Fasig-Tipton

Safety Protocols Announced Ahead of Midlantic 2YO Sale

Officials at Fasig-Tipton have announced a set of COVID-19 protocols that will be instituted in advance of next week's Midlantic Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and this week's under-tack previews.   Screening measures, including temperature checks and health screening questions, will be in place to gain admittance to the sales grounds for all staff, participants and attendees; Cloth face coverings are required in accordance with U.S. CDC recommendations; Participants will not be allowed to congregate. At least six feet of distance must be maintained between people; Seating capacity in the...

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Online Registration Opens for F-T Midlantic Sale

Online bidding registration is now open for the June 29-30 Fasig-Tipton upcoming Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. To register for an online bidding account, visit http://bidonline.fasigtipton.com. After setting up an account, the user must next request to "Register to Bid" for the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Once approved to bid, the user may join the auction room. For a complete guide on how to register and bid online at all future Fasig-Tipton auctions, click here. This guide includes visual tutorials, as...

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F-T Midlantic 2yo Supplemental Entries Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 13 supplemental entries for the upcoming Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, which will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland June 29-30. The under-tack show will be held June 24-26. To view supplemental entries (hips 551-563) online, click here. Supplemental entries may also be viewed via the Equineline sales catalogue app. Printed versions of the supplemental catalogue will be available on the sales grounds. Included among the supplemental entries are siblings to multiple Grade I winner Midnight Lucky (Midnight Lute), in addition to stakes...

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Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: June 6 & 7, 2020

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 Hanshin and Tokyo Racecourses, the latter of which hosts the best race on the planet this weekend, Sunday's G1 Yasuda Kinen, featuring 2018 Horse of the Year Almond Eye (Jpn) (Lord Kanaloa {Jpn}) as well as US-bred G1SW Mr Melody...

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Fasig-Tipton Now Accepting Nominations for July Selected HORA Sale

Fasig-Tipton will conduct its July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, as scheduled, on Monday, July 13 at the company's Lexington, Kentucky facility. Nominations for the sale are now open. "We are pleased to announce that we will be conducting our popular July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale on its originally scheduled date," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "In 2020, this sale is as important as it has ever been, providing racing stables a much-needed venue to transact business ahead of the major summer race meets." "Our intent is...

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Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2YO Catalogue Online

A total of 550 juveniles have been catalogued for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, June 29 and 30, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at Timonium. Both sessions will begin at 11 a.m. ET. The online catalogue may be viewed here. Print catalogues will be available beginning June 8. Under-tack shows will take place Wednesday through Friday, June 24-26 and will kick off at 8 a.m. ET. "Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training has produced more Grade I winners than any other U.S. 2-year-old sale in...

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NY-Breds to be Catalogued as a Group at F-T Midlantic

All New York-bred yearlings entered at Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale will be catalogued together as a group in 2020, the company announced Wednesday. "Having to cancel our Saratoga auctions this year due to Covid-19 has displaced many New York-bred yearlings," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "By cataloguing New York-breds together at Midlantic Fall, we are providing buyers with a large group of New York-breds that can easily be zeroed in on. We annually have strong representation from New York owners and trainers at Midlantic Fall, which makes the sale...

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F-T Midlantic Yearlings Sale and OBS October to Switch Dates

Fasig-Tipton and Ocala Breeders' Sales Company have come to an agreement to switch dates for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale and OBS October Yearlings Sale. Fasig-Tipton's sale will now be held Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5-6, in Timonium, Maryland to coincide with the rescheduled GI Preakness S. in nearby Baltimore. The sale had previously been scheduled for Oct. 12-13. OBS will now conduct its Selected Yearlings Sale Oct. 13 and its Open Yearlings Sale Oct. 14-15 at its Ocala, Florida facility. OBS's two yearlings sales were originally slated for...

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ThoroughbredAuctions.com Mixed Sale a Test for Online Auctions

Selling Thoroughbred horses online has never quite caught on in the U.S. as buyers and their advisors are obviously reluctant to purchase a horse they cannot examine in person. But a West Virginia-based auction company is forging ahead with an ambitious online sale later this month, its owners confident that Thoroughbred racing is ready to accept the online marketplace. "In 2000, if you asked me if this is going to work I would have said no," said Tim Jennings, who runs ThoroughbredAuctions.com with his wife, Cathy. "I just didn't think...

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Gamine Another Mighty Oak from ‘Grand’ Acorns

It's a French word, applied to a young woman of attractively boyish features. But the naming of Gamine (Into Mischief) appears to reflect a less elfin quality; to suggest something closer to the power and masculinity of the "tomboy." For here is a young female with all the assertive virility of her barnmates Charlatan (Speightstown) and Nadal (Blame), who followed in her scalded prints when also scoring on the final card of the Oaklawn meet 10 days ago. The two colts, of course, won a division apiece of the GI...

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In Advance of Horse Influx, Human COVID-19 Testing Begins in Kentucky

by T.D. Thornton & Bill Finley Even before their stabling areas officially begin readmitting horses next week, Churchill Downs and Keeneland are already working in tandem to provide on-site COVID-19 testing of backstretch workers and licensed personnel who will be involved when racing resumes at Churchill May 16. A negative result will be required to gain access to both racetracks. The mandate of swab testing for all Kentucky racetrack personnel exceeds the scope of recommendations published May 7 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). Bob Elliston, Keeneland's vice president...

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NTRA LAC Attracts Highest Support Since 2008

The Legislative Action Committee of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) attracted voluntary contributions in 2019 of $750,000, the highest amount contributed to the campaign since the pre-recession year of 2008. The NTRA LAC is a program that supports the breeding and racing industry's federal legislative efforts in Washington, D.C. More than 5,000 individuals and farms support the program and the funds are raised primarily through the NTRA's voluntary check-off program supported by buyers and consignors at Thoroughbred auctions equal to one-quarter of one percent of the prices of horses...

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