Fasig-Tipton Catalogues 169 Horses for Santa Anita 2YO Sale on June 5

From the Fasig-Tipton Media Team:

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 169 entries for its inaugural Santa Anita Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale to be held on Wednesday, June 5 in Arcadia, California.  The sale, which will be conducted in Santa Anita Park’s historic walking ring, will begin at 1 pm PDT.

The undertack show will take place on Monday, June 3, and begin at 10 am PDT.

“Fasig-Tipton is excited to be returning to California, and we have been pleased with the support for our inaugural two-year-old sale at Santa Anita,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.

The catalogue features large groups of California-breds and Kentucky-breds.

“There is a good mix of quality and sire power – both nationally, and from California – being offered by prominent consignors from coast-to coast,” added Fasig-Tipton California Representative Mike Machowsky.  “The auction’s June sale date also gives buyers the convenience of sending their purchases straight to the racetrack from the sale to be readied for summer debuts.”

The catalogue may now be viewed online and will also be available via the equineline sales catalogue app.   Print catalogues will be available beginning May 7.

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds

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