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$500k Co-Toppers as Fasig-Tipton October Reaches Midpoint

LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale continued to churn out steady results as the four-day auction reached its midway point Tuesday with a pair of colts sharing the sale's top price of $500,000. Through two sessions, 520 yearlings have sold for $24,157,300, for an average of $46,456 and a median of $22,000. "It was another solid session today," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr. "We saw a continuation of the same trends that we've seen throughout the yearling sales season. There are still plenty of people here in...

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Last Stop for Yearlings: Fasig-Tipton October Sale Starts Monday

LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale, which has produced back-to-back record-setting renewals, returns Monday morning with the first of 1,605 catalogued yearlings scheduled to go through the ring at Newtown Paddocks at 10 a.m. As shoppers made the rounds at the sales grounds on a brisk fall morning the Bluegrass Sunday, consignors were expecting to see some familiar trends during the upcoming four-session auction. "It's going to be interesting to see where the level of quality is here," said Legacy Bloodstock's Tommy Eastham. "I think [the market] is...

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Catalogue for Fasig-Tipton's July Sale Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 370 selected yearlings for The July Sale, to set to be held on Tuesday, Jul. 11, at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, KY. The sale gets underway at 10:00 a.m. "Sellers have shown increased interest in July this year, resulting in a catalogue that is 23% larger than last year's," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said. "We will kick the sale off with the Freshman Sire Showcase--offering a flashy group of individuals by this year's first crop yearling sires--before transitioning into the more proven sire-populated segment of the catalogue....

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Fasig-Tipton October Brings Curtain Down on Yearling Sales Season

Fasig-Tipton, which hosted the opening event of the season with its July Selected Yearlings Sale, will bring the curtain down on the yearlings auction season with its four-day Kentucky October Yearlings Sale which begins Monday at the company's Newtown Paddocks. The sale continues through Thursday with sessions beginning daily at 10 a.m. The 2021 October sale was a barnburner, setting new records for gross, average and median, and consignors are hoping this year's edition continues a string of strong results this season. "The market has been very strong throughout the...

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Optimism Prevails as Yearlings Go Back on the Market at Fasig-Tipton July Sale

LEXINGTON, KY - The yearling sales season kicks off Tuesday with the Fasig-Tipton July Sale of Selected Yearlings at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington. Bidding at the one-session auction begins at 10 a.m. "We're optimistic," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said of expectations for the sale. "We've seen a very solid 2-year-old marketplace throughout the spring. There is demand for quality horses, certainly plenty of interest. Racing is pretty good right now." On a balmy Monday morning in Lexington, buyers were out in force and consignors were busy showing yearlings to a...

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Horses Of All Ages On Offer At Newtown Paddocks Monday

Fasig-Tipton will offer racehorses during their traditional July time slot for the 10th straight year Monday, but with an added twist. After adding a broodmare portion to last year's auction, most of which was a dispersal, the sales company has decided to incorporate breeding stock again this year and has therefore renamed the auction the Fasig-Tipton July Horses of All Ages Sale. "Last year with the dispersal, it kind of sparked the concept," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "And you know, we had some people this year who reached out...

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Into Mischief Reigns Supreme at Fasig-Tipton July

by Christie DeBernardis & Christina Bossinakis LEXINGTON, KY - It was a very strong day of trade across the board at Fasig-Tipton's July Selected Yearlings Sale Tuesday, and, to no one's surprise, offspring of Into Mischief proved to be the auction's most coveted offerings. The Spendthrift kingpin accounted for three of the day's top four sellers, including the $800,000 sales topper (hip 123), who sold to Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and LNJ Foxwoods. "He is an amazing stallion," Fasig Tipton President Boyd Browning. Jr. said of Into Mischief. "He is always...

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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 Winter Mixed Sale Starts Monday

The Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale, ideally positioned just ahead of next week's start of the breeding season, opens for its two-day run Monday morning at Newtown Paddocks. Hips one through 324, a collection of racing and breeding prospects and short yearlings, will be offered Monday and will be followed Tuesday by hips 325 through 673. Bidding begins each day at 10 a.m. "I've always really liked this sale because of its timing," said consignor Zach Madden, whose Buckland Sales brings a 13-horse consignment into the auction. "There is a little...

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Fasig-Tipton Catalogues 662 for Selected Yearlings Showcase

Fasig-Tipton, which has been forced to shuffle its traditional calendar of yearling auctions due to the global pandemic, has released a catalogue of 662 head for its Selected Yearlings Showcase, which will be held Sept. 9 and 10 at its Newtown Paddocks in Lexington. Fasig-Tipton cancelled its three select sales--the July, Saratoga and New York-Bred Sales--and the showcase auction will be its only select sale of 2020. "We are thrilled with the overall quality of the catalogue, both in terms of the pedigree and the physical conformation of the horses,"...

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