The sale will go ahead as scheduled, but offer live online bidding and expanded phone bidding.
The dates are set, Lexington Selected’s sale managers are currently on the road inspecting yearlings and all systems are go for the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, to be held Tuesday, Oct. 6 through Saturday, Oct. 10 at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton sales grounds in Lexington, KY.
“With all the uncertainty out there, we just want to be sure that horsemen and women know we’re on track and everything is set for the sale,” said co-manager Randy Manges. “We want to be sure people understand this will be an ‘in-person’ sale at Fasig-Tipton, even though live online bidding and expanded phone bidding will be offered.”
Manges said all the usual COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place at Fasig-Tipton, and that every effort will be made to make buyers feel safe and comfortable coming to the sales facility and inspecting the yearlings firsthand.
His co-manager David Reid agreed.
“We look forward to seeing our customers here inspecting yearlings, meeting friends, and getting caught up in the excitement each night,” Reid said.
“But for those unable to attend, the option is still there for live online bidding or phone bidding. It will be extremely important, though, that they take the time themselves, or through their trainer or agent, to inspect yearlings at the farms beforehand.
“Both Randy and I have been out and about looking at horses, and we’ve dined in several downtown Lexington restaurants this week. Preventive measures are in place everywhere and people are adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines. It appears things here are moving forward.”
— Lexington Selected Yearling Sale company