Unfiltered: Behind the scenes at “The Sale” Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale

August 10, 2022

The Saratoga Fasig-Tipton Sale is where dreams are born, made, bought, lost and realized. It is not only one of the most fascinating horse sales in the world, it is an auction that can compete with any in any venue for excitement, anticipation and sheer electricity in atmosphere.

On this episode of Unfiltered on Past The Wire TV we will not only take you behind the scenes at this world class event, we will get into the nuts and bolts of what goes on. We’ll talk stallions, mares, consignors, agents and of course buyers. Deals, are they made before the horse goes into the ring, if so what kind of deals.

Selection, what does Michael Wilson and the team at Forza Bloodstock look for? What HIP numbers do they like and why, and which do they intend to avoid and why? Were the sale toppers thus far all that they are expected to be? Where are the hidden gems? Do you overpay at this sale and why? More importantly is it worth it?

This is a deep dive look at this incredible sale at which Fasig-Tipton does and has done for years a marvelous job. This is where it starts, this is where it happens.

Jonathan Stettin talks to Michael about all these facets of the sale and also shares his thoughts and ideas on buying and stallions. We all know Into Mischief and Curlin are hot, but who are the sires that may be under the radar and when is the time to go after their offspring?

It is a longer episode but it is packed with diamonds and takeaways and great footage you’ll see only on Unfiltered on Past The Wire TV! Nobody Does It Better! Give us a like, subscribe, let us know what you think.

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