Fasig-Tipton has made minor adjustments to the timing and format of its 2010 Kentucky July selected yearling sale, which will be held at Newtown Paddocks near Lexington on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 13 and 14.
“The new schedule accomplishes two things,” said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning. “The mid-week window avoids conflicts with major weekend racing throughout the world for our buyers, trainers, and international visitors. It also removes, for California visitors, any clash with the opening of racing at Del Mar.”
Del Mar opens on July 21 and runs through Sept. 8.
The two-day, continuous-session auction will begin with a “Freshman Sire Showcase” on Tuesday morning. It will feature only those stallions with first-crop yearlings of 2010. The progeny of second-crop sires, some of which were previously included in the "New Sire Showcase," will now be contained in the main body of the sale.
“There is unquestionably a positive atmosphere when you offer yearlings by these exciting, young racehorses,” Browning said. “The momentum this creates carries right through the sale.”
The deadline for nominations is Jan. 29. Nomination forms are available from all Fasig-Tipton offices and yearlings can also be nominated through the company’s website at www.fasigtipton.com