A total of 315 juvenile Thoroughbreds have been catalogued for the Fasig-Tipton Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, scheduled for April 4 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. The catalogue is 19.3% larger than last year's 264 horses."We had a lot of stakes horses from last year's sale get out there and make money for their buyers,," said Fasig-Tipton Texas director of sales Tim Boyce. He noted that Premier Dance, a $45,000 purchase who had won six of 10 starts and $246,880, including five straight Southwest stakes events, came out of that sale. "I think this year's crop can be expected to make a quick return for their investors as well."Several juveniles to be offered this year are offspring of new sires such as Include , Johannesburg, Officer, Pure Prize, Storm Day, Three Wonders and Yonaguska. There also is progeny of leading older sires such as Broken Vow , Carson City, Cherokee Run, Dixie Union, Five Star Day, Grand Slam, Horse Chestnut, Indian Charlie, Maria's Mon, More Than Ready , Smart Strike, Smoke Glacken and Trippi.
Leading Southwest sires represented include Festival of Light, Gold Legend, Leestown, Littlebitlively, Magic Cat, Malagra, New Way, Open Forum, Time Bandit and Texas' perennial kingpin Valid Expectations.The April 4 sale will begin at 10 a.m. and take place in the Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion located just inside the stable area. An under-tack preview show, featuring workouts of horses in the sale, is scheduled for April 2 at 10 a.m.