Fasig-Tipton July Sale

Fasig-Tipton July Launches Yearling Season

The 2021 yearling season kicks off with Fasig-Tipton's July Sale Tuesday at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky. With just under 350 yearlings cataloged for the single-session auction, the July sale, which had swelled to as many as 550-600 horses over a decade ago, appears to have found its sweet spot--both in volume and the type of offerings--in recent times. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the July Sale was cancelled last season, with the horses merged into the re-routed Saratoga Select and NY-bred sales held in Kentucky in September. "It...

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Weekend Winners Headed to Fasig

A trio of horses that visited the winner's circle over Fourth of July weekend will make their next appearances in the Fasig-Tipton auction ring Monday as part of the company's July Horses of Racing Age Sale. Stilleto Boy (Shackleford) (Hip 557) gave his resume a major boost last weekend with his first black-type win. On July 2, the sophomore gelding scored an emphatic victory beneath Jose Ortiz, taking the Iowa Derby by 4 1/2 lengths at odds of 16-1. The chestnut earned a 95 Beyer Speed Figure for that effort....

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Nice Guys Stables Continues to Expand With Fasig July Offerings

Steve Spielman and his partners in Nice Guys Stables seem to have the Midas touch in the horse racing industry. Their first horse, Piedi Bianchi (Overanalyze), took them to one of racing's biggest stages in 2017, the Breeders' Cup. Also, this year, in just their second year pinhooking yearlings to juveniles, the group had an Arrogate filly they purchased for just $150,000 at Keeneland September sell for $1-million at OBS April. "I grew up in New York and have been going to the track since I was a kid," said...

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Spendthrift's Young Guns at F-T July

Generally well-represented at most sales venues throughout the yearling season, Spendthrift Farm offers a sextet of homebred youngsters, dominated by the offspring of a trio of the nursery's fledgling stallions, at the Fasig-Tipton July sale, set to take place July 13. And while the operation has reached great heights with its marquee stallions--the late Malibu Moon and Into Mischief--the basis of Spendthrift's program has been largely built upon the continuous replenishment of young stallions offered at affordable fees. "We want breeding to work for everybody involved," explained Spendthrift General Manager...

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Champion Accelerate Stamping His First Crop of Yearlings

David Ingordo has undoubtedly inspected thousands of yearlings, many of whom went on to become Ingordo-purchased success stories, since he saw Accelerate (Lookin at Lucky) at the 2014 Keeneland September Sale. Nevertheless, the well-respected agent has a vivid memory of seeing Hip 1162 at the Bluewater Sales consignment, a May-foaled son of the stakes-placed Awesome Again mare Issues. "When a horse first walks out, you get an impression--at least, that's what it is for me," Ingordo said. "And he was an extremely well- balanced horse, plenty of substance to him....

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Freshman Sire Showcase Returns to Fasig-Tipton July Sale

Fasig-Tipton will reintroduce the "Freshman Sire Showcase" as part of the company's 2021 July Selected Yearlings Sale, which will be held July 13 and 14 at the company's headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. Fasig-Tipton will devote a section of the catalogue exclusively to yearlings by stallions with their first crop of yearlings in 2021. Last held in 2010, the new sire showcase was a highly successful element of the July Sale for many years. "We believe that 2021 is the ideal time to bring back the Freshman Sire Showcase," said Fasig-Tipton...

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Fasig-Tipton July Horses of Racing Age Catalogue Grows to 165 Entries

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued an additional 16 entries to its July Horses of Racing Age Sale, increasing the size of the catalogue to 165 entries. These new entries are catalogued as hips 150-165, and may now be viewed online. This latest group of entries includes: QUEEN OF GOD (Hip 152): Three-year-old filly captured the Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway back in March, where she earned 20 Kentucky Oaks points. She hails from the immediate family of leading sire Uncle Mo. She is consigned by WinStar Racing, agent. TRUE VALOUR (IRE) (Hip 154):...

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Fasig To Hold July, Saratoga, NY Bred Sales In One Ky. September Sale

Fasig-Tipton will consolidate its July, Saratoga, and New York-Bred yearling sales into one selected yearling auction--the 2020 Selected Yearlings Showcase--to be held Wednesday and Thursday, September 9-10, at its Lexington, Kentucky facility. The company came to the decision after evaluating the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic for the last several weeks and it was made after consultation with Keeneland, whose September Yearling Sale begins Sept. 14. "We are excited to offer our buyers and sellers a selected yearling venue in Kentucky," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "We envision this catalogue...

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