Borges Torrealba's $800,000 bid for a Smart Strike filly raised the roof at Fasig-Tipton's October yearling sale, which ended with big increases overall.
Esther Marr reflects on the many types of buyers present at today's sale. She gives today's numbers, sale topper details, and compares this year to last year. Boyd Browning also comments on the sale. watch video
Fasig-Tipton will conduct the Florida sale of selected 2-year-olds in training for 2014 at Adena Springs South in Williston, near Ocala on March 24, 2014, with the under-tack show scheduled for March 21.
Fasig-Tipton's October yearling sale was on the chopping block three years ago, but the Lexington auction has proven its value with improving numbers since 2009.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr talks with Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning about the past history of the October Sale and what he expects this year. Boyd also talks about who has come to the sale and what type of horse is available. watch video
Esther Marr talks with Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning about the past history of the October Sale and what he expects this year. Boyd also talks about who has come to the sale and what type of horse is available. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Fasig-Tipton announced Oct. 9 the addition of three broodmares to its 2013 November Sale supplemental catalog: Danceinthesunlight, Mi Vida, and Champagne d'Oro are cataloged as hips 213, 214, and 215.
Fasig-Tipton announced Oct. 7 that Golden Artemis, the dam of impressive Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) winner My Conquestadory, will be offered at Fasig-Tipton's November Sale, along with her weanling filly by Desert Party.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 210 selected entries for the November sale, its premier mixed sale to be held in Lexington Nov. 4.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1,130 yearlings for its October sale Oct. 21-23 in at the sales company's pavilion in Lexington. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. ET daily.
Fasig-Tipton says the recent announcement of major incentive increases to the owners and breeders of Maryland-breds could make the 87 Maryland-breds among the 390 yearlings in the Midlantic fall yearling sale more appealing.
Yearling sales are stable and growing. read blog
A record-setting $430,000 yearling was the highlight of a strong Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale, which ended its two-night run on a powerful upswing for the third year in a row.
Opening night for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred preferred yearling sale saw powerful gains as 18 horses, topped by a $300,000 filly, sold for $100,000 or more Aug. 10.
Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga selected yearling sale underwent a correction during the Aug. 6 second session, but the two-day sale produced results that company officials said were indicative of a healthy marketplace.
Topped by a Dynaformer filly sold for $1,225,000, Fasig-Tipton's annual Saratoga selected yearling sale soared Aug. 5, with the average increasing by 20% over the comparable session a year ago.
The Whitney Invitational Handicap and the pleasant 70-degree temperatures were hot conversation topics as potential buyers kept consignors busy in the days leading up to the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings.
The new sale, which will allow buyers a chance to purchase horses already accomplished on the track, will follow Monday's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.
After a strong 2-year-old sales season, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky hopes to build on last year's July sale that saw a 16.3% increase in average price to $81,291 and a 15.1% spike in gross to $15,364,000.
Starship Truffles, winner of the Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) at Calder Race Course, will be offered at Fasig-Tipton's summer selected horses of racing age sale in Lexington July 15.
Fasig-Tipton's new horses of all ages sale that is utilizing new technology in the way horses are cataloged and information is disseminated is gaining momentum. A dozen horses have been added recently for the July 15 event.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 299 selected yearlings for its New York Bred yearling sale scheduled Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11. Sessions will begin at 7 p.m. in the Humphrey S. Finney Sale Pavilion.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 152 selected yearlings for its 93rd Saratoga sale, to be held in upstate New York Monday and Tuesday evenings, Aug. 5 and 6.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 258 selected yearlings for The July Sale, which will be held in Lexington July 15. The 2013 catalog may now be viewed at Fasig-Tipton's website and will be available from the company's offices.
Spendthrift Farm stallion Malibu Moon was represented by two of the seven co-bullet workers who sped an eighth of a mile in 10 seconds flat during Fasig-Tipton's under tack show at Palm Meadows Training Center March 22.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 136 entries for its 2013 Florida sale of selected 2-year-olds in training. The sale will be held at Palm Meadows Training Center near Boynton Beach.
The one-day Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale already was registering strong numbers on Feb. 11 in Lexington when a supplemental catalog from Eugene Melnyk's breeding operation assured a grand finale.
Several late additions to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale have added considerable intrigue to the one-day auction at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington Feb. 11. The sale will begin at 10 a.m.
Fasig-Tipton has announced the addition of a horses of racing age sale in July that will be innovative in how horses are selected and marketed prior to the auction.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 295 entries for its Kentucky winter mixed sale to be held at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington on Monday, Feb. 11.
The sale of Havre de Grace for the third-highest price ever for a broodmare or broodmare prospect highlights a sale that saw gross receipts nearly double.
The Fasig-Tipton November sale, which is known for its prominent cast of selected entries, will again feature several standouts, including this year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Zagora.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr talks with Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning about the November sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale concluded with a record-setting flourish in Lexington.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale is bigger than ever. There are 1,254 horses cataloged for the auction, which will be held Oct. 22-24 in Lexington. The number is up 24.5% from 2011's total of 1,007.
Fasig-Tipton has been named a presenting partner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Several industry groups, including 13 prominent breeding farms in Kentucky, have developed plans to provide funds beginning in 2013 to support the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 180 lots for its Kentucky November select mixed sale. The auction is scheduled for Nov. 5 in Lexington and will start at 5 p.m. (EST).
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged a record 1,254 for its Kentucky fall yearling sale, which will be held Oct. 22-24 in Lexington. The number is up 24.5% from last year's total of 1,007.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 254 head for its Fall Mixed Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The sale in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion begins at 11 a.m. (ET).
Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale ends two-night run on a powerful upswing for a second straight year, with a strong closing session Aug. 12 and 20 horses sold for $100,000 or more--including a $330,000 sale topper.
After suffering significant setbacks in prices on its opening night, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale experienced a welcome surge in business during its second and final session Aug. 7 in upstate New York.
Based on pre-sale expectations, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale fizzled more than it sizzled in its opening session Aug. 6 in upstate New York.
Sheikh Mohammed and other top buyers are ready to shop at the yearling auction in upstate New York.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr interviews Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning on the Saratoga Yearling Sale. watch video
Havre de Grace, 2011's Horse of the Year, is "doing terrific" in retirement, according to her owner, Rick Porter, and he's planning to send her to a November mixed sale in Kentucky.
Fasig-Tipton July select auction received generally good reviews as it launched the 2012 yearling selling season in a solid fashion.
Esther Marr asks Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning about expectations for the July Sale. watch video
The yearling market ended a four-year slump in 2011 and many horsemen are confident that the rebound will continue during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling auction.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 260 yearlings for its New York-bred preferred sale. The number is up 20.4% from last year's total of 216.
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