Freshman Sire Showcase

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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Boyd Browning on the Return of the Freshman Sire Showcase

Tuesday, Fasig-Tipton announced the return of the Freshman Sire Showcase. TDN Publisher Sue Finley talked to Fasig's President, Boyd Browning, about the return of this segment of their July Sale, which offers a first look at progeny of new yearling sires. TDN: Why did you put the Freshman Sire Showcase on hold these past 10 years? BB: I think when the New Sire Showcase was discontinued, it was a time in the marketplace when there was a flight to `proven.' And I think that trend from new to proven was...

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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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