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Only Embers at Fasig

The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training, with its fancy pedigrees, is the best gauge of the health of the top of juvenile market. For the second year in a row, there was no significant skirmish between John Ferguson and Demi O'Byrne, nor was another buyer, such as the flamboyant Fusao Sekiguchi,who was willing to take them on in a big battle. In addition, former challengers like Satish Sanan and Jess Jackson, seemed to have backed off a little bit and are content to shop at a slightly lower level. As a result, the very top of the market didn't really catch fire.... Read More

Galpin's Death

The death of Richard Galpin came as a shock. He attended the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training and was in good spirits even though his face was banged up. Laughing, he explained that he had fallen in a parking lot the night before. Then, just days later, he was gone.... Read More

Spicy Speightstown

Based on the results of the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training, Speightstown is winning the popularity contest among first-crop sires. He was the top-ranked first-crop stallion and the second-ranked sire for the auction overall because of the average price of $751,250 for his four offspring that were sold.... Read More

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