Wanamaker’s to host pre-Saratoga NY-Bred sale

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Sellers will offer New York-breds ready to compete at Saratoga during Wanamaker’s online horses of racing age sale July 13. NYRA Photo.

The New York Thoroughbred Breeders’ Inc. is partnering with the online Thoroughbred auction company Wanamaker’s to provide a New York-bred horses of racing age sale in advance of the 2022 Saratoga Race Course meeting.

Horses will sell Wednesday, July 13, the day before the 40-day Saratoga meet begins and the last opportunity for buyers to purchase a New York-bred at auction ahead of Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga Select and Preferred Yearling Sales in August. Entries for the sale will close July 5 and the catalogue will be released the following day.

“This is a remarkable opportunity to get immediately involved in the New York-bred program ahead of the lucrative Saratoga Race Course meet,” said NYTB Executive Director Najja Thompson.

“Partnering with Wanamaker’s and their innovative online auction format makes it easily accessible to participate in our program with breeder awards up to 30 percent, Open Owner Awards up to 20 percent and programs including the NYRA Maiden Allowance Auction Series and New York-Sired bonus program. Now is the perfect time to invest in New York-breds.”

The entry fee for the auction will be $300 and commissions will be 5 percent on sales and 0 percent on RNAs. To make an entry, click here.

The NYTB partnered with Wanamaker’s for its annual stallion season auction in January. The auction raised funds for the NYTB to continue fulfilling its mission to promote New York breeding and racing and protecting the welfare of industry stakeholders. A portion of the proceeds from seasons sold for Kentucky stallions was donated to the Foundation of Appalachian Kentucky to aid the relief and recovery efforts of those impacted by tornadoes in the region in late 2021.

Wanamaker’s was founded two years ago and offers buyers and sellers a consistent year-round marketplace with monthly online auctions.

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