TORONTO, July 13 – Woodbine Racetrack will be the presenting sponsor of Fasig-Tipton’s inaugural Turf Showcase Sale to be held on September 10 in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine Racetrack, is the first North American yearling sale exclusively for horses with "turf appeal." Woodbine recently announced the construction of a second turf course to compliment its heralded E.P. Taylor Turf Course.
"Woodbine Entertainment is proud to partner with a forward thinking organization like Fasig-Tipton, a name synonymous with the most esteemed in Thoroughbred racing," said Jonathan Zammit, Woodbine’s Vice-President of Thoroughbred Racing. "Both organizations recognize the growing popularity of turf racing in North America and Fasig-Tipton’s innovative turf pedigree sale concept fits well with Woodbine’s exciting investment in our grass racing program as we add a second turf course in 2019 to go along with our world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course."
Woodbine’s lucrative turf racing program includes five internationally renowned Grade 1 races.
"We are thrilled to partner with such a first-class racing operation in Woodbine, which offers one of the finest turf racing programs in the sport and attracts strong international participation," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "This is a perfect partnership, as our new Turf Showcase sale is also designed to be international in nature, and is representative of the ever-increasing prevalence of turf racing and breeding in North America."
The Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine Racetrack, will be held on Sunday, September 10 at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky. Catalogues will be available in early August.
About Woodbine Entertainment Group (www.woodbine.com)
With roots dating back to 1881, Woodbine Entertainment Group is the largest horse racing operator in Canada, showcasing world-renowned horse racing at Woodbine Racetrack (Toronto), home of North America’s oldest stake race, the iconic Queen’s Plate, and Mohawk Racetrack (Milton), host of the storied Pepsi North America Cup. WEG is the single operator of Teletheatres and Account Wagering, available through www.HPIbet.com, in Ontario.
About Fasig-Tipton (www.fasigtipton.com)
Formed in 1898, Fasig-Tipton is North America’s oldest Thoroughbred Auction House. With headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, the company conducts 13 sales annually in Lexington; Saratoga Springs, New York; Hallandale Beach, Florida; and Timonium, Maryland.