Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 372 yearlings for its Texas summer yearling sale. The number is up 2.5% from last year’s total of 363.
The auction will be held Aug. 30 at Fasig-Tipton’s sales facility on the grounds of Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. It will begin at 10 a.m. (CDT).
Following the sale, 53 horses of racing age will be offered in phase III of the Heiligbrodt Racing Stable dispersal.
The 425 horses in the dispersal and the yearling sale combined will be the highest number ever offered by Fasig-Tipton in one day in Texas.
“Talk about critical mass, this year’s (yearling) catalog includes 49 Texas-breds, 214 Louisiana-breds and 52 Oklahoma-breds, ” said Tim Boyce, Fasig-Tipton’s director of sales in Texas. “Our sire power is exciting with about 20% of the sires being first year sires such as Brother Derek, Divine Park , Into Mischief, Midnight Lute , Red Giant, and Tiz Wonderful. All had horses sell for $100,000 or more at the recently concluded Fasig-Tipton July select sale in Kentucky.”
Proven stallions with offspring in the yearling catalog include Exchange Rate , Flatter , Latent Heat, Lemon Drop Kid , Lion Heart, Smoke Glacken, Speightstown , Stormy Atlantic , Successful Appeal , Tale of the Cat , Valid Expectations, and Yes It's True .
“With the sale being on Tuesday, it will give buyers an extra day of looking,” Boyce said. “Our consignors see the Heiligbrodt horses of racing age as a new dimension to the day, which they hope will encourage some new faces (to appear) on the sales grounds. The same format worked well at our recent Kentucky select sale and should feed the energy here as well. If you plan to race in the Southwest, you need to be at this sale.”
Catalogs can be viewed online at Fasig-Tipton’s website: www.fasigtipton.com. They also are available from all Fasig-Tipton offices.
The Texas Thoroughbred Association will conduct a buying and selling seminar Aug. 28, beginning at 10 a.m., at Lone Star Park.