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West Point Thoroughbreds Attending Major 2014 2YO Sales

Stakes winner Toasting breezing prior to the 2012 OBS March 2-Year-Old in Training Sale

February 01, 2014 · By Erin Birkenhauer · Share

The West Point Thoroughbreds buying team led by Terry Finley heads to California next week for the first 2-year-old in training sale of the year. The team puts in many hours of hard work watching pre-sale workouts, inspecting horses in the flesh, and using technology to acqure the best possible athletes. We hope you'll follow along over the next several weeks as we add the stars of tomorrow to our stable.


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What goes into purchasing a Thoroughbred at an auction?

  • Pedigree

  • Pre-sale workout

  • Conformation/Athleticism

  • Demeanor and attitude both on the racetrack and back at the barn

  • Veterinary examination (x-rays and endoscopic analysis of the throat)

  • Stride length and efficiency analysis in slow motion

  • Heart analysis



2014 Sales Calendar


Barretts Select

Monday, March 3

Pomona, California

Under Tack Show: February 28


OBS March Select

Monday, March 10 & Tuesday, March 11

Ocala, Florida

Under Tack Show: March 6 & 7



Fasig-Tipton “The Florida Sale”

Monday, March 24

Williston, Florida

Under Tack Show: March 1




Monday, April 7

Lexington, Kentucky

Under Tack Show: April 3


OBS April

Ocala, Florida

Monday, April 21-Thursday, April 24

Under Tack Show: April 15-18