(Edited Fasig-Tipton press release)
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall select mixed sale will be conducted in two evening sessions on Nov. 9 and 10, a Monday and a Tuesday, in Lexington. That format is a change from recent years, when the auction had been held on a Sunday night.
“Timing is often a critical issue for our industry, and the fall of 2009 poses special challenges,” said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning. “We will sell on Monday and Tuesday evenings to allow industry members attending the Breeders’ Cup in California on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 6 and 7) to fully participate in the November sales schedule.”
During last year’s edition of the sale, Better Than Honour established a world Thoroughbred auction record for a broodmare when she brought $14 million. Stardom Bound, who would be honored with an Eclipse Award as 2008’s champion 2-year-old filly, sold for $5.7 million.
“Our aim is to recruit high-class stakes fillies and celebrity producers as the nucleus of the sale, as well as a group of weanlings with superior conformation,” Browning said. “It’s a format that has worked well for us and we hope the sale’s proven success will attract the sort of stars which, even in challenging times, are still in strong demand.”
Nominations will close on Aug. 31.