prediction for the future of the...

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Fasig-Tipton California Horses of Racing Age Supplement Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 53 horses of racing age entries for its upcoming California Fall Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age sale. These entries, which are catalogued as hips 301-353, will be sold immediately following the conclusion of the yearling portion of the catalogue. "This is a quality group of horses of racing age, providing buyers with 'ready to run' opportunities ahead of Santa Anita's autumn meet," said Mike Machowsky, Fasig-Tipton's California Representative. "We have a wide variety of offerings, ranging from stakes horses, to recent winners, to unraced 2-year-olds with...

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Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings Catalogue Now Available

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 279 entries for its California Fall Yearlings sale, to be held Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Fairplex in Pomona, California. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. PDT. "We had a very strong sale last year, and as a result, breeders have supported us with increased numbers in 2022," said Fasig-Tipton California Representative Mike Machowsky. "The vast majority of yearlings catalogued are California-bred, and the sire power represented is an attractive blend of leading local and national sires, as well as exciting young sires." Fasig-Tipton will also offer...

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Fasig-Tipton Releases Safety Protocols for California Sale

Fasig-Tipton has released safety protocols for the upcoming California Fall Yearling Sale, which will be held Monday, Oct. 19, at Los Alamitos. All of Fasig-Tipton's COVID-19 safety protocols are in accordance with California regulations, are subject to change, and are designed in the interest of the health and safely of sales participants. The safety protocols include: Temperature checks and health screening questions will be required for admittance for all staff, participants, and attendees Cloth face coverings are required A minimum of six feet must be maintained between people with no...

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Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings Catalog Online, Sale at Los Alamitos

A total of 298 yearlings have been cataloged for the Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings Sale to be held Monday, Oct. 19, at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, CA. The auction was meant to take place at the Fairplex on the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, but COVID-19-related restrictions on large gatherings at Los Angeles County facilities forced the change of venue. "We have a quality catalogue with 298 entries, which is up slightly over our inaugural yearling sale in California last year," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "There is a...

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