Fasig-Tipton to Sponsor Sandown’s Solario Stakes

Fasig-Tipton and The Jockey Club have today confirmed that Fasig-Tipton will sponsor Sandown Park’s prestigious Solario Stakes. 

The Fasig-Tipton Night of the Stars Solario Stakes, a Group 3 event for two-year olds going seven furlongs, will be contested this coming Saturday. The race is named for Fasig-Tipton’s November Sale, the company’s world class breeding stock auction that is commonly referred to as the “Night of the Stars.” The sale is held each year immediately following the Breeders’ Cup at Fasig-Tipton’s Lexington, Kentucky facility.

Notable recent winners of the Fasig-Tipton Night of the Stars Solario Stakes (G3) include Too Darn Hot, Masar, Kingman, and Raven’s Pass. 

“We are pleased to form a partnership with Sandown Park and The Jockey Club to sponsor the Solario Stakes to promote our Night of the Stars November Sale,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “Our November Sale has a tremendous track record selling top quality race fillies and mares with elite European form and pedigree. Sponsoring the Solario Stakes provides us with an exciting vehicle by which to market the sale to European owners and consignors that may wish to offer their stock at auction.”

Andrew Cooper, Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course at Sandown Park, said:

“We are thrilled to be welcoming Fasig-Tipton as partners for this weekend’s Solario Stakes. It is a proven stepping stone for future stars and this year’s renewal is shaping up to be an extremely exciting one with a number of unbeaten and hugely promising colts engaged at the entry stage.”

In 2021, Fasig-Tipton’s one night November auction sold 26 fillies and mares for $1,000,000 or higher – including the eight highest price fillies and mares sold in North America that year. Among these top sellers was broodmare Magical World, offered in foal to Into Mischief, whose $5.2 million hammer price made her the most expensive Thoroughbred sold in the world in 2021. The auction also produced the world’s most expensive racing/broodmare prospect (Shedaresthedevil for $5,000,000) and broodmare prospect (Swiss Skydiver for $4,700,000) of 2021. The auction’s average price of $695,966 was the highest of any breeding stock sale in the world last year, as well.

This year’s Fasig-Tipton “Night of the Stars” November Sale will be held on Sunday, November 6. 

Prospective sellers may learn more by visiting november.fasigtipton.com.

About Fasig-Tipton:

Founded in 1898, Fasig-Tipton Co., Inc. is North America’s oldest Thoroughbred auction house. With its headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, the company conducts auctions annually in California, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, and New York. Fasig-Tipton has sold 20 Kentucky Derby winners, including Triple Crown winners Seattle Slew and American Pharoah.

For further information, please visit www.fasigtipton.com.

About Sandown Park Racecourse:

Sandown Park is one of the country’s leading dual purposes racecourses, with top-class Jump racing headlined by the Grade One Betfair Tingle Creek Chase in December and bet365 Jump Finale in April. 

The highlight of the Flat season is the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse in July, while the Esher racecourse also hosts a number of popular live music events and family racedays. 

It is owned by The Jockey Club, one of the largest sports businesses operating in the UK today (2019 turnover: £216.5 million), an organisation at the heart of so many aspects of Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport. The Jockey Club run 15 of the UK’s leading racecourses – large and local, where it is charged with looking after some of the nation’s biggest events, including the Randox Grand National at Aintree, The Festival at Cheltenham, The Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs and the QIPCO Guineas Festival in Newmarket. 

Thousands of racehorses a year are welcomed to training centres in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom. The Jockey Club runs The National Stud in Newmarket and its charity, Racing Welfare, makes help available to all of racing’s people. The Jockey Club is governed by Royal Charter to act for the long-term benefit of British Racing and its Patron is Her Majesty The Queen.

For more information please visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.