Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale Scheduled For October 5-6 at Timonium

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 553 yearlings for its 2020 Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 5-6.  The auction, which will be held immediately following the rescheduled Preakness Stakes, will be conducted at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

Hips 1-200 will be offered in the Monday session, which will begin at 1 pm.  The sale will begin with a large group of New York-breds, which are catalogued together as hips 1-154 this year.

Hips 201-553 will be offered in the Tuesday session, which will begin at 10 am.

Hip 150, a son of Jump Start, brought a top bid of $130,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling sale. Photo by The Racing Biz.

“This is a strong catalogue, with our entries up 27% over last year,” commented Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett.  “Consignors have a lot of confidence in the Midlantic marketplace and have supported the sale with increased sire power and quality.  We are also pleased to welcome major Kentucky and New York-based consignors to Midlantic this year.”

Bennett continued: “Conducting the sale on the Monday and Tuesday after the Preakness adds another exciting element to this year’s auction, as it provides those participating in Preakness weekend racing a nearby venue to shop for quality yearlings.  With 10 different state-bred programs represented in the catalogue, the sale provides great opportunities for both national and regional racing stables.”

The Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale ranks among the top of all major North American yearling sales in numerous performance categories, according to statistics recently released by The BloodHorse MarketWatch.  These include percentage of Grade 1 winners, Graded Stakes Winners, and two-year-old winners produced from horses sold.

The catalogue may now be viewed online, and will also be available via the equineline sales catalogue app.  Print catalogues will be available beginning September 8.

Phone bidding and online bidding services will also be available.

Covid-19 Protocols In Place For Yearling Sale  

In advance of the upcoming Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale in Timonium, Fasig-Tipton has announced the following COVID-19 protocols will be in place in accordance with Maryland regulations:

  • Screening measures, including temperature checks and health screening questions, will be in place to gain admittance to the sales grounds for all staff, participants and attendees;
  • Cloth face coverings are required in accordance with U.S. CDC recommendations;
  • Participants will not be allowed to congregate.  At least six feet of distance must be maintained between people;
  • Seating capacity in the sales pavilion will be reduced below 75% of capacity;
  • No food service will be available in the sales pavilion;
  • Valet parking will not be available;
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection procedures will be implemented with regular sanitation of high touch surfaces at least every two hours;
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is recommended for all attendees;

The health and safety of sale participants is of paramount importance.  These guidelines are intended as a supplement to assist with safe operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and are subject to change.

For further information:
Paget Bennett

The following Hip Numbers are Virginia-Bred Yearlings for Sale: 167, 310, 334, 340, 345, 350, 386, 400, 407, 465, 475, 480, 505, 535, 540, 548 and 555.