Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 150 horses for its Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training. The number is down 10.2% from 2011’s total of 167.
The auction is scheduled for April 5 at Lone Star Park and will begin at 11 a.m. (CDT). Its position on the calendar avoids conflicts with major sports events in the area.
The horses will be offered “the day before the Texas Rangers begin the regular season with a home game in nearby Arlington,” said Tim Boyce, Fasig-Tipton’s Texas director of sales. “And our under tack show will be on Monday, April 2, to avoid any clash with local racing. It will give potential buyers plenty of time to see our horses on the racetrack and to complete any pre-sale inspections and checks.”
The auction’s catalog can be viewed online at Fasig-Tipton’s website: www.fasigtipton.com. Print versions will be available from all Fasig-Tipton offices by Feb. 24.
“We are very excited about the quality of the 2-year-olds in the sale and about racing in general in Texas,” Boyce said. “The new owners of Lone Star have made a lot of physical improvements here and are fully committed to reenergizing racing in the Southwest.”