Yearly Archives: 2019

Midlantic Sale Poised For Middle-Market Success

The following appeared on Bloodhorse.com and was written by Ron Mitchell.

If there is a juvenile sale well positioned for a strong middle market, it’s the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale May 20-21 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds near Timonium, Md. 

Due to its central location near Baltimore, the Midlantic sale is convenient to a broader buyer base than is typically found at markets in Florida, Kentucky, or California. That, according to those involved in the process, and… Continue reading

Virginia-Bred Or Virginia-Certified Hips 301-600 In Fasig-Tipton Two-Year-Old Timonium Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale for two-year-olds in training is Monday May 20th and Tuesday May 21st at Timonium, Maryland. Hips 1-300 are available Monday and Hips 301-600 are available on Tuesday. Listed below are Virginia-Bred and Virginia-Certified horses for sale Tuesday.

Hip 340- Va-bred filly by Midshipman out of Officer Pepper, went in 10.1 Consigned by Cary Frommer Bred by Daybreak Stables

Hip # 402- Va-Certified filly by Giant’s Causeway out of Quick Call, went in 10.3. Consignor: Eddie Woods.… Continue reading

Virginia-Bred Or Virginia-Certified Hips 1-300 In Fasig-Tipton Two-Year-Old Timonium Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale for two-year-olds in training is Monday May 20th and Tuesday May 21st at Timonium, Maryland. Hips 1-300 are available Monday and Hips 301-600 are available on Tuesday. Listed below are Virginia-Bred and Virginia-Certified horses for sale Monday.

Hip 20- VA-bred filly by Fast Anna out of Amy’s Gold, went in 11.2 Consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds Bred by Chance Farm

Hip #28- VA-Certified filly by Shakin It Up out of Appealing Jewel, went in 10.4 Consignor:… Continue reading

Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale May 20-21 At Timonium

Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training catalogue now online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 600 entries for its Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 20-21, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. 

“We will have a barn area full of two-year-olds once again next month in Timonium,” said Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett.  “Successful results in the sales ring and on the racetrack continue to improve the profile of this sale each year.  Our consignors have… Continue reading

Doug Daniels’ Shelly Island Kicks Off Preakness Card At Pimlico With A Win

Congratulations to Virginia horse owner Douglas Daniels, whose three-year-old gelding Shelly Island kicked off Preakness day festivities at Pimlico with a big win the first race!

Shelly Island (inside) defeats Cyclobomb (outside) in the first race at Pimlico on Preakness Day. Photo by Jim McCue.

The son of Caleb’s Posse was best in a $37,000 maiden claiming event that featured 13 horses. Shelly Island was in eighth at the 3/8ths mark, moved to fifth at the top of the stretch,… Continue reading

Catholic Boy Back To Turf For Seasonal Debut In Grade 2 Dixie

The following appeared in The Paulick Report on May 16th. Trainer Jonathan Thomas, a Virginia native and son of Virginia Equine Alliance Track Superintendent John Dale Thomas, will send his star horse Catholic Boy out in Saturday’s Grade 2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico. The race is part of a stellar undercard on Preakness Day.

It has taken more than six months but Catholic Boy, a Grade 1 winner on both dirt and turf, will make his seasonal debut as he… Continue reading

Derby Day Provides Glimpse of Exciting Future For Horse Racing In Virginia

With two Colonial Downs – Rosie’s Gaming Emporium sites up and running in New Kent and Vinton and two more planned to open this year in Richmond (June) and Hampton (fall), the Virginia horse racing industry continues its rebirth in grand fashion. 

The recent Kentucky Derby Day festivities at Rosie’s New Kent and the four VA-Horseplay OTBs only reinforced the direction where the industry is headed. The New Kent facility, which held an official grand opening celebration on May… Continue reading

100 Years Ago: Virginia’s Audley Farm Preserves Memory Of First Triple Crown Winner Sir Barton

The following appeared in The Paulick Report May 14th.

It was a hundred years ago that Sir Barton became the first horse to sweep what would become to be known as the Triple Crown.

A small colt, Sir Barton won the Kentucky Derby (G1) in his first start as a 3-year-old, and then the Preakness Stakes (G1), Withers and Belmont Stakes (G1). After being named Horse of the Year in 1919 and racing through November of 1920 – and getting… Continue reading

Time to Get Your Virginia-Bred, Sired and Certified Yearlings Ready

SAVE THE DATE | June 23, 2019

THE $22,500 VIRGINIA YEARLING FUTURITY

Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia – 9 a.m. CLASSES:$7,500 Virginia-Bred or Sired Yearling Colts$7,500 Virginia-Bred or Sired Yearling Fillies$7,500 Virginia-Certified Yearling Fillies and ColtsGrand Champion Yearling Class The Futurity Judge and additional details will follow shortly. Entry forms will be mailed the last week in May.

VTA Member and former VRC chairman Robin Williams’ “The Key to the Quarter Pole” Now Available

VTA member and former VRC chairman Robin Williams celebrated her award-winning novel, "The Key to the Quarter Pole" in April with a crowd of more than 125 horsemen and friends at the Deep Run Hunt Club. Continue reading