Fasig-Tipton Ready to Host Saratoga Sale on Aug. 5-6

From the Fasig-Tipton Media Team:

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 223 selected yearlings for the 99th Saratoga Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 5 and 6, in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Sessions will begin each evening at 6:30 pm in the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion.

“We have an outstanding group of yearlings to present to buyers once again this August,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “Sire power, depth of pedigree, and quality conformation will all be on display once again at Saratoga.”

The BloodHorse MarketWatch once again designates Saratoga as the top ranked North American yearling sale by percentage of Grade 1 winners and graded stakes winners produced from horses sold.

This year’s catalogue cover features Saratoga’s most recent collection of Grade 1 winners in RUSHING FALL, SIPPICAN HARBOR, and STORMY LIBERAL.

A Grade 1 winner at two and three, e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ RUSHING FALL has continued her brilliant career this year at four with victories in the Coolmore Jenny Wiley S. (G1), and Longines Just a Game S. (G1).

Lee Pokoik’s SIPPICAN HARBOR captured Saratoga’s most prestigious race for two-year-old fillies last year, the Spinaway S. (G1), in dominant fashion.

Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen LLC’s STORMY LIBERAL successfully defended his 2017 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) crown with another impressive victory in that race last year at Churchill Downs.

“The Saratoga Sale is statistically proven as North America’s leading source of Grade 1 winners and graded stakes winners,” continued Browning.  “Special horses are sold at Saratoga.”

The catalogue may now be viewed online, and will also be available via the equineline sales catalogue app.  Print catalogues are now available from all Fasig-Tipton offices.

For further information:
Evan Ferraro
(859)255-1555

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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