Fasig-Tipton has confirmed that they will be sponsoring the Virginia Oaks at the Colonial Downs racetrack.
The US$150,000 Fasig-Tipton Virginia Oaks will be run Aug. 31, along with the Gr.3 US$250,000 Virginia Derby. These races are part of a 17-race stakes schedule totaling $1.8 million that will be conducted during the 15-day race meeting Aug. 8-Sept. 7.
As one of the world's most respected Thoroughbred auction companies, we are very proud and excited to partner with Fasig-Tipton for our 2019 Colonial Downs race meeting," said Jill Byrne, Colonial Downs vice president of racing operations. "The timing of Fasig's Saratoga sale with the opening of our meeting later that week, and their sponsorship of the Fasig-Tipton Virginia Oaks, begins a solid foundation to this new agreement.
Fasig-Tipton, which conducts three auctions annually in the Midlantic region, has a long history with the Virginia Thoroughbred industry, as well.