Thursday, October 18, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 18, 2012) — The Breeders’ Cup and Fasig-Tipton, one of the world’s leading Thoroughbred auction companies, today announced that Fasig-Tipton will be a presenting partner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

As a part of the agreement, Fasig-Tipton will sponsor the Breakfast Marquee at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., home of the 29th Breeders’ Cup, Nov. 2-3, where horsemen and racing VIPs from around will gather each morning in the days preceding the event to enjoy a private breakfast and view the workouts of the horses competing in the 15 Breeders’ Cup races.

As an added benefit, Breeders’ Cup and Fasig-Tipton have secured a “Auction Air” B737 special charter flight for owners and breeders to depart for Lexington immediately after the Breeders’ Cup concludes on Saturday evening, November 3 and be flown to Lexington for the Fasig-Tipton November sale, which begins on Monday, November 5.

“We are excited with our new agreement with Fasig-Tipton for this year’s Championships, which combines a first-class level of hospitality for our participants and an outstanding offer to facilitate our owners and breeders who want to get to the November sale following Breeders’ Cup Saturday, said Craig Fravel,” Breeders’ Cup President and CEO.

“We are pleased to join with the Breeders’ Cup to provide customers a great opportunity to attend the 2012 Breeders’ Cup in person at Santa Anita and to quickly and easily fly to Kentucky for the star studded 2012 November Sale at Fasig-Tipton,” said Boyd Browning, President of Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc. “In addition, the Breakfast Marquee has proven to be an excellent addition to the Breeders’ Cup experience and Fasig-Tipton is proud to be a partner.”

Those interested in purchasing a seat on the Auction Air charter flight to from Los Angeles to Lexington should contact Wyndee Eastham ( or calling 859-422-2631.

About Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2012 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 15 races and purses totaling more than $25 million will be held Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by NBC. The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic will be shown live and in primetime on NBC from 8-9 p.m. ET. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Fasig-Tipton

Founded in 1898, Fasig-Tipton is North America's oldest Thoroughbred auction company. It operates sales in Kentucky, New York, Florida, Maryland, and Texas. A commitment to horsemanship and customer service has made Fasig-Tipton an industry leader for more than a century.