Freshman Sire Showcase Returns to The July Sale
Fasig-Tipton will reintroduce the “Freshman Sire Showcase” as part of the company’s 2021 July Selected Yearlings Sale, which will be held on July 13 and 14 at the company’s headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.
Fasig-Tipton will devote a section of the catalogue exclusively to yearlings by stallions with their first crop of yearlings in 2021. Last held in 2010, the new sire showcase was a highly successful element of the July Sale for many years.
“We believe that 2021 is the ideal time to bring back the Freshman Sire Showcase,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “The market has cycled back to a point where progeny of first-crop sires are in high demand once again, and this year’s class of Freshman sires is an exciting group from top to bottom.
“For many years, sellers had great success showcasing individuals by first-crop yearling sires in July when we offered a new sire showcase,” continued Browning. “This concept enables sellers to separate and showcase quality individuals by Freshman sires at the first yearling sale of the year, and also provides opportunities for stud farms to market and promote their young stallions.”
The July Selected Yearlings Sale will once again be preceded by the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale on July 12. First held in 2013, the popular H.O.R.A. sale has benefitted the yearling sale, attracting a higher number of end-users and trainers to the sales grounds.
Nominations are now open for Fasig-Tipton’s three summer selected yearling sales: the July Sale, the 100th Saratoga Sale, and the New York-bred Yearlings Sale. Prospective sellers can nominate and learn more at selectedyearlings.fasigtipton.com.
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