The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s Breeders Sales of Louisiana held its 2023 Yearling Sale followed by Mixed Session, Thursday, September 28th at the Equine Sales Facility in Opelousas.
173 yearlings were cataloged with 13 outs. 120 yearlings sold for a gross of $1,306,100, and an average of $10,884 and a median of $6,000. 40 RNAs.
2 weanlings sold for a gross of $6,700 and an average of $2,350.
1 horse of racing age sold for $1,000.
23 broodmares sold for a gross of $67,300 and an average of $2,926.
The gross for the overall sale was $1,381,100.
Hip number 131, a gray colt by G2 Kelso H. winner Anchor Down out of the unraced Half Ours mare, Solo Buena was purchased by Noble Oaks Farm for $90,000 topping the sale. The unnamed colt is a full brother to stakes placed winner Swot Analysis, and a half brother to multiple stakes winner Free Drop Maddy.
The top three yearlings in the sale were all sold by Clear Creek Stud LLC, Agent.
The second highest price of the day went to Hip number 74, a bay filly by Astrology out of multiple stakes winning Old Forester mare, Kitty’s Got Class. The filly purchased by Set-Hut LLC for $65,000, is a full sister to Big Time, a champion 2-year-old Louisiana Bred filly, and a half sister to Classy John, a champion 2-year-old Louisiana Bred colt. Hip number 103, a chestnut filly from the first crop of Vekoma out of stakes placed Tale of the Cat mare, Our Jenny B sold for $60,000 to Grassroots Training and Sales.
Complete results can be found on the LTBA Website at https://www.louisianabred.com/default.aspx?pid=279