Fasig-Tipton

Broodmare Dispersal Added to Fasig July; Additional Breeding Stock Entries to be Accepted

Fasig-Tipton has added a breeding stock section to its upcoming July sales in Lexington, Kentucky. The company will offer 18 mares as part of the Far From Over/Fountain of Youth Dispersal. All will be consigned by Stuart Morris. The group of mares are property of a partnership supporting young stallion Far From Over (Blame). The 2015 GIII Withers S. winner had been standing at stud in California before suffering a pelvis injury early in the 2021 breeding season that took him out of service for the remainder of the year....

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Purses Increased on Fasig-Tipton Juvenile Stakes

A pair of juvenile stakes scheduled for June 20 will feature purses of $100,000 each, up from the initial amount of $75,000. The Fasig-Tipton Debutante and Fasig-Tipton Futurity will be contested at five furlongs on Santa Anita's main track and serve as a prelude to Fasig-Tipton's 2-year-old in Training Sale at Santa Anita June 23. The sale's under-tack preview will be held June 21. "We boosted the purses on both races to $100,000 because we want to continue to provide tangible incentives for those owners and horsemen that are investing...

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Notable US-Bred & -Sired Runners in Japan: June 12 & 13, 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 Chukyo and Tokyo Racecourses, including the first career start for an immaculately bred son of Tapit who goes out for one of that sire's biggest Japanese-based supporters: Saturday, June 12, 2021 1st-CKO, ¥9,680,000 ($88k), Maiden, 3yo, 1800m DANON PULSE (JPN)...

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Celebration of Life for Steve Dance to be Held June 16

A celebration of the life of Steve Dance will be held at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium June 16 at 1 p.m. Dance, who passed away May 25 at the age of 78, spent over half-a-century as an auctioneer, both at Fasig-Tipton and at his own Milton J. Dance Company. The sales pavilion may be accessed through the Marquee (South) Gate on York Road, near its intersection with Timonium Road. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested as follows: Baltimore County 4-H Fair, c/o...

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Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: May 30, 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 Sunday running at Chukyo Racecourse, including the return of last-out Group 3 winner Shivaji (First Samurai). Over at Tokyo, a field of 17 is set for the world's richest Derby, the G1 Tokyo Yushun, headed by the undefeated Efforia (Jpn) (Epiphaneia {Jpn}): Sunday, May...

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Berger Shepherds Duo Into the Belmont Fold

What are the chances? Well, actually, it's easy enough to do the math. There were 21,181 Thoroughbred foals in the North American crop of 2018. Of these, Woodstock Farm took in its usual dozen or so colts. And, of these, two will line up next Saturday among the favorites for the final leg of the Triple Crown. "I'm sure it's happened before," says the farm's owner Ben Berger. "At Gainesway and Claiborne, Taylor Made and Lane's End, Darby Dan, all these farms. I'm sure they've had some really good horses...

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Sales Industry Support TCA Charities

Donations from several of last season's sales raised over $100,000 to assist backstretch and farm worker-focused Thoroughbred Charities of America charities. The funds will be awarded to approved grant applicants during TCA's current granting cycle. Heading the 2020 participating sales were Keeneland's September Yearling Sale, November Breeding Stock Sale, and the January Horses of All Ages Sale, which offered buyers the opportunity to donate .05% of their total sale purchases to TCA via a voluntary contribution on their invoices. Fasig-Tipton also made a significant direct contribution in support of these...

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Fasig-Tipton's Steve Dance Dies at 78

Steve Dance, a senior member of Fasig-Tipton's auction team for five decades, passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning at his home in Jarrettsville, MD, which he shared with his wife Nancy. He was in his 78th year and it was suspected he suffered a massive heart attack. Steve worked until the last day of his life and the many sellers and buyers at Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, just a week ago in Timonium, would have seen him plying his lifelong trade on the auction stand in his beloved...

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Fasig Now Accepting July HRA Nominations

Fasig-Tipton is now accepting nominations for its July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, to be held Monday, July 12, in Lexington, Kentucky. The sale will precede Fasig-Tipton's July Selected Yearling Sale, scheduled for the following day. Established in 2013, the sale has continued to rise in prominence and has become a popular buying and selling spot ahead of the boutique summer meets. It has produced sellers up to $1,075,000 and a cumulative average and median of $105,800 and $56,000, respectively. Last year's auction was topped by $475,000 graded stakes-placed...

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Fasig-Tipton Releases Catalog For Santa Anita Sale

The catalog for the Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held Wednesday, June 23, at the Arcadia, California, oval, is now online. The company has cataloged 105 juveniles for the single-session event, who will be put through their paces during the sale's under-track preview Monday, June 21 beginning at 10 a.m. PT. The inaugural F-T Santa Anita sale was topped by a Bernardini--Elbe (GB) filly that fetched $420,000 from Donato Lanni on behalf of owner Sarah Kelly. The 2020 renewal was canceled as a result of the...

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Santa Anita Boosts Closing Day Stakes Purses

California's Santa Anita Park has boosted purses for the Fasig-Tipton Debutante and the Fasig-Tipton Futurity, both 2-year-old stakes scheduled to run Sunday, June 20, which is also closing day. Each will have purses of $100,000, an increase from their original purses of $75,000. Both black-type events are slated to run over five furlongs on the dirt and will be forerunners to Fasig-Tipton's 2-year-olds in training sale at Santa Anita, which will be held June 23. An under-tack preview is scheduled for June 21. "We've boosted the purses on both of...

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Strong Bidding From Start-to-Finish at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

TIMONIUM, MD - After surviving the uncertainties of a pandemic-delayed 2020 renewal, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale returned to its traditional May slot with a record-setting two days in Timonium. The auction concluded Tuesday with its highest-ever gross, average and median. "It was huge. It was crazy good," Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett said Tuesday evening. "People wanted horses and they fought to the end to get them. Even in the supplement, we still had a lot of strong results." Through two sessions, Fasig-Tipton sold 357 juveniles for...

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