Some horses competing in the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 5 and 6 at Churchill Downs will be headed to the sale ring at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland immediately afterward.
Auctions are scheduled for Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, and Texas.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale, which ended its three-day run Oct. 27 in Lexington, generated results that were "totally expected," according to the auction firm's chairman Walt Robertson.
Median price declines 35.5% and the buy-back rate increases.
A filly by Hard Spun is the highest-priced horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.
A Tapit colt brought the most expensive price of $280,000 from Canadian-based trainer Mark Casse, agent.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale bucked the generally negative trends in 2009, posting increases in gross, average price, and median price while many other auctions were suffering major setbacks.
Playa May, the dam of Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner Uncle Mo, to sell as Hip No. 122 at Fasig-Tipton Ky. November sale as part of the Denali Stud consignment.
Daughter of Bernstein won Keeeneland's Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes Oct. 15; to be offered during F-T's The November Sale Nov. 7.
It's good news (I think) that Fasig-Tipton is moving its Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training to Palm Meadows, but it's bad news that Walt Robertson is retiring. I'll miss him. Read Blog
Walt Robertson, a fixture in the auction stand at Fasig-Tipton sales for more than 30 years, will retire at the end of November.
Horses are scheduled to be sold during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale and the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
The auction formerly was conducted at Calder Casino & Race Course.
The Fasig-Tipton Eastern fall yearling sale returned to more solid financial ground during its two-day run that ended Oct. 6 in Timonium, Md.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale, which suffered significant setbacks in its key business figures last year, got some good news during its opening session Oct. 5 in Timonium, Md.
Fasig-Tipon officials expect to see more stability based on other yearling sale results.
English group I winner Serious Attitude will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale in Kentucky.
The auction will be held Oct. 25-27 in Lexington, with each session beginning at 10 a.m.
The auction will be held Nov. 7 in Lexington, beginning at 4 p.m. (EST).
Retired trainer Hal Wiggins will serve as the honorary chairperson for Blue Grass Farms Charities' annual fundraiser at Fasig-Tipton Co. in Lexington on Oct. 22.
The auction, which will begin on a Tuesday instead of a Monday, will be held Oct. 5 and 6 in Timonium, Md.
Once we can find the glass, we'd like to see it as half full heading into Keeneland's September yearling sale. Read Blog
Blind Luck, whose nickname was Clover, survived a scare caused by a Great Pyrenees before going through the sale ring and becoming a famous racehorse. Read Blog
The auction will be held Aug. 30 at Lone Star Park.
Better Than Honour, the 2007 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, produced "an incredible" Street Cry filly earlier this year and she is back in foal to Street Cry and carrying another filly.
Fasig-Tipton planning to sell a group of mares in foal on Southern Hemisphere covers during the Kentucky November select mixed auction.
The latest edition of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction suffered downturns after a strong performance in 2009. Read what buyers and sellers had to say about the sale.
Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale posts 'similar' numbers as last year during two-day sale.
Gross, average, and median rise slightly; buy-back rate drops for New York-breds during first of two sessions Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
A little less uncertainty might make New York-bred yearlings more popular during the Fasig-Tipton preferred auction.
Eric Mitchell, Editorial Director of The Blood-Horse, recaps the final day of the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearlings Sale. Presented by The New York Breeding & Racing Program. Watch Video
The gross fell 38.3% during the select yearling auction, which had enjoyed upswings in 2009.
A big bay colt by A.P. Indy out of grade I winner Maryfield sold for $1.2 million and began the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Select with a bang.
Eric Mitchell, Editorial Director of The Blood-Horse, recaps the sobering first day of the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearlings Sale. Presented by The New York Breeding & Racing Program. Watch Video
"I think tonight reality has set back in," said consignor Mark Toothaker of Legacy Bloodstock after the average declined 13.8% from a year ago during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson, signs the sale ticket.
Co-breeder Helen K. Groves purchases the bay yearling, buying out her daughters.
Eric Mitchell previews the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearlings Sale and sits down with Fasig-Tipton President, Boyd Browning. Presented by The New York Breeding and Racing Program. Watch Video
- By Vic Zast
Charlie Zast was there to see Fasig-Tipton opens its new sales pavilion. Read Blog
Improvements included wood paneled walls, theater-style seating, and a warm color scheme.
Fasig-Tipton management is trying to keep the good times rolling at Saratoga.
Based on what buyers and consignors are saying, here is a list of horses that could bring expensive prices during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale.
Buyers and consignors identify the yearlings that could bring expensive prices during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale in New York.
The sale could turn in another strong performance after soaring in 2009, according to Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Buyers and consignors discuss their expectations for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
The Last Meow is scheduled to be offered during the select yearling sale's second session Aug. 3.
Fasig-Tipton officials have spiced up the latest edition of the Saratoga select yearling sale with more international flavor in the pedigrees of the horses that are cataloged.
For the first time, Fasig-Tipton is offering video clips of yearlings cataloged for this year's Saratoga select yearling sale on its website.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 363 horses for its Texas yearling sale, which is scheduled for Aug. 30, beginning at 10 a.m. (CDT), at Lone Star Park. The number is down only 1.9% from last year's total of 370
The bloodstock agent will serve as the company's representative in Central and South America.
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