Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 302 yearlings selected for the July sale, which will be held July 12 at the company’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington. The sale will start at 10 a.m. ET
“We look forward to starting the yearling sales season with another strong July slate of precocious and athletic yearlings,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning Jr. – and then transitioning into the most proven segment from the catalog. We have a very strong representation of the top overall sires this year. “
According to statistics recently released by BloodHorse Marketwatch, July is the highest selling month for North American yearlings by percentage of betting winners, winners and winners of 2-year-olds. It is ranked second in percentage of ranked bet winners and revenue of $150,000 or more, just behind Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga sale in those categories. The sale is ranked third in percentage of Grade 1 winners.
The cover of this year’s catalog features recent graduates from the July Sale and 2020 Select Yearling Showcase, Fasig-Tipton’s only select yearling sale in Kentucky that year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. . Featured on the cover are Grade 1 winners Calypso , Cyberknife , Grace Adler and Jack Christopher . The back cover features 15 other ranked bet winners, including Bell is the only one , forbidden kingdom , lonely rock , smile of happiness , Special reserve and Tiz the bomb .
“July is the sale to find athletes and the stats back that up,” Browning noted. “Plus, one only has to look at the cover of this year’s catalog to see the strength of the graduates from Fasig-Tipton’s yearling selection process.”
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Last year, the July sale was crowned by a in mischief filly donated by Burleson Farms, sold for $800,000 to Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and LNJ Foxwoods. Out of Cashing Tickets, she is the half-sister of Legs galore who had a timely page update after finishing second in the Wilshire Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.
Nominations are also open for the Fasig-Tipton July Select All Ages Horse Sale, which will be held the day before the July sale. Traditionally, the sale only offered horses of racing age, but this year it has been expanded to include breeding stock. Fasig-Tipton will accept nominations up to the time of sale; however, to make the initial catalog release, entries must be finalized by June 17.
The July sale catalog can now be viewed online and will also be available via the Equineline catalog app. Printed catalogs will be available by June 17.