After several 2009 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sales graduates won graded stakes over the Memorial Day weekend, the sale company announced that 407 yearlings had been catalogued for this year's sale in Lexington July 13-14.
Richard Brown has been appointed as Fasig-Tipton's new European representative. Now working for Blandford Bloodstock, Brown is a regular participant in sales in North America and throughout the world.
American breeders and sales companies now have access to India, a market that had been off-limits to U.S. horses for the last five years due to import restrictions.
Read what buyers and consignors had to say about the May 17 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile auction. Read Story
Gross, average, and median rise 23%, 14%, and 8%, respectively, while the buy-back rate falls, and a $650,000 Medaglia d'Oro filly sets a record for a female Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Maryland.
A swift Medaglia d'Oro filly established a record for a female Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Maryland when she brought $650,000 May 17 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
Amazing Hearted, a Lion Hearted colt, brought $240,000 as the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training got under way May 17 in Timonium, Md.
The auction firm's officials are pleased with the quality of the horses and have heard there are a number of horsemen interested in buying.
Consigned to the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training, she works a quarter mile in :21 3/5.
They are the quickest at a quarter mile, each turning in a time of :21 3/5 during the first session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The United States Thoroughbred industry is making efforts to expand into the global marketplace but must get past its domestic-centric mindset, Breeders' Cup president Greg Avioli said April 26.
Improvements, which are scheduled to be completed in late June or early July include new seating, lighting, and colors.
The number is down 19% from last year's total of 500, and the length of the auction has been reduced from two days to one.
Club educates people about the Thoroughbred industry and is designed to attract new participants to the horse business.
After a short break, he's back in training in Florida and probably will be sent to the racetrack in May.
Horses scheduled to be offered include the offspring of such successful sires as Awesome Again, More Than Ready, and Tiznow.
They turn in the fastest works for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Graves is the vice president of recruiting and selections; Welker is the vice president of sales.
With three select juvenile sales in the books for 2010, the president of the NATC discusses the marketplace for Thoroughbreds.
Rate of return on investment grows, rising to 91.9% from only 39% for the 2009 edition of the auction.
The first two major select auctions of the juvenile selling season sent mixed messages about the health of the marketplace. Read Blog
The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training March 2 was as refreshing as a cool ocean breeze on a hot summer day, providing the recession-battered Thoroughbred auction business with some relief.
Reiley McDonald purchases the bay juvenile for Brushwood Stables.
The Florida auction, which has fancy pedigrees, is scheduled for March 2 at Calder Casino and Race Course.
Other horses expected to bring high prices at the Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training include the progeny of Sky Mesa, Tapit, Bernardini, and Empire Maker.
Cutting yearling purchase cost is the key, and consignors to the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale are hoping that a similar strategy works there.
The auction has attracted a large group of domestic and foreign buyers.
Christie Bowling,a daughter of Tony Bowling and a granddaughter of Carl Bowling, dies in a car accident.
After reviewing the auction's catalog, here is a list of top prospects based on workout times, pedigrees, and yearling purchase prices.
Four fillies are the quickest at an eighth of a mile during the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Florida select juvenile auction.
Fasig-Tipton has 223 entries for its 2010 Texas 2-year-olds in training sale at Lone Star Park March 30. The sale begins at 10:00 a.m. The under-tack show will be held March 28 on the main track at 10 a.m.
Bialy is first horse to carry the club's silver and teal colors.
Median price holds steady during the auction, which was held Feb. 8 in Lexington.
Broodmare prospect is the highest-priced horse sold so far at the Kentucky winter mixed sale.
Sale company officials hopeful the market has stabilized after big downturns in 2009.
Fasig-Tipton is a sale company, but it's going racing in an effort to attract new participants for the Thoroughbred business. It's a good idea, and in the long run, it won't just benefit Fasig-Tipton. Read Blog
Several consignors make predictions about the market's performance.
Company president Boyd Browning says catalog is one of the strongest Fasig-Tipton has ever put together for a juvenile auction.
Auction, which is scheduled for Feb. 8 in Lexington, has 115 yearlings among its offerings.
Fasig-Tipton has made minor adjustments to the timing and format of its 2010 Kentucky July selected yearling sale, which will be held at Newtown Paddocks near Lexington on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 13 and 14.
Fasig-Tipton has ramped up its race sponsorship at Gulfstream Park as the Lexington sales company and Florida racetrack unveiled the new "Fasig-Tipton Filly Festival" to be run during the 2010 meet.
Clutch Player, who broke his maiden last month in his first start and was considered a possible prospect for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), died Jan. 4 of pneumonia, Daily Racing Form reported.
The 35,000-square-foot structure is 2 1/2 stories tall.
Median price increases 38.9% from a year ago while buy-back rate falls. Gross drops 21.7%
A Smarty Jones weanling and six mares have been added to the Fasig-Tipton Texas December mixed sale, which will be held Dec. 14 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The debt crisis in Dubai was being closely monitored Nov. 27 by buyers and sellers of high-end Thoroughbreds, but there was no immediate indication Dubai's ruler would scale back his enormous financial ties to the industry in the United States and elsewhere.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 105 horses for the Texas December mixed sale, which will be held at Lone Star Park Dec. 14. The auction will start at noon (CST).
This year, without as much star power, the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale suffered sharp downturns of 59.4% in gross revenue, 52.7% in average price, and 32% in median price Nov. 10.
Three participants in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships â€" Diamondrella, Lethal Heat, and Magical Fantasy -- were scheduled to be offered at the Nov. 10 Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale in Lexington as of Nov. 9. Grade I winner Diamondrella finished 11th in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint; grade II winner Lethal Heat was seventh in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I); and grade I winner Magical Fantasy finished fifth in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).
While the plunging economy was pounding other mixed sales late in 2008, the Fasig-Tipton November select auction generated spectacular results. The gross revenue rose 35.1% from the previous year while the average price and median prices increased 58.8% and 38.9%, respectively.
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