Louisiana-breds Shine at Texas 2YO Sale

Accredited Louisiana breds sold exceptionally well at the Texas Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale which was held Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Lone Star Park at Grand  Prairie. 

A Louisiana-bred filly from the first crop of Spendthrift Farm’s stallion Free Drop Billy consigned by Carl Deville as Hip 134 topped the sale at $200,000. The filly attracted attention after she breezed a quick 10.2 over the Lone Star Park dirt Monday afternoon. Out of the Half Ours mare Solo Buena, she’s a half-sister to stakes-placed Swot Analysis, who was second in the Louisiana Futurity at two. The filly previously sold as a yearling in the 2021 Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Yearling Sale for $10,500. 

A total of 30 accredited Louisiana breds sold for $1,137,500 with an average of $37,917, above the sale average of $34,667. The median price for Louisiana breds sold through the ring was $30,000 also above the sale median of $28,000.

Other Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Yearling Sale graduates showed significant bumps over their yearling sale prices. Hip 133, a filly by Star Guitar out of the Hard Spun mare, Well Spun also consigned by Carl Deville, sold for $30,000 an increase of $21,500 over her yearling sale price of $8,500. And Hip 100, a colt by Guilt Trip out of the stakes winning Milwaukee Brew mare Hometown Gossip, sold for $24,000 out of the Benchmark Training Center Consignment, up $20,500 from his yearling sale price of $3,500. 

Following the sale, Roger Heitzmann, Secretary/Treasurer of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association said “Louisiana breds offer pinhookers a terrific return on their investment. With purses on the rise in Louisiana, I expect the demand for accredited Louisiana breds to rise as well.”

Louisiana Breeding Program attracting Quality Mares

Dam of New Track Record setting Hollis brings class to Louisiana breds

On Friday, December 10th six-year-old gelding Hollis (Street Sense-Miss Inclined, by Pulpit) set a new track record at Oaklawn Park sprinting 5 ½ furlongs in 1:02.17, defeating favorite Nashville in the process. 

His dam, Miss Inclined, is indicative of the type of mares that Louisiana is attracting into its state bred program. The multiple stakes placed Pulpit mare is the dam of five winners from five starters out of seven foals, including stakes winner and new track record setter, Hollis as well as G1 placed Lady Lily. 

Miss Inclined now has two Accredited Louisiana bred fillies, a yearling by Liam’s Map and a weanling by Clearly Now. She is bred back to McKinzie.

The influx of monies coming into Louisiana thanks to legislation allowing sports betting and historical racing are expected to make the Louisiana Breeding Program even more attractive. More information about the Accredited Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeding Program can be found on the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association website at www.Louisianabred.com or by calling 504-947-4676