Leif Aaron Named Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales

Leif Aaron has been named Fasig-Tipton's Director of Digital Sales ahead of the projected launch of its digital sales platform in the first quarter of 2022. Aaron has served as stallion nominations manager for Juddmonte USA since 2018. Prior to Juddmonte, Aaron worked for eight years as stakes filly recruiter and account manager for Taylor Made Sales Agency. He is also a graduate of the Darley Flying Start Program. "We are very excited and optimistic about entering the digital sales environment and believe Leif is the perfect person to lead...

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Notable Runners By US Sires in Japan: Jan. 22, 2022

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this Saturday running at Chukyo. Also of note in Japan over the weekend is a debuting Deep Impact (Jpn) colt out of GI Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar, while the weekend's action at group level features the progressive Potager (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn})...

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49 Supplemented to Fasig Winter Mixed Sale

An additional 49 supplemental entries have been added to the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, scheduled for Feb. 7 and 8 in Lexington. Among the supplements, which are catalogued as hips 500-548, are: Vacay (hip 501): Four-year-old daughter of Not This Time was a stakes winner at two and multiple stakes-placed at three. Consigned as a broodmare prospect by Highgate Sales, agent. Wink Texas (hip 520): Stakes-placed 4-year-old filly from the family of Grade I winners Seventh Street, American Gal and Authentic. Consigned as a broodmare prospect by James...

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Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky Winter Mixed Catalogue Online

Fasig-Tipton's catalogue for the Kentucky Winter Mixed sale, to be held Feb. 7-8, is now online. The main catalogue has 500 entries. Supplemental entries will continue to be accepted over the coming weeks. Sessions will begin each day at 10 a.m. "Buyers looking to fill orders before the start of breeding season will be impressed with the quality of this year's catalogue," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "We have a deep assortment of stakes-credentialed racing and broodmare prospects and proven producers, and the covering sire and yearling sire power represented...

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Pin Oak Stud's Abercrombie Passes at 95

Lifelong horsewoman Josephine Abercrombie died peacefully at her home on Pin Oak Stud in Woodford County, Kentucky Jan. 5. She was 95. Abercrombie is survived by two sons, George Anderson Robinson IV and Jamie Abercrombie Robinson, as well as grandchildren George Anderson Robinson V and Blair Abercrombie Robinson. Abercrombie, the only child of Texas oilman and Cameron Iron Works founder J. S. "Mr. Jim" Abercrombie and Lillie Frank Abercrombie, was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Kingston, Jamaica. Growing up in Texas, her love of horses begun at a young age,...

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West, Gordon Launch Highgate Sales

Jill Gordon and Jacob West have launched Highgate Sales, a new sales company which will make its debut at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale in February. Highgate Sales will offer consignments at breeding stock, yearling, and horses of racing age sales, as well as offering appraisals, private purchases and sales, and portfolio management services. Gordon formerly worked at Claiborne Farm as the Sales and Client Relations Manager for 3 1/2 years after a three-year stint at Warrendale Sales. In her role at Claiborne, she oversaw all aspects of the...

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Fasig-Tipton to Sponsor Chilean Oaks

Fasig-Tipton will sponsor the Clásico Las Oaks (Chilean Oaks) Friday, Dec. 17 at Club Hípico de Santiago. The Classic has been run in Chile since 1905, and as of 2006 has been contested over 2,000 meters. It will be race 14 of 20 and post time is 6:06 p.m. local time (4:06 p.m. EST). Y Nada Mas (Chi) (Constitution), owned by Stud Haras Don Alberto, is the likely favorite on the back of five wins from seven starts, with two further placings. "This is one of the most important races...

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Safalow's Mission Tops Fasig December Sale

A maiden juvenile colt named Safalow's Mission (Mission Impazible) (Hip 267) topped the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale Tuesday, bringing $130,000 from trainer Linda Rice, acting on behalf of Thelma and Louise Stable. "He was purchased for a new client, Thelma & Louise Stable," Rice said. "He is a very attractive horse. He is a half-brother to a filly that I trained, My Roxy Girl (Emcee), who has earned over $600,000 on the NYRA circuit. He ran well in both of his previous starts and...

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Fasig Midlantic Mixed Sale Tuesday

Fasig-Tipton's annual Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale will take place Tuesday in Timonium, MD beginning at 11:00 a.m. A sizable catalog of 401 head has been assembled this year, including 232 broodmares and broodmare prospects, weanlings and yearlings in addition to a sizable horses of racing age supplement. Last year's topper was $195,000 racing or broodmare prospect Fly On Angel (Palace Malice), winner of the GIII Charles Town Oaks earlier that term. She was purchased by Cypress Creek LLC and consigned by Northview Stallion Station, agent...

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F-T Adds 167 Supplements to Midlantic Sale

Fasig-Tipton has added 167 supplemental horses of racing age to the Midlantic December Mixed & Horses of Racing Age Sale, to be held Tuesday, Dec. 7. The supplements are now online and are catalogued as hips 233-399 in a separate supplemental catalogue. "This is our fifth year offering a horses of racing age supplement at Midlantic December, and we could not be more pleased with the large group we have catalogued," said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett. "Prospective buyers will find quality in-form entries that will suit a variety...

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Notable US-Breds In Japan: Nov. 13 & 14, 2021

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Tokyo and Hanshin Racecourses. There is one Group 1 on each of the remaining seven weekends in 2021, kicking off with Japan's version of the Queen Elizabeth II Cup for fillies and mares, a race that would have attracted Loves...

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Stars Align at Fasig-Tipton November

by Jessica Martini, Brian DiDonato, and Christie DeBernardis LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton November Sale opened Tuesday afternoon with strong returns for its weanling offerings before exploding with frenetic bidding from an internationally diverse buying bench on a wide selection of superstar mares that ultimately produced a sales record gross of $103,699,000 for 149 head. That figure bested the auction's previous record of $89,473,000 which was set in 2018. The average of $695,966 was the second highest in sale history, falling short only of the 2008 average of $772,297, while...

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