Because of the current travel restrictions put in place by the state of New York to combat the spread of COVID-19, Fasig-Tipton will not conduct The Saratoga Fall Sale as originally scheduled on Oct. 20 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Instead, for this year, Fasig-Tipton will combine the auction with its Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age sale, which now will be held over two days on Dec. 7 and 8.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York Travel Advisory requires any individuals that travel to New York — from any of the states currently listed — to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in the state. There are currently 35 states/territories listed under this travel advisory, including horse-racing states Kentucky, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, California and Texas.
“The current travel advisory requirements make it virtually impossible for many buyers from out of state to attend an auction in Saratoga,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “We do not know what the duration or scope of the New York Travel Advisory will be in October. Combining our Saratoga Fall and Midlantic December sales into a two-day auction in Maryland is the prudent and logical course of action at this point in time.”
The Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age sale will be conducted on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 7-8, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md. Entries for the main catalogue will close on Sept. 18. The entry deadline for the Horses of Racing Age Supplement is Nov. 13. Entry forms are available at fasigtipton.com.