The Champions Weekend ends with Star Night in Fasig-Tipton on Sunday

LEXINGTON, KY — After two days of championship racing across the city, the action moves inside the sales ring to Newtown Paddocks for a sparkling renewal of the Fasig-Tipton November sale on Sunday. The November boutique sale, which produced its highest turnover a year ago when 149 horses sold for $103,699,000, will feature 320 cataloged lots this year.

“I said last year that I didn’t know what we could do for a recall and, although we still have to sell a lot of valuable horses and sell them well on November 6th, it’s a great catalog” , said Fasig-Boyd Browning, president of Tipton. “We really couldn’t be more excited about our November sale for 2022.”

With additional entries still being accepted in the week leading up to the sale, the auction presents one of its largest catalogs in recent memory and bidding begins at 1 p.m. with the first of 181 cataloged weanlings.

“He’s packed, packed, packed with quality horses,” Browning said of the catalog. “We have top quality fillies and mares coming off the racetrack. There are young mares in foal, there are proven producers at the highest level. This is the best group of foals we have ever had. The reception we have received so far has been overwhelmingly positive. I think people are excited about it.

The Fasig-Tipton November catalog received several important updates over the Championship weekend. Cairo Consort (Prince of Cairo) (hip 298) enters the sale after a third-place finish in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Friday, while Blue band (Arg) (Equal Bands {Arg}) (hip 316) heads to Fasig-Tipton after his spectacular runner-up effort at the GI Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Saturday. Impressive Flower (Flower Alley) (hip 261) will be offered to carry a full brother to Saturday’s GI Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile finalist, Cyberknife (gun runner), just like his half-brother weaned by Authentic (hip 125).

The Breeders’ Cup may be the biggest draw for fans, but buyers and agents have been working on the sale all weekend.

“Especially for our market, a lot of the top buyers are focused on buying these horses,” Browning said. “I’m not going to say there won’t be Breeders’ Cup attendance either, but there are a lot of people who will be focusing on horses and evaluating weanlings, fillies and mares and to do their homework. “

And, while a local Breeders’ Cup means less travel for most attendees, the event is a sales boon wherever it takes place each year.

“I think the Breeders’ Cup creates energy whether it’s in Lexington, Los Angeles, Del Mar or Churchill,” Browning said. “The Breeders’ Cup itself creates energy. It’s our championship event for our industry and it creates excitement wherever it takes place.

At the November 2021 sale, 26 horses sold for seven figures, with Whisper Hill Farm and Three Chimneys Farm buying the top selling $5.2 million, Magical World (Distorted Humor).