Paulick Report Staff

Newcomers Turn $13,000 Weanling Into $105,000 Pinhook At F-T New York-Bred Sale

Ask a lifelong participant in the horse racing industry what got them into the game, and the answer will likely involve an initial success that hooked them for good – perhaps a winning bet or a favorite horse turning in a big effort. For a sextet of Central Florida-based thirtysomethings, that first taste of an […]

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Records Eclipsed Again At Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale

The Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale continued its meteoric rise in returns during its 2018 renewal, posting all-time highs in gross, average, and median, as well as moving the most expensive offering in the auction’s history and the most expensive filly. However, the marketplace was not entirely airtight. Many consignors found the middle and lower […]

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American Pharoah Filly Tops First Session At Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale

A big day for New York-breds on the racetrack turned into a big night for them on Saturday at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale, after the opening session closed with gains in gross and average sale price, and a near-record-priced filly from the first crop of American Pharoah. Hours before the first horse hit […]

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Fasig-Tipton And Madison Square Garden Grew Up Together

When running down the list of important sports and entertainment events hosted by the venerable Madison Square Garden, the Thoroughbred industry is not a genre that immediately comes to mind. However, the historic venue and Fasig-Tipton played crucial roles in one another’s early development. Both entities have undergone figurative and literal ground-up overhauls since January […]

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Medaglia d’Oro, American Pharoah Yearlings Spearhead Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

The biggest Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale catalog in recent memory produced the highest gross in the elite auction’s history and tied the record median sale price, powered by a fervor in the marketplace for offerings by Medaglia d’Oro and American Pharoah. The two-day auction moved 170 horses for record revenues of $62,794,000. That figure surpassed […]

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G1 Winner Noble’s Promise Euthanized Due To Kidney Failure

Noble’s Promise, a Grade 1 winner and young sire, was euthanized Monday due to complications from kidney failure. He was 11. The son of Cuvee resided at Breakway Farm in Dillsboro, Ind., where he’d stood since retiring to stud for the 2013 breeding season. “We just found out on Friday and they made the decision […]

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American Pharoah, Good Luck Charms Dominate Opening Night Of Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

The first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale on Monday was a banner night for both American Pharoah offspring and lucky garments. Moments after Hip 26, a filly from the first crop of the Triple Crown winner, sold for $1.2 million, Brian Graves of consignor Gainesway was asked his secret for finding and […]

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Brogden, Broodmare Life Happened, Cross Paths Again At Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

The success of prominent broodmare Life Happened has been indelibly linked to the ascension of Carrie Brogden, co-owner of Machmer Hall Farm and consignor Select Sales. That’s what makes it somewhat jarring to see the mare’s War Front filly being offered at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale under a different shedrow. The War Front […]

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Top Of The Market Ready To Shine At Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

Interest in upper-level offerings continues to grow in the Thoroughbred auction market, and nowhere is that more evident than in the size of the catalog for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale. This year’s edition features 253 entries, which is the most on this side of the millennium. Sellers will be looking for more of […]

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Rankin, Upson Downs Farm, Back At Fasig-Tipton Saratoga After 16 Years

Alex Rankin waited over a decade and a half for the right horse to bring him back to the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale. Fortunately, his son came through with a filly worth booking the ticket. Rankin’s son, Hunter, is president of Maryland-based Sagamore Racing. When the operation of Under Armour founder Kevin Plank had […]

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