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Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction underway; largest fundraiser for organization

The 30th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction presented by LNJ Foxwoods is currently underway. The auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization. Bidding on nearly 200 stallion seasons from 15 states began Wednesday on Starquine.com and will continue through Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. EST. Seasons available in the online auction include Gun Runner (with a 2021 breed...

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announces National Owner of the Year finalists

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that Juddmonte Farm, Hronis Racing, Klaravich Stable, Rockingham Ranch and Peter M. Brant have been selected as finalists for the TOBA National Owner of the Year. The TOBA National Owner of the Year will be announced live at the TOBA National Awards Dinner presented by Red Brand, which will be held on Saturday, September 7 at Fasig-Tipton...

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to host annual Awards Dinner on September 7

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that the 34th annual TOBA National Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 7,  at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington. The National Awards Dinner honors owners and breeders from 21 states and Canada. Also recognized are the National Owner of the Year and National Owner Finalists, National Breeder of the Year, Small Breeder of the Year,...

2nd Annual Brews, Boots & Beats to benefit KVC KY’s service to child welfare, behavioral healthcare

KVC Kentucky will host the 2nd Annual BREWS, BOOTS & BEATS presented by Sleep Outfitters and Tempur Sealy, at Fasig-
Tipton on May 17 to raise funds to support KVC Kentucky’s mission and further their work. Located in the heart of the Bluegrass, this elegant venue highlights Kentucky’s stunning farmland, prized Thoroughbred horses and beautiful equine architecture. KVC Kentucky, headquartered...

TCA’s 28th annual Stallion Season Auction ends Friday; Celebration set for January 7

The 28th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction & Celebration, presented by LNJ Foxwoods is currently underway. The auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization. Bidding on the majority of the more than 200 stallion seasons will end on Friday, January 5 at 3 p.m. Bidding on six select seasons and all non-season items will conclude at the auction Celebration...

LNJ Foxwoods named title sponsor of Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction Jan. 3-7

Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that LNJ Foxwoods has signed on as the title sponsor of the upcoming 28th Annual Stallion Season Auction to be held Wednesday, January 3 – Sunday, January 7, 2018. “We are incredibly grateful for LNJ Foxwoods’ generosity,” said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. “As the top sponsor of our largest annual fundraiser for the third consecutive...

Sheep Pond Partners’ mare Lady Eli named Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month

Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli overcame prematurely busting through the starting gate, a discombobulation perhaps leading to a bobbled start, but rallied to out-game front-running Quidura for a head victory in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Diana Stakes. That July 22 performance in the $500,000 race catapulted Lady Eli to honors as the Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month for July on the all-things grass-racing...

Medaglia d’Oro filly brings record-tying $1 million to top Fasig-Tipton July Yealring

A filly by exceptional sire Medaglia d’Oro lit up the board late in the session during The July Sale on Tuesday, hammering down for a record-tying $1,000,000 (video). Offered as Hip 290 by Bluewater Sales, the sale-topping filly was purchased by Lawrence Best’s OXO Equine. The filly is the first foal out of Hung the Moon, a young stakes-winning mare by Malibu Moon. The price equals a record...

Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton and Ocala Breeders’ Sales amend anabolic steroid policy for auctions

Officials from Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc. and Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company (OBS) jointly announced Tuesday that they have amended the anabolic androgenic steroid policy to delete the “45-day” rule regarding the use of steroids in weanlings, yearlings and 2-year-olds at any time prior to sale. The revised Conditions of Sale become effective July 1, 2016. Under the previous...

Nearly 200 offerings have been catalogued for famed November Sale at Fasig-Tipton

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 189 selected offerings for The November Sale, its premier mixed sale to be held in Lexington on Sunday, Nov. 1. The single-session sale will begin at 4 p.m.   “Our November Sale has a worldwide reputation for offering premium quality, and once again our consignors have supported us with the very best,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “It is a deep,...

Lex What Wear: A day at the races – Saratoga style – proved to be both fashionable and fun

By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Thanks to #AmericasBestRacing, I had an amazing Labor Day weekend at Saratoga Race Course in New York- and was able to check another thing of my Living in NYC bucket list. Along with a handful of New York City fashion bloggers, I took to the track in true blogger style (i.e., dress, heels, cocktails and a camera).   We started our adventure bright and...

Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton leaders say U.S companies leading on anabolic steroids issue

The recent announcement by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) of its enhanced, zero-tolerance policy toward the use of anabolic steroids has generated a response from the Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. about the integrity of Thoroughbreds sold by major American sales companies.   “U.S. sales companies have been at the forefront of this issue,” said Bill Thomason,...

Fasig-Tipton extends Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale to two days, entries up 30 percent

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 522 entries for its Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, which will be held Feb. 9-10 at its Lexington headquarters.   As a result of the high volume of entries, the sale will now be held over two sessions on Sunday and Monday, instead of the initially scheduled single Monday session. The Sunday session, which will offer hips 1 – 176, will begin at 3 p.m. The Monday session,...

Liane Crossley: Camaraderie, affordability make Thoroughbred partnerships popular

Thoroughbred racing is dubbed “the Sport of Kings” for good reason. Initial price tags and subsequent upkeep costs are luxuries once available only to the ultra wealthy. But many working class folks enjoy the experience by buying into partnerships for nominal fees.   The starting point is often selecting a racing prospect at public auction such as the annual July yearling sale at Fasig-Tipton...