Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select

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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Bolt D’Oro Moved Up, McKinzie Disqualified After Dramatic San Felipe

A lengthy stewards’ inquiry and a jockey’s objection decided the finish of Saturday’s Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes. The race, offering 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby to the winner, certainly lived up to its billing as a contest between two of the country’s top 3-year-olds. The Bob Baffert-trained McKinzie, ridden by […]

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Phoenix Thoroughbreds Buying Bloodstock With Eye To Return On Investment

Phoenix Thoroughbreds may be new to the international bloodstock scene, but it has arrived in a blaze of big spending. Kerri Radcliffe, the group’s racing and bloodstock advisor, signed the ticket for six yearlings at Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga Sale earlier this week for purchases totaling $3,950,000. That included an Orb colt who was one of two […]

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Curlin Colt Brings $1 Million To Top Opening Night Of Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

The opening session of the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale launched with one seven-figure yearling and improved figures across the board in a Monday evening session. Total receipts of $24,425,000 were up 15 percent from last year’s first session, while the average price of $325,667 was also up 12 percent. The median price of $300,000 increased 25 […]

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Catalog For Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 209 selected yearlings, an increase of 27%, for its 95th Saratoga Sale.  The sale will be held Monday and Tuesday, August 10-11, in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Sessions will begin each evening at 7 p.m. “Coming off a vibrant sale in 2014, as well as another […]

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Willis Horton Picks Up $1.25 Million War Front Filly at Fasig Saratoga

The second and final session of the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale concluded strongly on Tuesday, although slightly different from its opener. Session two’s gross sales were down somewhat (7.3 percent, from $16,200,000 to $15,017,000) but its average ($300,340) and median ($237,500) were relatively steady, rising 7.5 percent and falling 5 percent respectively. Overall, […]

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Pair of Tapit Fillies Break Seven Figures on Day 1 of Saratoga Sale

Fasig-Tipton’s opening session of the Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale posted strong figures on Monday evening, with what president Boyd Browning called a “balanced” market. The session was up 16.6 precent in gross sales over last year’s opener, rising from $15,670,000 to $18,267,000. The average and medians were both down, from $313,400 to $285,422 and $272,500 […]

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Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale to be held August 6 and 7

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 189 selected yearlings for its 92nd Saratoga Sale, to be held in upstate New York on Monday and Tuesday evenings, August 6 and 7.  The 2012 numbers represent an increase of over 18% from the corresponding catalogue of last year. “The solid returns from 2011 have been rewarded by significantly increased numbers […]

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Graded stakes winner Rapport euthanized after suffering injury in Pan Zareta

Rapport, a graded stakes-winning 5-year-old daughter of Songandaprayer owned by Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable and trained by Ronny Werner, was euthanized after breaking down in Saturday’s Pan Zareta Stakes at Fair Grounds. Winner of the Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes at Saratoga in 2010 when trained by Bob Baffert, Rapport was racing in second under […]

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Fasig-Tipton Saratoga: Session Two

Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning called it “an understatement” to say he was pleased with the results of Monday’s first session at the Saratoga Yearling Sale.  Beating back concerns about the stock market and the economy, session one saw a 9.5% increase in gross receipts, while both median and average price climbed by at least 25%. […]

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