Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed Catalogue Posted

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 148 entries for the main catalogue of the Midlantic December Mixed Sale, to be held starting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, the auction house said in a release Thursday. "This is an important sale for the Midlantic region," said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett. "There are several quality producers catalogued, as well as weanlings from a variety of state-bred programs by both leading national and regional sires." The main catalogue consists of broodmares, broodmare prospects, weanlings and...

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Fasig Regional Tour Makes Stop in Maryland

Fresh off the heels of a solid yearling sale in California, and with an upcoming stop in New York in a couple weeks, the team at Fasig-Tipton shifts its focus this week to Maryland, where it will hold its two-day Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale in Timonium Monday and Tuesday. Monday's session will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET and features a catalogue of 124 head. The remainder of the 412-horse catalogue will be offered on Tuesday beginning at 11:00 a.m. Last year's catalogue was somewhat larger at 526, grossing $10,266,400 at...

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Timonium Meet Concludes with Handle Increases

The Maryland State Fair meet at Timonium concluded Monday with increases in on-track and total handle. Total wagering at the fair, including money wagered at Timonium on live and simulcast races and simulcast handle on Timonium racing, totaled $7,827,083, up 11.11% from last year. A total of $716,384 was wagered on-track on Timonium racing, up 11.25% from last year, while export handle jumped to $4,103,198, a 39.66% rise from last season. For the second consecutive year, 63 races were conducted, with more than $2 million in purse money distributed. A...

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Offering $287k in Purses, Timonium Meet Kicks off Aug. 25

The 2023 Thoroughbred racing schedule for the upcoming Timonium meet has been released. Running from Aug. 25 through Sept. 4, the week-long meet held during the Maryland State Fair will offer purses of $287,000 daily. The meet will offer two added-money events this year: the $100,000 Timonium Distaff for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and up, going 61/2 furlongs on Saturday, Aug. 26 and the $100,000 Timonium Juvenile for 2-year-olds going 6 1/2 furlongs on Saturday, Sept. 2. Both races are $75,000 guaranteed, plus $25,000 for Maryland-bred or Maryland-sired. The Maryland...

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Midlantic June Two-Year-Olds-In-Training Catalogue Now Online

The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic June Two-Year-Olds-in-Training Sale is now online. The sale is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, at 3 p.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. The under-tack show is scheduled for the day prior, Tuesday, June 27, beginning at 8 a.m. The breeze-up had previously been scheduled for Monday, June 26, but that date has been moved. A new auction for 2023, the sale represents is the last two-year-old sale of the season and is the only sale in June to be conducted over a dirt race track....

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Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds In Training Catalogue Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 575 entries for its upcoming Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held Monday and Tuesday, May 22-23, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. "Buyers will be presented with the strongest Midlantic catalogue in recent memory when they arrive in Timonium this year," said Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett. "We purposefully tightened up our numbers just a bit, while adding increased quality. We have strong sire power, quality individuals, and from what I hear from our consignors, horses that have showed very promising ability in...

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Gulfstream Juvenile Sale Removed From Fasig-Tipton's 2023 Auction Calendar

Fasig-Tipton will not be holding a select 2-year-olds in training sale at Gulfstream Park in 2023. The news was first reported by the Blood-Horse. "The Gulfstream Park facilities are not available for 2023 due to some stabling issues," said Fasig-Tipton's President and CEO Boyd Browning. "The stalls are not available this year. We learned about this in the fall, and we determined this year that the best approach would be to concentrate our efforts on the Midlantic Sale, which last year produced the highest price of a 2-year-old in training,"...

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F-T Midlantic December HORA Supplement Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 94 supplemental horses of racing age for its upcoming Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale. The sale will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. Horses of racing age are catalogued as hips 187-281 in a separate supplemental catalogue. "We have a quality collection of horses of racing age from leading national stables as well as those from the Midlantic region," said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett. "Prospective buyers looking to augment their stables heading into 2023...

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Timonium Meet Kicks off Aug. 26

Thoroughbred racing at the Timonium meet runs Aug. 26 through Sept. 6 during the Maryland State Fair. The meet will conduct the $125,000 Timonium Distaff S. Aug. 27. A $20,000 trainers' awards will be offered this year, sponsored by the Maryland State Fair. Grooms awards will also be given to the best turned out in each race. Annual College Day at the Fair will take place Aug. 27. Eleven $1,000 college scholarships are awarded to preregistered full time college students in attendance.

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Thomas To Judge MHBA Yearling Show

Edited Press Release Jonathan Thomas, trainer of the versatile multiple Grade I winner Catholic Boy, will judge the 88th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show. Open to all yearlings eligible for Maryland-bred registration, the show will be held Sunday, July 24 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds' Horse Show Ring in Timonium. Entries are due by June 24. Thomas was born in Virginia and raised at Paul Mellon's famed Rokeby Farm, where his grandfather, father and mother all worked. Growing up around quality horses, Thomas was 13 when Mellon's homebred...

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Records Fall as F-T Midlantic Sale Concludes

TIMONIUM, MD - With a $3.55-million son of Bernardini providing the auction's biggest fireworks, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale concluded another record-setting renewal in Timonium Tuesday. At the conclusion of business, 391 horses had sold for a gross of $37,297,700--bettering the sale's previous high mark of $33,692,000 set just last year. The average of $95,391 was another record, bettering the mark of $94,375 set last year. The median dipped to $47,000, just 6% off the 2020 record of $50,000. "Last year was such a wow year and, when...

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Strong Opener to Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

TIMONIUM, MD - The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale got off to a strong start Monday in Timonium as it looks to follow up on a record-setting 2021 renewal. "It was a very solid opening session to the sale," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "There was diverse bidding activity literally from buyers all around the world participating today. This has become a really solid marketplace where you can sell a quality horse, you can sell a state-bred horse. There was lots of activity at really all price ranges." A...

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