Mike Machowsky

'Very Positive' Fasig-Tipton California Sale Topped by $250K Vronsky Colt

by Dan Ross & Jill Williams A $250,000 colt by late California sire Vronsky led Tuesday's one-session Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age Sale, topping a dozen lots to sell for six figures. While the $5,751,500 gross for 185 head and $15,000 median (-11.76%) declined somewhat from the 2022 edition, average was up slightly from $30,522 in 2022 to $31,089 (+1.86%) this year. The buy-back rate, 25.7% in 2022, rose to 34%. "Buy-backs may be up a little bit," said Fasig-Tipton's California representative Mike Machowsky. "But the...

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'Stepped Up the Quality': Fasig-Tipton California Sale Tuesday

The one-day Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age sale, which has firmly established its spot on the calendar for West Coast buyers, will get underway Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Fairplex Sales Pavilion near Pomona. Expectations for the sale, now in its fifth edition, continue to grow every year. "If you race in California, you have to have Cal-breds in your barn," said Fasig-Tipton's California representative and former California-based trainer Mike Machowsky. "You need a balance in your stables and a lot of trainers and owners realize...

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Fasig-Tipton California Yearling Catalogue Now Available

A total of 283 horses have been catalogued for the upcoming Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearling Sale. The auction will be held Sept. 26 in Pomona, with bidding slated to begin at 11 a.m. PT. "This sale is the focal point for all those wanting to participate in the lucrative California-bred program, and this year's catalogue is strong in both quantity and quality," said Fasig-Tipton California representative Mike Machowsky. "While this sale primarily showcases the best of the California breeding program, there are several leading national sires represented, as well." A...

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Fasig-Tipton California Horses of Racing Age Supplement Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 53 horses of racing age entries for its upcoming California Fall Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age sale. These entries, which are catalogued as hips 301-353, will be sold immediately following the conclusion of the yearling portion of the catalogue. "This is a quality group of horses of racing age, providing buyers with 'ready to run' opportunities ahead of Santa Anita's autumn meet," said Mike Machowsky, Fasig-Tipton's California Representative. "We have a wide variety of offerings, ranging from stakes horses, to recent winners, to unraced 2-year-olds with...

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Fasig-Tipton California Sale Tuesday

Bidding returns to the Fairplex Sales Pavilion in Pomona Tuesday for the one-session Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings and Horses of All Ages Sale. The action begins at noon, with 251 catalogued yearlings, and--for the first time--21 weanlings and broodmare/broodmare prospects in a section of horses of all ages. "The catalogue is very strong," said Fasig-Tipton's California representative Mike Machowsky. "There are some good-pedigreed horses and some good stallions on top of that, with Kentucky-sired Cal-breds, as well as our local sires." Shoppers were out in force on the sales grounds...

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F-T California Fall Yearlings & Horses of All Ages Catalogue Available

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 267 entries for its California Fall Yearlings and Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Fairplex in Pomona, California. The sale will begin at 12 p.m. PDT. Hips 1-248 are all yearlings--primarily bred in California--by leading sires both nationally and regionally. Hips 249-267 consist of broodmares, racing and or broodmare prospects, and weanlings. "We are very pleased with how this catalogue has come together, especially from a pedigree point of view," said Fasig-Tipton California Representative Mike Machowsky. "Sire power represented among...

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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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