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Saturday, June 06, 2020

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Northview to sell its Pennsylvania property

PEACH BOTTOM, Pa.--Management of Northview Stallion Station, one of the largest stallion operations on the East Coast, has made the decision to consolidate and focus on the Maryland division.

NothviewNothview PAThe Pennsylvania property in Peach Bottom, which houses four stallions, is being put up for sale.

Northview PA will continue to operate normally until the property is sold or, should it not sell by fall, until Nov. 30, at which time the resident stallions will be moved to the Maryland division.

In a letter to clients late last week, Northview General Manager David Wade and Vice-President Michael Golden said: “We have strived to offer Mid-Atlantic breeders some of the best stallions and service in the region. We thank you for your business, your trust, and especially for the relationships we have developed over the years.

“As happens with most businesses, however, circumstances often change and Northview has made the difficult decision to consolidate our operation and focus on the Maryland division.

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New drug restrictions at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland Sales

LEXINGTON, Ky.--Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland are instating new restrictions on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and bronchodilators, including Clenbuterol, for all horses sold at sales conducted by the two major Thoroughbred auction houses effective immediately, officials from Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland announced.

Fasig Tipton MidlanticThese latest reforms are in addition to restrictions put in place earlier this year for 2-year-old sales held at Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton, and follow action in 2009 to ban the use of anabolic steroids in sales horses and last year’s ban on the off-label use of bisphosphonates in horses younger than four years old.

Fasig-Tipton President Boyd T. Browning Jr. and Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said in a joint statement: “We remain united in our advocacy to serve the best interest of the horse. The use of medication is the most critical issue facing the Thoroughbred industry, and one that threatens the confidence of both the marketplace and the public. These reforms continue to promote transparency and integrity, and in doing so, strengthen the entire auction process.”

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Fasig-Tipton Consolidates Selected Yearling Sales Schedule, will conduct "2020 Selected Yearlings Showcase" in Kentucky Monday, April 27, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky.--Fasig-Tipton will consolidate its July, Saratoga, and New York Bred yearling sales into one selected yearling auction – the 2020 Selected Yearlings Showcase – to be held on Wednesday and Thursday, September 9-10, at its Lexington, Kentucky facility.

Fasig Tipton Midlantic scenic inspection FTMscenics5 19FTKPBZM8489 FTMMAY19 WEB Fasig TiptonThe company came to the decision after evaluating the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic for the last several weeks.

"We are excited to offer our buyers and sellers a selected yearling venue in Kentucky," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "We envision this catalogue will include yearlings that would traditionally fit our Saratoga Sale, as well as those that would fall in the upper echelons of our July and New York Bred yearling sales."

The July, Saratoga, and NY Bred Selected Yearling Sales will return to their traditional dates in 2021.

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Fasig-Tipton to allow online bidding at all future auctions

TIMONIUM, Md.--Fasig-Tipton announced that it will offer online bidding at all its future live auctions.

Midlantic LocationThe platform will be available for Fasig-Tipton's next scheduled auction, the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held June 29-30 in Timonium, Md.

"The addition of online bidding to our live auctions is a service we are pleased to offer," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "At no other time has this service been more crucial or needed. As we all work to conduct business in the current COVID-19 environment of adjusted social norms, online bidding ensures the best possible marketplace for our buyers and sellers in 2020. Looking beyond 2020, we envision this service being an integral component of all future auctions."

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Keeneland Yearling Sale to startsas scheduled Sept. 14

LEXINGTON, Ky.--Keeneland’s 2020 September Yearling Sale will begin as planned Monday, Sept. 14, in an article in the Thoroughbred Daily News.

Keeneland September scenic Sales Ring Photo WEB credit Keeneland“This auction is vital not only to Keeneland, but to the entire Thoroughbred industry and the Central Kentucky community at large,” Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said. “The Keeneland sales team is moving forward full steam with plans for the September Sale. Like every aspect of life right now, there are unknowns and we do not have all the answers yet. However, one thing is certain: We are committed to work in partnership with our consignors and buyers to provide the same world-class marketplace for which Keeneland is known.”

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Fasig-Tipton reschedules 2-year-old Maryland sale, OBS sales also rescheduled

The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds-in-Training Sale, originally scheduled in May, will now be held on Monday and Tuesday, June 29-30, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md.

Fasig Tipton Midlantic scenic inspection FTMscenics5 19FTKPBZM8489 FTMMAY19 WEB Fasig Tipton2019 Fasig Tipton Midlantic scenic inspection The sale’s under-tack show will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 24-26.

“The latest data on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with social-distancing recommendations and stay-at-home orders, has necessitated the change of dates,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “Fortunately, we had already planned on having an auction in Maryland in late June, so moving the May auction to these June dates made sense for all participants.”

These June sale dates will supersede the previous dates announced for a second Midlantic Two-Year-Old auction.

That auction will be replaced with this rescheduled auction.

Fasig-Tipton said they would consider holding an additional two-year-old auction at a later date, should there be sufficient demand and need.

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Breeders can stand up to Gov. Wolf at Shippensburg University

Racig generic 3Governor Wolf will be speaking at Shippensburg University on Monday, March 9.

If you are a breeder, a hay or feed salesman, a tack shop owner, a veterinarian, a farrier or anyone else that profits from the horse industry in the area, the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association encourages you to attend.

Media outlets will be at the event, and having people from the industry there to counter his misinformation is imperative.

Gov. Wolf is illegally trying to raid Horsemen's Funds which were put into a trust just so that that couldn't happen.

If Gov. Wolf succedes, it could kill horse racing in Pennsylvania, which would not only wipe our breeding farms throughout the state but would also hurt thousands who profit from sales to the horse industry.

It's a great way to let your voice be heard and your story told to the local news.

The Governor will be speaking at 10 a.m. on March 9 at Shippensburg University, Stewart Hall, 11871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg, Pa.

Breeding programs in Pennsylvania and Maryland are rewarding breeders with higher sales prices

TIMONIUM, Md--The Fasig-Tipton Midlanic Yearling Sale, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, concluded with an increase of 12 percent for the average price, which rose to $24,253 from $21,653 last year.

hip237 lydiawilliamsThe sales topper, hip 237 Eleven yearlings by 11 different sires sold for six figures or more, and the sale topper was Hip 237, a colt from the second crop of Freshman Sire Honor Code, which sold for $190,000.

 "It was a really good sale," said Marshall Silverman of New Freedom, Pa., who, as agent, was one of the largest consignors at the sale. "It was stronger the first day, but it drew a pretty good crowd."

One of the yearlings that he sold was a half-bother to stakes winner Call Paul, bred by Beezie Paterston and Vicky Schowe, that brought $55,000.

"He's a nice horse," said Silverman of the colt, hip number 22 by Bullsbay out of Avani Force. "He's a good mover."

"It's the same old market," said Silveman, referring to the fact that the horses with the best combination of pedigree and conformation brought the highest prices. "It's not that the other horses are bad horses. A lot of those lesser priced horses are still going to be good race horses."

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17 Pa-breds sell at Keeneland Yearling Sale that saw record $8..2 million for a filly

LEXINGTON, Ky.--The marathon Keeneland Yearling Sale Sept. 9-22 saw a record price of $8.2 million for an American Pharoah filly and an average price of $126,096,

Keeneland Hip 498Keeneland Hip 498, an American Pharoah filly out of Leslie's Lady, set a record price at $8.2 millionOf the 24 Pa-bred yearlings that went through the ring, 12 in the first 10 sessions sold for an average of $71,333.

The sale was divided into 13 sessions, arranged in six books, starting with the top yearlings in book one and dropping down with each successive book.

Seven Pa-breds did not reach their reserve, and the total average price for the 17 sold was $54,000.

The get of Union Rags sold well, with a bay filly by Union Rags who is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Point of Honor, by Curlin, getting the action started early on day two of Book 1, selling for an even $1 million to Godolphin.

Three other Union Rags yearlings sold for $750,000, $725,000 and $250,000.

A filly by Triple Crown winner and leading freshman sire American Pharoah and out of Broodmare of the Year Leslie's Lady sold for $8.2 million, surpassing the $4.4 million Shadwell paid for Moon's Whisper in 2000 as the highest price for a yearling filly at Keeneland.

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Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale broke the record for average and median prices

SARATOGA, N.Y.--The Fasig-Tipton Selected yearling Sale Aug. 5,6 set new records for average and median prices of $411,459 and $350,000 with a small group of just three Pa-breds excelling to sell for a beating-the-average price of $466.33.

Hip13 MedagliadOro GoodbyeStranger PMHip 13 by Medaglia d'Oro out of  Goodbye Stranger (Photo by Patricia McQueen)The Saratoga sale just keeps going up, with this year's average price rising 11.4 percent over last year's record average of $369,376.

Fasig-Tipton President and CEO Boyd Browning, Jr. summed it up. "Quality sells."

For the East coast representatives, a Pa-bred Medaglia d'Oro filly out of Goodbye Stranger, by Broad Brush, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, sold for $450,000 to Mike Ryan, Agent.

A second Pa-bred, a filly by Hard Spun out of Wembley, by Bernadini, consigned by South Point Sales Agency, was bought by Coffee Pot Stables for $360,000 and the third, a filly by Distorted Humor out of Amber Grace, by Elusive Quality, consigned by Warrendale Sales, Agent, sold for $180,000 to Quarter Pole Enterprises.

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Ricky and Wendy Hendriks buy three at Fasig-Tipton sale

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- Ricky and Wendy Hendriks of Unionville and Kennett Square, Pa. between them bought three horses at Fasig-Tipton's July Selected Horses of Racing Age on July 8.

Wendy Porter Ricky and McLane HendriksWendy Hendriks, left, with Ricky's son Porter, Ricky Hendriks and his son McLaneWendy bought  hip number 557, Supervillain, a 3-year-old by Super Saver out of an Empire Maker mare, bred by D.D. Matz, for $24,000.

Supervillain has started four times, finishing sixth twice and eighth twice, after starting slowly in his races.

"We've had great luck buying horses that broke slowly and then making them into jumpers," said Wendy Hendriks. "I saw Supervillain and loved the way he moved."

"He may run on the flat a couple of times, but the plan is to make him a jumper," said Hendriks.

Wendy and Ricky, in partnership with Ken Kachel, bought hip number 585, Trace, a 4-year-old mare by Ghostzapper out  of an Arch mare, for $57,000.

Trace has started 13 times with one win, one second, three thirds and four fourths, having run in allowance races since breaking her maiden in a maiden special weight race at Ellis Park last year in her fourth start.

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Patti Miller bought two Pa-breds at Fasig-Tipton 2 y.o Timonium sale

TIMONIUM, Md.--The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Timonium on May 20, 21, records were set, including a new sale record of $1.8 million.

Fasig Timonium 2019$1.8 million Into Mischief fillyTwelve Pa-breds sold for an average of $37,500, and Patti Miller for EQB bought the two highest priced Pa-breds.

"I bought a couple of very nice Pa-breds," said Miller.

Hip number 118, Our Dixie Blue, a bay filly by Wiegelia out of Dixiewood, by Dixie Union consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, was bought by Miller for $120,000.

"My client is partial to Dixie Unions," said Miller. "She is a very, very nice horse. Wiegelia is not the most fashionable sire, but I liked this one. The trainer in New York though she was a lovely filly."

Miller bought hip number 536, a bay filly by Shakleford out of Thicket, by Successful Appeal, consigned by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, agent, for $55,000.

"Successful Appeal was the first horse I bought when I first started as an agent," said Miller. "I've always though he was very underrated. This filly is a little flat in the knees. She's going to a partnership of guys, and she's going to be trained by Steve Klesaris at Parx."

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Pa-breds sell for over average at Fasig-Tipton Mixed sale

TIMONIUM, Md.--Two Pa-bred weanlings by Peace and Justice consigned by Northview Stallion Station, Agent topped the Fasig-Tiptpn Midlantic December Mixed & Horses of Racing Age on Dec. 4.

Fasig Tiptpn Midlantic LocationA colt from the first crop of Peace and Justice, out of Frolicking Gal, by Discreet Cat , hip number 141, was bought by LEB for $87,000

The dark bay or brown colt was bred in Pennsylvania by A1A Racing.

Hip number 145, another Peace amd Justice colt, out of High Step Arch, by Arch, was bought by Nick Salllusto, Agent, for $80,000.

That colt, the second-highest price of the day, was also bred in Pennsylvania by A1A Racing.

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Marshall Silverman, agent, sells top colt at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings

TIMONIUM. Md.--Marshall Silverman of New Freedom, Pa., as agent sold the highest priced colt at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale at Timonium on Oct. 1-2.

Fasi TiptonThe top colt, hip 427, sold late in the Tuesday session, was bought by Pleasant Valley Farm for $145,000 from the consignment of Silverman, agent for Bayne & Christina Welker.

The bay colt is by Shackleford, the sire of the 2018 G1 winner Promised Fulfilled, and is out of 100 percent winner producer Teruko, by Coronado’s Quest.

Teruko has produced seven winners from as many to race, including multiple stakes winner Safe Trip.

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American Pharoah get bring top price at Keeneland

 LEXINGTON, KY.--Two yearlings sired by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah brought over $1 million at the Sept. 10-23 Keeneland sale.

2.2 mil American P$ 2.2 million American Pharoah coltIt didn’t take long for the fireworks to start in earnest at the Keeneland September sale.

On Monday afternoon, Sept. 10, Hip 91, a son of Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, brought a final bid of $2.2 million from Godolphin, who beat Team Coolmore for the colt.

Bred by Hn R Nothhaft Horseracing and consigned by Woods Edge Farm, the chestnut is out of the Indian Charlie mare stakes-winning and graded-placed Kindle, who is a half-sister to Tonopah (Rock Hard Ten), a Group 3 winner in Australia.

This is the extended family of French champion juvenile filly Play It Safe (Ire).

The highly anticipated first crop of yearlings by 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah, who won the 2015 G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland to close his career, and the participation of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Godolphin highlighted Monday’s opening session of the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Godolphin paid $2.2 million for a colt by American Pharoah to top the session and record the highest price for a thoroughbred sold at public auction in North America to date this year.

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Fasig-Tpton Yearling Select Sale, with five selling for $1 million or more, sets a record for total sales

SARATOGA, N.Y.--The Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearling Sale, Aug. 6,7 in Saratoga had five yearlings, two by Triple Crown winner America Pharoah and three by Medaglia d'Oro, sell for $1 million or more, with Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stable of West Grove, Pa., buying one of them, a Medaglia d'Oro filly out of Varacity, by Distorted Humor for $1 million early in the sale Tuesday evening.

Jackson said they bought the filly  to eventually add to their broodmare band.

Hip15 Saratoga2018Hip15, a Pa-bred colt by Distorted Humor bought by EQB's Patti MillerFasig-Tipton set a record for sales,with total sales of $62,794,000 for 170 yearlings sold, beating the previous record of $62.412,000, set in  2001 for 162 yearlings sold.

The average price of $369.376 was 8.7 percent over last year's $339,712 but under the record  average price of $385,259, also set in 2001.

Seven Pa-breds went through the ring, with three sold for an average of $176,000 and four not reaching their reserves.

EQB's Patti Miller of West Grove, Pa., bought two, including a Pa-bred colt by Distorted Humor out of La Boheme, by Giant's Causeway for $120,000.

"I actually bought nine, but seven were for a new client who signed the tickets himself," said Miller. "It was a good sale, a very strong sale. It was a tribute to Bill Gates."

Graves, a long time Fasig-Tipton executive who was Midlantic sales director, died earlier this year, but he had been instrumental in putting together the catalog of top yearlings that sold in Saratoga,

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