Fasig-Tipton Horses of Racing Age Sale Begins Today

(Fast-Tipton Sales Catalogue / Photo Courtesy of Fasig-Tipton)

From the Media Team at Fasig-Tipton:

Fasig-Tipton has added eight new entries to the July Selected Horses of Racing Age catalogue, which has now grown to 173 accepted entries.

These new entries are catalogued as hips 566-573.  They include G1 winner WAKE FOREST (hip 566), three-year-old stakes winning colt ALTERNATIVE ROUTE (hip 572), and stakes placed three-year-old fillies CAROLINE THE GREAT (hip 569) and STARVING ARTIST (hip 570).  Also new to the catalogue are two-year-olds WAR BRIDLE (hip 567), who set a new track record at Belterra Park breaking his maiden on June 29, and SPICE IT UP (hip 573), who won her debut by nearly nine lengths at Thistledown on June 26.

All entries may now be viewed in the sale’s enhanced online catalogue.  The enhanced catalogue features pedigrees, race videos, statistical links, Ragozin “sheet” numbers, real-time past performances, as well as an assessment of each horse by the Daily Racing Form’s national handicapper Mike Watchmaker.

Print catalogues will be available on-site at Fasig-Tipton by Friday, July 6.  The July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale will take place Monday, July 9 beginning at 4 pm.  It will be followed by The July Sale of Selected Yearlings the next day, beginning at 10 a.m.

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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