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.
Fasig-Tipton has added a sale of mixed stock and horses of racing age in New York to this year's auction calendar. The sale will be held Oct. 9 at the company's facility in Saratoga Springs.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 189 yearlings for its 92nd Saratoga sale to be held Aug. 6-7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The 2012 numbers represent an increase of 18% from last year's catalog.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 338 yearlings for the 2012 July Sale of selected yearlings at its Newtown Paddocks headquarters in Lexington, Ky., an increase of nearly 12% over last year's catalog.
Interest in the 2-year-olds in training auction has been high, according to Fasig-Tipton officials.
The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training lived up to its high risk/high reward reputation March 26. For the lucky consignors who hit the jackpot, the riches were greater than they had been in 2011.
If Fasig-Tipton's Boyd Browning expressed his outlook for the Florida select juvenile auction in terms of a weather forecast, his prediction would call for sunny skies and no chance of rain.
Pinhooker Eddie Woods enjoyed a very good day at Palm Meadows Training Center near Boynton Beach, Fla., March 23.
Fasig-Tipton, North American's oldest Thoroughbred auction firm, will once again sponsor the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (gr. II) Feb. 26, Gulfstream Park announced.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 167 horses for its Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The number is down 30.4% from last year's total of 240.
Lexington Catholic High School is gearing up to unveil a new program called the Equine Academy in the fall of 2012.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 425 lots for its Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 6 The auction will be held at the company's Newtown Paddocks complex in Lexington and will begin at 10 a.m. (EST).
Anticipation was high among Fasig-Tipton officials as they prepared for the Kentucky November select mixed sale in Lexington.
By every measure, the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale was a resounding success. Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning said Oct. 26 the company had high expectations, and they were exceeded.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Ramsey Farm will offer the buyers of Cardinalli and Blush the opportunity to breed the mares to Kitten's Joy in 2012 at no additional cost.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 155 lots for its November select breeding stock sale. The auction will be held Nov. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. (EST), at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks complex in Lexington.
Following the generally positive trends in the yearling market this year, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall sale ended with increases of 15.7% in average price and 72.9% in median price from a year ago.
Many 2011 yearling sales have shown improvement in their performances from a year ago and Fasig-Tipton officials are hoping the Midlantic Eastern fall auction also will experience an upswing.
Fasig-Tipton will conduct its Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training next year later than usual. The auction is scheduled for March 26 at the Palm Meadows Training Center near Boynton Beach.
Fasig-Tipton officials are optimistic about the prospects for the company's New York-bred preferred yearling auction, which is scheduled for Aug. 13 and 14 in upstate New York.
A Bernardini colt brings $1.2 million as the select yearling auction's average rises 15.9% and the median grows 4.2%.
On a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points, the opening session of Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling auction showed surprising strength in upstate New York Aug. 8.
Predicting how the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale will perform isn't an easy task. There are reasons to be encouraged and there are reasons to be concerned heading into the boutique auction.
The stakes-winning mare Richbabe and the Street Sense colt that was by her side brought the top price of $240,000 during the first phase of Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt's dispersal.
Esther Marr talks with Boyd Browning, president of Fasig-Tipton, about the July Select sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Watch Video
Bucking a trend in which most public auctions have cut back on the number of horses offered, Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 216 New York-bred yearlings for its Preferred Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 160 horses for its Saratoga select yearling sale. The number is down 20.8% from last year's total of 202. The 91st edition of the auction will be held Aug. 8 and 9 in New York.
Following the conclusion of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training, president Boyd Browning said he was pleased that in spite of the fact there were 69 more horses sold this year the average was down 1.3%.
The opening day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training generated an average price that was only 1.7% below last year's comparable figure and a median price that was down 7.4%.
Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning is optimistic the Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training will continue to perform well.
Fasig-Tipton has not received payment for grade I winner Crisp and the broodmares Little Bonnet and Sky Mom, who were sold for more than $1.9 million combined during the 2010 Kentucky November select mixed sale.
Barns are busy at the Palm Meadows Training Center as the start of the world's fanciest juvenile auction approaches.
If the results of the under tack show Feb. 28 were any indication, the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training is in the process of making a successful transition to its new home, Palm Meadows.
The Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale improved its performance from a year ago in two key areas Feb. 7 in Lexington. The median price rose 7% and the buy-back rate dropped to 22.3% from 28.9% in 2010
Fasig-Tipton will move its March sale of 2-year-olds to the Palm Meadows Training Center in Palm Beach County for the first time beginning March 3.
Shoppers probably will remain cautious even though Breeders' Cup runners and their close relatives will be available.
Walt Robertson, a fixture in the auction stand at Fasig-Tipton sales for more than 30 years, will retire at the end of November.
The auction formerly was conducted at Calder Casino & Race Course.
The Fasig-Tipton Eastern fall yearling sale returned to more solid financial ground during its two-day run that ended Oct. 6 in Timonium, Md.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale, which suffered significant setbacks in its key business figures last year, got some good news during its opening session Oct. 5 in Timonium, Md.
Fasig-Tipon officials expect to see more stability based on other yearling sale results.
The auction will be held Nov. 7 in Lexington, beginning at 4 p.m. (EST).
Fasig-Tipton planning to sell a group of mares in foal on Southern Hemisphere covers during the Kentucky November select mixed auction.
Gross, average, and median rise slightly; buy-back rate drops for New York-breds during first of two sessions Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
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