The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training will be held in a new location in 2011. It will move from Calder Casino & Race Course to MI Developments’ Palm Meadows training facility.
The auction will be conducted March 3. Its under tack show is scheduled for Feb. 28.
“We believe this is an exciting and unique opportunity to work with MI Developments,” said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning. “Horsemen from around the world will find Palm Meadows to be one of the most beautiful and sophisticated training centers of its kind, and the sale to be memorable for its setting and talented 2-year-olds.”
Palm Meadows, a 286-acre facility, can accommodate 1,325 horses in 40 barns. It is located in Palm Beach County, approximately 45 miles north of Gulfstream Park.
“We are delighted to welcome Fasig-Tipton to Palm Meadows,” said MID chairman Frank Stronach. “This brings together two of Thoroughbred racing’s industry leaders and it continues MID’s commitment to enhance Thoroughbred racing to fans, horsemen, consignors, and buyers throughout the world.”
A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go to Blue Horse Charities. Formed in 2001, Blue Horse Charities assists in providing a humane solution for Thoroughbreds no longer suitable for breeding or racing. The charity is funded by buyers, consignors, and Fasig-Tipton.