Irene Michaels and Bob Baffert in Saratoga Springs, August 9, 2016
PHOTO COURTESY OF IRENE MICHAELS
Robert "Bob" Baffert is known in horse racing cir...
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Unlike the better known August yearling sales, this sale offers a broad spectrum of horses: 110 weanlings, 103 in-foal mares and 59 horses of racing age and/or broodmare prospects.
The Saratoga yearling sales are auctions of keenly curated bloodstock representing the best bloodlines (pedigrees) and physicals (conformation and athleticism).
The Saratoga Sale of select thoroughbred yearlings is upon us again. One hundred and sixty yearlings are cataloged to sell at the Fasig-Tipton pavilion in Saratoga Springs, the evenings of August 8 and 9.
Make no mistake, NY thoroughbreds can and do run and win in the company of Olympian pedigrees. Funny Cide, Say Florida Sandy, Gander, and Fleet Indian are the earners of in excess of $1 million.
The upper echelons of international Thoroughbred horse racing convened this week at the annual summer rite of the Saratoga Select Sale. The average price was $275,551.
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