Fasig-Tipton Signs On As TAKE2 Supporter

The team at Fasig-Tipton is hard at work getting ready for their premier Saratoga Sale, which celebrates its 96th edition Aug. 8-9. But all of the focus is not on the superstars of tomorrow that will parade through the sales ring at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion next week. Fasig-Tipton also has underlined its advocacy for Thoroughbred aftercare with a generous donation to the TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Inc. “Fasig-Tipton is not only one of the leading sales companies in the world, but also is one of the most dedicated and philanthropic members of the Thoroughbred community,” NYTHA President Rick Violette Jr. said. “They have a history of commitment to our industry’s charitable causes, and we are grateful that TAKE2 has been added to the long list of organizations they support.” TAKE2, launched in 2012, is sponsored by co-founders New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) and New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. (NYTB). The program offers prize money and awards for Thoroughbred-only Hunter and Jumper classes at more than 300 horse shows nationwide, highlighting the success of Thoroughbreds as show horses and creating more opportunities for retiring racehorses in need of second careers.