F-T July Sale assumes mid-week slot
THE Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Yearling Sale will assume the mid-week slot of Tuesday 13 to Wednesday 14 July this year as sale officials seek to avoid potential conflicts with race meetings.
"The new schedule accomplishes two things," said Boyd Browning, president of Fasig-Tipton. "The mid-week window avoids conflictswith major weekend racing throughout the world for our buyers, trainers and international visitors.
"It also removes, for California visitors, any clash with the opening of racing at Del Mar."
The first session of the two day auction will open with the "Freshman Sire Showcase". Yearlings by second-crop sires will now be sold in the main body of the sale.
"There is unquestionably a positive atmosphere when you offer yearlings by these exciting, young racehorses," said Browning. "The momentum this creates carries right through the sale."
The deadline for nominations to the sale is January 29.
Nomination forms are available from all Fasig-Tipton offices and through the company's website at fasigtipton.com