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BREEDERS SALES OF LOUISIANA
YEARLING SALE FOLLOWED BY MIXED SESSION
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
In order to attract buyers between the Keeneland and Fasig Tipton Mid-Atlantic Yearling Sales, the LTBA Board of Directors has decided to move the date of the Breeders Sales of Louisiana 2023 Yearling Sale from Saturday, September 30th to Thursday, September 28th. A mixed session will follow the yearling sale. The decision to move the sale is based on the intent to attract more nationally prominent trainers and buyers who have traditionally skipped the Breeders Sale to go to Fasig Tipton. This will in turn help our consignors get the best prices for their stock.
Consignment forms for Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s 2023 Yearling Sale were mailed from the LTBA office last month. If you did not receive yours, you can call the office 504-947-4676, and we can mail you another or they may also be printed at home from the link below:
The Yearling Sale which will be followed by a Mixed Session under the banner of Breeders Sales of Louisiana, will be held on September 28th at the Equine Sales of Louisiana facility in Opelousas, La.
In the 2022 Sale, 138 yearlings were cataloged with 18 outs. 101 yearlings sold for a gross of $1,690,600 nearly doubling the 2021 gross of $898,000. The yearling average was $16,739 with a median of $10,000 another significant increase over 2021 average $13,027 and median $8,000.
Three weanlings sold for a gross of $20,000 and an average of $6,667. One horse of racing age sold for $7,000. Nine broodmares sold for a gross of $67,800 and an average of $7,530.
The gross for the overall sale was $1,785,400.
“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
The entry deadline is July 5th. Entries are limited to 228 due to the number of stalls at the Equine Sales Facility, so it is recommended that consignors enter early.