(Edited Fasig-Tipton press release)
Fasig-Tipton and its Australasian and South American representatives have put together the nucleus of a group of mares, in foal on Southern Hemisphere covers, which it will offer during the Kentucky November select mixed auction. The sale company is seeking to recruit additional such mares for the auction, which will be held Nov. 7 in Lexington, and will accept nominations through Aug. 31.
“We have been forming the concept with Byron Rogers and John Fulton, and there is encouraging support from sellers here and from our representatives’ contacts in their respective areas,” said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning. “Buyers from Australia, New Zealand, and South America find it easy to evaluate these offerings, even if they do not attend the sale. We are working on a number of promotional and hospitality ideas in these regions to expand our buyer base.”
“We intend to start carefully and test the market,” Browning continued. “The focus will be to offer a limited number of mares in a continuous sequence during our one-day sale. Race record and pedigree are what we are looking for, in mares primarily in foal to non-shuttling commercial stallions.”