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Sunday, September 19, 2021


Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga Select Sale 4th best in history of sale

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.

Fassig Tipton 2.6 million saleFasig-Tiptpn's $2.6 million sales topperPresident 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."

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Fasig-Tipton Two-Year-Olds in Training sale sets records

TIMONIUM, Md.--Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic two-year-olds in training sale, May 17-18, saw record breaking sales, including over 30 percent of the youngsters selling for $100,000 or more.

Fasig tiptonHip211"It was a great sale," said Marshall Silverman of New Freedom, Pa.,, who,, as agent, sold six. "Fasig-Tipton did a great job. There was plenty of money there. It was a super, super sale. There was a low RNA.

RNA means reserve not achieved, which means the horse didn't sell.

Silverman said the sale bodes well for future sales.

"A lot of people did pretty well," said Silverman. "That means they'll have to reinvest that money or Uncle Sam will take it. I look forward to the yearling sale this fall to be a good sale. I have about 50 going to that sale."

The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling sale is scheduled for Oct. 4-5.

Silverman said he was overall pleased with the way his sales went.

"I thought a couple could have brought a little more, but in general they all brought about what they were worth," said Silverman, who sold a colt by Unified for $150,00 with the rest of his sales averaging in the $50,000 area.

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Pa. and Md. have increase in mares bred

The Jockey Club Report of Mares Bred showed that of the top 10 states and provinces ranked by number of mares bred, Pennsylvania and Maryland were two of only four states with an increase in 2020.

Pennsylvania is up 7 percent, and Maryland is up 3.3 percent while most of the rest of the country is down.

In addition, Pennsylvania is up 32.1 percent in number of stallions standing in the state and is one of only two states where the number of stallions standing has increased.


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Larry Karp, who foals at Sylmar Farm in Christiana, wins Pa. and National Small Breeder of the Year

CHRISTIANA, Pa.--Larry Karp, who keeps all his mares at Betsy Houghton's Sylmar Farm in Christiana and foals them there, won the Thoroughbred Owner and Breeders Association’s State Breeder of the Year for Pennsylvania, and also the National Small Breeder of the Year.

Sylmar FarmSylmar Farm“I wasn’t surprised about getting it for Pennsylvania, because my mare Mirth and her foal took all the awards here,” said Karp, 77 of Plano, Texas. “I got five awards from the state this year. But to get it nationally really blew me away.”

Betsy's son Bernie trains all Karp's racehorses.

"I've been training for Larry for about eight years," said Houghton. "Carl McEntee, who used to run Northview Stallion Station, is a good friend of mine. Larry's previous trainer retired, and he told Carl he was looking for a new trainer. Carl introduced me to him, and we've been together since."

"The first mare he sent me was Bound," said Houghton.

Bound won eight times, including three stakes, as second four times and third three times from 23 starts with earnings  of $419,174.

It was Karp's purchase of the mare Di's Delight for $55,000 in 2011 that eventually led to his collecting all the Breeder's awards.

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Monomoy Girl sale sets sales record and is to return to racing

LEXINGTON, Ky.--Spendthrift Farm had a huge weekend as the farm bought both Monomoy Girl for $9.5 million and Bast for $4.2 million among the four seven-figure mares it purchased, as well as announcing that Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Authentic has retired to stand at stud at Spendthrift.

Monomoy GirlMonomoy Girl (Poto by Fasig-Tipton)The weekend also proved a boon to racing fans as both Monomoy Girl and Got Stormy, bought at the Fasig-Tipton Sale, and Tiz the Law, the Belmont and Travers Stakes winner, will return to racing in 2021.

Tiz the Law finished sixth in the Breeder's Cup Classic after being trapped inside on the rail until the stretch and is trained by former steeplechase jockey Barclay Tagg.

The Fasig-Tipton sale on Nov. 8 at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington featured a selection of leading racing and/or broodmare prospects, broodmares and weanlings.

The sale posted its second highest gross of all time, led by five fillies and mares sold for $4,000,000 or more, and set a world record for a racing/broodmare prospect sold at public auction.

Two-time G1 Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Monomoy Girl topped the sale when sold for $9,500,000 to Spendthrift Farm from the consignment of ELiTE, agent.

The price set a world record for racing/broodmare prospect sold at public auction and tied for the third highest price ever realized at The November Sale, set in 2017 by Songbird.

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Pa-bred tops Fasig-Tipton Oct. mid-Atlantic sale

TIMONIUM, Md.--A Pa-bred colt by Gun Runner topped Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale held Oct. 5 and 6 in Timonium, while a number of other Pa-breds also sold well.

Fasig Tipton Gun Runner coltGun Runner colt, hip 371, selling at the Fasig-Tipton Yearling sale at TimoniumThe Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale concluded  with figures on par with the 2019 renewal, with eight of the top 10 prices paid for yearlings bred in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York.

Hip 371, a colt from the first crop of G1 World Cup winner Gun Runner, sold for $270,000 during Tuesday's session to top the sale.

The chestnut colt was purchased by Lambe Bloodstock from the consignment of Becky Davis, agent.

Hip 371 is out of Stormy Tak, a daughter of multiple G1 winner and millionaire Lady Tak, making her a half-sister to Melody Lady, dam of this year's G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt winner Volatile, and the colt was bred in Pennsylvania by Jon A Marshall.

The chestnut colt is a half-brother to three winners.

Lady Tak earned $1,160,782 while winning the Test and Ballerina, both Grade 1 sprints at Saratoga, and five other stakes.

The colt is one of three foals bred in Pennsylvania by Marshall out of Stormy Tak, the first her current 2-year-old filly by Point of Entry named Tak E Lady who is unplaced in two starts, and a colt by Cross Traffic foaled this past May.

The Gun Runner yearling went to the sale as Delaware certified, Virginia certified, Breeders’ Cup nominated and a registered Pennsylvania-bred.

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Caberneigh won the Hunter Breeding Overall Grand Championship

LEXINGTON, Ky.--Kelsey Calabro’s 3-year-old filly Caberneigh (Cabardino N x Special Consideration), the Overall Reserve Grand Champion in 2019, topped the 2020 competition to be crowned Hunter Breeding Overall Grand Champion.

CaberneighCaberneigh, 2020 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding Overall Grand Champion (Photo by SAS Photography)Caberneigh was bred by Linda Mancini and handled by Emily Anne Belin-McDonnell, and was placed first by judges Tony Sgarlata and Mike Rosser in the Three-Year-Old Filly class at the East Coast event on Aug. 22 at the Virginia Young Horse Festival.

She stayed at the front of their minds through the West Coast competition, judged again by Sgarlata along with Sue Lightner, at Blenheim Equisports' International Jumping Festival on Sept. 18 to earn the coveted overall title after the conclusion of both events.

FIF Bondalu (Bliss MF x Footloose), a 2017 Oldenburg stallion bred, owned, and handled by Rachel Benson was shown in the Three-Year-Old Colt/Gelding class and named this year's Overall Reserve Grand Champion.

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Welbourne Farms PA is taking over operations at Northview PA

PEACH BOTTOM, Pa.--Northview PA, one of the largest stallion operations on the East Coast, and Wellbourne Farms PA, have jointly announced the transition of the renowned Pennsylvania breeding operation in Lancaster County.

Norhtview PNorhtview PAWellbourne Farms of Pennsylvania, LLC will carry on the unparalleled stallion and broodmare services the Mid-Atlantic Region has become accustomed to at the Pennsylvania facility.

Wellbourne plans to provide high level breeding, broodmare care, and turnouts.

“We are thrilled that the farm will remain a breeding operation,” said Northview Stallion Station general manager David Wade. “We’ve assured Wellbourne Farms that we will support them and do whatever we can to help them during and beyond the transition.”

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Strong Returns, Seven-Figure Sale Topper for Fifth Consecutive Year at Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training

TIMONIUM, Md.--The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale conducted another strong session on Tuesday to close the 2020 edition of the sale.

asig Tiptpn MidlanticFor the fifth consecutive year, a seven-figure juvenile topped the Timonium sale.

The sale-topper came during Monday's session, when Hip 118, a colt by record-breaking champion freshman sire Uncle Mo, sold for $1,100,000 to Donato Lanni, agent for Michael Lund Petersen.

The dark bay or brown colt was consigned by Pike Racing, agent.

Hip 118 worked an eighth in 10.0 during last week's under tack show.

The Virginia-bred two-year-old is a half-brother to G2 winner Azar out of a winning Mineshaft half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Woodlander.

A colt by Candy Ride (ARG) topped the sale's Tuesday session when sold for $875,000 to Gary Young, agent.

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Pennsylania Horse Breeders Association announced 2020 Awards structure

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa--The Covid-19 pandemic has caused much hardship in the breeding and racing world.

Racig generic 3Racing at Presque IsleIt’s effect on our families has been physically and mentally demanding, and in some cases, devastating.

We hope that the worst is behind us.

We’d like to thank our breeders who donated money to help others feed and care for their horses during this time of need.

With the reopening of Pennsylvania racing, it is imperative that our breeders begin to earn as much as possible to make up for the unexpected shutdown.

Let us first start by saying that Breeder Awards will be paid at the same rate as before the closure, which includes the additional 25 percent for maiden races first through third.

That’s 50 percent for PA-Sired PA-Breds and 25 percent for non-PA-Sired PA-Breds.

Breeder Awards in all other races will continue to be paid at 40 percent and 20 percent respectively.

Secondly, Owner Bonuses will remain the same as before the closure.

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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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  1. Breeders can stand up to Gov. Wolf at Shippensburg University
  2. Breeding programs in Pennsylvania and Maryland are rewarding breeders with higher sales prices
  3. 17 Pa-breds sell at Keeneland Yearling Sale that saw record $8..2 million for a filly
  4. Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale broke the record for average and median prices
  5. Ricky and Wendy Hendriks buy three at Fasig-Tipton sale
  6. Patti Miller bought two Pa-breds at Fasig-Tipton 2 y.o Timonium sale
  7. Pa-breds sell for over average at Fasig-Tipton Mixed sale
  8. Marshall Silverman, agent, sells top colt at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings
  9. American Pharoah get bring top price at Keeneland
  10. Fasig-Tpton Yearling Select Sale, with five selling for $1 million or more, sets a record for total sales
  11. Blackstone's colt by Street Sense sold for $350,000 at the Fasig-Tipton July sale that posted gains
  12. Union Rags colt sells for $925,000 at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-0ld in training sale
  13. OBS Sale & Fasig-Tipton Sale continue trend that is hard on the middle market
  14. Pin Oak Lane adds graded stakes winner Royal Artillary to its stallion roster
  15. Songbird sells for $9.5 million, Md.-bred For Royalty sells for $2.1 million
  16. Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale average up, two sell for $150,000
  17. Union Rags' get average $149,000 at Keeneland Yearling Sale, 20% over average sale price
  18. Pa-breds and Union Rags bring top dollar at hugely successful Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yealing Sale
  19. No Dozing adds to Union Rags' string of stakes winners
  20. Union Rags filly sells for $200,000 at OBS 2 Year Olds in Training Sale
  21. Curlin colt at record $1.5 million tops Fasig-Tipton sale, Colt by Super Saver was the top Pa-bred
  22. Union Rags’ colt brings $1 million at OBS April sale, Eight Pa-breds average $124,500
  23. D.D. Matz’ full brother to Tequilita sells at OBS for $685,000
  24. Lord Shanakill, sire of a European Group 1 winner, stands at Pin Oak Lane

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