The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association is hosting Oct. 1 a yearling sale followed by a mixed session under the banner of the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana.
“We have a very strong catalog of quality Louisiana-accredited yearlings in this year’s catalog,” said Breeders Sales of Louisiana director Tom Early. “Louisiana has one of the best breeders incentive programs in the United States. It rewards the breeders of these young horses and encourages quality breeding for race horses.
“I expect this year’s sale to continue the momentum that started with the sale last year and anticipate an increased interest from buyers,” he added. “The increase in purses is due to be evident by the time this year’s yearling crop reach racing age.”
The sale will be held at the Equine Sales Co. auction house at 372 Harry Guilbeau Road, Opelousas, La. All horses in the sale will be on the grounds by noon Sept. 30.
“Louisiana-breds have been very popular at the sales around the country. Now with the introduction of sports betting and the coming of Historical Horse Racing machines, we anticipate that purses for accredited Louisiana-breds will increase dramatically. We expect the value of, and demand for Louisiana Bred-yearlings to increase substantially as well,” says LTBA secretary/treasurer Roger Heitzmann III.
A Link to the sortable catalog can be found here
A pdf of the catalog can be downloaded here
A digital catalog can also be found on the Equineline Sales Catalog app
The sale will be livestreamed starting at 10:00 a.m. the day of the sale
More information is available at the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association website: www.louisianabred.com