Fasig-Tipton Sale Offers Accomplished Horses
by Frank Angst
Date Posted: 7/13/2013 5:18:30 PM
Last Updated: 7/14/2013 3:49:21 PM
Just more than a week after her victory in the Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I), Starship Truffles will be offered in the sales ring at the Fasig-Tipton Summer selected horses of racing age sale Monday, July 15 in Lexington.
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.
"We're thrilled to have a grade I winner like Starship Truffles in the inaugural edition of this sale," said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning. "It's not too often that buyers have the opportunity to purchase a female sprint division leader, in her prime, with the big summer and fall races ahead of her."
Fasig-Tipton has emphasized technology in the sale that has encouraged late entries to allow horses like Starship Truffles who have registered recent big wins. Interested buyers have access to past performances, race replays, Ragozin numbers, analysis, and pedigree information on the Fasig-Tipton website.
"For a horse coming off a good race or showing good form, the mid-summer timing of the sale is ideal," Browning said, "and we're confident that a broader buying base, especially encouraging trainers to come to Lexington, will have a positive impact on both the yearling and the racehorse sale.
"We are excited to bring the auction process to this active segment of the market. We will be looking for horses with meaningful racing potential and will offer potential buyers the comfort level and safeguards provided by a public auction."
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