Fasig-Tipton Texas has catalogued 131 head for the Wednesday, April 3, 2-Year-olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale, to be held at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. The sale begins at 12 noon with the 2-year-olds in training, which will be followed by horses of racing age. The under-tack show for the sale is at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 1.
Enthusiasm is high for the reopening of Lone Star Park this year under the management of new owner Global Gaming. Consignors and buyers are ready to start off the spring/summer race season with the area’s preeminent sale.
“This sale continues to offer buyers top pedigrees and excellent performers in the Southwest region,” stated Tim Boyce, director of sales. “With many more stakes-winning graduates in 2012, the back cover of the catalogue, where we feature win pictures of our grads, has become very crowded!”
The Texas sale continues its history of blue chip sires with Candy Ride, Curlin, English Channel, Hard Spun, Harlan’s Holiday, Henrythenavigator, Holy Bull, Into Mischief, Kitten’s Joy, Pioneer of The Nile, Pure Prize, Spring at Last and Yes Its True. Strong Southwest based sires are also represented by Half Ours, Private Vow, Salute the Sarge, Too Much Bling and Valid Expectations.
Consignors have reacted favorably to the flexibility of the new format, allowing entries to be included much closer to the day of sale. An addendum to the catalogue, in addition to the main catalogue, will be available online and in print at the sale.
“The Horses of Racing Age section has attracted a lot of interest and should be an excellent venue, especially right before this exciting race meet,” added Boyce. “The two different categories of horses being offered complement each other and is intended to bring more owners and trainers to the auction.”
The catalogue may now be viewed online and will also be available via the Equineline Sales Catalogue App. The print version of the catalogue will be available from all Fasig-Tipton offices and local racing secretaries after February 25th.