Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga Select Sale 4th best in history of sale
- August 13, 2021
- By SARA CAVANAGH
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.--Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga Selected Yearling Sales on Aug., 9, 10, ended with a blow-out sale on the closing night, making it the fourth best sale in Saratoga that Fasig-Tipton has ever had.
Pa-breds, particularly five consigned by Blackstone Farm of Pine Grove, Pa., did very well, and two other yearlings with close ties to black type Pa-breds also sold well.
President and CO Boyd Browning Jr. was euphoric following the Tuesday evening sale.
“We felt the magic of Saratoga tonight,” said Browning. “Whatever adjectives you want to use to describe, fantastic, vibrant, energetic, dramatic, we all felt it tonight. You’ve heard me say it before and I’ll say it again, it all begins with the quality of horses on the sales grounds. We were lucky to have an exceptional group of horses on the grounds this week. You could feel the buzz growing on the sales grounds. Just the way the horses fell, we had a few more breakout horses tonight. The four seven-figure breakout yearlings, including Hip. 73, the colt by Uncle Mo who brought $1.6 million Monday night, were joined by six that sold for $800,000 or more. Overall, 37 sold for $500,000 or
“All in all, it was near record sale in every statistical evaluation, said Browning. "To accomplish that coming off of the disruption of 2020, it’s remarkable. It takes the support of the buyers and it takes the support of the sellers. It starts with the sellers. There’s no chicken and egg in the horse sales business, it all starts with consignors giving you the opportunity to offer quality product. If you offer quality product the buyers will embrace what you’re trying to do. We were very fortunate to have a very, very strong catalog, with very good individuals we’ve worked hard to select and cultivate. I couldn’t be happier right now. It’s a special place. If it wasn’t the sale of the century it was awfully close to it."