The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale is saving the best for last. Early in the afternoon of the third and final session, a Smart Strike colt became the highest-priced horse sold so far when he brought $270,000.
Fueled by three horses that sold for more than $200,000 apiece, the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale kept churning out impressive results during its second session after getting off to a fast start on its opening day.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale has a new price leader. An Arch filly brought $260,000 at about 2:30 p.m. EDT during the auction's second session Oct. 25 in Lexington.
A flashy Unbridled's Song filly became the highest-priced horse sold so far at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale when she brought $210,000 during the lunch hour of the auction's second session Oct. 25.
A Macho Uno colt commanded $180,000 to become the highest-priced horse sold so far during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale Oct. 24 in Lexington.
After a sizzling opening session Oct. 24, it didn't take the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale long to generate a six-figure price during its second session.
Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky fall yearling sale soared at the start, and company officials expected the market to remain upbeat throughout the auction's three-day run in Lexington.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale's reputation has improved dramatically in recent years.
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.
The 2011 Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale print catalog contains "QR Code Enhanced Pedigrees." It is the first Thoroughbred sale catalog to ever offer this technology, according to Fasig-Tipton.
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.
Fasig-Tipton Company has announced that the Estate of Carl Lizza Jr.'s Flying Zee Stable, with Hidden Brook Farm as agent, will disperse the vast majority of its Thoroughbreds at auctions this fall and winter.
Multiple grade I winner Smiling Tiger has been entered in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale.
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.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale opened with a 100% increase in its median price from a year ago and a 20.2% upswing in its average price. A Hard Spun colt topped the session, bringing $200,000 Oct. 4.
There have been some positive developments at this year's yearling sales, but the upswing is far from robust. read blog
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.
The auction is scheduled for Oct. 24-26 in Lexington, with each session beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT).
Auction company executives had planned to meet Sept. 16 in Lexington to discuss an animal-rights group's call for changes at 2-year-olds in training sales.
Hilda's Passion, winner of the Aug. 27 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I), will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale even though she has suffered an injury
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 535 yearlings for its Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale. The number is down 17.1% from last year's total of 635.
Gross and average for the yearling sale mirror 2010 figures; the median was steady at $5,000. A Louisiana-bred City Zip filly tops the sale at $78,000.
The combination of high stud fees and falling Thoroughbred prices has battered commercial breeders financially in recent years. But this year they finally are getting some relief based on results of two early auctions.
Nancy Dillman of Stonegate Farm discusses her good fortune to breed grade I winner Havre de Grace and that runner's half brother, which brought $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale read blog
Fasig-Tipton Texas will conduct the largest single day of selling in its history Aug. 30, when 425 horses are scheduled to go through the auction ring.
Javier Castellano described Union Rags as "unbelievable" following the Three Chimneys Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 15 in upstate New York.
Memories of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale are pleasant ones for many people. Read what buyers and consignors had to say.
The surging Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale ended its two-night run in upstate New York Aug. 14 with impressive results as shoppers dreamed of a lucrative future with their purchases.
The Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale enjoyed some big upswings in its key business figures on its opening night, Aug. 13, in upstate New York.
With expectations that funding for the New York-bred program will increase about 100% by 2014, officials hope to strike a balance with plans to expand its offerings and rewards for owners and breeders.
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.
Eric Mitchell recaps Day 2 of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, and overall results from the 2-day auction. Watch Video
A Bernardini colt brings $1.2 million as the select yearling auction's average rises 15.9% and the median grows 4.2%.
Eric Mitchell talks with Buzz Chace about the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. Buzz provides insight on how the sale will be productive and when you will see action. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales. Watch Video
Eric Mitchell discusses the strong first day of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Watch Video
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.
A $950,000 filly by Bernardini, out of the grade I winner Sugar Shake, was the top-selling filly during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select sale Aug. 8.
Sheikh Mohammed and his entourage got busy early during opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale in upstate New York Aug. 8.
Which horse is going to bring the most money during the Aug. 9 second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale? Nobody knows for sure, but here's a list of horses that are generating buzz.
Eric Mitchell asks Craig Bandoroff about his Raven's Pass filly in this year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales. Watch Video
Read about the horses in the Aug. 8 first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale that are generating a buzz.
There's plenty to talk about at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, from economic setbacks to wealthy buyers to horses with fancy pedigrees.
Everett Dobson is increasing his involvement in the Thoroughbred business at a time when many people are pulling back.
Eric Mitchell talks with Frank Taylor at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale. What will the sale hold in comparison with the Kentucky July sale? Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales. Watch Video
Eric Mitchell talks with Boyd Browning, President/CEO of Fasig-Tipton, about the expectations for the Fasig-Tipton sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales. Watch Video
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.
Horse Racing Radio Network will provide live coverage of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale from the sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, NY on Aug. 8-9.
Fasig-Tipton is once again offering "Virtual Yearling Inspection" videos for its upcoming Saratoga select sale on the company's website (www.fasigtipton.com).
- By Vic Zast
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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.
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